December 4th, 2016

Local News

A loving but troubled mother gone, Brenda Woloski’s family seeks answers about her death

By Medicine Hat News on December 3rd, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Graduations, babies, baptisms, laughter, smiles, camping trips — a multitude of photos speak of happier times in Brenda Woloski’s life. “She was a very loving mother,” Sancia Woloski-Donovan says, reflecting on her mother whose life cut was cut short when she became the city’s third homicide victim of the year in November. Brenda ... Read More »

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Big decisions coming for council

By Collin Gallant on December 3rd, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Heading into December, members of Medicine Hat city council are facing their longest nights of the year — and not just because the winter solstice is approaching. On Monday, the mayor and eight councillors will hear proposed two-year budgets, including rate increases, for the city’s five separate utility departments. Those, as well as ... Read More »

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Power protection possible for city

By Collin Gallant on December 3rd, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Medicine Hat’s power customers could be shielded from any new delivery charges on power bills caused by the New Democrat government’s phaseout of coal power or remaking of the provincial power grid. Or at least that’s the theory following a week’s worth of major announcements: That as a standalone producer, an “island” in ... Read More »

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City hopes everyone will sign up for Notify Me Now

By Gillian Slade on December 3rd, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Notify Me Now is a program the city will use to tell residents when there is an emergency or pending disaster that will affect them. In the 2013 flood it took a host of volunteers and a considerable amount of time to go from house to house to notify residents of an ... Read More »

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Midnight Madness an annual tradition for many

By Mo Cranker on December 3rd, 2016

Medicine Hat News The downtown core was crowded full of shoppers seeking the best deal possible Friday night for the annual Midnight Madness event. The event is held each year, with downtown businesses opening doors until 12 a.m. and offering percentage-based deals, which generally grow larger as the night progresses. For Adams Jewelry owner Lynn ... Read More »

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Sleep: Essential for our survival, taken for granted

By Gillian Slade on December 3rd, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade You only have to be deprived of this to know just how desperately you need it. Sleep. Beautiful sleep. “I think sleep is really underrated,” said Sara Maraj, occupational therapist, Alberta healthy living program, Alberta Health Services. We need between six and eight hours of sleep a night and not getting it ... Read More »

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Big announcement coming Monday

By Collin Gallant on December 3rd, 2016

Three key issues for the forgotten corner of Alberta could be wrapped up in several weeks from the provincial government’s side of things. If you thought the New Democrats had a busy couple weeks remaking the electricity grid, getting pipelines approved and developing compensation programs for local quarantined cattle producers, the hits are going to ... Read More »

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Lions Club hosting annual Family Hayride Sunday at Police Point

By Charles Lefebvre on December 3rd, 2016

Medicine Hat News The Lions Club of Medicine Hat will be spreading Christmas cheer this weekend. The club will be hosting its 33rd annual Family Hayride on Sunday at Police Point Park from 1-4 p.m. In addition to the hayrides through the park, the event will feature free hot chocolate, popcorn and oranges. Hot dogs ... Read More »

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Kids get kind at Herald School this week

By Charles Lefebvre on December 3rd, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Students at Herald School spent the week learning to be kind to each other not only at school, but outside of it. The school wrapped up celebrations of Kindness and Caring Week Friday, learning about ways to be kind and how to spread it around the school and in the community “We’re not ... Read More »

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It felt right: Local artist found a home in the Hat

By Mo Cranker on December 3rd, 2016

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Sometimes things just happen for a reason. For Hatter Xanthe Isbister, what began as another residency in a new city at Medalta six years ago, turned into finding her home. “I grew up in Winnipeg and did my undergrad not too far from home,” Isbister said. “After I spent time in the States, ... Read More »

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