November 27th, 2020

Local News

City’s new promotional videos plea for safety

By COLLIN GALLANT on November 20th, 2020

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant A new series of online videos asks Hatters to “ACT NOW” to slow the spread of the coronavirus and limit the impact to vulnerable people, businesses and essential service workers. Police chief Andy McGrogan and fire chief Brian Stauth both ask in recorded messages on the city’s social media feeds to help protect their ... Read More »

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New police chief will take it slow at first

By COLLIN GALLANT on November 20th, 2020

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Medicine Hat’s new police chief has roots in the Gas City, and he says he’s most looking forward to re-establishing himself in the community. Mike Worden, who was raised here it the 1980s before leaving to start a 25-year policing career in Calgary, was hired this week to replace retiring chief Andy McGrogan. He ... Read More »

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Pembina Pipelines commissions Cypress County propane plant, rail terminal

By Medicine Hat News on November 20th, 2020

Pembina Pipelines has commissioned its propane plant in Cypress County and rail terminal, recent financial statements from the owner of the Empress straddle plants reveal. In 2018 the company announced it would spend $120 million on a facility to remove propane from liquid natural gas that is exported from the province. That production is marketed ... Read More »

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RCMP search for Foremost man

By Collin Gallant on November 19th, 2020

Medicine Hat News 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 ... Read More »

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With roads a mess, more early winter on the way

By COLLIN GALLANT on November 19th, 2020

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Early winter isn’t done yet this fall. New flurries were expected in southeast Alberta late Wednesday, and poor driving conditions persisted in southwest Saskatchewan. On Wednesday morning RCMP in southwest Saskatchewan advised against travel on the Trans-Canada Highway east and west of Swift Current as slick conditions forced several vehicles into the ditches overnight. ... Read More »

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Family turns tragedy into action for mental health

By COLLIN GALLANT on November 19th, 2020

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant A family affected by suicide will dedicate $100,000 to bolster mental health supports in Medicine Hat. Lindsay Niwa told reporters on Wednesday that her family has spent months attempting to reconcile the death of her brother, Brandon, last May. That has been a painful process that is still ongoing, she said, but now the ... Read More »

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Another 730 cases identified across the province, none in the Hat

By Medicine Hat News on November 19th, 2020

There were 730 new active COVID-19 cases identified in the last 24-hours for a total of 10,057 in the province. There are 287 people in hospital and 57 of those are in ICU. A total of 11 deaths have been recorded in the past day, which Alberta Health has attributed to COVID. In the south ... Read More »

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Hidden Valley Ski Resort hopes for Dec. 12, but could be delayed a bit

By Alberta Newspaper Group on November 19th, 2020

Hidden Valley Ski Resort is expected to have the final details of what the ski season will look like within the next couple of weeks. The Cypress Hills Inter-provincial Park ski resort is tentatively aiming to open the slopes on Dec. 12. However, that date could be pushed back to Dec. 18, pending weather conditions. ... Read More »

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Work at airport clearing path for business

By GILLIAN SLADE on November 19th, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade The current construction upheaval at the airport is an early stage of development that will begin to materialize by next summer, the city says. When you turn into the airport off Highway 3, the development is taking place on both the sides of the road. “We are bringing online two commercial lots along that ... Read More »

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Man charged with alleged break and enter at NE apartments

By Medicine Hat News on November 19th, 2020

Early Wednesday morning police responded to a call regarding a break and enter at an apartment complex. Medicine Hat Police Service were called to the crime in progress at the 100 block of First Street NE. A male had entered a locked apartment complex and was allegedly attempting to steal property from storage lockers belonging ... Read More »

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