October 31st, 2014

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Though flooding was much less severe than expected, the provincial government moved Wednesday to cover the City of Medicine Hat’s costs incurred during a high water emergency this summer.In mid-June, heavy rains in southwestern Alberta caused high stream flows and damage throughout the Oldman River system in the ... Read More »

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  • Province will reimburse communities for costs of 2014 high water emergency

    Though flooding was much less severe than expected, the provincial government moved Wednesday to cover the City of Medicine Hat’s costs incurred during a high water emergency this summer.In mid-June, heavy rains in southwestern Alberta caused high stream flows and damage throughout the Oldman River system in the ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Let the berms begin, soon

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantA new berm for Lions Park will be close to budget and begin soon, say city officials and engineers who toured flood mitigation sites throughout Medicine Hat on Wednesday with members of the media.Bids to build the 2.3-kilometre earthen dike near the River Flats Community — expected ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Off-the-cuff lake kept water plant dry

    Medicine Hat NewsWhile hundreds of concrete blocks and tonnes of earth protected the city’s water treatment plant during record flooding in 2013, an important key to holding back water was, in fact, an impromptu lake.The revelation was made during a tour of flood mitigation efforts throughout the city, ... Read More »

    20 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Skating coach recognized

    Medicine Hat News The aim was to find people who make a difference in the lives of athletes. Roxanne Doerksen was a perfect fit. The Alberta Sport Development Centre Southeast’s office at Medicine Hat College put out the word in June about a new award linked to its ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • St. Mary’s gets top local finish

    Medicine Hat News Notre Dame Academy’s gigantic two-weekend-long volleyball tournament wrapped up Saturday night, and there were a few local teams in the medals when it was all said and done. The Dawg Pound Classic’s 12-team girls draw saw winners in each of four tiers. In Tier 1, ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Tigers fall to Rebels

    Medicine Hat NewsLosses have been rare for the Medicine Hat Tigers this season, but they dropped one in Red Deer Tuesday night.The Rebels got a 5-3 win thanks to goals from five different players, plus 30 saves from Rylan Toth.Devan Fafard got the game-winner 6:45 into the final ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Local Entertainment

  • Anyone can relate to ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

    cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrownJust when they thought they were out, they get pulled back in. That’s how it seems to go with Linda and Tom Rooke and Medicine Hat Musical Theatre.“After every show we’ve done before we’ve said ‘that’s it, we’re not doing it again’,” Linda, the production manager, said ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Poncho’s Ponderings: Halloween is great: Gifts always edible and come pre-wrapped

    While John Jenkinson, the meat-cleaving, seven-fingered butcher and part-time probation officer may have successfully severed my inclinations to go tricking, the treating part of me is still very much alive and well.Conspiracy theorists would have you believe that Halloween is a diabolical plan construed by the Tooth Fairy ... Read More »

    20 hours ago

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    Almost a month has passed in the National Hockey League, and the game looks a lot different.The players are faster, able to move the puck around at a quicker pace, and you need to keep your eyes focused on the players and puck in order to keep track ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • The PC juggernaut rolls on in Alberta

    There’s a very good reason Alberta has been ruled by a Progressive Conservative government for more than 40 years.It’s simple: This province bleeds PC blue.With PC spending scandals and ethics violations as a backdrop, four provincial byelections were held Monday and if the Opposition Wildrose were ever going ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • National Affairs: Tackling terror issue requires a fixer-in-chief

    One of the main things to know about the so-called Protection of Canada from Terrorists bill that was brought forward in the House of Commons on Monday is that it cannot possibly live up to its title. Another useful thing to note is that its official author, Public ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Current fiasco may be distracting taxpayers

    Re: “Yes, AHS got it right with its lab decision,” Oct. 24 Mr. Taylor attempts to make several “assumptions” regarding budgets, estimates, and actual costs of the proposed transition of lab services to Medicine Hat Regional Hosptial. He asks “since no contract has been tendered nor bid upon, ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Albertans need to care for the caregivers

    In reference to the Alberta government’s strategies to help alleviate the logjam of patients in acute and emergency care, it’s important to remember that family members (along with friends) still provide the vast majority of care for the patients’ well-being. My own personal health has been affected by ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Do we ban cars in Medicine Hat after 23 vehicle fires in 2013?

    I would like to bring your attention to some statistical facts about the installation of smart meters.In Saskatchewan, 105,000 meters were installed of which there were five known failures.All five failures were positively identified as being due to faulty meter sockets.This amounts to one failure per 21,000 installations. ... Read More »

    6 days ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Oct. 30

    Ticked Off That seniors who can no longer drive safely continue to drive and their families, who know they should no longer be driving, look the other way or continue to enable them. Tickled Pink AHS is saving us $5 million over five years. Ticked Off With bylaw. ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Oct. 28

    Ticked Off My overpaid babysitter/social worker refuses to pick me up and take me to the laundromat. I’m on AISH and now I have to take a taxi. Ticked Off At the euthanasia debate. I think people should have the same rights as an animal and be mercifully ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Oct. 23

    Tickled Pink A tip of the hat to all volunteers who gave two coats of paint to a very long, long fence. Ticked Off Regarding the closure of the diagnostic clinic. How stupid do you have to be to qualify as an AHS director? Ticked Off At this ... Read More »

    1 week ago

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This photo shows a bride at the altar inside San Biagio, a church outside Montepulciano, in Tuscany, Italy. The domed Renaissance church is one of a number of beautiful buildings that can be seen on a visit to Tuscany. (AP Photo/Karen Schwartz)
Marcus Cirillo, the son of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, wears a Highlander cap during the funeral procession for his father in Hamilton, Ont. on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Cirillo was standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa last Wednesday when he was killed by a gunman who went on to open fire on Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
The cover of the Canadian Geographic book "Biggest and Best of Canada" is shown. In a country the size of Canada, there is no shortage of places to visit, ranging from don't bother to don't miss. But which ones are the best? THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Police secure an area around Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday Oct.22, 2014. A gunman opened fire at the National War Memorial, wounding a soldier, then moved to nearby Parliament Hill and wounded a security guard before he was shot, reportedly by Parliament's sergeant-at-arms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A police officer holds down a protester on the ground during a clash in the occupied area in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, late Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. New scuffles broke out Friday night between Hong Kong riot police and pro-democracy activists in a district where police cleared protesters earlier in the day. The chaotic scenes unfolded hours after police moved in to clear tents, canopies and barricades at Mong Kok, a smaller protest zone across Victoria Harbor from the main occupied area in the heart of the financial district. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Signs hang outside the Neon Sign Museum in Edmonton, Alberta. The Neon Sign Museum is the first of its kind in Canada and features a collection of historic signs that tell a story about Edmonton's neon past. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Tivoli, in Copenhagen, is billed as the world's orignal amusement park, dating from 1853. - PHOTO BY STEVE MACNAULL
China's Gao Xinglong competes in the men's long jump final at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Elm Street School's 2nd Annual River Flats Run - MHN_6533

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