October 30th, 2014

Local News

Let the berms begin, soon

By Collin Gallant on October 30th, 2014

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantA new berm for Lions Park will be close to budget and begin soon, say city officials and engineers who toured flood mitigation sites throughout Medicine Hat on Wednesday with members of the media.Bids to build the 2.3-kilometre earthen dike near the River Flats Community — expected ... Read More »

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Off-the-cuff lake kept water plant dry

By Collin Gallant on October 30th, 2014

Medicine Hat News While hundreds of concrete blocks and tonnes of earth protected the city’s water treatment plant during record flooding in 2013, an important key to holding back water was, in fact, an impromptu lake. The revelation was made during a tour of flood mitigation efforts throughout ... Read More »

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Echo Dale boat launch reopens

By Peggy Revell on October 30th, 2014

Medicine Hat News Repairs to Echo Dale’s boat launch are complete, and the launch has now reopened for public use. The recent South Saskatchewan River flood events caused gravel and other material to be deposited at the base of the boat launch, and construction was required to remove ... Read More »

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Rodeo Ford, Hat High to scare hunger away

By Peggy Revell on October 30th, 2014

Medicine Hat News It’s not just candy being collected this month for Halloween as Rodeo Ford Sales Limited in Medicine Hat joins forces with Medicine Hat High School for the “We Scare Hunger” campaign. The annual campaign is organized by Free the Children, and since launching in 2007 ... Read More »

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Gwynne Dyer to speak at the college

By Alex Mccuaig on October 30th, 2014

Medicine Hat News Noted Canadian journalist and author Gwynne Dyer will be a featured speaker at the Medicine Hat College next month. Author of the recently released, “What the First World War Taught Us,” Dyer will be putting the rise and fall of the total war context through ... Read More »

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Long-time Co-op general manager retiring

By Alex Mccuaig on October 30th, 2014

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig After nearly 20 years in Medicine Hat and 40 overall working for Co-op, general manager Ted Rodych will be retiring from the grocery game on Friday. “My golf game needs a lot of work,” said Rodych. After putting four decades of work into the Western Canadian ... Read More »

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Finding a way: Fighting for country by any means

By Gillian Slade on October 30th, 2014

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade When his parents dragged him home, after he’d enlisted for the First World War, this 16-year-old was so determined to join the throngs ready to fight for King and country that he simply found another way. Milton Lyons was in Lethbridge with the 113 Battalion of ... Read More »

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Tips for Halloween safety

By Peggy Revell on October 30th, 2014

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell There’s plenty of excitement this time of year, with goblin, ghosts and ghouls mixed with tons of candy —but safety shouldn’t be forgotten. “We recommend to dress in bright colours, (and) using face paint and they stay away from masks,” said Tom Carney with the Southeast ... Read More »

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Weather expected to be perfect for trick-or-treating

By Alex Mccuaig on October 30th, 2014

Medicine Hat News It might be warm enough to walk the streets without a coat over your Halloween costume this Friday. Mother Nature is expected to bring a treat this October rather than a trick, with weather in Medicine Hat expected to be above zero throughout Halloween for ... Read More »

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Photo club showcased in Police Point exhibit

By Alex Mccuaig on October 30th, 2014

Medicine Hat News The Southern Exposure Photography Club will be featuring its photographers works as part of the “Flourish” exhibit at the Police Point Park Interpretive Centre starting next week. The exhibition of works by local photographers chose the flourish theme for its show as it represents the ... Read More »

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