May 5th, 2015

Local News

Local Dutch community still holds Canada’s war actions dear

By Gillian Slade on May 5th, 2015

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands, a wreath was placed at Riverside Veterans Memorial Park on Monday by the Dutch Canadian community in Medicine Hat. “Our local Dutch society has always marked those milestones. They placed a memorial stone for the 50th anniversary and usually every five ... Read More »

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Trial begins for man accused of molesting former spouse’s daughter

By Alex Mccuaig on May 5th, 2015

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig A four-day jury trial opened Monday for a man accused of sexually assaulting the young daughter of the woman he was in a common-law partnership with more than 10 years ago. The News is not identifying the accused or the family members to protect the identity of the complainant, who the Crown alleges ... Read More »

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City sells Strachan Rd lot for $6.8M

By Collin Gallant on May 5th, 2015

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A commercial developer with a provincial footprint is expanding its local land holdings with 17 acres of bare land for a southside commercial mall.The proceeds to the City of Medicine Hat’s Land and Properties department is $6.86 million —full asking price for the lot at 2501 Strachan Road, west of Home Depot and ... Read More »

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CHHS program teaching students the value of giving back to the community

By Peggy Revell on May 5th, 2015

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Hard work and generous hearts paid off Monday, as Crescent Heights High School students presented cheques to local charities. “I think for us, it’s important to us to show youth can be involved in the community, and we want to be involved,” said CHHS student Morgan Fishley, on the importance behind the Community ... Read More »

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Courthouse fees increased

By Alex Mccuaig on May 4th, 2015

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig The cost of doing business just went up at courthouses across the province. The cost of filing a defence claim in civil matters previously was free but will now cost $25 in provincial court, $50 in court of Queen’s Bench. Those looking to file out-of-province custody enforcement orders or file family claims will ... Read More »

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Ticket giveaway for ‘Leadercast’

By Medicine Hat News on May 4th, 2015

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat News, one of the sponsors of this Friday’s Leadercast, is giving away five tickets to this major event. Tickets are at a premium and cost $129 for the full day of star-studded, world-renowned leader addresses, delivered to Medicine Hat’s The Dream Centre via the latest in broadcast technology. To have ... Read More »

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‘100 Women’ group hopes to bolster local fundraising efforts

By Charles Lefebvre on May 4th, 2015

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Two local woman are hoping a group they’re starting will have a big impact on the Gas City Rachel Kruitbosch and Tracy Hellman are forming a chapter of the 100 Women Who Care Alliance in Medicine Hat, an organization aimed at helping raise funds for local charities. The group had its beginnings in ... Read More »

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Run kicks off Canadian Mental Health Week

By Tim Kalinowski on May 4th, 2015

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal On a bright, sunny, Sunday afternoon in Kin Coulee Park Hatters of all stripes came together to celebrate life and raise awareness about the importance of mental health to kick off Canadian Mental Health Week. The “Move for Mental Health Fun Run” was truly a family event with games and activities for the ... Read More »

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Events Calendar May 4-10

By Medicine Hat News on May 4th, 2015

May 5 — Promoting Wellness for Individuals with Dementia, Medicine Hat Public Library, 6:30-8 p.m. May 5 — Family storytime, Medicine Hat Public Library, 7 p.m. May 5-6 — World evangelist Mark Davy, Medicine Hat Family Church, 7 p.m. May 6-9 — “Forever Plaid” Dinner Theatre, Southside Events Centre, May 6 — Dark Side of ... Read More »

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Margaret Wooding celebrates achievements

By Tim Kalinowski on May 4th, 2015

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Margaret Wooding students celebrated two fantastic achievements last Friday afternoon in Redcliff. First, their school choir was presented the Colby Hargrave Memorial Award by Dr. Doug Davis for winning the Rotary Music Festival in their age category for all SD 76 and Prairie Rose Schools. And secondly, the school’s Grade 6 classes were ... Read More »

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