November 27th, 2020

Local News

Massini ‘shocked’ to win President’s Award

By MO CRANKER on November 21st, 2020

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker Rick Massini has dedicated a good chunk of his time to public education, and helping students learn. This week he was honoured by the Alberta School Boards Association with the President’s Award. “I found out about this second hand, actually,” said Massini. “I was shocked and extremely honoured to get this award. “I’ve met ... Read More »

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City selling gas well, hoping for news on oil well

By COLLIN GALLANT on November 21st, 2020

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant The city’s energy exploration business will sell a gas field near Brooks, rather than paying to shut it down and abandon it, following council approval this week. But, the fate of the city’s largest remaining oil-producing property could also be revealed soon. In September the News revealed that the city was seeking potential bids ... Read More »

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On-demand transit expanding

By COLLIN GALLANT on November 21st, 2020

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant On-demand bus service that was launched in the north end of Medicine Hat this fall will expand to central areas on Nov. 30, the city’s transit department announced Friday. At that time, the service that asks riders to book evening rides through a smartphone app or via traditional telephone bookings, will role out on ... Read More »

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Lots of flu tests done, still no cases in Alberta

By GILLIAN SLADE on November 21st, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Alberta Health Services says there are still no cases of influenza in Alberta but many people have been tested for it. By Nov. 2 last year there had been 325 cases of influenza lab identified in Alberta and 49 of them were in the south zone. There were 66 people in Alberta hospitals with ... Read More »

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Masterpiece nurses unionize

By GILLIAN SLADE on November 20th, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Nursing care staff at Masterpiece Southland Meadows seniors’ residence have joined the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees. About 90 health-care workers at Masterpiece took part in a mail-in vote ordered by the Alberta Labour Relations Board. The certification has now been granted, an AUPE press release states. “These new AUPE members were seeing declines ... Read More »

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Alberta records 1,105 news cases in a day, Hat now at 60

By Medicine Hat News on November 20th, 2020

The number of new active COVID-19 cases in the last day across the province is 1,105 for a total of 10,382. There were also eight more deaths. Of all the new cases nearly 900 were in Edmonton and Calgary, with the south zone reporting 67 new cases. Medicine Hat has nine new cases for a ... Read More »

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31 charges stayed against Taber man arrested in stolen-gun ring

By Medicine Hat News on November 20th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE A Taber man is no longer facing criminal charges related to a police raid to bust up a rural break-in ring that turned up 63 stolen guns and $200,000 in stolen property. Jason Jeffery Pizzati, 47, faced 31 charges of possessing the proceeds of crime, firearms trafficking and trafficking stolen goods, but Tuesday in ... Read More »

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Police Point Park hosting walk for upcoming full moon

By Medicine Hat News on November 20th, 2020

Police Point Park is offering a Moon Lit Walk Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. The Medicine Hat Interpretive Program is inviting those who love nature and watching the moon to register for this special walk along paved trails. The timing is arranged to coincide with the setting of the sun and a full moon rising. ... Read More »

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Foremost man missing for two weeks

By Medicine Hat News on November 20th, 2020

RCMP in the region and search teams from Medicine Hat are looking for a Foremost man not seen for nearly two weeks, the Bow Island detachment reported on Thursday. Mark Jensen, 51, was last seen near his residence in Foremost on Nov. 5. All his vehicles are accounted for, and authorities say a search of ... Read More »

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Britain still mum on future of Suffield tanks

By COLLIN GALLANT on November 20th, 2020

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant A decision on Britain’s aging tank fleet that trains near Medicine Hat was left out of Thursday’s announcement in London of major increases for shipbuilding and modern warfare projects. Instead, questions of how the army might pay for billions of pounds needed for those modernizations will reportedly be determined in early 2021. British Prime ... Read More »

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