February 25th, 2018

Local News

Lethbridge moms charged after kids found in car, in -18C

By None on December 17th, 2016

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Heraldjwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Two women have been charged with failing to provide the necessaries of life after two small children were found unattended in a locked vehicle while police say they were in a bar Thursday evening. Staff Sgt. Leon Borbandy of the Lethbridge Police Service said police responded to the call at around ... Read More »

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Whitla windfarm could lead to more

By Collin Gallant on December 17th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Capital power became the first major utility company to say it will enter next year’s Alberta renewable energy auction, leading to the possibility its planned 150-megawatt wind farm near Bow Island could be operating in 2019. However, with only 400-megawatts of contracts available for the entire province, and more than twice that amount ... Read More »

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Province settles PPAs with AltaGas and TransCanada

By Scott Schmidt on December 17th, 2016

Medicine Hat News The Government of Alberta has reached final agreements to settle power purchase arrangements with AltaGas Ltd. and TransCanada Energy Ltd., it announced late Friday afternoon. The agreements will terminate the PPA held by ASTC Power Partnership, a partnership between AltaGas and TransCanada, for Sundance B. The agreements will also terminate TransCanada’s PPAs ... Read More »

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Local businesses up for provincial awards

By Mo Cranker on December 17th, 2016

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Eight local businesses have been nominated for a range of some of the highest ranking business awards the province has to offer. The 2017 Alberta Business Awards of Distinction finalists, announced at the end of every year, are put up for a number of awards ranging from culture-based to awards for hiring youth. ... Read More »

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Hospital guests will feel the love on Christmas

By Gillian Slade on December 17th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Having to spend the Holidays in hospital can be particularly hard but a stocking filled with gifts will help to ease the pain at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Christmas morning. For the third year in a row, a team from RE/MAX Medalta Real Estate in Medicine Hat was filling 150 bright ... Read More »

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Barnes ‘all ears’ on possible party merger

By Collin Gallant on December 17th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Wildrose MLA Drew Barnes wants to hear from his constituents on a possible merger with the Progress Conservatives that gained the support of a high-profile party MLA this week. But the representative for Cypress-Medicine Hat won’t make up his mind on the subject until all options unfold, including one from his own ... Read More »

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City Notebook: Get out and skate

By Collin Gallant on December 17th, 2016

Heartening news arrives that a full slate of Adopt-a-Rink volunteers has been found by the city’s parks department. The program asks residents to provide flooding, clearing and basic maintenance at outdoor community rinks. If you see one out, say thanks. Or, if you’re feeling really cheery, why not go for a skate at Riverside rink? ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat Family Services set to celebrate 50 years

By Gillian Slade on December 17th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade An organization that helps to smooth troubled waters in families is celebrating its 50th anniversary Dec. 19. Medicine Hat Family Services, established when the local population was about 30,000 in 1966, today offers preventative social services and relationship counselling, said marriage and family counsellor Howard Friesen, who has been with the organization ... Read More »

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Community Warmth Program looking for more support

By Mo Cranker on December 17th, 2016

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker The City of Medicine Hat is looking for a few more generous spirits this holiday season to donate to its Community Warmth Program. The program began in 2010 and gives Hatters the opportunity to pay a little extra on their monthly utility bill, with money being pooled together for people who cannot afford ... Read More »

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Cypress County cuts city a cheque for $200K

By Collin Gallant on December 17th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A decision by Cypress County councillors to give a $200,000 grant to the City of Medicine Hat’s parks and recreation department might mean a new era of how the two jurisdictions interact. Or it might not. Regardless, senior officials from both local governments describe the 2017 budget item as a conversation starter. Mayor ... Read More »

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