February 23rd, 2017

Local News

Farmers urged to know leasing process

By Collin Gallant on February 18th, 2017

Medicine Hat News As companies scout sites for an increasing number of renewable energy projects, the Alberta Farmers’ Advocate is telling land owners and leaseholders that they should get educated about the leasing process. “A greater number of landowners are being approached by developers to lease land for wind and solar developments,” Jeana Schuurman, of ... Read More »

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Eagle Butte Crater hard to see but full of wonder

By Tim Kalinowski on February 18th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal About 35 km southeast of Medicine Hat you will come to a strange landscape seemingly unconnected the Cypress Hills to the east or the prairie expanse to the west. You might not be able to put your finger on why it seems so strange, but you will know something odd is going on. ... Read More »

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Solid first week, but tough road ahead for Classic Loser 7 contestants

By Mo Cranker on February 18th, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker With a little more than a week in the books, contestants of Classic Loser 7 have gotten off to a very good start in their weight-loss journeys. More than 100 pounds lost between the 20 contestants so far, says one of the contest’s trainers Todd Schneider. “We have a really good group and ... Read More »

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Fire department issues thin ice warning

By Medicine Hat News on February 17th, 2017

Medicine Hat Fire Services are warning people to stay away from icy bodies of water in the city. Due to recent warming creating unstable conditions, MHFS says extreme caution is needed when walking near ponds, creeks and rivers. MHFS further urges pets be kept on a leash when near bodies of water so they do ... Read More »

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Redcliff RCMP seek to ID unknown man

By Medicine Hat News on February 17th, 2017

UPDATE: RCMP say the man has been identified. ——————— RCMP in Redcliff have a mysterious case on their hands. On Feb. 14 around 10:30 p.m. a man was observed walking along Highway 3 near Range Road 63, south of Medicine Hat. RCMP were called and when they arrived determined the man was in need of ... Read More »

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Veiner’s daughter respectfully disagrees with selling building’s naming rights

By Collin Gallant on February 17th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The daughter of Harry Veiner says selling corporate naming rights to the soon-to-be rebuilt seniors’ centre bearing her father’s name would be “disappointing.” Shirley Fitterman told the News that recent musing by a city councillor doesn’t fit with her idea of preserving heritage, but understands why it might be attractive. “It would be ... Read More »

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Hospital roof leak not a leak after all

By Gillian Slade on February 17th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade What may have looked like a roof leak this week in the new wing of Medicine Hat Regional Hospital is something much simpler to resolve, says Alberta Infrastructure. The water dripping from the ceiling was in fact moisture/condensation from metal rods, Dallas Huybregts, spokesperson for Alberta Infrastructure, told the News. “There are ... Read More »

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Medals going home where they belong

By Peggy Revell on February 17th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Thanks to “overwhelming support and information” received from the public, the Medicine Hat police are happy to announce two stolen First World War medals will make it back to their rightful home. The medals were recovered in a plastic bag alongside old coins from around the world when police arrested two people ... Read More »

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Added drug charges shows degree of city’s meth issue

By Peggy Revell on February 17th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Two Hatters are facing even more drug trafficking charges after a recent arrest over methamphetamine. Brent Anthony Heath and Angie Rose Blade had brief appearances at the Medicine Hat Courthouse Thursday, for new and old charges. The most recent arrest occurred Feb. 9 following investigations by police using undercover officers to make several ... Read More »

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City attempts to share its secret to success on social development with House of Commons committee

By Collin Gallant on February 17th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Medicine Hat’s success in reducing homelessness may be hard to replicate in other communities, though local decision-making is key, a House of Commons committee on social development was told by local officials during a hearing Thursday. Witnesses stressed the need for local co-ordination and local decision-making based on local needs and a local ... Read More »

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