April 19th, 2014

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dsteinke@medicinehatnews.comEDMONTONIt wasn’t a pretty Friday night in the Alberta capital for the Medicine Hat Tigers.In the opening game of the best-of-seven WHL Eastern Conference championship finals before 7,694 spectators at Rexall Place, the host Edmonton Oil Kings looked like their WHL cousins from the 1980s for much of ... Read More »





Local News

  • Fire the tax assessor: group

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantA group upset with tax assessments says the city’s chief assessor should be fired, but city officials say they evaluate employee performance thoroughly and won’t be influenced by public pressure.Local realtor Joanne Birtz told a Wednesday meeting of about two dozen business owners upset with taxes that ... Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • All religious beliefs welcome at Cypress Centre Good Friday service

    mlacelle@medicinehatnews.comtwitter: @lacelle_meganMusic filled the Cypress Centre as Hatters filed in for the Good Friday church service organized by the Medicine Hat Evangelical Association.President Greg Keen said attendance was nearly 2,000.“It’s an interdenominational service for people from all churches; it’s a great way to come together to hear a ... Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Local school divisions not among those banning homosexuality or sexual ‘immorality’

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevellLocal public school divisions confirmed they don’t have the same policies causing a firestorm elsewhere in the province, where some publicly-funded Christian schools state staff or students can be fired or expelled for being gay or having pre-marital sex.Those hired by Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education ... Read More »

    6 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Knights swept in doubleheader

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre The Medicine Hat Knights were on the wrong end of a doubleheader sweep Friday afternoon. The Knights dropped a pair of games to the visiting Calgary Blues 17-0 and 7-1 at the Monsignor McCoy High School baseball diamond Friday afternoon. “We know that it’s early in ... Read More »

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  • Tigers rocked by Oil Kings

    dsteinke@medicinehatnews.comEDMONTONIt wasn’t a pretty Friday night in the Alberta capital for the Medicine Hat Tigers.In the opening game of the best-of-seven WHL Eastern Conference championship finals before 7,694 spectators at Rexall Place, the host Edmonton Oil Kings looked like their WHL cousins from the 1980s for much of ... Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Tigers off to Edmonton to begin WHL Eastern Conference finals

    DARREN STEINKE   dsteinke@medicinehatnews.comThe turnaround came fast for the Medicine Hat Tigers.On Wednesday night before a sellout crowd of 4,006 spectators at The Arena, they claimed a 4-1 victory in Game 7 of a WHL Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Kootenay Ice. Medicine Hat rallied from a 3-1 series ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Local Entertainment

  • ‘Twenty Feet from Stardom’ the next feature at Monday Night at the Movies

    Medicine Hat News It’s a few months later than planned, but Monday Night at the Movies presents “Twenty Feet from Stardom” this week. The film follows the backup singers behind some of the top musical legends of the late 20th century. The film looks at the personal journeys ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • JazzFest announces headliners for 2014

    Medicine Hat News The 2014 edition of Medicine Hat JazzFest is just over two months away and organizers made a big announcement on Thursday about opening night. Arturo Sandoval, a 10-time Grammy Award winner, will kick off the week with a June 22 show at the Esplanade main ... Read More »

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  • Poncho’s Ponderings: Lessons in the present from the future

    If the first rule of a happy existence is to look both ways before crossing the street, then the second priority of living a happy life is to be careful what you ask for because you just may get it. Unfortunately, I’ve only been able to retain these ... Read More »

    2 days ago

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Opinions

  • Sometimes words don’t tell the real story

    It’s been said in various courtrooms that lawyers and their clients live and die by words. For those who make their living writing, they always have such a thought in the back of their minds as they live and die by the axiom, publish or perish. When it ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Guest Column: Danielle Smith’s selective outrage

    Albertans are outraged at the mis-use of government planes by former premierAlison Redford. At least, that’s what Danielle Smith tells us. She tells us — often –that she knows that we’re all outraged by the many and various ways that the Conservatives have wasted our money. The provincial ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • National Affairs: Tories’ anti-democracy push gets some help

    The push by Conservative senators to amend Stephen Harper’s elections act had all the elements of a marvellous yarn. The unelected senators had taken their revenge, biting back and riding in on their white steed to save democracy, showing their relevancy and putting the government on its heels. ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Non-citizens shouldn’t have right to challenge oath of allegiance

    It is my understanding that as a Canadian citizen, we have the right to challenge and change things in this country. The operative words are “Canadian citizens.” Once you have become a citizen, you are guaranteed the constitutional right to exercise your democratic rights. To become a citizen ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Asking the right question is important

    Re: “Suicide in Medicine Hat way up in 2014,” April 8. I was shocked and saddened by the article regarding the increase of suicides in our city. The Canadian Mental Health Association does an amazing job and their efforts should be acknowledged. They should be supported in their ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Advance care planning a smart decision

    What would happen if you had a sudden illness or injury and could not make your own decisions? How would your family, friends or health care team know your wishes? Who would speak for you? If you are unable to make medical decisions, someone else will do it. ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink April 17

    Tickled Pink About the April Fool’s story on photo radar. Good job. Ticked Off The police force should either enrol in anger management for three months or turn in their ammunition for rubber bullets. Tickled Pink That we have the Ticked Off and Tickled Pink column. It allows ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink April 15

    Ticked Off I think our police web page shows one-tenth of the stops are made in Crescent Heights. I see more officers there than other parts of town. Tickled Pink At the recent police presence on Southview Drive. Maybe some of the people driving will finally see the ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink April 10

    Tickled Pink That we have a chicken group in Medicine Hat working to get a pilot project started to allow us to have chickens for eggs in our backyards. Tickled Pink At the generous gift of a kind lady who left two tickets to the “Wizard of Oz” ... Read More »

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