November 27th, 2020

Local News

School boards ready for increased volume of online learners

By MO CRANKER on November 26th, 2020

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker The province announced a public health emergency Tuesday and declared that students from Grades 7-12 would spend the rest of the calendar year learning from home. All students in the province will begin their winter break on Dec. 18. All students will return from winter break for online classes in early January and in-person ... Read More »

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Veiner Centre a casualty of new restrictions

By COLLIN GALLANT on November 26th, 2020

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant The Veiner Centre was the last of the city’s public facilities to reopen from early pandemic restrictions and will be the first, and perhaps one of the only, to close again this week under new measures. City officials announced the home of municipal seniors’ programming will not be open to the public on Friday ... Read More »

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Public schools spent a lot less than expected last year

By MO CRANKER on November 26th, 2020

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker The Medicine Hat Public School Division held its monthly board meeting Tuesday night and went over the last year of finances, reporting a better outcome than had been expected. The board kicked things off with superintendent Mark Davidson talking a bit about Remembrance Day ceremonies in public schools and the work that went into ... Read More »

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Get on your Holiday mail as limitations are already in effect

By Medicine Hat News on November 25th, 2020

It is exactly one month to Christmas and if you have cards, letters or packages to mail through Canada Post, the options are already limited. International cards and letters still have a chance of reaching their destination before Christmas, depending on the country you are mailing to and whether your item is sent priority mail, ... Read More »

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Applications open for provincial residential tenancy disputes

By Medicine Hat News on November 25th, 2020

The Alberta Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service is now accepting applications from residents and landlords of mobile-home communities for tenancy-related disputes, including return of security deposits and disputes over damages. Legislation passed in May has made this possible. Residents and landlords of mobile-home communities can also participate in an online survey until Dec. 13 about ... Read More »

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TC Energy looking to bring more natural gas

By Medicine Hat News on November 25th, 2020

TC Energy is ready to release more advanced proposals to bring added natural gas to the Gas City. The Medicine Hat Looping project on the Nova Gas transmission system will be discussed at a virtual open house event tonight available through the company’s website. The line would increase gas delivery to Medicine Hat on contract ... Read More »

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Redcliff has four COVID-relief projects approved

By Medicine Hat News on November 25th, 2020

Four construction projects in Redcliff have been approved for provincial funding meant to boost economic activity and battle a COVID-caused slump. The town’s council heard Monday that administrators had received confirmation from the Minister of Municipal Affairs that four applications to the Municipal Stimulus Program had been approved. They are: – $315,700 for municipal campground ... Read More »

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Mayor ‘applauds’ province’s handling of restrictions

By GILLIAN SLADE on November 25th, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Mayor Ted Clugston says the province faced a tough decision in deciding what mandatory restrictions to announce Tuesday. He called it a situation that has divided the province and the community. Premier Jason Kenney had to walk a “tight rope,” with some people demanding a full lockdown and others warning that this would be ... Read More »

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City hold’s its position on local mask bylaw

By COLLIN GALLANT on November 25th, 2020

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant A local mask bylaw in Medicine Hat may be debated before an early December deadline set by councillors to see whether voluntary measures would turn back rising cases of COVID-19. That could come at a special session of city council, if council members desire, said Mayor Ted Clugston on Tuesday after Premier Jason Kenney ... Read More »

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Catholic board grapples with funding realities

By MO CRANKER on November 25th, 2020

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker The Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education held its monthly board meeting Tuesday, which centred around a presentation on financials. After an opening prayer, the board dove into a quick chat and presentation on audited financial statements. “We looked at expenses and revenues from before and after COVID,” said MNP’s Delayne Sackman. “We found ... Read More »

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