July 21st, 2019

Local News

Sheepdog Trials running all weekend

By GILLIAN SLADE on July 20th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade It takes stamina, skill, and determination to herd sheep across a hills, through a valley and get them into an enclosure in less than nine minutes. Dogs at the Cypress Hill Sheepdog Trials showed appreciative spectators just how skilled they are. “We love it. Very interesting. The dogs are very strong eyed,” said Alan ... Read More »

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City Notebook: Trouble Brewing

By COLLIN GALLANT on July 20th, 2019

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant There’s a sudden sense of urgency to address the state of shallow gas industry. The province is bringing in property tax breaks and promising changes to how they are taxed going forward. Major gas producers are suggesting a voluntary curtailment program to avoid negative (not just downward, but actually less than zero) pricing situations ... Read More »

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City ordering home owners to fix bat issue

By GILLIAN SLADE on July 20th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade The city has served the property owners of a vacant house on Dominion Street SE with an order to address the issue of a bat infestation and more. The Unsightly Property Order under Section 546 (1) of the Municipal Government Act instructs the property owners to take reasonable measures to control the pest infestation, ... Read More »

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Moisture concerns easing for area farmers

By Medicine Hat News on July 20th, 2019

Moisture concerns are easing for southern Alberta farmers, but yields and crop ratings are in doubt after scattered rain fell on the region over the last weeks, according to the latest Alberta Crop Report. Stating conditions at July 16, crop conditions for most major crops in the south lagged behind local averages other areas of ... Read More »

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Methanex gives green light on third methanol plant in Louisiana

By COLLIN GALLANT on July 20th, 2019

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Methanex will move ahead with a third methanol plant in Louisiana — a project that once competed with a plan to twin the company’s Medicine Hat facility, and was more recently the subject of public showdown with a major shareholder. The company announced late Friday that construction will begin later this year in Geismar, ... Read More »

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Moon landing celebrates 50 years

By GILLIAN SLADE on July 20th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade The significance of July 20, 1969 looms large in the memory of a local resident who has carefully preserved mementos of the landing on the moon. Dr. Neil Harris was a 15 year old boy living in Edmonton with his parents when about 3 a.m. that day he and his brother watched the landing ... Read More »

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Junior exploration company operating near Brooks says its moves are paying off

By Medicine Hat News on July 20th, 2019

Medicine Hat News A junior exploration company operating near Brooks states this week that its targeting of tight oil plays in the mature Princess field is paying off. Prairie Provident Resources stated Wednesday that its new well in the southern zone of the formation was brought on line in June. It is producing 250 barrels ... Read More »

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Three Alberta construction unions file applications against company building Whitla Wind Farm

By COLLIN GALLANT on July 19th, 2019

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Three Alberta construction unions have filed applications against Borea Construction, the company building portions of the Whitla Wind farm near Medicine Hat, as well as another union that recently applied to represent its workers. The Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC) asked the Alberta Labour Relations Board in late June that it become ... Read More »

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Barnes looking for solution to inflated gas prices

By GILLIAN SLADE on July 19th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade What you are paying to fill your vehicle with gas has remained stubbornly high for weeks in Medicine Hat and a local MLA is trying to find a solution. “I am disappointed that gas prices remain the highest in Medicine Hat three weeks after many social media posts, media stories and concerns from Cypress-Medicine ... Read More »

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Lifetime Hatter named MHPSD Honoured Educator

By JEREMY APPEL on July 19th, 2019

jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel Medicine Hat Public School Division’s 2019 Honoured Educator is a product of the local public education system. “I’m humbled and appreciative,” said Terry Freeman, who was born and raised in the Hat, attending Vincent Massey and Crescent Heights High schools. He was nominated for the award by some staff at River Heights School, where ... Read More »

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