September 2nd, 2014

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clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvreThe Medicine Hat and District Labour Council recognized the contributions of unions through history, while stressing there is still a lot of work to be done on Labour Day.Each year on Labour Day, the council has hosted a free barbecue for the unemployed and underemployed in the ... Read More »





Local News

  • Despite attempted intervention by police, man commits suicide

    Medicine Hat News An incident involving a distressed male with a weapon requiring response from Medicine Hat police and Redcliff RCMP ended with the man committing suicide early Monday morning. At 3:03 a.m., members of the Medicine Hat police responded to the 1200 block of Elm Street SE ... Read More »

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  • Inquiry begins into 2010 death of 18-year-old

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaigA fatality inquiry is set to begin today into the 2010 death of 18-year-old Morbe Buluk.Buluk was involved in an alcohol-fueled fist fight during the early morning hours of Feb. 16, 2010 on Gershaw Drive with Dillon Desjarlais, according to criminal court submissions.Desjarlais was initially charged with ... Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Campgrounds fill up for final summer weekend

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre The Labour Day long weekend has come and gone, and with it, one of the last major camping weekends of the season. Campgrounds in the city and region were busy over the weekend, as families took advantage of the warm weather before fall starts to settle ... Read More »

    6 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Stirring up the dirt

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre For four years now, the Memory Lane Memorial Team Roping event has continued to grow, attracting more cowboys and cowgirls from across the prairies and Montana to participate and honour those who have passed away. “We started off and it was just for one person, and ... Read More »

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  • Gnam claims his fourth Southeastern Open title

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Warren Gnam saw his name etched into the Southeastern Open trophy for the fourth time on Monday afternoon, as the local golfer finished atop the leaderboard with Connaught Golf Club’s 81st annual three-day tournament. “I had a great time at the tournament. There’s a lot of ... Read More »

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  • Tigers lose one, win one

    Medicine Hat NewsThe Medicine Hat Tigers went 1-1 through preseason play over the weekend, falling 4-2 to the Saskatoon Blades Saturday and bouncing back with a 6-5 overtime win over the Prince George Cougars Sunday.Despite out-shooting the Blades 15-5 through the first period, the Tigers left the ice ... Read More »

    6 hours ago

Local Entertainment

  • Prairie Fly Tour is taking flight again

    Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat native Mandy Ebel and Julia Bentley travelled through Medicine Hat last year on part one of the tour and will be back for two shows in the Gas City this weekend. Ebel, who goes by the stage name Myla, and Bentley will perform ... Read More »

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  • Library Chat: New book club and authors open mic night coming

    MHPL’snew Inspirational Fiction Book Club brings together people who enjoy faith based fiction to talk about favourite authors, series and titles. The first get together is Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. in the Honor Currie meeting room. We’ll put the kettle on and provide light refreshments and you ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Term limits would offer advantages

    Many governments around the world impose term limits on their politicians. Reasoning for doing so is varied, and whether or not those limits achieve the goals they set out to achieve is up for debate. Terms limits do not exist in Canada at the moment for elected officials, ... Read More »

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  • Governments doing more harm than good on wildlife management file

    The ineptitude of government wildlife management in southeastern Alberta at both the federal and provincial level has done nothing to instill confidence in stakeholders. It is hard to find an example of government actions that have resulted in anything even appearing as a well thought out management plan. ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Talk of the Town: Mixed reactions to seniors centre saga found among Hatters surveyed

    Many Hatters have a mixed reaction to city council’s decision regarding the proposed seniors’ centre. Others however are somewhat befuddled as to how the whole situation has come to polarize so many Hatters. A brief random survey of some Hatters perhaps expresses it best. For one local female ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Not surprised by Anders

    It is no surprise that Rob Anders seeks the nomination for the Conservative Party in the new Bow River electoral district.Where can he find a job which pays him an income, which is in the top two per cent of income earners in Canada, and where he can ... Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • A case for making the World Cup an annual event

    June and July saw another edition of soccer’s World Cup. It’s unfortunate the huge event takes place every four years instead of on a yearly basis By having it every year it would become an annual tradition. It needs to be held each year in order to bring ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • The city’s seniors deserve a new facility

    Some years back the city built the Esplanade in downtown. It was very much a hot topic many felt nothing but a white elephant, myself included. I was wrong. This building is used a lot and brings many great events to the city —Bryan Adams Beach Boys, Slash, ... Read More »

    5 days ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Sept. 2

    Ticked Off That our minor hockey has gone to shambles with inexperienced coaches and unaffordable fees for kids to play hockey. Tickled Pink Many thanks to the person who turned in my cellphone at the Co-op on 13th. I had stopped to put air in my tire and ... Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Aug. 28

    Tickled Pink Kudos to the city council for making the seniors go back to re-think the seniors centre plans. Ticked Off That the city is stalling and now wants to put more money into a building in the flood zone. Tickled Pink To know why we didn’t repair ... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Aug. 26

    Ticked Off I cannot believe what am reading concerning the Veiner Centre. Please people take those blinders off. We are still in a flood zone, with no flood insurance and to hear that repairing that old building will cost $1 million is a joke. Ticked Off When is ... Read More »

    1 week ago

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The 360-foot, 16-sail Star Clipper looks regal sailing the Aegean Sea just off the coast of the Greek island of Patmos. (Photo by Steve MacNaull)
Aaron Paul, and from left, Vince Galligan, Anne Gunn and Bryan Cranston pose with their awards for outstanding drama series for their work on "Breaking Bad" at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
Beyonce accepts the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. Looking on from left is Blue Ivy and Jay-Z. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
A lighthouse on Westray, one of Scotland's Orkney Islands, overlooks the north Atlantic. Thousands of seabirds nest on ledges in the nearby cliffs. A vertigo-inducing trail skirts precipices, with views of the sea 75 metres below. Photo taken July 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Fuhrmann
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In this Tuesday, May 6, 2014 file photo, One World Trade Center towers over the lower Manhattan skyline in New York. Tourism in sites connected to the events of Sept. 11, 2001 is strong, with millions of people visiting the memorial and hundreds of thousands having already visited the new 9/11 Museum that opened in May.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
FILE - This April 6, 2008 file photo shows actor-comedian Robin Williams speaks on stage at the "Idol Gives Back" fundraising special of "American Idol" in Los Angeles. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

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