April 26th, 2017

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srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney It’s been years since Becky Heninger last saw the Methanex Bowl. Kellsey Mahon never even played there, before or after its massive renovations. On Saturday, both women will line up on opposite sides of the ball in an unexpected, historic homecoming game. “I haven’t seen it, it’s been a long time,” said Heninger,

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  • Arena’s future melts away with its ice

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The ice maker is off at the Medicine Hat Arena, perhaps never to be turned back on. The 46-year-old facility that seats 4,000 fans is scheduled to be permanently closed this summer. The city will begin next month accepting proposals from user groups or land developers to take the rink off the city’s ... Read More »

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  • Small tweak suggested for SD76’s gender/sexual orientation policy

    tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal SD76 trustee Carolyn Freeman tabled her summary report Tuesday of the past two months of consultations she and other members of the district’s policy body undertook with local parent councils regarding Policy 622, the district’s sexual orientation and gender policy for students. Freeman’s report recommended the SD76 board of trustees adopt two amendments ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • MHPS warns public of tax scams

    Medicine Hat News With tax season underway, Medicine Hat police are reminding the public to be on the lookout for scammers posing as employees with the Canada Revenue Agency. These “CRA scammers” emerged in 2013, attempting to defraud people by phone or email — usually by claiming to be from the CRA and telling the ... Read More »

    17 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Homecoming at the Methanex Bowl

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney It’s been years since Becky Heninger last saw the Methanex Bowl. Kellsey Mahon never even played there, before or after its massive renovations. On Saturday, both women will line up on opposite sides of the ball in an unexpected, historic homecoming game. “I haven’t seen it, it’s been a long time,” said Heninger, ... Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Hurricanes take 2-1 series lead on Pats

    Medicine Hat News A great start, a bit of luck and the Lethbridge Hurricanes are again a happy bunch in the WHL playoffs. In front of 5,178 fans at the Enmax Centre Tuesday, the Hurricanes beat Regina 3-1 to take a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Brennan Menell scored 16 seconds in ... Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Mohawks picked for Senior Bowl

    Medicine Hat News A trio of Medicine Hat football players will wind up their high school careers on Alberta’s biggest stage. Mohawks Austin Cross Child, Carter Schlenker and Riley Thomson were all named to the South team that will play in the Senior Bowl May 22 at McMahon Stadium. The 41-man team was picked following ... Read More »

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  • We can all do more

    In case anybody was interested, last Saturday, April 22, was Earth Day. Every year it comes, and every year its significance is either completely overlooked or diminished down to, say, a super model (like Gisele Bundchen) posing in a dancer’s stance on a beach in a revealing bikini. Nothing against Ms. Bundchen, she is deservedly ... Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • National Affairs: Canada wears velvet glove to shake hands with U.S.

    Ever since last fall’s American presidential election campaign, Justin Trudeau has played nice with Donald Trump, routinely bending over backward to avoid taking the new administration head-on. Parsing the prime minister’s comments on Trump’s eventful first three months, one would be hard-pressed to find anything but kind words about the new occupant of the White ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Guest Column: Things are worse than they seem

    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” — Edmund Burke. Maybe Edmund Burke was mistaken. It is clear that evil also triumphs when men of ignorance attempt to do too much. A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. The world’s most powerful nation, the nation ... Read More »

    5 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • On the necessity of citation

    There has been an ongoing thread in the Medicine Hat News, both in Letters to the Editor, and Ticked Off and Tickled Pink, about the necessity of citing source material. My sense of bemusement was quickly overtaken by bewilderment, which, in turn, gave way to rosy faced embarrassment. Although an avid reader of the News, ... Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Tribute to soldiers must be done right

    The proposal initiated by Royal United Services Institute to place numerical symbols on a hillside overlooking the river adjacent to the Trans-Canada Highway as a tribute to the soldiers of Medicine Hat who fought in the Great War is short-sighted and poorly conceived. To that end it should not be initiated as is unless revisited ... Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • NDP should teach correct principles, then step aside

    Re: “Carbon tax an appropriate, rational response,” April 19 David Gue writes that the carbon tax is just a new normal in our world and a totally appropriate method to deal with the “problem” of greenhouse emissions. 1. Gue suggests that the only position held by the scientific community is that of anthropomorphic climate change. ... Read More »

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