July 28th, 2017

Local News

Hat will lead mid-sized Canadian cities in growth, study predicts

By Collin Gallant on July 28th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Well, yahoo! Medicine Hat’s local economy could lead mid-sized Canadian cities in growth this year and next, according to a new report by the Conference Board of Canada. The study, set to be revealed next week, includes a prediction of 2.7 per cent growth in Medicine Hat this year, then 2 per cent ... Read More »

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Community spirit shines at parade

By Collin Gallant on July 28th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Anyone seeking pom-poms, bunting, ribbons and skirting in Medicine Hat should be aware that most of the local supply appears to have marched down First Street on Thursday. Boosting a notable number of well-adorned floats, vehicles, heavy equipment and flatbed trailers, the 100th Medicine Hat Stampede snaked its way through the downtown core. ... Read More »

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Police chipping away at goal to have more women in their ranks

By Peggy Revell on July 28th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell It’s a slow but steady slog forward, as Medicine Hat Police continue to try to address the imbalanced gender demographics within the force. “If you want to police the community, you should reflect the community,” said Police Chief Andy McGrogan about the importance of having diversity on the force — and gender being ... Read More »

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Electoral Boundaries Commission mulling two urban/rural ridings for Medicine Hat region

By Tim Kalinowski on July 28th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal The Electoral Boundaries Commission appears to be mulling the possibility of creating two blended urban/ rural ridings centred in Medicine Hat rather than the three, (Medicine Hat, Brooks-Cypress and Taber-Vulcan), it originally proposed in its interim report. According to the official transcript released from the meeting, while Commission chair Justice Myra Bielby admitted ... Read More »

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Caregiving course being offered

By Gillian Slade on July 28th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A five-week course for caregivers is being offered on Thursday afternoons from 1:30-3:30 p.m. starting Sept. 21 at Cypress View Foundation, 722 Bassett Crescent NW. The cost is $10 for a Parkinson Association of Alberta member and $15 for a non-member. The five-week series will be facilitated by Lorna Scott, who will ... Read More »

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Stampede spirit fted at president’s luncheon

By Tim Kalinowski on July 28th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal The annual Exhibition & Stampede president’s luncheon was a veritable who’s who of respected personages from the city and well beyond. Special guests this year included Alberta Agriculture and Forestry minister Oneil Carlier, honorary parade marshal Col. Eppo van Weelderen, commander of 41 Canadian Brigade Group, Miss Rodeo Canada and Medicine Hat’s own ... Read More »

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Chicken vs. chess board

By Collin Gallant on July 28th, 2017

Medicine Hat News An urgent rooster made one Medicine Hat man a lucky duck on Thursday. The first Cock-a-doodle-poo raffle began shortly after the end of the morning’s Stampede parade and wound up in short order. The $5,000 contest, in support of the public library is akin to chicken bingo, where a grid is laid ... Read More »

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Years of hard work goes into building stunt ventriloquist act

By Mo Cranker on July 28th, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Though he is now able to entertain a crowd of nearly any size and any age group, it wasn’t always that easy for stunt ventriloquist Tim Holland. Holland started out as just a street performer, before picking up ventriloquism almost two decades ago, where he added his ability to ride on tall unicycles ... Read More »

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Man vs. bull

By Gillian Slade on July 28th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade When a 1,500 pound bull bucks a cowboy there’s a bull fighter standing about 10 feet away to protect the cowboy by coaxing the bull away. “My job is to engage the bull,” said Scott Waye, 31, who has been a bull fighter for about 15 years. It is a little bit ... Read More »

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Partnership will see renewable and gas-fired power generation projects with Siksika Nation

By Collin Gallant on July 28th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A major Alberta-based utility company has signed a partnership agreement with the Siksika Nation to develop renewable and gas-fired power generation projects on the reserve near Gleichen. Capital Power revealed the agreement while announcing its second quarter financial performance on Wednesday. The deal would see the Edmonton-based power company build and operate ... Read More »

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