October 23rd, 2017

Local News

Tree replacement takes some time

By Gillian Slade on October 20th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The city is still working on replacing all the trees that had to be removed to build berms. Replacing three trees for every one removed was not part of the budget for the berms, making it necessary to spread the replacement trees out as budgets allow, said parks manager Randy Taves. A ... Read More »

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Nominations open for Alberta’s Great Kids Award

By Jeremy Appel on October 20th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Government of Alberta is accepting nominations for the Great Kids Award for youth leaders aged five to 18. The award recognizes children who make a difference in their community while facing challenges, whether it’s dealing with a physical or mental illness, standing up to a bully or managing difficulties at home. ... Read More »

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Community Classroom returns to the Esplanade

By Tim Kalinowski on October 20th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal The Esplanade held a media event with Grade 2 Connaught School French immersion students to celebrate the relaunch of its community classroom project on Thursday. The beefed-up program will be able to offer more educational opportunities to local schools and school-age children. “Today we are celebrating the launch of our new community classroom, ... Read More »

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Peace United Church postpones centennial

By Medicine Hat News on October 20th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The centennial celebration for Peace United Church in Irvine, scheduled for this Sunday, has been postponed. The celebrations have been pushed back to Feb. ... Read More »

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Community Warmth keeps the power on for 66 Hatters this year

By Jeremy Appel on October 20th, 2017

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel The City of Medicine Hat’s Community Warmth Program has helped 66 people at risk of having their power cut off in 2017 help pay their utility bills. The program, conceived in 2010, allows Hatters to donate money from their utility bill to those less fortunate — a minimum of $1 each month — ... Read More »

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Roset by Reid will move to old fire hall

By Jeremy Appel on October 20th, 2017

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel Roset by Reid, the jewelry store that has been a staple of downtown Medicine Hat for nearly 40 years, is relocating to the old Fire Hall No. 2 on the city’s south side. “We put a lot of blood, sweat and tears down here,” said Chelsea Siggelkow, Roset by Reid’s president. “We’ve invested ... Read More »

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Final Alberta electoral boundary report splits Medicine Hat voters right the middle

By Collin Gallant on October 19th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant If you live in downtown Medicine Hat, you could be voting alongside Bassano and Brooks in the next provincial election. South of Third Street SE, or the South Saskatchewan River, generally, and you could be in the redrawn riding of Cypress-Medicine Hat. That’s the recommendation in the final report of the Alberta Electoral ... Read More »

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County mourns loss of firefighter

By Gillian Slade on October 19th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A tragic accident claimed the life of a prominent rancher in the Walsh area as he returned home after helping to fight the fire in the Burstall and Hilda area on Tuesday night. James Hargrave, 34, was returning home about 8 p.m. in conditions that included smoke, dust and wind. “It was ... Read More »

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City in cleanup mode after wind storm

By Collin Gallant on October 19th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The city was still cleaning up Wednesday after a massive wind storm hit the city, knocking down trees, cutting power and sparking fires on Tuesday night. Officials with the city’s electric utility said widespread damage included 38 line poles snapping and though the power is restored, repairs will continue well into next week. ... Read More »

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Pair arrested after alleged hatchet attack, break and enter

By Tim Kalinowski on October 19th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat police are confirming they have two suspects in custody following reports of a hatchet attack near the downtown Tim Horton’s late Wednesday afternoon. “We had a witness and on video of a female in possession of a hatchet, and another male, chasing a victim male with the weapon in hand,” ... Read More »

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