January 25th, 2015

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amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaigOne of two individuals charged in relation to allegations of smuggling contraband into the Medicine Hat Remand Centre in October 2013 entered a guilty plea to trafficking marijuana Thursday.The court heard Melissa Cassidy, 32, was under surveillance by city police who suspected the woman was trafficking drugs ... Read More »

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  • Woman pleads guilty to trafficking at Remand Centre

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaigOne of two individuals charged in relation to allegations of smuggling contraband into the Medicine Hat Remand Centre in October 2013 entered a guilty plea to trafficking marijuana Thursday.The court heard Melissa Cassidy, 32, was under surveillance by city police who suspected the woman was trafficking drugs ... Read More »

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  • Seniors getting Tamiflu as precaution

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade Seniors in assisted living facilities across the province have been given Tamiflu as a preventative where there has been an outbreak of flu in the facility in which they live, said Alberta Health Services. The decision was a recommendation by AHS, prescribed by the physician in ... Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • City’s operations not left unscathed by low oil

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant As oil and gas companies slash and burn capital and drilling budgets deal with dropping oil prices, a revised City of Medicine Hat energy division budget will show cuts are also coming to the city’s energy operations. But with little new exploration planned and a portfolio ... Read More »

    22 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Three straight for Rattler women against Lethbridge

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre The Medicine Hat college Rattlers women’s volleyball team fought hard on the court Friday night and came away with their first three-set sweep of the season. Taking on the Lethbridge College Kodiaks, the Rattlers hit strong shots, came up with timely blocks, and earned a 25-17, ... Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Whitson excited for sledge team’s future

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney The ultimate goal is gold in 2018, but the process has already begun for Medicine Hat resident Derek Whitson. Whitson, who moved here from Chatham, Ont. last year, was named to Hockey Canada’s team that will compete at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge next month in ... Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Futsal gets going

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat College Rattlers women’s futsal team went 2-1-1 over last weekend, while the men managed to leave the pitch at 1-2-1. The women picked up a point in a 2-2 draw with the Keyano Huskies Saturday and followed it by cruising to a ... Read More »

    22 hours ago

Local Entertainment

  • Jazz titans show at library

    Medicine Hat News Watch jazz legends from the comfort of the Medicine Hat Public Library theatre. In partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center, the local library is streaming “Duke, Dizzy, Trane and Mingus: Jazz Titans” on Jan. 29. The performance features the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra with ... Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Tongue on the Post grows each year

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre It’s become a tradition in Medicine Hat every January for music lovers in the city, and it’s two weeks away. The Medicine Hat Folk Music Club will be presenting the ninth annual Tongue on the Post Folk Music Festival starting Jan. 26 in the city, culminating ... Read More »

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  • No special treatment in hunting rules

    There is some anger being expressed in southeastern Alberta regarding First Nations hunting elk from the CFB Suffield herd that is reflective of larger issues on a national scale between Canadians and the country’s aboriginals. The irony of this issue is that in this part of the country ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: A quiz on the news of the week

    1. Two weeks ago the western world carried “Je suis Charlie” signs, marching together and deciding that fundamentalist Islamists were murderous medieval misanthropes. This week, Canada is embracing arms sales to Saudi Arabia, run by a cadre of murderous medieval misanthropes whose draconian punishments, abuse of women and ... Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • The times they are a-changin’

    This week Calgary City Council hurled accusations, recalled details of who’d had a drink on the job, and then called for prohibition on office drinking for councillors and civic employees. A swig from a bottle in the desk drawer sounded tame after Mayor Naheed Nenshi said he’d even ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Speed limits should be raised around city

    In my opinion the issue of photo radar won’t be solved until Municipal Works revisits the bylaw. I suggest Municipal Works reconsider changing the speeds on the following roads to 60 km/h: Parkview Drive from the Maple Avenue bridge to 23rd Street; Altawana Drive;scholten Hill; College Avenue from ... Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Questions on Suffield cull

    I would like to comment on what is taking place out at Suffield. It is certainly one way of culling the herd. Very crafty indeed. Only the cow elk are suppose to be hunted during a cull. Allowing natives to kill the bulls is another way of culling ... Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Schools must take safety seriously

    Occupational Health & Safety mandates the every employer shall ensure, as far as it is reasonably practicable the Health & Safety of the worker. Also, an employer must develop a policy and procedures and workplace arrangements that effectively minimize or eliminate workplace violence. This leads me to question ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Jan. 22

    Ticked Off National oil companies are cutting back and laying off staff. When will Medicine Hat’s oil company face reality and do the same? Tickled Pink That negative people don’t come to the seniors’ centre. It would put a damper on our talks about trips, laughs and the ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Jan. 20

    Tickled Pink By the person who is tired of reading complaints about the city. Easy solutions. Stop reading them or simply turn the page. Tickled Pink The only other souls I meet in the coulee on my daily walks in the off-leash areas are other dog owners when ... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Jan. 15

    Ticked Off It seems to me the mayor has no reservations spending until he bankrupts the city. Sadly I would have hoped we would have more than one councillor who is willing to stand up for taxpayers and say enough is enough, but apparently not. Ticked Off For ... Read More »

    1 week ago

Top Photos

Chanel Miss Canada, Chanel Beckenlehner, poses for the judges wearing a hockey-themed costume during the national costume show at the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE Medicine Hat Tigers forward Mark Rassell shows off his sniping skills during the showtime shootout portion of the Tigers Skills Competition Monday night at The Arena.
Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott celebrates after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Oregon Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. Ohio State won 42-20. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
People gather in solidarity of the victims of a terror attack against a satirical newspaper, in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Masked gunmen shouting "Allahu akbar!" stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people, including the paper's editor, before escaping in a getaway car. It was France's deadliest terror attack in living memory. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
NEWS PHOTO EMMA BENNETT Morganne McClure smiles during the opening day of the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede on July 23.
Liam Gale, Medicine Hat's New Year's baby in 1995, gets a kiss from his older sister Nicola.
A man in a Santa Claus costume drives his Vespa during a parade at the main coastal avenue in southern port city of Limassol, Cyprus, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Around 1000 people in Santa Claus costumes take part in this parade during Christmas celebrations. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
December 12, 2014 NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE Cole Martin of the Kelowna Rockets skates back to the bench as members of the Medicine Hat Tigers celebrate Mark Rassell's teddy bear toss goal during the first period of Friday evening's WHL home game at The Arena.
NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE Kimberley Knight (left) and Linda Norrish hold up a Justin Bieber poster to be auctioned off at the 24th annual Corona Auction for the Medicine Hat News Santa Claus Fund Thursday evening. The poster, one of more than 100 items on the auction block, sold for $50.

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