October 18th, 2017

Local News

Walsh firefighter, James Hargrave loses life battling wildfire

By 40 Mile Commentator on October 18th, 2017

There has been a line-of-duty death related to the wildfire north of Hilda. Cypress County confirmed the death on Wednesday. “It is with deep sadness that Cypress County confirms that James Hargrave, a firefighter with the Walsh Fire Station has passed away in the line of duty. James was very community minded and joined the ... Read More »

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City cleaning up after windstorm, more than 2,000 addresses without power

By Collin Gallant on October 18th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The city is still cleaning up on Wednesday morning after a massive wind storm swept through the city, knocking down trees, cutting power and sparking fires on Tuesday. A local state of emergency was enacted at 10 p.m. after crews began monitoring heavy wind gusts in the afternoon and opened the city’s emergency ... Read More »

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Wildfire north of Hilda is out

By Medicine Hat News on October 18th, 2017

The wildfire that raged north of Hilda beginning on Tuesday afternoon and continued into Wednesday morning has been put out. Alberta Emergency Alert updated the situation just after 9 a.m. Wednesday. Electric and gas utility companies are in the area to ensure its safety. The evacuation order issued yesterday remains in effect and Cypress County ... Read More »

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Farms and cattle destroyed as crews battled fast-moving grassfires Tuesday

By Tim Kalinowski on October 18th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal At least four farms were confirmed lost in the fierce wildfire which burned through Hilda country last night. Driven by gale force winds the scale of the disaster is incalculable, said Cypress County deputy fire chief John McBain just before press time last night. “I can’t even say how many farms have been ... Read More »

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City declares state of emergency during wind storm

By Tim Kalinowski on October 18th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal A local state of emergency was declared in Medicine Hat and the Emergency Operations Centre opened after a ferocious windstorm whipped through the city felling large trees and downing power lines Tuesday evening. Almost like a prairie hurricane, the sustained winds forced emergency personnel and city workers to continue their efforts through the ... Read More »

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Several areas evacuated as fires rage on near Hilda

By Justin Seward on October 18th, 2017

Cypress Courier Local fire crews were called into action at 1 p.m. on Tuesday to tackle a wildfire that broke out northeast of Hilda and spread right into Burstall. The fire began around Twp Rd 180 and worked its way right around the small Saskatchewan town’s outskirts. RCMP shut down Highway 41 in both directions ... Read More »

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Several flu clinics available in coming weeks

By Gillian Slade on October 18th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Influenza immunizations will be available at Alberta Health Services clinics within a week and there is Flu-Lapalooza specifically aimed at young families, with a jumping castle for children, games and dental checks. On Oct. 24 from 1-6 p.m. immunizations begin at the adult resource fair at the Stampede Grounds Cypress Centre. In ... Read More »

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Man arrested in Operation Suppression pleads not guilty to charges

By Peggy Revell on October 18th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Not-guilty pleas were entered Tuesday by a man facing multiple drug trafficking charges following Medicine Hat Police Services’ Operation “Suppression.” David Aaron Greenwood appeared before the Medicine Hat court by closed-circuit TV from the remand centre, with his defence counsel entering the pleas on his behalf. The next appearance was set for Oct. ... Read More »

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New Tim Hortons already open at Strachan Corner

By Gillian Slade on October 18th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The new Tim Hortons at Strachan Corner is already open for business while construction continues on many other buildings on site. Construction of a 7-Eleven, gas bar and car wash on the corner closest to Staples is on track with the building to be handed over at the end of October, said ... Read More »

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APEX receives $50,000 from accountants group

By Jeremy Appel on October 18th, 2017

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel The Medicine Hat branch of JMH Chartered and Professional Accountants on Tuesday presented a $50,000 cheque to APEX Southeast Alberta Regional Innovation Network, which supports local entrepreneurs, for its new Business Challenge. APEX is a partnership between Alberta Innovates, Medicine Hat College and Community Futures Entre Corp. Tracy Stroud, manager of business development ... Read More »

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