November 26th, 2014

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Can Austin find a way this time against the West?

My friend Kent Austin is a grouch. He has a master’s degree in body languages. Referees are not his friends. Doubters can go to Hades or Toronto whichever is nearer. He is also an intense competitor who hates to lose. If the experts are right, he will be ... Read More »


Great Canadian Sales contest offers prizes and opportunity

CNW News Google, Facebook, Dell and other billon-dollar companies sponsor The Great Canadian Sales Competition, the largest national sales contest for university and college students in 2015. Why? Canada’s students are faced with a challengingly high unemployment rate that is twice the national average, and they rarely consider ... Read More »


Home businesses show Saturday

Medicine Hat News The third annual Home Based Business/Home Crafters Christmas Trade Show is happening Saturday at the Cypress Centre Auditorium (entrance facing the Kinplex). The show runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Organizers say the vendor list is full and shopping choices for those attending are ... Read More »


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COLLIN GALLANT cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Construction on a berm Lions Park won’t begin until June, but the effort to raise the 2.3 kilometre flood protection will massive and concerted, say planners and construction officials. Work by Wilco Civil Inc. — a B.C. based construction company that earned the $8.3 ... Read More »


Shopping extravaganzas set for downtown, MH Mall

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre There will be plenty of options for people in Medicine Hat to get their Christmas shopping completed locally this week. Hatters hoping to get a start on their shopping can do so in downtown Medicine Hat this Thursday, as merchants will be taking part in Midnight ... Read More »


Peewee Venom off to 3-0 start

Medicine Hat News It’s early but Medicine Hat’s peewee entry in the Central Alberta Hockey League is looking mighty good so far. Venom Black improved to 3-0 with wins in Hanna and on home ice this past weekend. On Saturday they beat Hanna 8-4 behind two-goal efforts from ... Read More »


Smart meter safety report due next week

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade The safety of Sensus electric smart meters installed in Medicine Hat is expected to be revealed next week in a report by Underwriters Laboratories, says the city’s utilities department. Underwriters Laboratories was asked to undertake a full spectrum of tests including the possibility of water and ... Read More »


Berm construction schedule laid out

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Construction on a berm in Lions Park won’t begin until June but the effort to raise the 2.3-kilometre flood protection will be massive and concerted, say planners and construction officials. Work by Wilco Civil Inc. — a B.C.-based construction company that earned the $8.3 million contract ... Read More »


Becker plays Giant killer

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Langley, B.C. native Kyle Becker has a way with things when it comes to playing the Vancouver Giants. “Growing up watching them in the Memorial Cup against (the Tigers) there’s always a little added momentum against them,” said Becker. “It’s always nice to play well and ... Read More »


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Medicine Hat News A local oilfield service company is scheduled to hear its sentence today in connection with allegations of releasing flammable substances into the city’s sewer system. Sonic Oilfield entered guilty pleas earlier this year to one count of disposing more than 50 litres of a flammable ... Read More »