August 30th, 2016

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prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A former British soldier was granted leniency in sentencing after a 2013 incident culminated in police shooting him multiple times. “In normal circumstances, a CSO (conditional sentence order) would not be available for this type of offence,” said Judge Gordon Krinke Tuesday, while sentencing Michael John Carolan to two years less a day

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  • Man shot by police after pointing gun at officers given conditional sentence, probation

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A former British soldier was granted leniency in sentencing after a 2013 incident culminated in police shooting him multiple times. “In normal circumstances, a CSO (conditional sentence order) would not be available for this type of offence,” said Judge Gordon Krinke Tuesday, while sentencing Michael John Carolan to two years less a day ... Read More »

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  • Grizzlies getting closer to Cypress Hills

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Grizzly bears have recently been seen in the Sweet Grass Hills and they could make their way to Cypress Hills, about 150 kilometres away. Technically it is possible for the grizzly bears to reach Cypress Hills, says Paul Frame, provincial carnivore specialist with Alberta Environment and Parks. “It is possible, I suppose, ... Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Regional harvests coming along OK as rains skip southeastern Alberta

    Medicine Hat News Harvest figures gained last week as heavy rain largely bypassed southeastern Alberta, though farmers in nearby parts of Saskatchewan are dealing with water on the ground. The Alberta Crop report for Aug. 23 states harvest in Medicine Hat, Foremost and Lethbridge regions is generally proceeding more quickly than in years past. Overall, ... Read More »

    10 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Lawn bowling final needs extra end

    Medicine Hat News They might be new to the sport, but there was no lack of skill or tension at the Medicine Hat Lawn Bowling Club’s novice pairs event Saturday. Allen Hunt and Joan Theriault took top spot, but needed an extra end to beat Wes and Jean Bresee 7-6 in the title match. Organizers ... Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Gerlach gets taste of NHL

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Medicine Hat Tigers sniper Max Gerlach may have not have heard his name called in the 2016 NHL entry draft, but he didn’t go overlooked. The 18-year-old Flower Mound, Texas native was sitting at home in the early off-season when he got a call from his hometown team, the Dallas Stars, and just ... Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Inside the CFL: Stamps still looking good at mid-point of the season

    When I wrote my Fearless Football Forecast June 28, I said Calgary would finish first, Edmonton second with B.C. and Saskatchewan fighting for third and Winnipeg bringing up the rear. At the halfway mark of the season, Calgary and B.C. lead the pack with the Eskimos and Bombers fighting it out for third and the ... Read More »

    10 hours ago


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  • Guest Column: A bitter batch of beer protectionism in Alberta

    CALGARY The Alberta Small Brewers Development Program is a classic example of government intervention in the market: Many will suffer for the benefit of a select few. Many people have suggested that the program is a means to improve the provincial economy. But will it really promote economic development in Alberta? Let’s take a closer ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • National Affairs: Mandatory voting is low-hanging fruit

    In the garden of electoral reform, mandatory voting is a low-hanging fruit that all parties seem content — for now — to leave on the branch. That may change if a special parliamentary committee on electoral reform appointed to make recommendations to Justin Trudeau’s government ends up deadlocked over the big-ticket item on its agenda. ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • MLA Report: Congratulations to Medicine Hat’s Olympians

    Track cycling is a sport which sees competitors on bicycles with no brakes travel at speeds that would see a Medicine Hat motorist receive a photo radar ticket. And they do so while racing millimetres of each other on a banked track with little more than a skin-tight singlet and light crash helmet for protection. ... Read More »

    4 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Thanks for the coverage, congrats to local Olympians

    I would like to say a great big thank you to Sean Rooney and the Medicine Hat News for the absolutely phenonemal coverage of our local Olympians Kirsti Lay and Sage Watson. Everyday, they were front page news, as they should be. I also like the little classy touch of their pictures at the top ... Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Seeing abuse everywhere

    Re: “David Carter speaks up on being sexually assaulted,” Aug. 16 I can understand how the Theo Fleury interview triggered Mr. Carter’s trauma. My PTSD/CPTSD went untreated and undiagnosed and was caused by severe child abuse that started when I was four years old, when my mother put my arm into the wringer on an ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Questions about Elections Alberta, PC leadership race

    On August 12, the Globe and Mail reported that Jason Kenney “is scouring Alberta for support and cash” and that the NDP has asked Elections Alberta whether these fundraising rules violate provincial spending laws. Alberta not only prohibits contributions prior to a campaign, it also defines when a campaign begins. In the case of a ... Read More »

    4 days ago


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