June 23rd, 2018

Local News

Fattening up Heritage Savings

By Collin Gallant on June 16th, 2018

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant It’s only two years old, but my how the City’s Heritage Savings Fund has grown. In fact, by the time the city’s endowment fund — created in February 2017 to capture energy division profits — reaches its next birthday, it could be the second largest bank balance at city hall. This week the ... Read More »

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Public invited to Police Point Park this weekend

By Gillian Slade on June 16th, 2018

Medicine Hat News A surprise event will be held at the Police Point Park Nature Centre this weekend. Renovations mean lots of packing and moving, and all the stuffed specimens have come out of hiding to be on display this weekend. Summer Heritage Interpreter Meghan Morter has been learning all about them and is ready ... Read More »

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Sentencing delayed for Barbara Holmes

By Peggy Revell on June 16th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Sentencing was adjourned to August for a Medicine Hat woman who stabbed her husband to death in 2016 with a kitchen knife. Barbara Holmes appeared Friday in person at the Medicine Hat Court of Queen’s Bench for what was originally set to be a sentencing for manslaughter — but the court heard further ... Read More »

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Boundary breakdowns: Taber-Warner

By Gillian Slade on June 16th, 2018

Medicine Hat News New provincial election boundaries have left three ridings in the southeastern region of the province: Brooks-Medicine Hat, Cypress-Medicine Hat and Taber-Warner. The News will bring you details on any hopefuls from each party seeking candidacy for each of these ridings. The northern boundary of the Taber-Warner riding in the Old Man River ... Read More »

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Parkinson Association holding several events, starting with garage sale

By Gillian Slade on June 16th, 2018

Medicine Hat News A garage sale is being held by the Parkinson Association of Alberta on June 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cross Roads Church, Medicine Hat. The association is also hosting a walking group* on Tuesday (June 19) at 11 a.m. in Medicine Hat Mall. Meet in front of Marshals. The ... Read More »

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City notebook: Potential pot stores scramble to settle in

By Collin Gallant on June 16th, 2018

The sprint toward legalized marijuana is now a full-tilt race, and for many potential retailers hoping to obtain licences to sell, it could be a photo finish. Proposed zoning for non-medicinal cannabis sales outlets in Medicine Hat will be discussed at Monday’s city council meeting, with licensing and public-use standards to follow. That’s after more ... Read More »

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Local students show well at national science fair

By Peggy Revell on June 16th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Youth from southern Alberta were excited to take their visions for green energy to Ottawa this year while participating in the annual Canada-wide Science Fair. “It was an amazing opportunity to be able to go to the national science fair,” said Jordan Kurtzweg, one of three students who represented southern Alberta in Ottawa ... Read More »

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Hatter awarded for stellar grades at U of L

By Peggy Revell on June 16th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Medicine Hat’s In-tek Hong has been recognized for his top grades by the University of Lethbridge with the Silver Medal of the Governor General, and Faculty of Arts and Science gold medal. “The goal is to get into medicine,” said Hong, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the U of ... Read More »

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Cannabis as medicine workshop at Ricky’s

By Mo Cranker on June 16th, 2018

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Cannabis educator Jeananne Laing will be at Ricky’s today giving an all-day workshop on the topic of cannabis as medicine. “We’re trying to give people a place to learn fact from fiction within the cannabis world,” said organizer Pam Lehr. “(Laing) goes through a lot of information, and she will give opportunities for ... Read More »

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15 years for vicious 2016 attack on Lethbridge woman

By None on June 16th, 2018

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Heralddshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge judge has sentenced Denzel Dre Bird to 15 years in a federal penitentiary for viciously attacking and sexually assaulting a woman as she walked to work nearly two years ago. Judge Jerry LeGrandeur called Bird’s attack in 2016 a “horrifying act,” which left the woman and her family forever ... Read More »

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