January 30th, 2015

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cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrownIf you live in Crescent Heights and feel the ground shaking over the next couple of weeks, don’t be alarmed. It’s just the Crescent Heights High School drama department and the King of Rock and Roll colliding.Director Jennifer Davies says she and the students are pulling out ... Read More »





Local News

  • Most popular local stories Jan. 23-29

    Crime, crime and more crime. People sure like reading about it. The top four items on our website this week all involved crime, topped by a blog post (admittedly not a story) on comments regarding the police stand-off in Ranchlands last weekend. The stand-off story also made the ... Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Contrary to national report, local school fees have not increased five-fold

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevellLocal school divisions say their school fees haven’t tripled in a five-year period—despite what recent data released by Statistics Canada might suggest.“SD 76 has not increased the basic school fees over the last 10 years,” said the division’s assistant secretary treasurer Leanne Dulle in an email to ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Local designer’s image helping families of fallen RCMP

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvreA mug with an image paying tribute to the RCMP by a local designer is helping out the families of RCMP officers killed and injured in the line of duty.Natalie Long, owner of Sew Long Creations and a creative supervisor at the Medicine Hat News, first designed ... Read More »

    13 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Bulldogs run, jump at indoor meet in Edmonton

    Medicine Hat News The longer the race, the better Quinn Halldorson did this past weekend at a major indoor track meet in Edmonton. Halldorson, a member of the Medicine Hat-based Bulldogs club, finished second in the 3,000 metre race at the Golden Bear Open, adding fifth-place finishes in ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Depleted Tigers head south for U.S. swing

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers are in action south of the border this weekend. It will be the first and only meetings of the season between the Tigers and Tri-City Americans, Friday at 8:05 p.m., and the Spokane Chiefs, Saturday at 8:05 p.m. Medicine Hat head coach ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Volleyball club programs start up this Sunday

    Medicine Hat News Club volleyball season is coming fast, and this weekend practices and tryouts will begin for a handful of teams. The South East Alberta Volleyball Club will run programs for kids 14 years old and younger, beginning with devlopmental teams plus a competitive girls tournament side. ... Read More »

    13 hours ago

Local Entertainment

  • CHHS meets the King of Rock and Roll

    cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrownIf you live in Crescent Heights and feel the ground shaking over the next couple of weeks, don’t be alarmed. It’s just the Crescent Heights High School drama department and the King of Rock and Roll colliding.Director Jennifer Davies says she and the students are pulling out ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Library Chat: Rediscover the library as it celebrates 100 years

    Have you stopped in to celebrate Medicine Hat’s public library centennial by rediscovering all the great things your public library has to offer? In the next 10 days alone we have 18 different events for patrons of all ages and interests. If you have time on your hands ... Read More »

    13 hours ago

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Opinions

  • Hidden cameras may be best chance at safety

    The revelation of abuse at a seniors’ residence in Alberta has raised the question of whether placing a hidden camera in the private bedroom of your loved one is a gross invasion of privacy or the only way to protect them. This week the daughter of a senior ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Anything is possible, just ask the PC party

    Alberta politics, once thought of as stagnant, has proven to be much more fluid over the six months. But whether is it any more dynamic or less predictable remains to be seen. The 44th year of Progressive Conservative rule in Alberta has turned into a blur of happenings, ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Parents need to stop taking the fun out of kids’ sports

    Treat everyone you see with respect, or how you would like to be treated. Do not raise your voice, be a gracious winner or loser, and always respect the referee. If you were a child who took part in sports at any time of life, these were lessons ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Freedom of expression should be tempered by tastefulness

    What a furor was seen recently over the principle freedom of expression. It’s advocates, reacting against the recent violence in France and threats from North Korea, seem to take this principle to mean the freedom to say or portray anything about anyone, any time, anywhere, without hindrance. But ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • City should set power, gas prices for year

    I am disappointed our city council can’t set a price for our natural gas an power once a year. It seems they like to use the averages of other utility companies. Why can’t the city set the rate of power and natural gas at the cost of production ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Bullies must be accountable, victims need help, protection

    What is the matter with our citizens when it comes to the brutality of bullying within our community? I am well aware that bullies are indiscriminate of age, sexes and location however, this letter is in regards to our school-age youth. Most of our schools have some type ... Read More »

    13 hours ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled pink Jan.29

    Ticked Off The city officials want the OK from the neighbours to keep a few hens. Only one alderman has the brains to see the light. Ticked Off TransAlta is suspending the construction of a power plant due to uncertainty and yet Medicine Hat seems to be once ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Jan. 27

    Ticked Off That the people who deliver our flyers keep quitting their jobs so on a regular basis we don’t get our flyers. We call the News only to be told they can’t fill the positions. C’mon kids, it’s a great way to make some extra money, get ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Jan. 22

    Ticked Off National oil companies are cutting back and laying off staff. When will Medicine Hat’s oil company face reality and do the same? Tickled Pink That negative people don’t come to the seniors’ centre. It would put a damper on our talks about trips, laughs and the ... Read More »

    1 week ago

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Will Annicchiarico is bundled up as he plays in the snow following a snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Concord, N.H. A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding parts of coastal New Jersey northward through Maine with high winds and heavy snow. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
The casket of slain RCMP Const. David Wynn is carried into funeral in St. Albert Alta.., on Monday,  January 26, 2015. Wynn died four days after he and Auxiliary Const. Derek Bond were shot by Shawn Rehn in St. Albert on January 17. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Chanel Miss Canada, Chanel Beckenlehner, poses for the judges wearing a hockey-themed costume during the national costume show at the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE Medicine Hat Tigers forward Mark Rassell shows off his sniping skills during the showtime shootout portion of the Tigers Skills Competition Monday night at The Arena.
Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott celebrates after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Oregon Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. Ohio State won 42-20. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
People gather in solidarity of the victims of a terror attack against a satirical newspaper, in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Masked gunmen shouting "Allahu akbar!" stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people, including the paper's editor, before escaping in a getaway car. It was France's deadliest terror attack in living memory. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
NEWS PHOTO EMMA BENNETT Morganne McClure smiles during the opening day of the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede on July 23.
Liam Gale, Medicine Hat's New Year's baby in 1995, gets a kiss from his older sister Nicola.
A man in a Santa Claus costume drives his Vespa during a parade at the main coastal avenue in southern port city of Limassol, Cyprus, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Around 1000 people in Santa Claus costumes take part in this parade during Christmas celebrations. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

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