Medicine Hat

Canada's Youngest Mass Murderer Granted More Freedom

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2015 | Canada Alberta

The woman, who can't be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was convicted along with her then-boyfriend of killing her mother, father and eight-year-old brother in the family's Medicine Hat home in April 2006.

Medicine Hat Proves Idealism and Realism Can Walk Hand in Hand

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

This year, Medicine Hat became the first city in Canada to effectively end homelessness. Almost 900 people in this small town of 61,000 have been placed in rent-free apartments or houses. And the benefits are clear: police calls and hospital emergency room visits are down. "You're going to end homelessness? Yeah ok, good one," he recalls thinking. But the society argued that the $20,000 per year cost of housing someone was as much as four times less than the expense of policing and health care when that person lived on the streets.

17 Things to Do in the Canadian Badlands

Buzz Bishop | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Alberta
Buzz Bishop

You can find adventure in all four directions you choose to leave from Calgary but if you point your compass to the east, you'll discover yourself in the heart of the Canadian Badlands. It is rich fertile prairie soil but also rugged.

This Alberta City Is About To End Homelessness. Here's How They Did It.

The Huffington Post Alberta | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Alberta

Promising to end homelessness is nothing new. But Medicine Hat is following through.

Canada's Youngest Multiple Killer Must Remain Under Curfew

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2015 | Canada Alberta

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - A curfew remains in place for a southern Alberta woman convicted of murdering her parents and younger brother when she was 12.Th...

How This Conservative Mayor Became a Champion for the Homeless

Andreas Krebs | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Politics
Andreas Krebs

Mayor Ted Clugston of Medicine Hat, Alberta has become the reluctant spokesperson for a controversial approach to reducing homelessness. Reluctant because just a few years ago, he opposed the initiative. Sometime in 2015, Medicine Hat will become the first municipality in Canada to eradicate homelessness.

Welcome to Canada's 1st Concentrated Solar Thermal Plant

David Dodge | Posted 01.19.2015 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

And while this is the farthest north that a concentrated solar thermal project has ever been built solar makes sense in Medicine Hat. As Clugston reminds us, Medicine Hat is the sunniest city in Canada and they get more direct annual sunlight than Miami, Florida.

Canada's Youngest Multiple Killer Gets More Freedom

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Alberta

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - A woman who was just 12 when she helped murder her family in southeast Alberta is getting more freedom.Court of Queen's Bench Ju...

Medicine Hat, Lethbridge County Brace For The Worst

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.18.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - There are concerns Medicine Hat could see flooding similar to what happened a year ago as heavy rains continue to soak areas to the west of ...

Could This City Be The First To End Homelessness?

CBC | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Alberta

Medicine Hat is on the cusp of making history in the battle against homelessness, says the city’s mayor.  The southern Alberta city is one of sev...

They're Baaaa-aack..

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2014 | Canada Alberta

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - Rats!They're back in southeastern Alberta.The City of Medicine Hat says that several rats have been spotted in its landfill.The ...

Woman Charged After Playing Risky Online Drinking Game

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 02.14.2014 | Canada Alberta

A Medicine Hat woman has been charged with careless driving in relation to a dangerous online drinking game called Neknominate. According to Medic...

Medicine Hat Plant Sold Off To Japanese Firm

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) says it has reached a deal to sell Cancarb Ltd., a facility in Medicine Hat, Alta., that uses super-heated natur...

Curfew For Canada's Youngest Multiple Killer

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada Alberta

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - A woman who was just 12 when she helped murder her family in southeast Alberta must continue to abide by a curfew.The now 20-yea...

So, This Is Where Canada's Best Drivers Live

CBC | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada Alberta

Calgary ranked 41 out of 50 in a recent safe driving study — but did beat Edmonton's ranking of 44 and Toronto in 46th spot.  Last pla...

Experts Help With Toxic Fire

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - Officials say they are finally ready to start trying to extinguish a landfill fire that has spewed toxic smoke into Medicine Hat...

Toxic Smoke From Landfill Fire Wafts Into City

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - The city of Medicine Hat in southern Alberta has been put under an air quality advisory due to toxic smoke from an ongoing landf...

Toxic Landfill Fire Sparks State Of Emergency

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - Officials in a southern Alberta county have declared a state of emergency and ordered nine homes evacuated due to a landfill fir...

WATCH: Toxic Materials Burn In Landfill Fire

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - A fire that has been burning in a southern Alberta landfill since Monday has prompted officials to issue a voluntary evacuation ...

Curfew Remains In Place For Canada's Youngest Multiple Killer

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Alberta

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - The lawyer for an Alberta woman who helped kill her family when she was just 12 says his client is a "poster child" for how youn...

Man In Critical Condition After Shootout

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Alberta

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - A man is in critical condition in hospital after being shot by a police officer in Medicine Hat, Alta.Police say officers confro...

Double Mastectomy Leads To 'Calamity Of Errors'

CBC | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada Alberta

Lynn Burkitt asked for a double mastectomy, hoping to rid herself of worry after a scary bout with breast cancer. But what the 52-year-old from Medi...

WATCH: Movie Trailer A Heart-Wrenching Look Into The Flood

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 08.16.2013 | Canada Alberta

The Alberta floods claimed lives, destroyed communities and redefined for many what it means to be Albertan, and that entire soul-wrenching experience...

Our Flood, Our Story

Our Flood Our Story | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Alberta
Our Flood Our Story

The Alberta floods have washed away homes, lives, hopes and dreams. They came quickly and did away with places we loved, mementos and our sense of safety. But just as quickly, neighbours came to the rescue and strangers became life savers.

'As Ready As We Can Be'

CBC | Posted 08.24.2013 | Canada Alberta

City officials are warning Medicine Hat, Alta., residents to stay away from a mandatory evacuation zone, despite experiencing lesser than anticipated ...