February 19th, 2018

Local News

Dog goes missing from truck

By Mo Cranker on February 19th, 2018

Medicine Hat News An 83-year-old man is has been without his best friend Snooky for almost a week now, after the dog went missing Tuesday from his truck at the Family Leisure Centre. After taking the dog for a walk, the man left the animal in his truck to grab a drink of water from ... Read More »

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Getting into the Olympic spirit

By Mo Cranker on February 19th, 2018

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker It was a day of fun activities and bonding for the city’s three cadet groups, as they held their first-ever Tri-Service Olympics. The day was designed around bringing Medicine Hat’s air, army and sea cadets to play some games together, and to learn different skills as a group. “Today we’re trying out a ... Read More »

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Events Calendar

By Medicine Hat News on February 19th, 2018

Feb. 19 — Family Day Celebrations, Police Point Park Nature Centre, 11 a.m.-4 pm. Feb. 20 — Stitching in the Afternoon, MH Public Library, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 20 — Movie “Despicable Me,” MH Public Library, 2 p.m. Feb. 20 — Easiest Book Club Ever!, MH Public Library, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 20 — Colouring, MH Public ... Read More »

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Spitz done in southern Alberta

By Collin Gallant on February 17th, 2018

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The sun will set on Spitz — the southern Alberta success story that grew into a nationally known sunflower seed snack, and as a business in Bow Island was bought out by a global snackfood giant 10 years ago. On Thursday, owner PepsiCo informed more than 50 employees at the Bow Island processing ... Read More »

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Alberta sets out rules for marijuana sales

By Gillian Slade on February 17th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Provincial officials said Friday they expect 250 retail cannabis stores initially around Alberta when legalization comes into effect this summer. Everyone working in the industry will all have to undergo an extensive background check and training. “We believe that our regulations will strike the right balance,” Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley said Friday ... Read More »

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City centre seeing some growth

By Collin Gallant on February 17th, 2018

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The southside may be the site of new marquee commercial building projects, but new figures suggest the city centre is getting its share as well. About one-third of commercial building, renovation and development permits in 2017 were attached to addresses in the downtown or other mature, central communities — areas typically overshadowed by ... Read More »

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Cannabis not on local greenhouse radar yet

By Gillian Slade on February 17th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Greenhouses may seem to be the ideal growing environment for cannabis but so far local operators are shying away. “Right now there is nobody that I know of that is looking into this in Medicine Hat,” said Alberta Cramer, owner Rollin Acres greenhouses, located off South Boundary Road. “Will somebody do it ... Read More »

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CCDA cancels car show, chalk festival

By Mo Cranker on February 17th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The City Centre Development Agency board of directors has decided to discontinue the annual Chalk Art Festival and Downtown Car Show events. The group sent out a press release Friday announcing the cancellations, also giving reasoning behind the decisions. “The Downtown Car Show was temporarily cancelled last year in an effort to ... Read More »

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City notebook: Planners take the heat but didn’t invent the kitchen

By Collin Gallant on February 17th, 2018

Albertans in general aren’t happy with the City of Burnaby stepping in to deny permits for the Trans Mountain pipeline. It’s got every known politician up in arms one way or another. And has most pundits mulling whether it’s a constitutional crisis. Perhaps less so, but the issue must be stuck in the craw of ... Read More »

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Cash bail for man arrested in possession of stolen truck, snowmobile, merchandise

By Peggy Revell on February 17th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Five-hundred dollars cash bail was granted Thursday for a Medicine Hat man arrested while in possession of a stolen truck, snowmobile and accused of stealing from a dollar store in Brooks. It’s alleged the Brooks RCMP received a call from a dollar store Jan. 29 over two individuals stealing items. They arrived after ... Read More »

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