June 29th, 2017

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Spreading good will and some great meals

By Gillian Slade on January 26th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Every day there are seniors across the city who depend on a nutritious meal being delivered to their home. Meals on Wheels has about 127 clients and for some it means being able to enjoy independent living in their own home when grocery shopping and cooking is not possible. That’s the situation ... Read More »

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Success of Hat’s Housing First program has positive ripple effects through community

By Peggy Revell on January 26th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Fewer arrests and less pressure on the court system — these are some of the spinoff effects being noticed locally due to Medicine Hat’s Housing First Program. “It’s an outstanding program … there’s huge benefits to us as police, and the entire justice system,” said Insp. Brent Secondiak of Medicine Hat Police Service ... Read More »

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Work in community health earns Nicola Gale a ‘Top 30 under 30’ honour

By Tim Kalinowski on January 26th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Medicine Hat resident Nicola Gale has been chosen by the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) as one of its 2017 Top 30 Under 30 for her work in community health. Gale is currently in her fourth year at the University of Alberta in the Pharmacy program. She is also the co-president of ... Read More »

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AHS offering prenatal nutrition workshop

By Medicine Hat News on January 25th, 2017

A prenatal nutrition workshop is available through Alberta Health Services. Pregnant women can register for Healthy Eating for Pregnancy, free of charge. Family members and friends can also attend. A registered dietitian facilitates the two-hour workshop with information about foods that meet prenatal requirements. Participants will learn about prenatal multivitamin/mineral supplements, healthy pregnancy weight gain, ... Read More »

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Firearms charges for man armed with gun inside vehicle

By Medicine Hat News on January 25th, 2017

Several charges for firearm offences were laid Tuesday after police responded to a call regarding a man in crisis who was reportedly armed with a gun inside a vehicle. According to a press release from city police, the man was contacted by phone and was cooperative with police, and was then located in his vehicle ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat getting renewable energy project

By Collin Gallant on January 25th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The City of Medicine Hat’s former chief commissioner is back with a new idea. Bob Nicolay is at the centre of a new renewable energy development partnership between his company, Bluenergy Canada, Medicine Hat College and the City, which he headed as chief commissioner until 1999. The agreement, to erect an array of ... Read More »

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Mixed reaction over city’s use of reserves

By Collin Gallant on January 25th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Medicine Hat’s new city budget uses reserve funds to help stagger tax increases that will eventually replace dwindling energy profits, but several councillors are expressing concern about drawing from the reserves. Mayor Ted Clugston said that combination of cuts and staggered tax increases provided stability to the city operations and taxpayers, and that ... Read More »

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Causes of recent fires ‘undetermined,’ say officials

By Tim Kalinowski on January 25th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal The causes of two recent fires are “undetermined” after investigators could not officially pinpoint any inciting event in either incident. Last Wednesday, fires at Sheer Insanity Monster Trucks in Box Springs and a six-plex on Southlands Blvd. sent local firefighters from the City of Medicine Hat and Cypress County racing. The Box Springs ... Read More »

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Eliminating an eyesore: Old Walmart store being demolished to make way for grocer, other retailers

By Gillian Slade on January 25th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Construction crews have begun the process of demolishing the old Walmart building, making room for a whole new retail hub, says the developer. “We are going to start from scratch,” said Steven McPhee, vice president of Brentwood Developments in Edmonton. “That’s where the Save-On-Foods is going to go.” Demolition and removal of ... Read More »

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‘Drug culture’ life leads to string of thefts

By Peggy Revell on January 25th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Two young Medicine Hat men were sentenced Tuesday to time served for separate strings of thefts throughout 2016. “He’s scrounging, that’s what’s going on,” defence counsel Norm Kelly said about the actions of Shaun Dennis Shaw, adding that the 20-year-old became involved with the local drug culture. “This has been a very sobering ... Read More »

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