November 14th, 2019

Featured Story

A local woman is heading to Morocco Friday to hike through the Sahara as a fundraiser for the women’s shelter. Sarah MacKenzie tells the News she’s raised $12,754 for the Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society, 80 per cent of which will stay in the Hat while the remaining 20 goes toward national youth programs “to

Read More »

Poll

Seriously though... which is better?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...


Local News

  • MHC faculty member charged with assault

    jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel Medicine Hat College’s department chair of health and human services has been charged with assault. Richard Gregory, 63, who received the Canadian Association of Social Workers’ Distinguished Service Award in May, appeared in provincial court Tuesday. He allegedly committed the offence on April 25, 2018, although the charge wasn’t laid until Oct. 24 of ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Nutrition program at Catholic schools ready to go

    jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel The Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education’s nutrition program will be back up and running next week after funding uncertainties caused it to be put on hold for the first two months of the semester. St. Francis Xavier principal Nick Gale is overseeing the program, which will provide students with free lunches at his ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Pot growth tax change means more revenue

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant New rules on how cannabis production facilities are assessed for local taxes could mean new revenue for the City of Medicine Hat, but it might not be a bonanza, according to local finance officials. On Wednesday, Municipal Affairs Minister Kayce Madu announced that cannabis production facilities will be written out of an exemption for ... Read More »

    13 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Host team focused on themselves: Tigers begin play at Hockey Hounds tourney tonight

    As they helped with the ice crew at last week’s World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, members of the South East Athletic Club’s bantam AAA team inevitably saw the scouts in the stands, looking for future stars of the game. With their hometown 16-team tournament set to start tonight there won’t be as many people taking notes, ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Minor hockey: Midget girls team with Hat players golden

    A handful of Medicine Hat-area girls helped the Southern Express midget hockey team to a tournament win in Regina this past weekend. Goaltender Hayley Whelen and sisters Brookelyn, Madison and Kennedy King from the Gas City, Irvine netminder Devyn Amundson and Duchess’ Kendal Pierson are among the regional representation on the elite-level squad this season, ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Pythons downed in semifinal

    The Parkside Pythons were a score away from playing in a provincial final. On Saturday at the Methanex Bowl, the local bantam football team fell 21-20 to the Stettler Cougars in a Tier 2 semifinal matchup. The Pythons had advanced by beating the Medicine Hat Hawks 48-31 on Nov. 2, while Stettler beat Sylvan Lake ... Read More »

    2 days ago


Latest Tweets

Friends to Follow




Opinions

  • Renters deserve more info on utility costs

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@collingallant The call to arms for municipal government is to help the plight of home owners in the arenas of property taxes, planning, the general cost of living and all manner of mundane day-to-day life, from garbage collection to where a bus stop is placed. Perhaps its time to expand that fight to include renters, ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Cherry bombed

    Classy Don Cherry has turned Canada’s national day of remembrance into a Twitter debate on racism and freedom of speech. In the process, he’s been fired by Sportsnet. “You people … you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you can pay a couple bucks for a poppy or ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • The anger is real

    Peter Downing, the man pushing Wexit Canada, the federal branch of the Western Canada Sovereignty Movement, may be becoming an important figure in Alberta politics. Never heard of him? According to an Aug. 25 National Post story he was a former RCMP officer and soldier who has been in politics on a provincial level. Seemingly ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • A disagreement over God and the federal election

    Re: “CPC’s social conservative culture led to Scheer’s loss,” Nov. 6 Should I thank you, Mr. Thomsen for your “informed” and “well thought out” perspective on religion and politics? Should I appreciate your free-flowing insights as they meandered aimlessly between political anti-conservatism and theological anti-theism? I do agree with you that perhaps the reference to ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • By working together we can make the necessary changes

    The recent climate strikes by students in Medicine Hat, and indeed around the world, have served to nudge us out of our lull. Climate conversations are happening in homes, classrooms, staff rooms, and cafes. Severe weather events, disappearing ice, rising sea water, species extinctions… the trend is increasingly obvious, even to former deniers. There is ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Wanner an ‘inspiration to both young and old’

    Re: “Out of the frying pan and into a cluttered garage,” Nov. 2 I enjoyed reading the article on Bob Wanner, our previous Medicine Hat MLA. Some of his contributions were noted, but as with exceptional people, there were far more exceptional merits and accomplishments by him. Raised on a farm in southern Saskatchewan, educated ... Read More »

    2 days ago


Top Videos

View more Videos
Submit Your Media