May 27th, 2018

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Man charged with aggravated assault and arson on Bridge Street will have bail hearing Wednesday

By Peggy Revell on November 1st, 2017

Medicine Hat News It was a brief court appearance Tuesday for a man charged with aggravated assault and arson following a residential fire where one woman was hospitalized. Legal counsel for Chad Stadnicki requested an adjournment to Wednesday for a bail hearing for the 41-year-old man, who remains in custody at the Medicine Hat Remand ... Read More »

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Who’s doing what? A list of council committee assignments

By Collin Gallant on November 1st, 2017

Medicine Hat News A list of appointments of city council representatives to various committees as presented to city council’s organizational meeting held Monday, Oct. 30: Council committees Administrative & Legislative Review Committee: Darren Hirsch, chair; Julie Friesen, vice-chair; Robert Dumanowski. Audit Committee: Hirsch, chair; Phil Turnbull, vice-chair; Jamie McIntosh. Corporate Services Committee: Dumanowski, chair; Hirsch, ... Read More »

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Kenney’s stance on outing kids in GSAs has some excited, some worried

By Tim Kalinowski on November 1st, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal The election of Jason Kenney to the United Conservative Party leadership position has added more weight to stances he took in his campaign about requiring schools to inform parents when their kids join Gay-Straight Alliances. Gerry Prince of Concerned Parents of SD76, a local group that endorses Kenney’s views, said he is encouraged ... Read More »

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Friends of Medicare hosting discussion on medication costs, national drug plan

By Gillian Slade on November 1st, 2017

Medicine Hat News Lowering the cost of medications for Canadians and achieving a national drug plan is to be the topic at a Friends of Medicare event in Medicine Hat on Nov. 7. The guest speaker is the Alberta Friends of Medicare board chair Trudy Thomson. The event starts at 7 p.m. in Room E171 ... Read More »

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Society of Friends of the Monarch hosting wine tasting Friday

By Jeremy Appel on November 1st, 2017

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel Society of Friends of the Monarch Theatre, which assists in the downtown landmark’s preservation, is hosting a wine tasting Christmas party fundraiser on Friday starting at 6 p.m. Judy Morris, the society’s past president and founder, said the event is intended to host other downtown businesses, but is also open to the general ... Read More »

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Woman pleads not guilty to involvement in Operation Suppression, going to trial

By Peggy Revell on November 1st, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Two women arrested by police for drug trafficking as part of Operation Suppression will be heading to trial. Defence counsel for Tameka Hazelaar entered not-guilty pleas Tuesday at the Medicine Hat Courthouse, opting to be tried before a provincial court judge. The 23-year-old woman is charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession for the purpose ... Read More »

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Richardson International buys up several Alberta crop input locations

By Collin Gallant on November 1st, 2017

Medicine Hat News Richardson International will take over a chain of nine crop input locations in Alberta from CHS Dynagra, including outlets in Bow Island, Vauxhall and Rolling Hills, the company announced late Monday. It marks the third time in six years that the Bow Island location has changed hands. It also appears CHS will ... Read More »

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Halloween like Christmas for paranormal fans

By Tim Kalinowski on November 1st, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Halloween is a great night to do a paranormal investigation, says southern Alberta’s West Canadian Paranormal Society lead investigator Ben Martin, but really any night when you are at an interesting location interacting with the spirit world is a good night to do a paranormal investigation. “For us, we treat Halloween as a ... Read More »

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With no policies to speak of yet, new finance critic confident a UCP government can balance the budget in three years

By Collin Gallant on November 1st, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Drew Barnes agrees with his party’s leader that Alberta could see a balanced budget three years after the next election, if the United Conservative Party comes to power. The MLA for Cypress-Medicine Hat was named finance critic on Tuesday by party leader Jason Kenney. He told the News later in the day that ... Read More »

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Another bomb threat at Crescent Heights business strip

By Medicine Hat News on October 31st, 2017

Police are again on scene at a possible bomb threat at the Servus Credit Union on 8 Street NW. The area being evacuated, and Medicine Hat police are asking people to avoid the area. Police last week investigated and disposed of a suspicious item at the same business. In that instance the package was destroyed ... Read More »

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