February 9th, 2016

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rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers have their backs to the wall. After falling 6-2 to the Brandon Wheat Kings Saturday at the Keystone Centre, the Tigers slipped to 10th place in the Eastern Conference, and nine points outside the playoff picture. “It’s been a real challenge,” said head coach and general manager Shaun Clouston,

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Local News

  • City tax notices out early this year

    Medicine Hat News Tax assessment notices will begin arriving in mailboxes at the end of this month, the city has announced, about one month earlier than in recent years. Tax bills will still be sent out in mid-May, with taxes due, as usual, on June 30 each year. The process was delayed until the end ... Read More »

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  • Lethbridge police deal with second murder of 2016

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald LETHBRIDGE Lethbridge police continue to investigate that city’s second murder of 2016. Members of the LPS Criminal Investigation Section confirmed Monday they were treating the death of a 56-year-old woman, found Sunday evening on the west side, as a homicide. Police and Lethbridge EMS responded Sunday at about 5:15 p.m. to ... Read More »

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  • Hotels pretty much full for AWG

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Hotel managers in Medicine Hat, as well as bed and breakfast operators, are saying they are full or filling up fast ahead of the Alberta Winter Games kickoff this Saturday. With 2,700 athletes, plus coaches, support staff, parents and other spectators heading to the city, accommodations professionals say they are hitting capacity. “The ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Fencers tune up in Swift Current

    Medicine Hat News For some it was one last time to gear up for the Alberta Winter Games. For all of the AAA Fencing Club athletes who went to Swift Current this past weekend, it was a chance to get better. At the Chinook Open there were three gold and five bronze medals claimed by ... Read More »

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  • One more game for junior Cubs

    Medicine Hat News While other Heritage Junior B Hockey League teams are starting their playoffs, the Medicine Hat Cubs will conclude their season with an exhibition game against a women’s team. Tonight’s two-period finale against the Ralston Devils gets started at 8:15 p.m. at the Kinplex. The event was announced publicly late Monday night, although ... Read More »

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  • Waves are now sending 11 to Alta. swim trials

    Medicine Hat News Make it 11 Medicine Hat Waves swimmers going to Alberta age group zone swimming trials later this month. Ten-year-old Taigan Walker added his name to the list of swimmers headed to Calgary Feb. 19-21 for trials by earning a qualifying time this past weekend. Walker did it in the 100 metre individual ... Read More »

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  • Plan to clean up abandoned wells makes perfect sense

    As job loss and economic downturn continues for Western Canada, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall put forward on Monday a proposal that oil and gas workers who have currently lost their jobs be put to work cleaning up abandoned wells. Wall estimates that it would speed up the decommissioning and reclamation of 1,000 non-producing wells, and ... Read More »

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  • Family time has its benefits

    The annual Family Day holiday is coming up Feb. 15. It’s a day intended to provide time for family togetherness. However, since not everyone has the day off, there are some people who won’t have the opportunity for this extra family time. Still, the idea is a good one. But a single day isn’t really ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: PM’s important message of patience

    When he landed in Alberta for two days of meetings last week, Justin Trudeau had a number of options. I suppose he could have charismatically willed the price of oil back up to $100 per barrel. He could simply, as the Conservative opposition in Ottawa keeps telling him, just build a pipeline already. He could ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Guest Column: Suicide prevention: It is everyone’s responsibility

    Albertans have heard regularly lately about the devastating rise in suicide deaths in our province. It is staggering. Alberta has a high rate to start with (higher than Ontario, for example). More Albertans die by suicide each year than in fatal car collisions. And that was before this year’s increase. This new trajectory is beyond ... Read More »

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  • School board getting best bang for its buck

    Re: “New school, not renovation, a better idea,” Jan. 27 I am delighted that Mr. Moritz is so concerned about the students and staff at Medicine Hat High School as expressed in his letter. As a board, we spent considerable time reviewing the options about restructuring the existing building, or building a new one. After ... Read More »

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  • ‘Sad’ to compromise dignity of youth at expense of being politically correct

    Re: “Bishop’s remarks on gay/straight alliances hurtful,” Jan. 19 How “sad” that Peggy Revell won’t consider any of the negative consequences that will come from the NDP’s new regulations for Alberta schools. I write this as a parent and citizen of Alberta, and I believe these new regulations will have a huge impact on life ... Read More »

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