June 22nd, 2018

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Year in Review: Top education stories from 2016

By Charles Lefebvre on December 30th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Education in Medicine Hat and southeast Alberta made the news in a variety of ways in 2016. Policies, new schools and modernization had readers’ full attention in the paper and online through the year, and initiatives at Medicine Hat College continue to be reflected in the community. Here are some of the ... Read More »

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Walk-in clinic schedule for New Year’s

By Medicine Hat News on December 30th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Walk-In clinics in Medicine Hat where you can see a family physician over the New Year’s celebration: CAMP Medical Clinic, 402 Maple Ave S.E. (403-504-1874)— Closed till Jan. 5 Carry Drive, 137-116 Carry Drive S.E. (403-502-8926) — Dec. 31 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Closed Jan. 1; Jan. 2, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Crescent Heights ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat’s alternatives to driving drunk make doing so even more dumb

By Mo Cranker on December 30th, 2016

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker With New Year’s coming up, it is important for Hatters to remember available options to get home safely. Aside from catching a cab, there are a number of designated driving services available. Acting sergeant for the MHPS police service traffic unit Brent Bohrn says no matter what day of the year — drinking ... Read More »

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MHPL staff give top reads from 2016

By Peggy Revell on December 30th, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell So many books, so little time. With 2016 coming to an end, staff at the Medicine Hat Public Library took the time to share with Hatters their favourite books read over the past year. “Do Not Say We Have Nothing” by Madeleine Thien is a fictional novel following the fallout from the Tiananmen ... Read More »

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Budget issues dominate 2016 at City Hall

By Collin Gallant on December 29th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnew.com @CollinGallant Mayor Ted Clugston says City Hall made “unprecedented progress” in 2016 to cut costs and lay the groundwork to replace the traditional energy dividend in the municipal budget. During a year-end interview with the News, Clugston said a wholesale budget review was the key issue of the last 12 months, but work was ... Read More »

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Winter safety tips for keeping kids healthy

By Gillian Slade on December 29th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade With time to enjoy outdoor activities over New Year’s, Alberta Health Services says it is worth remembering precautions to take, particularly if the temperature drops significantly. Last year nearly 2,000 children were seen at Alberta Children’s Hospital with injuries related to cold temperatures and winter activities, AHS says. Dress children warmly with ... Read More »

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Mostly quiet over Christmas for city police, fire services

By Peggy Revell on December 29th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Save for a few calls, it was fairly quiet over the holidays for local emergency responders. The Medicine Hat Fire Department responded to a chicken coop and hay bale fire Tuesday evening just off Township Road 120 in Cypress County. Firefighters were at the scene for about two-and-a-half hours. Otherwise, fire services ... Read More »

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Local man arrested up north, faces multiple charges

By Peggy Revell on December 29th, 2016

Medicine Hat News A Medicine Hat man was arrested by Wood Buffalo RCMP for multiple fraud offences over the Christmas holidays. Justin Michael Craig, 32, was arrested on Dec. 23 and faces 18 charges, including identity fraud, credit card fraud, failing to comply with release conditions and driving offences. Police began their investigation of Craig ... Read More »

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Fewer projects but higher value

By Collin Gallant on December 29th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant With one month outstanding, the value of construction permits in Medicine Hat this year will exceed the total value from 2015 — not by much however — but despite a major downturn in housing construction. New major commercial construction, such as redevelopment of the Medicine Hat Mall, a new seniors facility and new ... Read More »

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Child behavioural workshops available through Addiction and Mental Health

By Gillian Slade on December 29th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A child’s temper tantrum with things spiraling out of control may come down to them not knowing how to identify emotional triggers, but locally-available workshops can help. “It’s all about emotional regulation, learning how to increase your emotional identification, how to manage negative emotions,” said Janine Hazelaar, social worker and group facilitator ... Read More »

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