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Medicine Hat News (Newspaper) - July 11, 2015, Medicine Hat, AlbertaM Ain. 403 527 1101 c circulation. 403 528 5767 n newsroom. 403 528 news c classified. 403 526 sold City. A3 opinion. B8 sports. A9 classifieds. C2 business. B7 comics crossword. B9 nation. A8 West. A6 0 95225 87908 1 33 18 Good morning weather a4 phone us Index to the readers of the Medicine hat news including our valued subscriber Frank Webber $ 1.25 plus get $ 1.43 Friday saturday m Medicine a news. Com Power use not quite record breaking yet a3 baseball american legions Majestic in action a9 saturday july 11, 2015 the Canadian press Prince Albert Trisha Halkett has one wish As she spends her second week out of her Northern Saskatchewan Home because of threatening wildfires. She would like to be Back in Montreal Lake when her second baby is due to arrive next month. I certainly Hope so said Halkett 20, patting her stomach on a Bench outside a Prince Albert hotel her two year old daughter Keirra and husband Dudley Ross sitting by her Side. The family is among the More than 13,000 people who have fled As wildfires sweep across great swaths of Northern Forest. Massive fires continued to Burn out of control Friday As Crews worked to protect communities from the flames. Steve Roberts of the wildfire management Branch says one Blaze near the town of la Ronge has merged with another fire and is almost 1,000 Square Kilometres in size. See one fire Page a2 news photo Emma Bennett Brodie Greenwood with Wilco civil inc. Takes a Quick break in the Shade while working on berm construction in Lions Park As temperatures reached 35 degrees Friday afternoon. Gillian Slade Glade Medicine agnews. Com twitter Mongil Linslade not Only is heat exhaustion a very real possibility conditions have now reached the optimum for mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus says Alberta health services. In Medicine hat youve reached the number of Days and amount of heat required where we can see human exposure to West Nile virus. Be Mosquito aware said or. Karin Goodison medical officer of health for has South zone. You need to Wear both sunscreen and Mosquito repellent. Sunscreen first to be absorbed in the skin and then the Mosquito repellent two separate products. There have been no reported cases of West Nile yet this year said Goodison. Exposure to the heat and dehydration Are the biggest concerns As our run of very hot weather continues said Goodison. Excessive sweating helps the body Cool Down but can result in dehydration and a life threatening situation called heat stroke. Symptoms of heat stroke include High body temperature Lack of sweat disorientation fainting and unconsciousness. While our heat is the dry kind we Are exposed to other factors in a built up area. Radiant Load is the heat reflected off buildings and roads said Goodison. Seek medical attention immediately for anyone with symptoms of heat stroke. While waiting for medical attention move the individual to a shaded area. Remove outer clothing and shoes. If possible wrap the person in a wet Towel until medical care is available said Goodison. If you Are very sweaty weak dizzy nauseous or have a headache or muscle cramps you May have heat illness and you should Stop your activity immediately seek Shade and drink fluids said Goodison. Environment Canada is forecasting temperatures in the mid to Low 30s throughout the weekend. It is extremely important to not leave any person or pet inside a closed vehicle. There Are deaths every year from this said Goodison. See at least Page a2 hot weather comes with a risk Saskatchewan fire evacuees anxious to return Home Collin Gallant Gallant Medicine agnews. Com twitter Colli Gallant local new democrats Are getting set to nominate their candidate with the expected october Federal election Only 100 Days away. Notices of the nomination meeting were mailed out Friday stating that Erin Weir a nurse from Raymond will be introduced to party members later this month at a meeting Here. She told the news on Friday she Hopes the part yes Success in the recent provincial election and especially among Urban voters in Medicine hat shows voters the nip is a viable option on election Day. I work in health care so i know How important an Issue it is Weir told the news on Friday. Support for working families is an Issue i care about those who Are not Well off. Weir 39, works As a nurse in fort Macleod and Lethbridge specifically in the emergency and paediatrics wards there. She and her husband have four children the oldest of which is attending University. As the Only nominee party members will vote to confirm her selection As the candidate said local constituency president Wally Regehr. If acclaimed two of the three major party candidates in the local race will be based in Raymond. The town 30 Kilometres South of Lethbridge included in the local Riding after changes to the electoral boundaries. Lethbridge my Jim Hillyer a Neighbour of weirs in Raymond will seek the local seat As the conservative party candidate in the new Riding known As Medicine hat Cardston Warner. Glen Allan a hat based College economics instructor was acclaimed As the Federal Liberal candidate in february. See Federal Page a2 nip has its Federal candidate Erin Weir up photo sask. Ministry of the environment Shania drops fire retardant on a wildfire in the la Ronge sask. Area in this july 9, 2015 handout photo. Shania is North America s largest Hel Tanker capable of picking up More than 2,000 Gallons of water within 60 seconds. The massive Sikorsky helicopter is part of a Fleet of 57 in use in Northern Saskatchewan

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