December 22nd, 2014

Local News

Charges laid in death on Siksika Nation

By Medicine Hat News on December 22nd, 2014

A Siksika man has been charged with second-degree murder in relation to the death of a 16-year-old last week.Gleichen RCMP were called to a home on the Siksika Nation at 7:30 p.m. Thursday for a fight in progress and found the teen laying unconscious outside a home.Paramedics were ... Read More »

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Last minute shoppers filling up stores

By Tim Kalinowski on December 22nd, 2014

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com@MHNTimKal The Medicine Hat Mall saw steady crowds over the weekend as gift-buyers scouted store shelves and hallway kiosks for last minute Christmas presents. Some shoppers were after finishing touches while others had not yet begun their Christmas shopping.Tammy and Wade Welte came to the mall with a ... Read More »

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Working Christmas Day so others can celebrate

By Tim Kalinowski on December 22nd, 2014

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com@MHNTimKal While most people are at home over the holidays or visiting relatives elsewhere, there are many members of the Medicine Hat community who work through Christmas so the rest of us can enjoy the day comfortably.Kirby Schafer, operations superintendent at the City of Medicine Hat Electric Utility, ... Read More »

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No need to be alone this Christmas

By Tim Kalinowski on December 22nd, 2014

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com@MHNTimKal Christmas is an especially difficult time for Hatters dealing with loneliness, depression or mental illness. However, there are resources and support networks available throughout the Christmas season to help those struggling to cope.Sharon Hayward, executive director for the Canadian Mental Health Association of Southeast Alberta, says it ... Read More »

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Impaired driving sends two to hospital

By Peggy Revell on December 22nd, 2014

Medicine Hat NewsRedcliff RCMP, Cypress County Fire, and EMS responded to a single vehicle rollover on Township Road 182 near Range Road 20 and Hilda shortly after 10 p.m. on Dec. 20.Once at the scene police determined an older model Ford pickup truck was west bound on 182 ... Read More »

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Events Calendar Dec. 22-28

By Medicine Hat News on December 22nd, 2014

Dec. 21— Christmas Bird Count and potluck, phone 403-529-6225 to register Dec. 22 — An evening of original piano compositions with Daniel Bellefeuille, MH Public Library, Recital Room, 7-8 p.m. Dec. 24 — Christmas Eve Services, Westminster United Church, carol singing at 5:30 p.m.; service at 6 p.m, ... Read More »

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Best hoofs put forward at annual Beef Pen Show

By Tim Kalinowski on December 22nd, 2014

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Beef Pen Show brought cattle breeders from all over Saskatchewan and Alberta to put their best stock forward at the Cypress Centre on Saturday. “People come here to show the best of what they got. It’s a venue for ... Read More »

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VETS helping vets: Sometimes an ear is all they need

By Tim Kalinowski on December 20th, 2014

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @Twitter MHNTimKalA lot is heard about inadequacies of the support system for veterans in Canada as they make the transition to civilian life. While there are various support mechanisms in place sometimes veterans fall through the cracks.That’s where non-profit group Veterans’ Emergency Transition Services comes in. Retired ... Read More »

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Was local shift to Opposition a catalyst for good things?

By Collin Gallant on December 20th, 2014

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantMedicine Hat and surrounding region moved from a traditional Tory stronghold in 2012 to the opposition benches by electing Wildrose MLAs in local ridings.Southeastern Alberta had voted Progressive Conservative in huge majorities since 1975, comfortably returning ministers such as Jim Horsman, Lorne Taylor and Rob Renner over ... Read More »

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Don’t give up on Wildrose: Barnes

By Collin Gallant on December 20th, 2014

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Don’t rip up your Wildrose membership card, said Drew Barnes, who took to the airwaves Friday saying the Wildrose will continue to hold government to account and that Albertans are angry over political positioning this week. “Our members are really rallying and they’re upset,” said Barnes, ... Read More »

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