January 24th, 2021

Local News

Friends reconnected immediately after story published in the paper

By GILLIAN SLADE on January 14th, 2021

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade It didn’t take long for a lost friend to be reconnected with a couple in Scotland after a story in the News on Wednesday. Jane and David Shields who live in the village of Falkland in Fife, Scotland were trying to find longtime friend Pat Cook and her sons Martin and Paul. David and ... Read More »

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Hatters all over the map of opinions on possible power sale

By COLLIN GALLANT on January 14th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant As the city examines the potential sale of its power plant some residents say nothing should be considered without a plebiscite later this year. Others say that if the price is right, pull the trigger. All were in agreement on the need for city council to approach the issue with caution. Former alderman Graham ... Read More »

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Expecting mothers should know options with maternity clinic closing

By GILLIAN SLADE on January 14th, 2021

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade With the Medicine Hat Family Medicine Maternity Clinic closing on July 15 there are some changes for women who are already pregnant or intend to be. “Any woman with a due date prior to July 15 can still come to the FMMC,” said Dr. Gerry Prince, lead physician at the FMMC. “For those with ... Read More »

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All options for power division must be looked at, councillors say

By COLLIN GALLANT on January 14th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Council members are waiting to see what’s all involved as administrators evaluate a potential deal to sell the city’s power generating company. All three council members of the city’s utility committee say they support administrators looking at potential sales options or seeking private sector partnerships for what is one of the oldest municipally operated ... Read More »

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City looks to boost investment

By COLLIN GALLANT on January 14th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant A new investment policy could see the city invest directly in private businesses with an eye to earn returns, spur tax assessment growth, boost utility sales or further economic diversification, a city committee heard on Tuesday. Administrators told the corporate services committee that many municipalities are seeking new private investment and to create jobs, ... Read More »

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Alberta fire chiefs call for COVID vaccines for firefighters

By GILLIAN SLADE on January 14th, 2021

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade The Alberta Fire Chiefs Association is asking Alberta Health to include firefighters in the class of emergency responders who qualify for the COVID vaccination during the first phase of the roll out. The AFCA says it is in full support of Alberta Health including paramedics and other emergency medical personnel as people of priority ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat blasted by Wednesday wind storm

By MO CRANKER on January 14th, 2021

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker Medicine Hat was blasted with strong winds Wednesday, causing commotion and destruction around the city and its surrounding areas. Environment Canada issued a wind warning just after 10 a.m. that gave word of gusts up to 110 km/h, and as high as 140 km/h in wind-prone areas. A semi truck driving on the Trans-Canada ... Read More »

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Catholic schools going digital for February registration

By MO CRANKER on January 14th, 2021

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education is staying digital for its February registration. New and returning students will be able to register for Catholic schools online, a process that went well last year, says communications co-ordinator Derrian Hallas. “Last year went pretty smooth,” she said. “We’re hoping for an even smoother year this year. ... Read More »

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Help Hat High rename its clubs, teams and programs

By MO CRANKER on January 13th, 2021

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker Medicine Hat High School is asking the community for help in renaming its clubs, teams and programs. The school announced last year that it would be moving away from the names ‘Mohawks’ and ‘Kwahommies.’ “After a few years of conversation with our staff and what’s going on in the world, lately the world hasn’t ... Read More »

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Barnes announces Parler account on same day it is shut down

By COLLIN GALLANT on January 13th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant A global debate on the role of social media in politics and free speech arrived in southeast Alberta this week, and needs to be taken seriously, according to a local political science instructor. United Conservative MLA Drew Barnes announced Sunday via his Twitter account that he could be followed on an alternate service, Parler. ... Read More »

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