November 27th, 2020

Local News

‘Biggest cuts’ ever on the way, mayor says

By COLLIN GALLANT on November 19th, 2020

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Mayor Ted Clugston says the “biggest cuts in the history of the city” budget will be outlined at a council meeting in early December before final budget amendments are decided later in the month. That statement came after Monday’s council meeting where a number of fees were increased in hopes of recovering more of ... Read More »

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Ad claiming added local measures was mistake

By Medicine Hat News on November 18th, 2020

Despite some confusion over Facebook ads from the provincial government, COVID-19 measures announced for Medicine Hat last week have not changed. The province took out sponsored Facebook ads on the YourAlberta page that stated Medicine Hat had to impose stricter measures. The post stated that Medicine Hat had to cancel team sports and dance classes ... Read More »

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City sells off last lots of Saamis Heights

By COLLIN GALLANT on November 18th, 2020

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant The City of Medicine Hat’s land development wing has struck a deal to unload 96 lots – the entire remaining inventory of the Saamis 7 subdivision – to a private developer. The $7.15-million sale, to Lansdowne Equity Ventures, would see batches of 20 lots transferred in 12-month intervals. The private real-estate company takes over ... Read More »

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Police Point Park still allowing cross-country ski, snowshoe rentals

By MO CRANKER on November 18th, 2020

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker Police Point Park is letting people know that cross-county ski and snowshoe rentals are still up and running during business hours. The Nature Centre is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. People are asked to show up by 3 p.m. so there is enough time to process the request and for ... Read More »

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Alberta still testing thousands of people for COVID every day

By GILLIAN SLADE on November 18th, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Back in April the post lockdown strategy planned by Premier Jason Kenny included mass testing. According to a News story published April 8, Kenney said his plans included, “As many as 20,000 COVID-19 tests a day.” The planned tests were to not only identify positive cases but also those with immunity in a more ... Read More »

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Local Servus branch donates $5,000 to the Santa Claus Fund

By MO CRANKER on November 18th, 2020

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker The Medicine Hat News Santa Claus Fund received a large donation this week, allowing it to bring Christmas to more families in the community. The donation of $5,000 from a local branch of Servus Credit Union will go toward board games, something every family gets when using the SCF. Servus 13th Avenue branch manager ... Read More »

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Frozen kitten finds forever home at Sanatec

By MO CRANKER on November 18th, 2020

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker Local business Sanatec Environmental added a new member to its team this week, just in an unusual way. While working near the hamlet of Burdett, Sanatec staff noticed a small kitten walking in their truck tracks in the snow. Upon further inspection, the cat was quite cold and one of its eyes was almost ... Read More »

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Massive pronghorn herd visits city limits

By GILLIAN SLADE on November 18th, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade A large herd of pronghorn stopped for a visit early Tuesday morning. A herd of about 1,000 could be seen just off the service road along the Trans-Canada Highway between Medicine Hat and Dunmore. Biologist Joel Nicholson with Alberta environment and sustainable resource development says there is no need for alarm. It is a ... Read More »

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Mayor still hopes to avoid mask bylaw, but it’s close

By COLLIN GALLANT on November 18th, 2020

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Mayor Ted Clugston hoped for six months that the public’s adherence to coronavirus guidance would keep infections from rising in Medicine Hat, he told reporters late Monday. But he’s now contemplating his support for a local mask bylaw that he often argued might not be needed. A majority of councillors on Monday asked the ... Read More »

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Hat’s new police chief named

By Medicine Hat News on November 17th, 2020

Medicine Hat’s new police chief will be Mike Worden, a Hat native who spent the past 25 years with the Calgary Police Service, it was announced at Monday’s council meeting. The hiring ends a six-month committee process to replace retiring chief Andy McGrogan. Worden, who is currently a superintendent covering Calgary’s southwest district, which has ... Read More »

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