May 26th, 2018

Local News

New friends, generations apart

By Gillian Slade on May 26th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Handwritten, old fashioned letters are bringing joy as well as bridging a generation gap between students in Irvine and seniors in Medicine Hat. Smiles break out and there are murmurs of delight from a group of seniors at Chinook Village as letters from their pen pals at Irvine School arrived this week. ... Read More »

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Airport could become self-sufficient

By Collin Gallant on May 26th, 2018

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A new air carrier coming to Medicine Hat could balance the regional airport budget next year, making it nearly self-sufficient and no longer in need of taxpayer subsidy, a city committee heard on Wednesday. If so, it could join the municipal campground as one of the only non-utility civic enterprises to turn a ... Read More »

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By Peggy Revell on May 26th, 2018

NEWS PHOTOs PEGGY REVELL Top: Mark Parsons represents the graduating cadets by giving a speech to summarize their experiences during the 20-week training program. Left: The Colour Guard marches during the start of the graduation ceremony for the Medicine Hat Police Service cadet program... Read More »

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Swift Current Broncos write another great hockey storyline

By Collin Gallant on May 26th, 2018

It was a tough trip to the Memorial Cup for the Swift Current Broncos — two losses and an overtime loss — but I think this has been a storyline anyone can at least appreciate. From the outside looking in, the franchise for a long time was attempting to move past the baggage of the ... Read More »

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RCMP investigating Duchess assault

By Peggy Revell on May 26th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Mounties are investigating a serious assault on May 23 in Duchess that sent a man to hospital with life-threatening injuries. Brooks RCMP report that they responded to a 911 call from a residence on Railway Avenue in the early morning Tuesday. Just before 2 a.m., it’s reported that two male suspects were ... Read More »

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By Gillian Slade on May 26th, 2018

Federal funding for community based projects related to seniors is available under the New Horizons Seniors Program. Submissions for up to $25,000 can be made until June 15. To be considered for funding the project should address one of the following: promoting volunteering, engage seniors through mentoring of others, expand awareness of elder abuse, support ... Read More »

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Alta. Beef Producers seek support for fee

By Collin Gallant on May 26th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The Alberta Beef Producers and feed lot operators will seek support for a non-refundable checkoff fee this fall that they say will raise $1.4 million annually to support the cattle industry. The joint agreement was announced Friday in a release from the Alberta Beef Producers calling it a “new era of collaboration ... Read More »

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Schizophrenia Society offers scholarships to those living with schizophrenia

By Gillian Slade on May 26th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The Schizophrenia Society of Alberta has scholarships available for people living with schizophrenia. There are a total of seven scholarship, each worth $2,000, and the deadline for applications to be submitted is July 26, 2018. Applications for the Yes2MeScholarships are available online. http://www.schizophrenia.ab.ca... Read More »

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PTHAC set to meet Monday

By Gillian Slade on May 26th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The Paliser Triangle Health Advisory Council (PTHAC) is meeting on Monday and the public is welcome to attend. The meeting takes place in Oyen at the FCSS Community Centre, 313 3 Avenue East, from noon to 3 p.m. On the agenda is an opportunity for the public to comment at 12:15 p.m. ... Read More »

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Hat woman charged after break in

By Collin Gallant on May 26th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Mounties have charged a Medicine Hat women with an April break-in in central Alberta and say that her arrest has lead to the recovery of a large amount of stolen property. RCMP in Stettler investigated a residential break and enter at a community near Buffalo Lake early last month, and say evidence ... Read More »

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