June 24th, 2017

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Process to fifth Catholic board trustee speeds along

By Tim Kalinowski on January 11th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education trustees voted Tuesday to unanimously pass first and second readings of a bylaw that substantially rewrites the board’s electoral landscape to allow the addition of one further school board trustee, bringing the total to five elected within its boundary area. The board has been operating with ... Read More »

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PTHAC meeting set for Jan. 23

By Gillian Slade on January 11th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The public is invited to listen and contribute to ideas on health-care delivery and services at the Palliser Triangle Health Advisory Council meeting Jan. 23, from noon to 3:00 p.m. at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital meeting room on level 7. For more information, please call 1-877-275-8830 or visit the website at http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/about/hac.aspx... Read More »

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Taxi assault accused appears in court

By Peggy Revell on January 11th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell The man accused of kidnapping and assaulting a local cab driver made a brief second court appearance Tuesday. Shawn Thomas Baldhead appeared by CCTV from the Calgary Remand Centre, with his matters adjourned until Feb 14. At Baldhead’s previous and first appearance on Dec. 9, he had said he had retained a Lethbridge-based ... Read More »

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Invitation from MLA Wanner needed to attend consultation

By Gillian Slade on January 11th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade To attend the consultation about the provincial government’s next budget requires you to have an invitation from the local NDP MLA. Finance Minister Joe Ceci will be in Medicine Hat on Jan. 23 to hear from Hatters on what choices the government should be making to control spending. However you need to ... Read More »

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Councillor takes temporary break for health issue

By Collin Gallant on January 11th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant City Councillor Celina Symmonds has announced that she will miss two meetings to begin the year as she concentrates on her health. Symmonds made the announcement in a release on Tuesday after she was absent from the previous night’s meeting, saying she has experienced health problems since last spring. “As my employers I ... Read More »

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Public can have a say as provincial electoral ridings to be reviewed

By Peggy Revell on January 11th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Electoral Boundaries Commission is accepting input from the public as a review of riding boundaries for the province gets underway. In Medicine Hat, one of the 15 provincial hearings will take place on Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. at the Medicine Hat Lodge. Those wanting to present at the meeting are ... Read More »

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Time served for man prosecutors had called a ‘ticking time bomb’

By Peggy Revell on January 11th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A Brooks man entered guilty pleas Tuesday to an assault charge and using a stolen debit card, with his sentence being time already served. Shane Alfred Merkl, 24, appeared by CCTV from the Calgary Remand Centre, more subdued compared to his previous appearance on Dec. 16, where he was yelling and had to ... Read More »

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Two PRSD trustees forced to resign after moving

By Tim Kalinowski on January 11th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Prairie Rose School Division’s Board of Trustees reluctantly accepted the resignations of Redcliff-Ralston-Jenner trustee Bob Wickens and Special Areas trustee Christie Dick at Tuesday’s board meeting in Dunmore. “I would like to make a motion the Board of Trustees accept the letter of resignation of Bob Wickens from the Prairie Rose ... Read More »

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Local couple watches closely as provincial government faces lawsuit over long-term care costs

By Gillian Slade on January 11th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A multi-million-dollar lawsuit against the government and health authority alleges that residents of long-term care facilities are subsidizing health-care costs. Elder Advocates of Alberta Society filed the lawsuit on behalf of seniors in continuing care homes in 2005. The case was heard in Court of Queens Bench for several weeks in November ... Read More »

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Man charged in murder of Brenda Woloski appears in court

By Medicine Hat News on January 10th, 2017

A man charged with second-degree murder made a brief court appearance Tuesday. Noah Harrison Bentley, 26, appeared by CCTV from the Medicine Hat Remand Centre with defence counsel Lyndon Heidinger asking for an adjournment until Jan. 17 — with the possibility from there of setting a date for a bail hearing before the Court of ... Read More »

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