October 21st, 2014

Local News

MLAs question AHS lab contract

By Gillian Slade on October 21st, 2014

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSladeRegardless of whether private international company Sonic ends up playing a role in lab services in the South Zone, the process has been very strange, says a local MLA.“It strikes me as very odd. The government is scrambling and the whole idea is not open and transparent,” ... Read More »

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Chamber wants council help luring a better local economy

By Collin Gallant on October 21st, 2014

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantExactly one year after voters called for action on economic development, the Chamber of Commerce is again asking city council to put together a package of incentives to lure investment and jobs to the city.Received as a letter at Monday’s council meeting, the Chamber says in some ... Read More »

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Man arrested after Monday assault

By Charles Lefebvre on October 21st, 2014

Medicine Hat News A 38-year-old man is in custody following an alleged assault with a weapon on South Railway Street Monday night. At 7:55 p.m., members of the Medicine Hat Police Service and EMS received a call regarding an assault in progress in the 100 block of the ... Read More »

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Police issue public warning over offender

By Medicine Hat News on October 21st, 2014

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat Police Service is issuing a warning regarding Christopher Thomas Paul Langridge, serving a 60-day intermittent sentence following his conviction on breach of probation and a conditional sentence order. The order stemmed from seven convictions of robbery, one conviction of disguise with intent and ... Read More »

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Flu clinic packed from the start, province hopes to vaccinate 2 million

By Gillian Slade on October 21st, 2014

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade Seniors came out in volume and were taking advantage of flu vaccinations on Monday at the first flu clinic of the season combined with a senior’s fair at the Cypress Centre. The vaccine is similar to last year. “We’ve got the H1N1, H3N2 and the B, ... Read More »

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Local’s donation brightens up units at Musasa House

By Charles Lefebvre on October 21st, 2014

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre A local photographer has helped make Musasa House feel like a home for its residents. Elaine Freedman has donated 37 of her photos to the Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society’s second stage shelter. “Elaine and Gerald Freedman have been long-standing supporters of the shelter in many ... Read More »

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Fluctuating gas price taking its toll

By Collin Gallant on October 21st, 2014

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Turbulent North American and world petroleum prices will take some of the steam out of the City of Medicine Hat’s energy profits in 2014, say officials. But they are quick to add that higher prices over the course of the year will brace the division against ... Read More »

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Maple Creek health facility delayed more

By Gillian Slade on October 21st, 2014

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade A further delay on the construction of the Maple Creek hospital and long-term-care facility has now pushed the anticipated opening date into 2015. In July an announcement cited difficulty finding skilled trades people. The anticipated opening date was pushed into mid-November but even that was optimistic. ... Read More »

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More beds for seniors promised by the gov’t

By Gillian Slade on October 21st, 2014

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade An additional 1,200 supportive living beds for seniors has been promised with $120 million in grants for providers under the Affordable Supportive Living Initiative, the government announced Monday. This time the government is not saying how many beds each community qualifies for. They’re asking the bidders ... Read More »

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Foster parenting: a selfless reward

By Peggy Revell on October 21st, 2014

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A love of children is why the McDowall family is one of Medicine Hat’s foster families. “I’ve always felt a calling to be a foster parent,” said Krista McDowall, who alongside husband Scott have been foster parents for almost three years. “We just always love children ... Read More »

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