November 23rd, 2014

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amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig Medicine Hat’s police chief said MHPS and city officials are looking to finalize the purchase of a $200,000 armoured car — $78,000 less than budgeted. “This (armoured rescue vehicle) has more options than what we could have afforded on the $278,000 budget,” said MHPS Chief Andy ... Read More »





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  • Utility admin charges heading up

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Homeowners in Medicine Hat could pay about $2 more per month in utility administration charges during 2015 but the total cost on bills will be about $50 a month less than other Albertans pay. That is according to the City of Medicine Hat’s Energy Division, which ... Read More »

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  • Growing up too fast: Living with diabetes in elementary school

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade Sydney Steier was only three when the symptoms of diabetes began. There was bed wetting, not an issue before, and an insatiable thirst. The day after going for a blood test Sydney was admitted to hospital with Type 1 diabetes. “I cried,” said Sydney of all ... Read More »

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  • Armoured vehicle just about bought

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig Medicine Hat’s police chief said MHPS and city officials are looking to finalize the purchase of a $200,000 armoured car — $78,000 less than budgeted. “This (armoured rescue vehicle) has more options than what we could have afforded on the $278,000 budget,” said MHPS Chief Andy ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Nine teams make moves in busy WHL trade week

    Medicine Hat News The Calgary Hitmen (11-8-1-2) added some size to the blue line Wednesday, picking up defenceman Keegan Kanzig and a second round pick in the 2016 bantam draft from the Victoria Royals (12-11-2-0), sending back centre Greg Chase, a fifth round pick in the 2015 draft ... Read More »

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  • Robbed by Rebels

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Tigers saw the game slip away in the dying minutes of Friday’s 4-2 loss at the Red Deer Rebels. “It was a battle,” said Tigers head coach and general manager Shaun Clouston, whose team fell to 16-5-1-1. “It’s unfortunate, when we tied it up ... Read More »

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  • Battling adversity

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney “I think adversity’s the greatest teacher you can have, especially in sports.” If what he says is true, Anthony Ast has learned a lot in his hockey career. The 19-year-old centre will return to the Medicine Hat Tigers lineup as soon as tonight following wrist surgery ... Read More »

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Local Entertainment

  • Absofunkinlutely returns tonight

    Medicine Hat News A funkin’ good time is to be had tonight. Absofunkinlutely, a Saskatoon sextet, brings their funk-disco-soul fusion back to Medicine Hat for a show at Schooner’s Pub. Non-stop groovin’ tunes are sure to have your feet sore the next morning, say organizers. With three original ... Read More »

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  • Give us music for the Hat Sports Podcast

    People already love listening to sports editor Sean Rooney and sports reporter Ryan McCracken each week on the Hat Sports Podcast, but it’s been missing something. Music.We want some intro music and know someone in Medicine Hat has just what we’re looking for. Send an original composition for ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Clarifying YMCA’s funding model

    Re: “Seniors’ society an idea worth pursuing” Nov. 18 Thank you for your interest in the YMCA funding model. I would like to clarify a few points. The YMCA is a charitable community organization that is largely member-funded. Quality programs and services are made available to the community. ... Read More »

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  • Fallacy to suggest closure of lab will save Alberta $5 million over five years

    Several weeks ago, the Alberta Health System (AHS) announcedthat the current privately-owned Medicine Hat Diagnostic Laboratory (MHDL) would be closing.This would result in the termination of 70 employees.The plan is to have all diagnostic tests presently performed at MHDL done at the hospital.The intention is to hire some ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Firearms sports safer than hockey, football

    Re: “Guns are evil,” Nov. 5. Medicine Hat is a firearms community. All of the data below is collected from a variety of sources and studies, and is readily available on the Internet. The UN reported that Canada ranks third among the developed western countries (behind U.S. and ... Read More »

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Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Nov. 20

    Tickled Pink I am impressed with the construction crew that worked on the Maple Avenue Bridge for having completed the work in record time. Ticked Off Beautiful Remembrance Day message on the back of the real estate guide, but can’t someone proofread such a small number of words? ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Nov. 18

    Ticked Off Council should take a look at Red Deer, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, or Sherwood Park as to the fact that RCMP patrol the streets there. I guess huge costs overruns are not an issue there. Ticked Off Random Act of Kindness shouldn’t be a national day ... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Nov. 13

    Tickled Pink That the guy from a political party set the record straight about the moving of testing services to the hospital. Ticked Off That people in this city are becoming so intolerant. Lots of road rage, more rude people in the streets and business. Nothing seems to ... Read More »

    1 week ago

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In this Nov. 17, 2014 photo, Congui, a domesticated hutia, rides on the front door of an American classic car driven by its owner Rafael Lopez, in Bainoa, Cuba. Five years ago Lopez and his wife Ana Pedraza adopted Congui, their first pet hutia, a large rodent that lives in Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas and some of the smaller Caribbean islands. More than a half-dozen more of the furry animals have been born at their home after occasionally bringing in a male hutia in to mate with Congui. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
A partially collapsed scaffolding hangs from the One World Trade Center in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. New York City firefighters have been called to the nation's tallest skyscraper, where two workers are stuck on scaffolding 69 stories above street level. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
NEWS PHOTO PEGGY REVELL Seamus McConnery lays a simple white cross at the base of the Cenotaph, to sit amongst the wreathes, during Tuesday's Remembrance Day ceremony.
Miranda Lambert, left, and Meghan Trainor perform onstage at the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)
Cpl. Alex Amirault embraces his two-year-old daughter Cheyenne as HMCS Athabaskan returns to Halifax, Canada  on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. The warship was on a seven-week deployment in the Caribbean basin and the eastern Pacific Ocean.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,Andrew Vaughan)
This photo shows a bride at the altar inside San Biagio, a church outside Montepulciano, in Tuscany, Italy. The domed Renaissance church is one of a number of beautiful buildings that can be seen on a visit to Tuscany. (AP Photo/Karen Schwartz)
Marcus Cirillo, the son of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, wears a Highlander cap during the funeral procession for his father in Hamilton, Ont. on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Cirillo was standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa last Wednesday when he was killed by a gunman who went on to open fire on Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
The cover of the Canadian Geographic book "Biggest and Best of Canada" is shown. In a country the size of Canada, there is no shortage of places to visit, ranging from don't bother to don't miss. But which ones are the best? THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Police secure an area around Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday Oct.22, 2014. A gunman opened fire at the National War Memorial, wounding a soldier, then moved to nearby Parliament Hill and wounded a security guard before he was shot, reportedly by Parliament's sergeant-at-arms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

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