January 17th, 2020

Local News

Junior oil firm hopes to add natural gas-fired generators to Newell plant

By Medicine Hat News on January 17th, 2020

A junior oilpatch company operating in Countess has applied to add to natural gas-fired generators to its processing plant in the County of Newell, according to an application filed with the Alberta Utilities Commission. Journey Energy stated in early December filings that it plans to add two generators, capable of producing a total of 4.1 ... Read More »

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Cold warnings start to lift as reprieve nears

By Medicine Hat News on January 17th, 2020

A cold weather system that painted Alberta red with extreme cold weather warnings this week is subsiding in the far south regions of the province. The public alerts issued by Environment Canada were lifted in areas closest to the Montana Border at mid-day on Thursday. Cypress Hills and Foremost, Lethbridge-Taber, Cardston and the Crowsnest Past ... Read More »

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Hatters gather to celebrate Ukrainian Christmas

By MO CRANKER on January 17th, 2020

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@MHNmocranker Around 100 Hatters gathered this past Sunday to celebrate Ukrainian Christmas. The celebration was hosted in the basement of St. Patrick’s Church. “I think the main reason we do this as a big celebration is because it’s fun,” said John Cherwonogrodzky, who helps organize the night with his wife, Karen Anne. “For us, this ... Read More »

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Selah Singers could dissolve after passing of its director

By GILLIAN SLADE on January 17th, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade This could be the end of the road for the Selah Singers choir that was founded in October 2002 by Ralph Browne, who passed away recently. “We have not met as a board (Selah Singers is a Society) yet to discuss either a memorial of some sort or the continuation of the choir. At ... Read More »

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Autopsy completed but details still unknown in case of body found

By Medicine Hat News on January 17th, 2020

The autopsy for the body police found in a death classified as “suspicious” Tuesday has been completed, but there’s no indication of when more information will become publicly available. Redcliff RCMP Staff Sgt. Sean Maxwell confirmed the autopsy took place in Calgary on Wednesday, but couldn’t say for certain when police will provide an update. ... Read More »

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Skateboard group hosting concert to support cancer patient

By Medicine Hat News on January 17th, 2020

The Medicine Hat Skateboard Association will be spending this weekend giving back to the community. The group is holding a bottle drive Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. in support of the upcoming The Hat Rocks Cancer concert. The show is being held by local band, The Straight Jackets, in support of guitar player Corey ... Read More »

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Brooks-Medicine Hat MLA Michaela Glasgo hosting pair of town halls

By Medicine Hat News on January 17th, 2020

Rookie Brooks-Medicine Hat MLA Michaela Glasgo is hosting her first two town hall events next week to engage with constituents before the legislature resumes Feb. 25. The first is in Medicine Hat on Monday at the Medicine Hat Public Library Theatre at 6:30 p.m. The Brooks town hall occurs Tuesday at the local Heritage Inn ... Read More »

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Extreme cold creates dangerous scene for homeless

By GILLIAN SLADE on January 17th, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade In this week of freezing weather, nearly 25 people have been staying at the homeless shelter while others have spent nights outside. Medicine Hat Community Housing Society says there were 22 people in the Salvation Army Centre of Hope overnight shelter last Saturday. There were 24 on Sunday and 25 on Monday. “Important to ... Read More »

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Nutrition program back at public schools

By JEREMY APPEL on January 17th, 2020

jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel Following funding uncertainties, Medicine Hat Public School Division’s nutrition program is back for the semester, with a reconfigured arrangement that allows all schools to participate to varying degrees based on need. As the associate superintendent of student services, Tracy Hansel is responsible for implementing the nutrition program across MHPSD schools. “It looks different in ... Read More »

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Matching donation brings breast cancer golf tourney total to $75K

By GILLIAN SLADE on January 16th, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade The Medicine Hat Breast Cancer Golf Classic has been raising funds for 23 years and this time the cheque was for $75,000. Heather Bach, executive director of the Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, says she continues to be amazed at the amount that is raised each year. “Amazing for a single golf tournament,” ... Read More »

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