June 19th, 2018

Local News

YMCA looks to clear up rumours as registration for school programs opens

By Peggy Revell on June 14th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @Twitter MHNprevell Registration is underway as the local YMCA gears up to take over multiple before- and after-school programs this fall for the Medicine Hat School Division. “Anxiety over the change” has led to certain rumours floating around, said Medicine Hat YMCA CEO Sharon Hayward, encouraging those who have questions or wanting clarity to ... Read More »

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Cypress Way fire determined to be human-caused with gasoline

By Peggy Revell on June 14th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A house fire in the Southview neighbourhood last week had a human cause, said Medicine Hat’s fire department, but exact details are still being confirmed. “From our end it’s incendiary — someone lit the fire,” said Curtis Sjodin, a fire prevention officer with the Medicine Hat Fire Service, with samples sent away to ... Read More »

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Short jail sentence over driver’s licence after more serious charges dropped

By Peggy Revell on June 14th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Numerous property-related criminal charges were withdrawn Wednesday against a man arrested last September after Medicine Hat police received a tip over a stolen cargo trailer. Instead, Justin Craig received a 15-day sentence after pleading guilty to being in possession of a driver’s licence that wasn’t his own after his arrest. This arrest ... Read More »

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Power profits could be $33M

By Collin Gallant on June 13th, 2018

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Medicine Hat’s golden goose in en route to laying a $33-million egg in the form of electricity profits this year, city officials forecasted in their first financial update of the year at Tuesday’s audit committee meeting. That’s the biggest payday for the power plant since at least 2013, after which the city began ... Read More »

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Minister visits Hilda but doesn’t bring support

By Gillian Slade on June 13th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Agriculture Minister O’Neil Carlier was compassionate when he saw first-hand in Hilda Tuesday the devastation left by a mid-October fire, but he was not able to offer much help, said Andy Kirschenman, an area producer. “Their hands are tied in many ways by budgets and everything like that as well.” Carlier and ... Read More »

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Co-op’s south-end build begins

By Collin Gallant on June 13th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Shovels go in the ground this week on a new gas, car wash and liquor store complex in the south end of Medicine Hat. South County board president Richard Potter was on hand for the sod-turning on Tuesday morning at the site at 2501 Strachan Rd. The co-operative retailer has since 2014 ... Read More »

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HVAC hire would save money

By Collin Gallant on June 13th, 2018

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant City administrators believe they can save at least $50,000 per year, and up to $100,000, by hiring new staff to maintain building ventilation systems rather than continuing to contract out the service. They also told a committee on Tuesday that it’s the sort of cost-saving initiative managers have been “scared” to suggest in ... Read More »

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City crews continue cleanup

By Gillian Slade on June 13th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Cleanup after Saturday’s storm continues with an inventory of some of the damage now available. A total of 20 trees on city property were lost. Exactly how many were damaged on private property is not known. In a number of areas, including Crescent Heights, crews have had to sweep up debris strewn ... Read More »

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Local MLA Drew Barnes wins United Conservative candidacy unopposed

By Medicine Hat News on June 13th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Drew Barnes has been acclaimed the UCP candidate for the next election in the Cypress-Medicine Hat Riding. There were no other candidates. Barnes says he is grateful for the six years he has represented this riding. “I am a lot more educated and informed (than six years ago) and that is both ... Read More »

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Arson accused has preliminary hearing waived

By Peggy Revell on June 13th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The preliminary hearing for a man accused of starting a house fire that sent one woman to hospital was waived Tuesday, with his next arraignment set for July 13 in the Court of Queen’s Bench. Chad Stadnicki, 42, remains in custody following his brief appearance at the Medicine Hat Provincial Court. He ... Read More »

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