June 15th, 2021

Local News

Beloved local musician passes on

By KELLEN TANIGUCHI on June 11th, 2021

ktaniguchi@medicinehatnews.com@@kellentaniguchi Rocking out on his guitar and taking care of his family is what Hatter Corey Beierbach will be remembered for. Beierbach, the guitarist for local band The Straight Jackets, passed away Monday after a long battle with cancer. The 56-year-old was diagnosed with glioblastoma in October 2019, a terminal form of brain cancer. Beierbach ... Read More »

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COVID-19 update for June 10, southeast Alberta

By Kellen Taniguchi on June 10th, 2021

COVID-19 update for June 10, 2021 67.2 per cent of Albertans aged 12+ have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of June 8. Active cases: Medicine Hat: 35 active cases Cypress County: seven active cases Brooks: 14 active cases County of Forty Mile No. 8: Two active case County of Newell: ... Read More »

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YMCA locations return to (near) full swing Thursday

By KELLEN TANIGUCHI on June 10th, 2021

ktaniguchi@medicinehatnews.com@@kellentaniguchi With the province entering Stage 2 of its Open for Summer Plan on Thursday, the YMCA in Medicine Hat is preparing for big changes. The loosening of restrictions includes gyms and fitness studios allowed to open for solo and drop-in activities and indoor fitness classes with three-metre distancing, and youth activities, such as day ... Read More »

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Restaurants rejoice with caution as indoor dining reopens

By KELLEN TANIGUCHI on June 10th, 2021

ktaniguchi@medicinehatnews.com@@kellentaniguchi Hatters will be able to dine indoors today for the first time since early April when Alberta launches Stage 2 of its Open for Summer Plan. “We’re definitely excited. This is great news for the whole industry,” said Brad Hayward, general manager of Ralph’s Texas Bar and Steak House. “Now, it’s just getting everything ... Read More »

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City eyeing two locations for rushed BMX track

By COLLIN GALLANT on June 10th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant The former site of the city’s solar-thermal power plant is the first choice to build a new BMX track, but tight timelines on federal grant money might mean it could head down the hill to what was the famed waterslide location, the city’s planning commission heard on Wednesday. Two land-use amendments put forward this ... Read More »

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Alexandra honours Kamloops 215 at round table

By LAUREN THOMSON Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on June 10th, 2021

lthomson@medicinehatnews.com Students, teachers, co-ordinators and support workers at Alexandra Middle School joined together Wednesday morning, providing a place to ask and answer questions, and to discuss the discovery of and honour the Kamloops 215. The morning began outside the school with students and teachers from AMS participating in a traditional smudging ceremony with First Nations ... Read More »

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22-turbine wind farm near Seven Persons awaits regulatory OK

By Medicine Hat News on June 10th, 2021

A plan to erect 22 wind turbines in a renewable energy facility near Seven Persons is now before utility regulators for approval. The Alberta Utilities Commission is considering a final application to build “Winnifred Wind” and will accept written submissions from anyone affected until July 9. The wind farm would be built on leased sites ... Read More »

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From Gas City to Hydrogen Hat?

By COLLIN GALLANT on June 10th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant An anxiously awaited road map for developing a hydrogen industry in the province will follow a general diversification plan to promote regional hubs when it is released “soon,” according to Premier Jason Kenney. That means Medicine Hat could be considered a secondary centre for investment and cluster development, similar to a 2019 natural gas ... Read More »

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COVID-19 update for June 9, southeast Alberta

By Kellen Taniguchi on June 9th, 2021

COVID-19 update for June 9, 2021 67.2 per cent of Albertans aged 12+ have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Active cases: Medicine Hat: 39 active cases Cypress County: 10 active cases Brooks: 14 active cases County of Forty Mile No. 8: Two active case County of Newell: 15 active cases Lethbridge: ... Read More »

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Cineplex Galaxy opens Thursday at 30% capacity

By KELLEN TANIGUCHI on June 9th, 2021

ktaniguchi@medicinehatnews.com@@kellentaniguchi Hatters can enjoy popcorn and a movie in the theatre again Thursday as Stage 2 of Alberta’s reopening plan comes into place. Galaxy Cineplex in the Hat will be open at 30% capacity with all COVID-19 enhanced cleaning protocols still in place, says Kristy Woodside, the theatre’s general manager. She adds she and everyone ... Read More »

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