August 31st, 2015

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amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig A verdict is expected today in the aggravated assault trial of three city police stemming from an incident in 2012.MHPS constables Robert Angstadt, 41; David Hrycyk, 42; and Marc Seiller, 30; were arrested and charged on July 3, 2013 in connection with the arrest of James Halcro, 37.The trio were alleged to have

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Local News

  • Analysis: NDP budget delay a possible political play

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The government’s delay in presenting a budget may have more to do with political strategy than giving new ministers a chance to get up to speed, says a political science instructor at Medicine Hat College.A by-election is imminent, a federal election just around the corner, and the oil price has not rebounded ... Read More »

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  • Verdict today for police assault trial

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig A verdict is expected today in the aggravated assault trial of three city police stemming from an incident in 2012.MHPS constables Robert Angstadt, 41; David Hrycyk, 42; and Marc Seiller, 30; were arrested and charged on July 3, 2013 in connection with the arrest of James Halcro, 37.The trio were alleged to have ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Open house aims to explain city fire hall reorganization

    Medicine Hat News An open house to explain a complicated reorganization of fire coverage in the city will be held Sept. 1 at Fire Station No. 2 on Dunmore Road— not Sept. 2 as mistakenly reported by the News in Friday’s paper. Operations at that location are set to move to a new station built ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Getting ready for action

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers wrapped up training camp Sunday with the annual Black and White intrasquad game, showcasing the up-and-coming talent in the franchise. Among the top talent was 2015 second round bantam draft pick Layne Matechuk, who spent his entire summer working up to this weekend in the Gas City. “It’s been ... Read More »

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  • Tigers break in new barn

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers brought breaking in the new barn to a whole new level Sunday at the Canalta Centre.With six minutes remaining in the third period of Sunday’s Black and White intrasquad game, a hit in the corner jarred a pane of glass loose from its divider, causing a halt in play.Related: ... Read More »

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  • Mohawks looking to learn from lopsided pre-season loss

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Hat High Mavericks fell victim to a 53-1 thrashing at the hands of Regina’s Campbell Collegiate Tartans in pre-season high school football action Saturday at the Methanex Bowl, and ‘Hawks head coach Quinn Skelton says they’ll be using the loss as a valuable learning tool.“The challenge here to learn from this,” said ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • National Affairs:After Duffy, can voters trust Tories?

    MONTREAL By the time Mike Duffy’s trial wraps up later this year, voters will already have rendered their election verdict on Stephen Harper. But regardless of whether the disgraced senator turns out to be guilty in the eye of the law, in the court of public opinion the tenuous case designed to insulate the Conservative ... Read More »

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  • Childhood obesity a complex issue, and there’s plenty of blame to go around

    There has been no shortage of news in recent years about the childhood obesity epidemic in North America and beyond. Now we know who’s to blame: Parents. At least, that’s the opinion of more than two-thirds of doctors polled recently by SERMO, a social network for physicians. In the survey which received 2,258 responses from ... Read More »

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  • Don’t worry your pretty little heads

    Those Hatters who think they’re entitled to know the financial deals on how the Canalta Centre is being run, what a bunch of maroons. I mean really, if they start thinking they own the place just ’cause they forked over $75 million to build the joint, the next thing they’ll think is they have some ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Seniors’ centre debate becoming a comedy act

    It seems the seniors’ centre is becoming a comedy act at city hall. Every council meeting seems there seems to be a new version of the proposed centre. According to the mayor, 20 per cent of Medicine Hat’s population is seniors; that’s about 12,600 people. Prior to the flood in 2013 the Veiner Centre was ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Photo radar the biggest scam foisted on citizens in many years

    Re: “Police should justify each photo radar location,” Aug. 12. The letter from Mr. Doug Hill in the paper put fire in my belly. The photo radar implementation in Alberta is the biggest scam to be foisted on our citizens for many years. What the people of Medicine Hat must understand is that our police ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Make city a ‘destination’

    Earlier this summer my spouse and I spent a few days visiting your city. We decided we wanted to see what, if anything, there was to see in Medicine Hat.From a distance, we could find out very little. To our great surprise and enjoyment, we discovered Medicine Hat as a “destination” rather than a few ... Read More »

    3 days ago


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