February 13th, 2016

Local News

On your mark, get set…

By Charles Lefebvre on February 13th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre It’s finally here. Years of organization, months of detailed planning and several days of setup and heavy lifting have led to the opening of the Alberta Winter Games in Medicine Hat. On Saturday, more than 2,500 athletes from around the province will arrive in the city, get registered, and compete for medals in ... Read More »

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Canada important for Mars settlement? Buzz Aldrin says yes

By Medicine Hat News on February 13th, 2016

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald Retired American astronaut icon Buzz Aldrin sees a future where humanity has set up a permanent home on Mars, with Canada playing a significant role in getting there. In a Lethbridge Herald exclusive interview, Aldrin spoke from his home in Satellite Beach, Fla., on Thursday morning. Aldrin was the Lunar Module ... Read More »

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No local allegations toward former teacher facing child porn charges

By Alex Mccuaig on February 13th, 2016

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig The superintendent of the southern Alberta French school district says there have been no criminal allegations involving students at ƒcole Le Ruisseau in Brooks in connection with a former teacher who is now facing charges in relation to an alleged pedophile network. Jacqueline Lessard, directrice générale at Conseil scolaire FrancoSud, said the school ... Read More »

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ATCO Energy’s big offer won’t matter here

By Collin Gallant on February 13th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant ATCO Energy made a big splash last week saying it will offer the lowest utility fees in Alberta with its new gas and power retailing wing. However, the waves won’t reach a large portion of southeastern Alberta for the time being. Under provincial regulations the City of Medicine Hat — which is investigating ... Read More »

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Is anyone ready for doctor-assisted death?

By Gillian Slade on February 13th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade In less than four months Canadians will legally have the right to physician assisted death (PAD), but the public and some physicians may not be adequately prepared. “I have never been trained how to kill someone. I think a lot of the focus has been on the legal part and establishing patient criteria ... Read More »

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Wendy Scott trial set for next year

By Alex Mccuaig on February 13th, 2016

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig A woman charged with the 2011 homicide of Casey Armstrong will have a trial on first-degree murder allegations heard this time next year. Armstrong was found dead in his Southview Drive home over the Victoria Day long weekend in 2011. Wendy Joy Scott, 31, was charged in January 2012 with the first-degree murder ... Read More »

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Two face various drug charges after Friday morning police bust

By Alex Mccuaig on February 13th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Two city men are facing drug charges — including one on release on similar allegations — following a bust involving fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine Friday. City police and RCMP — working under the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team — executed the arrests of the two men at a Sage Road home during ... Read More »

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Mild temperatures have no end in sight

By Alex Mccuaig on February 13th, 2016

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig Southern Alberta is expected to see a second consecutive spring of mild dry temperatures brought on by a lingering El Nino weather system that may go down as one of the biggest in recent years, according to AccuWeather’s spring forecast. Brett Anderson, AccuWeather senior meteorologist, said this year’s El Nino has contributed to ... Read More »

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Hillyer to have minor surgery Saturday

By Collin Gallant on February 13th, 2016

Medicine Hat News The office of MP Jim Hillyer has announced he will undergo unexpected but minor surgery Saturday and will go on a short medical leave while he recuperates at home in Raymond. A release Friday states that a “bone infection” in his lower leg requires orthopedic surgery. Hillyer’s leg was badly broken during ... Read More »

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Get out and enjoy the Games

By Collin Gallant on February 13th, 2016

Though it might not feel much like winter, the 2016 Winter Games are upon us. And while many might not feel like celebrating, considering economic news well past drab, Hatters would be well advised to take in events, welcome visitors and enjoy the goings on. Within the great wide sporting world, a provincial games doesn’t ... Read More »

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