January 23rd, 2017

Local News

Finance minister in Medicine Hat to talk budget with representatives from city, other local officials

By Peggy Revell on January 23rd, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Consultation and number crunching — Alberta’s finance minister made brief stop in Medicine Hat Monday for budget talks with local representatives. “People get that we have a fiscally challenged situation in the province, and I tell them that we don’t have a lot of fiscal headroom for new expenditures,” said Finance Minister Joe ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat police: No charges in death of cyclist hit Friday on South Boundary Road

By Peggy Revell on January 23rd, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell No charges will be laid following the death of a cyclist struck by a motorist on Jan. 20 on a road outside the city. “Our investigation is still underway and there will be other follow ups that will take place, but at this point it’s clear to us there was no wrong-doing on ... Read More »

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UPDATED: Cyclist killed after being struck by car

By Mo Cranker on January 23rd, 2017

UPDATE: No charges will be laid following the death of a cyclist struck by a motorist on Jan. 20 on a road outside the city. “Our investigation is still underway and there will be other follow ups that will take place, but at this point it’s clear to us there was no wrong-doing on the ... Read More »

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Warming the ice with family

By Mo Cranker on January 23rd, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Due to the hurting economy, many Hatters have to cut out family events from their budget. This weekend SERVUS Credit Union of Medicine Hat made sure families could get out and enjoy a day together — free of charge. The group rented out the ice surface at the Canalta Centre for their second ... Read More »

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New tools available for agriculture education

By Tim Kalinowski on January 23rd, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Recently the non-profit group Ag for Life released a new Agriculture Teacher Tool Kit for local educators to help them clearly explain different facets of agriculture, and to especially take on the challenge, for a largely uninformed public, to explain some of the more controversial facets of modern agriculture such GMOs, herbicide and ... Read More »

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A lesson in fine cuisine

By Mo Cranker on January 23rd, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker When you think of French cuisine, sushi probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. On Saturday, Hatters got the chance to learn how to make the dish thanks to a French Community Kitchen event, put on by Le Club du Samedi, a Francophone group that meet every Saturday from 10 a.m. ... Read More »

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Young man sentenced for multiple thefts, break and enter

By Peggy Revell on January 23rd, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A young Medicine Hat man has another two-and-a-half months to serve of a 10 month sentence after entering guilty pleas to multiple charges surrounding thefts. Riley Robinson, 20, appeared by CCTV from the Medicine Hat Remand Centre Thursday. He entered a guilty plea for failing to pay restitution of $1,120 following an earlier ... Read More »

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Events Calendar Jan. 23-29

By Medicine Hat News on January 23rd, 2017

Jan. 23 — Sound of Music Travelogue, MH Public Library, 7-9 p.m. Jan. 24 — Grasslands Naturalists meeting followed by guest speaker Sara Joan Armour “Straw Bale Gardening,” Police Point Park Nature Centre, 7 p.m. Jan. 24 — Autism Support Group, Chamber boardroom, 7-8 p.m. Jan. 25 — Ancestry Drop-in, MH Public Library, 7-9 p.m. ... Read More »

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Program aims to help youth with anger issues

By Tim Kalinowski on January 23rd, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Addiction and Mental Health Services will be offering a new series of educational workshops in Medicine Hat to help youth with anger issues channel those feelings in more positive directions. “Embracing Anger” is an eight week course for students in Grades 7-12 which focuses on the root causes of anger, and how to ... Read More »

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One biker dead after being hit by car

By Mo Cranker on January 21st, 2017

Medicine Hat News One man is dead following a car accident on South Boundary Road near Desert Blume last night. The man, who police believe to be from Medicine Hat, was on his bike and travelling eastbound on South Boundary. After being hit he was taken to the hospital, where he later succumbed to his ... Read More »

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