September 19th, 2014

Local News

Stopanski gets more time for uttering threats

By Alex Mccuaig on September 19th, 2014

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig A city man made death threats to a jail guard in the hours following his sentencing for the manslaughter of Amy Lewis, a Medicine Hat court heard. “I know where you live … and when I get out of here, things are going to happen,” said ... Read More »

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Golf for Kids tourney raises big money for JumpStart, KidSport

By Medicine Hat News on September 19th, 2014

Medicine Hat News Approximately $50,000 was raised Wednesday at the Medicine Hat Golf for Kids tournament at the Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club. Two photos in Thursday’s paper offered an erroneous name of the tournament. The two charities benefiting from the tournament, JumpStart and KidSport, both provide ... Read More »

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Police Commission continues work toward photo radar review

By Charles Lefebvre on September 19th, 2014

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre The Medicine Hat Police Commission is continuing to move along for a review of photo radar in the city. Thursday’s meeting of the commission revealed discussions have been in place for a review of the system in its entirety, with Coun. Julie Friesen saying the commission ... Read More »

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Volunteers needed for organized park cleanups

By Charles Lefebvre on September 19th, 2014

Medicine Hat News Local organizations are organizing a pair of park cleanups in the city in coming weeks. On Saturday, the Southeast Alberta Watershed Alliance will be cleaning up the banks of Seven Persons Creek beginning at 10 a.m. The cleanup is open to the public and will ... Read More »

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Flood-proof doors discussed for River Road parkades

By Medicine Hat News on September 18th, 2014

Flood planners now hope to install flood-proof doors at the parkades of city hall and the provincial courthouse, negating the need for a berm on River Road or massive sandbagging efforts during times of trouble.The gates, which could be in place in late spring or early summer of ... Read More »

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City will borrow to finance new fleet purchases

By Collin Gallant on September 18th, 2014

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantThe City of Medicine Hat will spend money to save money when it comes to buying new vehicles, or, more specifically, borrow money to finance new fleet purchases and avoid repair costs on older vehicles.The move, approved on Monday night as Council passed the new two-year Fleet ... Read More »

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Construction expected soon as tender for Harlow berm closes

By Collin Gallant on September 18th, 2014

Medicine Hat News Tenders to build the first residential berm in Medicine Hat will close today and planners say construction will follow as soon as possible on the first phase of Harlow flood protection. “Once the contract is awarded, we will see dirt flying,” Development Commissioner Stan Schwartzenberger ... Read More »

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Committee wants more chicken options

By Collin Gallant on September 18th, 2014

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Rather than recommend a local urban chicken project be shelved, a city committee has asked that options other than backyard coops be explored before the controversial suggestion is debated in city council. The Development and Infrastructure Committee first heard about the matter last year from CLUCK, ... Read More »

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Smaller municipalities will forge ahead with EDA, minus the Gas City

By Collin Gallant on September 18th, 2014

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Four smaller municipalities are planning to band together to promote their regional economies in January once the City of Medicine Hat pulls out of the Economic Development Alliance of Southeastern Alberta. On Wednesday the News revealed that City Council was planning a new development strategy that ... Read More »

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Armoured car purchase for police approved

By Alex Mccuaig on September 18th, 2014

Medicine Hat News City councillors approved a $275,000 expense related to the purchase of armoured car after unanimously passing the fleet service budget during Monday’s council meeting. The city’s Police Commission first approved the request by MHPS earlier this year that could see the vehicle on city streets ... Read More »

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