June 23rd, 2018

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Rich hues of red and pink brighten the holidays

By Gillian Slade on December 9th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade They have rich hues with a velvety texture that simply heralds Christmas. Hundreds and hundreds of pointsettia plants pour into garden centres in the run up to Christmas and standing in the greenhouse observing row upon row can put you in the spirit of Christmas. “There’s for sure 10 different varieties,” said ... Read More »

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Compassionate Friends hosting candle lighting and tea on Sunday

By Medicine Hat News on December 9th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Compassionate Friends is holding its 32nd annual Memorial Candle Lighting and Friendship Tea on Sunday. Attendees are asked to bring their own unique memorial candle and a photograph of their child. A poem, reading or song to share is also welcome. Free-will contributions to support the local chapter of The Compassionate ... Read More »

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Local school divisions concerned about increased prescription drug use

By Tim Kalinowski on December 9th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Last week Medicine Hat’s three largest school districts — SD76, Medicine Hat Catholic and Prairie Rose — released a joint statement expressing shared concern “regarding drug use (Fentanyl) and overdoses in Medicine Hat and area.” While the statement was not tied to any specific incident, PRSD superintendent Roger Clark confirmed he has heard ... Read More »

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Air ambulance contractor hopes to build here soon

By Gillian Slade on December 9th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The new air ambulance contractor expects approvals to build a facility at the airport before Christmas with construction following swiftly. CanWest Air is working with city officials for a lease and development permit, details of which will be presented at the development and infrastructure committee on Wednesday and then to council on ... Read More »

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Flu numbers continue to skyrocket over last year

By Gillian Slade on December 9th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A total of 725 new cases of influenza across the province have been confirmed by Alberta Health Services in the past week, and there have been another three deaths. This flu season, there have been 1,448 laboratory-confirmed cases of the “A” strain, and 324 of the “B” strain. A week ago those ... Read More »

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MHC business students pitch their best ideas

By Tim Kalinowski on December 9th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Medicine Hat College business management students in the Entrepreneurial Experience class got an opportunity to feel all the pressure and adrenaline rush of a real Dragon’s Den-style pitch competition Friday at the Cultural Centre. As course instructor Miranda Davies explained, her students were playing for high stakes with their pitches. “No grades went ... Read More »

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Nobody jinx it: Warm weather continues

By Gillian Slade on December 9th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade After two early dumpings of snow and some pretty cold weather, it suddenly feels as though it could be spring already. Temperatures are about a dozen degrees warmer than usual and we should think of it as “nature’s pre-Christmas gift,” says Environment Canada. “Normal highs in Medicine Hat would be – 3 ... Read More »

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French school board files complaint over language used to negotiate

By Tim Kalinowski on December 9th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal The Conseil scolaire FrancoSud school board, which includes Ecole Les Cypres in Medicine Hat, is confirming it has made a labour board relations complaint against the Alberta Teachers’ Association’s Francophone bargaining unit because the unit had demanded FrancoSud’s English-speaking consultant bargain exclusively in French. “In each negotiations,” FrancoSud said in statement released Friday ... Read More »

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Swift Current byelection Monday will choose Brad Wall’s Sask Party replacement

By Collin Gallant on December 9th, 2017

Alberta Newspapers Sask Party members in Swift Current will vote Monday on who will be their candidate to replace Brad Wall as the riding’s MLA. Wall, who has said he will resign as Saskatchewan’s premier in the new year, made his final appearance in the Legislature this week. A byelection to replace him as the ... Read More »

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A bit more transparency at city hall

By Collin Gallant on December 8th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The general public is now getting a glimpse of what happens behind closed doors at city, town and county council meetings — but just a glimpse — after new local governance rules were brought in by the province. Councils, committee and commissions typically convene prior to public meetings to discuss financial planning, potential ... Read More »

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