February 27th, 2015

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gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSladeThe mayor is apparently not yet convinced of the need for a new seniors centre and the other reason for the delay getting this project off the ground is not re-electing Coun. Graham Kelly, who had the vision for a new seniors centre, says a Councilor.“There was ... Read More »

Local News

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    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Naturalists and advocates say that it’s about time to start thinking of the South Saskatchewan River in a positive light, but it could be years before Hatters get past images of flooding and destruction. This week a city committee was presented with Parks Department report in ... Read More »

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  • Barnes announces candidacy for Wildrose leadership

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade Cypress-Medicine Hat’s MLA could become leader of the official opposition by the end of March. MLA Drew Barnes announced his candidacy for leadership of the Wildrose to a packed audience at Paradise Valley Clubhouse on Thursday evening. “I believe being leader of the official opposition will ... Read More »

    21 mins ago
  • River leisure welcomed but with warning of a wary public

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Naturalists and advocates say it’s about time to start thinking of the South Saskatchewan River in a positive light, but it could be years before Hatters get past images of flooding and destruction. This week a city committee was presented with a parks department report into ... Read More »

    21 mins ago

Local Sports

  • Alberta, Janzer in medal round

    Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat’s Brock Janzer will play for a medal at the Canada Winter Games this weekend. Janzer, who’s the third-seeded squash player for Team Alberta, beat Manitoba’s Mark Guirguis 3-1 (11-6, 9-11, 11-7, 11-3) Wednesday in Prince George, B.C. Alberta won the tie 4-0, taking ... Read More »

    21 mins ago
  • Focus to get to the finish line

    The final stretch of the season can sometimes be a trying one. You’ve trained all season, worked for a goal, most likely now days or weeks away, and you’re hoping it is all coming together. Now factor in exhaustion, defeat, nerves and all the other feelings that you ... Read More »

    21 mins ago
  • Playoffs one win away; two tries left to get it

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Playoffs are on the line for the Medicine Hat College Rattlers women’s basketball team tonight at the Snake Pit against the SAIT Trojans. The Rattlers sit tied at 20 points with St. Mary’s University College for fourth place and the last ticket to the playoffs in ... Read More »

    21 mins 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 ... Read More »

    21 mins 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 »

    20 mins ago

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  • Time for honesty in the words we use

    Whether it is a job advertisement, a vote for a politician, or a presentation speech, the words “trustworthy,” “honesty” and “integrity” leap into top gear, but as a society we’ve become masters of BS propaganda. It has got beyond the culprits saying one thing and doing another. It ... Read More »

    16 mins ago
  • Politician Platform: Protecting citizens is highest priority

    The highest priority for our Conservative government is to protect our citizens and keep them safe and our country secure. We have seen an increased international threat for the jihadist movement globally. These jihadists have declared war on Canada. Canadians have seen this as reported in the news ... Read More »

    16 mins ago
  • Tough decisions coming in the years ahead

    Young or old. Rich or poor. Sports or arts. North-end or southside communities. There is no shortage of ways for Hatters to chop up the city into competing interests, but the jealousies and budget battles of the past may become a moot point in the new financial reality ... Read More »

    24 hours ago

Letters to The Editor

  • More to mailbox story

    Re: “Mailbox locations bugging Hatters,” Feb. 21 There is more to this story that the public needs to know. No area of the city that is getting home delivery has lost it, yet. Before people talk to City Hall and the newspaper about not liking the locations of ... Read More »

    16 mins ago
  • Focus on hot tub, not pool, at hospital

    Here’s an idea for Sean Chilton and the eight million other managers for AHS in the southern region. Instead of repairing the pool at the hospital, install a hot tub in the pool perimeter. In all my time working at the hospital I saw a maximum of five ... Read More »

    24 hours ago
  • Hope for today in works of Shakespeare

    Ok, so on Valentine’s Day I watched “Taming of the Shrew” at the Monarch Theatre with my son in the front row. It was also “One Billion Rising” a campaign which has been taking place fora few years to emphasize the fact that one-third of all women will ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • 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 »

    24 hours 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 »

    3 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Feb. 19

    Ticked Off Full-time nannies and tea parties? Sounds more like real housewives of Medicine Hat than a political party. Good luck selling that to the average Albertan facing layoffs and tough times. Ticked Off I reported a hit and run to the police, gave them all the info ... Read More »

    1 week ago

Top Photos

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)
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)

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