July 22nd, 2014

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gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSladeA visceral image and reminder of the lives sacrificed in the Battle of Vimy Ridge, including some from Medicine Hat, will be part of the war exhibit to open Aug. 4 at the Esplanade.A wooden cross used to mark a temporary grave for some of those who ... Read More »

Local News

  • Pancakes dripping at Hillcrest breakfast

    Medicine Hat NewsHundreds packed the parking lot of Hillcrest Evangelical Church Tuesday morning to feast on platters of pancakes.Alongside freshly flipped and fried flapjacks, children had tons of fun playing on bouncy castles and miniature golf for the morning event.The church’s annual breakfast was the second of many ... Read More »

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  • Special war cross arrives in the Hat

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSladeA visceral image and reminder of the lives sacrificed in the Battle of Vimy Ridge, including some from Medicine Hat, will be part of the war exhibit to open Aug. 4 at the Esplanade.A wooden cross used to mark a temporary grave for some of those who ... Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Locals recall the moon landing

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvreAt this moment, 45 years ago, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins would be heading back to Earth in the Lunar module, a day after Armstrong and Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon.The event, witnessed by approximately 500 million people ... Read More »

    6 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Little League roundup: Mavericks win close one at nationals

    Medicine Hat NewsIt took more than three hours but Medicine Hat’s entry at the Junior Little League Canadian Championships got a key win Monday.At Lethbridge, the Sports Connection Mavericks beat Ontario’s Oakville Whitecaps 10-9. The seven-inning game took 3:07 to play and featured 26 hits, seven pitching changes ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Injuries, lack of a new stadium make tough times for Tiger-Cats

    Proving once again there is nothing as unsure as a sure thing, the winless Hamilton Tiger-Cats arrived in Calgary minus their starting quarterback and most of their offensive line. According to the experts, they had no chance, none whatsoever. Nobody bothered to tell the Steeltown Tabbies that. Mounting ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Brooks’ Lavigne breaks through at Hat Speedway

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre For five weeks in a row of the past racing season, Tony Lavigne made it to the winner’s circle, but in fourth place, rather than first. Things changed this past Saturday. In a back and forth race where the lead changed several times, the driver from ... Read More »

    7 hours ago

Local Entertainment

  • Bordeen at Local next week

    Medicine Hat News Toronto pop buzzband Bordeen will be playing in Medicine Hat July 26 at the Local Public Eatery, as part of their summer tour. The band has been compared to the likes of Walk Off the Earth, fun, and the Lumineers, and has been described as ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Redcliff teen excited to share stage with the best

    Ryan Dahlmanrdahlman@prairiepost.comOn July 21, when the first musical act hits the stage at the Stampede grounds, Shondie Jensen will be easy to spot and not because of her new, teal-dominant cowboy boots. She will be the one with a huge smile on her face.Things have been going quite ... Read More »

    4 days ago

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Letters to The Editor

  • What lessons did school teach?

    Now that we are in full blown summer I can offer congratulations to all who graduated and I hope your summer is going well. Looking back on the school year we can ask ourselves how we did. But we should also ask how did the school do and ... Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Two distinct camps in sage grouse saga

    Nov. 23, 2011 — Eco-Justice Canada (formerly Sierra Legal), responding to 12 petitioners, demanded the Hon. Peter Kent, then minister of environment and Parks Canada, invoke an Emergency Protection Order (EPO) for Greater Sage Grouse (GSG), thus triggering a nation-wide domino effect. The gavel fell. A plumb line ... Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Money spent on Kiwanis Park repairs could have gone to residential victims

    Following the devastating flood of 2013, Medicine Hat city council — or should I say Abdul Khan — went out of its way to assist in every way the affected residents. He achieved wonders with his first list of 16 residences to help. It is well known he ... Read More »

    4 days ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • 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 »

    6 hours ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink July 17

    Tickled Pink Many thanks to the young Mormons who helped two senior citizens with a very difficult gardening job on July 5. Your kindness is greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten. Ticked Off At the drivers on Southview Drive texting and driving. I see it almost every ... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink July 15

    Tickled Pink About all the help I receive getting wheelchairs in and out. I am disabled and it is greatly appreciated. Ticked Off Disappointed that physio at the hospital is cutting back to half-an- hour sessions. Tickled Pink If the City did a study on bus use. Seeing ... Read More »

    1 week ago

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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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