August 20th, 2017

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Most popular local stories Aug. 11-17

By Medicine Hat News on August 18th, 2017

Put simply there’s nothing positive about the most popular stories on our website this week. A doctor charged with sexual assault, a drowning death and crime. Below are the most popular local stories from Aug. 11-17: 1. Medicine Hat doctor charged with sexual assault – http://bit.ly/2xc2JeG 2. Man dies after being pulled from the river ... Read More »

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Doc charged with sexual assault

By Peggy Revell on August 18th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A Medicine Hat family doctor faces charges of sexual assault and sexual exploitation of a person with a disability. “It’s alleged that in June of 2017, a patient attended a walk-in medical appointment in the city of Medicine Hat, where during an examination, the adult male patient was sexually assaulted,” Insp. Joe West ... Read More »

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Seniors honoured for their service

By Gillian Slade on August 18th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A select group of people were honoured at a Thursday celebration in Medicine Hat for their exemplary service to seniors and being nominated for a provincial award. Bonnie Crocker of Medicine Hat, Joy Harper of Redcliff, Racille Ellis of Champion and Donald McCoy of Milk River were acknowledged as four of the ... Read More »

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Air Cadets ecstatic to receive their wings

By Tim Kalinowski on August 18th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Medicine Hat welcomed its latest squadron of Air Cadet pilots with a special Wings Parade on Thursday evening at Super T Aviation. The 17 graduating cadets have been taking flying lessons in Medicine Hat for most of the summer, the Wings Parade ceremony is the culmination of all their hard work and hours ... Read More »

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Local woman gets two years for stealing $117K from a company while on release for similar charges

By Peggy Revell on August 18th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A Medicine Hat bookkeeper was sentenced to two years in the federal penitentiary for stealing $117,000 from a local company — a theft that occurred while she was on release for charges of stealing $22,500 from the local Economic Development Alliance of Southeast Alberta. Mary Ann Smith entered a guilty plea to theft ... Read More »

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Major economic announcement expected at Form-Tech Machining today

By Collin Gallant on August 18th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A major economic announcement is planned for this afternoon in Medicine Hat, several sources have told the News. An invite to a noon-hour barbecue at Form-Tech Machining in Brier Park promises live entertainment and a special announcement. The principals won’t discuss the content before hand, though it could involve the next stages of ... Read More »

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After delay, home lotto ticket spree begins

By Collin Gallant on August 18th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Kinsmen lotto home may be opening later than usual for public viewing, but organizers of the house involved in the fundraising giveaway say it will impress. “It’s my first time seeing it finished and I’m blown away,” said lotto chair Adam Thompson on Thursday. The house, at 59 Sierra ... Read More »

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Veiner Centre transformation coming along well

By Gillian Slade on August 18th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade It looks as though it is all wood supports and roof trusses but construction is progressing on the transformation of the old Veiner Centre, says the city. All the demolition work is now complete as are foundations, grade beams and slab infills, said manager Mike Salmon of facility project management office. All ... Read More »

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Several businesses pitched in on 2017 Kinsmen Home Lotto

By Collin Gallant on August 18th, 2017

Medicine Hat News If it takes a village to raise a child, then it takes a business community to build a house. More than two dozen local contractors or supply firms offered free or discounted services toward this year’s Kinsmen Home Lotto, according to the service group. The house, at 59 Sierra Road, is valued ... Read More »

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County gets water rights from Village of Champion

By Tim Kalinowski on August 18th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Cypress County confirmed Tuesday it had successfully acquired the water rights formerly held by the Village of Champion in Vulcan County. The acquisition brings 95 acre feet of additional water for present and future use within Cypress County. The terms of sale will not be publicly disclosed. “We aggressively pursued these,” confirmed Cypress ... Read More »

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