May 25th, 2016

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gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade A Lyme disease-carrying tick has been identified on an animal at a local veterinary clinic. The animal is believed to have attracted the tick in the Kingsway area, said Dr. Andrea Storch, Cypress View Veterinary Clinic. “Lyme disease is real and can affect people as well,” said Storch. Lyme disease is a bacterial

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Local News

  • Medicine Hat police issue arrest warrants for Ontario teen in text threat case

    Medicine Hat police have issued arrest warrants for an Ontario teen following threatening text and online messages that caused panic in the community and lockdowns at Medicine Hat schools earlier this year. “It caused a major disruption to the normal operation of our community and as a police service we take this very seriously and ... Read More »

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  • St. Michael’s School celebrates half-century

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell It was with song and celebration — and cake — that students, staff and parents of St. Michael’s School launched Fine Arts Week, including celebrating the school’s 50th anniversary. “All my memories are special memories,” said Doreen Judge, who alongside Kim Porter were special guests at a morning assembly, speaking to students about ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • FLC price hike proposed

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre An increase in user fees to the newly expanded Family Leisure Centre has been proposed and sent to city council. During Tuesday’s public services committee meeting, members heard about the proposed fee changes, which would take effect when the expansion to the facility officially opens in June. “We have a whole new facility ... Read More »

    18 hours ago

Local Sports

  • South wins Senior Bowl again

    Medicine Hat News For the second year in a row Medicine Hat high school football players were on the winning side at the Football Alberta Senior Bowl. At Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium Monday, the South team beat the North 39-6. Hat High offensive lineman Kirkland Lawrence and defensive back Tashinga Chikonyora both played in the game. ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Rain wipes out most of Legion teams’ weekend

    Medicine Hat News A predictably rainy long weekend saw all three Medicine Hat American Legion teams limited in their attempts to play ball, but it wasn’t a completely wasted trio of trips west. In Vauxhall, the AA Moose Monarchs followed up a Friday win with a 15-5 loss to the host Jets Saturday before the ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Under-13 basketball team victorious at tournament in Calgary on Sunday

    Medicine Hat News A club basketball team from Medicine Hat took first place at a major tournament in Calgary over the long weekend. The under-13 Outlaws boys went undefeated in winning their division at the Genesis Classic, including two victories over the host team. Defence was the key word in both head-to-head matchups, with the ... Read More »

    18 hours ago


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Opinions

  • Let’s move past ‘Elbowgate’

    Anyone who held the opinion that our elected officials are basically overgrown children had their beliefs confirmed last week. In case you’ve been under a rock, during a vote last week in the House of Commons on the Liberal government’s assisted dying bill, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau left his seat, grabbed Conservative Party whip Gord ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • National Affairs: Grits were elbows-up before PM got physical

    OTTAWA Strip away the contrition, the high dudgeon and the blinkered Liberal apologists suggesting we should just get past the sorry spectacle in the House of Commons last week and you are left with an unassailable truth. The Justin Trudeau Liberals have been treating the Commons as an annoyance, an inconvenient necessity that merely gets ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Talk of the Town: Accolades for Rachel Notley for her handling of fire crisis

    Premier Rachel Notley’s popularity rating has taken a bit of a beating in the recent economic downturn. However, her handling of the Fort McMurray fire to date is receiving accolades from even her harshest critics. Even Wildrose Leader Brian Jean commended her for insuring that all involved politicians, regardless of their political orientation, received up-to-date ... Read More »

    5 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Suggestions for the city

    The City of Medicine Hat survey is another slanted survey. I think what needs to be done is to review staffing levels and pay in administration, police department, offices and senior levels, and then retain the people who actually do the work in the city. Since moving here in 1986 we have seen departments grow ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Taxes on tanning operations would send a message

    Melanoma is a skin cancer that is growing at an epidemic rate. F air skinned people get more of it, but people with darker skin often detect it at a later, more dangerous stage. Bob Marley died of it 35 years ago. New research suggests melanoma may be even more aggressive when diagnosed during pregnancy ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Conservative bylaw unlikely to win fans among the general electorate

    The principles of our western democratic political system are regularly under threat; therefore, ongoing attention is required especially by our leadership at all levels to protect and to enhance these principles whenever possible. Unfortunately our governments, political parties and even individuals fail quite regularly to heed this concern. A case in point is the local ... Read More »

    18 hours ago