April 18th, 2014

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mlacelle@medicinehatnews.com@lacelle_meganMore of Medicine Hat’s intricate history will be available to the public thanks to funding from the Archives Society of Alberta through Alberta Heritage Resources Foundation.The Medicine Hat’s Archives Society’s roots lie in the 1940s, says Philip Pype, decade-long archivist with the Esplanade.“We collect, take care and provide ... Read More »





Local News

  • Bow Island Catholics joining Lethbridge school division

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com    Twitter: MHNprevell   Bow Island Catholics are officially parting ways with Medicine Hat to join with the Holy Spirit Catholic Division in Lethbridge at the start of the fall school year.Holy Spirit trustees approved and ratified an agreement at their April 16 board meeting that would see ... Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Property owners committed to seeing large tax hikes reversed

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantA group of commercial property owners are vowing to keep putting pressure on various levels of government to get large tax increases reversed.About two dozen members of the Medicine Hat Coalition of Commercial Taxpayers gathered Wednesday to discuss plans to launch new appeals, lobby city staff and ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Official purchase of Cancarb leaves all sides with optimism

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantThe purchase of Cancarb by a Japanese carbon-product firm is a “perfect fit” for the both the local enterprise and Tokai Carbon, says local president Dave Petrie.With the $190-million transaction complete on Wednesday, Petrie said Tokai Carbon has research and development capabilities previously too expensive for the ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Local Sports

  • Tigers off to Edmonton to begin WHL Eastern Conference finals

    DARREN STEINKE   dsteinke@medicinehatnews.comThe turnaround came fast for the Medicine Hat Tigers.On Wednesday night before a sellout crowd of 4,006 spectators at The Arena, they claimed a 4-1 victory in Game 7 of a WHL Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Kootenay Ice. Medicine Hat rallied from a 3-1 series ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Six off to badminton provincials

    Medicine Hat News A half-dozen Medicine Hat badminton players advanced to high school provincials Wednesday following the South Zone meet in Lethbridge. City singles champion Megan Moll of Hat High earned her third trip to the Alberta Schools Athletic Association finals by beating LCI’s Chelsi Harvey for gold. ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Stanks’ Sermon: Seventh game was a fitting end to series

    It seemed only fitting the series between the Medicine Hat Tigers and Kootenay Ice should end in seven games.Both clubs have the longest active streaks of consecutive years making the playoffs. The Ice were in the post-season for the 16th straight season, the Tigers for the 12th.Neither side ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Local Entertainment

  • Elvis times three

    cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrownElvis sightings have been a dime a dozen since The King of Rock and Roll died Aug. 16, 1977, but rarely if ever do they come from Medicine Hat. That may change next week.Three of the best Elvis tribute artists around will be here next week for ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Poncho’s Ponderings: Lessons in the present from the future

    If the first rule of a happy existence is to look both ways before crossing the street, then the second priority of living a happy life is to be careful what you ask for because you just may get it. Unfortunately, I’ve only been able to retain these ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • After Dark April 17-23

    THURSDAY – Karaoke, Oly’s Alehouse and Eatery, Johnny with Dynamite Sound, win a $100 gift certificate, 9 p.m., 403-548-6597 – Ultimate Pole Dance Party, Corona, 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. – Rob Hudec, Twist Wine & Tapas Bistro, 7:30 p.m. – Shannon Lyon, Inspire Cafe, 6-8 p.m. – ... Read More »

    2 days ago

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Opinions

  • National Affairs: Tories’ anti-democracy push gets some help

    The push by Conservative senators to amend Stephen Harper’s elections act had all the elements of a marvellous yarn. The unelected senators had taken their revenge, biting back and riding in on their white steed to save democracy, showing their relevancy and putting the government on its heels. ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • CBC’s current challenge could be the kickstart it needs

    The last decade has been a rough one for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), and the tough times are continuing.Last week, during a town hall meeting, CBC president Hubert Lacroix announced, due to a shortfall in revenue and government funding, the CBC will be cutting $130 million from ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • National Affairs: Unlikely alliance puts pressure on PM

    If indeed, all politics is local, two contests in Western Canada last weekend, involving no more than 5,500 voters, had the power to shake the Conservative establishment in the nation’s capital. In one, Conservatives in Calgary’s Signal Hill riding finally rid themselves of a six-term embarrassment named Rob ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Advance care planning a smart decision

    What would happen if you had a sudden illness or injury and could not make your own decisions? How would your family, friends or health care team know your wishes? Who would speak for you? If you are unable to make medical decisions, someone else will do it. ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Citizenship oath editorial was bang on

    Re: “If landed immigrants don’t like citizenship oath rules, they should just leave,” April 11 Bang on and bravo Ms. Slade. Your editorial was very well written and clearly explained that if landed immigrants/permanent residents do not like the Canadian citizenship oath and rules, then the solution, as ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • German war reference offensive

    With reference to the March 31 article by Gillian Slade, titled ‘Remembering the First World War’, referring to the very worthy efforts of a Ms. Grace Christie in collecting the names of the Canadian Soldiers serving during the First World War, from the Medicine Hat area, for an ... Read More »

    5 days ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink April 17

    Tickled Pink About the April Fool’s story on photo radar. Good job. Ticked Off The police force should either enrol in anger management for three months or turn in their ammunition for rubber bullets. Tickled Pink That we have the Ticked Off and Tickled Pink column. It allows ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink April 15

    Ticked Off I think our police web page shows one-tenth of the stops are made in Crescent Heights. I see more officers there than other parts of town. Tickled Pink At the recent police presence on Southview Drive. Maybe some of the people driving will finally see the ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink April 10

    Tickled Pink That we have a chicken group in Medicine Hat working to get a pilot project started to allow us to have chickens for eggs in our backyards. Tickled Pink At the generous gift of a kind lady who left two tickets to the “Wizard of Oz” ... Read More »

    1 week ago

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