September 1st, 2014

Local News

Police respond to distressed male

By Charles Lefebvre on September 1st, 2014

Medicine Hat News An incident involving a distressed male with a weapon requiring response from Medicine Hat police and Redcliff RCMP ended with the male commiting suicide early Monday morning. At 3:03 a.m., members of the Medicine Hat police responded to the 1200 block of Elm Street SE ... Read More »

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Status quo fine for First Street

By Collin Gallant on August 30th, 2014

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant While city council considers plans to change a 107-year-old First Street home into a law office and rental space, planning officials say they monitor trends on the historic stretch, but an overarching development plan is not needed at this time. The issue comes two years after ... Read More »

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Downtown stakeholders ‘shocked’ by decision to move Spectrum

By Gillian Slade on August 30th, 2014

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade An announcement that the annual Spectrum festival will take place on North Railway Street rather than downtown took some stakeholders by surprise, says the City Centre Development Agency. “I was pretty shocked. The first I was aware of it was when I read about it in ... Read More »

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Grant will help restore 50-foot chimney at Historic Clay District

By Collin Gallant on August 30th, 2014

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Provincial grants to help preserve flooded historical sites will help reconstruct a 50-foot-tall chimney at the Historic Clay District in Medicine Hat, officials with the Friends of Medalta Society said Friday. This week the province announced about $380,000 awarded for three of the group’s projects, as ... Read More »

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Hat High Mohawks bus starts on fire

By Charles Lefebvre on August 30th, 2014

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat police and firefighters responded to a fire which ignited on the team bus for the Medicine Hat High School Mohawks prior to their football game Friday evening. At approximately 6:20 p.m., Quinn Skelton, Mohawks head coach, was getting the bus ready in the ... Read More »

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Labour Council hosting annual BBQ Monday

By Charles Lefebvre on August 30th, 2014

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat and District Labour Council will be hosting its annual Labour Day barbecue on Monday. The barbecue, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Riverside Veterans Memorial Park, is hosted for unemployed and underemployed workers in the community. “Labour Day has ... Read More »

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First World War exhibit attracting large numbers

By Gillian Slade on August 30th, 2014

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade The public’s enthusiastic response to the First World War Exhibit has surpassed expectations with the second largest official opening at the Esplanade, says the curator. “Over 1,800 people have gone through the exhibit so far,” said Bruce Shepard, museum curator at the Esplanade Arts and Heritage ... Read More »

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Charges dropped in attempted abduction

By Alex Mccuaig on August 30th, 2014

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig Charges have been dropped against a man who police alleged attempted to abduct a 10-year-old earlier this year. Charges of assault and unlawful confinement were laid stemming from an early morning Jan. 29 incident near St. Francis School in Crescent Heights, when a 10-year-old reported that ... Read More »

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City Notebook: Busy summer expected to be followed by busy fall at city hall

By Collin Gallant on August 30th, 2014

Back to school, back to work, back to the grind for city council members after a summer of relaxation that largely didn’t materialize. There’s been lots do and lots that’s been done at city hall this summer. I won’t ruin the fading days of summer with a run ... Read More »

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Ticked, Tickled and Truth Ð with Scott Schmidt

By Scott Schmidt on August 30th, 2014

After responding to several Ticked Offs and Tickled Pinks in the latest issue of Sun City, a few people suggested doing a regular feature. So, you ask, you get. Enjoy the first of a monthly installment. Or don’t. Ticked Off — Aug. 28 Congratulations to the Calgary Police ... Read More »

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