March 21st, 2018

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Evacuation alert could be precursor as fire to swing Waterton’s way any day

By None on September 7th, 2017

Ian Martens & Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald WATERTON Residents in the Waterton townsite were told Wednesday “we are confident that there is a sufficient enough risk to put you on alert and ask you to be ready to go when we need you to go.” These were the words from Ifan Thomas, superintendent at Waterton ... Read More »

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#Dominicstrong event will raise money for Alberta Children’s Hospital

By Medicine Hat News on September 7th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Dominic Rooney played the mini-golf course at Hooplas Family Entertainment Centre once in his short life. This Sunday, from 5-7 p.m., a special tournament will take place there in his honour. The #Dominicstrong charity event at Hooplas is in its third year but this is the first time it’s been organized as ... Read More »

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Province funds dementia program

By Gillian Slade on September 7th, 2017  @MHNGillianSlade A program to help recognize the needs of those affected by dementia received provincial funding on Wednesday. The new dementia-friendly pilot project is starting in Calgary and Okotoks through the Brenda Strafford Foundation. Training will be provided for local businesses, including ATB Financial staff, on how to recognize signs of confusion or ... Read More »

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City plans for helium prospect wells this fall

By Collin Gallant on September 6th, 2017 @CollinGallant Senior officials with the City of Medicine Hat are disputing a report that states it has found “a gusher” of helium, but confirm plans to add the valuable industrial chemical to its energy business model. The report, which appeared Wednesday under a large headline on the Medicine Hat News front page, states that ... Read More »

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Adjustment period needed for transit changes

By Gillian Slade on September 6th, 2017  @MHNGillianSlade Buses were running 10 to 15 minutes late as new transit routes began operating Tuesday. “It’s not bad,” said Ursula Pinson, admitting it was going to take time to understand the changes. Gladys Huntington said another trip and she’d probably feel comfortable with it all. Both women said they’d already worked the ... Read More »

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It’s a gusher! City finds helium, will seek partners for refinery in Medicine Hat

By Collin Gallant on September 6th, 2017 @CollinGallant Medicine Hat’s foray into oil exploration has netted a bonanza of gas, but not the kind you may think. Sources first told the News earlier this year that ongoing drilling at a city play in west-central Saskatchewan was resulting in high levels of helium. The naturally occurring element that forms deep underground is ... Read More »

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Council asks for further tweaking of transit

By Collin Gallant on September 6th, 2017 @CollinGallant Council members have again asked administrators to tweak the new transit system, voting 9-0 Tuesday asking staff to smooth disruptions and possibly present a budget amendment “if needed” to make it happen. That follows a similar motion in August and weeks of bad publicity about rerouting that debuted Tuesday. Councillor Julie Friesen made ... Read More »

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Hat students head back to class

By Medicine Hat News on September 6th, 2017 @MHNTimKal Students all over the city were dusting off the cobwebs as they got set for another exciting school year ahead. At St. Francis Xavier, students milled excitedly about the halls, speaking loudly with friends sharing all the summer news and trying to figure out all course requirements and routines for the year ahead. ... Read More »

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Jail time followed by probation for Brooks man who sold cocaine to undercover cop

By Peggy Revell on September 6th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A six-month sentence with 18 months probation was handed down to a Brooks man, who sold cocaine to an undercover police officer. Valera Plaksin entered guilty pleas at the Medicine Hat Courthouse Tuesday to two counts of trafficking a controlled substance. Plaksin was arrested in June after informant told police there were ... Read More »

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Man accused of hospital parking lot robbery pleads not guilty will go to trial

By Peggy Revell on September 6th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The case of man accused of a hospital parking lot robbery will be heading to trial. Defence counsel for Jesse Leckner entered not-guilty pleas Tuesday in Medicine Hat court so a trial date could be set down. The 26-year-old man has been charged with robbery, possession of a weapon, possession of stolen ... Read More »

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