December 13th, 2017

Local News

Caroling for a cause coming soon to a business near you

By Tim Kalinowski on December 9th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Students and staff at Medicine Hat Montessori Preschool will be doing some good in the community while at the same time celebrating the Christmas season on Dec. 15 with their fifth annual “Caroling for a Cause” fundraiser. The school’s students will be doing a bus tour of about a dozen local businesses to ... Read More »

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Workplace fatality probe continues long after man killed

By Collin Gallant on December 9th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A workplace fatality probe is still ongoing two years after a Medicine Hat man died while working on an ammonia tank — a timeline that pushes up against a deadline of when any possible charges could be laid. Alberta Ministry of Labour spokesman told the News Thursday that Occupational Health and Safety investigators ... Read More »

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Hilda area residents welcome filmmaker and crew, despite devastation from fires

By Tim Kalinowski on December 9th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal A new post-apocalyptic, science-fiction movie filming near Hilda will be using some local scenes from the wildfires of Oct. 17 in its final edit when the movie is released in 2019. Planning for the film, tentatively titled “Father of Nations” by Alberta-based film company Thousand Year Films, has been in pre-production in the ... Read More »

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Rich hues of red and pink brighten the holidays

By Gillian Slade on December 9th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade They have rich hues with a velvety texture that simply heralds Christmas. Hundreds and hundreds of pointsettia plants pour into garden centres in the run up to Christmas and standing in the greenhouse observing row upon row can put you in the spirit of Christmas. “There’s for sure 10 different varieties,” said ... Read More »

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City notebook: Yes, Virginia, it is a ‘peaking station’

By Collin Gallant on December 9th, 2017

All roads led to power production this week for the City of Medicine Hat, or more like month, since the ribbon was cut on the new 43-megawatt north-end power plant. And 2018 could be rung in with the results of the Alberta green energy supply auction, in which six or so regional entries are competing. ... Read More »

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Local school divisions concerned about increased prescription drug use

By Tim Kalinowski on December 9th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Last week Medicine Hat’s three largest school districts — SD76, Medicine Hat Catholic and Prairie Rose — released a joint statement expressing shared concern “regarding drug use (Fentanyl) and overdoses in Medicine Hat and area.” While the statement was not tied to any specific incident, PRSD superintendent Roger Clark confirmed he has heard ... Read More »

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Air ambulance contractor hopes to build here soon

By Gillian Slade on December 9th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The new air ambulance contractor expects approvals to build a facility at the airport before Christmas with construction following swiftly. CanWest Air is working with city officials for a lease and development permit, details of which will be presented at the development and infrastructure committee on Wednesday and then to council on ... Read More »

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Flu numbers continue to skyrocket over last year

By Gillian Slade on December 9th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A total of 725 new cases of influenza across the province have been confirmed by Alberta Health Services in the past week, and there have been another three deaths. This flu season, there have been 1,448 laboratory-confirmed cases of the “A” strain, and 324 of the “B” strain. A week ago those ... Read More »

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Compassionate Friends hosting candle lighting and tea on Sunday

By Medicine Hat News on December 9th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Compassionate Friends is holding its 32nd annual Memorial Candle Lighting and Friendship Tea on Sunday. Attendees are asked to bring their own unique memorial candle and a photograph of their child. A poem, reading or song to share is also welcome. Free-will contributions to support the local chapter of The Compassionate ... Read More »

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MHC business students pitch their best ideas

By Tim Kalinowski on December 9th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Medicine Hat College business management students in the Entrepreneurial Experience class got an opportunity to feel all the pressure and adrenaline rush of a real Dragon’s Den-style pitch competition Friday at the Cultural Centre. As course instructor Miranda Davies explained, her students were playing for high stakes with their pitches. “No grades went ... Read More »

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