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Judge must decide fate of brothers guilty of assault after ‘horribly offensive’ racial slurs hurled at them

By Peggy Revell on October 12th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Sentencing arguments were heard Wednesday at the Medicine Hat Courthouse for two brothers involved in a barroom brawl spurred in part by racist slurs hurled in their direction. Joseph and Raymond Cadotte each entered guilty pleas to assault causing bodily harm, with the Provincial Crown requesting a 90-day, and four- to six-month sentence ... Read More »

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Remembrance Day stories needed

By Gillian Slade on October 12th, 2017

Medicine Hat News As Remembrance Day approaches, the News is looking for people willing to share their personal stories. If you served during the Second World War or any war since, we would appreciate hearing from you. If a relative of yours, who has passed on, has an interesting record of service, it may also ... Read More »

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CN announces partnership for new rail yard in Oyen

By Collin Gallant on October 12th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Work will begin on a new transload and rail logistics park in Oyen this fall after Canadian National Railway and a local drilling company have given initial support to the plan. The Oyen Rail Yard is a joint project of the town — located 190 kilometres north of Medicine Hat — the Special ... Read More »

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Lion’s Club will help celebrate milestone

By Jeremy Appel on October 12th, 2017

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel Ninety-seven-year-old Roy Gale knew from a young age he wanted to involve himself in community service, which he’s done for 57 years as the longest-serving member of Medicine Hat’s Lion’s Club. “When I was about 10 years old, there was a little crippled boy who lives down the street. Every Saturday morning, I ... Read More »

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Hatters help the News correct mis-‘snake’n identity

By Medicine Hat News on October 12th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat might be the Gas City, but Hatters know their snakes, too. A weather photo on Page A4 Tuesday showed a photo of a snake that was identified as a baby rattlesnake, but two readers were quick to correct us. It was actually a wandering garter snake, said Doug Etherington and ... Read More »

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UPDATED: Police investigating sudden death in Flats

By Medicine Hat News on October 11th, 2017

Police are investigating after a body was found near the corner of Smelter Avenue and Mill Street at about 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Major Crimes Section investigators on the scene told the News they were still surveying the area at about 9:30 a.m., but would only confirm they are looking into a report of ... Read More »

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No hockey tourney for 2018, but still a chance for 2019

By Collin Gallant on October 11th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The bad news is Medicine Hat won’t be hosting a major scouting hockey tournament in 2018, Ron Webb, the head of a bid committee for World under-17 Hockey Challenge, said on Tuesday. The good news is the next deadline, for the 2019 tournament, is only about one month away. Webb and a local ... Read More »

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Bomb threat harmless but taken seriously

By Tim Kalinowski on October 11th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Insp. Joe West of the Medicine Hat Police Service confirmed that a bomb threat was received at ATB Financial’s 2360 Division Ave. NE location in Medicine Hat at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. A subsequent search of the premises by police and staff revealed an “out of place” object at that location, which was ... Read More »

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Real estate sales continue to be strong

By Collin Gallant on October 11th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Strong home sales continued through September, according to the latest figures from the Medicine Hat Real Estate Board, with condos and one-off commercial and farm sales also boosting the figures. Local board president Brooklyn Kalista had told the News this fall that the local real estate market was moving well and showing ... Read More »

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Young teen charged after social media post threatens local school

By Peggy Revell on October 11th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A 13-year-old youth has been charged with uttering death threats after police were made aware of a threat on social media involving a local school. Medicine Hat police report that on Oct. 10, they were made aware of the threat which was posted by a male student the prior night. Police identified ... Read More »

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