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TB testing in area cattle could continue for years

By Collin Gallant on November 12th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Work continues to determine the source of a single case of bovine tuberculosis linked to a Jenner-area ranch this fall. However, industry officials in other provinces that have dealt with the disease say that once quarantines are lifted, the general observation and testing programs could continue for years. Ranchers near Riding Mountain National ... Read More »

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Scout leader upset with Remembrance Day march snub

By Mo Cranker on November 12th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Due to a desire to place a larger emphasis on veterans during Friday’s downtown Remembrance Day march, the local group of Scouts and Guides were omitted from the march for the first time in more than 50 years. Brandy Payeur, a scout leader, who emphasized she was speaking personally and not on ... Read More »

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Thousands gather downtown to remember and honour

By Mo Cranker on November 11th, 2016

Medicine Hat News People of all ages and walks of life joined together Friday morning to show remembrance for those who have served or are currently serving Canada. The day began at the Esplanade where a packed theatre looked on as poems, songs, prayers and speeches were presented as part of the city’s Remembrance Day ... Read More »

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Never Forget: Hidden from the enemy

By Gillian Slade on November 11th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade It was to be his last flight in the Second World War and then he could go home. Jim Frame was tail-gunner flight crew for the Pathfinder Force tasked with finding targets to be bombed. The nature of the work meant they were in the danger zone for longer and therefore more ... Read More »

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Remembrance Day services

By Charles Lefebvre on November 11th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Remembrance Day services will be taking place in Medicine Hat and surrounding areas today to honour the men and women who served, and continue to serve their country, as well as honouring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in war time. The Robertson Memorial Branch No. 17 will once again be hosting ... Read More »

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Province seeking bovine TB fix

By Collin Gallant on November 11th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant An immediate program to track down and eradicate bovine tuberculosis in southeast Alberta could include help for affected producers, the Alberta legislature heard. In question period this week, government ministers said the province is considering greater flexibility on ag lending programs for those ranches under quarantine, as well as longer-term help. This week ... Read More »

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MHC business students conducting recycling surveys

By Charles Lefebvre on November 11th, 2016

Medicine Hat News First-year business students at Medicine Hat College are hitting the pavement and conducting a survey about recycling habits. The survey is part of a course on communication in the workplace, and sees students acting as recycling advisers to either the City of Medicine Hat or Medicine Hat College. In either scenario, students ... Read More »

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Student’s war poem honoured in Edmonton, Ottawa

By Charles Lefebvre on November 11th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Quirina Thompson’s poetic journey has come full-circle. The Grade 8 student at St. Mary’s School was the first-place winner in the intermediate poem category for the Royal Canadian Legion’s Poster and Literacy Contest earlier this year. The win has taken her to the nation’s capital and the provincial legislature, and saw her named ... Read More »

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Weed possession, among other offences, sends man to jail for 60 days

By Peggy Revell on November 11th, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A 60-day sentence was handed down Thursday at the Medicine Hat Courthouse over drug possession and failing to comply with release conditions. Darcy Marcel Fischer, 34, entered guilty pleas stemming from an Oct. 7 incident where he was in a vehicle pulled over by Redcliff RCMP, and police smelled marijuana. When searched, police ... Read More »

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National Addictions Awareness Week a chance to focus on prevention

By Gillian Slade on November 11th, 2016

Medicine Hat News The development of problems with substance use is complex, but there are things individuals can to do to help prevent addiction in themselves and others, including their children, says Dr. Nicholas Mitchell, AHS provincial medical director, addiction and mental health. “It’s important to understand to take care of ourselves and be positive ... Read More »

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