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Lexin Resources in legal battles with provincial energy regulator

By Tim Kalinowski on March 9th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal The battle between Lexin Resources Ltd. and Alberta’s Energy Regulator has escalated since the AER brought in a closure order against the company in mid-February, with a number of legal challenges before the courts, says AER spokesperson Cara Tobin. “Lexin Resources Ltd. has launched a number of legal actions against the AER in ... Read More »

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UPDATED: Sunrise Records will take over HMV in Medicine Hat

By Collin Gallant on March 9th, 2017

Sunrise Records is coming to Medicine Hat. The Ontario-based chain announced today that Medicine Hat Mall HMV location is among the stores that will become Sunrise Records. —————— cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Hatters could find out today if an Ontario-based chain of record stores will come in to keep a stand-alone store open in Medicine Hat. Sunrise ... Read More »

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Pain specialist says common info on opioids is just not true

By Gillian Slade on March 9th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Suggesting that most people with opioid addictions became addicted because a physician prescribed the drugs is not accurate, says the Alberta Medical Association’s chronic pain section’s president. “Politicians and their surrogates have supported the myth that prescription opioids are the real problem and it is simply wrong. Drug addiction is a disease ... Read More »

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Tourism sector seeing some growth in Medicine Hat

By Collin Gallant on March 9th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The local tourism industry weathered 2016 well, and in fact grew in some areas, according to the city’s contracted tourism service provider. Jace Anderson, of the Destination Marketing Organization, told a city committee Wednesday the year saw increased traffic to the city’s tourism centre, as well as the the groups’ website, and measured ... Read More »

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More confirmed mumps cases in Medicine Hat and Edmonton

By Gillian Slade on March 8th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The number of confirmed cases of mumps has increased in the last few days and now stands at 27, with 11 in Medicine Hat, 13 in Edmonton and three in Calgary. This represents a recent increase of two in Medicine Hat and another four in Edmonton. The first couple cases of mumps ... Read More »

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New report urges standardized hours for Wild Horse border crossing

By Medicine Hat News on March 8th, 2017

A report into the economic potential of the Wild Horse border crossing says an initial step to standardize hours year-round could cost governments “no more” than $500,000, but would save trucking companies more than $1 million annually. Currently the port south of Medicine Hat operates with different winter and summer hours, but for decades politicians ... Read More »

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No city help for Arena, mayor thinks

By Collin Gallant on March 8th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Mayor Ted Clugston says the city will listen to “all comers” with a plan for the Medicine Hat Arena, but, in his opinion, it shouldn’t consider subsidizing future operations in any way. The mayor told reporters after Monday evening’s council meeting that the future of the 46-year-old facility, set to close permanently this ... Read More »

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Sask. storms cause power outages

By Collin Gallant on March 8th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Residents of southwest Saskatchewan were without power for several hours on Tuesday afternoon while the eastern part of that province was hammered by a blizard. SaskPower reported that its customers south of Gull Lake and all surrounding areas experienced an outage at about 11:45 (CST), though repair crews were dispatched to the ... Read More »

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City approves contracts to shut down up to 200 gas wells in 2017

By Collin Gallant on March 8th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Up to 200 gas wells could be taken off the city’s books over two years as council approved contracts totalling $2.9 million for the 2017 season. The city has about 730 well sites at some stage of being shut in with sites reclaimed, but the process can take several years to be ... Read More »

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Daughters of the Vote aims to inspire women

By Tim Kalinowski on March 8th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Equal Voice’s “Daughters of the Vote” will take over Parliament March 8. Delegates from all federal ridings across the country have been invited to Ottawa to represent the hopes and aspirations of women in Canada for the future while giving a big nod to the past, as Canada marks 100 years since women ... Read More »

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