August 23rd, 2017

Local News

First World War monument near done

By Gillian Slade on August 19th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Work on the city’s First World War monument is almost complete with finishing touches to be put in place next week. “Today we are just starting to install the lighting,” said Scott Payne, Project 175 committee chair, from the Royal United Services Institute of Medicine Hat, on Friday. Other finishing touches include ... Read More »

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City Notebook: Get those welder’s goggles on and witness history

By Collin Gallant on August 19th, 2017

Gary McFarlane is a big fan of science. The retired science teacher, who heads the local group Praxis, and says celestial events — such as this Monday’s total eclipse — can inspire and should be cherished. Such cosmic happenings can also surprise, and McFarlane knows first hand. He told the News this week that many ... Read More »

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Area MLAs discuss their living expenses

By Gillian Slade on August 19th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade When it comes to local MLAs’ accommodation expenses in Edmonton one claims less than the maximum, while the other has to supplement what the government pays. Bob Wanner, NDP MLA for Medicine Hat, rents a central two-bedroom apartment located near the Legislature in a secure building that is consistent in cost with ... Read More »

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Local paddling club getting prime seats for eclipse

By Mo Cranker on August 19th, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker The Medicine Hat Paddling Club is taking to Elkwater in hopes of getting the best seat possible to catch Monday’s eclipse. The club has extended an invite to anyone with a boat and a paddle to meet at Elkwater Monday, at 9:30 a.m., to travel down the lake to catch the eclipse. Paddling ... Read More »

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Safety stressed as Monday’s eclipse approaches

By Mo Cranker on August 19th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Monday’s eclipse is being called a once-in-a-lifetime event. Despite the excitement for the eclipse, which will begin at 10:22 a.m., peak at 11:37 a.m. and end at 12:55 p.m.., ClearvVew EyeCare’s optometrist Kerrie Schwandt is reminding people to use the proper safety precautions. “The basic message is really to not stare directly ... Read More »

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Disappointment follows announcement of fewer tags for 2017 elk hunt

By Tim Kalinowski on August 19th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Alberta Environment and Parks will be issuing 800 tags for this year’s elk hunt in CFB Suffield, about half as many as the previous two seasons. There will be 320 tags for antlerless elk and 480 for antlered. There have been 7,340 applicants for these tags to date. Alberta Environment and Parks is ... Read More »

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Most popular local stories Aug. 11-17

By Medicine Hat News on August 18th, 2017

Put simply there’s nothing positive about the most popular stories on our website this week. A doctor charged with sexual assault, a drowning death and crime. Below are the most popular local stories from Aug. 11-17: 1. Medicine Hat doctor charged with sexual assault – http://bit.ly/2xc2JeG 2. Man dies after being pulled from the river ... Read More »

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Doc charged with sexual assault

By Peggy Revell on August 18th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A Medicine Hat family doctor faces charges of sexual assault and sexual exploitation of a person with a disability. “It’s alleged that in June of 2017, a patient attended a walk-in medical appointment in the city of Medicine Hat, where during an examination, the adult male patient was sexually assaulted,” Insp. Joe West ... Read More »

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Seniors honoured for their service

By Gillian Slade on August 18th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A select group of people were honoured at a Thursday celebration in Medicine Hat for their exemplary service to seniors and being nominated for a provincial award. Bonnie Crocker of Medicine Hat, Joy Harper of Redcliff, Racille Ellis of Champion and Donald McCoy of Milk River were acknowledged as four of the ... Read More »

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Air Cadets ecstatic to receive their wings

By Tim Kalinowski on August 18th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Medicine Hat welcomed its latest squadron of Air Cadet pilots with a special Wings Parade on Thursday evening at Super T Aviation. The 17 graduating cadets have been taking flying lessons in Medicine Hat for most of the summer, the Wings Parade ceremony is the culmination of all their hard work and hours ... Read More »

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