August 23rd, 2017

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Six more mumps cases in 24 hours

By Gillian Slade on March 10th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade There are now 33 cases of mumps confirmed in the province, representing an increase of six in about the past 24 hours. In Medicine Hat there are 12 cases, six in Calgary and 15 in Edmonton. The first couple of cases in this region, identified in the middle of February, were within ... Read More »

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High School Art Exhibition winners picked

By Tim Kalinowski on March 10th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Medicine Hat College’s One on One Gallery was the stage for this year’s announcement of the High School Art Exhibition contest winners on Thursday. The annual exhibition had more than 60 submissions this year, eclipsing last year’s total of 54. Student works from Crescent Heights, Monsignor McCoy and Medicine Hat High School were ... Read More »

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AHS warning Albertans of B.C. oyster concerns

By Gillian Slade on March 10th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The need to properly cook oysters to reduce an ongoing risk of gastrointestinal illness is being stressed by Alberta Health Services. An investigation continues into illness linked to the consumption of raw oysters from B.C., which was first announced in January. AHS says the outbreak remains active with 40 Albertans experiencing gastrointestinal ... Read More »

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QuitCore will be available in Redcliff as well

By Gillian Slade on March 10th, 2017

Medicine Hat News An AHS quit-smoking program is available in Redcliff. QuitCore is a free, six-week workshop that provides tools to attain a tobacco-free lifestyle. Starting April 6, it will be held Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. in Redcliff Town Hall in the downstairs meeting room, 1-3rd Street NE. Trained cessation professionals will lead the workshop ... Read More »

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More flu deaths in Alberta, but South Zone remains at seven

By Medicine Hat News on March 9th, 2017

While there have been two more influenza deaths across the province, the number of deaths in the South Zone has remained steady at seven since Feb. 9. The number of flu deaths across Alberta this season stands at 49, including a total of seven in the South Zone, says Alberta Health Services. By the middle ... Read More »

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Study shows support for standardized border hours

By Collin Gallant on March 9th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A study of economic potential for the Wild Horse border crossing states an initial step to standardize hours year-round would cost governments “no more” than $500,000, but could save trucking companies more than $1 million annually. The port south of Medicine Hat observes different winter and summer hours, but for decades business and ... Read More »

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Women’s Shelter expands its reach

By Gillian Slade on March 9th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A new outreach office for the women’s shelter was officially opened Wednesday — fittingly on International Women’s Day. The Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society’s new office, in the Ridge Professional Building on Seventh Street SW near the Clarion Hotel, is more visible in the community. “We wanted to have a more visible ... Read More »

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MHC micro-grid a step toward renewable future

By Tim Kalinowski on March 9th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Medicine Hat College is preparing to take the next step toward building a greater renewable energy future for southeast Alberta by installing its brand new Community Renewable Energy Micro-Grid Demonstration Project (CREMDP) later this year. “With this micro-grid, we will have the ability to have companies come on and test their renewable energy ... Read More »

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Sentencing again delayed for man who stole from Redcliff school

By Tim Kalinowski on March 9th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A sentencing hearing for Scott Schuett, the man who stole funds from a Redcliff school program, was delayed again Wednesday until March 27. Schuett was originally scheduled to be sentenced in September, but his sentencing has been pushed back several times. Schuett was charged with two counts of theft over $5,000 in ... Read More »

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UPDATED: Mumps cases now at 12 in Medicine Hat

By Gillian Slade on March 9th, 2017

There are now 33 cases of mumps confirmed in the province representing an increase of six in the last 24 hours. In Medicine Hat there are 12 cases, six in Calgary and 15 in Edmonton. ——————— The number of confirmed cases of mumps has jumped from 27 to 30 in the last 24 hours, with ... Read More »

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