April 13th, 2024

Local News

Clarification: Incorrect time led to confusion on council meeting length

By Medicine Hat News on April 11th, 2024

@MedicineHatNews An error and unclear language on a key point may have led readers to a misconception about the length of Monday night’s council meeting. At it, an item from Mayor Linnsie Clark asking for financial disclosure and other financial analysis was tabled at the set end time of 11 p.m. and will be on ... Read More »

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City launching community cleanup for Earth Day

By MEDICINE HAT NEWS on April 11th, 2024

The City of Medicine Hat is encouraging residents to join a community-wide cleanup for Earth Day. The city has put together an initiative to aid residents in celebrating Earth Day on April 22 by helping clean up their neighbourhoods. Complimentary supplies will be available at the parks main office entrance from 8 a.m. to 4 ... Read More »

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New Catholic school designed to be most accessible in province

By BRENDAN MILLER on April 11th, 2024

bmiller@medicinehatnews.com The Medicine Hat Catholic School Board says designs for a new school aim to make it the most accessible building in the province while leaving a blueprint for architects to use for future school designs. The division is planning to partner with the Rick Hansen Foundation to design the new Holy Trinity Academy, which ... Read More »

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Curling club plans October open; repairs underway

By BRENDAN MILLER on April 11th, 2024

bmiller@medicinehatnews.com This week the Medicine Hat Curling Club began long-awaited repairs on its facility and expects to open for a full season of curling later this year. On Monday, portable ice mats were delivered and crews have started laying the mats down and connecting the individual pieces to make sure they fit properly. “And from ... Read More »

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City hall committee boardroom to be renamed after former mayor

By COLLIN GALLANT on April 11th, 2024

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant The main committee boardroom at city hall will be renamed to honour the city’s longest-serving mayor after two decades of observing Ted Grimm’s general wish that nothing be named after him. Grimm, who died in late 2022, served eight terms as mayor of Medicine Hat from 1974 to 2001, a total of 24 years ... Read More »

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MH seniors’ residence workers among recent labour deals

By Medicine Hat News on April 11th, 2024

@MedicineHatNews Workers at a Medicine Hat retirement residence brought their collective agreement up to date in late 2023 with a four-year deal, but talks will begin again this summer. Staff at Good Samaritan South Ridge Village, represented by the United Steelworkers Local No. 1-207, ratified the 48-month agreement on Oct. 24, according to the latest ... Read More »

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Folk-rock band Shred Kelly to play Medicine Hat for the first time

By ANNA SMITH on April 11th, 2024

asmith@medicinehatnews.com Alternative folk-rock band Shred Kelly is thrilled to make Medicine Hat one of the stops along a cross-Canada tour, and will be taking the stage at Casa Amigos on April 26. “We’re really excited to be coming,” said Sage McBride, vocalist and keyboard player for the band. “Two of our favourite people that come ... Read More »

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College looks to provide exposure for STEM programs

By MEDICINE HAT NEWS on April 11th, 2024

Medicine Hat College is looking to give prospective students exposure to its programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The college is partnering with CF Industries to present ‘STEM for a day,’ from April 30 to May 2. The initiative, hosted at MHC, will allow regional high school students the opportunity to explore the campus ... Read More »

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Southeast Alberta skills competition returning to MHC

By MEDICINE HAT NEWS on April 11th, 2024

Trades and technology will be on full display at Medicine Hat College next week. The college, in partnership with Skills Canada Alberta, will host the South East Alberta Regional Skills Competition on April 19. The skills competition will feature more than 80 high school students from around the region competing in automobile tech, baking, cabinet ... Read More »

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Financials report pushed for time, not interest: council

By COLLIN GALLANT on April 11th, 2024

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Mayor Linnsie Clark’s request for detailed expense and HR reports from top administrators was cut off by the clock at Monday’s council meeting, but two councillors say they could do a deep dive of the information in the audit committee. The issue was the last matter discussed Monday when the meeting was ended at ... Read More »

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