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More to sewage costs than figures show

By Collin Gallant on April 21st, 2017

Medicine Hat News A comparison of sewage treatment in Medicine Hat and Lethbridge shows Hatters pay more for the service but local officials say the plant better accounts for costs, which are still below average. The cost to collect and treat 1 million litres of sewage in Medicine Hat is $1,297, according to the Alberta ... Read More »

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In Court: Irvine resident makes first court appearance

By Peggy Revell on April 21st, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell One of two people arrested after police seized a cache of firearms at an Irvine residence had a first court appearance Thursday. Denver Ailsby appeared by CCTV from the Medicine Hat Remand Centre, with matters adjourned to May 2, giving him time to retain counsel, get disclosure and prepare should bail be sought. ... Read More »

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Boaters need to do their part to eliminate risk of zebra mussel

By Tim Kalinowski on April 21st, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Inspectors have found their first invasive zebra mussel of 2017 attached to a boat coming into Alberta at the watercraft inspection station at the Dunmore weigh-scales. The mussel was found on a boat coming out of Ontario on Easter Saturday. Cindy Sawchuck, lead of Alberta Environment’s watercraft inspections program, said the find drives ... Read More »

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You don’t need us, we don’t need you

By Tim Kalinowski on April 20th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal If Cypress County is counting on a new mutual aid agreement with the city for provision of fire services in Desert Blume, Dunmore and Box Springs after recently voting to end its service agreement with Medicine Hat, at least one city councillor is saying it might not be that simple. “By the county ... Read More »

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Extra games should boost bottom line

By Collin Gallant on April 20th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The Medicine Hat Tigers playoff run is over but two rounds of rowdy post-season action could put the Canalta Centre on more even financial footing in its second year of operation. Growing pains and a lack of playoff dates last year were cited as reasons the city-owned facility fell short of operation budget. ... Read More »

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‘Uncharacteristic’ events get 27-year-old in unfamiliar trouble

By Peggy Revell on April 20th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Three months incarceration, two years probation and restitution sentenced to a Medicine Hat man who broke into a local oil and gas business, and drove through a chain link fence and gate in an attempt to escape from police. The incident was one that “snowballed quickly,” said defence counsel for Nolan Sleeva Wednesday ... Read More »

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Drug, weapon charges end with 5-plus years in jail

By Peggy Revell on April 20th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A local man was sentenced to five years and three months in jail for trafficking cocaine, weapon offences and other serious charges. Brenden Ross Taylor entered a guilty plea Wednesday at the Medicine Hat Courthouse, with seven months of his sentence considered served due to pretrial custody. The 26-year-old man “wants to face ... Read More »

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Weapons charges for Irvine pair after police seize firearms

By Peggy Revell on April 20th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Police have laid chargers against two Irvine residents after seizing a cache of firearms. Medicine Hat police and Redcliff RCMP executed a search warrant April 13 for a residence in Irvine, and located and seized 10 firearms, three of which were prohibited due to modification of barrel length. Also seized were four ... Read More »

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City posts 2016 operating surplus

By Collin Gallant on April 20th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The City of Medicine Hat posted a $643,000 operating surplus on municipal operations in 2016 thanks to more permits, less snow clearing, higher staff turnover and less than expected borrowing. The fourth quarter financial update, presented to council Monday, states those savings made up for lower than expected revenue at city facilities ... Read More »

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Naturener gets OK to use higher-capacity turbines for windfarm

By Collin Gallant on April 20th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A proposed windfarm in southeast Alberta has been approved to use higher capacity turbines, the Alberta Utilities Commission has announced, and also had a proposed in-service date aligned with a provincial green power buying program. The Wild Rose Wind Farm, first permitted in 2005, consists of two phases capable of producing 217 ... Read More »

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