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Swim shuffle: City prepares for Kinsmen Aquatic Park construction closure at Big Marble Go Centre

As crews prepare to shut down the Kinsmen Aquatic Park at the Big Marble Go Centre on May 15, 2024 for a $2.8 million upgrade, plans are taking shape at other pools and amenities to accommodate swimmers.
Woman Charged with Mail Thefts
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Woman Charged with Mail Thefts

Following this investigation, Cassandra Chenoweth, 41-years-old, of Medicine Hat, AB has been charged with several mail / theft related offences. Chenoweth was held in custody for a Judicial Interm Release hearing and was released from custody. Chenoweth is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court on May 8, 2024.
It’s construction season! City projects ensure reliable infrastructure around town
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It’s construction season! City projects ensure reliable infrastructure around town

With spring thaw complete, the City of Medicine Hat is gearing up for another busy construction season to enhance road and utility infrastructure around town. The 2024 budget includes more than $40 million in capital infrastructure upgrades.
Apprehended: Leroy Sadler
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Apprehended: Leroy Sadler

Leroy SADLER is described as a white male, six foot three inches (6’3”) tall and weighing approximately two-hundred and twenty-one (221) pounds. SADLER and may have visible signs of a facial / jaw injury. There is no information available on what clothing Sadler may be wearing.
City launches community clean-up initiative for Earth Day
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City launches community clean-up initiative for Earth Day

Residents are encouraged to join a community-wide clean-up to celebrate Earth Day on Monday, April 22, 2024.
Province supports Airport growth and development with $150,000 investment
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Province supports Airport growth and development with $150,000 investment

The Government of Alberta announced today that the Medicine Hat Regional Airport is one of ten regional airports to be awarded the Regional Airport Development grant.
Neighbors Stand Together: Medicine Hat's Battle for Neighborhood Integrity
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Neighbors Stand Together: Medicine Hat's Battle for Neighborhood Integrity

In the heart of Medicine Hat, one neighborhood is standing up against big changes. Dive into their story and see how they're fighting to keep their neighborhood special.
Adult leadership needed
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Adult leadership needed

By now, most Medicine Hat residents are well aware of the recent infighting within City Council. Months of behind-the-scenes squabbling between management, elected officials, and the Mayor has boiled over, resulting in an ongoing series of embarrassing headlines and media stories.
City confirms no funding from Housing Accelerator Fund
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City confirms no funding from Housing Accelerator Fund

The City of Medicine Hat’s application to the Government of Canada’s Housing Accelerator Fund (HAF) has been denied. The HAF is a $4 billion federal funding program administered by Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation for municipalities to incentivize the implementation of local initiatives that remove barriers and accelerate the growth of housing supply.
Information Session at MHPL to Discuss Supporting Literacy at Home
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Information Session at MHPL to Discuss Supporting Literacy at Home

Participants can leave with quick, easy, and fun ways to improve children’s literacy at home in five key areas
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Sunrise Rotary E-bike Raffle Adds Extra This Year
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Sunrise Rotary E-bike Raffle Adds Extra This Year

The annual fundraiser for the Sunrise Rotary Club includes a raffle for two electronic bikes and this year there will be a 50/50 cash draw as well.
MHPL Launching Meeting Mondays for Room Rentals
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MHPL Launching Meeting Mondays for Room Rentals

Are you a community group or not-for-profit struggling to find meeting space? This is for you.
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Something For Everyone Market
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Something For Everyone Market

We have up to 60 booths filled with crafters, artists, direct sales, and small businesses. These vendors come from all across Alberta and Saskatchewan to display their products for you, come out and show them support. And as always, there will be FREE ADMISSION to the public.
Southridge Community Park landscape and irrigation upgrades update
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Southridge Community Park landscape and irrigation upgrades update

Work on the landscape and irrigation project at Southridge Community Park is ongoing throughout the winter, with the current focus on activities inside the pumphouse. While the park’s washrooms remain open to the public, please be aware that there might be some short-term closures in the upcoming months as work continues.
HAT Smart launches 2024 residential incentive program
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HAT Smart launches 2024 residential incentive program

The City of Medicine Hat announces the 2024 launch of its popular and award-winning HAT Smart Residential Incentive Program with energy conservation and renewable energy savings for local utility customers.
City MLAs to Hold Townhall at Medicine Hat Public Library
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City MLAs to Hold Townhall at Medicine Hat Public Library

The townhall runs from 5-6:30 p.m. on Feb. 2 in the MHPL theatre. Seating is limited and on a first come, first seated basis.
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City invites community to public engagement event at the Esplanade
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City invites community to public engagement event at the Esplanade

The City of Medicine Hat is inviting residents to ‘Municipal Mingle’, a public engagement event, at the Esplanade Studio Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. The event is an opportunity for community members to connect, engage, and share their feedback on a range of local initiatives.
Province must take action on electricity reliability and affordability
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Province must take action on electricity reliability and affordability

The Government of Alberta has a responsibility ensure electricity service remains reliable, affordable, and safe. Brownouts and/or rotating blackouts are unacceptable, as are further increases in Albertans’ electric bills. A new approach is needed. Premier Danielle Smith and Minister of Affordability and Utilities Nathan Neudorf must immediately and publicly present a plan to restore affordability and confidence in our electric system.
Community Vibrancy Grant is accepting applications for 2024
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Community Vibrancy Grant is accepting applications for 2024

The City will begin accepting applications for its Community Vibrancy – Community Projects and Activities grant on Jan. 8 through to Feb. 7, 2024, at 3 p.m.
Operation Cold Start Underway
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Operation Cold Start Underway

With the arrival of cold weather across the province, the Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS) is partnering with law enforcement agencies across Alberta to launch Operation Cold Start, a crime prevention initiative aimed at addressing the high number of warm-up auto thefts that occur during the winter months.
Peace and prosperity in 2024
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Peace and prosperity in 2024

For a vast country like ours, home to abundant natural resources and one of the world’s leading agricultural industries, continued population growth should come as great news. We have the tools and the skills to feed world markets for years to come.
Expanded Programming in MHPL's Teen Space
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Expanded Programming in MHPL's Teen Space

The Medicine Hat Public Library is offering more for teens than ever before.
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Lethbridge City Council responds to request from Lethbridge & District Exhibition
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Lethbridge City Council responds to request from Lethbridge & District Exhibition

An Interim governance body was implemented, excluding any previous board members, to ensure a clean slate. The new governance body will be comprised of Administrative staff from the City of Lethbridge and Administrative staff from Lethbridge County (pending acceptance from Lethbridge County Council)
City of Medicine Hat - Neat To Know
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City of Medicine Hat - Neat To Know

Thanks for reading Neat to Know - a feature from the City of Medicine Hat to ensure you don't miss important info and some that is really, well...neat to know!
City Transit recent updates: Route 21 and 56
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City Transit recent updates: Route 21 and 56

City Transit regularly monitors and evaluates its systems, routes, and customer feedback to uphold high service standards. With that, recent updates have been made to Routes 21 and 56
MHPS 125th Anniversary Parade
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MHPS 125th Anniversary Parade

On January 13, 2024, the Medicine Hat Police Service will be celebrating 125 years of service to the community.
Possess Dangerous Weapon
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Possess Dangerous Weapon

On December 7 at approximately 7:00 PM members of the Medicine Hat Police Service responded to a report of a suspicious person possibly armed with a pistol in the 100 block of South Railway Street.
New Swag at Medicine Hat Public Library
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New Swag at Medicine Hat Public Library

Buy a gift for yourself or a loved one and support Medicine Hat Public Library. Everyone wins!
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Kipling Community Garden relocating to Crescent Heights
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Kipling Community Garden relocating to Crescent Heights

The City of Medicine Hat, in partnership with the Community Food Connections Association, is relocating the Kipling Community Garden to Osborne Park in Crescent Heights. Starting Spring of 2024, the tennis courts in Osborne Parks will close, paving the way for the community garden.
City launches weekly Neat to Know feature to support public communications
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City launches weekly Neat to Know feature to support public communications

Recognizing the challenges residents face in finding reliable and timely information amidst an abundance of internet content, the City of Medicine Hat has launched a weekly digital feature, Neat to Know, a communication initiative that will compile significant City-related news into a single, easily accessible link.
The Great Disconnect Documentary
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The Great Disconnect Documentary

In partnership with Family and Community Support Services, the Digital Wellness Coalition, Students Association of Medicine Hat College, and What Matters to Hatters, the City is hosting a series of film screenings and interactive discussions centered around the documentary, The Great Disconnect.
Drug Traffickers Arrested in Medicine Hat
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Drug Traffickers Arrested in Medicine Hat

A joint investigation between ALERT and the Medicine Hat Police Service has led to charges against three suspected drug dealers.
Get Downtown for Midnight Madness!
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Get Downtown for Midnight Madness!

Get ready for a night of holiday magic! Medicine Hat's Midnight Madness is in full swing, with live music, exclusive deals, and festive cheer lighting up downtown tonight until midnight. Join us for an unforgettable celebration and kickstart your holiday season with local flair!
Doomsday for the Middle Class
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Doomsday for the Middle Class

Carbon taxes and inflation are driving up the cost of everything, the housing crisis has made home ownership a distant dream for our kids, and the gap between rich and poor has never been larger. This might sound like some far off doomsday prediction. It’s not. In fact, it’s a simple restatement of headlines from this year, 2023. The doomsday scenario as we move towards to 2030 is much worse: The disappearance of Canada’s middle class.
New Public Electric Vehicle Chargers Available in Medicine Hat’s Downtown
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New Public Electric Vehicle Chargers Available in Medicine Hat’s Downtown

The City of Medicine Hat has recently installed two new Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations at Towne Square in the city’s downtown.
The Book Sale is Back
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The Book Sale is Back

Discover a new author or find forgotten favourites and hidden gems at the Book Sale
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Three Medicine Hat Men Charged With Assault
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Three Medicine Hat Men Charged With Assault

Three Medicine Hat men have been charged with assault following a disturbance that occurred during the afternoon of November 8, 2023, in the 200 block of 2nd Street NE.
Why We've Requested a Funding Increase from the City
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Why We've Requested a Funding Increase from the City

Medicine Hat Public Library use is rising and we want to keep delivering services and programs to Hatters.
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MHPL Rates High on TripAdvisor
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MHPL Rates High on TripAdvisor

Five-star reviews for Medicine Hat Public Library on popular travel site
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Crime map shows visual, location-based crime data in Medicine Hat
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Crime map shows visual, location-based crime data in Medicine Hat

The Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS) and City of Medicine Hat (CMH) announce the return of the crime map, an interactive community safety tool that displays calls for service throughout the community. “Keeping the community informed about police activities and matters concerning community safety is a top priority for the MHPS,” says Chief Alan Murphy.
City of Medicine Hat News - Statement: Correcting information about Medicine Hat’s electricity generation volumes
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City of Medicine Hat News - Statement: Correcting information about Medicine Hat’s electricity generation volumes

Managing Director of Energy, Land and Environment Rochelle Pancoast issued the following statement to correct inaccurate information that was shared at the October 16th public hearing to amend the Electric Utility Bylaw and establish an interim electricity rate.
City Responds To Observed Power Quality Concerns
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City Responds To Observed Power Quality Concerns

he City of Medicine Hat is aware of power quality fluctuations typically observed as “flickering lights” within our franchise area (City of Medicine Hat, Redcliff, Dunmore, and parts of Cypress County).
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Bill C-18: Navigating the Roadblocks for Small Local News

Bill C-18: Challenges and Opportunities for Small Local News" Discover how new legislation and tech giant responses are affecting small local news outlets, and explore the impact on community-driven content, voice silencing, and information access. Join Sun City Team in their resilience and commitment to celebrating freedom of self-expression and community-driven content despite the roadblocks.
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Equality of Opportunity is More Than a Legal Concept

As a group, most small-c conservatives agree on the importance of equality of opportunity. We believe that all people are born equal in the eyes of our creator. As such, we reject the concept of limiting any individual’s opportunities based solely on arbitrary factors like race or gender. As such, we strongly reject concepts like slavery, which denies freedom, or caste social systems, which prevent individuals from reaching their full potential.
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The Library is for Everyone

Medicine Hat Public Library is marking Canadian Library Month. The theme is Libraries for Life.
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Missing Person Located
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Missing Person Located

Sienna Elliot, who was previously reported as a missing person has been safely located. The Medicine Hat Police Service is appreciative the the support provided by the community locating Sienna.
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Seasonal Closures of Park Washrooms and Kitchens

As summer draws to a close, washrooms and facilities will be winterized and closed as of Oct. 10, 2023
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New Horizons for Seniors Call for Concepts

Significant Government funding is available to organizations who apply to create programs to reach vulnerable seniors.
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City staff and MHPS to Host Neighborhood Emergency Training

This event is an opportunity for community members to engage directly with first responders and emergency management experts, gaining crucial knowledge to safeguard themselves and their loved ones during emergencies.
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Terry Fox Run an Amazing Success

The 43rd annual Terry Fox Run took place in Medicine Hat on Sunday, September 17, in person for the first time since 2019.
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The Honeycomb House is the "Bee's Knees"

New, free, drop-in youth space opens its doors on Saturday, September 9th at MHPL.
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Male Arrested for Weapons Offenses

MHPS is reporting a male is in custody facing weapons related offences following a report of a disturbance at a multi suite residence this morning.
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Dealing with the Root of Homelessness

Today homelessness, whether it is related to unemployment, under-employment, addictions, or mental health issues, continues to plague our city despite the best efforts of dozens of dedicated social workers and volunteers. We agree on one thing: Looking away isn’t going to solve this problem. But neither is fighting this cause with one hand tied behind our back.
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Service Above Self

A service club is a volunteer non-profit organization where members meet regularly to perform charitable works either by direct hands-on efforts or by raising money for other organizations. A service club is defined by its service mission and by its membership benefits, such as social occasions, networking, and personal growth opportunities. Service organizations perform many essential services for their community and other worthy causes. Rotary International’s moto is “service above self.”
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Gates On Downtown Pedestrian Underpass Installed - Nightly Closures Begin Monday

The underpass that connects South Railway Street SE and North Railway Street SE under the railyard will be closed nightly from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. to prevent unintended consequences from misuse of the infrastructure.
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Energy Rates Set for September

The September electricity default regulated rate (RRO) for Residential, Farm, Small and Medium Commercial, Unmetered Services and Rental Lighting customers is $0.25068 per kilowatt hour (kWh), down from the previous month of $0.29673 per kWh. The rate is based on the average of the rates for owners whose regulated rate tariffs are approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission under section 103(2) of the Electric Utilities Act for that calendar month as posted by the Alberta Utilities Commission on its internet page under Regulated Rate Option Regulation.
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City Transit Introduces New Route 56 in the South

Beginning August 31, 2023, Transit Services is piloting the implementation of Route 56 in the South aimed at improving service reliability, particularly during peak traffic periods. The new route will also offer direct access from Southlands Boulevard and Masterpiece Lodge areas to prime shopping locations including the Medicine Hat Mall and the Walmart area.
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2023 Spray Parks and Outdoor Pool Closures

As the summer season comes to an end, the Parks and Recreation department will prepare to close its outdoor pools and spray parks.
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Bylaw To Focus On Responsible Animal Ownership

Over the next couple of weeks Hatters can expect to see an increased presence of Bylaw officers in city parks and on the trail system.
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Two People Arrested In Vehicle Thefts

ALERT’s Medicine Hat-based Regional Property Crimes unit has recovered a stolen motorhome, two trucks, and a cargo trailer, with a total estimated value of $140,000. The seizures took place on August 18, 2023, at Kin Coulee Park in Medicine Hat and a rural property.
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Low River Levels Require Increased Water Conservation

In response to observed low river levels and water shortage advisories for river basins upstream of Medicine Hat from Alberta Environment and Protected Areas (EPA), the City of Medicine Hat will enact Phase 1 of the Water Shortage Management Plan effective Monday, Aug. 28, 2023.
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Ride the Road to Reading

The Sunrise Rotary Ride the Road to Reading (SRRRR) program at the Medicine Hat Public Library supports literacy in a fun way.
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ASIRT Issues Statement on Medicine Hat Death

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) was directed to investigate a man’s death following an encounter with police in Medicine Hat.
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Firearm Discharged in Crescent Heights

One male was physically injured as a result of this offence and is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
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Water Restrictions Could Be On the Horizon

Water restrictions could be coming to Medicine Hat in the not to distant future.
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Terry Fox Run Returns

The 43rd annual Terry Fox Run/Walk takes place at the Medicine Hat College on September 17.
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Sunrise Supports Sunshine

The Medicine Hat Sunrise Rotary club sponsored educational rides for elementary school students on the Sunshine Trolleys during May and June 2023.
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Ecuador Challenge For Shelter

Women’s shelters in Canada need our support now more than ever to fund their lifesaving and life-changing work.
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Medicine Hat Confidential

Let’s dig into the Medicine Hat underground and unearth and expose what’s really going on.