September 28th, 2016

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant According to the box scores, the average attendance for a Medicine Hat Tigers game at the Canalta Centre last year was 4,247. A study by the News however, suggests that number was closer to 3,100 — about half the capacity of the one-year-old $75-million arena and one-quarter less than the number of seats

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  • Tickets for Tigers: truth or tale?

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant According to the box scores, the average attendance for a Medicine Hat Tigers game at the Canalta Centre last year was 4,247. A study by the News however, suggests that number was closer to 3,100 — about half the capacity of the one-year-old $75-million arena and one-quarter less than the number of seats ... Read More »

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  • Three years in jail for drunk driving causing death

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A man who killed a woman while driving impaired at high speeds near Bow Island last summer was sentenced to three years in jail. “Courts in Canada have said the carnage caused by impaired driving is simply … unacceptable,” said Judge Gregory Maxwell during the sentencing of Gerhard Friesen, 43, who pled guilty ... Read More »

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  • Chamber hosting candidates forum for federal byelection

    A public forum for federal byelection candidates will be hosted by the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 19 in the... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Season wraps up at drag strip

    Medicine Hat News It wasn’t a perfect weekend for racing, but it was more than good enough for those who came out on top. The Medicine Hat Drag Racing Association wrapped up another season Sunday afternoon. Though season points championships have yet to be tabulated, weekend results were publicized Tuesday morning. In Friday’s street racing, ... Read More »

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  • Minor Hockey: Already a win for bantam AAA’s

    Medicine Hat News For a team that went nearly a year between wins, two losses this past weekend belied what’s actually been a good start to the season for the Southeast Athletic Club bantam AAA Tigers. The Medicine Hat-based team fell 5-1 at The Arena to the Rockyview Raiders Saturday, then 7-1 in Airdrie Sunday. ... Read More »

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  • Colts girls are playing well thus far

    Medicine Hat News Monsignor McCoy’s varsity girls volleyball team has come out the gates firing. The Colts beat Senator Gershaw 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 27-25) Tuesday in local league play, following up a tournament win at Eagle Butte over the same Gators Saturday. With Barb Babyn again coaching at McCoy, it comes as no surprise the ... Read More »

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    This Saturday, The International Day of Older Persons will be celebrated and recognized around the world. The day, proclaimed by the United Nations in 1990 and first celebrated a year later, intends to get the public to celebrate seniors and their accomplishments through their lives, while also shining a light on the issues affecting older ... Read More »

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  • Talk of the Town: Popular Spectrum Festival moving back downtown for 2017 edition

    After two years on North Railway Street due to construction downtown, Spectrum’s board has voted to bring the Spectrum Festival back downtown. In past years, the festival has been held in Lions Park, downtown, Kin Coulee Park and once again downtown. New and exciting things are always added to Spectrum to keep it the most ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

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    Re: “Guest Column: Blood supplies across Canada must be safeguarded,” Sept. 14 The recent guest column correctly infers that Canadian Blood Services plays a central role in the collection of plasma to create plasma-derived drugs. We do however need to clarify some of the information within the piece. Ms. Lanteigne leads with, “Private blood brokers ... Read More »

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    There have been several articles in the newspaper and documentaries on TV regarding the oil industry. The reality these convey differ from what I believe: a) Aboriginal communities are opposed to the oil pipelines. A story in Friday’s News noted that 100 such communities in Western and Eastern Canada signed a petition against such development. ... Read More »

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