July 26th, 2014

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clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvreAsh Cooper has fought bulls in the rodeo, and has had people young and old laughing at his antics for close to 20 years now on the rodeo circuit. He has suffered broken bones, torn ligaments, and once had a bull’s horn in his mouth, popping out ... Read More »

Local News

  • Fires cause smart meter halt in Sask.

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade Six fires related to smart meters have taken place in Saskatchewan in the last two months and now SaskPower has put a halt on any further installations while an investigation is carried out. SaskPower confirmed the meters in question are Sensus, the same brand currently being ... Read More »

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  • Former local Medical Officer commuting to new job at taxpayer’s expense

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade Medicine Hat has not had a Medical Officer of Health since December last year but is still contributing to the cost of one, according to travel and expense claims provided by Alberta Health. Dr. Ada Bennett was appointed MOH with Alberta Health on Nov. 25 vacating ... Read More »

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  • Better weather anticipated for Stampede’s final day

    Medicine Hat News High wind gusts of up to 80 kilometres per hour whipped across the fairgrounds for the first two days of the annual Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede but warmer, calmer weather is expected today. “We’ve got some diehards on the midway but there is lots ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Hat Jays to host league playoffs

    Medicine Hat News A tie proved to be as good as a win for the Scoreboard Blue Jays. The Sask-Alta League baseball team’s regular season finale July 8 wound up a 4-4 tie with the Burstall Braves, leaving them at 6-3-1. Richmound, in position to pass the Jays ... Read More »

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  • Bindloss’ Fowlie going to the Hall

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre A long-time local cowboy will be enshrined in the Canadian Professional Rodeo Hall of Fame this fall. Lloyd Fowlie of Bindloss, Alta., approximately 100 kilometres north of Medicine Hat, will enter the Hall in the Legends category, his induction officially announced in front of the crowd ... Read More »

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  • Rain halts Mavs

    Medicine Hat News Rain and the Medicine Hat Mavericks held off the Lethbridge Bulls’ celebration. With the Bulls needing one more win or a Mavs loss in the final few days of the Western Major Baseball League’s regular season to clinch top spot in the West Division, Medicine ... Read More »

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Local Entertainment

  • Eye on the Esplanade: The war that is still with us

    One of the best reasons for studying the past is to understand the present. The war which began a century ago was so extensive, involved and complex that it was known as “The Great War” and has, since the subsequent war it spawned, been known as the “First ... Read More »

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  • Oak Ridge Boys headline gospel jam in Shaunavon on August 3

    Medicine Hat News The Oak Ridge Boys will headline the Frenchman River Gospel Jam in Shaunavon, Sask., on the August long weekend. The Oak Ridge Boys perform Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. Before that, acts such as Jason Blaine, The Hunter brothers and Link Union will be on ... Read More »

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  • Looking for real justice

    The province’s justice system is undoubtedly going through wholesale changes under the auspices of streamlining the courts to increase both the accessibility of the system and to ensure accountability in a timely manner. Success in the past two years of reforms to the courts have included the introduction ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: ‘Exodus’: Good old movie but a bad foreign policy

    Canada’s attitude towards the Middle East under the Harper Conservatives has changed. As one pundit put it, Canada is no longer seen as a fair and impartial arbitrator but, rather, an uncritical and partisan supporter of anything Israel wants to do. It could be this is a reaction ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: Duffy wants trial to begin ‘as soon as possible’

    A defiant Mike Duffy says he has committed no crimes and wants to air the RCMP’s charges against him in court as soon as he can — possibly in early 2015. “The court process will allow Canadians to hear all of the facts. They will then understand that ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Canada should establish substantial deficit to create full employment

    The C.D. Howe Institute has urged the Canadian government to create 75,000 jobs by running a small deficit. But since we have more than 1.3 million unemployed, why not create a substantial deficit and put everyone to work, just the way we gave jobs to all during the ... Read More »

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  • Liberals vow to reverse Tories’ lack of transparency

    It is said that sunshine is the best disinfectant, but unfortunately not a lot of light shines on our federal government these days. Access to information requests are taking longer and arrive blacked out. Data is released in grainy photocopies, not electronically. Withholding information has become the default ... Read More »

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  • Different perspective to sage grouse issue

    Concerning sage grouse and ranchers, Re: Letter to the editor July 2) The sage grouse issue — a perspective) 1. The Species at Risk Act was put into law in 2002. 2. The SARA becomes real when connected with the Emergency Protection Order and Recovery Strategy (December 2013) ... Read More »

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Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink July 24

    Ticked Off That so many council members seem to think they work for the police department and not the citizens of the city. Why is it that every time talks come up about revamping and re-examining the photo radar issue, certain council members assume taxes would need to ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink July 22

    Ticked Off With the person who stole an orange flag from my home in Somerset area. Ticked Off Medicine Hat should clamp down on people who own disgusting properties downtown. Ticked Off Calgary’s police has been running natural gas for 18 months. Medicine Hat, the Gas City, still ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink July 17

    Tickled Pink Many thanks to the young Mormons who helped two senior citizens with a very difficult gardening job on July 5. Your kindness is greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten. Ticked Off At the drivers on Southview Drive texting and driving. I see it almost every ... Read More »

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NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE George Gillespie IV of Elgin, Oregon gets bucked off Must Have during the bareback riding event of the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Thursday evening. The rodeo continues tonight at 7 p.m.
FILE - This is a Friday, April 25, 2014  file photo of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, as she holds Prince George as they say goodbye before they board their flight in Canberra,  Australia, Friday, April 25, 2014. Prince George turns 1 on Tuesday. While he may be too young to appreciate it, the milestone is causing a nationwide frenzy. Editorial writers call him a symbol of hope, newspaper headlines hail him as "Gorgeous George" and one published a 24-page glossy magazine chronicling his first 12 months. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin carries scientific experiments to a deployment site south of the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 mission. One experiment involved the inner composition of the moon, and another tried to determine the exact distance from Earth. Aldrin, 84, is asking everyone to remember where they were when he and Neil Armstrong became the first humans to walk on the moon and to share their memories online. (AP Photo/NASA, Neil Armstrong, File)
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