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Events Calendar July 31-Aug. 6

By Medicine Hat News on July 31st, 2017

July 31 — Family Board Games, MH Public Library, 2-4 p.m. July 31 — Play Guides, FLC Playground, 5:30-6:30 p.m. July 31 — Monoporead, MHPublic Library, 6-8 p.m. July 31 — Summer Tween Night: Videogaming, 7-8:30 p.m., MH PublicLibrary, ages 10-12 Aug. 1 — Monoporead, MH Public Library, 10 a.m. to noon and 1:30-4 p.m. ... Read More »

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Driver crashes into residence

By Mo Cranker on July 31st, 2017

UPDATE: The driver is facing charges of impaired and dangerous driving. Read the updated story here. ———————— Medicine Hat News Approximately $100,000 in damage occurred Saturday night after a driver hit a car, fence and house. Medicine Hat police were out at 10:05 p.m. to respond to a motor vehicle collision at Ross Glen Drive ... Read More »

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Police say Hatters behaved during Stampede week

By Mo Cranker on July 30th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Police Service was not too busy during Stampede week — which is exactly what it was hoping for. “When you put so many people in one place, then add alcohol into the mix, there’s definitely potential for things to go south,” said Sgt. Mike Fischer. “What we saw was, ... Read More »

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Another year, another successful Exhibition & Stampede

By Mo Cranker on July 30th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede has been a tradition in the community for 130 years, and Saturday marked the last day of the 2017 festivities. Over the years, the Stampede has slowly grown into the four-day event it now is, with thousands heading down to the Stampede Grounds each day to ... Read More »

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Driver causes estimated $100,000 worth of damages Saturday night

By Mo Cranker on July 30th, 2017

UPDATE: The driver is facing charges of impaired and dangerous driving. Read the updated story here. ——————— Medicine Hat News One driver has been identified by the Medicine Hat Police Service after causing an approximated $100,000 worth of damages Saturday night. The MHPS was called out at 10:05 p.m. to respond to a motor vehicle ... Read More »

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1,900 cars checked, one person charged after Friday night checkstop

By Mo Cranker on July 29th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Police Service had a busy night Friday, checking more than 1,900 cars in an Alberta Enhanced Checkstop Program at various locations around Medicine Hat. Of the 1,900-plus cars checked, one person was arrested and charged for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and driving with a blood-alcohol content of ... Read More »

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Real estate quagmire

By Gillian Slade on July 29th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade When your bank confirms in writing that your mortgage is approved you should be able to rely on that, says a local real estate agent. Because a B.C. branch of Scotiabank withdrew its mortgage approval six weeks after the approval was received in writing, several people, including a Redcliff woman, have been ... Read More »

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Don’t play games with the heat

By Tim Kalinowski on July 29th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal St. John Ambulance is warning Hatters with temperatures expected to reach 35 C today to take extra precautions to prepare for the heat while attending the Stampede. First aid personnel are already dealing with more instances of heat exhaustion and heat stroke than they have seen in a long time during Stampede week, ... Read More »

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Heat wave leads to power spike across province

By Collin Gallant on July 29th, 2017

Medicine Hat News City power customers approached record usage on Thursday as record heat in Medicine Hat and across most of Alberta sent residents to thermostats to crank up the A/C. Power use across the province spiked to a new record on Thursday as demand rose to 10,852 megawatts — the third time this month ... Read More »

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Finkelman, Medalta go separate ways

By Gillian Slade on July 29th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat News has learned Barry Finkelman is no longer with Medalta. The official word from Medalta is that he is currently on leave. The acting executive director is Aaron Nelson. The News was not able to reach Finkelman on Friday... Read More »

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