July 29th, 2014

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clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvreThere has been a significant drop in concerns relating to 911 dispatch centralization this year, the Public Services committee learned Monday.Centralization of the service came into effect a year ago, and the city learned there has been a 65 per cent reduction in concerns about the service ... Read More »

Local News

  • Still no smart meter concern

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSladeThe malfunction of a seventh smart meter in Saskatchewan, catching fire Friday after SaskPower suspended installation of the devices last week, does not have Medicine Hat’s Electric Utility concerned about the same model installed here, says a spokesperson.A total of 15 smart meters in Medicine Hat have ... Read More »

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  • 911 dispatch issues starting to iron out

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvreThere has been a significant drop in concerns relating to 911 dispatch centralization this year, the Public Services committee learned Monday.Centralization of the service came into effect a year ago, and the city learned there has been a 65 per cent reduction in concerns about the service ... Read More »

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  • Basic plan formed for McCoy upgrade

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Possible price tags for the modernization of Monsignor McCoy High School are currently being examined. Catholic Board secretary treasurer Greg MacPherson says that in working with Alberta Infrastructure, Alberta Education, architects and in conjunction with school administration, they’ve come up with a plan in principle for ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • First-season championship

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Six months ago Rocco Votta wasn’t even sure there would be a Medicine Hat team in the Sask-Alta Baseball League this summer. On Sunday night he and the Blue Jays whooped it up at Scoreboard Sports Lounge with the league trophy. “I played for Oyen Eagles ... Read More »

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  • Western Division teams demolishing Eastern counterparts so far this season

    The big story a month into the 2014 CFL campaign is the West’s dominance of the Eastern Division where you have a four-way tie for first, each team having won a single game. The West has nine victories in the 11 match-ups with the other division, outscoring the ... Read More »

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  • Rand keeps mowing down batters

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com A seven-run sixth inning and a complete game performance from starting pitcher Jon Rand helped lift the Medicine Hat Mavericks to a 9-1 victory over the Okotoks Dawgs at Athletic Park on Monday evening, moving the team to 25-20 with one game left in the regular season. ... Read More »

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Local Entertainment

  • Eye on the Esplanade: The war that is still with us

    One of the best reasons for studying the past is to understand the present. The war which began a century ago was so extensive, involved and complex that it was known as “The Great War” and has, since the subsequent war it spawned, been known as the “First ... Read More »

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  • David Vest rolling back to Bow Island

    cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrownBow Island will forever be linked to blues musician David Vest. That’s what happens when an award-winning and renowned artist writes a song about you.Vest last performed in the town four or five years ago. As he and his band were driving around town trying to find ... Read More »

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  • We must remember all parts of the past

    Gallant men in uniform off to war, soon replaced by poppies and crosses. Medicine Hat joins and Canada and the world this year to mark a century since the start of the First World War. As the phrase goes: “Lest we forget.” It’s an odd juxtaposition to other ... Read More »

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  • Nomination races for federal Tories an example of opportunism

    Canada’s 2015 federal election is shaping up to be an interesting race.The Harper-versus-Trudeau dynamic is already playing strongly into the discussion, and there is much interest in Thomas Mulcair’s push to build on the momentum Jack Layton created for the NDP.Locally, however, a different story is unfolding.Federal elections ... Read More »

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  • Looking for real justice

    The province’s justice system is undoubtedly going through wholesale changes under the auspices of streamlining the courts to increase both the accessibility of the system and to ensure accountability in a timely manner. Success in the past two years of reforms to the courts have included the introduction ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Cringing following confusing headline

    Re: “Nomination races for PC example of opportunism,” July 28. The Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) may include some members of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta (PCAA). Not all PCAA members are conservative, but all CPC members are. Please stop using the catch-all PC, and start specifying. ... Read More »

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  • Canada should establish substantial deficit to create full employment

    The C.D. Howe Institute has urged the Canadian government to create 75,000 jobs by running a small deficit. But since we have more than 1.3 million unemployed, why not create a substantial deficit and put everyone to work, just the way we gave jobs to all during the ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Liberals vow to reverse Tories’ lack of transparency

    It is said that sunshine is the best disinfectant, but unfortunately not a lot of light shines on our federal government these days. Access to information requests are taking longer and arrive blacked out. Data is released in grainy photocopies, not electronically. Withholding information has become the default ... Read More »

    4 days ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink July 29

    Ticked Off I agree with the banning of dogs from the lake at Echo Dale. We had our grandchildren out to play in the lake and we had to put up with a dog in the lake. There are certain places dogs should not be allowed the same ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink July 24

    Ticked Off That so many council members seem to think they work for the police department and not the citizens of the city. Why is it that every time talks come up about revamping and re-examining the photo radar issue, certain council members assume taxes would need to ... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink July 22

    Ticked Off With the person who stole an orange flag from my home in Somerset area. Ticked Off Medicine Hat should clamp down on people who own disgusting properties downtown. Ticked Off Calgary’s police has been running natural gas for 18 months. Medicine Hat, the Gas City, still ... Read More »

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NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE Youngsters enjoy the Sooper Train ride at the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Saturday evening.
NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE Morgan Grant of Granton, Ont. wrestles his steer to the ground during rodeo action at the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Friday evening.
NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE George Gillespie IV of Elgin, Oregon gets bucked off Must Have during the bareback riding event of the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Thursday evening. The rodeo continues tonight at 7 p.m.
FILE - This is a Friday, April 25, 2014  file photo of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, as she holds Prince George as they say goodbye before they board their flight in Canberra,  Australia, Friday, April 25, 2014. Prince George turns 1 on Tuesday. While he may be too young to appreciate it, the milestone is causing a nationwide frenzy. Editorial writers call him a symbol of hope, newspaper headlines hail him as "Gorgeous George" and one published a 24-page glossy magazine chronicling his first 12 months. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin carries scientific experiments to a deployment site south of the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 mission. One experiment involved the inner composition of the moon, and another tried to determine the exact distance from Earth. Aldrin, 84, is asking everyone to remember where they were when he and Neil Armstrong became the first humans to walk on the moon and to share their memories online. (AP Photo/NASA, Neil Armstrong, File)
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