April 13th, 2024

Local News

MH Interpretive hosting annual Earth Day bash

By MEDICINE HAT NEWS on April 6th, 2024

Medicine Hat’s Interpretive Program is hosting its annual Earth Day event in the city. This year’s theme is Planet vs. Plastic and will be hosted at Police Point Park. The all-ages event running from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 20 has something for everyone with park interpreters providing lessons through hands-on activities revolving ... Read More »

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South Alberta Light Horse to remain under new operational command

By ANNA SMITH on April 6th, 2024

asmith@medicinehatnews.com In a meeting on Monday evening, it was announced that the 3rd Canadian Division will not be moving forward with its rebadge of South Alberta Light Horse troops in Medicine Hat and Lethbridge. These troops will remain SALH members, and instead fall under the Operational Command of the King’s Own Calgary Regiment (KOCR), conducting ... Read More »

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From rock bottom to a new purpose: Fentanyl user finds life-changing path through Drug Treatment Court program

By BRENDAN MILLER on April 6th, 2024

bmiller@medicinehatnews.com Thomas Humchak has turned to alcohol and drugs since he was nine years old to drown out the pain of growing up in an abusive home. Born in Smoky Lake, a small town north of Edmonton, Humchak would often binge-drink as a child to escape his realities at home. His father was a convicted ... Read More »

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Cypress business connection luncheon returns

By ANNA SMITH on April 6th, 2024

asmith@medicinehatnews.com Building off of the success of previous events, Cypress County is gearing up to host another Connections Luncheon on April 26. This will be the third iteration of the event, says Beth Cash, economic development officer at Cypress County. “Feedback from the previous luncheons was really positive. So we’re going to continue with the ... Read More »

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Police recover stolen safe, goods taken from local golf course

By MEDICINE HAT NEWS on April 6th, 2024

The Medicine Hat Police Service has recovered a safe and its contents that were stolen from the Connaught Golf Club. Police say they responded to reports of a break, enter and theft Thursday morning at the local golf course where a safe and the contests inside were stolen. The MHPS criminal investigation section took over ... Read More »

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Smith announces new school in Brooks to replace aging junior high

By Medicine Hat News on April 6th, 2024

Premier Danilelle Smith provided details Friday morning on a new school to replace the existing Brooks Junior High School, which has been in service since 1953. Smith, the MLA for Brooks-Medicine Hat, made the announcement inside the current junior high school while students were away on spring break. The premier says the province is funding ... Read More »

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Hat getting $150K to study local airport’s future

By Medicine Hat News on April 5th, 2024

@MedicineHatNews The province will provide money to regional airports in Alberta to study potential service expansion, including $150,000 to Medicine Hat. The city-owned regional airport is among 10 facilities that will share $1.13 million to study masterplans, development or look into business opportunities. In Medicine Hat, money will be used to examine “Feasibility and Business ... Read More »

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Motion for severance, legal costs program request defeated by Cypress County in split vote

By ANNA SMITH on April 5th, 2024

asmith@medicinehatnews.com After an initial request put forward at the March 5 Cypress County council meeting for a year-over-year summary of legal and severance costs, the motion failed on Wednesday. The request had been both postponed and shortened from 10 years to only seven after it had come forward as a Program Request, which requires the ... Read More »

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Origami art exhibition at public library extended through April

By ANNA SMITH on April 5th, 2024

asmith@medicinehatnews.com The origami art exhibition at the Medicine Hat Public Library has been extended until May 1. Artist Nickie Romanuck brought to life more than 100 small birds, pegasi and flying fairies out of meticulous folded paper, all placed within various bird cages and on display on the lower levels of the library. Romanuck has ... Read More »

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Harlow community meets in opposition of condo development

By ANNA SMITH on April 5th, 2024

asmith@medicinehatnews.com On Wednesday night, members of the community of Harlow met on an empty lot on First Street SW to discuss their plan regarding the approved two four-storey apartment buildings slated to be constructed there. It isn’t that the community believes nothing should be developed on the property, said Brock Hale, a member of the ... Read More »

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