July 24th, 2021

Local News

Clugston to call for third-party audit

By COLLIN GALLANT on July 24th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Mayor Ted Clugston says he will call for a third-party audit of how a potential privatization of Invest Medicine Hat was handled, saying it will likely “vindicate” city hall’s actions, but says any changes to economic development and municipal land sales are likely now on hold until after the October election. “It’s unfortunate, because ... Read More »

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A place of unity and healing: Man who helped bring and dedicate Saamis Tepee organizing healing round dance

By COLLIN GALLANT on July 24th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant A man who helped bring and dedicate the Saamis Tepee in Medicine Hat says the site should be re-energized as a place of unity and healing. Longtime Hat resident Ross Cross Child, a Blood Tribe member who attended Day School at Standoff, was an original member of the Saamis Tepee Association that helped bring ... Read More »

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City Notebook: Cannonball!

By COLLIN GALLANT on July 24th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Only one word describes what happened this week on the lazy river that flows placidly towards next October’s city elections. “Cannonball!” After candidate filings trickled in during a now yearlong process starting in January, now everybody’s waded in on the controversy over the handling of the city’s economic development contract. Those who filed early ... Read More »

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MLA Drew Barnes establishes Independent Cypress-Medicine Hat constituency agency

By Medicine Hat News on July 24th, 2021

Independent MLA Drew Barnes has established a new Cypress-Medicine Hat constituency association which is seeking new members. Barnes was supported by the UCP constituency association until he was kicked out of caucus earlier this year, following weeks of questioning the direction of the ruling provincial party. According to the constituency association’s website, it was registered ... Read More »

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Worming her way to the top: Doerksen developed her business from the ground up

By ANNA SMITH, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on July 24th, 2021

Coming into nearly three years of operation, TRAD Worm Industries LTD continues to explore what it means to have healthy soil and healthy food. The company’s CEO, Roxanne Doerksen, described the beginnings of the idea as a “cacophony of events” that took place while she was attending classes at Medicine Hat College. “I retired from ... Read More »

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Orka rescinds proposal: Lone company to bid on taking over Invest Medicine Hat withdraws

By COLLIN GALLANT on July 24th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant The only company to bid on taking over Invest Medicine Hat has rescinded its proposal after public complaints the process appeared tainted, and it hopes “more discussion” will dispel that notion. Orka Management stated in a press release on Friday afternoon that “the perception of a conflict of interest is sufficient to remove our ... Read More »

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Redcliff RCMP arrest woman in relation to car prowling

By MEDICINE HAT NEWS on July 24th, 2021

https://www.medicinehatnews.com@MedicineHatNews Redcliff Mounties have arrested a Medicine Hat women in relation to car prowling in the town. Just before 7 a.m. on Thursday, RCMP officers were called to a four block radius at the 400-900 Blocks of First and Second Streets SE to discover several vehicles had been broken into and loose change, wallets and ... Read More »

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Taber police arrest three on drug trafficking charges

By Medicine Hat News on July 24th, 2021

A year-long drug trafficking investigation by Taber police ended last week with the arrest of three individuals. Taber police say officers conducted a traffic stop between Taber and Barnwell, where the individuals were charged, and cash, cocaine and illicit pills were seized. Arthur Doyle Cranston, 61, Tyler Tysen Mercer, 50, and Esther Schmitt Fehr, 26, ... Read More »

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Mayoral candidate says city hall should have mental health department

By COLLIN GALLANT on July 23rd, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant A candidate for mayor says the city should take the lead on tackling social problems like drug addiction, crime and suicide by creating a dedicated department of mental health within city hall. “This city is dealing with major mental health issues and suicide without any help from our municipal government,” said Tony Leahy, a ... Read More »

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Liberals announce first candidate for Southeast Alberta

By MEDICINE HAT NEWS on July 23rd, 2021

https://www.medicinehatnews.com@MedicineHatNews The federal Liberal Party has announced its first candidate in Southeast Alberta. Getahun Shawile, an engineer based in Calgary, was acclaimed as the Liberal candidate in the riding of Bow River when the next election is called, the party’s website states. He is the first Liberal nomination in Alberta outside of a major city, ... Read More »

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