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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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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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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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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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Prenatal nutrition workshop Jan. 9

By Gillian Slade on December 17th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Prenatal nutrition workshop registration is now open, says Alberta Health Services. Pregnant women are invited to register for Healthy Eating for Pregnancy, an AHS prenatal nutrition workshop. The free workshop takes place Jan. 9 from 7-9 p.m. at Community Health Services, 2948Dunmore Rd. Call 403-502-8215 to register. The two-hour workshop is led ... 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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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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Most popular local stories Dec. 9-15

By Medicine Hat News on December 16th, 2016

With the cold weather in recent weeks came flu season, and it forced two seniors homes in Medicine Hat into lockdown. That story was the most local story on our website this week. Not far behind was a story that is probably an early Christmas present for some, that of Cenovus planning to increase drilling ... Read More »

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Police chief wants harsher punishment for fentanyl dealers

By Gillian Slade on December 16th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Drug traffickers selling fentanyl and carfentanil are dealing with a lethal substance and should be punished accordingly, says Medicine Hat’s police chief. It is no longer about some drug that gives kicks and is addictive. It is now something with the potential to kill, said Chief Andy McGrogan. “There should be a ... Read More »

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City surplus looks good but will be used up

By Collin Gallant on December 16th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant As usual, the City of Medicine Hat posted a huge operating surplus at the end of September, but the multi-million-dollar cushion will be mostly used as bills come due by year end. The city’s third-quarter financial statements released Monday show a $35.7-million surplus at Sept. 30, thanks mainly to late-summer construction invoices and ... Read More »

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