July 17th, 2018

Local News

Hut 8 completes 10-acre facility

By Collin Gallant on July 17th, 2018

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Hut 8 Cryptocurrency says it has now completed its Medicine Hat facility — a sprawling 10-acre site on the wind-beaten prairie where super computers the size of train cars seek out and verify online financial transactions. The company stated Monday it has installed the last of 40 planned “block box units” two months ... Read More »

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Beasley stands by comments

By Gillian Slade on July 17th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Two comments that Todd Beasley made on May 23, 2017, on a Geert Wilders supporters Facebook page, has brought an end to his bid to be the next United Conservative Party candidate in the Brooks-Medicine Hat riding. “… Muslims i.e. Fools who are really worshiping Satan,” reads Beasley’s first post in part. ... Read More »

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Council OK’s local zoning for pot stores

By Collin Gallant on July 17th, 2018

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Medicine Hat city council has passed land-use regulations that would confine recreational cannabis outlets to some major commercial corridors and industrial parks, but without distance requirements from liquor stores and other pot sellers. The bylaw, including a map passed 6-1, was called a “careful” approach to allowing sales of soon-to-be legal marijuana this ... Read More »

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Anti-immigrant messages posted on church

By Jeremy Appel on July 17th, 2018

Southern Alberta Newspapers Rev. Chelsea Masterman of Westminster United Church returned after a joint Sunday service with Fifth Avenue Memorial to discover her church had been defaced with racially charged, anti-immigrant posters. The materials read “Immigration = White Genocide,” a slogan associated with a white supremacist conspiracy theory. This was particularly distressing for Masterman, given ... Read More »

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Province issues service dog decals for business, schools to display and show inclusion

By Gillian Slade on July 17th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Service dog window decals for business premises, schools and workplaces to display are available through the provincial government to assist service dogs and owners. The purpose of the decals is to promote inclusion and increase awareness about the rights of those with service dogs to bring their qualified service dogs into any ... Read More »

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Minor injuries from highway rollover

By Medicine Hat News on July 16th, 2018

A 32-year-old man was taken to hospital with minor injuries following a rollover just east of the Medicine Hat early Monday morning. Redcliff RCMP report that the incident occurred around 2:30 a.m., on the Trans-Canada Highway, right before the Cypress County/Medicine Hat boundary. It’s believed there was no criminal reason behind the collision, said Staff ... Read More »

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Cannabis store zoning set to be debated tonight by city council

By Collin Gallant on July 16th, 2018

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant City council will debate tonight a final zoning proposal of where cannabis stores can locate in Medicine Hat, but after a public consultation last winter on the controversial topic, only one formal submission will be considered in a public hearing. Alberta Health Services says in a letter that will presented at tonight’s city ... Read More »

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Crowning moment for Stampede queen, princess

By Peggy Revell on July 16th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com If at first you don’t succeed, try again. This life lesson especially holds true as Haley Schlenker was named the 2018 Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede queen Saturday evening, while Abby Perrett was named as princess. “It’s like it was written in the stars for both of us,” said Schlenker, explaining that the pair ... Read More »

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‘It was a great honour’

By Peggy Revell on July 16th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com It’s been a whirlwind of a year for Lacey Palichuk and Ava Padfield, who handed over the royalty reins Saturday evening to the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede’s new queen and princess. “In 2017, my dream finally came true,” said Palichuk, who has always wanted to ride into the MHES as queen. Fulfilling that ... Read More »

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Annual garden tour celebrates local green thumbs

By Peggy Revell on July 16th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com Gardeners in the Gas City were showcased Sunday with the Medicine Hat and District Horticultural Society’s Garden Tour. The 27th edition of this event was close to a sell out, said vice-president Mel Deydey. “And we’re happy with that.” “The pride of ownership is phenomenal,” said Deydey, with six of the seven gardens on ... Read More »

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