September 23rd, 2014

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amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaigA Medicine Hat native entered a guilty plea to the 2008 second-degree murder of his wife in Cary, N.C. at the Wake County Courthouse in North Carolina on Monday.Brad Cooper, 40, was asked by Judge Paul Gessner if he killed his wife Nancy and dumped her body ... Read More »





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  • Downtown night club looking more likely

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantA proposal to transform the former Towne Theatre into a huge downtown nightclub moved closer to reality Monday.Members of the Municipal Planning Commission approved by a 4-1 a measure to allow the bar to be almost 50 per cent larger than other establishments, saying it could bring ... Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Cooper guilty of murder

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaigA Medicine Hat native entered a guilty plea to the 2008 second-degree murder of his wife in Cary, N.C. at the Wake County Courthouse in North Carolina on Monday.Brad Cooper, 40, was asked by Judge Paul Gessner if he killed his wife Nancy and dumped her body ... Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Prepare for a massive dose of culture this week

    Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat will be recognizing and celebrating culture in all its forms this week. Culture Days made its return last Thursday, and there are a multitude of events taking place through the rest of the week leading up to Alberta Culture Days this weekend. Medicine ... Read More »

    8 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Release the Cracken: Wide eyes and white knuckles

    I’ve had people tell me, “I grew up at the racetrack,” several times since I moved to Medicine Hat in late July, and I couldn’t help but wonder what such a life would entail.I was never really exposed to motorsports as a child, but I got my first ... Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Bantam Hawks come up big in narrow win over Bulldogs

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Hawks bantam football team picked up an 18-15 road victory over the Lethbridge Bulldogs Saturday afternoon. Zander Heidinger was a force to be reckoned with on the gridiron, rushing for 133 yards and a touchdown on offence, and coming up with four ... Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Inside the CFL: Eastern Division thriving while West battles injuries

    Has the worm turned? Is the cleat on the other foot? Have the beasts from the East awakened from their slumber? It would seem so, winning three of four matches with Western Division opposition on the weekend. You can argue that Ottawa losing 35-32 in overtime to the ... Read More »

    8 hours ago

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  • What a terrible world it would be

    Tens of thousands of people have poured onto the streets around the word in recent days to protest for action against climate change. The protests coincide with representatives from 120 countries gathering in New York for the United Nations Climate Change Summit.If definitive action isn’t taken, humanity is ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: Books tell bleak story of Canadian politics

    There was a time not so long ago when first-hand Canadian political accounts were primarily the purview of people who felt they had contributed a few lines to a page of history. The past and present politicians who became authors did not always offer deep insights but they ... Read More »

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  • Firefighters take risks for our benefit

    Statistically, there are more dangerous occupations than being a firefighter. According to the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, transportation workers and construction workers are at greater risk than firefighters. But the role of a firefighter or other emergency responder is different. These people are working to save ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • It would be a much different Canada with 60 per cent approval

    Re: “Separation votes should require 60 per cent approval,” Sept. 20. Alex McCuaig offers the view that “Separation votes should require 60 per cent approval.” I wonder if he has forgotten that Newfoundland came into Canadian Confederation in 1948 after a referendum vote that was much closer — ... Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Saskatoon visitor thinks Hatters are great

    I was in Medicine Hat this past week and you have the most friendly people I have ever met. People went out of their way to help me when I was completely lost and getting very frustrated. My daughter was wearing her Special Olympics shirt and numerous people ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • What impact do the Tigers have on setting ticket prices at Hat’s new Event Centre?

    I applaud the public services committee for recommending an Event Centre user fee rather than financing shortfalls through tax increases. However, I am disappointed that the fundraising scheme originally used to support the $10 million debenture solution will now likely be less aggressively pursued, if accepted by council. ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Sept. 23

    Ticked Off Again the smart meter costs are actually rising? Great to see council and the city administration doing their due diligence! Add on the cost of a study. What will the true amount cost? Tickled Pink By the bikers that braved the less-than-ideal conditions to participate in ... Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Sept. 18

    Ticked Off Chocolate covered almonds suck. Why do schools make students and parents sell them in the beginning of every school year? Ticked Off We the public should be kept up-to-date on what is happening with the smart meters. Are they hoping that we forget about them? Ticked ... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Sept. 16

    Ticked Off By the writer to TO/TP who thinks the seniors should do some fundraising for the new seniors’ centre. Maybe the writer could tell us what fundraising was done for the Event Centre, the FLC, the FLC expansion, the Esplanade, etc. etc., and then I would be ... Read More »

    1 week ago

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NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE With Michal Holub (15) of the Lethbridge Hurricanes, giving chase, Alex Mowbray (24) of the Medicine Hat Tigers makes a break down the ice during the second period of Saturday evening's home opener at the Arena.
Jim Prentice has a laugh with newly appointed Health Minister and former Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel after Prentice was sworn in as Alberta’s 16th Premier in Edmonton, Alberta on Monday September 15, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2010 file photo, base jumpers jump off the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville, W.V. during Bridge Day. This yearÕs Bridge Day is scheduled for Oct. 18 when hundreds of parachutists will take part. More than 100,000 tourists typically turn out. Watching the event is one of a number of free things to do around West Virginia. (AP Photo/The Register-Herald, Rick Barbero, File)
Miss New York Kira Kazantsev, left, gasps after she was named Miss America 2015 as she holds hands with Miss Virginia Courtney Paige Garrett during the Miss America 2015 pageant, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Artists rest after having their bodies painted in the likeness of tigers to perform the annual 'Pulikali' or Tiger Dance in Thrissur, in the southern Indian state of Kerala, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Pulikali is a colorful recreational folk art revolving around the theme of tiger hunting, performed to entertain people during Onam, an annual harvest festival. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.)
A bear takes a dip with a favorite toy at Zoo Sauvage in Saint-Felicien, Quebec. The zoo, notable for the wide open spaces turned over to its animals, is a favorite stop for cyclists circling Lac-Saint-Jean on Veloroute des Bleuets, the Blueberry Trail, and a year-round attraction for many in the region. (AP Photo/Cal Woodward)
The Ark of The Covenant on the roof of the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Saturday, August 30, 2014. The seat of political power in Manitoba is the last place one might expect to find the bust of Medusa, recurring odes to "666" and the number 13, alongside Egyptian sphinxes etched with hieroglyphics. But a closer look at the province's legislature reveals a whole host of hidden clues left behind by an architect who thought his magnum opus in Winnipeg would be a jewel rooted in the beliefs of Freemasonry in the heart of one of the most powerful cities in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
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