June 18th, 2018

Local News

Open house offers inside look

By Mo Cranker on June 18th, 2018

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Hatters were given a first-hand look inside the Medicine Hat Police Service Saturday during the annual open house event. The event ran from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., showcasing a number of units within the MHPS to the public, while also giving kids a place to play and eat for the afternoon. “We’ve ... Read More »

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Hat real estate market has good May, but things are still slow

By Collin Gallant on June 18th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Last month, the Medicine Hat real estate market shook off a slow start to the year, but the best month of May in four years wasn’t enough to move the year-to-date totals above recent year’s pace. Still, after a start to the year that saw local activity trail previous years’ pace, the ... Read More »

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JazzFest on for the week

By Mo Cranker on June 18th, 2018

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker For Hatters warm weather means a lot of things are coming, one of which is jazz. Running for the 22nd year, JazzFest got underway Sunday with an afternoon show at the Esplanade, kicking off a week of excitement and entertainment for Medicine Hatters. “There’s so many great acts this year,” said producer Lyle ... Read More »

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Library book exchange on until August

By Mo Cranker on June 18th, 2018

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker The Medicine Hat Public Library is giving Hatters the chance to get a few new reads in this summer without the hassle of buying or signing out new books. “Our paperback exchange has been running for the past few summers and it’s back up for the year,” said head of marketing services Gillian ... Read More »

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Events Calendar June 18-24

By Medicine Hat News on June 18th, 2018

June 18-24 — Medicine Hat JazzFest, see http://www.medicinehatjazzfest.com for full details June 18 — Mahjong, MH Public Library, 1:30-3:30 p.m. June 18 — Games in the Afternoon, MH Public Library, 2:30-4:30 p.m. June 18 — Writers’Circle, MH Public Library, 7-9 p.m. June 10 — Saamis Barrel Racing Series Jackpot, Dunmore Equestrian Society June 19 — ... Read More »

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Redcliff Days offers something for everyone

By Jeremy Appel on June 18th, 2018

Southern Alberta Newspapers A little rain didn’t get in the way of people from the region enjoying Redcliff Days over the weekend. The three-day festival included activities for all ages, including performers, vendors, a show-and-shine, monster truck rides, library fundraisers, a block party outside Who’s on First and fireworks at Lions Park to cap off ... Read More »

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Pen pals bridge more than generation gap

By Gillian Slade on June 16th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A group of pen pals has bridged the generation gap with handwritten letters, and it was time Friday to meet in person for the first time. Grade 3 students from Irvine School travelled to Chinook Village for a pizza and ice cream party. For some it was sheer excitement, and for others ... Read More »

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Fattening up Heritage Savings

By Collin Gallant on June 16th, 2018

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant It’s only two years old, but my how the City’s Heritage Savings Fund has grown. In fact, by the time the city’s endowment fund — created in February 2017 to capture energy division profits — reaches its next birthday, it could be the second largest bank balance at city hall. This week the ... Read More »

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Parkinson Association holding several events, starting with garage sale

By Gillian Slade on June 16th, 2018

Medicine Hat News A garage sale is being held by the Parkinson Association of Alberta on June 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cross Roads Church, Medicine Hat. The association is also hosting a walking group* on Tuesday (June 19) at 11 a.m. in Medicine Hat Mall. Meet in front of Marshals. The ... Read More »

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Public invited to Police Point Park this weekend

By Gillian Slade on June 16th, 2018

Medicine Hat News A surprise event will be held at the Police Point Park Nature Centre this weekend. Renovations mean lots of packing and moving, and all the stuffed specimens have come out of hiding to be on display this weekend. Summer Heritage Interpreter Meghan Morter has been learning all about them and is ready ... Read More »

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