February 27th, 2017

Local News

Nine confirmed cases of mumps in Medicine Hat

By Gillian Slade on February 23rd, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade There are now nine laboratory confirmed cases of mumps in Medicine Hat and students at one school in particular are more likely to have been exposed, says Alberta Health Services (AHS). AHS sent letters to schools advising them of the outbreak and alerting them to the early symptoms to minimize transmission, said ... Read More »

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Police seek Lethbridge man for Park Lane armed robbery

By Medicine Hat News on February 23rd, 2017

A Lethbridge man is sought in connection with an armed robbery at Medicine Hat’s Park Lane Motel on Feb. 10. Medicine Hat police say they have identified Kenton Matthew Boyle, 30, as the lone male responsible for the armed robbery. Police say Boyle used a dark handgun in the robbery and made off with cash ... Read More »

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Council approves Hat heritage fund

By Collin Gallant on February 23rd, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Medicine Hat has a Heritage Savings Fund. The long talked about reserve officially came into being on Tuesday night as city council approved a bylaw to create and govern the money. It will be the destination for future energy division dividends, then a portion of interest earned will serve as a revenue source ... Read More »

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Tree-cutting crews help prepare for major reconstruction of South Railway Street

By Collin Gallant on February 23rd, 2017

Medicine Hat News Crews are beginning to make way for the major reconstruction of South Railway Street this summer. Tree-cutting crews appeared on the stretch of older road between Scholten Hill and the corner of Kingsway Avenue this week, removing older trees to accommodate widening and new sidewalks. City officials stated on Wednesday the trees ... Read More »

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Changes could be in store for airport entranceway

By Collin Gallant on February 23rd, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Changes could be coming to the main entrance to the Medicine Hat Regional Airport as a new proposal would market commercial land as well as clean up the area near Gershaw Drive. A city committee heard Wednesday the $2.5 million land department project would be a scaling back of existing plans, but would ... Read More »

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Two companies linked to city rank low on new reporting system for pipelines

By Collin Gallant on February 23rd, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Two companies related to the City of Medicine Hat’s energy interests check in near the bottom in terms of a new pipeline safety reporting procedure. Chinook Energy, which sold the Manyberries oil field and gathering system to the city in 2012, appears to be the worst, though that translates to a single incident ... Read More »

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Police investigations lead to three arrests over drugs, weapon

By Medicine Hat News on February 23rd, 2017

Medicine Hat News Police seized a shotgun, ammo, drugs and cash after two investigations last week. On Feb. 18 an apartment suite in the northeast part of Medicine Hat was searched, where police found a shotgun with 30 rounds of ammo, methamphetamine, cocaine and cannabis resin as well as $1,600. The total value of the ... Read More »

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Calfrac hosting local job fair

By Medicine Hat News on February 23rd, 2017

Medicine Hat News The good news keeps coming for local oilpatch workers. Calfrac Well Services is the latest oil and gas company to host a hiring fair, a sign that the recent pickup in oilpatch activity is continuing. Calfrac is currently looking for an undetermined number of fracturing operators and supervisors and coiled tubing operators ... Read More »

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More Hometown Hockey weekend plans rolling out

By Medicine Hat News on February 23rd, 2017

Medicine Hat News More plans have been announced for Medicine Hat’s Hometown Hockey weekend March 3-5. The City of Medicine Hat will host a street party kick-off celebration March 3 from 5 p.m. to 1 am. on Second Street downtown. A street hockey rink, shooter skill pits, food trucks, a DJ are among the plans ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat police seize shotgun, drugs, cash in pair of investigations

By Medicine Hat News on February 22nd, 2017

Police seized a shotgun, ammo, drugs and cash after two investigations last week. On Feb. 18 an apartment suite in the northeast part of Medicine Hat was searched, where police found a shotgun with 30 rounds of ammo, methamphetamine, cocaine and cannabis resin as well as $1,600. The total value of the drugs and cash ... Read More »

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