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Water-colour artist hosting information session at Esplanade on Wednesday

By Gillian Slade on July 8th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Whether you are a watercolour artist or just love the skill others have to paint a scene, you might enjoy an event on Wednesday. An information presentation by Nicole Bauberger: A Painter on the Road, will take place in the Esplanade Studio Theatre July 12 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Bauberger has been painting ... Read More »

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Solution in the works for issue involving pilots distracted by greenhouses

By Tim Kalinowski on July 8th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Cypress County planning supervisor Jeffrey Dowling confirms the stakeholder group-involved discussions about lit greenhouses near the airport is inching closer to a solution. “We haven’t quite come to a consensus,” he admits. “But we all want to create a situation where the greenhouses can continue to operate and still protect the viability and ... Read More »

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Man pleads to mischief for February grassfire near Gas City Campground

By Peggy Revell on July 7th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A man charged with arson over a grassfire in an open field by the Gas City Campground and Clarion Hotel pled guilty to a lesser charge of mischief Friday. Sentencing for Wesley Vanbocquestal, 61, is now set for Oct. 4, as the man’s defence counsel requested a pre-sentencing report — something that can ... Read More »

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SD76 rejects gender policy petition for second time

By Tim Kalinowski on July 7th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal SD76 is rejecting a petition submitted by local group Concerned Parents of SD76 opposing the division’s Gender and Sexual Identity Policy 622 for a second time. The division publicly announced its decision on Friday. “Our secretary treasurer Jerry Labossiere examined the amended petition, and used the Education Act to measure whether or not ... Read More »

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Afternoon fire does some damage, but causes no injury

By Mo Cranker on July 6th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A black smoke cloud appeared just off of Highway 3 late this afternoon after a fire started at a property in Cypress County. According to Cypress County deputy fire chief John McBain the fire appears to have been caused by a faulty battery charger. “From the home owner’s account, what it’s looking ... Read More »

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Hatters shocked by shaking from Montana earthquake

By Collin Gallant on July 6th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Was it, or wasn’t it? Couldn’t be? Could it? Hatters who had an uneasy feeling after midnight on Thursday morning awoke to discover they were likely feeling a magnitude 5.8 earthquake that was centred in western Montana at about 12:30 a.m. MST. That tremor was followed by seven smaller quakes over the next ... Read More »

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Semi-automatic rifle found by city police after Calgary pair comes to collect drug debt

By Medicine Hat News on July 4th, 2017

Two Calgary residents who came to Medicine Hat to collect a drug debt on Canada are facing weapon and drug charges. Medicine Hat police say that in the early morning hours of July 1 the pair forced their way into a home in the 800 block of Eighth Street N.W. After being called to the ... Read More »

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City natural gas rate down for July

By Medicine Hat News on July 4th, 2017

City gas rates are down and electricity rates are up for the month of July. The city utility department’s rate for natural gas in July has been set at $2.34 per gigajoule, down 61 cents from $2.95 in the month of June. The power price for July sits at 3.88 cents per kilowatt hour up ... Read More »

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Heat wave hits the Hat

By Mo Cranker on July 3rd, 2017

Medicine Hat News Extreme heat warnings are in effect for large portions of southern Alberta, including Medicine Hat and locales throughout Cypress County, the counties of Forty Mile and Newell and the Special Areas. The forecasted highs for Medicine Hat for the remainder of the week all top 30 C, with temperatures climbing to 36 ... Read More »

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SEASAR uses training exercise for one last, unsuccessful search for missing man

By Mo Cranker on July 2nd, 2017

Medicine Hat News South East Alberta Search and Rescue traveled by boat Sunday from Sandy Point Park all the way back to Strathcona Island Park holding a group-training exercise, while searching for the man who went missing in the South Saskatchewan River weeks ago. SEASAR president Paul Carolan says the group has wanted to do ... Read More »

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