September 19th, 2014

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amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaigA city man made death threats to a jail guard in the hours following his sentencing for the manslaughter of Amy Lewis, a Medicine Hat court heard.“I know where you live … and when I get out of here, things are going to happen,” said Jerrison Stopanski ... Read More »





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  • Stopanski gets more time for uttering threats

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaigA city man made death threats to a jail guard in the hours following his sentencing for the manslaughter of Amy Lewis, a Medicine Hat court heard.“I know where you live … and when I get out of here, things are going to happen,” said Jerrison Stopanski ... Read More »

    48 mins ago
  • Hospital taking in way too many patients who should be receiving their care elsewhere: AMA

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSladePatients waiting in hospital because there is no suitable level of care in the community has reached new heights at 27 per cent, with ramifications throughout the hospital, and it is costing taxpayers an exorbitant sum, says the Alberta Medical Association.“At the end of July Medicine Hat Regional ... Read More »

    51 mins ago
  • Leadership candidates say now is the time for NDP

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com@MHNprevellAs PC power falters, Alberta’s NDP leadership hopefuls told local supporters now is the time to show Albertans a progressive alternative.“It’s a very exciting and opportune time for us in Alberta. We know the PC dynasty in Alberta is in decline,” said David Eggen, who alongside fellow NDP ... Read More »

    53 mins ago

Local Sports

  • Cubs down to third-string goalie

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com@MHNRooneyWith their top goalie filling in as an emergency backup with the Medicine Hat Tigers and another suspended for the first three games of the Heritage Junior B Hockey League season, the Medicine Hat Cubs aren’t in a great position for tonight’s home opener.A healthy number of returnees ... Read More »

    23 mins ago
  • Fans earn big party for home opener

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCrackenThe Medicine Hat Tigers kick off the season at home in style tomorrow night with the Travelodge Fan Faceoff Celebration.The fun starts outside The Arena at 5 p.m., where the first 500 fans will receive a free burger and pop while taking part in a variety of activities, ... Read More »

    24 mins ago
  • Rivals night at Methanex Bowl

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCrackenRivals clash at the Methanex Bowl tonight at 7:30 p.m., as the McCoy Colts look to jump into the win column, while the Hat High Mohawks seek to extended their undefeated record to three games.“We’ve had a great tradition for years and years. There have been times where ... Read More »

    26 mins ago

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  • Dirks’ track record, not his Christian faith, most important

    There has clearly been a double standard this week about the appointment of Gordon Dirks as minister of education for Alberta. Opening paragraphs in provincial newspapers labeled him an evangelical Christian as though that was the most important fact about Premier Jim Prentice’s choice, rather than his academic ... Read More »

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  • Travelling is good for the body and soul

    At least a couple of times a day, the average person will find themselves thinking of a warm beach with palm trees and soaking up the sun. They can visualize themselves hiking in the forest, inhaling the mountain air in the morning. They can think of spending the ... Read More »

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Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Sept. 18

    Ticked Off Chocolate covered almonds suck. Why do schools make students and parents sell them in the beginning of every school year? Ticked Off We the public should be kept up-to-date on what is happening with the smart meters. Are they hoping that we forget about them? Ticked ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Sept. 16

    Ticked Off By the writer to TO/TP who thinks the seniors should do some fundraising for the new seniors’ centre. Maybe the writer could tell us what fundraising was done for the Event Centre, the FLC, the FLC expansion, the Esplanade, etc. etc., and then I would be ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Sept. 11

    Ticked Off That a TV station has hours of head-banging teenybopper music when the teenyboppers are all asleep. What happened to Saturday morning cartoons? Ticked Off With the newspaper article Ticked/Tickled and the Truth. Whose truth? What makes this guy qualified to correct somebody else’s opinion? Ticked Off ... Read More »

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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2010 file photo, base jumpers jump off the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville, W.V. during Bridge Day. This yearÕs Bridge Day is scheduled for Oct. 18 when hundreds of parachutists will take part. More than 100,000 tourists typically turn out. Watching the event is one of a number of free things to do around West Virginia. (AP Photo/The Register-Herald, Rick Barbero, File)
Miss New York Kira Kazantsev, left, gasps after she was named Miss America 2015 as she holds hands with Miss Virginia Courtney Paige Garrett during the Miss America 2015 pageant, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Artists rest after having their bodies painted in the likeness of tigers to perform the annual 'Pulikali' or Tiger Dance in Thrissur, in the southern Indian state of Kerala, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Pulikali is a colorful recreational folk art revolving around the theme of tiger hunting, performed to entertain people during Onam, an annual harvest festival. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.)
A bear takes a dip with a favorite toy at Zoo Sauvage in Saint-Felicien, Quebec. The zoo, notable for the wide open spaces turned over to its animals, is a favorite stop for cyclists circling Lac-Saint-Jean on Veloroute des Bleuets, the Blueberry Trail, and a year-round attraction for many in the region. (AP Photo/Cal Woodward)
The Ark of The Covenant on the roof of the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Saturday, August 30, 2014. The seat of political power in Manitoba is the last place one might expect to find the bust of Medusa, recurring odes to "666" and the number 13, alongside Egyptian sphinxes etched with hieroglyphics. But a closer look at the province's legislature reveals a whole host of hidden clues left behind by an architect who thought his magnum opus in Winnipeg would be a jewel rooted in the beliefs of Freemasonry in the heart of one of the most powerful cities in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
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The 360-foot, 16-sail Star Clipper looks regal sailing the Aegean Sea just off the coast of the Greek island of Patmos. (Photo by Steve MacNaull)
Aaron Paul, and from left, Vince Galligan, Anne Gunn and Bryan Cranston pose with their awards for outstanding drama series for their work on "Breaking Bad" at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

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