June 19th, 2018

Local News

Consent and access fee common in Alberta, but local councillors have varying ideas for alternatives

By Collin Gallant on June 19th, 2018

Medicine Hat News City councillors narrowly defeated the idea of adding a municipal consent and access fee to City of Medicine Hat power and gas customers, but it’s not the first time the idea has been raised, or defeated in Medicine Hat. The practice is common elsewhere in Alberta, and involves private sector utility providers ... Read More »

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Utility fee defeated. Now what?

By Collin Gallant on June 19th, 2018

cgallant@medicinehatnews @CollinGallant After a proposed major new utility fee failed at Monday night’s city council meeting, members approved a surprise amendment to nearly double a proposed tax increases to make up the difference, then tabled it. Tune in next time for the thrilling conclusion to Medicine Hat’s four-year city budget assumptions. It was a rolling ... Read More »

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Familiar name seeks Alberta Party nod

By Gillian Slade on June 19th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Three issues are likely to dominate in the next provincial election, says a contestant hoping to win the Alberta Party’s nomination for the Brooks-Medicine Hat riding. Provincial debt, carbon tax and health care will be key in the election, Jim Black predicts. He says NDP government spending has ballooned, but some of ... Read More »

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Local women’s shelter goes to Ottawa

By Peggy Revell on June 19th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell The Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society shared some of its successes on the national stage last week as part of the first-ever Women’s Shelters Canada national conference in Ottawa. “The conference brought together shelters from all over Canada — from Newfoundland to Vancouver and all over,” said MHWSS executive director Natasha Carvalho of ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner’s child poverty sits above national average

By Peggy Revell on June 19th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Two out of 10 children in the Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner federal riding live in poverty, according to statistics compiled by the anti-poverty advocacy group Campaign 2000. “There are nearly 3,000 families with children that are considered low income in the Medicine Hat (riding) area,” said Joel French, executive director of Public Interest Alberta, one ... Read More »

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Open house offers inside look

By Mo Cranker on June 18th, 2018

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Hatters were given a first-hand look inside the Medicine Hat Police Service Saturday during the annual open house event. The event ran from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., showcasing a number of units within the MHPS to the public, while also giving kids a place to play and eat for the afternoon. “We’ve ... Read More »

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Hat real estate market has good May, but things are still slow

By Collin Gallant on June 18th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Last month, the Medicine Hat real estate market shook off a slow start to the year, but the best month of May in four years wasn’t enough to move the year-to-date totals above recent year’s pace. Still, after a start to the year that saw local activity trail previous years’ pace, the ... Read More »

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JazzFest on for the week

By Mo Cranker on June 18th, 2018

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker For Hatters warm weather means a lot of things are coming, one of which is jazz. Running for the 22nd year, JazzFest got underway Sunday with an afternoon show at the Esplanade, kicking off a week of excitement and entertainment for Medicine Hatters. “There’s so many great acts this year,” said producer Lyle ... Read More »

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Library book exchange on until August

By Mo Cranker on June 18th, 2018

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker The Medicine Hat Public Library is giving Hatters the chance to get a few new reads in this summer without the hassle of buying or signing out new books. “Our paperback exchange has been running for the past few summers and it’s back up for the year,” said head of marketing services Gillian ... Read More »

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Events Calendar June 18-24

By Medicine Hat News on June 18th, 2018

June 18-24 — Medicine Hat JazzFest, see http://www.medicinehatjazzfest.com for full details June 18 — Mahjong, MH Public Library, 1:30-3:30 p.m. June 18 — Games in the Afternoon, MH Public Library, 2:30-4:30 p.m. June 18 — Writers’Circle, MH Public Library, 7-9 p.m. June 10 — Saamis Barrel Racing Series Jackpot, Dunmore Equestrian Society June 19 — ... Read More »

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