January 21st, 2017

Local News

Tourism Industry Group a collaboration focused on maximizing Medicine Hat

By Mo Cranker on January 20th, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker When faced with a tough situation, bringing like minds together is often the best way to combat the issue. This is exactly what members of Medicine Hat’s tourism industry have started doing. On the second Thursday of each month, people are invited to meet as a Tourism Industry Group to discuss upcoming events ... Read More »

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Senator wants inquiry into local murder

By Peggy Revell on January 19th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A Canadian senator is calling for an inquiry into the handling of a 2011 Medicine Hat homicide that resulted in two women’s guilty convictions being overturned and retrials being put on hold. “These sorts of situations do cry out for us to have inquiries to know exactly what happened, in the hopes of ... Read More »

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Mother escapes condo fire with her son

By Tim Kalinowski on January 19th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal A local single mother and her son are lucky to be alive after narrowly escaping a condo fire on Southlands Boulevard. In the early hours of Wednesday morning, 37-year-old Michelle Waldal and her eight year-old son Tyrell were fast asleep when Waldal got up to go to the bathroom. “As soon as I ... Read More »

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New roof for curling club part of $4.9M announcement

By Collin Gallant on January 19th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The Medicine Hat Curling Club will receive a $160,000 grant to replace its roof thanks to a program related to Canada’s 150th birthday. The grant was one of 10 announced Wednesday in Lethbridge by Calgary-area MP Darshan Kang — totalling $4.9 million — related to projects under the latest round of Canada 150 ... Read More »

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Blaze destroys monster trucks

By Tim Kalinowski on January 19th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A structure fire early Wednesday morning in the Box Springs area destroyed the shop and trucks of Sheer Insanity Monster Trucks Racing Team. Fire departments from Cypress County, Box Springs, Seven Persons and Medicine Hat all worked together to battle the blaze but, according to Cypress County acting Deputy Fire Chief John ... Read More »

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Kenney greeted by boisterous crowd

By Gillian Slade on January 19th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Support for Jason Kenney’s agenda to unite the PC and Wildrose is gaining momentum if the enthusiastic crowd of about 300 in Medicine Hat on Wednesday evening is the barometer. A promise by Kenney that the new party would remove the carbon tax had the audience applauding enthusiastically. “We want our province ... Read More »

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Local Canada Day organizers looking for new office space

By Collin Gallant on January 19th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The local Canada Day Society says big plans are in the works to celebrate the nation’s 150th birthday in July, but first a new office is needed. Officials with the group that stages the annual event in Kin Coulee Park told Monday’s meeting of the public services committee that they’ve left their ... Read More »

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Mac’s store robbery suspect still at large

By Peggy Revell on January 19th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat police are investigating and asking for assistance to identify suspects following the robbery of a convenience store Tuesday and other incidents. Police report that on Jan. 17 at 8:45 p.m., a man armed with an edged weapon entered the Mac’s Convenience store on 12th Street SE and demanded cash and ... Read More »

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Basic health decisions can reduce the risk for Parkinson’s

By Gillian Slade on January 19th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A healthy vascular system can protect other organs in your body, an audience at a Parkinson education event heard on Wednesday. About nine out of 10 people have at least one risk factor, and nearly 50 per cent have multiple, said RN Robyn McClung with the Alberta Healthy Living program. A build-up ... Read More »

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Pilots say local light pollution as bad as it gets

By Tim Kalinowski on January 19th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal The lit greenhouse debate surrounding the airport has sparked more criticism from local pilots about the bright nighttime footprint of Medicine Hat. Doug Little, a commercial aviator with WestJet and local flight consultant, recently took pictures from 38,000 feet which show how luminous this region is compared to other jurisdictions such as Lethbridge. ... Read More »

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