February 27th, 2017

Local News

Drone flight demonstrations over Foremost to be a first for Canada

By Collin Gallant on February 22nd, 2017

Medicine Hat News Drones will fly in Foremost on Friday in what is a first-ever for unmanned aviation in Canada. Officials with the Foremost Aerodrome have announced that a demonstration of two unmanned aircraft will move Canada into “the Drone Age” since the flights will be the first under new federal government certification. The base ... Read More »

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Kick-off party announced for Hometown Hockey weekend

By Medicine Hat News on February 21st, 2017

More plans have been announced for Medicine Hat’s Hometown Hockey weekend March 3-5. The City of Medicine Hat will host a street party kick-off celebration March 3 from 5 p.m. to 1 am. on Second Street downtown. A street hockey rink, shooter skill pits, food trucks, a DJ are among the plans for the festivities. ... Read More »

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Family Day fun in the Hat

By Tim Kalinowski on February 21st, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Police Point Park was packed for the Kiwanis Family Day celebration as nearly 1,000 people came out to enjoy the festivities and the beautiful weather on Monday. There were events both inside the Nature Centre and outside in the sunshine and fresh air, making for a jam-packed day full of activities and crafts. ... Read More »

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Diagnostic lab set to close after more than 50 years

By Gillian Slade on February 21st, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade After 52 years the Medicine Hat Diagnostic Laboratory will close its doors permanently at the end of March. It began in 1965 as a small independent lab under Dr. Paul Racette. From a staff of four part-time technologists and five support staff it went to employing 75 people with branches in Brooks ... Read More »

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Living Fit program in jeopardy after cutbacks

By Tim Kalinowski on February 21st, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Two years ago 21-year-old Devan Harnack woke up in the morning with a crick in his neck. At first he thought nothing of it, until a few hours later when he lost all feeling in his right arm. “So my dad said let’s go to the walk-in and see what’s wrong,” remembers Harnack. ... Read More »

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The Shed offers retro hangout for Hatters

By Mo Cranker on February 21st, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker For the past few years, Medalta has been giving Hatters a blast from the past, by transforming part of the Yuill Gallery into something different each year. This year, until April 2, Medalta is featuring their Shed placemaking exhibition, which features dozens of items which showcase Medalta’s history. Curator of exhibitions and collections ... Read More »

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Family Day marks beginning of Strong Kids Campaign

By Tim Kalinowski on February 21st, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal The Medicine Hat YMCA held its annual Family Day kick-off event for it Strong Kids campaign on Monday. The month-long campaign is intended to raise money to help local kids in need attend camp and to provide membership subsidies for people who do not have the means to pay full price for a ... Read More »

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Hockey, history and a hobby

By Mo Cranker on February 20th, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker When a pastime and a passion become the same thing, it can often lead to happiness. For longtime Hatter Tim Hittel — this is exactly the case. After moving to the Hat in 1969, Hittel began collecting everything hockey, but lost his early collection in a house fire in the early 70s. Approximately ... Read More »

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Municipal act overhaul could spell changes for city budget

By Collin Gallant on February 20th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Changes could be coming for municipal budget process as a first round of proposed changes in the overhaul of Alberta’s Municipal Government Act are opened for public comment. Major points are still forthcoming, however, according to an Alberta government press release. The MGA governs how cities town and counties operate and possible ... Read More »

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Strong turn out for Something for Everyone Market

By Mo Cranker on February 20th, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker More than a thousand Hatters flocked to the Something for Everyone Market this weekend at the Medicine Hat & Stampede grounds. The market was the first of five scheduled for 2017, and co-ordinator Monica Kallis says Something for Everyone is off to a hot start. “Last February we had about 1,400 people come ... Read More »

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