November 23rd, 2014

Local News

Armoured vehicle just about bought

By Alex Mccuaig on November 22nd, 2014

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig Medicine Hat’s police chief said MHPS and city officials are looking to finalize the purchase of a $200,000 armoured car — $78,000 less than budgeted. “This (armoured rescue vehicle) has more options than what we could have afforded on the $278,000 budget,” said MHPS Chief Andy ... Read More »

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Utility admin charges heading up

By Collin Gallant on November 22nd, 2014

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantHomeowners in Medicine Hat could pay about $2 more per month in utility administration charges during 2015 but the total cost on bills will be about $50 a month less than other Albertans pay.That is according to the City of Medicine Hat’s Energy Division, which unveiled its ... Read More »

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Growing up too fast: Living with diabetes in elementary school

By Gillian Slade on November 22nd, 2014

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSladeSydney Steier was only three when the symptoms of diabetes began. There was bed wetting, not an issue before, and an insatiable thirst.The day after going for a blood test Sydney was admitted to hospital with Type 1 diabetes.“I cried,” said Sydney of all the needles, unaware ... Read More »

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Polish town opposes Winnie the Pooh for dubious gender and immodest clothing

By Collin Gallant on November 22nd, 2014

The Canadian Press WARSAW, Poland Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh due to the bear’s unclear gender and immodest clothing. The matter was debated in a closed-door meeting weeks ago in the central Polish town of Tuszyn, but didn’t ... Read More »

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Man accused in College Avenue collisions is in serious condition

By Alex Mccuaig on November 22nd, 2014

Medicine Hat News The man who fled the scene of a collision caused when he reversed his vehicle at high speed on College Avenue Thursday afternoon is in serious condition following the incident. City police responded to calls of an erratic driver near the college just before 4 ... Read More »

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Solar power up and running

By Collin Gallant on November 22nd, 2014

Medicine Hat News The sun is now helping to produce electricity in the Gas City. The long talked-about solar-thermal plant near the Gas City Campground came online this week, according to Energy Division officials. Construction at the $9-million facility was largely done in the spring, and this week ... Read More »

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City approves lot purchase

By Collin Gallant on November 22nd, 2014

Medicine Hat News City council has approved the purchase of an irregular lot near South Railway Street that the owners say has been nearly impossible to develop since the nearby Allowance Avenue overpass was expanded. The lot, at 902 South Railway St., was before council this summer when ... Read More »

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Homeless population in the Hat monitored closely

By Gillian Slade on November 22nd, 2014

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade Five people were identified as homeless with three of those sleeping on the street on a specific day in Medicine Hat last month, according to Medicine Hat Community Housing statistics released on Friday. The three sleeping on the street were referred immediately for assistance and are ... Read More »

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Hospital celebrates 125 years and counting

By Gillian Slade on November 22nd, 2014

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade Nurses resplendent in starched white uniforms and caps from another era helped to add nostalgia to the official celebration of the 125th anniversary of Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Friday. So much has changed in the way health care is provided since the first hospital in ... Read More »

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Transmission line issue won’t affect Wild Rose wind development

By Alex Mccuaig on November 22nd, 2014

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig The postponement of transmission lines for a wind energy project south of Medicine Hat won’t have an effect on the Wild Rose wind development, according to NaturEner’s vice-president. But the economic issues that saw the Wild Steer Butte project shelved are affecting the still ongoing plans ... Read More »

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