March 31st, 2015

Local News

Reunited: lost statue returned to Skateboard Association

By Charles Lefebvre on March 31st, 2015

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre A mystery involving the Medicine Hat Skateboard Association’s statue at the Kinsmen Skate Park has recently been solved.When the park’s expansion was completed in September 2013, a steel statue of a skateboard was placed to recognize the people in the community who helped make the park a reality. A month later the statue ... Read More »

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Income tax won’t be the wallet killer

By Collin Gallant on March 31st, 2015

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Tax changes in Alberta mean marginally higher tax bills for high income earners but local accountants say day-to-day charges and a new health levy will hit everyone’s wallet harder and sooner.Those changes come into effect this year while tax increases on salaries over $100,000 are due on money earned this year but payable ... Read More »

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News Analysis: The wild, wild west returns

By Alex Mccuaig on March 31st, 2015

For those playing from home, the scorecard from a wild weekend in Alberta politics looks something like this: One new leader for the opposition Wildrose and one less former leader after Danielle Smith failed to secure her nomination under the PC banner. Two other Wildrose floor-crossers also failed to secure PC nominations while another managed ... Read More »

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Public libraries get additional funding for 2015

By Charles Lefebvre on March 31st, 2015

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre The Shortgrass Library System is cheering at an increase to public library funding present in the 2015 budget.The provincial budget tabled Thursday revealed $36 million for public library services, a $3.5-million increase from the year before.“It was not expected, at best I was hoping for a status-quo budget, at the same level as ... Read More »

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Property tax assessment changed less this year than most others

By Collin Gallant on March 31st, 2015

Medicine Hat News Home and business owners will see increased valuations of their properties in 2015, but taxation officials with the City of Medicine Hat say the current assessment has fewer changes than previous years. The City’s Assessment Office last week began mailing the notices which form the basis of property tax calculations. The total ... Read More »

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Man pleads guilty to involvement in 2013 home invasion

By Alex Mccuaig on March 31st, 2015

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig One of two men charged in connection with a violent home invasion in 2013 entered a guilty plea Monday to conspiracy to commit robbery in connection with the incident. The court heard Adrian Carlson, 33, was involved in a dispute with the victim after police seized a vehicle the man was using in ... Read More »

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College info sessions this week

By Peggy Revell on March 31st, 2015

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat College invites current and prospective students looking to learn more about the college and the opportunities available to them to information evenings. The events will take place at the Brooks campus on April 1, and Medicine Hat April 2. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with presentations occurring throughout the ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat Co-op introduces its new general manager

By Peggy Revell on March 31st, 2015

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell The board of directors for Medicine Hat Co-op Ltd. has announced that Mike Clement will be taking the reins as general manager here. “I’m first of all looking forward to making Medicine Hat our new home, getting involved in the community and leading this Co-op into the future,” said Clement, who has relocated ... Read More »

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$136M allocated for Hat hospital; how much is for expansion is unknown

By Alex Mccuaig on March 31st, 2015

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig The good news from the provincial health care announcement on Monday is Medicine Hat Regional Hospital will be getting more than $136 million over the next three fiscal years under the 2015-20 capital plan. But it is unclear how much of that money will go towards the $240-million hospital expansion project. “Funding will ... Read More »

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Prairie Rose loses deputy superintendent

By Peggy Revell on March 31st, 2015

Medicine Hat NewsDeputy superintendent Brad Volkman will be resigning from the Prairie Rose School Division to become superintendent of the Wild Rose School Division, effective July 31.“(Volkman) and I have worked together in many roles throughout our teaching and administrative careers,” said PRSD superintendent Brian Andjelic in a press release. “I consider Brad both a ... Read More »

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