April 13th, 2024

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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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Medicine Hat Duplicate Bridge results for March 2024

By Medicine Hat News on April 10th, 2024

newsdesk@medicinehatnews.com@MedicineHatNews Friday March 1 North/South 1. Lorena Kelly – Maggie Burrows 2. Charlotte Jobb – Cliff Bryanton East/West 1. LaVerne Noble – John Weatherhead 2. Leslie Tomczyk – Lloyd Fowlie Tuesday March 5 North/South 1. John Weatherhead – Rita Langford 2. Mona Girling – Charlotte Jobb East/West 1. Lloyd Fowlie – Lynne Fowlie 2. Pius ... Read More »

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Council agrees with city officials who say deputy, acting mayor schedule good for rotating chair role

By Medicine Hat News on April 10th, 2024

@MedicineHatNews City council has endorsed a suggestion from administrators that a system is already in place to determine a chairperson for council meetings while Mayor Linnsie Clark is sanctioned from leading them. At the same meeting where council voted to limit Clark from chairing council, seven councillors asked that a schedule be drawn up for ... Read More »

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Mayor wants admin spending, expense report

By COLLIN GALLANT on April 10th, 2024

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant A request by Mayor Linnsie Clark for detailed expenses and spending by senior administrators, all severance agreements and staff turnover over four years went overtime at Monday night’s city council meeting. The issue arises after months of conflict at city hall between the mayor and city manager Ann Michell, which culminated and was detailed ... Read More »

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HALO lands at college for triage training event

By ANNA SMITH on April 10th, 2024

asmith@medicinehatnews.com Medicine Hat College paramedic students gathered outside on the north soccer field Monday for a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the HALO 1 Air Ambulance. This is the second year the program has been able to bring in the helicopter, said program co-ordinator Scott Mullen. “We do some training in ... Read More »

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Land’s potential key aspect of Saamis Solar opposition

By Medicine Hat News on April 10th, 2024

@MedicineHatNews Intervenors opposing the Saamis Solar Park proposal keyed on the potential for land beneath half the 1,600-acre project in north Medicine Hat to be used for other purposes, a regulatory hearing examining the project heard on opening day Tuesday. The solar power array was initially proposed as a 200-megawatt capacity system placed a top ... Read More »

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Research aims to encourage adaption of new ag tech

By BRENDAN MILLER on April 10th, 2024

bmiller@medicinehatnews.com The province announced Monday it will be providing a $1.2-million grant over the next three years to explore how to encourage producers to adopt more new technologies in the agriculture sector. The grant will also help researchers provide policies and recommendations to the government to help find new ways to increase yields and local ... Read More »

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MHHT Mambo Italiano to hit the stage in early May

By ANNA SMITH on April 10th, 2024

asmith@medicinehatnews.com With less than a month until opening night, the cast of Medicine Hat Musical Theatre’s Mambo Italiano are nearly ready to bring a heartfelt, and still very socially relevant, story to the playhouse stage. The story is one director Travis Boser feels will resonate with many people in the community, whether they themselves identify ... Read More »

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RCMP Briefs: Bank job in Coaldale leads to arrest

By Medicine Hat News on April 10th, 2024

@MedicineHatNews RCMP have arrested a man in Coaldale who they say passed a bank teller a note demanding cash and stating that an accomplice had a gun. Mounties attended the bank at 11:15 a.m. on Monday afternoon and later arrested Jason Weiler, 28, of Coaldale, charging him with armed robbery. He is in custody set ... Read More »

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Council to rotate chairperson in sync with deputy, acting mayor schedule

By COLLIN GALLANT on April 9th, 2024

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant City councillors will rotate as chairperson at council meetings when their scheduled term as deputy mayor comes into effect. In late March council voted to remove Mayor Linnsie Clark’s ability to chair city council meetings for a violation of the code of conduct. At the same meeting council requested options for a schedule of ... Read More »

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