August 20th, 2014

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amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCuaigMembers of the Strom family entered victim impact statements reflecting emotional pain and sorrow at the loss of Amy Lewis during the sentencing hearing Tuesday of the man responsible for her homicide.In a statement read to the by Crown James Sawa, the 23-year-old’s mother said the death of ... Read More »





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  • City engineer wasn’t asked about Veiner Centre until recently

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant An engineer with the city’s building department says he was only asked for opinion on the structural integrity of the flood-damaged Veiner Centre after the high cost of its possible replacement was known to city staff. Chris Eagan also said it is easy to misinterpret engineering ... Read More »

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  • Lewis family trying to cope

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig Members of the Strom family entered victim impact statements reflecting emotional pain and sorrow at the loss of Amy Lewis during the sentencing hearing Tuesday of the man responsible for her homicide. In a statement read by Crown James Sawa, the 23-year-old’s mother said the death ... Read More »

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  • Local parks getting new equipment

    Medicine Hat News The City’s Parks department will be shortly removing and replacing playground equipment in three local parks. This includes McQueen Park, Church Court Park and Hargraves Park. The public is asked to keep away from the work sites while work is progressing and to observe all ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Camp begins today in Cypress Hills

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers hit the ice for training camp in Cypress Hills today, and will return to the Medicine Hat Arena Friday through Monday to determine the starting roster for the 2014-15 season. Tigers head coach and general manager Shaun Clouston said the team has ... Read More »

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  • Larson leads pack at Connaught club championship

    Medicine Hat News Connaught Golf Club held its club championship this past weekend where the seniors wound up with the best scores. Roger Larson’s two-day total of 150 —including an even-par 72 on Sunday —won the senior men’s division and was even a shot better than men’s champ ... Read More »

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  • Hlinka tourney proved a good experience for Clouston, Hobbs

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Medicine Hat Tigers head coach and general manager Shaun Clouston and defenceman Connor Hobbs enter training camp this week fresh off a gold medal from the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The pair represented Canada at the under-18 tournament earlier this ... Read More »

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Local Entertainment

  • Slocan Ramblers present honest, soulful music

    Medicine Hat News Judging by their name, you can expect The Slocan Ramblers to be a show full of traditional, yet creative and energetic bluegrass music. With influences such as Steve Earle, and The Stanley Brothers, it’s clear that their music is honest and soulful. Hailing from Toronto ... Read More »

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  • Local photographer exhibiting at library

    Medicine Hat News Photographs by local woman Penny Cumberland are currently on display on the lower level of the Medicine Hat Public Library in an exhibition called A.J.’s Ambles. Cumberland is a long-time exhibitor in the annual Visual Arts Show and Better Living events at the Medicine Hat ... Read More »

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  • No right to be ignorant

    Today’s world is one where every bit of information we could ever want is at our fingertips. We can access the latest breaking news, track events in real time, and educate ourselves on the issues of the day. So, why is it that we still remain ignorant? In ... Read More »

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  • Even more reasons for a healthy lifestyle

    It’s surely no secret to most people that being overweight or obese can lead to health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Now new research from the United Kingdom reports that those with a higher body mass index (BMI) are at greater risk of developing 10 ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: Politically correct: Time to fight back

    Political correctness issues like names of sports teams, pipeline debates, green energy, global warming, fracking, religion and many others are increasingly a part of our everyday lives. It seems that whenever there are a few people who take offence to an issue, they fight back because they see ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Leave war, terror outside Canada

    Our forefathers chose this country so that we can enjoy the freedom that they were deprived of. They fled from their homes; some due to education, and others because of religious persecution. Canada has homed countless immigrants, and choosing to live anywhere else would simply be foolish. That ... Read More »

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  • Writer responds to grazing lease comments

    This letter is in response and for clarification for the comments made by Kyle Forbes and MLA Drew Barnes to my July 2014 letter to the editor. Kyle Forbes cited a gross exaggeration on my part for a point I made regarding the number of wells a grazing ... Read More »

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  • Logic must prevail in Veiner Centre debate

    The centrally located Veiner Centre is beautiful in its park-like setting with great trails, trees and bus service to the front door. There is ample parking (95 spaces). Engineers have declared it to be structurally sound. The city has planned a 14-foot berm along the river to be ... Read More »

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Ticked & Tickled

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    Tickled Pink With a local groomer and how he handles our two great danes when bath time comes around. Always friendly! Tickled Pink If the city could convince the Alison Redford airline to make regular stops at the Medicine Hat airport. Tickled Pink If they would go onefurther ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Aug. 14

    Ticked Off The City says there has been zero problems with the smart meters. There is always zero problems until the first problem which could be a fire that costs someone’s life, then there won’t be zero problems anymore. Tickled Pink By the young lady who won bronze ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Aug. 12

    Ticked Off That people complain about people who go early so they can get great spots to watch the Stampede concerts. If you want the front row, do something for it. Don’t expect people to let you go up front because you’re young! Ticked Off Somebody should be ... Read More »

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