October 23rd, 2017

Local News

Man on AISH spends months battling collections over ambulance bill

By Gillian Slade on October 21st, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Alberta Health Services collections department put a Medicine Hat quadriplegic through months of financial terror over a $385 ambulance bill before withdrawing the bill Friday. Sean Macoon, 44, uses an electronic wheelchair, lives in a local group home and gains his only income from AISH. Court action was threatened Aug. 8 and ... Read More »

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News looking for stories to feature for Remembrance Day

By Gillian Slade on October 21st, 2017

Medicine Hat News As Remembrance Day approaches, the News is looking for people willing to share their personal stories. If you served during the Second World War or any war since, we would appreciate hearing from you. If a relative of yours, who has passed on, has an interesting record of service, it may also ... Read More »

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Hat schools rank low in provincial PATs

By Tim Kalinowski on October 21st, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal According to the Fraser Institute’s annual report card on Alberta schools, Medicine Hat schools rank in the lower percentile of achievement on Provincial Achievement Tests, and have been trending downward over the past five years. According to the report card, on the elementary side, CAPE Charter School ranks the best at 201st out ... Read More »

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Women’s Shelter partners with CFSA for wills and estates clinic

By Jeremy Appel on October 21st, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society and Community Foundastion of Southeastern Alberta are collaborating to offer a free wills and estates clinic on Thursday night. The event will occur at Chinook Village’s Terrace Room, with doors opening at 6 p.m., and three presentations from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Michael Dolan, a lawyer with Courtyard ... Read More »

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Most popular local stories Oct. 13-19

By Medicine Hat News on October 20th, 2017

A devastating and it turns out tragic wildfire in the northern part of Cypress County dominated headlines not just in our neck of the woods but all over Alberta this week. So it comes as no surprise our coverage of the fire dominates our list of the most popular local stories this week. Only one ... Read More »

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Memorial service for James Hargrave announced

By Medicine Hat News on October 20th, 2017

A memorial for James Hargrave, a rancher from the Walsh area who passed away on Tuesday after helping to fight a fire near Hilda and Burstall, will be held Friday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. at Holy Family Parish, 1451 Strachan Rd. SE. A reception will follow at the Cypress Centre at the Stampede grounds. ... Read More »

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Two banks robbed in Medicine Hat in two days

By Medicine Hat News on October 20th, 2017

Medicine Hat police believe a pair of bank robberies on Thursday and Friday are related. Just before 7 p.m Thursday, Oct. 19 a man walked away from a robbery at the Royal Bank at 2901 13th Avenue SE in Medicine Hat with an undisclosed amount of cash. Medicine Hat police responded to the incident but ... Read More »

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EBC releases final recommendations that split Hat into two urban-rural ridings

By Collin Gallant on October 20th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant If you live in downtown Medicine Hat, your votes could be counted alongside those from Bassano and Brooks in the next provincial election. South of that, and you could be in the redrawn riding of Cypress-Medicine Hat. That’s the recommendation in the final report of the Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission, which presented a ... Read More »

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State of emergency was right call at the time, mayor says

By Collin Gallant on October 20th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The city was better safe than sorry, says Mayor Ted Clugston, who less than 24 hours off his re-election victory signed a state of local emergency order to better co-ordinate a response to Tuesday’s windstorm. Though that extraordinary order elapsed within another 24 hours — city departments are working internally to clean up ... Read More »

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Nominations open for Alberta’s Great Kids Award

By Jeremy Appel on October 20th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Government of Alberta is accepting nominations for the Great Kids Award for youth leaders aged five to 18. The award recognizes children who make a difference in their community while facing challenges, whether it’s dealing with a physical or mental illness, standing up to a bully or managing difficulties at home. ... Read More »

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