September 2nd, 2015

Local News

Excitement takes over first day back

By Peggy Revell on September 2nd, 2015

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Excitement, hugs and smiles abounded as SD 76 teachers, staff, and students dressed in their back-to-school best returned to the classroom Tuesday.“It’s very exciting,” said Connaught’s Kameko Ballantyne about the first day of school as a first-year teacher. “And I’m very grateful for it.”There’s also nostalgia for Ballantyne — she’s now teaching in ... Read More »

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Flood repair invoices still coming

By Collin Gallant on September 2nd, 2015

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant New flood repair invoices and grant applications are still flowing through city hall two years after major flooding and 12 months after a high-water threat last year.According to the latest financial reports tabled with the City of Medicine Hat’s audit committee, nearly $1.9 million worth of flood restoration work has been added to ... Read More »

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LMT Enterprises to open 192-solar-panel array

By City Desk on September 2nd, 2015

Medicine Hat News LMT Enterprises will be unveiling the region’s largest solar panel array today at the company’s Dunmore offices. The new 192-solar-panel array is being opened in conjunction with utility provider Enmax with city of Medicine Hat and Cypress County officials on hand for the grand opening. The system was installed by Medicine Hat-based ... Read More »

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Utility changes: September gas going up, electricity going down

By Collin Gallant on September 2nd, 2015

Medicine Hat News The price of natural gas for utility customers in Medicine Hat will rise for September while the cost of electricity will drop, according to rates published Tuesday by the city’s utility department. Natural gas rises to $3.10 per gigajoule this month, up from $2.83 in August. Power will fall to 5.36-cents per ... Read More »

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Lorna Scott to bring personal experiences as host of Internet radio show geared to caregivers

By Gillian Slade on September 2nd, 2015

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A new Internet radio program aimed at caregivers will have its debut tonight. A Graceful Journey Radio Show, powered by Tenacious Living Radio, will be hosted by Lorna Scott, Medicine Hat resident, who wrote Walking the Journey Together … Alone, Finding Peace, Hope and Joy in the Middle of Sh**. The book ... Read More »

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Air quality advisory officially lifted

By Gillian Slade on September 2nd, 2015

Medicine Hat News The smoke has blown away and the air quality advisory has now been lifted. Alberta Health Services has lifted the air quality advisory that was issued a week ago when the region was blanketed in smoke from forest fires in B.C. and Washington.Without wind the smoke had simply lingered in the air. ... Read More »

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AHS introduces six-week program to help you kick butts

By Gillian Slade on September 2nd, 2015

Medicine Hat News A six-week program to help people quit smoking is being presented by Alberta Health Services. QuitCore is a tobacco-cessation program that provides tools and support for a tobacco-free lifestyle. The program is led by trained professionals, that teach tobacco users how to develop a plan to quit and strategies for handling symptoms, ... Read More »

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Posse Post: Stampedes and rodeos: hand in hand in the West

By Medicine Hat News on September 2nd, 2015

Stampedes and rodeos are synonymous with Western heritage.It is thought that pioneers were first to acquire a taste for rodeo when they were breaking wild horses. When commercial ranches came out west, cowboys would, on lonely evenings, entertain themselves with bucking and roping competitions. These actual events originated in Mexico, for Mexican cowboys on the ... Read More »

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World Suicide Prevention Day approaches as one mother shares her tragic loss

By Gillian Slade on September 2nd, 2015

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade It’s three years since he took his life and his mother’s eyes fill with tears as she talks about talents and untimely death.“Some days it feels like yesterday,” said Valerie Martins of Medicine Hat. “There is still a stigma when a person dies by their own hand.”Three years ago a policeman came to ... Read More »

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Local couple completes fourth largest jigsaw puzzle on earth

By Peggy Revell on September 2nd, 2015

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell It’s a puzzling feat, to say the least.Putting in a total of 783 man hours over 15 months, Hatters Judy Gonvick and Ray Fleury assembled what is considered the fourth largest jigsaw puzzle in the world.“It was the second biggest in the world when we started it,” said Fleury about the puzzle, which ... Read More »

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