September 17th, 2014

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantSmart meter overruns, lower electrical exports versus gas profits, and cut rates for industrial users contemplating expansion; Medicine Hat city council kept returning to energy division head Gerry Labas for answers on Monday night.At the top of the list was a report in the News that outlined ... Read More »





Local News

  • Was teen killer sentence really too light?

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig The 10-year youth sentence for a woman convicted of three counts of first-degree murder when she was 12 years old has been the focus of much criticism in the Medicine Hat community. The crimes left a middle-class family home blood-spattered, a mother and father killed — ... Read More »

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  • Civil suit filed against city cops

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig A civil claim for $150,000 against city police has been filed in the Court of Queen’s Bench stemming from the August 2012 arrest of a man at the Octane nightclub located in the Cecil Hotel. None of the allegations in the lawsuit naming the three officers ... Read More »

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  • city briefs City hires contractor for Seven Persons Creek Trail

    Medicine Hat News Reconstruction will start the week of Sept. 22 on parts of the Seven Persons Creek Leisure Trail. The city has hired a contractor for the project, which will take place at two locations along the trail, the first site being west of Dunmore Road while ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Hat basketball programs start up next week

    Medicine Hat News While school teams don’t officially start up for a while yet, Medicine Hat’s community basketball program is just about ready to tip off its fall season. No prior basketball experience is required to sign up for the My Basketball program, with ages ranging from Grade ... Read More »

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  • Talons’ Koenig wins 3A/4A zone golf title

    Medicine Hat News A day after hosting some of the best college golfers in the province, Magrath Golf Club was the site for Alberta’s South Zone high school tournament Monday. There were plenty of Medicine Hat-and-area athletes on the podium. Eagle Butte’s Lauren Koenig shot an 86 to ... Read More »

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  • Valk in to main camp

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat invasion of Vancouver continues. Medicine Hat native Curtis Valk, who last year was the Tigers’ captain and leading scorer, has been invited to the Vancouver Canucks’ main camp, which starts Thursday. Valk was invited to rookie camp and played for the Canucks ... Read More »

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Local Entertainment

  • Open mic for local authors

    Medicine Hat News Local authors are invited to an open mic night on Sept. 17 at the public library. Whether you’re a writer of short stories, poetry, novels or non-fiction, you can share a sample of your work in a supportive setting. Each reading will be limited to ... Read More »

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  • Duo set for show at Inspire Cafe

    Medicine Hat News Saskatoon singer-songwriters Jen Lane and John Antoniuk know that two heads are better than one. After years of working together but keeping their projects separate, the duo released “Jen & John” last month. They’ll play songs from the album Sept. 18 at Inspire Cafe. The ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • National Affairs: Harper closes the door on his last good chance for early exit

    On a day when the House of Commons reopened after a three-month break, the prime minister picked a venue a stone’s throw from Parliament Hill to preach to the converted. Part state-of-the-government address and part electoral call to arms, the lecture that Stephen Harper delivered to a Conservative ... Read More »

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  • Travelling is good for the body and soul

    At least a couple of times a day, the average person will find themselves thinking of a warm beach with palm trees and soaking up the sun. They can visualize themselves hiking in the forest, inhaling the mountain air in the morning. They can think of spending the ... Read More »

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  • Pride festival shows Medicine Hat’s diversity, and acceptance

    When the Medicine Hat Pride festival started up in 2012, there was plenty of handwringing and outrage over the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (GLBTQ) community daring to … well, exist. And unabashedly exist.Despite the long list of worries, the following things did not happen:There was no ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Thanks for all the War Amps support

    I lost both of my legs below the knee due to meningitis and was enrolled at the age of 10 in The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program.Recently, I had the opportunity to attend The War Amps 2014 Western Seminar in Winnipeg as a junior counsellor. The seminar ... Read More »

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  • ISIL ‘thugs’ definitely not a ‘state’

    Re: ‘ISIS’ or ‘ISIL': Media can’t seem to agree what to call terrorist group(Bruce Penton ‘Comment’, Sept. 12) Interesting editorial, however, I don’t see why we are being so polite regarding this terrorist group. If it were war time no media would use such calming language to describe ... Read More »

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  • Lawyers, politicians, bankers lead lives of entitlement

    Crime does pay, notably if you’re educated. Why do such entities as politicians and bankers feel it is acceptable to engage in what might be criminal behaviour? The 2008 financial meltdown caused a copious amount of vulnerable seniors to lose their life’s savings in one swoop; more than ... Read More »

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Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Sept. 16

    Ticked Off By the writer to TO/TP who thinks the seniors should do some fundraising for the new seniors’ centre. Maybe the writer could tell us what fundraising was done for the Event Centre, the FLC, the FLC expansion, the Esplanade, etc. etc., and then I would be ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Sept. 11

    Ticked Off That a TV station has hours of head-banging teenybopper music when the teenyboppers are all asleep. What happened to Saturday morning cartoons? Ticked Off With the newspaper article Ticked/Tickled and the Truth. Whose truth? What makes this guy qualified to correct somebody else’s opinion? Ticked Off ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Sept. 9

    Tickled Pink I found a new dental office which treats its clients with respect. Ticked Off About the wind turbines in Medicine Hat. Ticked Off At the proposal to revive the Veiner Centre. Guess we’re old and mouldy, so breathing in more mould won’t matter. Ticked Off With ... Read More »

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Miss New York Kira Kazantsev, left, gasps after she was named Miss America 2015 as she holds hands with Miss Virginia Courtney Paige Garrett during the Miss America 2015 pageant, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Artists rest after having their bodies painted in the likeness of tigers to perform the annual 'Pulikali' or Tiger Dance in Thrissur, in the southern Indian state of Kerala, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Pulikali is a colorful recreational folk art revolving around the theme of tiger hunting, performed to entertain people during Onam, an annual harvest festival. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.)
A bear takes a dip with a favorite toy at Zoo Sauvage in Saint-Felicien, Quebec. The zoo, notable for the wide open spaces turned over to its animals, is a favorite stop for cyclists circling Lac-Saint-Jean on Veloroute des Bleuets, the Blueberry Trail, and a year-round attraction for many in the region. (AP Photo/Cal Woodward)
The Ark of The Covenant on the roof of the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Saturday, August 30, 2014. The seat of political power in Manitoba is the last place one might expect to find the bust of Medusa, recurring odes to "666" and the number 13, alongside Egyptian sphinxes etched with hieroglyphics. But a closer look at the province's legislature reveals a whole host of hidden clues left behind by an architect who thought his magnum opus in Winnipeg would be a jewel rooted in the beliefs of Freemasonry in the heart of one of the most powerful cities in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga at Echo Dale Park-3
Regional Event Centre Construction Tour-10
The 360-foot, 16-sail Star Clipper looks regal sailing the Aegean Sea just off the coast of the Greek island of Patmos. (Photo by Steve MacNaull)
Aaron Paul, and from left, Vince Galligan, Anne Gunn and Bryan Cranston pose with their awards for outstanding drama series for their work on "Breaking Bad" at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
Beyonce accepts the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. Looking on from left is Blue Ivy and Jay-Z. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

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