September 21st, 2018

Local News

County figures arena could have multiple players

By Collin Gallant on September 20th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Cypress County officials are contemplating an early stage plan to partner with the Prairie Rose School Division to build a $10.4-million arena and community centre in Dunmore, but say a larger partnership to jointly offer facilities throughout the vast county could be a result. “I think it’s larger than just Dunmore,” said ... Read More »

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Court Briefs: Guilty pleas entered for failures to appear in court

By Jeremy Appel on September 20th, 2018

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel A man set to go to trial at the end of January on numerous weapons charges, as well as threats causing death, possessing drugs for the purposes of trafficking and mischief causing damage to property, pled guilty Wednesday to two charges of failure to appear in court. Maxime Oliver Phillipe, 32, appeared in ... Read More »

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Weather Network meteorologist reiterates mild temperatures coming, despite cooler days at the moment

By Jeremy Appel on September 20th, 2018

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel Although the transition to autumn from summer and its cooling temperatures have hit the Hat hard, southern Alberta is shaping up to have a warmer-than-usual fall and winter, according to a Weather Network meteorologist. “We’ve moved into a bit of a short-term pattern in the last week that really will continue for another ... Read More »

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Daffodil Project planting bulbs Saturday

By Gillian Slade on September 20th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The Daffodil Project launches its 2018 planting season Saturday. The first community planting day this year will take place at Len Mitzel Meadow, where 12,000 bulbs will be put in the ground. Len Mitzel Meadow is south of Trans-Canada Highway at the College overpass, opposite the Visitor Centre. A generous donation of ... Read More »

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Hockey Academy seeks $10M Dunmore arena

By Collin Gallant on September 19th, 2018

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A proposal to build a new $10-million arena in Dunmore — attached to Eagle Butte High School to bolster its new hockey academy program — is the dream for Prairie Rose School Division, officials told Cypress County council Tuesday. Preliminary plans unveiled Tuesday show multi-purpose rooms for public use in a facility built ... Read More »

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Kenney blasted for comments about police efforts in opioid crisis

By Nick Kuhl on September 19th, 2018

Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com The NDP is asking for a formal apology from UCP Leader Jason Kenney after he told the Lethbridge Herald last week that law enforcement is “shrugging their shoulders” regarding the city’s response to the opioid crisis. “When Jason Kenney came to Lethbridge, he issued a drive-by insult to our men and women ... Read More »

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MHPL hosting theatre play on living with schizophrenia

By Gillian Slade on September 19th, 2018

Medicine Hat News A theatre play on what it is like to live with schizophrenia will be performed at Medicine Hat Public Library theatre on Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Inter-Act Theatre Society is bringing Starry Night to Medicine Hat. It reveals what it is like to live with the disorder and ... Read More »

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Court Briefs: Smaller conviction for man already in prison for trafficking

By Jeremy Appel on September 19th, 2018

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel A man imprisoned in Drumheller for two years on drug trafficking charges pled guilty Tuesday at Medicine Hat Provincial Court to unauthorized use of credit card data. Morgan Williams appeared in court via closed-circuit TV from the medium-security Drumheller Institution, where he pled guilty to using a credit card in May that belonged ... Read More »

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Device reads blood sugar any time

By Gillian Slade on September 19th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Type 1 diabetes patients have a new tool to give continuous blood sugar level information with the swipe of a small device. “It’s life changing,” says Kendell Cornell, who has been using a FreeStyle Libre for a year. He no longer has to poke his fingers 10 or 12 times a day. ... Read More »

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College announces dual credit welding program for high school students

By Jeremy Appel on September 19th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat College has announced a new dual credit welding program that allows high school students to get a head start on post-secondary education. MHC’s apprenticeship welding program will be open to any student from the Medicine Hat Public School Division, Prairie Rose School Division or Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education. ... Read More »

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