February 23rd, 2017

Local News

Mumps cases in city expected to increase

By Gillian Slade on February 22nd, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade An outbreak of mumps in Medicine Hat has so far been contained to six confirmed cases but that number is expected to increase, says Alberta Health Services. “There are more pending. I am expecting that number to grow,” said Dr. Vivien Suttorp, south zone medical officer of health with AHS. “This may ... Read More »

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Council OKs war memorial

By Collin Gallant on February 22nd, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A group of military units, agencies and veterans could have a new First World War monument in place this summer after city council approved a proposal to spell out unit numbers in letters 40-feet tall on City land in the river valley. The Royal United Services Institute has been working quietly for several ... Read More »

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City’s capital spending budget to focus on water and sewer line work

By Collin Gallant on February 22nd, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The recently passed city budget calls for a marked slowdown on capital spending from years passed — equal to about a 50 per cent decrease in terms of municipal building projects. However, utility upkeep and expansions of the city’s gas, power, water and sewer lines will continue, council heard on Tuesday. City council ... Read More »

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Cause of two mid-January fires remain undetermined by officials

By Gillian Slade on February 22nd, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The cause of two recent fires in the area are still undetermined. The end units of a six-plex on Southlands Blvd. have already been demolished due to an extensive fire on Jan. 18, but the cause of the fire is not known. “It was undetermined because of the damage”, said Lance Purcell ... Read More »

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Resident injured in seniors residence fire has died

By Gillian Slade on February 22nd, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The resident who was injured in a fire at Good Samaritan’s seniors residence in Medicine Hat on Jan. 7 has passed away, said the Medicine Hat Fire Service. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the resident’s family first and foremost,” said Julie Williams spokesperson for Good Samaritan Society. An investigation into the ... Read More »

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Rural stewardship forum set to run next month

By Medicine Hat News on February 22nd, 2017

Medicine Hat News There is one week left to register for the Rural Stewardship Educational Forum next month. The South East Alberta Watershed Alliance will host the event March 10 at the Medicine Hat Lodge. The day will be filled with discussion by representatives from government and business on themes from the South Saskatchewan Regional ... Read More »

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Correction

By Collin Gallant on February 22nd, 2017

Medicine Hat News A recent article in the Medicine Hat News misidentified a local women who provided testimony to a House of Commons committee meeting relating to poverty alleviation. Jeannette Hansen is the executive director of the Miywasin Friendship Centre in Medicine Hat. She testified before the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social ... Read More »

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County finds common ground with co-op over water rights

By Tim Kalinowski on February 22nd, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Cypress County councillors once again discussed what to do about the water needs of the Paramatta Water Co-op at Tuesday’s meeting. At the last meeting, councillors were undecided about whether or not to help pay for about $40,000 worth of studies for the 13 households of the Paramatta subdivision, who have been without ... Read More »

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Drone flight demonstrations over Foremost to be a first for Canada

By Collin Gallant on February 22nd, 2017

Medicine Hat News Drones will fly in Foremost on Friday in what is a first-ever for unmanned aviation in Canada. Officials with the Foremost Aerodrome have announced that a demonstration of two unmanned aircraft will move Canada into “the Drone Age” since the flights will be the first under new federal government certification. The base ... Read More »

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Rural municipalities say census miscounts population numbers

By Tim Kalinowski on February 22nd, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal A few weeks after the latest 2016 Statistics Canada Census dropped, several local municipalities are finding errors in their reported local population numbers. Two communities which have been extremely short-changed by the census, in particular, are Dunmore and Bow Island. The 2016 Census for Dunmore says it grew from 502 in 2011 t0 ... Read More »

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