May 31st, 2020

Local News

Prairie Gleaners Society will open vegetable drying again; by appointment booking only

By Medicine Hat News on May 30th, 2020

The Prairie Gleaners Society will be returning to its business of preparing vegetables for dehydration starting Wednesday, however it will be operating by appointment only. Prairie Gleaners made the announcement in a Friday release, adding it will be allowing only 15 people on site at a time – all of whom must wear gloves and ... Read More »

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Invest Medicine Hat launches incentive program for residential builders

By Medicine Hat News on May 30th, 2020

An incentive for builders of residential buildings has been announced by Invest Medicine Hat. The program is designed to encourage residential construction of single detached houses and duplexes in greenfield subdivisions in Medicine Hat. Licensed builders that register for the program will receive a $10,000 rebate once construction has been completed to the weeping tile ... Read More »

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S. Railway recycling station closing July 31

By Medicine Hat News on May 30th, 2020

The city’s drop-off recycling depot at 1040 S. Railway St. SE will close permanently July 31. Due to the successful residential recycling collection program, the city says there is no need for four drop-off depots in town. The remaining three sites are at Shamrock, Kipling Street and Medicine Hat Mall. Since the start of residential ... Read More »

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Stand-off suspect charged with prohibited weapons offence after search

By Medicine Hat News on May 30th, 2020

A man has been charged with possession of prohibited weapons following the execution of a criminal code search warrant at a residence on Ross Street on Thursday. Medicine Hat Police Service recovered a firearm silencer, a conducted energy weapon, a set of nunchucks, a switchblade knife, pepper spray and throwing stars, along with $4,700 USD ... Read More »

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COVID can’t curb a century celebration

By GILLIAN SLADE on May 30th, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade The unexpected surprise of a 100th birthday celebration in the middle of the COVID pandemic was emotional for Anne Mugleston on Friday. “It’s overwhelming. More than I expected, ever,” she said with a smile. A convoy of vehicles drove through the parking lot at The Wellington where Mugleston has lived since the seniors’ residence ... Read More »

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Virtual Kidney Walk finds strength in its new format

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on May 30th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Kidney Walk was presented with an obstacle to overcome when the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the cancellation of public gatherings across the country, but in true fighting form, the Kidney Foundation found a way to overcome the hurdle and create something even stronger. While participants of the June 7 event won’t be able to ... Read More »

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French-fry HALO fundraiser could double goal

By GILLIAN SLADE on May 30th, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Support for the HALO fundraiser at Western Tractor was so strong the lineup of vehicles waiting to get in was long enough they had to start early. At 9:30 a.m. an estimated 1,000 vehicles had already driven in at one end, collected a free bag of McCain frozen french fries and at the other ... Read More »

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Temporary berm in Harlow goes up just in case

By GILLIAN SLADE on May 30th, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Work has started on a temporary berm to protect homes in Harlow in case the South Saskatchewan River should flood this year. Homes on Finlay Court, close to Harris Street where the permanent berm ends, will be protected with an eight-foot high, three-metre wide clay base berm for 69 metres. Another 25 metres will ... Read More »

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Heritage in the Hat: Grist for the Mill

By Malcolm Sissons on May 30th, 2020

The recent announcement of the closing of the Parrish and Heimbecker grain handling facility on Kipling Street brings to an end an important chapter in the industrial heritage of Medicine Hat. Our city was once a major milling centre for Western Canada, with four flour mills. The Medicine Hat Milling Co. was established by John ... Read More »

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Division Avenue water, sewer project will see temporary closure at Eighth Street SW

By Medicine Hat News on May 29th, 2020

Work to replace aging water and sewer infrastructure on Division Avenue S., continues and requires the closure of the intersection of Eighth Street SE and Division Avenue, effective June 1. This is necessary to ensure minimal interruption to water service on the SE Hill while work continues at the intersection of Fifth Street SE and ... Read More »

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