April 20th, 2018

Local News

CP Rail union serves strike notice

By Mo Cranker on April 18th, 2018

Medicine Hat News and the Canadian Press About 300 rail workers in Medicine Hat could walk off the job at midnight Saturday after their union served 72-hour strike notice on Wednesday, but a new contract offer is on the table today.  The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, representing about 3,000 CP Rail engineers and conductors nationwide, ... Read More »

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‘It’s the highest technology used in agriculture anywhere in the world’

By Collin Gallant on April 18th, 2018

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Aurora Cannabis is bullish on the future of medicinal marijuana and, likewise, will aggressively seek to be a major player in the legal recreational pot market later this year, the head of the company told the News on Tuesday. Also, a planned 1.2 million square-foot production facility in Medicine Hat, announced Monday, will ... Read More »

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Business groups, elected officials laud pot greenhouse deal

By Collin Gallant on April 18th, 2018

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant News that one of the largest pot greenhouses in the world is coming to largely conservative, generally older Medicine Hat, was greeted enthusiastically by business groups and elected officials on Tuesday. However, Mayor Ted Clugston said that he’s sure some quarters of the population could be leery of the industry that was only ... Read More »

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Survey ranks long-term care facilities

By Gillian Slade on April 18th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The results of a survey about long-term care facilities in Alberta have been released by the Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA). Of 172 facilities surveyed between May and September 2017, with 7,562 family members participating, 155 were included in the results. When there are less than five responses from a facility ... Read More »

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City issues warning to avoid Seven Persons Creek due to high flow rate

By Gillian Slade on April 18th, 2018

Medicine Hat News An advisory regarding the high flow rate in Seven Persons Creek was issued by the city Tuesday, asking residents to exercise caution. St. Mary’s River Irrigation District announced efforts to manage reservoir and waterway levels, including increasing flow from the Murray Reservoir. Seven Persons Creek is likely to see water levels at ... Read More »

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Trafficking meth lands Hatter 15-months of jail

By Peggy Revell on April 18th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A Medicine Hat woman was sentenced Tuesday to 15 months for selling methamphetamine to an undercover officer in 2016. Kristy Miller entered guilty pleas in December 2017 totwo counts of trafficking meth, and abreachof a peace bond. Sentencing was adjourned sopre-sentencing reports could be put together for consideration. According to the agreed statement ... Read More »

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Daffodil project hosting first annual spring celebration

By Gillian Slade on April 18th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The Daffodil Project will hold its first annual celebration of the blooming season May 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the planting location at Medicine Hat College. It is a “Daffodil Drive” and everyone is welcome to attend. Parking is available at the Cultural Centre. Walk the short distance to ... Read More »

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State of emergency remains in effect for Taber due to flooding

By Kerri Sandford on April 18th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Heralddmabell@lethbridgeherald.com While southern Alberta crews continue the battle against overland flooding, officials have issued warnings about additional dangers. Landowners who depend on cisterns and wells which have been flooded are being warned not to use the water — but to consider it contaminated. Owners are, meanwhile, being asked not to pump water ... Read More »

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Attempted murder charges laid against Lethbridge man who fired into residence

By Kerri Sandford on April 18th, 2018

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Heraldtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Police have laid four charges of attempted murder against a 32-year-old man who shot multiple times with a rifle into a Lethbridge home on Heritage Boulevard West on Sunday evening. It is alleged Robert John Sheppard discharged his weapon with the intent to kill those inside the home at the time ... Read More »

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Five evacuated in Forty Mile due to canal flooding

By Kerri Sandford on April 18th, 2018

Justin Seward Southern Alberta Newspapers Flood waters overtopped the St. Mary’s River Irrigation District’s (SMRID) main canal overnight Monday according to the County of Forty Mile’s director of emergency management Stewart Payne. SMRID, as a result, evacuated five people from a home west of the Forty Mile Park. “They were lower today in the main ... Read More »

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