June 29th, 2017

Local News

Catholic division parents will enjoy extra fee savings for upcoming school year

By Tim Kalinowski on June 29th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education secretary/treasurer Greg MacPherson says the division has gone above and beyond what was expected in the provincial government’s Bill 1 to get reduced school fees for local parents. “We are taking some significant steps to make life easier for parents,” MacPherson told trustees at a special board ... Read More »

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Movement disorder neurologist will speak at Parkinson’s event in August

By Gillian Slade on June 29th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Dr. Scott Kraft, neurologist from the Movement Disorder Program in Calgary, will be in Medicine Hat to speak at a Parkinson’s education event Aug. 22 at 5 p.m. The presentation will be at The Elks Lodge, 305 Third St. NW. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and there will be a silver ... Read More »

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Ward 4 in Cypress County will have some competition

By Tim Kalinowski on June 29th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Robin Kurpjuweit has declared his intention to run for the Ward 4 Longfellow councillor position in this fall’s municipal election in Cypress County. The seat is currently held by longtime Coun. Garry Lentz. “I am politically wired, and like to be involved in what’s happening,” admits Kurpjuweit. “I tend to get myself into ... Read More »

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Accused in November Crescent Heights homicide to go straight to trial

By Medicine Hat News on June 28th, 2017

A preliminary hearing has been waived by a Medicine Hat man charged with second-degree murder over a November homicide in Crescent Heights, with the case to head directly to trial. An arraignment date of Aug. 11 was set Wednesday for Aaron Raj Anand-Ford, so that pleas can be entered and a trial date set. Anand-Ford ... Read More »

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Larger FLC a gem, so what’s next?

By Collin Gallant on June 28th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The Family Leisure Centre expansion has been well-received by the general public, which is increasingly taking advantage of new space, according to an update this week. However, almost six years after the $36-million project was first envisioned, one city councillor is wondering how the city will plan for its next long-term project. Administrators ... Read More »

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Fair Entry pass applications approved

By Collin Gallant on June 28th, 2017

Medicine Hat News About 85 “Fair Entry” pass application have been approved, according to commissioner Karen Charlton. The program discounts entry at some city facilities if low income or other circumstances are met. It was created to offset increases for some of council approved general increase in admission fees as a strategy to better makeup ... Read More »

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Local officials tout NDP’s income adjustment to qualify for subsidized housing

By Collin Gallant on June 28th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Local housing advocates are applauding a move by the province to adjust income levels for those who can access subsidized housing in the province. Welcome, as well, is a new concentration on supportive living spaces — wherein on-site social workers or councillors work with tenants on health and addiction issues, or other reasons ... Read More »

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Donation will help build city’s largest playground

By Tim Kalinowski on June 28th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Dr. Ken Sauer Elementary School is expressing its appreciation to Davis GMC Buick for the company’s donation of $50,000 toward a new playground, which should be the largest and most inclusive school playground in the city when completed later this fall. “It’s such a generous donation,” says principal Jason Peters. “It will have ... Read More »

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Alberta Works nearly bused homeless to Calgary

By Gillian Slade on June 28th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A government solution to bus Medicine Hat’s homeless to Calgary for the night when the local shelter could not open due to a power failure was “crazy,” says one of the people affected. “Although homeless shelters do provide accommodation, they are more than just a bed to sleep in, and often provide ... Read More »

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Catholic division projects small deficit budget for 2017/18

By Tim Kalinowski on June 28th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education trustees approved the school district’s 2017/18 budget at a special meeting Tuesday night. MHCBE will have a projected deficit of $204,982, a lot better than previously estimated. Most of this total is a result of an estimated decline in enrolment of 54 students, and the loss of ... Read More »

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