October 31st, 2014

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantA community activist says a new berm alignment cuts needlessly into the last piece of open park space in Lions Park and that a portion of roadway should be closed rather than removing a stand of 80-year-old cottonwood trees.“It doesn’t have to be an either-or situation,” said ... Read More »





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  • Hatter pushes for berm options

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantA community activist says a new berm alignment cuts needlessly into the last piece of open park space in Lions Park and that a portion of roadway should be closed rather than removing a stand of 80-year-old cottonwood trees.“It doesn’t have to be an either-or situation,” said ... Read More »

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  • Medicine Hat eligible for 2013 flood costs from the province

    Medicine Hat News This summer’s flood threat in Medicine Hat was much less severe than expected but the provincial government moved Wednesday to cover the costs incurred during a high water emergency. In mid-June, heavy rains in the southwest of Alberta caused high stream flows and damage throughout ... Read More »

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  • Work on CPR bridge to resume in November

    Medicine Hat News Maintenance Work on the CP Rail bridge over the South Saskatchewan River is expected to resume in November, according to the national railroad company. Preparation on the north side of the river began in late August but has been stagnant in recent weeks. Work will ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • No argument for holding soccer nationals at Methanex Bowl

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney There will be no lawsuits or threats surrounding the choice of venue for next week’s Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association women’s soccer championships. A bit of mild griping, perhaps. At most. While next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada has seen its share of controversy for ... Read More »

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  • Curse broken: Rattler women glad to put previous 22 losses behind them

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney There might be a cold going around the locker room, but nothing’s getting in the way of the Medicine Hat College women’s volleyball team’s confidence this week. A five-set win over Ambrose University this past Saturday at the Snake Pit didn’t just represent the squad’s first ... Read More »

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  • Skating coach recognized

    Medicine Hat News The aim was to find people who make a difference in the lives of athletes. Roxanne Doerksen was a perfect fit. The Alberta Sport Development Centre Southeast’s office at Medicine Hat College put out the word in June about a new award linked to its ... Read More »

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Local Entertainment

  • Lest We Forget concert on Sunday

    Medicine Hat News A Lest We Forget concert — “music to help us remember” — will be held Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. at Medalta. Performing groups will be the Medicine Hat Concert Band Society’s Allegro Band, the Tribute Singers and special guests. Admission is by donation... Read More »

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  • Barber looks to the future and the past in her music

    cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrownJill Barber is cutting a new path across western Canada in November and looking back at the same time.The Canadian songstress, who makes her Medicine Hat debut Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. at the Esplanade, says nostalgia has played a big part in her career and her ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Who said what at meeting about seniors’ centre?

    I see the words “Cadillac version” have surfaced again regarding a new seniors’ centre. I was sure the architect presenting the plans for a new seniors’ centre and speaking at the city hall meeting prefaced his words as follows: “This is neither the Cadillac nor the Volkswagen version ... Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Current fiasco may be distracting taxpayers

    Re: “Yes, AHS got it right with its lab decision,” Oct. 24 Mr. Taylor attempts to make several “assumptions” regarding budgets, estimates, and actual costs of the proposed transition of lab services to Medicine Hat Regional Hosptial. He asks “since no contract has been tendered nor bid upon, ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Albertans need to care for the caregivers

    In reference to the Alberta government’s strategies to help alleviate the logjam of patients in acute and emergency care, it’s important to remember that family members (along with friends) still provide the vast majority of care for the patients’ well-being. My own personal health has been affected by ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Oct. 30

    Ticked Off That seniors who can no longer drive safely continue to drive and their families, who know they should no longer be driving, look the other way or continue to enable them. Tickled Pink AHS is saving us $5 million over five years. Ticked Off With bylaw. ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Oct. 28

    Ticked Off My overpaid babysitter/social worker refuses to pick me up and take me to the laundromat. I’m on AISH and now I have to take a taxi. Ticked Off At the euthanasia debate. I think people should have the same rights as an animal and be mercifully ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Oct. 23

    Tickled Pink A tip of the hat to all volunteers who gave two coats of paint to a very long, long fence. Ticked Off Regarding the closure of the diagnostic clinic. How stupid do you have to be to qualify as an AHS director? Ticked Off At this ... Read More »

    1 week ago

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Cpl. Alex Amirault embraces his two-year-old daughter Cheyenne as HMCS Athabaskan returns to Halifax, Canada  on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. The warship was on a seven-week deployment in the Caribbean basin and the eastern Pacific Ocean.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,Andrew Vaughan)
This photo shows a bride at the altar inside San Biagio, a church outside Montepulciano, in Tuscany, Italy. The domed Renaissance church is one of a number of beautiful buildings that can be seen on a visit to Tuscany. (AP Photo/Karen Schwartz)
Marcus Cirillo, the son of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, wears a Highlander cap during the funeral procession for his father in Hamilton, Ont. on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Cirillo was standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa last Wednesday when he was killed by a gunman who went on to open fire on Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
The cover of the Canadian Geographic book "Biggest and Best of Canada" is shown. In a country the size of Canada, there is no shortage of places to visit, ranging from don't bother to don't miss. But which ones are the best? THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Police secure an area around Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday Oct.22, 2014. A gunman opened fire at the National War Memorial, wounding a soldier, then moved to nearby Parliament Hill and wounded a security guard before he was shot, reportedly by Parliament's sergeant-at-arms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A police officer holds down a protester on the ground during a clash in the occupied area in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, late Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. New scuffles broke out Friday night between Hong Kong riot police and pro-democracy activists in a district where police cleared protesters earlier in the day. The chaotic scenes unfolded hours after police moved in to clear tents, canopies and barricades at Mong Kok, a smaller protest zone across Victoria Harbor from the main occupied area in the heart of the financial district. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Signs hang outside the Neon Sign Museum in Edmonton, Alberta. The Neon Sign Museum is the first of its kind in Canada and features a collection of historic signs that tell a story about Edmonton's neon past. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Tivoli, in Copenhagen, is billed as the world's orignal amusement park, dating from 1853. - PHOTO BY STEVE MACNAULL
China's Gao Xinglong competes in the men's long jump final at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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