October 17th, 2017

Local News

Downtown direction: What’s next?

By Collin Gallant on October 7th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant While economic development has been a key issue in the past two civic elections, finding a cure for what ails business growth and activity in the city centre has been a common quest since the mid-1980s. New lights, sidewalks and planters, grant programs, major infrastructure renewal and other programs have all gone ahead ... Read More »

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LED changeover resumes next week after grant

By Collin Gallant on October 7th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A once-halted project to convert all the city’s streetlights to lower-cost, low energy LED lights resumes next week after provincial grants are put toward the project. The city had completed about two-fifths of the changeovers, moving community by community, in 2014 and 2015 before the five-year program was suspended the following year’s ... Read More »

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Hasn’t missed a day yet

By Jeremy Appel on October 7th, 2017

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel Margaret Devalter takes a lot of pride in her work at Tino’s Drive-in in Medicine Hat — she’s never missed a work day during her 50 years at the longstanding local burger shop. She doesn’t mind, as there’s seldom a dull day. “There’s always some funny thing that happens every day,” said Devalter. ... Read More »

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Exhibit at Higdon Hall will honour 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Protestant Reformation

By Gillian Slade on October 7th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade It is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Protestant Reformation, and Medicine Hat will celebrate with a public exhibit on Oct. 28 from 1-4 p.m. at Higdon Hall on the Stampede grounds. The exhibit will remember Luther’s legacy, as authentically as possible with large sets, 10 feet by 12 feet, and people ... Read More »

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Many Island Lake field trip Sunday for birding event with Grasslands Naturalists

By Jeremy Appel on October 7th, 2017

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel Hatters will be travelling Sunday to Many Island Lake, north of Walsh, to participate in a birding field trip organized by Grasslands Naturalists. The field trip is distinct from the official migratory bird counts the group puts on semi-annually. Corlaine Gardner, chief park interpreter for the Grasslands Naturalists, said the trip is a ... Read More »

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Highlight the Fight raises more than $6K in support of cancer sufferers

By Jeremy Appel on October 7th, 2017

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel Last year, Kirsten Spek decided to give back to the community by helping those who have been affected by cancer, whether they’re patients, survivors or caregivers. She helped establish Highlight the Fight, which collects donations that are awarded to someone who’s involved in the struggle against cancer. “It’s grown astronomically in one year,” ... Read More »

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Poisoned in the ’50s by the U.S.?

By Collin Gallant on October 7th, 2017

Medicine Hat News & The Associated Press Three members of U.S. Congress are demanding answers after a new book reveals details of how citizens in Canadian and U.S. cities — including Medicine Hat, CFB Suffield and Winnipeg — were sprayed, injected and fed radiation by the U.S. military during secret Cold War-era testing. The health ... Read More »

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Ontario ticket takes Friday night’s $31.3 million Lotto Max jackpot

By Collin Gallant on October 7th, 2017

TORONTO – A single ticket sold in Ontario has claimed the $31.3 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. There was no immediate word on exactly where in the province the winning ticket was sold. The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Friday, Oct. 13 will be approximately $10 million... Read More »

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Most popular local stories Sept. 29-Oct. 5

By Medicine Hat News on October 6th, 2017

The minimum wage increase, big money coming into the Medicine Hat area and power outages tops our website’s most popular stories this week. After that though, it’s back to the ever-popular crime stories. An Edmonton escapee who had ties to Medicine Hat and a Hatter’s harrowing experience in Las Vegas during the shooting round out ... Read More »

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Two more charged in Saskatchewan death of Logan Ring

By Medicine Hat News on October 6th, 2017

Two more people have been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Logan Ring, bringing the total number of people charged to five. Colin Perrault, 49, of Swift Current and Todd Donaldson, 48, of Swift Current were both arrested without incident in Swift Current. Both will appear in Swift Current Provincial Court on Oct. ... Read More »

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