January 25th, 2015

Local News

City’s operations not left unscathed by low oil

By Collin Gallant on January 24th, 2015

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant As oil and gas companies slash and burn capital and drilling budgets deal with dropping oil prices, a revised City of Medicine Hat energy division budget will show cuts are also coming to the city’s energy operations. But with little new exploration planned and a portfolio ... Read More »

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Woman pleads guilty to trafficking at Remand Centre

By Alex Mccuaig on January 24th, 2015

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaigOne of two individuals charged in relation to allegations of smuggling contraband into the Medicine Hat Remand Centre in October 2013 entered a guilty plea to trafficking marijuana Thursday.The court heard Melissa Cassidy, 32, was under surveillance by city police who suspected the woman was trafficking drugs ... Read More »

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Seniors getting Tamiflu as precaution

By Gillian Slade on January 24th, 2015

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade Seniors in assisted living facilities across the province have been given Tamiflu as a preventative where there has been an outbreak of flu in the facility in which they live, said Alberta Health Services. The decision was a recommendation by AHS, prescribed by the physician in ... Read More »

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By Alex Mccuaig on January 24th, 2015

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig One of two individuals charged in relation to allegations of smuggling contraband into the Medicine Hat Remand Centre in October 2013 entered a guilty plea to trafficking marijuana Thursday. The court heard Melissa Cassidy, 32, was under surveillance by city police who suspected the woman was ... Read More »

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Man pleads guilty to charges from high-speed chase

By Alex Mccuaig on January 24th, 2015

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig A Medicine Hat man escaped jail time Thursday after pleading guilty to charges relating to a 2013 high-speed police chase that reached speeds of 150 kilometres per hour on city streets. Judge Gregory Maxwell said if not for “exceptional” circumstances where Dustin John Helle received a ... Read More »

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New emergency system can notify residents anywhere

By Collin Gallant on January 24th, 2015

Medicine Hat NewsEmergency planners hope to have a notification system in place this summer which could contact individual residents through land-line, cellphone and social media, instructing them to either evacuate specific areas or “shelter in place.”Fire, police and health officials, along with municipal workers from Medicine Hat, Redcliff ... Read More »

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By Medicine Hat News on January 24th, 2015

Medicine Hat News Emergency planners hope to have a notification system in place this summer which could contact individual residents through land-line, cellphone and social media instructing them to either evacuate specific areas or “shelter in place.” Fire, police and health officials, along with municipal workers from Medicine ... Read More »

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Catholic division’s learning assistants celebrated

By Peggy Revell on January 24th, 2015

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Learning assistants work hand-in-hand with teachers to help students succeed, and on Friday Medicine Hat Catholic School Division focused on celebrating that, along with professional development for these staff. “We task these (people) to work with our most difficult students,” said associate superintendent Hugh Lehr — ... Read More »

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Economic concern growing

By Collin Gallant on January 24th, 2015

The head of the city’s energy committee said Friday that while the health of city oil and gas interests is a major concern, it’s part of a much larger issue. “What’s a greater concern are the implications for the economy as a whole,” said Bill Cocks. “That’s the ... Read More »

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Police hold first Coffee with a Cop

By Alex Mccuaig on January 24th, 2015

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig It was virtually standing room only at Station Coffee Company Friday morning for the inaugural Coffee with a Cop event hosted by MHPS officers. “It’s been a great response,” said Insp. Glen Motz. “Typically, when people think of conversations with police officers, it’s usually under some ... Read More »

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