January 19th, 2018

Local News

Cypress Hills offering family winter fun through March

By Tim Kalinowski on January 13th, 2018

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Cypress Hills Park will be offering a series of family-friendly winter activities and programs every weekend January through March. “This winter at Cypress Hills we are trying to provide some fun, family programming to get people outside and enjoying nature,” says the park’s interpretative education co-ordinator Chris Dodds. “As part of the that ... Read More »

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Parkinson Association hosting support group on Jan. 23 at Crossroads

By Gillian Slade on January 13th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The local chapter of Parkinson Association of Alberta has a support group meeting on Jan. 23 at Crossroads Church, 1340 22nd St. SE, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Amanda Sears, client services co-ordinator, says it will be an opportunity to provide input on goals and objectives for the group. If you would like additional ... Read More »

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No suspects after ATM snatched from Redcliff Pharmasave

By Medicine Hat News on January 13th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The Redcliff RCMP is investigating a dawn break-and-enter at the local Pharmasave, in which an ATM was stolen. The store’s manager Rob Hozack said an alarm went off at the store around 4:45 a.m. on Wednesday. “It was obviously a break-in, so I waited for the RCMP,” Hozack said, adding that the ... Read More »

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Trial dates set in two Medicine Hat murders

By Medicine Hat News on January 12th, 2018

Dates of trials in two separate murder cases were set on Monday in Courts of Queen’s Bench in Medicine Hat, while date setting for a man co-accused in one was postponed. Noah Bentley is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Brenda Woloski in November 2016. At an arraignment on Friday, Justice Jerke ordered ... Read More »

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Influenza continues to wreak havoc

By Gillian Slade on January 12th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The flu bug is picking up steam in southern Alberta. The number of people hospitalized with influenza has more than doubled in the past few weeks, according to numbers released Thursday by Alberta Health Services. Just before Christmas, 47 people had been hospitalized in the south zone and now that number stands ... Read More »

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City wants to lead charging station pack

By Collin Gallant on January 12th, 2018

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Medicine Hat is throwing its weight behind installing a local high-speed charging station for electric vehicles, as well as creating a network of stations throughout southern Alberta. Thursday’s utility committee meeting saw council members support spending up to $15,000 to become part of a regional effort to position high-efficiency charging stations across southern ... Read More »

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Liquor store robbery nets man two years in jail

By Peggy Revell on January 12th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A man who robbed a local liquor store in 2016 was sentenced Thursday to two years jail time. Kyle Palmer, 29, entered the guilty plea at the Medicine Hat Provincial Courthouse, with 18 months probation on top of the federal sentence. According to the agreed statement of facts, on Nov. 7, 2016 around ... Read More »

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Electric cars the way of the future

By Tim Kalinowski on January 12th, 2018

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Local car dealers are predicting huge growth in electric vehicle sales in Medicine Hat in the next five years. “There is a potential there we are interested in, and there is more and more hype about it,” acknowledges Murray Chevrolet Cadillac fleet manager Gail Halderman. “All the major car companies have said they ... Read More »

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Woman gets nine months house arrest for firearms charges

By Peggy Revell on January 12th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell It will be nine months of house arrest for a woman charged last April after police seized a cache of firearms at an Irvine residence. Brandalyn Brandham was sentenced Thursday after entering a guilty plea to one count of careless storage of a firearm, while her co-accused faces much more serious charges at ... Read More »

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Gala will celebrate the college’s nursing program

By Gillian Slade on January 12th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The inaugural gala celebrating the faculty of nursing at Medicine Hat College will take place Friday. There will be two guest speakers and a power point presentation of the historical roots of the faculty of nursing before the dance starts, said Cody Herrell, one of the organizers and president of the undergraduate ... Read More »

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