October 22nd, 2021

Local News

52 Hatters have died from COVID in 66 days

By MEDICINE HAT NEWS on October 21st, 2021

https://www.medicinehatnews.com@MedicineHatNews The number of COVID-19 cases in Medicine Hat has well surpassed the number of seats in the Medicine Hat Arena, while 52 deaths from the respiratory infection have been recorded in just the past 66 days. A total of 4,005 recoveries in those with a City of Medicine Hat address had been diagnosed as ... Read More »

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Kilpatrick re-elected in Redcliff

By MEDICINE HAT NEWS on October 21st, 2021

https://www.medicinehatnews.com@MedicineHatNews Incumbent Dwight won a four-way race for mayor pf Redcliff, fending off a hard challenge from one-term councillor Shawna Gale. Voting totals on Monday from the town show Kilpatrick won the contest with 656 votes to Gale’s 363. Also running were former mayor Ernie Reimer (238 votes) and challenger Mark Payne (105 votes). Along ... Read More »

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Catholic schools superintendent honoured after receiving Doctorate of Education

By KENDALL KING, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on October 21st, 2021

kking@medicinehatnews.com Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education’s superintendent, Dwayne Zarichny, has recently completed his Doctorate of Education. Zarichny was honoured during the MHCBE’s public board meeting on Oct. 12. “At some point in my life, I knew that I wanted to engage in and complete (a doctorate degree),” Zarichny told the News. “Once I started ... Read More »

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Solar plant planned for Gleichen region gets approval by utilities commission

By MEDICINE HAT NEWS on October 21st, 2021

https://www.medicinehatnews.com@MedicineHatNews A new solar power plant near the Trans-Canada Highway at Gleichen has been approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission. “Gleichen Solar” would be built on 71 acres of private land located about two kilometres northeast of town and likely visible from where the TCH curves northward. The original applicant was TIU Canada Ukraine Holdco., ... Read More »

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First female majority in Hat council history

By KENDALL KING, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on October 21st, 2021

kking@medicinehatnews.com Medicine Hat city council underwent one of the most dramatic changes in its history Monday, going from seven males and one female to one led by a female majority. Ramona Robins, Allison Knodel, Alison Van Dyke, Cassi Hider and Shila Sharps were all elected as first time city councillors. They are joined by Medicine ... Read More »

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Agriculture waste collection on Oct. 26

By Medicine Hat News on October 21st, 2021

The Cleanfarms waste collection will be at Nutrien Ag Solutions in Medicine Hat on Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Farmers are encouraged to drop off unwanted or obsolete agricultural and commercial pesticides, as well as expired livestock and equine medications. All products must be in a sealed or spill-proof container. Fertilizer, diluted ... Read More »

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Correction: Voter turnout in Medicine Hat was 40%

By MEDICINE HAT NEWS on October 21st, 2021

https://www.medicinehatnews.com@MedicineHatNews A report in Wednesday’s edition may have left readers with an incorrect view of voter turnout in this week’s municipal election. An unfortunate wording choice gave the impression that voter turnout had improved by 40% over the 2017 election, when, in fact, the actual turnout this year was 40%. That is still an improvement ... Read More »

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Parent’s drive, company’s generosity pave way for court

By LAUREN THOMSON Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on October 21st, 2021

lthomson@medicinehatnews.com A new outdoor basketball court at Alexandra Middle School will serve students and the community thanks to the initiative of a local parent and donation from paving company, LMT. Todd Samuelson, AMS principal, said the existing court was about 30 years old, with badly cracked pavement and worn out hoops. The plan for a ... Read More »

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Hatter organizes costume swap so all can enjoy Halloween

By Medicine Hat News on October 21st, 2021

A local woman is hoping to make Halloween less stressful for Medicine Hat families with a costume swap. Miranda Christensen first organized the costume swap in 2020 in hopes of providing appropriately-sized costumes to children who might have otherwise gone without. “I thought it would be a good idea to start it because money was ... Read More »

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Former school building in Flats sells

By COLLIN GALLANT on October 21st, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant An historic school in the Flats is set to be redeveloped into premier apartment suites by a local company, the News has learned. Cambridge Developments has purchased the 1912-era school building located on Allowance Avenue and Balmoral Street in the River Flats that was listed for sale last spring. That sale was approved by ... Read More »

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