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Medicine Hat Online News Round-up

Getting your local news and stories is getting easier and easier in Medicine Hat. We are also tooting our own horn by saying we’ve been helping in this very field; however, there is a couple places you may not be aware of, and others which are second nature to most living in the hat.

Medicine Hat News

Medicine Hat News

This can be filled under the “duh” category. The Medicine Hat News website is a great source of free local news. For a bit more, you can subscribe to the digital or physical version of the paper to get more news and events. Typically, less than half of the news gets put online that is in the actual subscription versions which a lot of people surprisingly don’t know. Some places of relevant interest on the site include:

Local News
Top News

102.1 The Lounge CJCY-FM


102.1 The Lounge’s news section on their new website features local news stories as reported by a small team of four including: Joe McFarland, Christy Mitchell, Steve Krysak and Harv Speers. There is quite a few good stories posted every so often and typically 2-3 stories go up every workday. They are usually pretty short, but nice and to the point. As of right now I can’t figure out how to see previous news stories as the news page only shows the 15 last news stories with no option of going further back. Either way, a good free news resource.


Medicine Hat Police Service

Medicine Hat Police Service News

With a new re-vamp to their old site, getting police reports has never been easier. Obviously, whether or not this actually counts as real “news” is up for debate; however, it becomes an invaluable tool when doing any kind of research or getting police facts from any other news report about any incident. Their archives also go back to 2006 which is really nice.

2009 Releases
2008 Releases



Medicine Hat’s own CHAT TV posts a select few video news stories online via their own website and on YouTube for your viewing pleasure. The videos range from topics on bylaws, interviews, breaking news, community events and more.

News Video Archive
CHAT TV on YouTube

User Comments

2 Responses to “Medicine Hat Online News Round-up”

  1. July 30th, 2009 at 8:25 PM

    Joe says:

    Hey guys…
    Just wanted to thank y’all for the plug. I will say we’re working on an “archive” function as well as a couple of other little trinkets to make the news more accessible on our website. We try to update the website as much as possible…I’m on there constantly. The reason for the “shorter stories” is that just like on the radio…we’re just giving you the basic overview. It’s up to TV and print (in theory) to expand on the story. If you look at QR77 or 660News’s websites…similar style of writing on their websites. Just a couple of tidbits. Any other feedback…feel free to drop me a line!

    Joe McFarland
    News Director, CJCY 102.1 The Lounge

  2. July 31st, 2009 at 11:16 PM

    Vaughn says:

    Thanks for the comment and update. I actually much rather read the little snippets personally, considering I tend to skim through much of my online reading anyways.

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