July 25th, 2016

Local News

Spicing up the downtown

By Charles Lefebvre on July 25th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Simmering pots, filled bowls and the smell of chili powder attracted hundreds of Hatters downtown on Saturday, as the 27th annual Downtown Chili Cookoff took over Second and Third Street. “It’s been going fantastic this year,” said Les Schwabe, chair with the City Centre Development Agency. “We had 32 booths this year; one ... Read More »

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Classic vehicles shine at ‘Cars and Guitars’

By Charles Lefebvre on July 25th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre The Canalta Centre was a classic car lover’s dream on Saturday. The Centre, in partnership with the Cypress Car Club, hosted the Cars and Guitars Classic Rock Festival, featuring a free car show for the public in the parking lot Saturday afternoon. “I like to talk to people and talking cars,” said Don ... Read More »

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Pancake tradition returns for Stampede week

By Charles Lefebvre on July 25th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre It’s one of the many traditions of the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede. Organizations and businesses each day in the community setting up griddles, pouring on batter and serving thousands of pancakes to Hatters. The tradition returned Saturday morning at Davis GMC Buick, as the dealership hosted its annual Stampede kick-off breakfast. “It’s ... Read More »

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Events Calendar July 25-August 1

By Medicine Hat News on July 25th, 2016

July 25 — Stampede Summer Jam, Stampede Grandstand, 7 p.m. July 25 — Tween Night: Out of This World, MH Public Library, 7-8:30 p.m. July 26 —Play Guides, MH Public Library, 5:30-7 p.m. July 26 — Mavericks vs. Edmonton Prospects, Athletic Park, 7:05 p.m. July 27-30 — Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede, Stampede Grounds July ... Read More »

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On the agenda

By Charles Lefebvre on July 25th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Due to Stampede Week, only two meetings are scheduled in Medicine Hat this week. The Public Services committee meets today at 12:45 p.m. at City Hall, with a new Veiner Centre design being proposed to council. The Municipal Planning Commission meets Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., with the 2016 Second Quarter Report due ... Read More »

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Fifth place finish for Hatter at national air guitar contest

By Charles Lefebvre on July 25th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre A last-minute entry propelled Hatter Darin McKay from Medicine Hat to Toronto, almost making it halfway across the world. McKay represented Medicine Hat at the air Guitar Canada Championship held in Toronto last week, finishing in fifth place out of 29 competitors. Although his finish means he won’t head to the Air Guitar ... Read More »

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Record number of entries for Visual Arts Show

By Gillian Slade on July 23rd, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The Visual Arts Show is bursting with creativity and a record number of entries. “It is the largest show ever in my memory and it is very good quality,” said Evelyn Kleis, who has been chair of the Visual Arts Show committee for the past 14 years. “It’s shockingly good.” There are ... Read More »

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Mayor defends $45M for oil exploration

By Collin Gallant on July 23rd, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant For several years now, Mayor Ted Clugston has hinted the time is now to invest in petroleum exploration in order to get good pricing in the downbeat sector and improve the fortunes of the city-owned energy company. That’s usually led critics to recall the city’s experience in the Manyberries Field, a purchase heavily ... Read More »

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Chili Cookoff ready to roll this weekend

By Charles Lefebvre on July 23rd, 2016

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat will be filled with the aroma of fresh, homemade chili and salsa of all types today, as the 27th annual Downtown Chili Cookoff takes over the city centre. According to the official map, 32 teams will be taking part in this year’s competition, cooking everything from traditional chili recipes to ... Read More »

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Public services committee to review Veiner Centre design proposal

By Gillian Slade on July 23rd, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The proposed design for the Veiner Centre will go to the public services committee on Monday at City Hall in boardroom 2-1 at 12:45 p.m. This will be the first opportunity for many to see how the Veiner Centre space will be reconfigured and renewed as a seniors’ centre once more. The ... Read More »

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