June 15th, 2021

Local News

City eyeing two locations for rushed BMX track

By COLLIN GALLANT on June 10th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant The former site of the city’s solar-thermal power plant is the first choice to build a new BMX track, but tight timelines on federal grant money might mean it could head down the hill to what was the famed waterslide location, the city’s planning commission heard on Wednesday. Two land-use amendments put forward this ... Read More »

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Restaurants rejoice with caution as indoor dining reopens

By KELLEN TANIGUCHI on June 10th, 2021

ktaniguchi@medicinehatnews.com@@kellentaniguchi Hatters will be able to dine indoors today for the first time since early April when Alberta launches Stage 2 of its Open for Summer Plan. “We’re definitely excited. This is great news for the whole industry,” said Brad Hayward, general manager of Ralph’s Texas Bar and Steak House. “Now, it’s just getting everything ... Read More »

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Alexandra honours Kamloops 215 at round table

By LAUREN THOMSON Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on June 10th, 2021

lthomson@medicinehatnews.com Students, teachers, co-ordinators and support workers at Alexandra Middle School joined together Wednesday morning, providing a place to ask and answer questions, and to discuss the discovery of and honour the Kamloops 215. The morning began outside the school with students and teachers from AMS participating in a traditional smudging ceremony with First Nations ... Read More »

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From Gas City to Hydrogen Hat?

By COLLIN GALLANT on June 10th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant An anxiously awaited road map for developing a hydrogen industry in the province will follow a general diversification plan to promote regional hubs when it is released “soon,” according to Premier Jason Kenney. That means Medicine Hat could be considered a secondary centre for investment and cluster development, similar to a 2019 natural gas ... Read More »

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COVID-19 update for June 9, southeast Alberta

By Kellen Taniguchi on June 9th, 2021

COVID-19 update for June 9, 2021 67.2 per cent of Albertans aged 12+ have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Active cases: Medicine Hat: 39 active cases Cypress County: 10 active cases Brooks: 14 active cases County of Forty Mile No. 8: Two active case County of Newell: 15 active cases Lethbridge: ... Read More »

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Cineplex Galaxy opens Thursday at 30% capacity

By KELLEN TANIGUCHI on June 9th, 2021

ktaniguchi@medicinehatnews.com@@kellentaniguchi Hatters can enjoy popcorn and a movie in the theatre again Thursday as Stage 2 of Alberta’s reopening plan comes into place. Galaxy Cineplex in the Hat will be open at 30% capacity with all COVID-19 enhanced cleaning protocols still in place, says Kristy Woodside, the theatre’s general manager. She adds she and everyone ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat Minor Softball hits the diamond Thursday as COVID restrictions on youth sports lift

By KELLEN TANIGUCHI on June 9th, 2021

ktaniguchi@medicinehatnews.com@@kellentaniguchi The Alberta government says play ball. The Medicine Hat Minor Softball Association is starting its U-19 house league Thursday with the rest of the age groups starting on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday, says the association’s president, Michelle Campbell. “Our U-19 house league consists of kids in Grades 10, 11 and 12 and being that ... Read More »

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City budget issues focus on rec facilities

By COLLIN GALLANT on June 9th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant An ongoing city recreation review is geared toward centralizing facilities and rinks in favour of maintaining existing facilities spread throughout the Medicine Hat, city council was told Monday. Council members have discussed the idea of reducing operating costs by conglomerating operations since approving budget cuts last fall, but a critic of the idea says ... Read More »

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Kamaran expected to resolve assault charges before trial date

By ALEX McCUAIG Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on June 9th, 2021

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com The man accused of assaulting two family members who run a neighbouring gas station in Walsh last year is expected to resolve his matters in two weeks, avoiding a trial scheduled for next month. Anwar Kamaran, owner of Save On Gas, was charged in August with two counts of assault causing bodily harm in ... Read More »

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City council names Community Vibrancy Board members

By MEDICINE HAT NEWS on June 9th, 2021

https://www.medicinehatnews.com@MedicineHatNews The city’s new Community Vibrancy Board is now populated after council members voted on applicants Monday. The board replaces several public advisory committees and boards which provided advice to council, determined grant award winners and were involved in special outreach projects for city hall. Elected to three-year terms are Niki Gray, Jill Reid, Amy ... Read More »

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