October 13th, 2015

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Medicine Hat NewsTickets to the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Alberta Winter Games went on sale Friday alongside day passes to attend 22 different sporting events staged during the Feb. 13-16 games.Only 2,000 tickets will be available to the general public for the opening night show at the Canalta Centre where Medicine Hat will welcome

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  • Advance polls quite popular

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Canadians headed to advance polls in droves for four days over the holiday weekend and voters in Medicine Hat and southern Alberta were no exception. Local officials say the number of early votes cast could show a 33 per cent increase over the 2011 general election. Medicine Hat resident Karly Hayes arrived to ... Read More »

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  • Graphic art presentation tonight

    Medicine Hat News Technology’s effect on graphic art in advertising will be explored at special documentary screening in Medicine Hat tonight. Graphic Artists of Canada will present “Sign Painters”, a 2010 film that explores hand-crafted forms of creating business adverts, mural and storefronts. Producers interview a number of practitioners of traditional typography and hand-painting methods ... Read More »

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  • Long winding road of the seniors centre

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade The saga of a seniors’ centre in Medicine Hat has been bounced around like a volleyball since the flood of 2013, when the seniors’ beloved Veiner Centre was damaged. Since then, city council has conducted a number of studies, open houses, surveys, etc., to determine where Medicine Hat seniors will call home. Following ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Eisenschmid signs deal with AHL’s Ice Caps

    Medicine Hat News Markus Eisenschmid has indeed played his last game with the Medicine Hat Tigers. The 20-year-old German forward signed a one-year American Hockey League contract to play with the St. John’s Ice Caps last week, a move announced by the Montreal Canadiens farm team on Friday. The signing means the Tigers are officially ... Read More »

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  • Inside the CFL: Battle of Alberta isn’t done yet for this season

    Taking care of business: In Round 3 of the 2015 Battle of Alberta, Edmonton did, Calgary didn’t. Each team is now 11-4. If they end tied for first, Edmonton will get the bye into the Western Final by winning the series 2-1. Given the Eskimos’ remaining games are against B.C., Saskatchewan and Montreal, that will ... Read More »

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  • Minor hockey: Peewee’s keep up strong early play

    Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat’s peewee AA Hounds are doing their bit to inject some positivity into the outlook for minor hockey —at least in the win-loss columns. The Hounds improved to 4-0-1 with a pair of weekend wins, 9-0 Saturday over the Foothills Bisons and 5-4 Sunday over Okotoks Oilers Green. Roman Cherniak had ... Read More »

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  • Talk of the Town: Female bond: Redford has kind words for Rachel Notley

    While some Hatters have been trying to decide who is or isn’t a “doofus” in this upcoming election it was interesting to note that former premier Alison Redford decided to take the high road in her comments regarding current Premier Rachel Notley. Speaking after giving a speech in Ottawa, Redford said that she thinks Notley ... Read More »

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  • New MP bound to be more effective than predecessor

    It is an oft-quoted saying in Medicine Hat — by the Conservative faithful as much as anyone else — that a fence post painted blue could be elected in this riding. While that may be a figurative statement, it represents a literal low bar for qualifications needed for a Conservative to be elected in this ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Forget the spin, just give us plain English, please

    Incomprehensible jargon used to be the sort of stuff you’d find in small print at the bottom of a legal document you had to sign. These days it’s becoming almost standard and it looks for all the world like the spin doctors are at work to try to fool the public and/or hide the truth. ... Read More »

    4 days ago

Letters to The Editor

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    The Greek philiospoher Plato said, famously and correctly, that “knowledge is power.” If someone else has knowledge which you do not have, that other person has an advantage, or power, over you. How that other person uses that advantage defines and explains the relationship between you and that other person. In this context I offer ... Read More »

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  • Don’t discard Primrose site just yet

    Many people, including many city councillors, have misinterpreted the results of the Municipal Works Public Engagement (aka survey) on the proposed seniors’ centre. The survey asked respondents to rank the most important factor for a new seniors’ centre from three choices: That the centre: 1. be suited for the greatest number and widest flexibility of ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Voters must stand up for what is right

    Re: “‘Garbage politics’ sowing paranoia, discord in Canada,” Oct. 7 Thank you Charles Lefebvre. Your editorial was right on, except you didn’t identify the party doing the scare-mongering. No matter, I think we all figured it out. Like Cinderella and the silver slipper, the Conservative Party’s foot fit the shoe you described. And right beside ... Read More »

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