May 1st, 2016

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Barrie Strafford remembered as a man of the people

By Collin Gallant on April 30th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Barrie Strafford’s community service helped thousands and extended from Medicine Hat to Calgary to the Caribbean, but the philanthropist and founder of Riverview Care Home is remembered this week for the time he invested with individuals. The member of the Alberta Order of Excellence died Monday at his Calgary home. He was 87 ... Read More »

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Balloon release Sunday in honour of little girl murdered in Newfoundland

By Medicine Hat News on April 30th, 2016

Medicine Hat News A number of balloons will be released Sunday at 7 p.m. near the Saamis Tepee in honour of a little girl who was murdered last Sunday in Newfoundland. Quinn Butt, 5, died in a house fire and her father has been charged with first-degree murder as a result. Renee Drake of Medicine ... Read More »

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New tower could be part of Telus’s 2016 plan

By Collin Gallant on April 30th, 2016

Medicine Hat News A new cellphone tower near the Saamis Tepee may be part of infrastructure spending planned by Telus this year. The telecommunications provider announced this week that its capital improvement plan in Medicine Hat calls for $7 million to be spent to increase coverage and speed of service. Officials say most of the ... Read More »

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Unite the right group hosting speaking engagement Monday at the Lodge

By Charles Lefebvre on April 30th, 2016

Medicine Hat News An organization with the goal of uniting right wing parties in Alberta will be speaking Monday in Medicine Hat. The Alberta Prosperity Fund, founded in 2015, will be making a stop at the Medicine Hat Lodge at 6:30 p.m., with broadcaster Dave Rutherford speaking and listening to attendees. The organization describes itself ... Read More »

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Moose Lodge hands out cash to several local groups

By Charles Lefebvre on April 30th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre The local chapter of the Loyal Order of Moose helped ensure schools, clubs and sports teams in the region could continue to operate. Moose Lodge 1073 handed out $80,600 in funding to 14 community organizations Thursday evening. “We’re all pretty excited about it,” said Don Collins, junior past governor with the local Moose ... Read More »

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Property taxes et al. Monday at council

By Collin Gallant on April 30th, 2016

April showers bring May flowers, and in Medicine Hat the steady trickle of news during the month is all about to blossom on Monday evening’s council agenda. Such a harvest of topics includes the 2016 final property tax rate in Medicine Hat. That should be set after a delay in the province’s request for local ... Read More »

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Daughter charged in Lethbridge’s third 2016 murder

By Medicine Hat News on April 30th, 2016

Tijana Martin & Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald A 54-year-old woman is dead following a stabbing on Lethbridge’s northside Thursday night, the city’s third homicide this year. Police were called to a home along the 2300 block of 18 St. N. around 9:40 p.m., after receiving reports that a woman had been assaulted inside her house. ... Read More »

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PTSD support group forming

By Peggy Revell on April 30th, 2016

Medicine Hat News A new support group is being formed to help those dealing with trauma and stress. “It’s basically to talk and support each other,” said local Les Landry, who is organizing the group that will meet every Monday at 7 p.m. at the Westminster United Church, with the first meeting May 2. Similar ... Read More »

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Shredding event today at AMA

By Charles Lefebvre on April 30th, 2016

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Police Service and Alberta Motor Association will be doing their part to stamp out identity theft on Saturday. The police service’s Community Safety Unit will be hosting a free shredding event at AMA from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lethbridge Mobile Shredding will be on hand to shred paper ... Read More »

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Charges withdrawn against sailor

By City Desk on April 30th, 2016

The Canadian press HALIFAX The Crown has withdrawn charges against one of four British sailors who were originally ordered to stay at CFB Suffield while they awaiting trial accused of sexually assaulting a young woman at a Halifax military base. A spokeswoman for the Public Prosecution Service says Crown attorneys withdrew the charges against Craig ... Read More »

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