May 25th, 2016

Local News

St. Michael’s School celebrates half-century

By Peggy Revell on May 25th, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell It was with song and celebration — and cake — that students, staff and parents of St. Michael’s School launched Fine Arts Week, including celebrating the school’s 50th anniversary. “All my memories are special memories,” said Doreen Judge, who alongside Kim Porter were special guests at a morning assembly, speaking to students about ... Read More »

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FLC price hike proposed

By Charles Lefebvre on May 25th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre An increase in user fees to the newly expanded Family Leisure Centre has been proposed and sent to city council. During Tuesday’s public services committee meeting, members heard about the proposed fee changes, which would take effect when the expansion to the facility officially opens in June. “We have a whole new facility ... Read More »

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Tick with Lyme disease brought to vet

By Gillian Slade on May 25th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade A Lyme disease-carrying tick has been identified on an animal at a local veterinary clinic. The animal is believed to have attracted the tick in the Kingsway area, said Dr. Andrea Storch, Cypress View Veterinary Clinic. “Lyme disease is real and can affect people as well,” said Storch. Lyme disease is a bacterial ... Read More »

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Saamis Tepee site re-opens after artwork fix-up; installation delayed

By Peggy Revell on May 25th, 2016

Medicine Hat News The Saamis Tepee site has re-opened to visitors after being temporarily closed to accommodate a refurbishment of the artwork on medallion storyboards. Due to wind and rain, installation has been delayed. Installation is anticipated to resume next week, weather permitting. Construction The intersection of Second Street and Fourth Avenue SE will be ... Read More »

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Family donates to McCoy to honour longtime faculty member

By Peggy Revell on May 25th, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A former teacher and counsellor was recognized with a $75,000 donation to the modernization of Monsignor McCoy High School. “We’re extremely grateful for their very generous contribution,” said Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education chair, Dick Mastel, Tuesday morning, as the donation in memory of Archie MacPhail was officially announced. MacPhail was a ... Read More »

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SD 76 meeting coverage will appear Thursday

By Peggy Revell on May 25th, 2016

Medicine Hat News SD 76 hosted a public meeting Tuesday evening to gather input on the implementation of Policy 621 (Welcome, Caring, Respectful and Safe Learning Environments) and Policy 622 (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) which were adopted in March. For full coverage of the evening, see Thursday’s edition of the Medicine Hat News... Read More »

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Chair-Leaders program offers glimpse into being disabled

By Megan Lacelle on May 25th, 2016

mlacelle@medicinehatnews.com @lacelle_megan Mike Gillespie got a few more looks at work Tuesday morning than usual. Gillespie spent a work day in a wheelchair to raise awareness for spinal cord injury month. As the vice-president of Medicine Hat College, Gillespie said it was a reminder of what students and staff with disabilities face. “It’s a pretty ... Read More »

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Local businesses are invited to an exporting seminar at MHCJune 2

By Peggy Revell on May 25th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Small- and medium-sized businesses are invited to attend a free exporting seminar on June 2 from 8 a.m. to noon, hosted by the Medicine Hat College. The event is sponsored by APEX, a partnership between Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures, Community Futures Entre-Corp and MHC. The sessions will help companies get started ... Read More »

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Cypress County lifts fire bans

By Charles Lefebvre on May 25th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Due to a steady level of rain in the region over the Victoria Day weekend, Cypress County announced Tuesday morning it was lifting its fire bans, which had been in place due to hot and dry conditions. “We lifted both bans we had put in place,” said Anna Mast, a peace officer with ... Read More »

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Surprise, surprise: Fire ban lifted by Cypress County

By Medicine Hat News on May 24th, 2016

Due to a steady level of rain in the region over the Victoria Day weekend, Cypress County announced Tuesday morning it was lifting the fire ban that was in place in the region due to hot and dry conditions. Anna Mast, a peace officer with the county, says both the Level One ban south of ... Read More »

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