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SD 76 enrolment about what it had expected

By Charles Lefebvre on September 24th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Enrolment for SD 76 for 2016/17 is currently on par with projections from the previous school year, the board learned Tuesday. Superintendent Mark Davidson told the board there are 7,090 students enrolled in kindergarten to Grade 12 in the division according to a preliminary count on Tuesday. Davidson added there are another 200 ... Read More »

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Vital Signs release date Oct. 6

By Charles Lefebvre on September 24th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre The Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta is about to get get Medicine Hat talking again, as the organization releases its annual Vital Signs report Oct. 6. “The Community Foundations of Canada set that date for us,” said community leadership committee chair Warren Stark. “It worked out good this year. We had a really ... Read More »

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Nominations for MHC’s Business Person of the Year award open

By Charles Lefebvre on September 24th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat College has opened up the nomination process for its Business Person of the Year award. The award, handed out yearly at the college’s Connecting Students to Business Dinner, is awarded to an individual who resides or operates a business in southern Alberta, who demonstrates character and integrity through their success, ... Read More »

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$50K grant for food bank

By Mo Cranker on September 24th, 2016

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat and District Food Bank announced Thursday it has received a $50,000 grant from Community Food Centres Canada as part of its Good Food Organizations. “We’re very excited to be partnered with the CFCC,” said co-executive director Celina Symmonds. “The money will help us build our capacity and allow us ... Read More »

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Swallowing device for stroke patients now available at MHRH

By Gillian Slade on September 24th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade Stroke patients may have an increased risk of choking, and a tool to assess that risk is now available at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. A test called a Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) assessment involves a flexible tube that has a camera on the end. When this goes down the patient’s throat ... Read More »

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Students pour into the Flats for fourth annual run

By Mo Cranker on September 24th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Elm Street School held its fourth annual River Flats Run Friday morning with approximately 1,500 students in attendance. The race is held in partnership with the YMCA as part of its Get Active program, aimed at keeping kids active during lunch and after school hours. Elm Street principal Katrina Corbett said approximately ... Read More »

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Legacy Giving: Investing in the future of MHC students and the world

By Peggy Revell on September 24th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Breaking down the barriers so students can succeed — it’s what the newly established Pathways Student Life Enhancement Fund for Medicine Hat College is all about. “It’s really investing in the future of our students, it’s really just investing in the future of our world —that’s exactly the purpose of our fund, ... Read More »

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Legacy Giving: Esplanade exhibit reached full potential thanks to gift

By Mo Cranker on September 24th, 2016

Medicine Hat News To the Esplanade’s museum, a donation helps create exhibits that meet their full potential, without cutting corners. Recently, during the planning of the museum’s last exhibit, “Salute! Neighbours for 75 years,” the museum received a gift from the estate of Gwendolyn Borah, who was just one year shy of her 100th birthday, ... Read More »

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Saturday BBQ at M&M supports MS Society

By Mo Cranker on September 24th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat’s M&M Meat Shop is holding a charity barbecue today in support of the Multiple Sculorosis Society of Canada. The event is running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the store’s location of 2201 13th Ave. SE. Those who donate will receive a hamburger in return... Read More »

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Curriculum introduced to teach kids about tobacco risks

By Mo Cranker on September 24th, 2016

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Alberta Health Services announced Thursday that teachers of Grade 4, 5 and 6 classrooms will have access to new anti-tobacco resources to help teach the risks of tobacco use to children. The new curriculum, created in conjunction with the University of Lethbridge, has been updated with the latest statistics and facts surrounding the ... Read More »

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