November 17th, 2018

Local News

Santa Claus Fund trees vandalized

By Jeremy Appel on November 9th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Scrooge who vandalized four of the 10 donated Christmas trees on display at the Medicine Hat Lodge for the Santa Claus Fund. According to the Medicine Hat Police Service, an unknown male entered the hotel lobby from the casino around 2:55 a.m. Thursday, ... Read More »

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City touts development flexibility

By Collin Gallant on November 9th, 2018

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A victory by a homebuilder who challenged city restrictions that prevented a new front-facing garage being built on the Southeast Hill is being hailed by council members as a further signal City Hall is open to development. Another councillor however, says such guidelines protect the character of older neighbourhoods and shouldn’t be wholly ... Read More »

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Meadowlands residents star in Second World War film

By Gillian Slade on November 9th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade It was the world premiere of a film starring 11 Meadowlands residents on Thursday evening. They shared memories of the Second World War to the delight of a packed audience. “I was never a teenager,” said Esme Crowther (now 91) who was only 11 years old and living in Bournemouth, England, when ... Read More »

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B.C. location claiming largest bitcoin miner

By Collin Gallant on November 9th, 2018

cgallant@medicinehathatnews.com @CollinGallant An undisclosed location in southeast British Columbia is challenging the claim that Medicine Hat is home to the largest cryptocurrency mining facility in Canada. DMG Blockchain Solutions, a Vancouver-based, publicly traded firm announced Thursday it has commissioned the initial phase of its 85-megawatt facility in the interior of that province. That rate of ... Read More »

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Local school board election unaffected by new donation rules

By Jeremy Appel on November 9th, 2018

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel Chairs of the three local school boards agree new legislation unveiled by the provincial government Monday to ban corporate and union donations in municipal elections will have little impact in smaller centres, such as Medicine Hat. Bill 23 bans corporate and union donations to municipal and school board races, in addition to decreasing ... Read More »

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Council to decide on 23rd Street NW name change

By Collin Gallant on November 9th, 2018

Medicine Hat News A name change to a major northside route is being considered as a way to honour a local service club. In 2015, the city approved “Rotary Centennial Drive” for the list of of names available when new streets are built after the club proposed it as a way to note its 100th ... Read More »

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Lest We Forget: Working in war led her to life in Canada

By Gillian Slade on November 9th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade She served in the Second World War in England, met her future husband — a Canadian sailor — and became one of the British war brides to settle in Medicine Hat. Lynn Solley, nee Johnson, who lived in the English city of Great Yarmouth, joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service in 1940 as ... Read More »

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Schedule of events for Remembrance Day weekend

By Gillian Slade on November 9th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Remembrance Day events commence on Saturday and continue Sunday — initially at the Esplanade followed by a parade and then a service at Riverside Veterans Memorial Park, culminating with the ringing of bells 100 times at sunset. “We Will Remember Them” is a special presentation, at the Esplanade from 2 p.m. on ... Read More »

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Public gets its first look at Strathcona Centre

By Gillian Slade on November 8th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The newly renovated Strathcona Centre was bright, airy and bustling with the activity of seniors at the open house on Wednesday. “Finally home. It’s good to be back,” said Joan Townsend as she continued exercising on a stationary bicycle, something she does every day Monday to Friday for an hour. “I might ... Read More »

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100 rings for Armistice

By Gillian Slade on November 8th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Bells across Canada will be ringing out Sunday in honour of the Armistice centenary and the establishment of the Royal Canadian Legion, and in Medicine Hat, St. Barnabas Church will ring its bell 100 times starting at sunset, 4:43 p.m. It will be like a wave of sound from bells across the ... Read More »

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