August 20th, 2017

Featured Story

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Work on the city’s First World War monument is almost complete with finishing touches to be put in place next week. “Today we are just starting to install the lighting,” said Scott Payne, Project 175 committee chair, from the Royal United Services Institute of Medicine Hat, on Friday. Other finishing touches include

Read More »

Poll

Has U.S. President Donald Trump done enough to denounce neo-nazis and white nationalists since the violence in Charlottesville, Va.?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...


Local News

  • Hat firms reach for the sky

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The people behind Form-Tech Machining and Atlantic Research Laboratories said in 2015 that their partnership could be the start of something big. This week they said a merger of the two firms in Medicine Hat is the start of something even bigger. The firms have jointly developed emissions reduction equipment for oilpatch applications ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Fatality report suggests fixes for psych ward

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A report following an inquiry into the death of a local man in 2013, while he was in Medicine Hat Regional Hospital’s psychiatric ward, has been made public. There are nine recommendations including the need for fatality inquiries to be held within two years of a death. It took four years for ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • First World War monument near done

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Work on the city’s First World War monument is almost complete with finishing touches to be put in place next week. “Today we are just starting to install the lighting,” said Scott Payne, Project 175 committee chair, from the Royal United Services Institute of Medicine Hat, on Friday. Other finishing touches include ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Local Sports

  • Brandham set to step in as Mohawks’ new quarterback

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Hat High Mohawks returned to the field Friday night to begin preparing for the upcoming Rangeland Football League season, and with it a third consecutive title defence. While there are some familiar faces missing from the roster, head coach Quinn Skelton is excited about the young men hoping to fill those gaps. ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Vikings out to win by committee

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Crescent Heights Vikings are entering the Rangeland Football Conference season with a new mindset. After settling for a semifinal loss to the Strathmore Spartans last season, Vikings fullback and middle linebacker Creed Willette says the team’s leadership core will be taking a different approach to the year. “A lot of the Grade ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Gas City Grind powerlifting event the largest of its kind in Canadian history

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Amber Hamilton has seen her sport of powerlifting grow exponentially over a span of just two years, and it’s showing no signs of stopping. The third annual 100% Raw Powerlifting Federation’s Gas City Grind will make its way back to Temple Fitness Saturday morning, but this time it will produce the single largest ... Read More »

    2 days ago


Latest Tweets

Friends to Follow




Opinions

  • Guest Column: Logical myths of vote-splitting

    Second of four parts Faron Ellis and George Rigaux Much was said about vote splitting during the run-up to Wildrose and PC members’ endorsement of the United Conservative Party. Since then, more speculation about how many former PC and Wildrose voters the UCP will attract has ensued. Unfortunately, the simple math most often used — ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • With questionable integrity, some politicians still stretch expense rules

    If there was one message Albertans thought had penetrated the walls of political power in the last five years then it would have been the stench of “political entitlement.” Evidently not. We still have elected officials who stretch the rules for expense compensation. What makes MLA Derek Fildebrandt’s expense claims so shocking is that he ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • MLA Report: Let good people do good things with their time and money

    “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” — Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States Reagan understood the vast potential of a giving, caring, conservative culture. I am pleased and proud that more than 100 Albertans joined Jason Kenney and myself on Aug. 2 to help kick off a series of endorsements ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Entitlement problem with all politicians won’t go away

    You cannot make this stuff up. Once again we have a fine example of our elected officials showing contempt for the taxpaying citizens. We have Derek Fildebrandt claiming $23,160 accommodation expenses to go to his place of work, and then he rents the property out! Now he defends himself by saying it’s “not against the ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Neighbourhood pub a great gathering place

    A neighbourhood pub can be much more than just a place to drop in for a cold beer or glass of wine.Many try to offer “gemuetlichkeit,” a German word that aptly conveys an atmosphere of warmth and friendliness from the servers, owners and the other patrons. My favourite pub in Riverside is a place where ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • City doesn’t seem to be following its own rules

    Landscaping is a requirement of any commercial development permit, not only planted but maintained. In our semi-arid climate that means underground sprinklers. Whether plants and beauty outweigh water usage is likely difficult to assess, so let’s just continue to require landscaping since no one really wants a sterile concrete environment. Since Box Springs Business Park ... Read More »

    5 days ago


Top Videos

View more Videos
Submit Your Media