January 26th, 2015

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tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKalIt’s Sunday afternoon and it’s time for the weekly feed at Hope Street Compassionate Ministry Centre at St. Barnabas Anglican in Medicine Hat. Nearly a hundred people wait in a patient line for the two o’clock hour to strike and meal service to begin. Dozens of them ... Read More »





Local News

  • Two charged in extensive fraud at local store

    Two Medicine Hat residents are facing fraud charges following a six-month investigation by the Medicine Hat Police Service Major Crimes Section.Police say Medicine Hat’s Canadian Tire store was the victim of an extensive fraud which took place over several years and was valued at more than $160,000. Former ... Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Stand-off with local police ends with man in custody

    Medicine Hat News A two hour stand-off between the Medicine Hat Police Service and a lone male suspect in Ranchlands was resolved peacefully on Saturday after the crisis negotiation team managed to calm the individual down and get him to surrender. The incident began with a domestic violence ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Hatters hopeful over Prentice’s flood claim pledge

    tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKalHatters with outstanding Disaster Recovery Program claims stemming from the 2013 flood got welcome news from the Alberta government Saturday as Premier Jim Prentice announced a plan to expedite a conclusion to the estimated 2,000 claims which have still not been dealt with.Prentice announced $20 million in ... Read More »

    13 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Tigers battle through adversity in Edmonton

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken A depleted lineup battled for a pair of points Sunday as the Medicine Hat Tigers dropped the Edmonton Oil Kings 5-2 at Rexall Place. Another slew of injuries and a few potential suspensions have left the Tigers staring down adversity once more, but Sunday’s effort showed ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Bantam Tigers set focus on learning in wake of coaching change

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken It’s been a bumpy start to the year for the Southeast Athletic Club Bantam AAA Tigers. After sitting 1-19-3 at the holiday break, the Southeast Athletic Club decided to shake things up, bringing in SEAC president Aaron Burghardt as head coach and general manager, and parting ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Pushing for consistency

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat College Rattlers women’s basketball team saw a lead slip away in the fourth quarter Saturday. After picking up a 62-59 victory over the St. Mary’s Lightning in Calgary Friday, both teams hit the hardwood at the Snakepit Saturday, where St. Mary’s managed to ... Read More »

    13 hours ago

Local Entertainment

  • Jazz titans show at library

    Medicine Hat News Watch jazz legends from the comfort of the Medicine Hat Public Library theatre. In partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center, the local library is streaming “Duke, Dizzy, Trane and Mingus: Jazz Titans” on Jan. 29. The performance features the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra with ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Tongue on the Post grows each year

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre It’s become a tradition in Medicine Hat every January for music lovers in the city, and it’s two weeks away. The Medicine Hat Folk Music Club will be presenting the ninth annual Tongue on the Post Folk Music Festival starting Jan. 26 in the city, culminating ... Read More »

    4 days ago

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Opinions

  • National Affairs: Trudeau takes more cautious approach to his promises

    OTTAWA Tom Mulcair stood in Montreal Thursday and said an NDP government would cancel the Conservative cuts to the CBC. The country did not tilt. Work days did not come to a screeching halt. The CBC News Network didn’t even cover it. If you are a fan of ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Too much red tape bad for business

    The late Robert M. Schaeberle, former chief executive at Nabisco, once noted, “If we can ever make red tape nutritional, we can feed the world.” As it stands, however, red tape is a source of indigestion for the small business community. According to “Canada’s Red Tape Report,” released ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • No special treatment in hunting rules

    There is some anger being expressed in southeastern Alberta regarding First Nations hunting elk from the CFB Suffield herd that is reflective of larger issues on a national scale between Canadians and the country’s aboriginals. The irony of this issue is that in this part of the country ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Kiwanis meal excellent, would like to see more

    In December the Kiwanis Club puts on its annual Christmas meal for the lonely and those who don’t have a place to go at Christmas. The meals and entertainment were excellent, and the organizers did a fine job. I would like to see efforts expand to include Kiwanis ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Speed limits should be raised around city

    In my opinion the issue of photo radar won’t be solved until Municipal Works revisits the bylaw. I suggest Municipal Works reconsider changing the speeds on the following roads to 60 km/h: Parkview Drive from the Maple Avenue bridge to 23rd Street; Altawana Drive;scholten Hill; College Avenue from ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Questions on Suffield cull

    I would like to comment on what is taking place out at Suffield. It is certainly one way of culling the herd. Very crafty indeed. Only the cow elk are suppose to be hunted during a cull. Allowing natives to kill the bulls is another way of culling ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Jan. 22

    Ticked Off National oil companies are cutting back and laying off staff. When will Medicine Hat’s oil company face reality and do the same? Tickled Pink That negative people don’t come to the seniors’ centre. It would put a damper on our talks about trips, laughs and the ... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Jan. 20

    Tickled Pink By the person who is tired of reading complaints about the city. Easy solutions. Stop reading them or simply turn the page. Tickled Pink The only other souls I meet in the coulee on my daily walks in the off-leash areas are other dog owners when ... Read More »

    7 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Jan. 15

    Ticked Off It seems to me the mayor has no reservations spending until he bankrupts the city. Sadly I would have hoped we would have more than one councillor who is willing to stand up for taxpayers and say enough is enough, but apparently not. Ticked Off For ... Read More »

    2 weeks ago

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The casket of slain RCMP Const. David Wynn is carried into funeral in St. Albert Alta.., on Monday,  January 26, 2015. Wynn died four days after he and Auxiliary Const. Derek Bond were shot by Shawn Rehn in St. Albert on January 17. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Chanel Miss Canada, Chanel Beckenlehner, poses for the judges wearing a hockey-themed costume during the national costume show at the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE Medicine Hat Tigers forward Mark Rassell shows off his sniping skills during the showtime shootout portion of the Tigers Skills Competition Monday night at The Arena.
Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott celebrates after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Oregon Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. Ohio State won 42-20. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
People gather in solidarity of the victims of a terror attack against a satirical newspaper, in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Masked gunmen shouting "Allahu akbar!" stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people, including the paper's editor, before escaping in a getaway car. It was France's deadliest terror attack in living memory. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
NEWS PHOTO EMMA BENNETT Morganne McClure smiles during the opening day of the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede on July 23.
Liam Gale, Medicine Hat's New Year's baby in 1995, gets a kiss from his older sister Nicola.
A man in a Santa Claus costume drives his Vespa during a parade at the main coastal avenue in southern port city of Limassol, Cyprus, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Around 1000 people in Santa Claus costumes take part in this parade during Christmas celebrations. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
December 12, 2014 NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE Cole Martin of the Kelowna Rockets skates back to the bench as members of the Medicine Hat Tigers celebrate Mark Rassell's teddy bear toss goal during the first period of Friday evening's WHL home game at The Arena.

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