January 21st, 2017

Local News

Hospital to allow midwife births

By Gillian Slade on January 17th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Pregnant women who would like the services of a midwife can now choose to give birth at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital rather than having a home birth. “I think we will be able to provide a service to a wider variety of clients instead of the ones that are just OK with ... Read More »

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Canalta Centre fundraising campaign draws to a close

By Collin Gallant on January 17th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A program to sell commemorative bricks and plaques to help pay for Canalta Centre construction will conclude on May 1, a city committee was told on Monday. The initiative was launched in late 2014 in order to raise $10 million toward the final position of the $74.5-million budget for the new spectator ... Read More »

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Workshops through Women’s Shelter available for the workplace to help support victims of family violence

By Peggy Revell on January 17th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell New training is being offered by the Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society to help local organizations and businesses step up against family violence. “Family violence happens anywhere, and what do you do when it happens in your workplace? How do you respond? We’re trying to get that bystander intervention underway, and this is ... Read More »

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WIB host Empowerment Day Jan. 27 at the Lodge

By Peggy Revell on January 17th, 2017

Medicine Hat News It’s all about personal branding and networking as Women in Business host the third annual “Empowerment Day” on Jan. 27. This year’s event will feature guest speaker Dianne Verschuere, a coach, mentor and business professional who will be teaching attendees about tangible networking skills to help impact a person’s visibility in the ... Read More »

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Maple Creek’s Cowtown Pro Rodeo becomes victim of economy

By Southern Alberta Newspapers on January 17th, 2017

Southern Alberta Newspapers The downturn in the economy has caused the cancellation of Maple Creek’s Cowtown Pro Rodeo for 2017. Announced Jan. 14 on Facebook, the Cowtown Pro Rodeo Committee will not be holding the three-day event (originally scheduled for July 20-22) due to the high costs of running the event. “Cowtown Pro Rodeo as ... Read More »

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Classic Loser set for seventh year

By Mo Cranker on January 17th, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker The time is growing near for Medicine Hat’s biggest weight-loss competition. The annual Classic Loser challenge is in its seventh year and is aimed at getting Hatters fit and healthy, as well as give them a new outlook on life. Co-founder Todd Schneider says he is excited to get this year’s competition underway. ... Read More »

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U of L proceeding with complaint against professor

By Southern Alberta Newspapers on January 17th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The University of Lethbridge is moving ahead with a complaint to the Alberta Human Rights Commission in regards to a professor suspended without pay. Anthony Hall is a tenured member of the U of L’s Faculty of Arts and Science. He teaches Globalization Studies with a history of activism. Hall has been ... Read More »

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Murder charge against Wendy Scott stayed by Crown

By Medicine Hat News on January 16th, 2017

The retrial of a woman charged with first-degree murder over a 2011 homicide will not be going ahead as scheduled, due to a stay of proceedings granted Friday by a Court of Queen’s Bench justice. Justice Langston granted Crown prosecutor’s request to stay the charges against Wendy Joy Scott, who arrested in 2012 following the ... Read More »

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Local funeral homes being cautious as they wait to of see carbon tax impact

By Gillian Slade on January 16th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Two things in life are certain: death and taxes. In Alberta the two are meeting with a carbon tax on cremation. Recent media reports indicated $100 had been applied in Calgary to a cremation bill to cover the carbon tax. In Medicine Hat a more measured approach is prevailing. Many funeral homes ... Read More »

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Star on the rise: Hat musician to debut all-local music video this week

By Mo Cranker on January 16th, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker At the beginning of each new year people tend to set goals for themselves — but one Medicine Hat musician is hoping to start off 2017 by checking off a big lifelong goal off of her own list. Eve Lacey is preparing to release her first professionally filmed music video this week. The ... Read More »

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