October 1st, 2014

Local News

Fatality investigation for death at Lakeside Packers

By Medicine Hat News on October 1st, 2014

A provincial Occupational Health and Safety decision has upgraded the status for its probe into a workplace incident at Lakeside Packers in August from injury to fatality investigation. Christopher Harper, 43, died Monday from injuries sustained in an Aug. 18 incident at the JBS-owned packing plant outside of Brooks.Harper, who ... Read More »

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School principal ‘amazed’ by community support for Abby Gilmore; more than $12,000 already raised

By Peggy Revell on October 1st, 2014

prevell@medicinehatnews.com@MHNprevellWhat started off as a small school-based online auction has spiraled up to raising $12,000 for a Medicine Hat girl struck by a truck last month.“The amount of support from strangers, just from community members has amazed me,” said Natosha Mastel, principal of River Heights School which six-year-old girl ... Read More »

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Company owed $700K for TCH bridge

By Alex Mccuaig on October 1st, 2014

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaigA Medicine Hat earth-moving company says it’s still owed $700,000 plus interest for work done on the Trans-Canada bridge replacement project.Landon Davison, operations manager for Davison Excavating, said the bill has been outstanding for a year and his company has had to obtain legal counsel and place ... Read More »

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Cimarron creditors will lose about 95 cents on the dollar

By Collin Gallant on October 1st, 2014

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantUnsecured creditors may be in line to receive about five cents on the dollar from the failed Cimarron land development, with local interests seeing the largest share of the meagre proceeds.Court documents made public on Tuesday include a proposed resolution from the receiver to disperse $640,000 to ... Read More »

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Flood victims continue to be stuck in DRP limbo

By Gillian Slade on October 1st, 2014

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSladeThree months after following the instructions of former minister of Municipal Affairs Greg Weadick, requesting a review of their 2013 flood Disaster Recovery Program claim, they are no further ahead, say Dave and Shirley Marshall, who’ve not received any DRP funding.Meanwhile the crack in their basement wall ... Read More »

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Jail guard quietly sentenced at unscheduled hearing

By Alex Mccuaig on October 1st, 2014

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig Charges against a city corrections officer warranted a press conference on June 15, 2013 at MHPS headquarters but not any prior notice of an unscheduled sentencing hearing held earlier this month. Sixteen months ago city police announced multiple charges against Remand Centre corrections officer and former ... Read More »

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Donated engine provides new learning opportunity at MHC

By Peggy Revell on October 1st, 2014

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Sterling Western Star Trucks has donated a Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine, valued at approximately $10,000, for use in the heavy equipment technician program at Medicine Hat College. This sort of engine is the exact type current HET students will be working on once they enter ... Read More »

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Pumpkin Festival fun will be in support of Children’s Wish

By Charles Lefebvre on October 1st, 2014

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Hatters can help grant the wishes of two young girls at the Windmill Garden Centre. The centre will be hosting its second annual Pumpkin Festival on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., raising funds for the Children’s Wish Foundation. “We’ve got all sorts of activities ... Read More »

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Medalta up for provincial award

By Medicine Hat News on October 1st, 2014

Medicine Hat News Medalta is playing with the big boys when it comes to tourism. The national historic site has been nominated in the Sustainable Tourism category in Travel Alberta’s 2014 Alto Awards. Also nominated are Calgary’s Catch & the Oyster Bar and the Banff Canoe Club. The ... Read More »

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Strathcona Park water will be off today for road work

By Collin Gallant on October 1st, 2014

Medicine Hat NewsConstruction in the Flats will require the shutoff of water in Strathcona Island Park today.Crews are replacing pipes and roadway at the intersection of Yuill Street and Coburg Avenue, and will perform a water service tie-in beginning at 7 a.m. this morning.Water and sewer service should ... Read More »

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