July 29th, 2014

Local News

City could be liable for smart meter fires

By Gillian Slade on July 29th, 2014

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSladeThe City of Medicine Hat could be held responsible if a smart meter results in a fire and should therefore be diligent about the associated risks, says the Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta.“The City has to take a hard, hard look at this. They now know that there ... Read More »

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911 dispatch issues starting to iron out

By None on July 29th, 2014

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvreThere has been a significant drop in concerns relating to 911 dispatch centralization this year, the Public Services committee learned Monday.Centralization of the service came into effect a year ago, and the city learned there has been a 65 per cent reduction in concerns about the service ... Read More »

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Still no smart meter concern

By Gillian Slade on July 29th, 2014

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSladeThe malfunction of a seventh smart meter in Saskatchewan, catching fire Friday after SaskPower suspended installation of the devices last week, does not have Medicine Hat’s Electric Utility concerned about the same model installed here, says a spokesperson.A total of 15 smart meters in Medicine Hat have ... Read More »

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MLA unhappy with South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

By Alex Mccuaig on July 29th, 2014

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig The move towards extending grazing lease terms to 20 years from 10 is garnering support from local stakeholders. But the positive contained in the recently announced South Saskatchewan Regional Plan doesn’t take away from the negative whole of the land-use document, according to the Wildrose MLA ... Read More »

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Friends of Medalta selects its board of directors

By Peggy Revell on July 29th, 2014

Medicine Hat News The Friends of Medalta Society held its annual general meeting in July, selecting its 2014/15 board executive and directors. Dave Sherwood was re-elected as board chair, while Dr. Linda Rossler was named vice-chair, Cal Niebergall as treasurer and Doug Fleming as secretary. Drew Jackiw and ... Read More »

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Basic plan formed for McCoy upgrade

By Peggy Revell on July 29th, 2014

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Possible price tags for the modernization of Monsignor McCoy High School are currently being examined. Catholic Board secretary treasurer Greg MacPherson says that in working with Alberta Infrastructure, Alberta Education, architects and in conjunction with school administration, they’ve come up with a plan in principle for ... Read More »

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Crescent Heights graduate wins $1,000 Kin Canada bursary

By Peggy Revell on July 29th, 2014

Medicine Hat NewsCrescent Heights High School graduate Shae Fedorak is the recipient of a Kin Canada bursary for $1,000.Fedorak was presented with the bursary by the local Kinette Club of Medicine Hat, and will be attending Medicine Hat College this fall.Both the local Kinette club and others across ... Read More »

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Tim Allen honoured through HALO donation made by widow

By Gillian Slade on July 29th, 2014

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade HALO received a donation of $25,000 from Joanne Allen in memory of her late husband Tim Allen. The Allen family has been known for its generous support of the HALO program, which provides emergency scene response and helicopter transport from the scene of an accident in ... Read More »

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Wildrose uncovers broken PC salary promise

By City Desk on July 29th, 2014

Medicine Hat News The Opposition Wildrose party says the Alberta government has broken its promise and secretly boosted salaries for its top managers. The pay increase will see deputy ministers, the top civil servants in each department, make more than $300,000 a year by 2016. The hike was ... Read More »

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Stampede rides off into the sunset for another year

By Charles Lefebvre on July 28th, 2014

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvreThe 127th edition of the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede wrapped up on Saturday with blue skies, warm weather, and only a slight breeze.It was a much more pleasant day of stampeding compared to the previous two days, where strong winds and rain caused some rides to ... Read More »

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