March 26th, 2019

Local News

Overdose crisis info sessions a success

By MO CRANKER on March 26th, 2019

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@MHNmocranker Medicine Hat Public Library hosted its final overdose crisis information session last week, and chief librarian Ken Feser says they were successful in many ways. For the first three Mondays of March the library hosted a number of speakers and invited Hatters to its theatre to learn about the overdose crisis and the community’s ... Read More »

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MHC taking to the skies with aviation program

By JEREMY APPEL on March 26th, 2019

jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel Medicine Hat College is offering an aviation program starting in the 2019-2020 school year. The program, which is a partnership with Super T Aviation Academy, will allow students to get an Aviation Management Certificate. Dennis Beaudoin, MHC’s dean of trades and technologies, says the school was approached by Super T about the prospect of ... Read More »

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Local teen named runner up at Miss Teenage Alberta

By Medicine Hat News on March 26th, 2019

Sarah Hodder was crowned Miss Teenage Medicine Hat in February and was named runner up to Miss Teenage Alberta. Hodder was born and raised in Medicine Hat and spent her entire life here. Her family is from Newfoundland and she says that culture has had a large impact on her growing up. She says she ... Read More »

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City officials say goodbye to a longtime veteran

By COLLIN GALLANT on March 26th, 2019

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Retiring public services commissioner Karen Charlton is being lauded for her work in the city’s largest, most diverse division, with colleagues and council members saying she brought her personal touch to its management. Charlton’s last day after a 41-career at city hall is Friday. “I grew up professionally in the organization, this has been ... Read More »

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Bill 6 not the sky-falling law many expected

By Alberta Newspaper Group on March 26th, 2019

Farm leaders in Alberta are asking all political parties to either retain, or improve and enhance the current farm safety regulations in Alberta. “With Bill 6 the UCP has said they are going to cancel that,” says Lynn Jacobson, president of the Alberta Federation of Agriculture. “We had a lot of input into the final ... Read More »

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Local candidates spar over education curriculum

By JEREMY APPEL on March 26th, 2019

jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel With the rolling out of the province’s draft K-4 curriculum last year, the document has become an issue in the upcoming election. The new curriculum for K-12 has been in the works since 2008 and is being implemented in three phases – K-4 in December 2018, 5-9 in December 2019 and 10-12 between December ... Read More »

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Events Calendar March 25-31

By Medicine Hat News on March 25th, 2019

March 25 – Activity Afternoons, MH Public Library, 1:30-3:30 p.m. March 25 – Musical Mondays “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” MH Public Library, 6:30 p.m. March 26 – Stitching in the Afternoon, MH Public Library, 1:30-3:30 p.m. March 26 – Grasslands Naturalists AGM, MH Public Library, 6:30 p.m., followed by the film “Sea Wolves of British Columbia” ... Read More »

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Be YOUth Centre hosts ‘Divercity’ art show

By MO CRANKER on March 25th, 2019

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@MHNmocranker Medicine Hat’s Be YOUth Centre held an art show Friday evening as part of the Raising the Curtain Week held around the city. The show was titled Divercity and it featured 17 pieces of art, of different forms, that were created by kids and showcased the themes of diversity. “We’ve partnered with the Hug ... Read More »

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Hatters selling house to raise funds for Indian kids’ hospital

By MO CRANKER on March 25th, 2019

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@MHNmocranker Anyone looking to purchase a new home and to do a bit of fundraising may be able to hit two birds with one stone next month. Gary Demke and Randy Liske purchased the lot for 22 Somerset Cove years ago and are putting the finishing touches on the house with the hopes of flipping ... Read More »

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MHPL celebrates Human Library Book collection

By MO CRANKER on March 25th, 2019

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@MHNmocranker The Medicine Hat Public Library held one last Raising the Curtain event this weekend to wrap up a week of learning about diversity in our community. The library held a couple of other events throughout the week and Saturday’s featured a number of Human Library Books who were speaking on their topic of expertise ... Read More »

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