April 29th, 2017

Local News

Notify Me Now test May 11; officials want more Hatters to register

By Collin Gallant on April 26th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant All Hatters with a landline telephone will be part of a test — and only a test — of the city’s new emergency notification system on May 11. The event however, is meant to check out how the Notify Me Now system is operating, but also encourage residents to register cellphones, email addresses ... Read More »

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Used syringes found during spring cleanup a sign of increased drug abuse in Medicine Hat

By Gillian Slade on April 26th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The recent spring cleanup by volunteers along the highway revealed several used syringes near the Kin Coulee dip. It was the first time crews have had to deal with this type of situation, said Uwe Krickhahn, president of the Rotary Club of Medicine Hat. The increased use of drugs in the community ... Read More »

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Workshop aims to assist those dealing with overwhelming grief

By Gillian Slade on April 26th, 2017

Medicine Hat News This Thing Called Grief: It’s Complicated, is a workshop coming to Medicine Hat May 11 at St. Joseph’s Home Carmel Hospice from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The hands-on workshop hosted by Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association will cover coping with grief and bereavement, including circumstances that may include medical assistance in ... Read More »

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Region gets $2.1M for flood work

By Collin Gallant on April 25th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant New provincial flood grants for the area will focus on utility operations in Medicine Hat and Cypress County, as well as watershed health in the region, according to a Monday announcement at city hall. However, it’s not big dollars to pay for berming projects already built by the City of Medicine Hat out ... Read More »

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Job fairs headline Alberta Works Week

By Collin Gallant on April 25th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Alberta Works Week begins in Medicine Hat today with a focus on construction, a trades skills competition at Medicine Hat College and a local hiring fair. Information sessions and other hiring events will continue throughout the week at the provincial building and a local human resource firm. Today, trade skill competitions will ... Read More »

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Kitten population spikes at SPCA after winter months

By Mo Cranker on April 25th, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Kitten season has hit the Medicine Hat SPCA with a bang this year, says executive director Katie Ayres. “From April to November every year we generally see a large spike in kitten surrenders,” she said. “Right now we have just gotten eight different litters of kittens brought to us — which is about ... Read More »

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Transit review nearing completion

By Collin Gallant on April 25th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A wide-reaching review of city transit operations could be before city council in June, administrators said Monday after they folded new capital grants into the recently approved city budget. A major overhaul of the services with an eye to reducing costs was a key point in the 2017-18 budget, which sought sizable cuts ... Read More »

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Registration opens for Youth Entrepreneurship Camps at Eagle’s Nest Ranch, August 13-19

By Mo Cranker on April 25th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Registration is now open for the 2017 Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camps, Aug. 13-19 at Eagle’s Nest Ranch in Cypress Hills. The deadline to apply is May 31, with camps accepting 60 children aged 13-15. Anyone interested can go to the camp’s website to complete a submission form. If selected, the child can ... Read More »

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Redcliff mayor happy with town operations after audit comes down

By Mo Cranker on April 25th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Redcliff council met for its second meeting of the month, which featured many lengthy discussions, and ran from 7-9:30 p.m. Town audit First up was an audit of the town, which Mayor Ernie Reimer says was a good one to hear. “Overall I feel the town is in good standing,” he said. ... Read More »

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Motz throws Tory leadership support behind Erin O’Toole

By Tim Kalinowski on April 25th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal In a surprising move, Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner candidate Glen Motz endorsed former veterans affairs minister Erin O’Toole to be the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Motz made the announcement Monday at his constituency office. Motz had been expected to endorse Andrew Scheer, former Speaker of the House and the leading Western ... Read More »

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