January 31st, 2015

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cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrownIf you live in Crescent Heights and feel the ground shaking over the next couple of weeks, don’t be alarmed. It’s just the Crescent Heights High School drama department and the King of Rock and Roll colliding.Director Jennifer Davies says she and the students are pulling out ... Read More »





Local News

  • Groups lobby for old mandatory census

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The Conservative government and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce — as well as its local representatives — are at odds over how federal census data is collected. The mandatory long-form census was replaced by a voluntary survey in 2011, with the government citing complaints about the ... Read More »

    23 mins ago
  • A few pay cuts won’t cut it: Barnes

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade Local Wildrose MLA Drew Barnes will take a pay cut but says the cuts Prentice announced Thursday did not go far enough and suggests layers of government bureaucrats need to be chopped. “After more regionalization the number of upper managers and bureaucrats should be reduced through ... Read More »

    23 mins ago
  • A slow decline: Living with Parkinson’s

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade This story is the second in a two-part feature. The first part appeared in the News on Friday. Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that impairs motor skills and speech. It was named after British apothecary James Parkinson, who first described ... Read More »

    21 mins ago

Local Sports

  • Tigers find a way yet again

    Medicine Hat News With two call-ups in the lineup and excuses easy to come by, the Medicine Hat Tigers kept their fortunes high in a 4-1 road win over the Tri-City Americans Friday night. At Kennewick, Wash., the Tigers got a goal and an asisst from Trevor Cox ... Read More »

    15 mins ago
  • Defence keeps Rattlers ahead

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat College Rattlers women’s basketball team battled back into the win column Friday with a 59-42 home court victory over the Red Deer Queens. “We had good contributions all over the place, which was nice,” said Rattlers head coach Jason McLester. “We have that ... Read More »

    15 mins ago
  • Co-hosts fall short of final

    Medicine Hat News The Crescent Heights Vikings and McCoy Colts varsity boys basketball teams came up short of the podium as co-hosts of the Super South Basketball Tournament, but bragging rights are still on the line. The Vikings finished second in the group stage behind Moose Jaw, but ... Read More »

    15 mins ago

Local Entertainment

  • Hi-Strung Downers in Hat Feb. 7

    Medicine Hat News If you’re into high-energy roots/rockabilly music, then Feb. 7 in Medicine Hat is for you. Calgary band the Hi-Strung Downers will play at Schooner’s Pub that evening. The band played at the 2014 Medicine Hat Jazz Festival and have been invited to this year’s edition. ... Read More »

    22 mins ago
  • CHHS meets the King of Rock and Roll

    cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrownIf you live in Crescent Heights and feel the ground shaking over the next couple of weeks, don’t be alarmed. It’s just the Crescent Heights High School drama department and the King of Rock and Roll colliding.Director Jennifer Davies says she and the students are pulling out ... Read More »

    24 hours ago

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Opinions

  • Free press a hallmark of a free society

    The Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris earlier this month saw the issue of free speech in Western democracies come to the fore in a manner and style rarely seen. But free speech is a far more nuanced ideal that can’t be simply upheld when gun-toting maniacs decided to ... Read More »

    18 mins ago
  • Talk of the Town: Sunniest city? Does it matter?

    According to well known Environment Canada climatologist Dave Phillips, Medicine Hat should be in the running for maintaining its position as Canada’s sunniest city. That should be good news for the City Hall people who are behind the new logo, “A Sunshine State of Mind.” However, there is ... Read More »

    18 mins ago
  • Hidden cameras may be best chance at safety

    The revelation of abuse at a seniors’ residence in Alberta has raised the question of whether placing a hidden camera in the private bedroom of your loved one is a gross invasion of privacy or the only way to protect them. This week the daughter of a senior ... Read More »

    24 hours ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Replenish our TB pledge

    Did you know that beautiful children in Africa are going deaf due to the use of archaic drugs used to fight tuberculosis and MDR-TB (multiple drug resistant) TB? Well of course that is far away from here and doesn’t affect you, so why would you know. This is ... Read More »

    18 mins ago
  • City should set power, gas prices for year

    I am disappointed our city council can’t set a price for our natural gas an power once a year. It seems they like to use the averages of other utility companies. Why can’t the city set the rate of power and natural gas at the cost of production ... Read More »

    24 hours ago
  • Bullies must be accountable, victims need help, protection

    What is the matter with our citizens when it comes to the brutality of bullying within our community? I am well aware that bullies are indiscriminate of age, sexes and location however, this letter is in regards to our school-age youth. Most of our schools have some type ... Read More »

    24 hours ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled pink Jan.29

    Ticked Off The city officials want the OK from the neighbours to keep a few hens. Only one alderman has the brains to see the light. Ticked Off TransAlta is suspending the construction of a power plant due to uncertainty and yet Medicine Hat seems to be once ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Jan. 27

    Ticked Off That the people who deliver our flyers keep quitting their jobs so on a regular basis we don’t get our flyers. We call the News only to be told they can’t fill the positions. C’mon kids, it’s a great way to make some extra money, get ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Jan. 22

    Ticked Off National oil companies are cutting back and laying off staff. When will Medicine Hat’s oil company face reality and do the same? Tickled Pink That negative people don’t come to the seniors’ centre. It would put a damper on our talks about trips, laughs and the ... Read More »

    1 week ago

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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)
NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE Medicine Hat Tigers forward Mark Rassell shows off his sniping skills during the showtime shootout portion of the Tigers Skills Competition Monday night at The Arena.
Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott celebrates after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Oregon Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. Ohio State won 42-20. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
People gather in solidarity of the victims of a terror attack against a satirical newspaper, in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Masked gunmen shouting "Allahu akbar!" stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people, including the paper's editor, before escaping in a getaway car. It was France's deadliest terror attack in living memory. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
NEWS PHOTO EMMA BENNETT Morganne McClure smiles during the opening day of the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede on July 23.
Liam Gale, Medicine Hat's New Year's baby in 1995, gets a kiss from his older sister Nicola.
A man in a Santa Claus costume drives his Vespa during a parade at the main coastal avenue in southern port city of Limassol, Cyprus, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Around 1000 people in Santa Claus costumes take part in this parade during Christmas celebrations. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

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