July 30th, 2014

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EDMONTON – Alberta’s Wildrose Opposition says there should be an RCMP investigation into former premier Alison Redford’s use of government aircraft. Wildrose finance critic Rob Anderson says the public has an expectation that politicians that may have broken the law should be investigated. A CBC News report says ... Read More »





Local News

  • City on the hook if smart meter starts fire: IBA

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade The City could be held responsible if a smart meter results in a fire, and should therefore be diligent about the associated risks, says the Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta. “The City has to take a hard, hard look at this. They now know that there ... Read More »

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  • Redford denies flight controversy

    The Canadian Press EDMONTON Former premier Alison Redford is denying any personal wrongdoing associated with findings by the auditor general that passenger lists on government aircraft were altered so she could fly alone. Redford issued the denial via Twitter on Tuesday, noting she has not been able to ... Read More »

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  • Time for photo radar review is now: councillor

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig It was a reluctant former MHPS chief Bill Spring who lit the fuse on the contentious photo radar issue in March 1996, when he first proposed the addition of the enforcement practice on city streets. “Everybody’s looking at ways to generate funding and offset future costs,” ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Under-12 team gold in Red Deer

    Medicine Hat News With provincials coming up in just a couple weeks, Medicine Hat’s under-12 boys soccer team is gearing up with some hardware. The Rattlers Academy Soccer Club Tier 2 team won their second tournament of the season this past Sunday in Red Deer. After beating host ... Read More »

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  • Monarchs score upset, Knights in familiar spot

    Medicine Hat News The wild ride continues for Medicine Hat’s American Legion baseball teams. With the K of C Knights off to their first State A tournament in 14 years and the Monarchs looking to make some noise at the AA State tourney, it’s already a busy week ... Read More »

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  • 073014-Local-agate

    Local Medicine Hat Lawn Bowling Singles league standings W L Morrice 7 0 Young 6 0 Gebhardt 5 3 Keith 4 2 Moll 4 4 Aitken 3 4 Hunt 2 2 Smith 1 5 McDonald 1 5 Littken 0 5 Dantzar 0 5 This week’s results Keith 12 ... Read More »

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Local Entertainment

  • Every Rose has its Thorn: The Final Rose

    Welcome back, Bachelorette fans! The day has finally come, and Andi has made her final decision; was it first impression rose Nick, or former athlete Josh? In case you missed last night’s episode, let me get you all caught up, one last time.The episode started off with Nick ... Read More »

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  • Eye on the Esplanade: The war that is still with us

    One of the best reasons for studying the past is to understand the present. The war which began a century ago was so extensive, involved and complex that it was known as “The Great War” and has, since the subsequent war it spawned, been known as the “First ... Read More »

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  • Weather interfered, but Stampede went ahead with another great show, as usual

    Even a little bit of wild weather could not stop our city from Stampeding this year. With the 127th edition of the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede in the books, organizers need to be recognized for a well-run event, especially with the challenges beyond their control that they ... Read More »

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  • We must remember all parts of the past

    Gallant men in uniform off to war, soon replaced by poppies and crosses.Medicine Hat joins and Canada and the world this year to mark a century since the start of the First World War.As the phrase goes: “Lest we forget.”It’s an odd juxtaposition to other parts of Canada’s ... Read More »

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  • Nomination races for federal Tories an example of opportunism

    Canada’s 2015 federal election is shaping up to be an interesting race.The Harper-versus-Trudeau dynamic is already playing strongly into the discussion, and there is much interest in Thomas Mulcair’s push to build on the momentum Jack Layton created for the NDP.Locally, however, a different story is unfolding.Federal elections ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Prentice’s commitment is clear: Fiscal conservatism and gov’t accountability

    Re: “Guest Column: Jim Prentice vague on fiscal policy,” July 28 Derek Fildebrandt’s column in the Medicine Hat News was lacking in facts and integrity. In actual fact, the column was a misleading and thinly disguised piece of political partisanship. It is unworthy of the members of the ... Read More »

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  • Court helps to clear up land claims situation

    The recent Supreme Court decision on the issue of title to land for the Tsilhqot’in Nation of British Columbia has resulted in numerous articles and editorials with differing interpretations.The court rendered unanimously a very important decision which better clarifies native self-government, theirland claims and the ongoing relationship between ... Read More »

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  • Cringing following confusing headline

    Re: “Nomination races for PC example of opportunism,” July 28. The Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) may include some members of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta (PCAA). Not all PCAA members are conservative, but all CPC members are. Please stop using the catch-all PC, and start specifying. ... Read More »

    22 hours ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink July 29

    Ticked Off I agree with the banning of dogs from the lake at Echo Dale. We had our grandchildren out to play in the lake and we had to put up with a dog in the lake. There are certain places dogs should not be allowed the same ... Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink July 24

    Ticked Off That so many council members seem to think they work for the police department and not the citizens of the city. Why is it that every time talks come up about revamping and re-examining the photo radar issue, certain council members assume taxes would need to ... Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink July 22

    Ticked Off With the person who stole an orange flag from my home in Somerset area. Ticked Off Medicine Hat should clamp down on people who own disgusting properties downtown. Ticked Off Calgary’s police has been running natural gas for 18 months. Medicine Hat, the Gas City, still ... Read More »

    1 week ago

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NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE Youngsters enjoy the Sooper Train ride at the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Saturday evening.
NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE Morgan Grant of Granton, Ont. wrestles his steer to the ground during rodeo action at the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Friday evening.
NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE George Gillespie IV of Elgin, Oregon gets bucked off Must Have during the bareback riding event of the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Thursday evening. The rodeo continues tonight at 7 p.m.
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FILE - This is a Friday, April 25, 2014  file photo of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, as she holds Prince George as they say goodbye before they board their flight in Canberra,  Australia, Friday, April 25, 2014. Prince George turns 1 on Tuesday. While he may be too young to appreciate it, the milestone is causing a nationwide frenzy. Editorial writers call him a symbol of hope, newspaper headlines hail him as "Gorgeous George" and one published a 24-page glossy magazine chronicling his first 12 months. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin carries scientific experiments to a deployment site south of the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 mission. One experiment involved the inner composition of the moon, and another tried to determine the exact distance from Earth. Aldrin, 84, is asking everyone to remember where they were when he and Neil Armstrong became the first humans to walk on the moon and to share their memories online. (AP Photo/NASA, Neil Armstrong, File)
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