October 24th, 2016

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mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker What began as an average afternoon at the casino for Ken Deck on Sunday, Oct. 18 ended up in a progressive jackpot win of more than $900,000. “I was numb for over a minute; honestly I doubt I could have walked after I saw the prize amount,” said Deck. Ken and his wife

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  • Police make large meth bust near Seven Persons, arrest alleged trafficker

    A 51-year-old man is facing multiple drug and weapons charges after an Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) investigation. Aaron Hotchen was arrested Saturday by ALERT Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat Police Service and Redcliff RCMP in a rural home near Seven Persons. Investigators found 49 grams of methamphetamine, as well as small amounts of heroin, ... Read More »

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  • Plane crashes into cemetery

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken A small plane crashed into Hillside Cemetery Saturday evening, roughly a kilometre away from Medicine Hat Regional Airport. Transportation Board of Canada western regional manager John Lee, investigating the incident, says he was advised the local flight declared an emergency shortly after takeoff, just before 8 p.m., before crash landing in the nearby ... Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Hatters elect new MP today

    Medicine Hat News The national spotlight lands on Medicine Hat today in a byelection vote that, at its outset, would have seen few predict such interest. Visits by two national party leaders to southeastern Alberta during the race positioned it as a referendum on the other’s national party’s performance and dedication to the region. The ... Read More »

    14 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Classic brings out the best

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker The annual Hat Charity Classic is in its 22nd year and for local curlers the competition presented is some of the best they see all season. At this year’s tournament there are 24 men’s teams and 15 women’s squad competing, with a handful traveling in from as far as Europe and Korea going ... Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Rattlers men thrive through opening volleyball weekend

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat College Rattlers men’s volleyball team cruised to a weekend sweep over the Olds Broncos Saturday with a three-game win at the Snake Pit, 25-18, 25-21, 25-14. The Rattlers were able to share the ball well in Saturday’s resounding victory, with multiple-kill games from seven players. It’s an asset head coach ... Read More »

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  • Cubs slip to 1-6-3 on HJHL season

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Cubs dropped back-to-back games over the weekend, extending the team’s losing streak to four while pushing them to 1-6-3 on the Heritage Junior B Hockey League season. The Cubs fell 7-1 to the Wheatland Kings in Strathmore Saturday before returning home to the Kinplex Sunday and dropping a 6-3 ... Read More »

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  • Liberals are taking a gamble by reversing election promises

    What’s a government to do when promises start to unravel? We’re about to find out. The Trudeau Liberals’ 2015 platform took quite a knocking this month. Electoral reform? Not if Canadians don’t want it, says Justin Trudeau, while continuing to resist the obvious mechanism — a referendum — for finding out whether they do. More ... Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Trump will never want to admit defeat

    No, the U.S. election is not being rigged in favour of Hillary Clinton. It’s unsurprising that a proven sore loser like Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump repeats this accusation as his popularity plummets. He thinks he’s a winner. The best. Can do no wrong. There’s no way he could lose, at least in his mind. ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Guest Column: Time to end Alberta’s 30-year grudge?

    I write these words on the first anniversary (Oct. 19) of the Liberals’ victory, and the nation’s rejection of Stephen Harper’s one-man campaign to remake Canada. The people of this nation spoke out saying, “We want our Canada back.” On Oct. 19, 2015, the people of Canada elected a majority Liberal government. For many people ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Carbon taxes destructive

    I see all these red signs around. I hear from people that Stan Sakamoto is a good person. I am sure he is. However, I think we need to look beyond that and what the Liberals represent. The Liberals, I believe, are about changing our way of life and not in a good way. This ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Canada’s international reputation

    Did a change in our federal government in October 2015 result in an improvement in our international reputation? According to a CBC report on July 16, 2015, the Reputation Institute reported that the world survey rated Canada as No. 1 internationally. The Institute surveyed more than 48,000 in the G8 countries and an additional 30,000 ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Ability to protest makes democracy great

    Aren’t we lucky to live in a country such as Canada, where citizens can still make their viewpoints heard. Not only to exercise their right, but also their duty, to protest those things they believe to be unjust. One can only imagine what would happen if you held up a sign on any Russian street ... Read More »

    3 days ago

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