April 20th, 2014

Local News

All religious beliefs welcome at Cypress Centre Good Friday service

By Megan Lacelle on April 19th, 2014

mlacelle@medicinehatnews.comtwitter: @lacelle_meganMusic filled the Cypress Centre as Hatters filed in for the Good Friday church service organized by the Medicine Hat Evangelical Association.President Greg Keen said attendance was nearly 2,000.“It’s an interdenominational service for people from all churches; it’s a great way to come together to hear a ... Read More »

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Local school divisions not among those banning homosexuality or sexual ‘immorality’

By Peggy Revell on April 19th, 2014

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevellLocal public school divisions confirmed they don’t have the same policies causing a firestorm elsewhere in the province, where some publicly-funded Christian schools state staff or students can be fired or expelled for being gay or having pre-marital sex.Those hired by Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education ... Read More »

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Fire the tax assessor: group

By Collin Gallant on April 19th, 2014

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantA group upset with tax assessments says the city’s chief assessor should be fired, but city officials say they evaluate employee performance thoroughly and won’t be influenced by public pressure.Local realtor Joanne Birtz told a Wednesday meeting of about two dozen business owners upset with taxes that ... Read More »

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Two youths charged with break and enter, assault

By Megan Lacelle on April 19th, 2014

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat Police responded to a complaint of a home invasion on April 14 at approximately 12:30 a.m. The complainant, living in the area of Somerset Way, reported that two masked attackers sprayed the complainant with pepper spray then hit the victim with a blunt ... Read More »

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Easter activities around the Hat

By Charles Lefebvre on April 19th, 2014

Medicine Hat News The city will have a number of activities for young and young-at-heart citizens throughout the Easter Weekend. The Family Leisure Centre will be holding Easter Games from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday. Participants will be able to take part in team “Bunny Ear” races with pool ... Read More »

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More details unfold in family sex assault trial

By Alex Mccuaig on April 19th, 2014

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaigWARNING: The following story contains details that are graphic in nature. Reader discretion is advised.The trial of a 62-year-old charged with incest and rape continued Thursday with testimony from the man’s sister-in-law and estranged wife, who both told the court of a family meeting in which the ... Read More »

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Survey says Hatters happy overall with police service

By Charles Lefebvre on April 19th, 2014

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvrePublic satisfaction with the Medicine Hat Police Service has slightly increased, however satisfaction with photo radar has gone down, according to results from an independent survey.Alec Milne with Framework Partners revealed the results to the Medicine Hat police commission Thursday. The survey, which ran from February to ... Read More »

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