June 15th, 2021

Local News

Notebook: Shifting winds have political pundits and polls in prediction mode

By COLLIN GALLANT on June 5th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Without the benefit of pressing the flesh, so to speak, it’s hard to get a ground-level view of the provincial political situation. Rubbing shoulders, cornering candidates, and generally chatting up folks when out and about, is the typical way reporters get some sense about which way the political winds are blowing. That’s nearly impossible ... Read More »

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Rattlers Booster Club hosting 50/50 fundraiser draw

By KELLEN TANIGUCHI on June 5th, 2021

ktaniguchi@medicinehatnews.com@@kellentaniguchi The Medicine Hat College Rattlers Booster Club is running an online 50/50 cash raffle fundraiser to help support athletics and student athletes at the college. Tickets are available in four quantities: one for $10, four for $20, 20 for $50, or 100 for $100. The minimum prize is $1,000 with a maximum of $2,500 ... Read More »

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MHSA brings back SkateSkool

By KELLEN TANIGUCHI on June 5th, 2021

ktaniguchi@medicinehatnews.com@@kellentaniguchi Youth in the Hat can ride down to the Kinsmen Skate Plaza every Saturday this month for the Medicine Hat Skateboard Association’s annual SkateSkool. “We have kids from the age of five to about 14 and they come down and we just teach them how to skateboard safely,” said Naomi Woods, MHSA board member. ... Read More »

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Quonset Days cancelled again

By KELLEN TANIGUCHI on June 5th, 2021

ktaniguchi@medicinehatnews.com@@kellentaniguchi Too many uncertainties surrounding the event has forced Quonset Days to cancel for the second year in a row. Janet Biemans, board member for the Quonset Days Foundation, says it was a tough decision and they went back and forth for a couple of weeks. The government’s re-opening plan took them by surprise, and ... Read More »

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Glasgo’s support for LGBTQ colleague goes beyond party lines

By KELLEN TANIGUCHI on June 5th, 2021

ktaniguchi@medicinehatnews.com@@kellentaniguchi Janis Irwin, MLA for Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood, was walking to the legislature in Edmonton for question period Tuesday when she stopped to take a video of the growing vigil to honour the 215 children found at the Kamloops residential school. Two people sitting on a nearby bench began commenting on her gender and when she left, ... Read More »

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COVID-19 update for June 4, southeast Alberta

By Kellen Taniguchi on June 4th, 2021

COVID-19 update for June 4, 2021 65.3 per cent of Albertans aged 12+ have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Active cases: Medicine Hat: 54 active cases Cypress County: 21 active cases Brooks: 19 active cases County of Forty Mile No. 8: One active case County of Newell: 25 active cases Lethbridge: ... Read More »

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Hat High senior takes home gold in welding at provincials for Skills Canada

By LAUREN THOMSON Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on June 4th, 2021

lthomson@medicinehatnews.com Ethan Haukeness of Medicine Hat High School took home the gold medal at the Provincial level of the Skills Canada Competition. Haukeness, who competed in welding in the competition, is a Grade 12 student at MHHS. He has excelled through all three years of the welding and fabrications course at Hat High. “I’ve never ... Read More »

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Hundreds gather at Tepee to honour lost Indigenous children

By ALEX McCUAIG Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on June 4th, 2021

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com Hatters turned out in the hundreds to the Saamis Tepee Thursday evening to pay tribute to the young lives lost to residential schools, to remember the inter-generational pain they caused and to express hope for reconciliation in the future. People of all ages – Indigenous and non-indigenous alike – prayed, spoke their truth and ... Read More »

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CP Rail appeals order to deal with local gas well

By COLLIN GALLANT on June 4th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Canadian Pacific Railways and the City of Medicine Hat are disputing which is ultimately responsible for an abandoned gas well near S. Railway Street that is leaking methane. Neither the company nor the city provided comment to the News about the issue that is currently part of an appeal hearing process staged by the ... Read More »

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Limited by COVID, Stampede organizers still planning eventful summer

By KELLEN TANIGUCHI on June 4th, 2021

ktaniguchi@medicinehatnews.com@@kellentaniguchi Hatters can plan to frequent the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede grounds this summer as the organization plans to host events throughout the summer – including Stampede week events. “It’s exciting. There’s been lots of conversation between staff, board members, our committee chairs, just in regard to exactly what it looks like,” said general ... Read More »

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