August 15th, 2018

Local News

Another berm nears completion, just one to go

By Gillian Slade on August 11th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Two of the final three berms to provide protection from flood waters are close to completion, with the third expected to be constructed in 2019. The first phase berm, considered to be “substantively complete,” starts at the end of the Lions Park berm, near the Heritage Pavilion in Strathcona Island Park, and ... Read More »

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Case of man accused of selling meth while out on bail adjourned to Sept. 14

By Jeremy Appel on August 11th, 2018

Medicine Hat News A man accused of trafficking methamphetamine while out on bail for other drug charges made a brief appearance at the Court of the Queen’s Bench in Medicine Hat on Friday. Jason Claude Tremblay, 41, was supposed to enter a plea, but the matter was adjourned to Sept. 14, when he is expected ... Read More »

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Demonstrators outside courthouse greet man accused of inciting hate

By Medicine Hat News on August 11th, 2018

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel Anti-racist demonstrators congregated outside Medicine Hat Provincial Court on Thursday for the first court appearance of Loki Hulgaard, who was arrested earlier this week for inciting hatred and possessing illegal firearms. “I have no hate for anyone,” Hulgaard, 35, said outside the courthouse, where he made a brief appearance before having his case ... Read More »

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Highway 36 collision near Taber leaves one dead, one in hospital

By None on August 11th, 2018

Lethbridge Herald A section on Highway 36 north of Taber was closed for hours Friday as emergency crews tended to a serious collision. Shortly after 6:40 a.m. on Friday, Taber/Vauxhall RCMP and Municipal District of Taber Fire Department, Community Peace Officers, and EMS attended to the scene of a two-vehicle collision approximately 6 km north ... Read More »

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Fire bans issued in Cypress region

By Mo Cranker on August 11th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Anyone visiting Cypress Hill Interprovincial Park this weekend is being asked to not start any sort of fire. As of 3 p.m. Friday there is a fire ban on the Alberta side of the park and a restriction on the Saskatchewan side. Wood and charcoal briquette campfires are prohibited — including fires ... Read More »

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Library and Interpretive Program unveil summer StoryWalk at Police Point Park

By Mo Cranker on August 11th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Public Library and the Interpretive Program are opening a new StoryWalk on a trail at Police Point Park, open to the public as of 2 p.m. Sunday. StoryWalks are held in more than 50 countries around the world and two new stories are held locally each year. This summer’s ... Read More »

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‘Instagram for nature’ app will allow users to receive wildlife identification

By Jeremy Appel on August 11th, 2018

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel The Edmonton-based Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute has developed a new “Instagram for nature” app. Naturelynx allows users to take a photo of wildlife at any Alberta park, upload it and have an expert identify the species within 48 hours. Tara Narwani, a director at the ABMI, says the main purpose of the app ... Read More »

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Emergency landing report revealed

By Gillian Slade on August 10th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade An April emergency landing of a Super T Aviation aircraft on a busy road in Calgary might have been fuel related but not because the tank was empty, according to the report released Thursday. “There was still more than adequate fuel on board to complete the intended flight,” said Jeremy Walkentin, technical ... Read More »

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Air quality advisory issued across Alberta due to fires

By Medicine Hat News on August 10th, 2018

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel Alberta Health Services has issued a province-wide air quality advisory as a response to wildfires in Alberta and British Columbia. The purpose of the advisory is to make the public aware of certain potential health concerns associated with poor air quality. According to the advisory, individuals with respiratory and cardiovascular conditions, smokers, children ... Read More »

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Ted Clugston’ replaces Mayor’s New Year’s Levee with a summer Afternoon in the Park

By Gillian Slade on August 10th, 2018

Medicine Hat News A new tradition is being launched Saturday with an opportunity for families to interact with Mayor Ted Clugston from 2-4 p.m. at Police Point Park in the east beach area. The event, called “Afternoon in the Park,” replaces the previously held Mayor’s New Year’s Day Levee at city hall. The location for ... Read More »

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