October 22nd, 2014

Soldier dead, two others injured in Parliament Hill siege; one gunman deadA Canadian honour guard who witnesses said was shot twice “point blank” by a gunman at the National War Memorial has died, while police continue combing a locked-down national capital for other potential threats.Read More

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gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSladeThe police presence in Ottawa reached a new height for a Medicine Hat man on Wednesday morning as he stood near the Rideau Centre with about 100 others.“Suddenly there were 20 or 30 police running towards us and screaming, ‘get down, get down’,” said Gord Cowan, president ... Read More »

Local News

  • Motorhome catches fire in mall parking lot

    Flames shot through the roof of a motorhome parked in the Medicine Hat Mall parking lot early Wednesday morning.No one was inside and there were no injuries, although police and fire officials were unsure of the motorhome being occupied while the fire was being put out.Around 6:25 a.m. police ... Read More »

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  • Pedestrian dead after being hit by car

    A 74-year-old man is dead after being hit by a car while crossing Third Street in Riverside Wednesday morning.The man was crossing Third Street N.W. at Fifth Avenue when he was struck by a Dodge Spirit driven by a 75-year-old woman heading eastbound at 8:22 a.m.The woman was ... Read More »

    23 mins ago
  • Medicine Hat’s Gord Cowan in Ottawa during Parliament Hill shooting

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSladeThe police presence in Ottawa reached a new height for a Medicine Hat man on Wednesday morning as he stood near the Rideau Centre with about 100 others.“Suddenly there were 20 or 30 police running towards us and screaming, ‘get down, get down’,” said Gord Cowan, president ... Read More »

    3 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Talons’ provincial win a long time coming

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNRooneyTwelve years. Twelve times Darryl Smith took his Eagle Butte Talons cross-country team to Alberta high school provincials and came up short.Until Saturday.Bolstered by a contingent of 23 runners, the Talons upset 13-time reigning champion Wetaskiwin for the 3A championship.“We’ve done it,” said Smith, the long-time coach, ... Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Slice of the Game: A week at the CCAA championships in Quebec

    News columnist and Medicine Hat College golf coach Trevor Moore sent updates last week from the Canadian Collegegiate Athletic Association championships in Quebec where the Rattlers men’s team played to a 12th-place finish.We published the entirety of his updates in an article at medicinehatnews.com (search for Slice of the ... Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Talons on a roll

    Medicine Hat NewsEagle Butte’s senior girls volleyball team is keeping up its momentum with playoffs not far away.The Talons won Crescent Heights’ tournament Saturday, needing three sets to beat Cardston 25-15, 23-25 and 15-8. They then extended their unbeaten league record Tuesday with a 3-0 (25-7, 25-14, 25-16) ... Read More »

    10 hours ago

Local Entertainment

  • Ali Sellin releasing first full-length album

    Ali Sellin has long had the goal of releasing a full-length album and has faced many struggles and obstacles along the way.  That’s what makes this Thursday’s CD release party for “The River In-between” such a highlight.“This title track represents overcoming the obstacles in life that come between ... Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Piano show a homecoming for Bergmann

    cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown When Elizabeth Bergmann sits at her grand piano on the Esplanade stage next week it will be both new and familiar. New because she’s never played at the downtown arts venue before. Familiar because Bergmann was raised in Medicine Hat. “It’s all pretty overwhelming,” Bergmann said ... Read More »

    4 days ago

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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 »

    10 hours 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 »

    10 hours 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 »

    10 hours ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • 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 »

    1 day 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 »

    6 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Oct. 14

    Ticked Off Who decided that it’s OK for huge dogs to roam the off-leash areas like wild animals but a gentle moose roaming the same area is a danger to people and a complete no-no? Tickled Pink If they changed the Veiner Centre name to the Whiner Centre. ... Read More »

    1 week ago

Top Photos

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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