May 29th, 2015

Local News

Online census counter getting a good response

By Peggy Revell on May 29th, 2015

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell There’s been a strong response from Hatters to be counted for the city’s annual census through the new online option.“We were actually at about 40 per cent complete before the census takers went out,” said Medicine Hat city clerk Angela Cruickshank.This is the first time the city has offered an online option for ... Read More »

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Education funding restored by $103M

By Peggy Revell on May 29th, 2015

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Local school board chairs welcomed Thursday’s announcement of increased education funding from the province.Newly anointed NDP Premier Rachel Notley announced there will be an additional $103 million put into the province’s education budget.This amount includes funding for the expected 12,000 new students expected to enroll in Alberta classrooms for 2015-16— something that wasn’t ... Read More »

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Man with criminal history given five pre-trial months for assault with a weapon

By Alex Mccuaig on May 29th, 2015

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig A 33-year-old man was sentenced to five months in jail after pleading guilty to putting a knife up to another man’s throat at a city bar. Ross Brian James, 33, was arrested in the parking lot of the bar when police were called to the scene on Dec. 27, 2014 after being alerted ... Read More »

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Dr. Wardell gets ‘honour of the highest magnitude’

By Gillian Slade on May 29th, 2015

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A local chronic pain specialist has received a national award, announced at the Canadian Pain Society’s recent annual meeting.The Chronic Pain Association of Canada presented Dr. Gaylord Wardell with the Dr. Helen Hays Award for Excellence in Pain Management for exceptional work with people who suffer chronic pain, dedication, empathy and understanding ... Read More »

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Spectrum Vegas theme attracts more interest than ever

By Alex Mccuaig on May 29th, 2015

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig It will be the dawning of a new era for the city’s sunshine festival as Spectrum gets set to launch its 25th anniversary celebration in a new location. This year’s festival will be held June 5-7 along North Railway for the first time in its quarter-century history. Spectrum was originally held downtown before ... Read More »

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Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart Day helps give all kids a chance to play

By Charles Lefebvre on May 29th, 2015

Medicine Hat News Mark’s and Canadian Tire will be helping ensure children have a chance to participate in organized sports. Both stores will be hosting the seventh annual Jumpstart Day Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking lot of Canadian Tire, a fundraiser aimed at ensuring children from financially disadvantaged families are ... Read More »

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Wanner’s constituency office not open yet but expected to do so soon

By Gillian Slade on May 29th, 2015

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat constituency office is not up and running yet but is expected to open, where it was under Blake Pedersen, on Fourth Street downtown, said a spokesperson for NDP MLA Bob Wanner. Ultimately Wanner will change the location but not until summer. Wanner is still in the process of setting ... Read More »

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Judge denies bail for man facing several separate allegations

By Alex Mccuaig on May 29th, 2015

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig A city man facing charges in relation to an incident on Third Street last month involving the MHPS tactical team is also up against a slew of other serious allegations, a city court heard Thursday. Levi Laird Aebig, 31, was arrested and charged with robbery, choking, assault, extortion and breaching conditions following the ... Read More »

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City will water during the day for a while

By Peggy Revell on May 29th, 2015

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Parks and Recreation department will be day watering throughout Kin Coulee Park until June 12. The city says events or bookings will not be affected by this watering and once repairs are complete to the irrigation system the regular seasonal night watering will commence and day watering will stop ... Read More »

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Women arrested in drug deal had three-year-old girl with them

By Southern Alberta Newspapers on May 29th, 2015

Nick Kuhl Southern Alberta Newspapers Two Lethbridge women are facing charges under Alberta’s Drug-endangered Children’s Act after bringing a three-year-old girl to an alleged drug deal earlier this week. The arrests were made on Monday by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams, consisting of Lethbridge Regional Police Service and RCMP members, as part of an ... Read More »

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