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Landfill spending delay relies on triple partnership

By Collin Gallant on November 25th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The City of Medicine Hat may soon make a huge move toward diverting more recyclable material from its landfill, and it might be a regional effort. Along with a mid-point report on the city’s 10-year solid waste strategy, Thursday’s meeting of the utility committee heard the city, Cypress County and Town of Redcliff ... Read More »

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Seniors Centre Development information session Monday

By Medicine Hat News on November 25th, 2016

Medicine Hat News The City of Medicine Hat is hosting an information session about the Seniors Centre Development on Monday. The floor and site plans for the Veiner Centre and Strathcona Centre will be made available for viewing at the open house at the Strathcona Centre. Architecture consultants from FWBA and city staff will be ... Read More »

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End of the year before hospital departments move in

By Gillian Slade on November 25th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The hospital’s new wing will not be ready for departments to move into until the end of the year, says Alberta Infrastructure. The suggestion in mid September that the hospital would be ready within a few weeks was overly optimistic. “We are in the final stages of building commissioning of the mechanical ... Read More »

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Curbside recycling years away if OK’d

By Collin Gallant on November 25th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Hatters will have to wait two weeks to hear if new recycling options are coming to a curbside near them, and then perhaps several years before pickups begin. Last spring council asked the solid waste utility to develop options for home pickup of cardboard. Administrators said Thursday that recycling typically hits a ... Read More »

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Parents group will have petition appeal heard in March

By Charles Lefebvre on November 25th, 2016

Medicine Hat News An appeal regarding a parent’s petition rejected by SD76 will be heard in court next year. On Thursday, the Court of Queen’s Bench set a date of March 17 for an appeal hearing into the rejection of a petition submitted by a group of parents to SD76. The signatories of the petition ... Read More »

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Nurses at hospital lauded after care

By Gillian Slade on November 25th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Patients come and go in a hospital but one returned on Wednesday to thank the nurses who cared for him. The nursing care Dwayne Myers said he received in Five West at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital after emergency surgery was “outstanding.” Myers describes Fran Lambert, RN for more than 28 years, as ... Read More »

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Three years for selling cocaine

By Peggy Revell on November 25th, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A Medicine Hat man was given a three-year jail sentence for trafficking cocaine. Sterling Robert Caines, 30, entered guilty pleas Thursday to two counts of trafficking the drug, alongside guilty pleas to other various breaches. According to the agreed statement of facts, Caines was on probation when Medicine Hat police received information that ... Read More »

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Third annual Horse Expo this weekend at Cypress Centre

By Charles Lefebvre on November 25th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Equine enthusiasts in the city and region will pack the Cypress Centre this weekend to learn the latest techniques in horsemanship to improve their skills as the third annual Medicine Hat Horse Expo and Country Christmas Trade Show runs this weekend. “It’s certainly gotten bigger since we first started,” said show promoter Ron ... Read More »

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Prelim hearing will go regardless of counsel situation

By Peggy Revell on November 25th, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell The preliminary hearing for a Medicine Hat man facing robbery charges is set to go ahead — whether he has a lawyer or not. Cameron Verpy made a brief court appearance Thursday, with his Legal Aid-appointed defence lawyer, Sarah Lewans, being granted a request to withdraw his counsel due to a breakdown in ... Read More »

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Demolition at Redcliff Pressed Brick Plant necessary for redevelopment, owners say

By Collin Gallant on November 25th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Work to demolish most of the Redcliff Pressed Brick Plant took many townspeople by surprise this week, though the company that owns the site says structures have to come down to ensure safety and see a redevelopment of the site begin. Malcolm Sissons of the I-XL group told the News on Thursday ... Read More »

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