January 19th, 2018

Local News

Suffield takes the hint after fire

By Gillian Slade on January 19th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade All 17 recommendations made by a board of inquiry have been accepted by Canadian Forces Base Suffield following the Bindloss fire on Sept. 11 last year. “I can confidently say that everybody here and above us is working very diligently and very hard to ensure that this doesn’t happen again, and to ... Read More »

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Rare hockey cards on display at tournament this weekend

By None on January 19th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hatters will have a chance to get their hands on some of the most sought-after hockey cards this weekend during the annual Atom A Tournament at the Kinplex. For three days in the Kin Social Room there will be various card vendors selling hockey cards and collectibles. The show runs 3-8 ... Read More »

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SMG hires new Canalta Centre GM

By Collin Gallant on January 19th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The Canalta Centre has a new general manager. SMG-Canada, which manages the city-owned facility, announced Thursday it has hired Tammy Sweeney as its top official at the 6,100-seat arena and concert venue. Sweeney, who has been with SMG for 12 years, was most recently a senior manager at the Scotiabank Convention Centre ... Read More »

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Two men plead not guilty on judge’s orders

By Peggy Revell on January 19th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A judge ordered Thursday that not-guilty pleas be entered and a preliminary inquiry held for two men facing cocaine trafficking charges. With the assistance of duty counsel, Kunyak Bichiok, 32, and David Pach, 41, separately appeared by closed-circuit TV from the Medicine Hat Remand Centre with the judge ordering their cases be heard ... Read More »

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TCH bridge sidewalk blocked off due to ice build-up

By Gillian Slade on January 19th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Pedestrians are out of luck trying to cross the South Saskatchewan River on the Trans-Canada-Highway. The only pedestrian sidewalk, located on the west side of the highway, is barricaded at each end. “There has been a build-up of ice and debris along the sidewalk on the bridge over the South Saskatchewan River, ... Read More »

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Woman facing major drug trafficking charges gets short release to deal with death of her son

By Peggy Revell on January 19th, 2018

Medicine Hat News A woman charged with cocaine trafficking and what police say is the largest meth bust on record for the city was granted temporary release from custody Thursday to help plan and attend the funeral of her son in Lethbridge. With the agreement of the Crown, 47-year-old Shonna Scriven was released on a ... Read More »

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Bovine TB testing complete in southeast

By Collin Gallant on January 19th, 2018

Medicine Hat News About 15 months after U.S. meat inspectors raised an alarm, testing for bovine tuberculosis in the southeast Alberta region is complete. As well, payments to compensate livestock producers will not be included in tax filings due this spring. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency states in an update that confirmed cases remain at ... Read More »

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Major power plant near Swift more than half done

By Collin Gallant on January 19th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Work on a major new power plant near Swift Current has reached the half-way point, officials with SaskPower announced Thursday When complete, the 350-megawatt, natural gas-fired Chinook power station will provide enough electricity to power 350,000 homes. Officials with the provincial power company stated Thursday that construction is on time and on ... Read More »

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Health order for Lethbridge BK over sleeping quarters

By J.W. Schnarr on January 18th, 2018

jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com LETHBRIDGE HERALD A Burger King restaurant in Lethbridge was issued issued a health order by Alberta Health Services over the presence of sleeping or living accommodations found in during an inspection. The order was issued by Alberta Health Services to Sadiq Holdings Inc. in regards to the Burger King located at 1950 Third Avenue ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat hospital laundry could go to Lethbridge

By Gillian Slade on January 18th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Medicine Hat’s dirty laundry could be heading down the highway to Lethbridge. According to a media report last weekend, laundry from Medicine Hat Regional Hospital could be sent to Lethbridge’s Chinook Regional Hospital for processing in future. Lethbridge is on a list of nine infrastructure projects to be funded in 2018, with ... Read More »

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