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
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:
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
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.
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.