April 28th, 2017

Local News

Sale poises city for the future: officials

By Collin Gallant on April 28th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The Gas City is not immune to challenges in the natural gas sector, say members of Medicine Hat’s city council. Elected representatives restated Thursday that a major divestiture of city-owned wells leaves the energy company in better shape for the future after years of low profits and rising estimates to abandon its aging ... Read More »

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Couple saves preschool after seeing plea for help

By Tim Kalinowski on April 28th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal A pair of angel investors have bought the old Riverside Scout Hall, and have further agreed to extend a long-term lease to the non-profit Medicine Hat Community Preschool. The preschool had approached the News earlier this year with the hopes of finding a new location in the city after its lease ran out ... Read More »

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S. Railway redo underway with budget leeway

By Collin Gallant on April 28th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The first phase of a major remake of South Railway Street is underway beneath Scholten Hill, and it appears there is room in the budget to handle whatever the old road throws at construction crews and engineers. City planning staff have said replacing underground water and sewer infrastructure as well as road base ... Read More »

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Murder accused will have preliminary hearing set on May 11

By Peggy Revell on April 28th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell One of two men facing second-degree murder charges over a New Year’s Eve homicide will be heading to a preliminary hearing. Defence counsel for Luke Boxell appeared in Medicine Hat Court Thursday to request an adjournment to May 11, at which point a date for the preliminary hearing will be set. Boxell, alongside ... Read More »

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No monetary increases in ATA agreement

By Tim Kalinowski on April 28th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Alberta Teachers Associations’ president Mark Ramsankar is confirming the ATA’s bargaining unit has agreed in contract talks to a two-year wage freeze, subject to ratification by the membership. “There’s no compensation increase in this round,” Ramsankar told the News on Thursday. “Teachers understand where we are (with the provincial economy), and the main ... Read More »

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MLA Wanner’s office moves back to Fourth Street after water damage repairs

By Collin Gallant on April 28th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Months after broken pipes caused flood damage, the office of MLA Bob Wanner reopened Thursday afternoon. The office, at 537 Fourth Ave. SE, is located in remodelled street-level offices at the former Towne Theatre in the downtown core. In December, a broken sprinkler system on the top floor sent water into six ... Read More »

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Powerline upgrades will involve explosive devices starting May 1

By Peggy Revell on April 28th, 2017

Medicine Hat News As part of the Electric Transmission System upgrade work, City of Medicine Hat’s contractor Forbes Bros Ltd. will be performing powerline construction work involving the use of explosives throughout the month of May. The explosions will occur in the air, generating heat and compression, which enables lines to connect. Work on these ... Read More »

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Alberta Bike Swap Friday at Cypress Centre

By Mo Cranker on April 28th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Alberta Bike Swap will be held Friday at the Cypress Centre Field from 4-8 p.m., giving people one afternoon to buy or sell their bikes, or donate to the non-profit Alberta Bike Swap. According to the Alberta Bike Swap website, the swaps were founded by Chris and Laura Grant around 2011 ... Read More »

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Road construction could cause minor issues for Day of Mourning attendees

By Collin Gallant on April 28th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Organizers of a ceremony to mark the Day of Mourning for workplace deaths and injuries are reminding the public and attendees to be aware of road construction in the area. The annual ceremony will take place Friday at 11 a.m. at the city’s arboretum, near the bottom of Scholten Hill, where a ... Read More »

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Praxis celebrates 25 years boosting science in southeast Alberta

By Tim Kalinowski on April 28th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Praxis is holding a special 25th anniversary party today at Medicine Hat College, and everyone is invited. “Praxis is celebrating our 25th anniversary of working with educators here in southeast Alberta,” explains Praxis senior scientific consultant Patty Rooks. “We are bringing the Tornado Hunters, specifically Chris Chittick, to Medicine Hat. And throughout ... Read More »

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