October 25th, 2014

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gsimmons@lethbridgeherald.com Wednesday was a day no one in Ottawa will soon forget.For southern Alberta politicians, it represented a nerve-wracking 10 hours, as Members of Parliament were on lockdown from 10 a.m. to just before 8 p.m.Medicine Hat MP LaVar Payne was one of those MPs, as those gathered in ... Read More »

Local News

  • Gaming marathon will raise money for children’s hospitals

    PEGGY REVELLprevell@medicinehatnews.comTwitter: MHNprevellDozens of Hatters will be pulling out their video game controllers this weekend as they join more than 42,000 people from around the world to raise funds for 170 children’s hospitals in North America.“Team Medicine Hat” is up to 25 participants for the 24-hour gaming marathon ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Most popular local stories Oct. 17-23

    Two stories about an alleged kidnapping and one about and assault in Medicine Hat fill the top three spots on this week’s list of the most popular local stories.The kidnapping is alleged to have happened over the weekend of Oct. 13 and police made two arrests this week ... Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • Ottawa attacks won’t change plans for local Remembrance Day ceremonies

    Local Remembrance Day organizers say they won’t be scared away from holding ceremonies to honour Canada’s fallen soldiers next month despite high-profile attacks on serving members this week.Two soldiers were killed — including one at the National War Memorial — and another injured by lone assailants thought to ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Local Sports

  • The Hat Sports Podcast Volume 9

    http://medicinehatnews.com/wp-content/uploads/Hat-Sports-Podcast-Volume-9.mp3In this week’s podcast Sean calls in from home while sick and Ryan has an interview with Medicine Hat Tigers player Mark Rassall... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Front-door spot at nationals on the line for women’s team

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooneyIt’s a good thing games aren’t played on paper, because there’s no way the Rattlers women’s soccer team would be where they are if that was the case.Much was made of the six fifth-year players who graduated from last year’s team, a couple of whom now help ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Tigers get nod at local chamber awards for putting city on the map

    Medicine Hat NewsWithout doubt the Medicine Hat Tigers are a huge part of the city’s identity, both to those who live here and those who have only heard of Medicine Hat once or twice.For that reason it came as no surprise Friday when the club was awarded the ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Local Entertainment

  • Comic Strippers brings the funny, not the sexy

    chrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrownImprov comedy is almost always funny and, in the right hands, so is nudity. So it only makes sense that eventually someone was going to put them together. Enter Roman Danylo.Danylo has appeared at Just For Laughs, on CBC’s “The Debaters” and starred in his own show ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Poncho’s Ponderings: Disconnected — but loving every minute of it

    Over the years and decades, I’ve lost more personal items than Alison Redford has lost in credibility, almost. I’ve forfeited pants, said so long to shoes and kissed many a brain cell adios. I’ve misplaced pickups in parking lots and had Velcro wallets to venetian blinds vanish and ... Read More »

    2 days ago

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  • Safeguarding ourselves, our homes and our ideals, too

    Thirteen years ago the idea of North American security was changed so fundamentally by the 9-11 attacks that suddenly no one felt safe and many wondered if they ever would again. That feeling came rushing back Wednesday. A gunman shot and killed a soldier on honour guard at ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Is it discrimination to deny someone a job over a tattoo or piercing?

    Look at your friends, observe people on the street, flip on a television screen, and you will likely see a person who is inked up or has a piercing of some sort.What was once the domain of sailors, bikers and sideshow performers, body modification has taken off and ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Too bad we can’t immunize against racism and xenophobia

    While there have been no cases of Ebola reaching Canada quite yet, our country, the U.S. and other developed nations can be diagnosed with something else — a case of racism and xenophobia.To be fair, it’s a chronic disease.Over the years we’ve seen federal funding for poverty reduction ... Read More »

    4 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Are TV and other media to blame for some having hatred of the law?

    When thinking back to the killing of three Mounties in New Brunswick earlier this year, there has to be some questions about why people act out in certain ways.Why is there hatred for members of the law? Where is the hatred stemming from? Is it from watching TV ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • ‘Much destruction’ caused by ag minister

     W.C. Fields’ line “Never give a sucker an even break, or smarten up a chump” has never been better executed than by the Conservative government and their farmer-disenfranchisement policies. Their first move upon election in 2006 was to tear up the farmer-railcar agreement. This agreement would have given farmers a ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Opinions of more than three people should have been used in News story

    Morning rituals. We all have them. For me, few things rival a warm cup of coffee and a newspaper to start my day. I love taking that first warm sip while glancing at the front page, surveying the main stories that will inform my day, all the while ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Oct. 23

    Tickled Pink A tip of the hat to all volunteers who gave two coats of paint to a very long, long fence. Ticked Off Regarding the closure of the diagnostic clinic. How stupid do you have to be to qualify as an AHS director? Ticked Off At this ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Oct. 21

    Ticked Off At the co-worker who can’t even acknowledge me at work due to gossip. I think I can justifiably call her a snob. Tickled Pink That we still need to work on educating people so that they understand that finding the cure for a single simple virus ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Oct. 16

    Ticked Off Our ladies’ gym has decided to keep its room temperatures so high, it’s like working out in a sauna. Do something before everyone goes elsewhere. Ticked Off To the loudmouth at the hockey games who lets his grandson butcher the anthem, it sounds ridiculous. He doesn’t ... Read More »

    1 week ago

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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
A police officer holds down a protester on the ground during a clash in the occupied area in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, late Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. New scuffles broke out Friday night between Hong Kong riot police and pro-democracy activists in a district where police cleared protesters earlier in the day. The chaotic scenes unfolded hours after police moved in to clear tents, canopies and barricades at Mong Kok, a smaller protest zone across Victoria Harbor from the main occupied area in the heart of the financial district. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Signs hang outside the Neon Sign Museum in Edmonton, Alberta. The Neon Sign Museum is the first of its kind in Canada and features a collection of historic signs that tell a story about Edmonton's neon past. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Tivoli, in Copenhagen, is billed as the world's orignal amusement park, dating from 1853. - PHOTO BY STEVE MACNAULL
China's Gao Xinglong competes in the men's long jump final at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Elm Street School's 2nd Annual River Flats Run - MHN_6533
People watch jellyfish during the grand opening of the Ripley's Aquarium of Canada in Toronto. The aquarium is celebrating its first anniversary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Official Opening of the Dr. Roy Wilson Learning Centre. -25

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