May 27th, 2015

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gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Canada’s premier air showstopper — the Snowbirds — are coming to Medicine Hat for the Family Fun and Flight event this summer.On July 26, the day after the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede has closed, the fun starts for families with a flamboyant demonstration of piloting skill and prowess as the Canadian

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  • Bone dry and nearing records

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig The Medicine Hat area is nearing record lows for precipitation in April and May not seen in the region for more than 85 years, according to Environment Canada’s senior climatologist.“It has been bone dry,” said Dave Phillips, adding there has only been 12.2 millimetres of rain combined during this April and May as ... Read More »

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  • Wanner’s role as MLA would change as speaker

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Representing constituents of Medicine Hat will be handled differently if Medicine Hat MLA Bob Wanner is elected speaker of the legislature, says a political science instructor.“As the speaker he has a lot of prestige and contacts with the bureaucracy but he cannot represent us in caucus. He is not allowed to go ... Read More »

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  • City to start environmentally safe riddance of creeping pest

    Medicine Hat News The City of Medicine Hat’s parks and recreation department will start conducting environmentally safe treatments for forest tent caterpillars throughout the city. This is normal protocol for the management of forest tent caterpillars and occurs when the insect has been found in city trees, a statement from the city said. Priority application ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Under-14 team gold in Swift

    Medicine Hat News Defence won a championship for the Rattlers Athletic Soccer Club under-14 girls this past weekend. At Swift Current’s Soccerfest tournament, the Medicine Hat crew went unbeaten and with clean sheets through five games, bookending their weekend with 1-0 wins over Weyburn. In the first encounter it took a last-minute goal for the ... Read More »

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  • Tigers add a goalie

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Tigers have begun the tough task of building for the fall, acquiring another goaltender to help fill the gap left by Marek Langhamer. In a trade the team said was made “over the weekend” but wasn’t announced until Tuesday, 19-year-old Evan Johnson was sent from Portland in exchange for ... Read More »

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  • Dozens earn return trip to Lethbridge

    Medicine Hat NewsFour dozen Medicine Hat and area athletes qualified for high school track provincials Tuesday during the South Zone meet in Lethbridge.A handful did it in style, not only winning gold medals but setting new zone records.As expected, defending provincial champion Hendric Tronsson toppled the senior boys long jump record. The Grade 12 student ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: Continuing to pay convicted politicians is just wrong

    These are tough times for Canada’s Senate. The so-called members of the Chamber of “sober second thought” may soon be driven to drink — hopefully not on the taxpayers’ dime. There is a seemingly eternal parade of bad news: from Mac Harb to Patrick Brazeau and Pamela Wallin, to the never-ending trial of Mike Duffy, ... Read More »

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