February 8th, 2016

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clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre The result of nearly three years of volunteer work from Brenda Lea MacPhail will be seen when the Alberta Winter Games start on Saturday. MacPhail, who serves as director of culture and the Friends of the Games committees, says her first meeting in regards to the winter games took place in September 2013.

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  • Spring in the Hat didn’t stop winter in Elkwater

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Unpredictable weather did not stop families from coming out to Elkwater and partaking in what Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park had to offer on Saturday. With temperatures reaching a high of eight degrees, most of the region under a wind warning for most of the day and even some much-needed snow, several families came ... Read More »

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  • Lethbridge police investigate suspicious death on city’s west side

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald LETHBRIDGE One person is dead following an incident on Lethbridge’s westside late Sunday afternoon. Lethbridge police were called at about 5:15 p.m. to a disturbance inside an apartment complex in the 100 block of Columbia Boulevard West, near the corner of Laval Blvd. The building is directly across the street from ... Read More »

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  • Seniors committee AGM coming up; will elect new members

    Medicine Hat News The Senior Citizens Advisory Committee will be holding its annual general meeting on Feb. 17, 2 p.m. at the Strathcona Centre. On the agenda will be the election of five members for a two-year term. Nomination forms are available at Strathcona Centre or on the City of Medicine Hat website. Completed applications ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Big weekend for Rattlers

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat College Rattlers women’s basketball team improved to 10-7 on the ACAC season with an emphatic 96-39 routing of the Ambrose Lions Saturday at the Snake Pit. After surrendering almost twice as many points to Ambrose the night before in a 94-71 victory, Rattlers head coach Jason McLester says defensive dominance ... Read More »

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  • Tigers fall to Wheat Kings

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers suffered their fifth straight loss Saturday to the Brandon Wheat Kings. John Quenneville’s squad bested younger brother David and the Tigers in a 6-2 win to push Medicine Hat nine points outside of the playoff picture with a 20-30-3-1 record. The Tigers only dressed 18 skaters and suffered the ... Read More »

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  • Tabbies in tough

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers have their backs to the wall. After falling 6-2 to the Brandon Wheat Kings Saturday at the Keystone Centre, the Tigers slipped to 10th place in the Eastern Conference, and nine points outside the playoff picture. “It’s been a real challenge,” said head coach and general manager Shaun Clouston, ... Read More »

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  • Family time has its benefits

    The annual Family Day holiday is coming up Feb. 15. It’s a day intended to provide time for family togetherness. However, since not everyone has the day off, there are some people who won’t have the opportunity for this extra family time. Still, the idea is a good one. But a single day isn’t really ... Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • National Affairs: PM’s important message of patience

    When he landed in Alberta for two days of meetings last week, Justin Trudeau had a number of options. I suppose he could have charismatically willed the price of oil back up to $100 per barrel. He could simply, as the Conservative opposition in Ottawa keeps telling him, just build a pipeline already. He could ... Read More »

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  • ‘Forgotten corner’ might be hurt because of its relative stability

    The latest jobs numbers for the province don’t paint a very rosy picture of Alberta’s current economic situation — not that anyone was expecting anything that would. But the Lethbridge-Medicine Hat region is proving once again to be a region more resilient to the boom-and-bust cycles. As the Gas City, Medicine Hat never did quite ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Guest Column: Suicide prevention: It is everyone’s responsibility

    Albertans have heard regularly lately about the devastating rise in suicide deaths in our province. It is staggering. Alberta has a high rate to start with (higher than Ontario, for example). More Albertans die by suicide each year than in fatal car collisions. And that was before this year’s increase. This new trajectory is beyond ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • School board getting best bang for its buck

    Re: “New school, not renovation, a better idea,” Jan. 27 I am delighted that Mr. Moritz is so concerned about the students and staff at Medicine Hat High School as expressed in his letter. As a board, we spent considerable time reviewing the options about restructuring the existing building, or building a new one. After ... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • ‘Sad’ to compromise dignity of youth at expense of being politically correct

    Re: “Bishop’s remarks on gay/straight alliances hurtful,” Jan. 19 How “sad” that Peggy Revell won’t consider any of the negative consequences that will come from the NDP’s new regulations for Alberta schools. I write this as a parent and citizen of Alberta, and I believe these new regulations will have a huge impact on life ... Read More »

    6 days ago