December 15th, 2017

Local News

After the Fire program aims to make Hatters feel safe

By Tim Kalinowski on June 24th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Medicine Hat firefighters were out in the South Ridge area Thursday knocking on doors as part of their “After the Fire” program, following a devastating fire which two weeks ago destroyed two homes in the neighbourhood and badly damaged a third. “The After the Fire program is an opportunity for our fire service ... Read More »

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Man pleads guilty to aggravated assault for NYE stabbing

By City Desk on June 24th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A man arrested after a stabbing outside a north-end pub on New Year’s Eve has pled guilty to aggravated assault. Jerrad Wayne Schneider, 32, entered the plea Friday morning in Medicine Hat provincial court after several months of delays, as defence attorneys and prosecutors said they were working on a resolution. A ... Read More »

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Grade 2 Herald School students get bugged

By Tim Kalinowski on June 24th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Herald School Grade 2 students want to get a message out to the community to respect insects and the role they play in the eco-system. Over the past month students have been researching various bugs and getting some hands-on experience studying them in the classroom through their growing butterflies project and outside in ... Read More »

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Victim Assistance Unit K9 finishes first year

By Mo Cranker on June 24th, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker When people think of police service dogs, the first thought is often of a German shepherd that can track, chase and take down a criminal. While the Medicine Hat Police Service does employ three service dogs in its K9 Unit, it is also the workplace for one victim service dog. Mulder, a three-year-old ... Read More »

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City Notebook: Chucks get it wrong

By Collin Gallant on June 24th, 2017

People sure have some funny opinions. Last week, for example, the visiting race announcer at the World Professional Chuckwagon Association show took exception to the News’s report of a Friday night crash that led to a horse being put down. On Saturday, during a brief interlude, the show announcer made his opinion clear: the “media” ... Read More »

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Local performer starting to see efforts pay off

By Mo Cranker on June 24th, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Over its 21 years, Medicine Hat’s annual JazzFest has grown to attract some fairly big names from around North America. But another big part of the festival is showcasing the city’s homegrown talent, such as 31-year-old Christie Kurpjuweit, a born-and-raised Medicine Hatter. “Playing in the city you grew up in is always awesome,” ... Read More »

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Parkinson Alberta hosting Step ‘N Stride event Saturday at 4 p.m.

By Mo Cranker on June 24th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Parkinson Association of Alberta recently announced a province-wide kickoff of events for its fifth annual Step ‘N Stride fundraising walk. There will be multiple events across Alberta, with Medicine Hat’s Step ‘N Stride event taking place Saturday at Hoopla’s Family Entertainment Centre starting at 4 p.m. All events are free for people ... Read More »

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Despite lack of dividends, Cypress County opts to keep shares of SW Sask. shortline rail

By Tim Kalinowski on June 24th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal The shortline rail business has had its share of struggles the past few years, acknowledges Great Sandhills Rail CEO Perry Pellerin, but it has proved its worth to the customers and local communities it serves. “We have our challenges like any industry, but generally we are doing pretty good. At Great Sandhills Railway ... Read More »

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Triple-murder trial will likely hear closing arguments starting Monday

By None on June 24th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Heraldjwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The trial for a Blairmore man accused of killing three people, including a toddler, adjourned shortly after it began Friday as the Crown wrapped up its case and the defence declared no evidence would be called. Derek Saretzky is accused of the 2015 Blairmore first-degree murders of Terry Blanchette and his ... Read More »

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Shoppers saddened

By Collin Gallant on June 23rd, 2017

Medicine Hat News During brisk business at the location on Thursday morning, some shoppers said they were saddened to hear about the chain’s exit from Medicine Hat. Retail and business analysts say the chain has done a poor job modernizing itself in a marketplace where higher overhead retailers are challenged by online commerce and discount ... Read More »

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