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Delivery drones to be tested in Foremost

By Collin Gallant on January 16th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Autoparts and stationary orders delivered by drones could happen sooner than you think — at least in the airspace over Foremost. Ontario-based Drone Delivery Canada announced Wednesday it will become one of the first firms to test its prototypes at the Canadian Centre for Unmanned Vehicle Systems southest of Medicine Hat this winter. ... Read More »

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Greenhouses causing ‘light pollution’ for planes

By Tim Kalinowski on January 14th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Flying into Medicine Hat has become more hazardous since Cypress County allowed lit greenhouses to be installed in close proximity to the airport, says Medicine Hat Regional Airport manager Jeff Huntus. “The location of the greenhouses (Sunshine and Big Marble), particularly the closest one, is just about at the point when pilots have ... Read More »

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Cypress County OKs bulk fuel move to south of the city

By Tim Kalinowski on January 14th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Cypress County’s municipal planning commission granted a permit for Federated Co-operatives Ltd. at its Jan. 10 meeting, allowing the company to build a new bulk fuel station adjacent to the South Country Co-op Agro and Hardware Centre just off of Township Road 120 south of Medicine Hat in the coming year. According to ... Read More »

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Guns rare but on the rise

By Collin Gallant on January 14th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A homicide in Strathcona Island Park on New Years Eve is Medicine Hat’s third murder in as many months, though only the second in the last 15 years to involve a firearm. A preliminary autopsy confirmed Thursday that Jordan Pede, 24, died as the result of a gunshot wound, though police are not ... Read More »

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Murder victim’s friends to honour him, raise money for his family

By Collin Gallant on January 14th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Friends and co-workers of a man murdered on New Years Eve will remember the local electronic DJ at the Corona Tavern on Saturday night with music and an auction to raise money for his family. Jordan Pede, 24, died Wednesday in a Calgary hospital about 11 days after police found him seriously ... Read More »

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City Notebook: The ever-deepening mystery of Ted Clugston

By Collin Gallant on January 14th, 2017

Much of Ted Clugston’s annual State of the City address was overshadowed by the announcement of his re-election bid, but inserted in the text was another none-too-subtle swipe at the provincial government. Reflecting on his recent criticism of the New Democrats, he cited Occam’s razor, the philosophical principle that states the most simple explanation is ... Read More »

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Safely merging onto highways is every driver’s responsibility

By Gillian Slade on January 14th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Whether you are entering a highway from an acceleration lane or merging with other traffic when one lane is blocked, it takes practiced skills and co-operation to do so seamlessly, says the Alberta Motor Association. The on-ramp/acceleration lane helps you prepare for merging with traffic on the highway. “My job as a ... Read More »

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Sentencing delayed for man who stole from Redcliff school

By Tim Kalinowski on January 14th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A sentencing hearing for a man who stole funds from a Redcliff school program has been pushed back again due to a procedural problem in his case. Schuett was originally scheduled to be sentenced in September, but his sentencing was delayed at that time until Jan. 13. It has now been pushed ... Read More »

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Fifth trustee change will have to wait

By Tim Kalinowski on January 14th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Trustees were unable to pass third reading of the Electoral Ward Structure bylaw as anticipated at the Special Meeting of the Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education on Thursday. Citing new information from the provincial government which has to be processed before third reading can take place, board chair Dick Mastel moved that ... Read More »

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Most popular local stories Jan. 6-12

By Medicine Hat News on January 13th, 2017

A large-scale fraud perpetrated by Co-op pharmacists and the death of a young Hatter after a New Year’s Eve incident are the top stories from the past seven days. A dispute between the Medicine Hat Lodge and Casino by Vanshaw came to a head early in January and positive business news from Cypress County were ... Read More »

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