March 26th, 2017

Local News

From near and far to lay Mitzel to rest

By None on March 25th, 2017

Jamie Rieger Southern Alberta Newspapers Family, friends, colleagues and fellow politicians joined together at the Foremost Community Hall Friday afternoon to celebrate the life of Leonard Mitzel, who passed away from cancer March 19 at the age of 71. People came from far and wide to fill the seats and offer condolences to a man ... Read More »

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Landowners have one chance to negotiate renewable energy lease

By Tim Kalinowski on March 25th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal A panel of government experts from the Farmers’ Advocate Office and Alberta Utilities Commission met with about 40 landowners at the Cypress County office Thursday night to discuss the pros and cons of negotiating leases with renewable energy companies. FAO energy, utilities and policy specialist Michele Del Colle and AUC director of external ... Read More »

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Hat native’s invention blowing wind tech away

By Gillian Slade on March 25th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A way to generate wind energy on the roof of someone’s home or on a commercial scale has propelled the design of an affordable horizontal axis wind turbine by a Medicine Hat native. A unit about as long as the average couch could produce 1,500 watts, which would be enough for the ... Read More »

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Debt dominates the week’s headlines

By Collin Gallant on March 25th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Actual debt, approved debt, tax-supported debt, self-supporting debt — debt, debt, debt — rang out banner headlines in Medicine Hat this week. That came after council members and media were both caught off guard by new debt figures. But follow-up debate involves a dive into the complex financial management of debt limits, servicing ... Read More »

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Local CUPE members to review contract offer

By Collin Gallant on March 25th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Members of the City of Medicine Hat’s largest union will consider a contract offer for ratification Monday night. The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local No. 46 — representing about 850 city inside, outside and transit workers — will present a tentative agreement to a general, members-only meeting early next week. Details of ... Read More »

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Mitzel left his mark in southeast Alberta

By Collin Gallant on March 25th, 2017

One enduring image of Len Mitzel involves the looming former MLA obviously crestfallen on the night of the 2013 election, but dutifully answering questions while holding two gigantic bouquets of flowers in his arms. Another involves a black-eye. The former Cypress-Medicine Hat MLA was laid to rest at a ceremony in Foremost Friday. He had ... Read More »

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Epilepsy patients often live very inhibited lives

By Gillian Slade on March 25th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Epilepsy seizures have been part of her life for as long as she can remember. It made school days challenging and having a career has been impossible, says Nadine Bonnett, 60, of Medicine Hat. She even has seizures in her sleep, often biting her tongue severely. It may take two or three ... Read More »

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Ottawa remembers Hillyer one year after sudden death

By Collin Gallant on March 25th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Late member of parliament Jim Hillyer was remembered in the House of Commons on Thursday, one year after his sudden death. On March 23, 2016, the member for Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner was discovered in his office after suffering heart attack. This week, current MP Glen Motz rose in the Commons to note the ... Read More »

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Enrolment drop typical for second semester

By Tim Kalinowski on March 25th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal SD76 is reporting a very slight decline in enrolment in this semester’s numbers over last semester’s. There are, overall, about 18 fewer students in the division. However, some schools have seen steeper declines than others. Connaught School had a drop of 14 students due to some large families moving away recently. The biggest ... Read More »

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About 100 dogs removed by SPCA from Lethbridge home

By None on March 25th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Heraldjwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com As many as 100 mostly small-breed dogs were removed from a home in west Lethbridge Friday afternoon. Roland Lines, a spokesperson with the Alberta SPCA, confirmed the animals were removed from a home in Lethbridge by two SPCA peace officers, with assistance from City of Lethbridge Animal Services. The SPCA received ... Read More »

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