October 24th, 2020

Local News

Separatist candidates in SW Saskatchewan

By Medicine Hat News on October 24th, 2020

Voters in east-central and southwest Saskatchewan will have a separatist candidate to consider in Monday’s provincial election. Buffalo Party of Saskatchewan candidates are officially registered in Cypress Hills and Kindersley ridings. The party, which was known until last June as “Wexit Saskatchewan,” has 17 candidates registered in the province’s 61 ridings. Voting takes place Monday. ... Read More »

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MHPS online calendar has photo radar information

By MO CRANKER on October 24th, 2020

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker The Medicine Hat Police Service is now releasing a calendar at the beginning of each month with photo radar information for each day. The calendar has three photo radar sites listed for each day, two of which are school or playground zones. The third listing each day is an urban area street. “We’re still ... Read More »

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MHPS charges one of its own with sex assault

By Medicine Hat News on October 24th, 2020

A Medicine Hat police constable has been charged with sexual assault and relieved of his duties without pay, the Medicine Hat Police Service announced Friday afternoon. Chance Franklin is a 12-year veteran of the local police force and is said to have been off duty at the time of the alleged incident. A release states ... Read More »

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Work to end polio once and for all continues

By COLLIN GALLANT on October 24th, 2020

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Work to protect the world’s children from the crippling effects of polio continues 65 years after a safe reliable vaccine was certified. That work is being highlighted this week in Medicine Hat, where local members of the Rotary Club are discussing the global effort of the service club, as well as Medicine Hat’s own ... Read More »

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Pay cut not enough, says lobby group

By GILLIAN SLADE on October 24th, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Premier Jason Kenney’s decision to cut the salaries of political staff is to be applauded but the government needs to address government employees in general and the salaries of elected officials, says the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. Effective Oct. 19, the government reduced the pay of UCP staff by seven per cent, shaving close to ... Read More »

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Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on new homes

By Medicine Hat News on October 24th, 2020

Two single-parent families in Medicine Hat will be working on their new homes this winter after a rush this fall to get digging on the new Habitat for Humanity project in Medicine Hat. About two dozen dignitaries, Habitat volunteers, the families and construction officials gathered in Southlands for a sod-turning ceremony. The basement has already ... Read More »

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Six local women receive PEO Sisterhood scholarships

By MO CRANKER on October 24th, 2020

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker MO CRANKER Local Journalism Initiative Reporter mcranker@medicinehatnews.com Twitter: mocranker Six local woman have been awarded scholarships through the P.E.O Sisterhood. The local winners are Samara Wilson-Muir, Kennedy Galloway, Litany Bloomfield, Rae-anne Ziegenhagel, Mackenzie Marsall and Adele Gemmell. The six young women are the recipients of the Florence E. Taylor Scholarship, worth $1,000 for each ... Read More »

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Santa Claus Fund launches another 50/50

By Medicine Hat News on October 24th, 2020

What is more scary than the idea of a monster under your bed? How about no presents under the Christmas tree? For some in the community, this is a reality. The Medicine Hat News Santa Claus Fund Society is launching the, “Christmas Shouldn’t Have to be Scary” 50/50 draw. “We had such a great success ... Read More »

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UCP job cuts in ag research deal major blow to Lethbridge, Brooks and Alberta’s future E

By Ryan Dahlman Alberta Newspaper Group on October 24th, 2020

The Alberta provincial government has been talking about cuts to the civil service for a while and it has now hit agriculture. The Lethbridge Research Centre, which is the district office for Alberta Agriculture and the Crop Diversification Centre South (CDCS) in Brooks had an undisclosed number of employees lose their jobs Wednesday. The Alberta ... Read More »

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Next step in contracting out hospital laundry taken

By GILLIAN SLADE on October 24th, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade The next step on the pathway to privatizing laundry services at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital has been taken. Alberta Health Services has released a request for proposals for private companies to submit bids to take over laundry services. The RFP process will take about four months including reviewing all the submissions. When the changeover ... Read More »

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