October 25th, 2014

Local News

Gaming marathon will raise money for children’s hospitals

By Sean Rooney on October 24th, 2014

PEGGY REVELLprevell@medicinehatnews.comTwitter: MHNprevellDozens of Hatters will be pulling out their video game controllers this weekend as they join more than 42,000 people from around the world to raise funds for 170 children’s hospitals in North America.“Team Medicine Hat” is up to 25 participants for the 24-hour gaming marathon ... Read More »

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Most popular local stories Oct. 17-23

By Medicine Hat News on October 24th, 2014

Two stories about an alleged kidnapping and one about and assault in Medicine Hat fill the top three spots on this week’s list of the most popular local stories.The kidnapping is alleged to have happened over the weekend of Oct. 13 and police made two arrests this week ... Read More »

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Ottawa attacks won’t change plans for local Remembrance Day ceremonies

By Medicine Hat News on October 23rd, 2014

Local Remembrance Day organizers say they won’t be scared away from holding ceremonies to honour Canada’s fallen soldiers next month despite high-profile attacks on serving members this week.Two soldiers were killed — including one at the National War Memorial — and another injured by lone assailants thought to ... Read More »

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‘It sounded like a war zone': MP Payne on Ottawa attack

By Garrett Simmons on October 23rd, 2014

gsimmons@lethbridgeherald.com Wednesday was a day no one in Ottawa will soon forget.For southern Alberta politicians, it represented a nerve-wracking 10 hours, as Members of Parliament were on lockdown from 10 a.m. to just before 8 p.m.Medicine Hat MP LaVar Payne was one of those MPs, as those gathered in ... Read More »

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Senior struck, killed by vehicle

By Alex Mccuaig on October 23rd, 2014

Medicine Hat News A 74-year-old man is dead after being hit by a car while crossing Third Street in Riverside Wednesday morning. The man was crossing Third Street N.W. at Fifth Avenue when he was struck by a Dodge Spirit driven by a 75-year-old woman heading eastbound at ... Read More »

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Local man caught in the action in Ottawa

By Gillian Slade on October 23rd, 2014

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSladeThe police presence in Ottawa reached new heights for a Medicine Hat man on Wednesday morning as he stood near the Rideau Centre with a crowd of about 100.“Suddenly there were 20 or 30 police running towards us with their machine guns and handguns drawn and screaming, ... Read More »

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1,000 trees will fall victim to berming

By Collin Gallant on October 23rd, 2014

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantCity officials moved quickly Wednesday to assure residents that the removal of about 1,000 trees for berm construction in city parks isn’t being done without consideration, but is needed to safeguard residential areas from future flooding.“Certainly the landscape is going to change significantly and we’re certainly sensitive ... Read More »

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Great West Home & Leisure Show expected to be biggest, busiest yet

By Alex Mccuaig on October 23rd, 2014

Medicine Hat News The Great West Home & Leisure Show will be packing the Cypress Centre this weekend with just about everything a person would want for their house and no shortage of things to do when looking for a retreat. More than 250 vendors will be featuring ... Read More »

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Kidnapping suspect in custody

By Alex Mccuaig on October 23rd, 2014

Medicine Hat News A 38-year-old woman sought after by city police in connection with an alleged robbery and kidnapping earlier this month has been arrested and remains in custody awaiting a bail hearing this morning. On Monday, police released a photo and description of Donna Dafoe after a ... Read More »

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Motorhome burns in morning blaze

By Gillian Slade on October 23rd, 2014

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade Flames shot through the roof of a motorhome parked in the Medicine Hat Mall parking lot in the early hours of Wednesday. No one was inside and there were no injuries, although police and fire officials were unsure of the motorhome being occupied while the fire ... Read More »

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