February 25th, 2020

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Events Calendar Feb. 24-March 1, 2020

By Medicine Hat News on February 24th, 2020

Feb. 24-27 – Play Time in the Play Space, MH Public Library, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 24 – Colouring in the Afternoon, MH Public Library, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 25 – Stitching in the Afternoon, MH Public Library, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 25 – Connecting Through Creating, MH Public Library, 7-9 p.m. Feb. 25 – Grasslands Naturalists ... Read More »

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Hatter says he will remember Broadway debut forever

By MO CRANKER on February 24th, 2020

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@MHNmocranker Hatter David Jeffery says performing on Broadway is better than he could have ever imagined. The born-and-raised Hatter made his debut on the Music Box Theatre on Feb. 11 and will remember that moment for the rest of his life. “It was a dream come true,” he said. “The show went really, really well ... Read More »

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‘Love is Louder’ launches for kids in need of a boost

By MO CRANKER on February 24th, 2020

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@MHNmocranker Hatter Amber Poelzer is hoping to help kids who are having a rough go at things. About a month ago Poelzer launched Love is Louder and hopes to reach kids of all ages across the Hat who may be in need of a pick-me-up. “There are many different reasons why kids could be going ... Read More »

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Local MRI scan wait times better than provincial average

By Medicine Hat News on February 24th, 2020

The average wait time for an MRI scan at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital is considerably less than the province as a whole, according to Alberta Health Services online data. There are a number of categories in terms of the urgency of the request and this can affect the waiting period. The data provided here is ... Read More »

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MHC wind turbines ready to turn

By Medicine Hat News on February 24th, 2020

Two SolarWind turbine prototypes at Medicine Hat College will begin turning in the coming weeks. Both Bluenergy SolarWind PowerStations were installed at the MHC campus over the past year for testing and educational purposes. Tracy Stroud, MHC’s manager of business development, says the turbines will be involved in 80 hours of commissioning tests before the ... Read More »

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MP Motz backs Buffalo Declaration

By COLLIN GALLANT on February 22nd, 2020

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Medicine Hat’s MP calls a document he signed that seeks massive overhaul of the structure and operations of the Federal government “a starting point” to address systemic problems for Albertans within confederation. The “Buffalo Declaration” harkens back to provincehood, claims Alberta has always been considered “a colony,” asks for a formal apology from Ottawa ... Read More »

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Killing of Hazel Lloyd remains unsolved

By GILLIAN SLADE on February 22nd, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Police say the homicide of a 94-year-old Medicine Hat woman in August 2012 remains unsolved. Aug. 29, 2012 at about 10:30 p.m. Medicine Hat Police Service responded to a fire in a residential apartment in the 200 block of First Street NE. Inside the apartment the body of Hazel Lloyd was found. Following an ... Read More »

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Fans put local musician’s song on shortlist

By MO CRANKER on February 22nd, 2020

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@MHNmocranker Local musician Kyle Church was one of 1,200 artists to submit music to this year’s Searchlight contest hosted by CBC. Church found out recently that he made the top 100 in the contest and is asking for the support of his city to help him make the top 10. “A friend had tagged me ... Read More »

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Local doc warns of UCP funding plan

By GILLIAN SLADE on February 22nd, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade A local physician is warning that Alberta’s health system could deteriorate and end up being more expensive as a result of a government-imposed contract with doctors. “As physicians adapt and play by the rules shoved at us from the government, it will result in a more expensive health-care system with worse outcomes for patients,” ... Read More »

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Food and Beverage Expo returns with app for ease

By MO CRANKER on February 22nd, 2020

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@MHNmocranker Tickets are on sale for one of the biggest food and drink related events of the year. The annual Food and Beverage Expo is set to take place Feb. 29 from 5-10 p.m. at the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede. “Half of the show is made up for microbreweries, vineyards and distilleries from all ... Read More »

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