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Update: Man still missing after three unsuccessful dive attempts

By Mo Cranker on June 3rd, 2017

Medicine Hat News After three unsuccessful diving attempts at a location on the South Saskatchewan River near Redcliff, RCMP Medicine Hat Fire workers, members of Southeast Alberta Search and Rescue and one civilian are still looking for the man who went missing in the river days ago. According to Staff Sgt. Kirk Fisler the team ... Read More »

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Update: Crews search specific location for man

By Mo Cranker on June 3rd, 2017

Medicine Hat News The search continues Saturday morning for a man who went missing days ago, after reportedly going swimming in the South Saskatchewan River. As of 10 a.m. Saturday, RCMP Staff Sgt. Sean Maxwell says the search crews are looking at one specific area roughly 11 kilometers up river from the RCMP and Southeast ... Read More »

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Air ambulance contract with CanWest may already be signed

By Gillian Slade on June 3rd, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade An exchange in the legislature Thursday raises the question of whether Alberta Health Services has already signed a contract with CanWest to provide Air Ambulance services for most of Alberta. “….we have been told that the contract for Medicine Hat and Peace River will be signed today,….” Wildrose MLA Grant Hunter said ... Read More »

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Heart and Stroke Big Bike hits the streets

By Mo Cranker on June 3rd, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker The Medicine Hat Heart and Stroke Foundation office held its annual Big Bike riding event Friday with hopes of getting its name out in the community just a little more. “We’re hoping to get a few more peoples’ eyes on us with this event,” said fund development co-ordinator Amy Zeibart. “All of the ... Read More »

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RC’ers flying competition this weekend

By Medicine Hat News on June 3rd, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Medicine RC’ers club is hosting the sixth annual International IMAC Aerobatic Flying Competition this weekend at the Medicine Hat RC’ers Flying Field. The public is invited to see the beautiful planes and fantastic flying skills, all for free. The action starts at 9 a.m. and goes until mid-afternoon on June 3 ... Read More »

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Friends tried desperately to stay with victim

By Tim Kalinowski on June 3rd, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal New details have emerged about the last few moments when a 21-year-old man entered the water near Echo Dale Regional Park only to be swept away by the current on Wednesday evening. Emergency officials are confirming the young man entered the water about one kilometre upstream from Echo Dale west of the Parramatta ... Read More »

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Cattle hauler rolls near Brooks, killing driver and several animals

By Collin Gallant on June 3rd, 2017

Medicine Hat News Alberta Environment is reporting that a truck driver is dead after a cattle hauler rolled into an irrigation canal near Brooks on Friday morning. Approximately 400 litres of diesel fuel was spilled into the water. Several animals were killed in the crash and some others were euthanized. A report states that the ... Read More »

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River levels expected to peak again Sunday

By Gillian Slade on June 3rd, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade South Saskatchewan River levels are expected to peak Sunday and Monday in this area after the highest flow rate for the Bow River in Calgary in two years. For Medicine Hat it will probably mean returning to the level experienced last week when the South Saskatchewan was beyond the normal range for ... Read More »

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27th annual Spectrum festival underway on N. Railway

By Mo Cranker on June 3rd, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker More than 10,000 Hatters are expected to pass through North Railway Street this weekend for the 27th annual Spectrum festival. The city’s sunshine celebration kicked off Friday at 4 p.m. with a number of vendors and a wealth of events for the whole family to take part in, says event chair Lorraine Dalla-Longa. ... Read More »

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Southern Alberta farmers complete seeding, SW Sask. close as well

By Collin Gallant on June 3rd, 2017

Medicine Hat News Seeding is complete in southern Alberta and haying has begun on irrigated fields near Medicine Hat, Alberta Agriculture reports in its crop report as of May 30. The report, released Friday, states that spraying is 42 per cent complete with emerging crops in generally good condition. Elsewhere in the province, and especially ... Read More »

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