April 28th, 2017

Local News

Update: Victim of semi-tractor trailer collision on TCH identified

By Mo Cranker on April 23rd, 2017

UPDATE 2: The investigation continues into the death of man hit by semi on Highway 1 Sunday evening and police ask anyone with info who has yet to speak with them to contact the traffic unit at 403-529-8471. The victim has been identified as Frank Lucas Sinnema, 53, of Calgary. ————— UPDATE: Police concluded their ... Read More »

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Update: Three arrested after vehicle was stolen, police still searching for one man

By Mo Cranker on April 22nd, 2017

Medicine Hat News Two men and one woman have been arrested after stealing a vehicle Thursday according to a Medicine Hat Police Service. The MHPS says it is still searching for one man. After the vehicle was located by one citizen and the location was reported to the police, occupants of the vehicle fled the ... Read More »

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Should non-Catholic kids be allowed to attend Catholic schools?

By Tim Kalinowski on April 22nd, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Local school boards are still digesting the decision released by the Court of Queen’s Bench in Saskatchewan on Thursday, which ruled the provincial government is in violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Saskatchewan Act by funding non-Catholic students who attend Catholic schools. The judge in the case, Justice Donald ... Read More »

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Canalta, Co-op to build big on south side

By Collin Gallant on April 22nd, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Commercial development in the city’s southeast quadrant is officially booming again. Signs went up Friday to announce upcoming projects by Canalta Hotels and South Country Co-op on city-owned land at a Strachan Road lot currently part of a conditional sale to Canalta’s land development wing. A new hotel and Co-op retail complex, two ... Read More »

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Should non-Catholic kids be allowed to attend Catholic schools?

By Tim Kalinowski on April 22nd, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Local school boards are still digesting the decision released by the Court of Queen’s Bench in Saskatchewan on Thursday, which ruled the provincial government there is in violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Saskatchewan Act by funding non-Catholic students who attend Catholic schools. The judge in the case, Justice ... Read More »

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Fire decision will cost county residents

By Tim Kalinowski on April 22nd, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKAl When the county switches to covering Desert Blume and Dunmore with a volunteer fire force, once its services agreement with the city lapses in December, insurance rates in those communities will go up, says Canadian accredited insurance broker Gord Cowan of Cowan Agencies Ltd. “Fire insurance is calculated based on three primary things. ... Read More »

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Rotary Clubs inch closer to worldwide eradication of polio

By Mo Cranker on April 22nd, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Rotary Clubs around the world have been fighting polio disease since 1985. Now 32 years later, the group of clubs is just two countries and five new cases away from eradicating the disease from Earth. “It’s a pretty exciting time for Rotary members across the world,” said Medicine Hat Rotary Club member Sandy ... Read More »

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Two-way traffic will help with access

By Collin Gallant on April 22nd, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Two-way traffic is coming to a section of a major downtown route to help motorists circumvent difficult road construction on South Railway Street. As well, a mobile tourism centre will set up on the site of an area business that will go on hiatus due to the road plan. Starting Monday through late ... Read More »

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City Notebook: Provincial aid for flood work could be coming Monday

By Collin Gallant on April 22nd, 2017

April showers bring May flowers but this time of year also brings news of flood mitigation grants that officials at Medicine Hat city hall are anxiously awaiting. Wait no more — such an announcement is planned for Monday afternoon, it was publicized in a late release on Friday. Ever since major flooding in 2013, the ... Read More »

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World Book Day to be celebrated Sunday

By Mo Cranker on April 22nd, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Book lovers around the world will be celebrating World Book Day Sunday, probably by reading a chapter or two of their favourite. Hatters can celebrate by heading to the public library from 1-5:30 p.m. where they’ll find a range of things to do. “One of the big things we’re doing Sunday is showcasing ... Read More »

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