June 15th, 2021

Local News

Medicine Hat Stampede Royalty applications open until June 18

By JUSTIN SEWARD Southern Alberta Newspapers on June 11th, 2021

After a one-year hiatus due to COVID, the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Rodeo Royalty contest application is open for 2021/2022 until June 18. Successful contestants will be judged on horsemanship, personality and speeches from July 15-17. Contestants must be female and be between the ages of 18 and 24 as of July 1, and ... Read More »

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Second Friday in July is officially named Collector Car Appreciation Day in Alberta

By ALEX McCUAIG Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on June 11th, 2021

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com The provincial government’s orders-in-council notices are usually a staid affair – appointments to boards and ministerial changes to regulations that don’t require legislative votes. But Wednesday’s notice included a proclamation making the second Friday in July officially Collector Car Appreciation Day. “I’ve never heard of it,” said Dale McKim, general manager of Redcliff’s Regent ... Read More »

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Public facing monetary disaster over orphaned wells, auditor says

By ALEX McCUAIG Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on June 11th, 2021

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com The province’s auditor general says more needs to be done in how the Alberta government manages and accounts for its nearly $250 million in environmental liabilities. An advocate for reform in how the government regulates orphaned oil and gas wells says that figure is only a small tip of a mammoth iceberg taxpayers are ... Read More »

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Nationwide warrant for man wanted by Gleichen RCMP

By Medicine Hat News on June 11th, 2021

A Gleichen man is wanted on a Canada-wide arrest warrant after failing to follow conditions after he was released from prison last month. The RCMP detachment in Gleichen, west of Brooks, is alerting the community they are looking for Justin Lee Nathan Cutter, 28, for being unlawfully-at-large by failing to abide by his parole conditions. ... Read More »

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Walk-up, first-dose vaccine clinics will be set up around southern Alberta

By Medicine Hat News on June 11th, 2021

Walk-up, first-dose clinics for COVID-19 vaccine are scheduled in Medicine Hat and several locations in the south zone, Alberta Health Services has announced. No appointment was required for first-dose Pfizer shots at certain clinics held in Calgary, Drumheller, Magrath and Raymond on Thursday. Medicine Hat and Lethbridge walk-up clinics will be open Saturday from 8:30 ... Read More »

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Guest speakers bring passion and belief to St. Patrick’s Faith and Wellness Day

By LAUREN THOMSON Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on June 11th, 2021

lthomson@medicinehatnews.com St. Patrick’s Elementary School hosted its fourth Faith and Wellness Day on Tuesday, a day that helps staff and students focus on the various aspects of self-care and health. “A big part of staying well is keeping your body well, keeping your mind well and keeping your spirit well,” said principal Dwayne Unreiner. Due ... Read More »

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Bomb threat at courthouse causes morning stir

By ALEX McCUAIG Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on June 11th, 2021

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com A suspected bomb threat at the city’s courthouse led to that building and the adjacent city hall and public library to be temporarily evacuated Thursday morning. The threat made by phone was deemed credible by police, with officers, the fire department and EMS dispatched to the courthouse around 11:30 a.m. The scene was cleared ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat Public Library reopens on Monday

By LAUREN THOMSON Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on June 11th, 2021

lthomson@medicinehatnews.com The Medicine Hat Public Library will reopen its doors again Monday, in line with the province’s newest update on COVID regulations. Even though the library has gone through several major closures since last spring, staff have kept busy with online orders. “We’re really thankful to the community for keeping us running in that form,” ... Read More »

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Invest Medicine Hat shifting grants to spur more development downtown

By COLLIN GALLANT on June 11th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant The city’s economic development office is shifting more cash to entice development in the downtown core, officials said Thursday. The “Waterfront District Vibrancy Incentive” was among a raft of new grants launched this spring to spur construction and property investment in the city. It specifically set $400,000 aside to reimburse property owners in the ... Read More »

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Administrative zoning error for Coulee Ridge lots dealt with by city council

By Medicine Hat News on June 11th, 2021

Four lots in the Coulee Ridge phase 1 subdivision overlap into different land classifications, the commission heard Wednesday – a likely result of quickly approving lot layout and the area structure plan. As such as applications to re-zone slivers of the lots to proper designation were presented Wednesday and will need to go to full ... Read More »

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