May 26th, 2017

Local News

Redraw could put third MLA in the Hat

By Collin Gallant on May 26th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A suggestion to compress seven provincial ridings in eastern Alberta into six could result in the Medicine Hat region gaining a third member of the Alberta legislature. Or, the city riding could be split in two, with each half becoming part of two more evenly-sized rural ridings, depending on a new round of ... Read More »

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Labour bill too much for some, long overdue for others

By Collin Gallant on May 26th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Business, government and worker advocates continue to disagree about some proposed changes to Alberta’s employment standards and labour codes. The changes will “layer costs upon employers” who have not been properly consulted, the local president of the Chamber of Commerce said Thursday, while local labour officials and the provincial minister said changes are ... Read More »

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Man once shot by MHPS arrested by Strathmore RCMP for impersonating a police officer

By Peggy Revell on May 26th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell New charges have been laid against a former Brooks peace officer and British soldier sentenced to two years house arrest over a 2013 incident that culminated in Medicine Hat police shooting him multiple times. Michael John Carolan appeared before the court in Medicine Hat by CCTV from the Calgary Remand Centre Thursday, over ... Read More »

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18 days and counting for unknown residue

By Gillian Slade on May 26th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A total of 18 days after a residue was discovered on equipment in the reprocessing/sterilization area of the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, the cause has still not been identified. Alberta Health Services was asked if there is any reason to believe that the newly constructed wing, in which the reprocessing department is ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat gets biggest airport grant in Canada

By Collin Gallant on May 26th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat is the big winner — and by a long shot — as a basket of federal grants for airport improvements was officially unveiled Thursday by Transport Canada. Local administrators revealed in early May that the city will receive $12.99 million toward replacing the runway at Medicine Hat Regional Airport as ... Read More »

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Pride association hosting author Saturday to discuss transgender youths with anyone who might have a question

By Mo Cranker on May 26th, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker The Medicine Hat Pride Association will be giving Medicine Hatters a chance on Saturday at Medicine Hat College to learn a little more about being a transgender youth. Pride is hosting author Jessica Herthel as part of Trans Youth Awareness Week to talk about the book I Am Jazz, which she co-authored. “We’re ... Read More »

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Co-accuseds in November murder make brief appearance

By Peggy Revell on May 26th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Two men charged with second-degree murder following a homicide in November in Crescent Heights had brief court appearances Tuesday. Aaron Raj Anand-Ford appeared by CCTV from the Calgary Remand Centre, with his matters adjourned to May 30, as defence counsel and the Crown prepare to set down dates for a pretrial conference ... Read More »

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CAPE School students celebrate world culture

By Tim Kalinowski on May 26th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Students at CAPE School were treated to exotic oriental spices, beautiful silken garb from the far corners of the globe and traditional crafts and games at the school’s Culture Day on Thursday. Students had the opportunity to meet with Hatters whose families originated in places such as Nigeria, India, the Middle East ... Read More »

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Civic award winners obvious choices: mayor

By Mo Cranker on May 26th, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Thursday was a night of recognition in Medicine Hat. The Esplanade played host to the Civic Recognition Awards, a bi-annual celebration of people nominated by Hatters for their contributions to the Hat community. The winners on the night were Stan Sakamoto (Community Service), Arne Handley (Cultural), John Slater (Environmental) and Gerald Freedman (Humanitarian). ... Read More »

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With deal ratified, local educators look ahead

By Tim Kalinowski on May 26th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Medicine Hat and district school boards and Alberta Teachers’ Association chapters now turn their attention to local issues after the Teachers’ Employer Bargaining Association ratified Wednesday the central table agreement on wages, benefits and a $75-million Classroom Improvement Fund. “It was kind of unknown how this (central bargaining) would go,” said SD76 board ... Read More »

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