April 13th, 2024

Local News

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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Deadline looms to nominate inspirational woman in business

By Medicine Hat News on April 9th, 2024

There is only one week left to nominate local women who have made an impact in the business community for the 2024 Women in Business Inspire Award. Organizers say nominees don’t have to be business owners but rather women who are involved in the field of business, have significant achievements or act as a mentor ... Read More »

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Local jobless rate falls some but still up year-over-year

By Medicine Hat News on April 9th, 2024

@MedicineHatNews The local jobless rate in March fell slightly from the month before but is higher than the same period in 2023. New unemployment figures from Statistics Canada released April 5 state the combined Lethbridge-Medicine Hat region posted a 7.3 per cent unemployment rate last month. That is the highest in Alberta for a second ... Read More »

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Water management report suggests weir on the South Saskatchewan

By COLLIN GALLANT on April 9th, 2024

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant A report on potential storage projects suggested by Alberta’s irrigation districts suggests Medicine Hat should look at building a weir on the South Saskatchewan River to safeguard the city’s water intake system. The report, from the Alberta Irrigation Districts Association, calls for $5 billion in major project spending on upgrades to manage water in ... Read More »

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City council looking into integrity commissioner

By COLLIN GALLANT on April 9th, 2024

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant All of city council agrees – they want the options to have code of conduct complaints sent to an independent city officer rather than having them flow to a council committee to deal with. They were split however, on what a new review should include. Long-planned updates to how council deals with code of ... Read More »

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Racers for HALO cross the finish line Saturday

By ANNA SMITH on April 9th, 2024

asmith@medicinehatnews.com On Saturday, roughly 120 racers gathered in the rain for an opportunity to push themselves to their limits and raise money for a well-loved local service. It was the second year of the annual Cypress Sunset Scamper, a fundraiser race for HALO, something CEO Paul Carolan is thrilled and honoured to be part of. ... Read More »

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Monday in Medicine Hat, April 8

By James Tubb on April 7th, 2024

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat City Council Expect more news coming out of city hall this week about a growing dispute between Medicine Hat’s mayor and other city council members. Council is set to hear options about expanding a code of conduct complaint process to the general public on Monday night — two weeks after ... Read More »

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AUC hearing over Saamis Solar proposal begins Tuesday

By COLLIN GALLANT on April 6th, 2024

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Hearings into the plan to build the largest urban solar facility proposed in Canada in north Medicine Hat will begin Tuesday, five years after it was publicly revealed and eight months after an original hearing date was postponed. The Saamis Solar plant would cover 1,600 acres of land north of Crescent Heights and produce ... Read More »

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Gwendoline Dirk endorses Ganley for Alberta NDP leadership

By ANNA SMITH on April 6th, 2024

asmith@medicinehatnews.com Former NDP candidate for Brooks-Medicine Hat Gwendoline Dirk gave her personal endorsement of leadership hopeful Kathleen Ganley at a campaign event at the Medicine Hat Public Library on Thursday evening. “Speaking as an individual,” said Dirk, “Kathleen is my personal pick for leader of the Alberta NDP. She’s amazing.” Over the course of her ... Read More »

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Helium company ramping efforts in south Saskatchewan

By COLLIN GALLANT on April 6th, 2024

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant North American Helium will start up a production base north of Gull Lake this year, the company announced In late March, stating that adding two new locations could boost its share of North American supply of the inert gas to seven per cent. That facility, 50 kilometres due west from Swift Current at Antelope ... Read More »

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