April 23rd, 2014

Local News

For the love of the team, Sideshow runs again

By Sean Rooney on April 23rd, 2014

srooney@medicinehatnews.comMedicine Hat’s old arena burned to the ground the day of Jim Hall’s ninth birthday.A year later he took a ride in an earth mover digging the hole for the new one.Last night, with a new home for the Medicine Hat Tigers nary 18 months away from its ... Read More »

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Flood uncertainty, subsidy add to tax bills

By Collin Gallant on April 23rd, 2014

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantA budget amendment that adds one per cent to this year’s property tax bill is a contingency to cover the possibility of new commercial property appeals and uncertainty about how flooding affected local property values.Combined with off-site levy subsidies passed earlier this term, the difference nearly equals ... Read More »

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Council makes small budgets changes

By Collin Gallant on April 23rd, 2014

Medicine Hat News Minor budget amendments added about 1 per cent to an overall rise to property tax passed Monday night. Taxes will increase 3.6 per cent for homeowners and 5.3 per cent for business owners after the 2014 Tax Bylaw was approved with amendments to update two-year-old ... Read More »

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Same-sex/pre-marital clause exists after all

By Peggy Revell on April 23rd, 2014

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Legal steps are being looked into by Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education over contracts that can be terminated should employees be in same-sex or common-law relationships outside of the “traditional Catholic Church definition.” As originally reported by the News on April 19, local school divisions ... Read More »

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Overpass concrete pour could start this week

By Gillian Slade on April 23rd, 2014

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade One glance at the Dunmore Road overpass construction reveals careful carpentry skills to prepare a structure for the concrete pour that is expected to take place within a matter of days, says Alberta Transport. “The west-bound bridge is scheduled for the concrete deck pour on Thursday ... Read More »

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Statistics show more and more reading newspapers

By Medicine Hat News on April 23rd, 2014

Medicine Hat News Newspaper readership remains strong across the country. That’s the finding of the 2013 Readership Study, released Tuesday by NADbank. The study found that more than 75 per cent of Canadians read newspaper content each week, across a variety of platforms. The results show “newspapers continue ... Read More »

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Accused denies all allegations in family sex assault trial

By Alex Mccuaig on April 23rd, 2014

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig The man accused of sexually assaulting his daughter and raping his sister-in-law took the stand in his own defence Tuesday, categorically denying the first offence and testifying the second was consensual. The now 62-year-old told the Medicine Hat Queen’s Bench jury said, “those events never happened,” ... Read More »

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