April 19th, 2018

Local News

Pot plant a big boost for BSBP

By Collin Gallant on April 19th, 2018

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant If you’re happy a major marijuana grower will set up in northwest Medicine Hat, imagine the delight of the owner of the barbecue joint just down the street. “It’s absolutely huge for us,” said Jeff Brewster, a co-owner of Skinny’s Smoke House, which opened its new location in the somewhat sparse Box Springs ... Read More »

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Dam release will test banks of Seven Persons Creek

By Gillian Slade on April 19th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The water level in Seven Persons Creek is expected to rise enough to cause flooding in low lying areas by Thursday, affecting three local golf courses. St. Mary’s River Irrigation District began releasing water from Murray Dam, near Seven Persons, into Seven Persons Creek at about 1 p.m. Wednesday. The flow began ... Read More »

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With all these jobs, people will come

By Collin Gallant on April 19th, 2018

Medicine Hat News After a seemingly long drought, new industrial investment inside Medicine Hat’s city limits could total $250 million over the next 18 months. Looking to the larger region and outward on the calendar, the total could be closer to $1 billion. After the announcement of a $130-million cannabis production facility on Monday, Mayor ... Read More »

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Turnbull suggests closer look at $100K grant for CCDA

By Collin Gallant on April 19th, 2018

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A city councillor says it’s time City Hall reconsider an annual grant it gives to support the City Centre Development Agency’s efforts to bolster activity in the downtown core. Another who sits on the board says he’s happy to outline a new direction the group is taking. Coun. Phil Turnbull told council’s meeting ... Read More »

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Rail workers could walk Friday at midnight

By Collin Gallant on April 19th, 2018

Medicine Hat News & the Canadian Press About 300 rail workers in Medicine Hat could walk off the job at midnight Friday after their union served a 72-hour strike notice Wednesday, while the company says it’s hopeful an early-week offer will be accepted. Meanwhile, grain and large chemical industry officials said any disruption would make ... Read More »

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Bank robbery suspect in court, has charges updated

By Peggy Revell on April 19th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A Medicine Hat man arrested for multiple bank robberies had a brief court appearance Wednesday, as his defence counsel works toward seeking bail. A replacement information was filed by the Crown against 31-year-old Ronald Big Bull, with updated charges of four counts of robbery, four counts of wearing a disguise and one count ... Read More »

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City closes trails along Seven Persons Creek

By Gillian Slade on April 19th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Trails along Seven Persons Creek have been closed, the city announced Wednesday. Barricades will be in place to deter people from using the trail until further notice. It is a precautionary safety measure due to rising water levels, a news release stated. Trails affected are the Kin Coulee south tunnel, trails along ... Read More »

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Better late than never: Daffodil blooms pushing their way up

By Gillian Slade on April 19th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Daffodils are forging through the ground making their 2018 spring entrance. There were more daffodils shoots than you could count pushing up through the soil at the college location on Wednesday. They are about a month later than they were a year ago and a couple months later than in 2016, but ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat College proud of its sizable economic impact

By Peggy Revell on April 19th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A province-wide study shows Alberta’s colleges create a big economic boost, with Medicine Hat College’s being $177.4 million of added income — equal to 2,133 jobs supported. “Those numbers speak for themselves,” said MHC’s interim president Wayne Resch, about the study by Economic Modeling Specialists International and data that looks at the 2015-16 ... Read More »

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Transit systems essential to life in Alberta

By Gillian Slade on April 19th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade It’s a conundrum — how to provide public transit for those who have no alternative means of getting about or want to reduce emissions and make the system economically viable. The Alberta government is highly supportive of public transit in general and is well aware that it is more cost- effective in ... Read More »

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