July 22nd, 2018

Local News

Low flow caused sewage woe

By Collin Gallant on July 21st, 2018

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Current work on sewer lines under Carry Drive is, at least in part, a lingering result of failed real estate development on the other end of town, the News has learned. Utility officials confirm a $4.5-million repair project, now underway, is needed due to the type of piping used in an expansion 14 ... Read More »

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Owner watches coyote take her dog

By Gillian Slade on July 21st, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade It was a terrifying moment for Diane Galvez as her little Yorkshire Terrier being carried off in the jaws of a coyote. The Connaught area resident had her dog Little Man at her side one minute and then it all went wrong. “I turned my head for a second and turned back ... Read More »

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Motz calls for immediate trade action

By Collin Gallant on July 21st, 2018

cgallatn@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The region’s Member of Parliament says action is needed in the Commons this summer on a lingering trade pact with Asian nations, trade in general, pipeline development and border security. “I’d even give up pancakes to knock a few of these things off,” said Glen Motz, the MP in Medicine Hat where the ... Read More »

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Annual Chili Cookoff has Down Under flair

By Mo Cranker on July 21st, 2018

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Medicine Hat chili lovers will be getting a taste of Australia today. Christine Bridgman has lived in Australia for the past 13 years and is in town this weekend with two of her sisters for a camping trip. In the name of fun, the trio decided to enter the Chili Cookoff. “Every year ... Read More »

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City notebook: Powered up – electricity getting all the spotlight time

By Collin Gallant on July 21st, 2018

News comes in bunches, and this week everyone is talking about juice. Power, electricity, the electrons that power air-conditioners or find Internet currency, can be created out of wind, coal, gas, water in a dam, the sun’s rays, or even a monkey riding a properly fitted bicycle. — This week the New Democrats believe the ... Read More »

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Cypress Hills celebrating Parks Day

By Jeremy Appel on July 21st, 2018

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park has a slew of festivities today celebrating national Parks Day, along with about 30 other parks across Alberta. The Alberta government invested $37 million in capital upgrades for the province’s parks this year, including funding for trail redevelopment at Cypress Hills, according to a news release from Environment and ... Read More »

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Riverside residents asked to restrict water use next week

By Collin Gallant on July 21st, 2018

Medicine Hat News Residents of Riverside and along Parkview Close are asked to voluntarily reduce their water use next week as new water mains are installed. Replacing the fixtures along Second Avenue from July 23-26 will mean less capacity, said Brian Murphy, general manager of environmental utilities. Outdoor watering and washing vehicles could put added ... Read More »

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Barnes blasted for blurry carbon talk

By Collin Gallant on July 20th, 2018

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Shannon Phillips says Albertans — and Hatters in particular — should demand answers to how an opposition promise to cancel the carbon levy will affect economic growth in the southeast. It comes the day after the environment minister said her government intends to honour green energy supply contracts with companies planning to build ... Read More »

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Anticipation mounts for ‘new’ Veiner Centre

By Gillian Slade on July 20th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade With just five days to the official opening of the “new” Veiner Centre, it is already soliciting enthusiasm about the design, spaciousness and inviting atmosphere. “We’ve done a few series of tours over the last few days … the enthusiasm for the space, it is hard not to be really excited,” said ... Read More »

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Park program offers interactive take on the Hat

By Medicine Hat News on July 20th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Experiments at the Dock is a hands-on approach opportunity to explore wetlands, and it will take place Sunday at the Kin Coulee Dock starting at 7 p.m. It is a great opportunity for children and adults to discover local wildlife by activities that can be recreated at home, said Mike Gurski, park ... Read More »

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