December 13th, 2019

Local News

Optimal learning coaches enhancing student experience in public schools

By Medicine Hat News on December 13th, 2019

The Medicine Hat Public School Division heard a presentation from six of its eight optimal learning coaches at Tuesday evening’s board meeting. This is the third year of the program, in which the group of coaches – who are themselves trained teachers – go to various schools in the division to assist teachers in the ... Read More »

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Nearly $50K raised for Santa Claus Fund

By MO CRANKER on December 13th, 2019

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@MHNmocranker The Hat community got together Thursday night at DayzOff Pub to support the 29th annual Santa Claus Fund auction – Darren Lutz has been a part of every single one. The auctioneer walked up to his podium around 7 p.m. and spent the next few hours calling the auction – in turn, he helped ... Read More »

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Little Owl Learning Centre hosting children’s Christmas party Sunday

By MO CRANKER on December 13th, 2019

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@MHNmocranker A local learning centre is opening its doors Sunday and inviting Hat children to a Christmas event. Little Owl Learning Centre will be open from 1-4 p.m. and it will offer activities to children. “This is best suited for kids aged two to six but their siblings are welcome,” said owner Justine Mann. “We’re ... Read More »

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Motz applauds Scheer’s ‘depth of character’

By COLLIN GALLANT on December 13th, 2019

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Medicine Hat’s Conservative MP says he would like to see a new party leader chosen before next summer, following the surprise announcement Thursday that federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer will step down. The Regina MP and former speaker of the House will remain leader until a process elects a new leader, but a process ... Read More »

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Concerns dominate seniors consultations

By GILLIAN SLADE on December 13th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Many seniors at a city consultation on Thursday said it was more than just the building that has changed since the 2013 flood. “Previously the Veiner Centre was better. Now it’s all bureaucracy. The city has killed this place. They’ve priced themselves out,” said Melvin Oerlemans, who has been a member for 20 years. ... Read More »

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Project Rainbow hosting potluck dinner to promote inclusiveness over the Holidays

By Medicine Hat News on December 13th, 2019

Project Rainbow Medicine Hat is hosting a family winter holiday potluck dinner Dec. 18 and everyone’s invited. A poster advertising the event describes it as “a festive meal with vegan options available in a 2SLBGTQIA+ inclusive environment.” Guests are encouraged to bring their own holiday-inspired dishes to Today Is INC on N. Railway Street SE. ... Read More »

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Crowd gathers for Ronald McDonald House lighting event

By GILLIAN SLADE on December 13th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade The switching on of Christmas lights at the Medicine Hat Ronald McDonald House on Thursday evening was just the first of many significant events that will be held there. “The lights signify we are closer to the opening,” said Jason Evanson, CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities Alberta. Evanson talked of the community’s generosity ... Read More »

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Crown attorneys looking for independent bargaining

By JEREMY APPEL on December 13th, 2019

jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel A former Medicine Hat prosecutor is working on getting the Alberta Crown Attorneys Association certified as an independent bargaining unit. ACAA treasurer Matthew Block, who now resides in Calgary but worked as a prosecutor in Medicine Hat from 2009-2013, told the News they’re trying to change a requirement under the Public Service Employees Relations ... Read More »

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Grain marketing firm to build new elevator at Swift

By Medicine Hat News on December 13th, 2019

Grain marketing company G3 will build a new high-efficiency elevator at Swift Current in 2020, the successor to the Canadian Wheat Board announced on Thursday morning. The facility, complete with loop-track loading scheme, would have a capacity of 42,000 tonnes and, pending final regulatory approval, would accept deliveries in 2021. The Winnipeg-based firm that acquired ... Read More »

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Closing store owner holds out hope for downtown

By COLLIN GALLANT on December 13th, 2019

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant A local businessman who’s shutting down his high-profile store downtown, remains a big booster for the city centre and says a lot is possible despite hard times for Hatters and the businesses they support. Valhalla Pure Outfitters has sold high-quality outdoor gear, like tents, parkas and sports kits for nearly four years in the ... Read More »

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