December 14th, 2017

Local News

Second accused to stand trial for murder of Jordan Pede

By Peggy Revell on December 14th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A man arrested following a New Year’s Eve homicide will stand trial, as his preliminary hearing wrapped up Thursday afternoon. After two days of witnesses and evidence being heard, a judge directed that Leonard Robert Terence Beaulieu stand trial for the second-degree murder of 24-year-old Jordan Pede. Provincial Crown had put forward that ... Read More »

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Southeastern Alberta scores big in green auction

By Collin Gallant on December 14th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Southeastern Alberta will get a windfarm, and Alberta is getting a record low price for wind energy as the results of a major green energy auction were announced Wednesday. The proposed Whitla Wind Farm, a project of Edmonton-based Capital Power, won a 20-year supply contract for its planned 200-megawatt facility that would sit ... Read More »

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Small local wind farm offers good insight

By Collin Gallant on December 14th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Construction of a major windfarm next year will break new ground for the regional economy, but a minor facility built in Medicine Hat’s north end three years ago gives an indication of what to expect. Capital Power says major construction on its 58-turbine, 201-megawatt Whitla Wind project will commence next fall. Greg ... Read More »

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New maternity ward welcomes first baby

By Gillian Slade on December 14th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The first baby to be born in the new wing of Medicine Hat Regional Hospital is Grady Mason. Born at 11:40 a.m. on Wednesday, Grady weighed seven pounds, 10 ounces. His parents, Jenna and Kyle Mason, say Grady arrived just one day after his due date. “I didn’t know he was going ... Read More »

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Bail granted for alleged bank robber

By Peggy Revell on December 14th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Bail was granted in Medicine Hat Wednesday for a Winnipeg man charged with robbing two banks in October, though he will remain in custody awaiting more bail hearings in Saskatchewan for three robberies in Regina and one in Saskatoon. Lethbridge-based lawyer Greg White successfully argued for Stephan Vogelsang’s release at the Medicine Hat ... Read More »

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MHCBE OKs violence and risk questionnaire

By Tim Kalinowski on December 14th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal The Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education voted Tuesday evening to approve a new violence and risk assessment questionnaire to be distributed to teachers and other staff in the district. The motion, first introduced by Trustee David Leahy at the Nov. 14 meeting, will help the school district gather information and develop an ... Read More »

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MHPL mulls possibility of satellite location

By Collin Gallant on December 14th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant In an era when libraries are moving beyond books, the Medicine Hat Public Library is proposing to move beyond its single, central location. A satellite branch is one headline item in the organization’s new “plan of service” presented to a city committee this week. It calls for further outreach to seniors’ living facilities, ... Read More »

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Whooping cough outbreak over

By Gillian Slade on December 14th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A pertussis outbreak that began in June in the south zone is over, says Alberta Health Services. From the onset untilDec 7, there were 441 cases confirmed. Pertussis continues to occur with frequency in unimmunized populations in the south zone and other parts of Alberta, AHS said in a press release. Pertussis ... Read More »

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First recipient of Lynn Frank Memorial Scholarship announced

By Gillian Slade on December 14th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The Medicine Hat Diagnostic Laboratory Legacy Fund revealed the inaugural recipient of the Lynn Frank Memorial Scholarship in recognition of academic excellence among aspiring medical lab technologists in southeastern Alberta. Heidi Kennedy, a student of the medical laboratory technology diploma program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary, was selected ... Read More »

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Husband headed to trial for fraud charges against dental clinic, while charges against wife dropped

By Peggy Revell on December 14th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The preliminary inquiry for the case of a couple accused of defrauding a Medicine Hat dental office of more than $80,000 has wrapped up — with the case against the husband proceeding to trial, and the case against the wife dropped. The hearing, which ran on Dec. 11 and 12 at the ... Read More »

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