August 23rd, 2019

Local News

Mastermind Toys hopes to bring a classic toy-store experience to Medicine Hat

By Medicine Hat News on August 23rd, 2019

Mastermind Toys’ 13th store in Alberta opens this weekend at Strachan Corner in Medicine Hat. It is a 4,000 square-foot specialty toy retailer. “We are thrilled to expand our reach in southern Alberta, and are excited to introduce families in Medicine Hat and the surrounding communities to a fun new store bursting with the best ... Read More »

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MHC hosting information session on the benefits of electric vehicles

By Medicine Hat News on August 23rd, 2019

Medicine Hat College is hosting a free information session Aug. 30 on the environmental and economic benefits of electric vehicles. A news release from MHC says the event’s purpose is to “share unbiased and factual information” about electric vehicles and explain why many people are making the switch from traditional cars to electric. Attendees will ... Read More »

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Counties strategize over gas tax change

By COLLIN GALLANT on August 23rd, 2019

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Officials from 15 Alberta counties with the most exposure to the depressed shallow natural gas sector – including Cypress and Newell – met Wednesday to strategize ahead of a promised provincial review of how gas wells are assessed for property tax purposes. The meeting, held in Three Hills, was the first face-to-face gathering of ... Read More »

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Close call in another bullmastiff incident

By GILLIAN SLADE on August 23rd, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Less than a week after little Rufus was attacked by a bullmastiff in Crescent Heights there has been another incident with a bullmastiff in Medicine Hat. Suzanne O’Connell was taking her dog on leash for a walk along the river path on Wednesday when a large bullmastiff came charging through the trees, she said. ... Read More »

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Local woman reaches 100 years, and counting

By GILLIAN SLADE on August 23rd, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Daisy Behiel was born on a farm near Dafoe, Sask., just nine months after the end of the First World War She celebrated her 100th birthday on Thursday, Aug. 22. She thinks back to her childhood and there is one word that comes to mind: “Work,” she said. “Inside and outside, upstairs and downstairs,” ... Read More »

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Concerns over Brooks Solar expansion leads to public hearing

By Medicine Hat News on August 23rd, 2019

A plan to triple the size of the Brooks Solar farm will proceed to a public hearing after nine neighbouring landowners filed statements of concern about the project. The Alberta Utility Commission called for public feedback in late June regarding Elemental Energy’s plan to expand its facility near the Trans-Canada Highway on to parts of ... Read More »

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Local author releases part 2 of novella series

By MO CRANKER on August 23rd, 2019

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@MHNmocranker A local author has published the second part of a novella series she launched last year. Pam Robertson, who moved to the Hat within the past year, released Border Shock on Thursday, which is the second instalment in her Morgan Winfeld series. “It’s always exciting to release something new,” Robertson said. “Any time you ... Read More »

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Equine-assisted speech therapy chock full of benefits, users say

By Gillian Slade on August 22nd, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Speech therapy while riding a horse has a range of benefits, including physical. Sandy Redden, speech-language pathologist Speech Language Works, says the movement of the horse actually facilitates speech. Hunter Roth, 9, did not speak when he was little. When he did finally speak it was not easy to understand what he was saying, ... Read More »

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Hut 8 profits way up thanks to lower costs, higher bitcoin price

By medicinehatnews on August 22nd, 2019

Hut 8’s profit margins have ballooned thanks to a one-third reduction of costs while the price of bitcoin more than doubled over three months, the company said in its most recent earnings report. The cryptocurrency firm, which has a major data processing operation in Medicine Hat, also says the recent rise in price of bitcoin ... Read More »

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Roast of Ken Sauer will support Community Foundation

By GILLIAN SLADE on August 22nd, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade It’s not a roast you can eat for dinner, but it could have you shaking with laughter and it will raise money for a local organization. Roast Medicine Hat takes place Nov. 1. Greg Niwa, board chair Community Foundation, says it is time to bring back the good old roast of someone well known ... Read More »

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