August 24th, 2016

Local News

Wildfires add $527M to deficit

By Gillian Slade on August 24th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The Fort McMurray wildfire is behind an increase to Alberta’s projected deficit by more than $500 million, says the government. Finance Minister Joe Ceci revised the government’s projected deficit to almost $11 billion on Tuesday in his first-quarter update. That is up from $10.4 million, an increase of $527 million over the ... Read More »

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Emergency alert system launches this fall

By Collin Gallant on August 24th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A new system to warn Hatters and other southeast Albertans of impending disaster by phone, email and text message will be launched this fall. Emergency planners say its success depends on residents taking the initiative to sign up for the alert system known as “Notify Me Now.” Shortly after the 2013 flood, the ... Read More »

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School zone rules change Sept. 1

By Charles Lefebvre on August 24th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Medicine Hat motorists will have to keep their eyes on the road and their foot off the gas for a little longer in areas of the city next month. Starting Sept. 1, all school and playground zones in the city limits will be in effect between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 9 ... Read More »

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Farmers’ Almanac predicts cold, snowy winter

By Medicine Hat News on August 24th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Brace yourselves, Medicine Hat. Winter is coming. And it’s likely not going to be the mild winter of 2015/2016, either. The Canadian Farmers’ Almanac released its long-range winter forecast for 2016/2017 on Aug. 14, revealing the prairie provinces should expect snow and a cold winter this year. “We are saying freezing cold ... Read More »

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Delmas’ request to withdraw guilty pleas denied

By Peggy Revell on August 24th, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A Medicine Hat man with multiple sexual assault convictions was denied his application to withdraw guilty pleas on more charges. “He, in my mind, entered the plea voluntarily,” said Judge Eric Brooks Tuesday, about Michael Christopher Delmas who was charged in April 2015 with two counts of sexual assault. Delmas entered guilty pleas ... Read More »

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Young woman gets bail, but also a stern warning from the judge

By Peggy Revell on August 24th, 2016

Medicine Hat News A woman who fled from police over the weekend was granted bail Tuesday. Jordan Ens, 21, was charged with two counts of failure to stop vehicle and evading police, possession of weapons dangerous, break-in tools, two charges of possessing stolen property, three charges of possession of substances, and failure to comply with ... Read More »

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Bail denied for alleged drug trafficker, charges piling up

By Peggy Revell on August 24th, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Bail was denied for a Medicine Hat man arrested last week over allegations of drug trafficking. Wayne Shrubsall, 44, appeared before the court Tuesday after being charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine, possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of stolen property, three counts of breach ... Read More »

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City nears completion of storm drain outfall replacements

By Collin Gallant on August 24th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Medicine Hat is down to the short strokes when it comes to replacing storm sewer drains that backed up and caused widespread damage in 2013. Contracted crews working for the city are working eastward on the Seven Persons Creek this week, marking one of the final stretches in the program. “There are four ... Read More »

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News, Medicine Hat Tigers announce their annual scholarship winners

By Charles Lefebvre on August 24th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre A pair of local students will be starting their fall semesters will a little extra money in their pocket, courtesy of the Medicine Hat Tigers and the Medicine Hat News. Marshall Henderson and Sydney Martin each received a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by the Tigers and the News for the upcoming academic year. Marshall ... Read More »

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MHC partners with economic agencies in a new area marketing strategy

By Peggy Revell on August 24th, 2016

Medicine Hat News A marketing strategy for the village of Glenwood will be developed as part of a pilot project in a partnership with the Medicine Hat College, the Alberta Rural Development Network, JMH & CO and Glenwood & District Economic Development Society. “This pilot project is a natural next step forward in the business ... Read More »

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