July 30th, 2015

Local News

Added costs becoming a norm

By Collin Gallant on July 29th, 2015

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Members of a city committee say that even with new unexpected costs to a firehall relocation plan, the savings far outweigh the price.That said, two councillors added, budget additions to municipal city projects are becoming a point of irritation.Earlier this month the News reported that city documents showed an additional $750,000 would be ... Read More »

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AHS adds beds for acute care overflow

By Gillian Slade on July 29th, 2015

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade A bottleneck of seniors in acute care beds has Alberta Health Services responding with additional beds to address the crisis.A total of 12 new beds will be brought on stream at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, placed in a range of units wherever space can be found.The beds are expected to be ready to ... Read More »

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Golf clubs stolen from Brooks Golf Club

By City Desk on July 29th, 2015

Medicine Hat News Brooks Mounties are on the look out for a number of golf club sets after the city’s namesake golf club fell victim to a break-in sometime during the overnight hours between Monday and Tuesday. RCMP report that a number of storage sheds were broken into at the Brooks Golf Club during the ... Read More »

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Arts groups have felt pressured over Cultural Centre since day one

By Gillian Slade on July 29th, 2015

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade First in a series:Nearly 35 years ago, arts groups in Medicine Hat expressed fears they’d be pushed out of the Cultural Centre about to be built.The threat of dislocation has been fulfilled over time.In June 1981 council approved the college site for the proposed Cultural Centre. The college and arts groups would share ... Read More »

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Key dates over the 36-year history of the city’s ownership of Glanville Lot

By City Desk on July 29th, 2015

Nov. 1, 1978 — Lot owner Bob Reidy lists the property located at 603 First St. S.E. for $585,000 with Ted Grimm listed as the real estate agent. Grimm had lost his position as mayor during the 1977 election but regained it in 1980. June 1, 1979 — Reidy sells the lot to Cardinal Business Holdings ... Read More »

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First Street SE lot development may be missing some bells and whistles

By Alex Mccuaig on July 29th, 2015

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig The development of the city-owned Glanville Lot is still on the table but Mayor Ted Clugston hinted it may be a more modest plan than originally envisioned, in line with today’s economic realities.“We are still moving forward, it’s working its way through the process, however we have talked about changing the scope slightly ... Read More »

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MHC announces new executive advisor to college president

By Peggy Revell on July 29th, 2015

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat College has announced the hiring of Sandy Henderson in the role of an executive advisor to MHC’s president Denise Henning, effective Aug. 17. Henderson comes to MHC from Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education, having spent 12 years with the provincial government in senior management roles including director of accountability and ... Read More »

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City selling four lots it purchased after flooding

By Collin Gallant on July 29th, 2015

Medicine Hat NewsFour more lots that were bought by the city after 2013 flooding are ready to go up for sale, the corporate services committee heard on Tuesday.The city’s land and properties department has 11 such properties in its inventory, cleared after a 2013 relief program in which the province bought the homes and the ... Read More »

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Saamis Tepee site temporarily shut down to repair minor deficiencies

By Peggy Revell on July 29th, 2015

Medicine Hat News  UPDATE: According to the city, repairs will take place Friday, weather permitting.____The Saamis Tepee site has been temporarily closed for maintenance after a regular inspection conducted Tuesday identified deficiencies requiring repair.“Safety of residents and visitors to the site is our first priority,” said Randy Follett, manager of cultural development in a press ... Read More »

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Bedbugs back at Mayfair Manor

By Gillian Slade on July 29th, 2015

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade Bedbugs can be extremely difficult to eradicate from a public building, and they continue to be an issue at the Mayfair Manor apartment building downtown.Neva Shepherd was aware of bedbugs in the building but did not know they were on her floor until spraying took place in another unit recently. The common areas ... Read More »

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