August 23rd, 2017

Local News

Seniors Minister coming to honour award nominees

By Gillian Slade on August 17th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade In honour of those who have been nominated for the Minister’s Seniors Service Awards, the minister for seniors will be in Medicine Hat on Thursday. Of the 48 nominees this year from across the province, there are several from Medicine Hat and surrounding area: Bonnie Crocker of Medicine Hat, who has volunteered ... Read More »

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Local fire crews battle afternoon grassfire

By Peggy Revell on August 17th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat fire crews spent Wednesday fighting a “significant” grassfire just east of the Canalta Centre. It was a “pretty major grassfire,” said deputy fire chief Lance Purcell, occurring in a field used to grow hay, and the fire getting into hay bales. Firefighters were able to get it under control, but ... Read More »

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River safety stressed again after another drowning

By Tim Kalinowski on August 17th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal The RCMP is urging the public to be more mindful of the hazards posed by the South Saskatchewan River in light of another drowning incident near Echo Dale Regional Park on Tuesday. “My understanding is people were swimming prior to it happening,” confirms S-Sgt Sean Maxwell of the Redcliff RCMP. “Outside of that, ... Read More »

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Balmoral lift station on since June

By Collin Gallant on August 17th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Work continues at the sites of two major sewer projects in Medicine Hat months after stated completion dates, though utility officials say construction is winding up and one is already in operation. The Balmoral and Purmal sewage lift stations were taken off line during the 2013 flood, and last year the 60-year-old ... Read More »

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Pair pleads to lesser charges in firearms case

By Peggy Revell on August 17th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Two people arrested in February on drug and firearm charges have had the most serious of charges against them withdrawn by the Crown. The charges stem back to February, when Medicine Hat police executed a search warrant for a local residence and storage container, seizing two SKS semi-automatic rifles, one pump-action shot gun, ... Read More »

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County Reeve Darcy Geigle will run again

By Tim Kalinowski on August 17th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Reeve Darcy Geigle is ready to run for another term in Ward 2 (Irvine/Walsh) in the Cypress County municipal election this October. Geigle is a longtime farmer in the Irvine area. He has spent 13 years on council, serving as reeve for seven. “When you’re the reeve all the wards in the county ... Read More »

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AHS makes another retinal drug available through RAPID

By Gillian Slade on August 17th, 2017

Medicine Hat News One more drug will be covered by the province for the treatment of retinal conditions such as macular degeneration. Eylea will be covered effective Aug. 1 in addition to Lucentis and Avastin, which were announced in 2015 under the Retina Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Program for Intraocular Disease (RAPID), in partnership with ... Read More »

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Ernest Mudie will seek a second council term in Cypress County

By Tim Kalinowski on August 17th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal First-term Coun. Ernest Mudie is running for re-election in Ward 3 (Elkwater) in Cypress County this fall. Mudie is a farmer in the Cypress Hills area, and is known as a bit of a scrapper on council, often needling other councillors and making pointed comments during debate. “It is always a battle to ... Read More »

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Prenatal workshop on healthy eating

By Gillian Slade on August 17th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A workshop about healthy eating during pregnancy is being offered by Alberta Health Services. The prenatal nutrition workshop is led by a registered dietitian and there is no charge to attend the two-hour workshop. It provides pregnant women with information about foods that meet prenatal requirements and can benefit the health of ... Read More »

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Type 2 diabetes workshop Aug. 23

By Gillian Slade on August 17th, 2017

Medicine Hat News There are challenges to living with Type 2 diabetes, and Alberta Health Services is holding a three-hour workshop Aug. 23 to help. The workshop is designed to help individuals take control of their diabetes and improve quality of life. It is led by AHS diabetes educators and will include topics such as ... Read More »

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