January 27th, 2020

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mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@MHNmocranker When the lights went out and the music started playing, all eyes were on Corey Beierbach. “I’m overwhelmed,” he said after his band, The Straight Jackets, kicked off a night full of music. “I feel so grateful and blessed – I have such amazing friends and family.” Friday night marked the Hat Rocks Cancer

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Local News

  • Balancing needs of oil industry and municipalities is no easy task: Turnbull

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant After a wild week of debate about how to stabilize the struggling oilpatch without harming municipalities, a top official with the province’s only municipally owned petroleum producer says work needs to be done. Phil Turnbull is chair the city of Medicine Hat’s energy committee. It steers the gas exploration and production company that is ... Read More »

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  • Local man charged in drug seizure that came out of missing persons case

    A Medicine Hat man is charged following a substantial drug seizure in Taber this month after police in that town investigated a missing persons report from city police. The Taber Police Service announced on Jan. 17 that it confiscated 74 grams of cocaine, some cannabis and one gram of carfentanil during a vehicle stop stemming ... Read More »

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  • MHPS introducing ‘high-risk’ drone use

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Medicine Hat Police Service has announced it will now use drones for increased efficiency plus public and police safety. “Our intent is to use them for high-risk situations and missing persons,” said Insp. Brent Secondiak. “Lots of police agencies across the country have used them for years, in some case decades.” The high-risk incidents ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Clippers stay perfect: Rattlers women’s basketball team wins one set, but falls short of stopping Briercrest’s perfect season

    The Medicine Hat Rattlers women’s volleyball team managed pick up a set against undefeated Briercrest – just the fourth team to accomplish the feat in 17 matches this season – but they ultimately fell short of knocking the unstoppable Clippers off their pace in a 25-13, 25-17, 24-26, 25-18 loss at the Snake Pit. Outside ... Read More »

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  • Blades brush off three-goal deficit, come back to beat Tigers

    The Medicine Hat Tigers watched a three-goal lead vanish on Friday night at the SaskTel Centre. After taking over the commanding lead just past the halfway point of the second period, the Tigers allowed five goals over the next 11 minutes of ice time before falling 6-5 to the Saskatoon Blades. Tristen Robins finished with ... Read More »

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  • Tigers heading back East

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Crunch time has officially arrived for the Medicine Hat Tigers. Trailing the Edmonton Oil Kings by 11 points for the Central Division lead with 24 games left in the regular season, Hat assistant coach Ryan Smith says the time is now to start climbing. “It doesn’t get any easier after Christmas. People don’t realize ... Read More »

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  • Laying it Out: Can’t change minds? Then change the system

    The conversation was about a minute-and-a-half old when he uttered the words. Neither of us had met this man before, though Jeremy and I both knew his wife a little – she had stopped at the Medicine Hat News trade show booth for a quick hello and had just introduced us to her husband. We ... Read More »

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  • MLA Report: New decade, fresh perspective

    With the beginning of a new decade comes a fresh opportunity for new ideas and a renewed sense of optimism. As the MLA for Brooks-Medicine Hat, I am going into the new year with a laser focus on fulfilling the promises that I made to you, my constituents, and ensuring that our government implements the ... Read More »

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  • Opinion: Prying eyes, data collectors and the potential dangers

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade This week it was announced certain liquor stores in Edmonton will require customers to scan their personal ID before being allowed to enter the store. If that doesn’t shock you, it should. We are told ID scanning is all about addressing the number of thefts. Officials interviewed by the media said daily theft is ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Service helps readers be responsible citizens

    Re: “Laying it Out: In a world of spin and lies, you can still see the truth,” Jan. 4 On the editorial page of every edition of the News is a quote from Thomas Jefferson. It reminds us of the value which a free and responsible press has for a society, such as ours, which ... Read More »

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  • Can we survive this government?

    The thing about the provincial government that is the most frightening is they are shaking the world of those who can least afford it, those us who have just a few dollars left in our bank accounts at the end of the month. People who depend on not-for-profits for their sanity and general well being ... Read More »

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  • Power lies with politicians, corporations while the people suffer

    In early history royalty acquired all the land, made the laws, lived in fortified castles and gold-lined palaces, referred to themselves as kings and queens and lords of the manor and conscripted armies from their subjects to fight other kings and queens for world supremacy. Today it is still about who is in charge. Kings ... Read More »

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