June 26th, 2017

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mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Sometimes a terrible tragedy can bring people closer together than they ever were before. Saturday evening the people of Stapeford Crescent held the street’s annual community gathering, but this year it was held in support of the families that lost their homes during a June 10 fire on neighbouring Sprague Way. “We just

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  • JazzFest ends on a high note with biggest numbers yet

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Medicine Hat’s 21st JazzFest was its biggest yet. The event showcased more than 100 artists from around the world during 60-70 performances throughout the eight days, with between 6-7,000 people attending the festivities. “I think the Medicine Hat JazzFest has become an event that has really been embraced by the community,” says JazzFest ... Read More »

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  • Annual community gathering turns into way to support neighbours who lost homes in fire

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Sometimes a terrible tragedy can bring people closer together than they ever were before. Saturday evening the people of Stapeford Crescent held the street’s annual community gathering, but this year it was held in support of the families that lost their homes during a June 10 fire on neighbouring Sprague Way. “We just ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Birthday heroes at McDonald’s create unforgettable day for Cole Payeur

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Birthdays are best spent with your friends and family. Unfortunately for soon-to-be eight-year-old Cole Payeur, the group of friends he invited to his birthday party last weekend at the Dunmore Road McDonald’s were all unable to show up for one reason or another. Cole’s mother Brandy says he was pretty sad the day ... Read More »

    18 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Too special to let go

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Some things are just too special to let go. Gerald Beatch knows it, that’s why he’s refurbishing his first-ever drag racing motorcycle and bringing it back to the strip where it all started in honour of his late mother, father and sister. “It’s the very first bike I ever went down the track ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Three Tigers drafted

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Mason Shaw and his family opted to make the trip to Chicago to watch the NHL entry draft unfold firsthand, but it did little to calm their nerves. The 18-year-old Medicine Hat Tigers forward watched and waited as the picks passed by until the Minnesota Wild finally stepped to the podium and unveiled ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Knights pick up fifth straight

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat K of C Knights started up a winning streak this weekend, collecting a pair of American Legion A Baseball doubleheader sweeps over the Tri-County Cardinals and Fort Macleod Royals. The Knights took all four games in convincing fashion, dropping the Cardinals 11-0 and 18-6 in a pair of five-inning ... Read More »

    19 hours ago


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  • Some stars shine on Parliament Hill, but some not so much

    With the House of Commons adjourning for the summer, time for a look in the rearview mirror at four leading MPs who were on their game over the first half of the parliamentary year … and at one who was off. 1. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale took almost two years to come up with ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: Trudeau’s security bill looks a lot like Harper’s

    With its new national security legislation, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has pulled off quite a coup. It has kept some of the worst elements of former prime minister Stephen Harper’s widely discredited Bill C-51. But so far, it has managed to do so without creating much political flak. When Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale unveiled ... Read More »

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  • Body counts often the leadup to society’s valuable ‘red tape’

    Red tape, regulation, and bureaucracy are absolutely wonderful. That sentence will likely make some politicians’ blood boil, the politicians whose solution for all society ills is to slash all these things. Especially if it means less spending and lower taxes. But it’s also what comes to mind following the catastrophic destruction last week when a ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Feds should promote access to education for all

    Recent weeks brought us two very different announcements by the Trudeau government. First, a $14 billion increase to the defence budget. Two days later, an amount one per cent that size for the promotion of women internationally that isn’t even new money but is instead coming from existing — and dwindling — aid funds. Women ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Lodge management worried about its own interests in casino dispute

    Re: “Gloves off over casino move” – Medicine Hat News, June 14 You have to be kidding meÉ Medicine Hat Lodge manager Raj Lokhande was quoted as saying, “Gaming revenue would drop at a proposed location that’s two-thirds the size, not to mention a hit to tourism. Local groups provide volunteer workers to the casino ... Read More »

    6 days ago
  • More due diligence and transparency needed

    Question from the floor to the accountant presenting the financials at a recent condo annual general meeting: “In your notice to reader communication you state that your firm expresses no assurance. How then may the community of this condo association obtain some assurance?” Accountant: “We could audit your financials which would cost from $5,000 to ... Read More »

    7 days ago


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