October 21st, 2017

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Medicine Hat police believe a pair of bank robberies on Thursday and Friday are related. Just before 7 p.m Thursday, Oct. 19 a man walked away from a robbery at the Royal Bank at 2901 13th Avenue SE in Medicine Hat with an undisclosed amount of cash. Medicine Hat police responded to the incident but

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  • Richmound farmer injured in wildfire recovers in hospital

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A farmer in the Richmound and Burstall area seriously injured during Tuesday’s wildfire faces a long recovery in a Calgary hospital. Eddie Riehl was injured as a wall of fire swept through the area and his truck slid into a ditch. Riehl, 74, had spent the afternoon moving his cattle across a ... Read More »

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  • Bank robbery suspect still at large

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Police Service has released the image of a man they think is responsible for robberies at two city banks within an 18-hour period Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, the 13th Avenue RBC was robbed at about 6:50 p.m. when a man in a red and black plaid jacket approached ... Read More »

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  • Memorial for James Hargrave Oct. 27 at Holy Family Parish

    Medicine Hat News A memorial for James Hargrave, a rancher from the Walsh area who passed away on Tuesday after helping to fight a fire near Hilda and Burstall, will be held Friday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. at Holy Family Parish, 1451 Strachan Rd. SE, Medicine Hat. A reception will follow at the Cypress ... Read More »

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    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker It was mixed results for Medicine Hat’s two remaining high school football teams Friday at the Methanex Bowl, with the Crescent Heights High School Vikings losing, and Hat High winning. The Vikings were the first game of the night against the Brooks Buffalos. CHHS fell down 9-0, and was nearly able to complete ... Read More »

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  • Tigers jump all over Kootenay in 11-1 romp

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Dawson Heathcote must have had a horseshoe in his hockey pants on Friday night at the Canalta Centre. The 17-year-old rookie forward capitalized on a pair of fortuitous bounces then worked his way onto the highlight reel with an impressive individual effort to complete his first career hat trick — with his fourth ... Read More »

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  • Rattlers women drop game to SAIT

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker The Medicine Hat Rattlers women’s volleyball team has played three, five-set matches this season — all of which they’ve lost. The Rattlers women went the distance with the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Trojans Friday, but eventually fell in the fifth set. “I think that, at this point, we’re just really inconsistent,” said ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: Within our democratic society,we can and should do better

    The first thing on my list on Oct. 16 was to visit the Family Leisure Centre to vote. My obligation fulfilled, I got on with the rest of my day. There was maybe a little wisp of smugness in my smile but I knew I had done nothing heroic. It had taken only a few ... Read More »

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  • NHL Flames lose political fight to Nenshi over arena

    Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi won a third consecutive term on Monday, confounding pollsters who predicted his political demise was imminent. Nenshi, who was voted world’s top mayor by the World Mayor Project in 2014, was reported to be down between nine and 17 percentage points to challenger Bill Smith in multiple polls by Mainstream Research, ... Read More »

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  • The week that was: Highs and lows, winds of change, winds of destruction and tragedy

    The winds of change surged through Medicine Hat this week. An election campaign that many people felt was lacking in initiative, announcements and debates ended up being a nail-biting evening for some of the candidates when the results started rolling in Monday night. No matter what you thought of the election campaign we certainly had ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Helpful Hatter

    On Oct. 13, my wife and I were frantically searching for the Pattison Funeral parlour on South Railway Street. We were stuck at the bottom of Fifth Street with no way to turn right. But lo and behold, there was a white half-ton with a very obliging citizen who said “follow me.” So we did, ... Read More »

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  • UCP must return to social conservatism and moderate fiscal policies of Peter Lougheed

    Re: “Fiscal conservatives haven’t had a voice in Alberta for 20 years,” Oct. 12 Although, Ralph Klein described himself as a fiscal conservative, he more often talked the talk than walked the walk. He kept taxes high by fighting for tax-funded abortion, and he brought in health care premiums for seniors. Klein’s socially liberal views ... Read More »

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  • Transparency lacking at city hall

    Re: “Don’t hold your breath waiting for transit satisfaction, if Veiner situation is any indication,” Sept. 22 As always from the pen of Gillian Slade, an excellent, thought provoking editorial. There is unquestionably a lack of transparency emanating from city hall with far too many decisions made behind closed doors. They number in the dozens ... Read More »

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