December 15th, 2017

Local News

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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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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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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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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Digging to resume this summer in the Hilda Mega-bonebed

By Tim Kalinowski on February 3rd, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Paleontologists will resume digging this summer in the “Hilda Mega-bonebed” near the banks of the South Saskatchewan river about 15 km west of the community. According to researcher Dr. Jordan Mallon of the Canadian Museum of Nature the site promises to continue offering interesting insights into the horned dinosaur species called centrosaurus, which ... Read More »

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Local parks still beautiful and interesting in the winter

By Tim Kalinowski on February 3rd, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal While the winter winds might blow, the frost may nip at your nose, and the snow may fall, it is still a great time to be out and about in Police Point Park, says Interpretive Program co-ordinator Corlaine Gardner. “It’s nice to come out in the winter time and reconnect with nature, and ... Read More »

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Deadline Saturday to register for Classic Loser 7

By Mo Cranker on February 3rd, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Anyone looking to make a shakeup in their life will have one last chance this weekend. The final day to register for Classic Loser 7 is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Caloric Responsibility headquarters on Strachan Court. “The contest is about changing people’s lives,” said co-founder of the contest ... Read More »

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PC hopefuls square off in the Hat

By Gillian Slade on February 2nd, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Each of the PC leadership candidates drew strong applause from the audience at Wednesday evening’s debate, but some of the party faithful are not in favour of merging the Wildrose and PC parties. Jason Kenney is the only candidate in favour of collapsing both the PC and the Wildrose parties and establishing ... Read More »

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