November 26th, 2015

Featured Story @MHNMcCracken Medicine Hat High School is taking the baseball diamond to the classroom.After two years of planning, Hat High teacher and Mohawks baseball coach Lyall Foran has announced the inception of the Medicine Hat High School Baseball Institute, set to open next fall.While the plan is to eventually take the local program to a

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  • After 121 years, Hospital Auxiliary forced to disband @MHNGillianSlade Close to a century and a quarter after it was first created, it has come to an end.The Medicine Hat Regional Hospital Auxiliary Association has made a difficult decision — to disband after 121 years — in part due to an aging membership and difficulties in recruiting.“We can’t do the activities we used ... Read More »

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  • Turnbull’s predictions coming true @CollinGallant Phil Turnbull, the 2013 mayoral candidate who made a major review of city spending and energy operations a campaign issue, says he is “not shocked” that City Hall is now considering both ahead of a major budget shortfall in 2017.He also said Hatters are now “behind the eight ball” compared to if such ... Read More »

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  • City praised by provincial minister for refugee preparations @MHNGillianSlade Alberta and indeed Medicine Hat still do not know exactly how many Syrian refugees to prepare for, but the Gas City was singled out for praise in a provincial government teleconference on Wednesday. “I learned just yesterday that the City of Medicine Hat has actually lined up family physicians for the newcomers when ... Read More »

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  • Inside the CFL: Some easy picks for CFL awards night

    WINNIPEG Other than the game itself, the big event of Grey Cup week is the CFL Awards where the outstanding players are honoured. The envelope please. The highlight of the night with the most suspense is usually the Most Outstanding Player award. Not so this year. The nominees are both quarterbacks, making for a fairly ... Read More »

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  • WHL Roundup: Four teams are better than none

    Medicine Hat NewsThe surging Prince George Cougars added some veteran presence to the frontlines Wednesday in the form of 20-year-old forward Luke Harrison.Prince George will be Harrison’s fourth WHL team this season. The veteran forward started his year off in Kamloops with the Blazers but that only last four games before he was shipped to ... Read More »

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  • Gerlach, Quenneville crack NHL Central Scouting rankings @MHNMcCracken While the Medicine Hat Tigers are struggling in the WHL standings with a 7-11-2-1 record, they received some highly positive news this week, as 17-year-old defenceman David Quenneville and forward Max Gerlach earned C ratings with NHL Central Scouting Services Tuesday.The C rating indicates both the Albertan Quenneville and Texan Gerlach as estimated ... Read More »

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  • Alberta’s economy might be scary, but forging ahead is our only choice

    There’s little doubt that Albertans have been thrown for a loop in 2015. The price of oil has been halved from the point where the economy seemed to be humming along quite nicely just 18 months ago. There’s a New Democratic government in Edmonton and a Liberal government in Ottawa — both cases seemed improbable ... Read More »

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  • Flag raising supports those fighting uphill battle against bigotry, violence

    History was made Friday when a blue, pink and white flag was raised at the Alberta legislature to mark the Trans Day of Remembrance. The day itself, every Nov. 20, began in 1999 to memorialize Rita Hester — a transgender woman stabbed to death in her Massachusetts home. Year after year the number of vigils ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: Off-site levies explained

    We would like to extend our thanks to city council for endorsing the off-site levy assist at the Nov. 16 council meeting. However, we also recognize that there is still much confusion and misinformation in the public about off-site levies, what they are and the costs associated. We wanted to take some time to provide ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Modern-day policing is challenging

    Re: “Society should expect a higher standard from police,” Nov. 13 I agree with Ms. Slade’s main assertion, but I disagree with her implied criticism of Chief Andy McGrogan and the Medicine Hat Police Service. I’m an old-timer who was taught that obedience to the law, and respect for authority was a requirement of being ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Refugees’ arrival: We must be vigilant

    Re: “Will we, as the Bible suggests, be good Samaritans?,” Nov. 17 News reporter Peggy Revell’s statement that “the majority of people in Medicine Hat claim to follow” Jesus Christ, raises interesting questions. Does she believe they are all born-again in Christ’s spirit?Or is she referring to those attending an institutional “church building”and belonging to ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • UK system would be good photo radar solution

    I attended the open house the Police Commission put on regarding photo radar. I was very happy with how welcoming the representatives were of the public’s input on the issue. I was able to speak with chairman Rolf Traichel (who is a charming and attentive individual), and offered my suggestion that Medicine Hat adopt the ... Read More »

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