October 21st, 2017

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A week to heal, a week to reconcile

By Peggy Revell on May 2nd, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Song, warm embraces, and offerings of tobacco and prayers to the sacred fire Monday underneath the Saamis Tepee marked the beginning of healing and reconciliation week. “The purpose of the sacred fire is to bring back ceremony,” said Lance Scout with the Miywasin Friendship Centre, which has organized the week of events that ... Read More »

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City ready to sell another chunk of land

By Collin Gallant on May 2nd, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The hits just keep on coming for the city’s land and properties office and for sizable construction projects in the south end of town. Monday’s city council meeting heard details made public of a conditional sale of 3.73 acres in Southlands for just more than $1 million. It appears a substantial apartment complex ... Read More »

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Tulip ceremony May 11 for Canada’s 150th

By Peggy Revell on May 2nd, 2017

Medicine Hat News With red and white tulips in full bloom, the public is invited to a celebration May 11 to mark Canada’s 150th birthday. Medicine Hat was selected to be one of 150 municipalities to display a 150th Celebration Garden this year, receiving 1,000 red and white tulip bulbs. These bulbs were planted Oct. ... Read More »

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Council rejects rezoning home near hospital for denture clinic

By Collin Gallant on May 2nd, 2017

Medicine Hat News The zoning of a home located across from the main entrance of Medicine Hat Regional Hospital will remain as is after city council rejected an application to set up a denture clinic. Council members voted 6-2 against rezoning the lot on the corner of Fifth Street and Seventh Avenue to a neighbourhood ... Read More »

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Carriage House roof extension to begin at Stampede grounds

By Mo Cranker on May 2nd, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker The Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday to announce a $250,000 roof extension for its Carriage House. The group announced that $100,000 of the money will be given from the Medicine Hat Accommodation Association as a grant, as part of the association’s ongoing legacy projects. Another $85,000 will be ... Read More »

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Power prices dip to a new low

By Collin Gallant on May 2nd, 2017

Medicine Hat News New utility rates for May show the City of Medicine Hat will charge 2.9 cents per kilowatt hour during the month. That’s down only about one-10th of a cent from April, but below the 3 cent mark for the first time in at least five years as demand across the province continues ... Read More »

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PRSD has a full slate of activities planned for Education Week — Learning is a Journey

By Tim Kalinowski on May 2nd, 2017

Medicine Hat News Prairie Rose School Division is kicking off a jam-packed week of activities to celebrate Education Week in Alberta. “Education Week is really important in our world,” says Prairie Rose communications co-ordinator Angela Baron. “It’s the one week of the year that we get to promote anything and everything to do with education.” ... Read More »

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Soggy conditions keeping most Cypress County farmers from seeding

By Tim Kalinowski on May 2nd, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Farmers in Cypress County are having trouble getting started on their seeding due to the late spring moisture. According to Garry Lentz, who farms in the county and is chair of county’s ag. services board, very few have even gotten rolling yet. “I would say there is about 25 per cent of the ... Read More »

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Catholic school board chair happy to hear Sask. government invoke notwithstanding clause over funding of non-Catholic students

By Tim Kalinowski on May 2nd, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education chair Dick Mastel is grateful to the government of Saskatchewan for invoking its notwithstanding clause to push back adoption of a Court of Queen’s Bench ruling, which said last month non-Catholic students shouldn’t be publicly funded in Catholic schools. “It is a very difficult case, as we ... Read More »

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Combining yoga with life’s best medicine turns it all around for local instructor

By Mo Cranker on May 2nd, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker There can never be too much laughter. Hatter Angélique Doyle is trying to help people bring more laughter to their lives, and has introduced a new program in the city called laughter yoga. The exercise hones laughter as well as yoga breathing, and she says it has changed her life. “I’ve said it ... Read More »

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