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Family refuses to part with keepsake: A 5,000-lb rock

By Megan Lacelle on July 26th, 2016

mlacelle@medicinehatnews.com @lacelle_megan It’s not uncommon for homeowners around Medicine Hat to decorate their front yards, but for the Hoffarts, decorative stonework has a whole new meaning. When the Hoffart family decided to make the move from Burstall, Sask. to their new home in Medicine Hat, they knew they had to bring their family stone. The ... Read More »

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Civil defence siren on Division Avenue could be preserved as historic symbol

By Gillian Slade on July 26th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade A civil defence siren that would have warned of an impending nuclear attack may now be preserved as an historic symbol in Medicine Hat. Fear of a nuclear attack during the Cold War resulted in a network of civil defence sirens being installed across the country to warn the public of an impending ... Read More »

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Stampede Visual Arts winners announced

By Gillian Slade on July 26th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Prizes were awarded Monday evening for the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede’s Visual Arts Show, which had a record number of entries this year. The winners are: The Juror’s Choice prize of $100 went to Elly Heise. The Juror’s Choice prize of $50, in the children’s category, went to Zachari Beriault. The ... Read More »

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Heat coming for Stampede week

By Peggy Revell on July 26th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Bring on the heat — various weather predictions for the week ahead are indicating hot and sunny days for the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede. Environment Canada has the most pessimistic of forecasts, with clouds and a 60 per cent chance of showers for the Wednesday and a high of 27 C. ... Read More »

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Spicing up the downtown

By Charles Lefebvre on July 25th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Simmering pots, filled bowls and the smell of chili powder attracted hundreds of Hatters downtown on Saturday, as the 27th annual Downtown Chili Cookoff took over Second and Third Street. “It’s been going fantastic this year,” said Les Schwabe, chair with the City Centre Development Agency. “We had 32 booths this year; one ... Read More »

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Pancake tradition returns for Stampede week

By Charles Lefebvre on July 25th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre It’s one of the many traditions of the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede. Organizations and businesses each day in the community setting up griddles, pouring on batter and serving thousands of pancakes to Hatters. The tradition returned Saturday morning at Davis GMC Buick, as the dealership hosted its annual Stampede kick-off breakfast. “It’s ... Read More »

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Classic vehicles shine at ‘Cars and Guitars’

By Charles Lefebvre on July 25th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre The Canalta Centre was a classic car lover’s dream on Saturday. The Centre, in partnership with the Cypress Car Club, hosted the Cars and Guitars Classic Rock Festival, featuring a free car show for the public in the parking lot Saturday afternoon. “I like to talk to people and talking cars,” said Don ... Read More »

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Events Calendar July 25-August 1

By Medicine Hat News on July 25th, 2016

July 25 — Stampede Summer Jam, Stampede Grandstand, 7 p.m. July 25 — Tween Night: Out of This World, MH Public Library, 7-8:30 p.m. July 26 —Play Guides, MH Public Library, 5:30-7 p.m. July 26 — Mavericks vs. Edmonton Prospects, Athletic Park, 7:05 p.m. July 27-30 — Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede, Stampede Grounds July ... Read More »

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On the agenda

By Charles Lefebvre on July 25th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Due to Stampede Week, only two meetings are scheduled in Medicine Hat this week. The Public Services committee meets today at 12:45 p.m. at City Hall, with a new Veiner Centre design being proposed to council. The Municipal Planning Commission meets Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., with the 2016 Second Quarter Report due ... Read More »

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Fifth place finish for Hatter at national air guitar contest

By Charles Lefebvre on July 25th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre A last-minute entry propelled Hatter Darin McKay from Medicine Hat to Toronto, almost making it halfway across the world. McKay represented Medicine Hat at the air Guitar Canada Championship held in Toronto last week, finishing in fifth place out of 29 competitors. Although his finish means he won’t head to the Air Guitar ... Read More »

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