October 23rd, 2017

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Local man lives in fear for his Sudanese family

By Tim Kalinowski on May 13th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Every morning, Moses Krikuju-Benjamin watches the news in fear he is going to wake up and find himself suddenly, violently alone in world. More than 200 of his family members are holed up inside the Catholic church in his hometown of Wau in South Sudan, alongside 4,000 others who have been offered sanctuary. ... Read More »

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Holmes will stand trial next April

By Tim Kalinowski on May 13th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A 51-year-old Medicine Hat woman charged with the second-degree murder of her husband will stand trial next April. Barbara Holmes made a brief appearance Friday morning at the Court of Queen’s Bench in the city to have her trial date set between April 9 and 20 next year. She has opted for ... Read More »

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Job-training programs proving to be quite popular

By Collin Gallant on May 13th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Spaces in provincial job-training programs are filling up quickly, according to a local provider, and in many cases, employers are seeking out job hunters. Rob Kirchner, the co-owner of Connections Career and Safety Services, which locally offers two programs subsidized by the province, said enrolment has increased by almost half over last ... Read More »

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Classic Loser winner to be announced Saturday afternoon

By Mo Cranker on May 13th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The winner of this year’s Classic Loser competition will be named Saturday around 1 p.m. at the Body Building Depot and Caloric Responsibility gym. The contest is now down to its final six contestants, and trainer Todd Schneider says the contest is very much up in the air. “We’ve got it narrowed ... Read More »

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City Notebook: Property standards on the forefront once again

By Collin Gallant on May 13th, 2017

A few items this week about community property standards — a flare up of the traditional unsightly property discussion that has been somewhat absent for the past several years. The city is moving ahead with the demolition of several long-damaged flood homes it bought over the winter. Bylaw is forcing some cleanup of a dilapidated ... Read More »

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Red Deer RCMP respond to non-suspicious death at Kin Kanyon

By Peggy Revell on May 13th, 2017

The Medicine Hat News Red Deer RCMP are currently on scene in the area of Kin Kanyon Bridge off 32 Street after a deceased man was found there shortly before 10 am. At this point in the investigation, RCMP do not believe the death is suspicious, and there is no risk to the public. The ... Read More »

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Irvine Truck Fill Station down thanks to an unannounced communications tower upgrade

By Tim Kalinowski on May 13th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Cypress County announced this week its Irvine Truck Fill Station will be down for an extended period of time, forcing local farms and acreages relying on the station for drinking water to find alternatives. “Roger’s upgraded the (communications) tower there from a G2 to a G9, and our wireless pay system (software) there ... Read More »

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AHS zeroing in on hospital residue issue

By Tim Kalinowski on May 13th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Alberta Health Services says it is making headway on resolving the surgical crisis gripping the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital for much of the past week. “I think we are seeing some progress,” says chief zone officer Katherine Chubbs. “We are continuing to work with our experts and they are actively testing. We hear ... Read More »

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Most popular local stories May 5-11

By Medicine Hat News on May 12th, 2017

Police matters, crime and court often feature prominently on this list and this week is no exception. A pair of stories — one on the initial discovery of dynamite in a city garage and police asking people to stay clear and a second about police working, successfully, to make dynamite inoperable — were both popular. ... Read More »

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Oil group tells local workers to be vocal in effort to see pipelines built

By Collin Gallant on May 12th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Canadian oil deserves respect and pipelines should be built to secure this nation’s economic interests, according to a lobby group that held meetings in Medicine Hat on Thursday. “Oil Respect” is a campaign created by the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors, and its president told a crowd of two dozen oil patch ... Read More »

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