October 2nd, 2014

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prevell@medicinehatnews.com@MHNprevellWhat started off as a small school-based online auction has spiraled up to raising $12,000 for a Medicine Hat girl struck by a truck last month.“The amount of support from strangers, just from community members has amazed me,” said Natosha Mastel, principal of River Heights School which six-year-old girl ... Read More »





Local News

  • Fatality investigation for death at Lakeside Packers

    A provincial Occupational Health and Safety decision has upgraded the status for its probe into a workplace incident at Lakeside Packers in August from injury to fatality investigation. Christopher Harper, 43, died Monday from injuries sustained in an Aug. 18 incident at the JBS-owned packing plant outside of Brooks.Harper, who ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • School principal ‘amazed’ by community support for Abby Gilmore; more than $12,000 already raised

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com@MHNprevellWhat started off as a small school-based online auction has spiraled up to raising $12,000 for a Medicine Hat girl struck by a truck last month.“The amount of support from strangers, just from community members has amazed me,” said Natosha Mastel, principal of River Heights School which six-year-old girl ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Cimarron creditors will lose about 95 cents on the dollar

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantUnsecured creditors may be in line to receive about five cents on the dollar from the failed Cimarron land development, with local interests seeing the largest share of the meagre proceeds.Court documents made public on Tuesday include a proposed resolution from the receiver to disperse $640,000 to ... Read More »

    19 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Volleyball ref’s clinic tonight

    Medicine Hat News As far as refereeing jobs go, volleyball may be one of the least stressful. You don’t have to run or skate to keep up with the action, it’s rare to see anybody at lower levels disrespect an official and it’s remarkably simple to get started ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Schafer helps Cubs earn a split

    Medicine Hat News How glad were the Medicine Hat Cubs to have their starting goalie back? Very. With Marek Langhamer sent back to the Medicine Hat Tigers, Cole Schafer’s stint as the WHL team’s emergency backup ended just in time for him to tend the net for the ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Hat minor hockey

    Medicine Hat News It was a rough weekend for a couple Medicine Hat minor hockey teams, regardless of whether they were at home or on the road. The bantam AA Venom lost 7-1 Friday to Sylvan Lake, then 5-2 Saturday in Taber. Ryley Manz scored in each game ... Read More »

    19 hours ago

Local Entertainment

  • Michael Charles takes on Blues at the Bow

    Medicine Hat News With 30 years in music and 30 albums behind him, bluesman Michael Charles comes to Blues at the Bow on Oct.4. Charles, a six-time Grammy Award nominee, has toured the globe performing in the blues hotpsot of Chicago, at the Philadellhia Jazz and Blues Fest ... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Prairie Tales at library

    Medicine Hat News The 16th edition of Prairie Tales comes to the Medicine Hat Public Library on Sept. 28. Prairie Tales is an annual touring collection of short films and videos made by Alberta artists. The selected films are put together in a feature-length compilation and then screened ... Read More »

    5 days ago

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Opinions

  • National Affairs: Polls highlight PQ’s referendum conundrum

    MONTREAL Scotland’s recent independence referendum undeniably struck a chord in Quebec, but based on the first two polls to be published on the post-vote state of play, it has not acted as a game changer on the political dynamics of the province. CROP, whose poll was published last ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Retesting of drivers every five years would make roads safer

    I think it’s safe to say we have a problem with drivers in our city.In the span of two weeks in September, four pedestrians were hit by vehicles while crossing the street at crosswalks in the city. Crosswalk awareness has been pushed to the forefront of the discussion, ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Education getting less affordable

    It’s become something of a stereotype to associate university students with macaroni-and-cheese dinners in illustrating the shortage of money most students face. But the stereotype points to a very real and serious situation — and the situation is getting worse. A new report from the Canadian Centre for ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Times have changed, and so has necessity of transit service

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading the articles written by Gillian Slade on the City Transit System. Good job, Gillian! Hello again Sev Barber! The picture of all the gals riding the almost full bus in the 1950s tells quite a story. In the 1950s, shortly after the Second World ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Many thanks for the superb trail system in Medicine Hat

    A big thank you to Randy Taves, Debbie and the crew of the City of Medicine Hat Parks Department for the great job they are doing maintaining and patching the trail to Echo Dale Park. Also, the resurfacing currently underway through Strathcona Park and other city trails means ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Money being wasted in education

    The Alberta government has acquiesced to financially supporting a proliferation of special interest, ethnic, private, charter and faith-based schools in recent years. Alberta has 230 private schools. Previously, if you wanted your child to go to a private school you paid tuition.Presently, Alberta Education subsidizes between 60 and ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Sept. 30

    Ticked Off That some people think that the CRTC and the Supreme Court of Canada should be running our country rather than the people who are represented by our government. Tickled Pink That some city officials believe that the bad batches of Sensus meters were only shipped to ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Sept. 25

    Ticked Off It seems like our utilities manager is doing a poor job. We’re losing money on the Manyberries oil and on the smart meters. Think it’s time for a change. Ticked Off Maybe people watching a misbehaving child in public don’t have much choice. Teach children properly ... Read More »

    7 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Sept. 23

    Ticked Off Again the smart meter costs are actually rising? Great to see council and the city administration doing their due diligence! Add on the cost of a study. What will the true amount cost? Tickled Pink By the bikers that braved the less-than-ideal conditions to participate in ... Read More »

    1 week ago

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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
New York Yankees' Derek Jeter (2) is mobbed by teammates after driving in the winning run with a single against the Baltimore Orioles in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in New York. The Yankees won 6-5. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Chateau de Chenonceau, spanning the River Cher, near the village of Chenonceaux, France. The Chateau de Chenonceau has not only been refurnished, but the wing built spanning the river Cher has been turned into a gallery. (AP Photo/Karen Schwartz)
NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE With Michal Holub (15) of the Lethbridge Hurricanes, giving chase, Alex Mowbray (24) of the Medicine Hat Tigers makes a break down the ice during the second period of Saturday evening's home opener at the Arena.
Jim Prentice has a laugh with newly appointed Health Minister and former Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel after Prentice was sworn in as Alberta’s 16th Premier in Edmonton, Alberta on Monday September 15, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2010 file photo, base jumpers jump off the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville, W.V. during Bridge Day. This yearÕs Bridge Day is scheduled for Oct. 18 when hundreds of parachutists will take part. More than 100,000 tourists typically turn out. Watching the event is one of a number of free things to do around West Virginia. (AP Photo/The Register-Herald, Rick Barbero, File)
Miss New York Kira Kazantsev, left, gasps after she was named Miss America 2015 as she holds hands with Miss Virginia Courtney Paige Garrett during the Miss America 2015 pageant, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Artists rest after having their bodies painted in the likeness of tigers to perform the annual 'Pulikali' or Tiger Dance in Thrissur, in the southern Indian state of Kerala, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Pulikali is a colorful recreational folk art revolving around the theme of tiger hunting, performed to entertain people during Onam, an annual harvest festival. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.)

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