April 18th, 2014

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DARREN STEINKE    dsteinke@medicinehatnews.comThe turnaround came fast for the Medicine Hat Tigers.On Wednesday night before a sellout crowd of 4,006 spectators at The Arena, they claimed a 4-1 victory in Game 7 of a WHL Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Kootenay Ice. Medicine Hat rallied from a 3-1 ... Read More »





Local News

  • Official purchase of Cancarb leaves all sides with optimism

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantThe purchase of Cancarb by a Japanese carbon-product firm is a “perfect fit” for the both the local enterprise and Tokai Carbon, says local president Dave Petrie.With the $190-million transaction complete on Wednesday, Petrie said Tokai Carbon has research and development capabilities previously too expensive for the ... Read More »

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  • Property owners committed to seeing large tax hikes reversed

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantA group of commercial property owners are vowing to keep putting pressure on various levels of government to get large tax increases reversed.About two dozen members of the Medicine Hat Coalition of Commercial Taxpayers gathered Wednesday to discuss plans to launch new appeals, lobby city staff and ... Read More »

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  • Daughter takes stand in family sex assault trial

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaigWARNING: The following story contains details that are graphic in nature. Reader discretion is advisedThe daughter of a man accused of engaging in an incestuous relationship with her and raping her during the late 1970s and early ’80s took the stand in an emotional day of testimony ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Tigers off to Edmonton to begin WHL Eastern Conference finals

    DARREN STEINKE    dsteinke@medicinehatnews.comThe turnaround came fast for the Medicine Hat Tigers.On Wednesday night before a sellout crowd of 4,006 spectators at The Arena, they claimed a 4-1 victory in Game 7 of a WHL Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Kootenay Ice. Medicine Hat rallied from a 3-1 ... Read More »

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  • Six off to badminton provincials

    Medicine Hat News A half-dozen Medicine Hat badminton players advanced to high school provincials Wednesday following the South Zone meet in Lethbridge. City singles champion Megan Moll of Hat High earned her third trip to the Alberta Schools Athletic Association finals by beating LCI’s Chelsi Harvey for gold. ... Read More »

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  • Stanks’ Sermon: Seventh game was a fitting end to series

    It seemed only fitting the series between the Medicine Hat Tigers and Kootenay Ice should end in seven games.Both clubs have the longest active streaks of consecutive years making the playoffs. The Ice were in the post-season for the 16th straight season, the Tigers for the 12th.Neither side ... Read More »

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Local Entertainment

  • Elvis times three

    cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrownElvis sightings have been a dime a dozen since The King of Rock and Roll died Aug. 16, 1977, but rarely if ever do they come from Medicine Hat. That may change next week.Three of the best Elvis tribute artists around will be here next week for ... Read More »

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  • Poncho’s Ponderings: Lessons in the present from the future

    If the first rule of a happy existence is to look both ways before crossing the street, then the second priority of living a happy life is to be careful what you ask for because you just may get it. Unfortunately, I’ve only been able to retain these ... Read More »

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  • After Dark April 17-23

    THURSDAY – Karaoke, Oly’s Alehouse and Eatery, Johnny with Dynamite Sound, win a $100 gift certificate, 9 p.m., 403-548-6597 – Ultimate Pole Dance Party, Corona, 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. – Rob Hudec, Twist Wine & Tapas Bistro, 7:30 p.m. – Shannon Lyon, Inspire Cafe, 6-8 p.m. – ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • National Affairs: Tories’ anti-democracy push gets some help

    The push by Conservative senators to amend Stephen Harper’s elections act had all the elements of a marvellous yarn. The unelected senators had taken their revenge, biting back and riding in on their white steed to save democracy, showing their relevancy and putting the government on its heels. ... Read More »

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  • CBC’s current challenge could be the kickstart it needs

    The last decade has been a rough one for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), and the tough times are continuing.Last week, during a town hall meeting, CBC president Hubert Lacroix announced, due to a shortfall in revenue and government funding, the CBC will be cutting $130 million from ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • National Affairs: Unlikely alliance puts pressure on PM

    If indeed, all politics is local, two contests in Western Canada last weekend, involving no more than 5,500 voters, had the power to shake the Conservative establishment in the nation’s capital. In one, Conservatives in Calgary’s Signal Hill riding finally rid themselves of a six-term embarrassment named Rob ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Advance care planning a smart decision

    What would happen if you had a sudden illness or injury and could not make your own decisions? How would your family, friends or health care team know your wishes? Who would speak for you? If you are unable to make medical decisions, someone else will do it. ... Read More »

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  • Citizenship oath editorial was bang on

    Re: “If landed immigrants don’t like citizenship oath rules, they should just leave,” April 11 Bang on and bravo Ms. Slade. Your editorial was very well written and clearly explained that if landed immigrants/permanent residents do not like the Canadian citizenship oath and rules, then the solution, as ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • No common sense in sage grouse strategy

    Ottawa has issued a 140-plus page emergency order that it claims will protect the sage grouse. Only about three per cent of sage grouse habitat is even in Alberta.There are substantial numbers in the U.S. Washington says it might, some day, decide to list the bird as endangered, ... Read More »

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Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink April 17

    Tickled Pink About the April Fool’s story on photo radar. Good job. Ticked Off The police force should either enrol in anger management for three months or turn in their ammunition for rubber bullets. Tickled Pink That we have the Ticked Off and Tickled Pink column. It allows ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink April 15

    Ticked Off I think our police web page shows one-tenth of the stops are made in Crescent Heights. I see more officers there than other parts of town. Tickled Pink At the recent police presence on Southview Drive. Maybe some of the people driving will finally see the ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink April 10

    Tickled Pink That we have a chicken group in Medicine Hat working to get a pilot project started to allow us to have chickens for eggs in our backyards. Tickled Pink At the generous gift of a kind lady who left two tickets to the “Wizard of Oz” ... Read More »

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