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College enrolment up

By Charles Lefebvre on September 29th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Medicine Hat College is reporting an increase in enrolment at the start of the 2016/2017 academic year. A total of 2,540 students are enrolled at the college as of Sept. 21, the final day students were able to add or drop classes, a seven per cent increase over enrolment last fall, which stood ... Read More »

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Fall Family Fun Fair in Irvine on Saturday

By Charles Lefebvre on September 29th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre The Cypress Early Childhood Coalition will be promoting the power of play and connecting residents of Redcliff and Cypress County to community organizations this Saturday. The coalition is hosting the Fall Family Fun Fair on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon in Irvine at the town’s Sports Complex. The event is geared for ... Read More »

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Bert’s Vacuums hosting reopening event this weekend

By Mo Cranker on September 29th, 2016

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Bert’s Vacuums and Equipment Rentals, one of Medicine Hat’s longest standing businesses, is holding grand reopening events Friday and Saturday to show off new in-store renovations and as a way of giving back to its longstanding customers. While Friday’s event is for invited VIP customers to get an early look at the new ... Read More »

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MHC Students’ Association hosting Pride festivities this week

By Charles Lefebvre on September 29th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Inclusion for all is on the forefront of the agenda for the Students’ Association at Medicine Hat College this week. The SA began Pride festivities Wednesday, providing students an opportunity to connect with groups, both inside and outside the college, which can assist members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. ... Read More »

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U of L prof under fire for alleged anti-Zionist propaganda

By None on September 29th, 2016

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Heraldjwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The University of Lethbridge is investigating one of its tenured professors in light of ongoing claims involving the alleged spread of conspiracy theories and anti-Zionist propaganda. Anthony Hall is a tenured member within the U of L’s Faculty of Arts and Science. He teaches Globalization Studies, and has a history of ... Read More »

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Tickets for Tigers: truth or tale?

By Collin Gallant on September 28th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant According to the box scores, the average attendance for a Medicine Hat Tigers game at the Canalta Centre last year was 4,247. A study by the News however, suggests that number was closer to 3,100 — about half the capacity of the one-year-old $75-million arena and one-quarter less than the number of seats ... Read More »

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Three years in jail for drunk driving causing death

By Peggy Revell on September 28th, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A man who killed a woman while driving impaired at high speeds near Bow Island last summer was sentenced to three years in jail. “Courts in Canada have said the carnage caused by impaired driving is simply … unacceptable,” said Judge Gregory Maxwell during the sentencing of Gerhard Friesen, 43, who pled guilty ... Read More »

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Chamber hosting candidates forum for federal byelection

By Gillian Slade on September 28th, 2016

A public forum for federal byelection candidates will be hosted by the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 19 in the Medicine Hat College Theatre from 7-9 p.m. Candidates will have the opportunity to address concerns and issues relevant to the business community in a debate-style format, said a Chamber press release. ... Read More »

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Annual powwow starting to gain provincial traction

By Charles Lefebvre on September 28th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Aboriginal culture will be on full display in Medicine Hat this weekend, as the Miywasin Society hosts a pair of events in conjunction with Alberta Culture Days. On Saturday, the society will be hosting its annual demonstration powwow from 1:30-3:30 p.m. underneath the Saamis TePee. “It’s an amazing experience,” said Miywasin cultural co-ordinator. ... Read More »

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Kenney doubling down on merger plan

By Collin Gallant on September 28th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Jason Kenney is pushing full steam ahead with his plan to unite the Alberta’s right-wing parties, though the Progressive Conservative leadership race is filling up with candidates that oppose the idea. Kenney was in Medicine Hat Tuesday as part of a week-long tour of southern Alberta’s rural communities to meet with PC party ... Read More »

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