October 21st, 2017

Local News

Bank robbery suspect still at large

By Tim Kalinowski on October 21st, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Police Service has released the image of a man they think is responsible for robberies at two city banks within an 18-hour period Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, the 13th Avenue RBC was robbed at about 6:50 p.m. when a man in a red and black plaid jacket approached ... Read More »

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Memorial for James Hargrave Oct. 27 at Holy Family Parish

By Gillian Slade on October 21st, 2017

Medicine Hat News A memorial for James Hargrave, a rancher from the Walsh area who passed away on Tuesday after helping to fight a fire near Hilda and Burstall, will be held Friday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. at Holy Family Parish, 1451 Strachan Rd. SE, Medicine Hat. A reception will follow at the Cypress ... Read More »

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Richmound farmer injured in wildfire recovers in hospital

By Gillian Slade on October 21st, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A farmer in the Richmound and Burstall area seriously injured during Tuesday’s wildfire faces a long recovery in a Calgary hospital. Eddie Riehl was injured as a wall of fire swept through the area and his truck slid into a ditch. Riehl, 74, had spent the afternoon moving his cattle across a ... Read More »

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New boundaries change dynamics for MLAs

By Collin Gallant on October 21st, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A plan to redraw boundaries for provincial voters is based on questions of representing populations, but two current MLAs will face shifting voter bases and a decision of where to run in the next election in May 2019. This week the Alberta Electorate Boundaries Commission suggests a final plan to essentially amalgamate then ... Read More »

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Fildebrandt could end up running in new Brooks-Medicine Hat riding

By Collin Gallant on October 21st, 2017

Medicine Hat News Whether voters in north Medicine Hat will have outspoken MLA Derek Fildebrandt as a candidate in the next provincial election remains to be determined, he told the News on Friday. Fildebrandt — who sits as an independent representing Brooks-Strathmore — will likely see his current riding split in half after plans to ... Read More »

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Home and Leisure Show a showcase of local businesses

By Jeremy Appel on October 21st, 2017

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel The Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce’s Great West Home and Leisure Show began Friday at the Cypress Centre. Trade show manager Paula Stodalka says the event’s goal is “to connect businesses with consumers in a face-to-face manner.” “Businesses pay a fee to exhibit in the show,” she said. “We have some that return ... Read More »

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Clugston hints and hopes for economic announcement

By Collin Gallant on October 21st, 2017

Is there big economic news on the horizon? Anyone paying attention to recent comments by Mayor Ted Clugston would reasonably think so. Elected officials and city staff are typically vague about economic development, what irons are in which fires, and the need for confidentiality. Clugston however, has been known to tantalize in the past. During ... Read More »

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Man on AISH spends months battling collections over ambulance bill

By Gillian Slade on October 21st, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Alberta Health Services collections department put a Medicine Hat quadriplegic through months of financial terror over a $385 ambulance bill before withdrawing the bill Friday. Sean Macoon, 44, uses an electronic wheelchair, lives in a local group home and gains his only income from AISH. Court action was threatened Aug. 8 and ... Read More »

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Deadline approaches for providing input on cannabis framework

By Jeremy Appel on October 21st, 2017

Medicine Hat News Albertans have less than a week to provide input on the province’s framework for the legal sale of cannabis through an online survey. The deadline for public consultation is Oct. 27 at midnight. The province on Oct. 4 released its draft framework for managing recreational marijuana in Alberta, which will be legal ... Read More »

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Lions Club kicks off convention at the Lodge

By Jeremy Appel on October 21st, 2017

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel Lions Club members from across southern Alberta flocked to the Medicine Hat Lodge Friday for the start of the group’s regional convention. This particular weekend conference is a special one, celebrating 100 years of Lions Club International, which is based in Oak Brook, Ill. “The purpose of this event is for clubs in ... Read More »

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