December 22nd, 2014

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Heather Forsyth’s appointment as the Wildrose Party’s interim leader was a natural fit, says a member of  the local Wildrose executive committee.“She does her homework and she is polished,” said Ian Parkinson. Cypress-Medicine Hat MLA Drew Barnes said the decision had been unanimous, applauding Forsyth for her experience and loyalty.“She’s ... Read More »





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  • Forsyth called a natural fit as interim Wildrose leader

    Heather Forsyth’s appointment as the Wildrose Party’s interim leader was a natural fit, says a member of  the local Wildrose executive committee.“She does her homework and she is polished,” said Ian Parkinson. Cypress-Medicine Hat MLA Drew Barnes said the decision had been unanimous, applauding Forsyth for her experience and loyalty.“She’s ... Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Charges laid in death on Siksika Nation

    A Siksika man has been charged with second-degree murder in relation to the death of a 16-year-old last week.Gleichen RCMP were called to a home on the Siksika Nation at 7:30 p.m. Thursday for a fight in progress and found the teen laying unconscious outside a home.Paramedics were ... Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Last minute shoppers filling up stores

    tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com@MHNTimKal The Medicine Hat Mall saw steady crowds over the weekend as gift-buyers scouted store shelves and hallway kiosks for last minute Christmas presents. Some shoppers were after finishing touches while others had not yet begun their Christmas shopping.Tammy and Wade Welte came to the mall with a ... Read More »

    17 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Goalie shines as bantam AAA’s tie

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Goaltender Dawsen Savage put on a show at the Family Leisure Centre Sunday, stopping 48 pucks to back the Southeast Athletic Club bantam AAA Tigers to a 2-2 tie against the Airdrie Xtreme. “He doesn’t have too many off nights, Savage. He keeps us in a ... Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Junior B Cubs finding their stride

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Cubs have been heating up in December. After going 4-1 in their last five, capped off with Saturday’s 4-3 win over the Airdrie Thunder at the Kinplex, the Cubs overtook the Strathmore Wheatland Kings for fourth place in the Heritage Junior B Hockey ... Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Kwahommies drop thriller

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Hat High Kwahommies suffered a heartbreaking loss at home Friday, falling 71-70 to the visiting Raymond Comets. “It was such a close game,” said Hat High Kwahommies player Isabel Rattai. “We played hard and we’ve really improved over these last few weeks.” Hat High found ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Local Entertainment

  • Library Chat: Celebrate the shortest day with The Shortest Day

    The National Film Board of Canada is once again holding its aptly named The Shortest Day film festival. The festival screens the year’s best Canadian short films all across the country on the shortest day of the year — Dec. 21 — and the Medicine Hat Public Library ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • A starry year for local entertainment

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvreThe past 12 months saw a number of high quality touring acts make a visit to the Gas City.Whether they were Juno Award-winning artists, country crooners or legendary comedians, there was something for everybody to see in the Gas City this year.(All acts are at the Esplanade, ... Read More »

    4 days ago

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Dec. 18

    Ticked Off The only time I have to get down to the licence centre is on Saturday. What a disappointment to see all centres were closed on Saturday. Tickled Pink By those who are decorating their homes for Christmas, it’s always wonderful to see and weenjoy them. Thank ... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Dec. 16

    Ticked Off The contest continues between the fire chief and police chief about who can spend the most money. One new police station and now the fire chief wants to up that with two new firehalls. Tickled Pink Thanks to whoever bought my supper at Joey’s. It totally ... Read More »

    7 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Dec. 11

    Ticked Off That people do not realize the trains were here long before you were born. If you don’t like them being where they are you can always move. I quite enjoy being close enough to hear them idle. Ticked Off Working in the retail industry where I ... Read More »

    2 weeks ago

Top Photos

A man in a Santa Claus costume drives his Vespa during a parade at the main coastal avenue in southern port city of Limassol, Cyprus, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Around 1000 people in Santa Claus costumes take part in this parade during Christmas celebrations. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
December 12, 2014 NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE Cole Martin of the Kelowna Rockets skates back to the bench as members of the Medicine Hat Tigers celebrate Mark Rassell's teddy bear toss goal during the first period of Friday evening's WHL home game at The Arena.
NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE Kimberley Knight (left) and Linda Norrish hold up a Justin Bieber poster to be auctioned off at the 24th annual Corona Auction for the Medicine Hat News Santa Claus Fund Thursday evening. The poster, one of more than 100 items on the auction block, sold for $50.
This photo provided by homeowner George Strother shows a sport utility vehicle that went airborne and sailed into the roof of his home in Escondido, Calif., around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. Police said a BMW driver lost control during a turn, went off a road and plunged through the garage roof of a home that sits about 20 feet below the roadway. Strother said the car landed on the hood of his Nissan Pathfinder in the garage and knocked the ceiling down on another car. Neither he nor his wife, or the driver of the car, were hurt. (AP Photo/George Strother)
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A NASA Orion capsule on top of a Delta IV rocket lifts off on its first unmanned orbital test flight from Complex 37 B at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 at Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
Carmelo Suarez, 11-months, dresses in a turkey costume at his first 65th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Gary Coronado)
Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, second from left standing on the top of a car, hugs an unidentified man, wearing an I am Mike Brown shirt, as she listens to the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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