January 20th, 2018

Local News

Redcliff’s Fountain Tire closes, but not because of the downturn

By Gillian Slade on January 6th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Fountain Tire has closed its Redcliff location after operating there for 10 years. The closure is not related to the state of the economy though, said manager Joel Orenstein. “It’s because we didn’t want to renew our lease up in Redcliff,” said Orenstein. “With things being as quiet as they are this ... Read More »

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Hidden Valley numbers well ahead of last year

By Tim Kalinowski on January 6th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Hidden Valley Ski Resort in Elkwater opened Dec. 17, and has already seen double the numbers over the same period as last year. There has been about 60-70 cm of natural snowfall this year, on top of the resort’s pre-made 40 cm base. So there’s plenty of snow, and cold weather is keeping ... Read More »

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Suit claims Alberta seniors lack rights; will be argued in Edmonton today

By Gillian Slade on January 6th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A case alleging that rights of seniors in Alberta are not protected under the Alberta Human Rights Act is scheduled to be heard today in the Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton. “The Charter Rights of over half a million Alberta seniors are being violated every day,” said Ruth Adria of Elder ... Read More »

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Catholic board chair says bishop will be missed

By Tim Kalinowski on January 5th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education chair Dick Mastel was remembering Wednesday the many times he had encountered retiring Bishop Frederick Henry over the past two decades. “He was a friend; I can almost say that. He was a good friend of the Medicine Hat Catholic School Board, and we’ve had a good ... Read More »

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Assault victim not dead, despite reports

By Collin Gallant on January 5th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The victim of a serious assault on New Years Eve did not die on Wednesday afternoon — despite numerous reports on social media to the contrary. Police, who confirmed the man’s status at 4 p.m. yesterday, also said a spate of theories, guesses to possible suspects and other hypothetical information being bandied about ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat Real Estate Board’s new president predicts good things for 2017

By Collin Gallant on January 5th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Homeowners and potential homebuyers in Medicine Hat should expect an already decent real estate market to improve in 2017, according to the incoming president of the Medicine Hat Real Estate Board Vince McKenzie, of MaxWell Real Estate, says the local home market fared relatively well during fairly sharp economic downturn across the province. ... Read More »

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Hospital awaits AHS’s OK

By Gillian Slade on January 5th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The hospital’s new wing has now been issued an occupancy permit by the City of Medicine Hat. However, according to Robert Storrier, a spokesperson for Alberta Infrastructure, the new building at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital has not been handed over to Alberta Health Services yet. AHS is going through the building to ... Read More »

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Posse Post: Celebrations galore

By Medicine Hat News on January 5th, 2017

Another year is underway for the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede. We unveiled our theme in December —Celebrating Canada 150 — but there is even more for us to embrace, as we are celebrating our 130th year as the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede. It all started with local ranchers and merchants who wanted to ... Read More »

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Trading hammer for book bag

By Tim Kalinowski on January 5th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal For 10 years Jordan Curliss, happily married father of four, made his living as a journeyman carpenter. He started out learning the trade in his dad’s construction company when he was 12 years old and later went to school to get his papers. He made a good living. There was always lots of ... Read More »

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College students ease back in like the break didn’t even happen

By Tim Kalinowski on January 5th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal MHC students returned to class Wednesday ready to take on the New Year. The weather was not ideal, with icy streets, falling snow and biting cold making the morning commute to school a bit more of a challenge than usual. The first day back in January is not like the first day back ... Read More »

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