February 21st, 2018

Local News

Bovine TB scare seen now as a ‘one-off’

By Collin Gallant on February 14th, 2018

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Continued monitoring for bovine tuberculosis in the region’s cattle herd may not be as intrusive as first thought, the News has learned one day after it was announced that all area ranches and herds had emerged from quarantine procedures. It’s been 16 months since measures were first imposed to limit transportation and sale ... Read More »

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New Brigden School navigating transition to new K-4 format

By Tim Kalinowski on February 14th, 2018

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal New Brigden School principal Gayle Vass spoke to Prairie Rose School Division trustees for the first time this school year, updating those at the public meeting Tuesday about the huge shift her school has undertaken in the past year since being changed to a Grade K-4 school after narrowly avoiding closure in 2017. ... Read More »

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Public encouraged to attend health advisory council meet

By Gillian Slade on February 14th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The public is invited to share in a health-care conversation with the local Palliser Triangle Health Advisory Council on March 14 at Medicine Hat Public Library, 7-9 p.m. It will be an opportunity to meet council members, share good news stories, make suggestions for change and present concerns, said chair Ken Sauer. ... Read More »

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PRSD board hears report on division’s wellness plan

By Tim Kalinowski on February 14th, 2018

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal PRSD assistant superintendent Reagan Weekes presented to the board Tuesday her report on the school division’s ongoing three-year wellness plan. Weekes highlighted a few notable instances of student engagement in their own learning and wellness in local schools. One which stuck out from her report was how students at IF Cox in Redcliff ... Read More »

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Cuyler Rd standoff ends with arrest

By Peggy Revell on February 13th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A 38-year-old man is in custody following a standoff with police that began early Monday morning, and led to a Southview neighbourhood street barricaded off for several hours. Medicine Hat police say the incident began at approximately 2:30 a.m., when a patrol team went to a residence on Cuyler Road to investigate allegations ... Read More »

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‘All Hell for a Basement,’ and then some

By Gillian Slade on February 13th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade It was relatively easy to harvest gas for your home or business in the early days of the Gas City — but sometimes there were dangerous consequences. “The roof of one house was blown a half a block away …,” according to a book about Medicine Hat’s history: All Hell For A ... Read More »

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Police, city head to mediation

By Collin Gallant on February 13th, 2018

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Negotiators for the city and police union are now in mediation to resolve year-old contract talks — the last of five collective bargaining actions where city hall officials sought a wage freeze from employees. Both sides declined to comment on the state or tenor of bargaining, but confirm to the News they are ... Read More »

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Bovine TB quarantine officially lifted for all affected properties

By Collin Gallant on February 13th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The quarantine has been lifted on all properties related to a case of bovine tuberculosis discovered near Jenner in late 2016, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced on Monday afternoon. In total, about 30,000 cattle in 150 herds were tested as federal officials sought to contain the infectious disease over the past ... Read More »

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Government researchers nearly finished regional flood mapping

By Tim Kalinowski on February 13th, 2018

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal With most of the groundwork now complete on the two-year Medicine Hat River Hazard Study, government researchers turn their attention to the actual flood map generation, scheduled for completion in the spring of 2019. “The goal of the program is to enhance public safety and reduce flooding through the identification of river and ... Read More »

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Dozens of Redcliff residents still fighting curbside plan

By Mo Cranker on February 13th, 2018

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker After roughly 45 Redcliff residents stormed out of town hall Monday, left in their wake was a single Tim Hortons coffee cup sitting on the floor — presumably headed for a recycling bin. All eyes were on Mayor Dwight Kilpatrick right from the start of Monday’s council meeting, with residents seeking answers surrounding ... Read More »

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