August 29th, 2014

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantWell, it’s beginning to look like an arena.The Medicine Hat Regional Event Centre site is abuzz, the steel superstructure that has risen from massive concrete foundations should be complete in the next week.Roof trusses have nearly spread the length of the new spectator bowl and five cranes ... Read More »





Local News

  • Charges dropped against man in alleged attempted abduction

    Charges have been dropped against a man police alleged attempted to abduct a 10-year-old earlier this year.Charges of assault and unlawful confinement stemmed from an early morning Jan. 29 incident near St. Francis school in Crescent Heights when a 10-year-old reported that she was approached by a male ... Read More »

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  • Most popular local stories Aug. 22-28

    A story on two Medicine Hat products knocking on the doors of the NHL was the most popular story on medicinehatnews.com last week. Curtis Valk and Darren Dietz have spent part of the summer training alongside each other to get ready for the next stage of their hockey ... Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Province gives more than $450K for historic properties damaged by 2013 flood

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantFive buildings in Medicine Hat damaged in flooding last year will receive provincial money to help preserve their historic value, according to a provincial release.Almost $460,000 will be spent locally to restore three separate entities of Medalta Potteries, as well as the now city-owned McKenzie-Sharland Grocery, and ... Read More »

    11 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Ready for the snap

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCrackenIt’s time to hit the gridiron.Football season kicks off tonight in a doubleheader at the Methanex Bowl, as the McCoy Colts host the WR Myers Rebels at 5 p.m., and the Hat High Mohawks take on the LCI Rams at 7 p.m.McCoy will be starting fresh this ... Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Local teenager heading to Regina for prospect series

    Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat’s Brayden Pudwell has been selected to represent Alberta at the upcoming Alberta-Saskatchewan-Manitoba baseball prospect series, to be held in Regina Labour Day weekend. Pudwell, 15, played for the MH AAA Junior Allstars this summer. Each province takes a 20-player team of 15-year-olds, and ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Youth no excuse for hungry Vikings

    sschmidt@medicinehatnews.comThe Crescent Heights High School Vikings have built tradition behind a winning football program, which is why expectations remain high despite fielding as young a team as one could imagine.On a roster of 44, just six will be playing in their Grade-12 season. It’s a strong six if ... Read More »

    1 day ago

Local Entertainment

  • Prairie Fly Tour is taking flight again

    Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat native Mandy Ebel and Julia Bentley travelled through Medicine Hat last year on part one of the tour and will be back for two shows in the Gas City this weekend. Ebel, who goes by the stage name Myla, and Bentley will perform ... Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Library Chat: New book club and authors open mic night coming

    MHPL’snew Inspirational Fiction Book Club brings together people who enjoy faith based fiction to talk about favourite authors, series and titles. The first get together is Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. in the Honor Currie meeting room. We’ll put the kettle on and provide light refreshments and you ... Read More »

    11 hours ago

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Opinions

  • A cabinet minister’s personal crisis is not government business

    The details of why taxpayers were billed $20,000 for roaming charges on Thomas Lukaszuk’s cellphone two years ago are slowly emerging, and raising more questions rather than providing the answers.The PC leadership hopeful has now revealed it was a cabinet minister that called him while he was on ... Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Guest Column: Even with legislation, a wave of recalls is unlikely

    Following revelations about potential misuse of government spending by former premier Alison Redford, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation has called for the adoption of the recall for Alberta MLAs, something that the Wildrose Party included in their platform in 2012. The recall idea has caught fire over the last ... Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Canadians are talking foreign ownership, over coffee of course

    The nationalism displayed over the Brazillian-led merger of Tim Hortons and Burger King may hurt to the ever-fragile Canadian identity, but — like the fares and wares they offer — it is basically inconsequential.Concern about the quality of their coffee-drinking experience may be real for some, but it ... Read More »

    1 day ago

Letters to The Editor

  • The city’s seniors deserve a new facility

    Some years back the city built the Esplanade in downtown. It was very much a hot topic many felt nothing but a white elephant, myself included. I was wrong. This building is used a lot and brings many great events to the city —Bryan Adams Beach Boys, Slash, ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Council’s inaction frustrating citizens

    At the end of council’s seniors centre debate at the Aug. 18 meeting, I couldn’t help thinking about a poignant quote of philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky, “All over the place, from popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Yuck factor could be causing undue suffering

    Re: “To Your Health: Calgary research team digging into Crohn’s and colitis,” Aug. 4. It’s obvious from the column that the research program for a treatment of Crohn’s and Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI, commonly called ulcerative colitis or UC) at the University of Calgary will be a chemical ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Aug. 28

    Tickled Pink Kudos to the city council for making the seniors go back to re-think the seniors centre plans. Ticked Off That the city is stalling and now wants to put more money into a building in the flood zone. Tickled Pink To know why we didn’t repair ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Aug. 26

    Ticked Off I cannot believe what am reading concerning the Veiner Centre. Please people take those blinders off. We are still in a flood zone, with no flood insurance and to hear that repairing that old building will cost $1 million is a joke. Ticked Off When is ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Aug. 21

    Tickled Pink Well, $19.9 million for club members who feel so entitled they do not want the youth of our community to belong or enter their club doors! This palace for the 1,200 or so members is no more than a private club, how lucky are these members ... Read More »

    1 week ago

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Regional Event Centre Construction Tour-10
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)
Beyonce accepts the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. Looking on from left is Blue Ivy and Jay-Z. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
A lighthouse on Westray, one of Scotland's Orkney Islands, overlooks the north Atlantic. Thousands of seabirds nest on ledges in the nearby cliffs. A vertigo-inducing trail skirts precipices, with views of the sea 75 metres below. Photo taken July 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Fuhrmann
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In this Tuesday, May 6, 2014 file photo, One World Trade Center towers over the lower Manhattan skyline in New York. Tourism in sites connected to the events of Sept. 11, 2001 is strong, with millions of people visiting the memorial and hundreds of thousands having already visited the new 9/11 Museum that opened in May.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
FILE - This April 6, 2008 file photo shows actor-comedian Robin Williams speaks on stage at the "Idol Gives Back" fundraising special of "American Idol" in Los Angeles. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

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