March 5th, 2015

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prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevellHow to not just survive but thrive —it’s the emphasis that came out of Alberta’s Rural Education Symposium, said Prairie Rose School Division superintendent Brian Andjelic.“It doesn’t matter what part of the province you’re from — if you’re rural and remote, that’s what brings everybody together,” said ... Read More »





Local News

  • 300 cows from investigation already slaughtered

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaigMore than 300 of 750 head of cattle identified as being part of the investigation into the latest case of mad cow disease have been slaughtered, according to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).That is to be expected, said the head of Alberta Beef Producers, and ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • New youth centre opening 4 years after roof collapse

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevellMedicine Hat youth will have a new place to call home with the launch of the Perspective Arts Community next month.“We have been kind of working, dreaming, planning, ever since the Central Neighbourhood Hub collapsed four years ago,” said Jessilyn Swanson, co-founder of the non-profit organization which ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Moving art groups not exactly open, shut

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant City council members approved in principal a possible move for arts groups to the former Veiner Centre on Monday, but some are asking questions about future need and future plans for both groups in the city as well as civic buildings. Last week a city committee ... Read More »

    20 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Wolves win club tourney

    Medicine Hat News Area club volleyball teams are already showing they’ll be in the mix for provincial titles this spring. This past weekend in Calgary for the first of three provincial tournaments, the Seven Persons Wolves 14-and-under girls team beat the Calgary 403 Selects 2-0 (25-20, 25-20) in ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Salta picks up 30 medals in Calgary

    Medicine Hat News It was an invigorating weekend for the boys of Medicine Hat’s Salta Gymnastics Club. Not only did they win a lot of medals in Calgary, they also got a chance to be inspired by a 77-year-old. At the Ed Vincent Invitational at Altadore Gymnastics Club, ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Mixed fortunes for ringette teams in zone playdowns

    Medicine Hat News Provincial playdowns meant either the end of the road or a pit stop on the way for a couple Medicine Hat ringette teams. For the 18-and-over Smash, a best-of-three series with the Lethbridge Edge included two very different games. On Saturday in Lethbridge the final ... Read More »

    20 hours ago

Local Entertainment

  • Past and present combined in current Esplanade exhibit

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre An exhibit from a former Medicine Hat college professor is among the two new exhibits on display at the Esplanade’s Art Gallery.“After,” an art exhibit by Laara Cassells, who retired from the visual communications program at the Medicine Hat College in 2014, has been on display ... Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Psych-rock at Schooner’s

    Medicine Hat News Progressive psych-rock is on the menu this weekend at Schooner’s Pub. On tour out west, Winnipeg’s Moon Tan brings “amazing guitar licks and no-holds-barred wailing vocals,” says the show’s promoter Desiree Magotiaux, adding Moon Tan is not just a band, but they are “a full ... Read More »

    6 days ago

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Opinions

  • Guest Column: Alberta’s schools can’t sustain more cuts

    You don’t have to live very long in Alberta before hearing a premier talk about falling oil prices creating a huge hole in government finances. Most recently, Premier Prentice in early January 2015 projected a $500 million deficit for the current fiscal year and a $7 billion hole ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Arts a worthy, essential part of education

    For the next two weeks, Medicine Hat will have a chance to see the benefits of arts in education. The Rotary Music Festival at Medicine Hat College will see more than 1,500 students and serious music practitioners taking over Medicine Hat College and the Cultural Centre to showcase ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Rural visitors contribute to city’s economy in many ways

    People from rural southeast Alberta who travel to Medicine Hat for recreational activities are to blame for city council increasing user fees at places like the Family Leisure Centre, Arena, and Esplanade, according to a statement made by Mayor Ted Clugston at their Jan. 18 council meeting. “(A ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • City fee increases a complex issue

    In December it was revealed that city council was planning to make increases in fees for City of Medicine Hat services such as transit, use of city facilities and more. Questions were raised about what services are truly needed. Yes, we do need transit and the services that ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Workers are indeed being exploited

    Re: “No free lunch in this world,” Feb. 23. Paul McLennan takes quite a swipe at Peggy Revell’s Feb. 10 column. He says that she implied that employers exploit their workers. That’s because they do. Exploit is a real word. Merriam-Webster defines it “to use (someone or something) ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Bring on the hot weather

    I keep reading, in the Medicine Hat News, and other magazines, etc., that global warming is here and we have to do something about it, real quickly. Why is that? Personally, I’m really looking forward to some warmer weather and not just because my toes and ears are ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink March 3

    Ticked Off When did an office manager hugging patients become acceptable professional behaviour? You are doing nothing for the clinics reputation, nor your own. If I come come back, please do not hug me. Ticked Off If the Veiner Centre is good enough for the arts clubs, why ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Feb. 26

    Ticked Off At parents who load their children into the vehicle on the driver’s side. For the safety of your children, please put them in on the passenger side away from on coming vehicles. Ticked Off At people who call your cell phone claiming that you called them ... Read More »

    7 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Feb. 24

    Ticked Off That good employees are driven out of a certain work place simply because the manager there is a terrible person in so many ways.Ticked OffAt a guy living way outside the city trying to run for the Wildrose party in Medicine Hat. Leaving here more than ... Read More »

    1 week ago

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NEWS PHOTO EMMA BENNETT Angelina Poddar performs "In the Woods" in the Lyric Poetry Solo Five and Under category at Rotary Music Festival on March 2 at the Cultural Centre.
Instructor Robert Callier lights up a bulb with a Tesla coil that he built with students at Haney Technical School, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Panama City, Fla. (AP Photo/News Herald, Andrew Wardlow)
Benjamin Miller, 20, from Georgia, is gored by a bull during the "Carnaval del Toro" in Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain, on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. An American youth is recovering in the intensive-care unit of a hospital in western Salamanca after being savagely gored during a bullfighting festival celebrating Carnival, officials said Sunday. Surgeon Enrique Crespo said he was called to operate on 20-year-old Benjamin Miller from Georgia, who had been gored and tossed by a large fighting bull on Saturday, the first day of nearby Ciudad Rodrigo's "Carnaval del Toro." (AP Photo/Jose Vicente)
Special-shape hot air balloons known as Vincent van Gogh, left, and Maximus The Beagle Dog, are prepare to take off at the start of the 19th Philippine Hot Air Balloon festival Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 at Clark Special Economic Zone, Pampanga province north of Manila, Philippines. Now on its 19th year, the hot air balloon festival features a total of 32 hot air balloons participating from all over the world. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
New England Patriots strong safety Malcolm Butler (21) intercepts a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette (83) during the second half of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE Kelly McLaughlin (left) and Bruce Dynes with the Thursday Night Bluegrass Band perform at Medalta Thursday night as part of the Tongue on the Post folk music festival.
Will Annicchiarico is bundled up as he plays in the snow following a snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Concord, N.H. A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding parts of coastal New Jersey northward through Maine with high winds and heavy snow. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
The casket of slain RCMP Const. David Wynn is carried into funeral in St. Albert Alta.., on Monday,  January 26, 2015. Wynn died four days after he and Auxiliary Const. Derek Bond were shot by Shawn Rehn in St. Albert on January 17. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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)

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