October 23rd, 2017

Local News

Kenney doesn’t attend paid meet and greet

By Gillian Slade on February 3rd, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade People paid $50 each to meet the PC leadership candidates before the debate on Wednesday evening, but Jason Kenny was not there. “Many people drove hours to come to this to have the ability to meet and shake the hand of every candidate. One candidate chose not to respect that. That has ... Read More »

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Notley makes first visit today

By Collin Gallant on February 3rd, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Premier Rachel Notley is set to arrive in Medicine Hat today following months of criticism from local politicians for not having visited sooner. The Premier’s Office confirmed Notley would be in the Gas City Friday to announce a new jobs initiative at Medicine Hat College, then meet with seniors before a round table ... Read More »

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Deadly carfentanil arrives in the Hat

By Mo Cranker on February 3rd, 2017

Medicine Hat News The dangerous synthetic opioid carfentanil has made its way to Medicine Hat. Medicine Hat Police Service says it has made the first documented seizure of the drug in the city, stating in a release, “The presence of carfentanil in the illegal drug stream in our community is obviously concerning as this drug ... Read More »

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Several topics the city could inquire about

By Collin Gallant on February 3rd, 2017

Medicine Hat News Premier Rachel Notley is due in Medicine Hat today to talk face to face with local leaders. But what’s on the table when the premier sits down with city council? Mayor Ted Clugston has made it well known he feels Medicine Hat has been left out of the conversation on a host ... Read More »

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Addict mom gets six months for ID theft

By Peggy Revell on February 3rd, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A six-month sentence was handed down Thursday to a woman arrested while in possession of dozens of stolen identity documents. Brittany Eliza Harris, 25, entered guilty pleas to 26 charges while appearing by CCTV from the Calgary Remand Centre. Medicine Hat police arrested Harris and co-accused Cody Nordgulen the morning of Oct. 26, ... Read More »

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Retail coming; where up in the air

By Collin Gallant on February 3rd, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Medicine Hat will see a new department store come to town, as the Canadian wing of a U.S. retailer that owns Marshalls confirmed Thursday it has local leases in place for the general retailer as well as a Home Sense decor outlet. The question remains however, as to where. Job postings for management ... Read More »

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Accused in convenience store robbery pleads not guilty

By Peggy Revell on February 3rd, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Not-guilty pleas were entered in the case of a man accused of robbing the Shell Circle K on Dunmore Road in early November. Counsel appeared in court Thursday on behalf of Kyle Palmer, 28, to have the pleas entered, opting for Palmer to be tried by the Court of Queen’s Bench, judge and ... Read More »

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Elkwater Winter Festival Saturday

By Mo Cranker on February 3rd, 2017

Medicine Hat News Anyone in southeast Alberta who loves winter will want to be in Elkwater Saturday. The day marks the third annual Elkwater Winter Festival, taking place Feb. 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at various places around the hamlet. President of the Cypress Hills Park Watch Association Darlene Ford says she is ... Read More »

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Workshop upcoming Feb. 22 for patients living with Type 2 diabetes

By Gillian Slade on February 3rd, 2017

Medicine Hat News People living with Type 2 diabetes can register for a free, three-hour workshop through Alberta Health Services. The workshop is designed to support Albertans living with diabetes, their family members and caregivers. Participants choose discussion topics they would like, including blood sugar testing, sugar maintenance, foot care, medication management, nutrition, physical activity ... Read More »

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Arrests made involving counterfeit U.S. money

By Peggy Revell on February 3rd, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Medicine Hat police have made three arrests following complaints of American counterfeit banknotes, although investigations into counterfeit money continue. “Between January 12 and January 21, police responded to 11 complaints of counterfeit currency. The police service have charged three people and have so far cleared five investigations with charges,” stated Sgt. Stacey Kesler ... Read More »

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