January 21st, 2017

Local News

Hat High business students take on entrepreneurial challenge

By Tim Kalinowski on January 21st, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal The Medicine Hat High School Business Foundation held its first Apprenticeship Award Luncheon on Friday. Back in December, four teams from the school’s management and marketing course went head to head in a sales challenge based on Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice” television show. Proceeds from the challenge were to be donated to the ... Read More »

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Hiring fair a STEP in the right direction for Medicine Hat

By Mo Cranker on January 20th, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker STEP Energy Services is giving Hatters a reason to be optimistic for 2017. The company announced this week it will be holding a hiring fair at the Medicine Hat Lodge on Jan. 24 and 25 from 1-8 p.m. both days — and will be hiring for 37 positions over the course of the ... Read More »

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Most popular local stories Jan. 13-19

By Medicine Hat News on January 20th, 2017

A single mother’s story of escape with her son from a blaze that gutted their condo complex was the top story this week, and the initial story of the early morning fire was the fifth-most read story. Delivery drones, trafficking charges laid against a city woman involving a potentially lethal drug and an event put ... Read More »

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Former MLAs back Kenney for PC leader

By Collin Gallant on January 20th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Southeast Alberta’s former MLAs are throwing support behind Jason Kenney’s campaign to win their party’s leadership, then create a new party to challenge the governing New Democrats. The former federal cabinet minister was in Medicine Hat Wednesday to reiterate before a town hall crowd of about 200 his plans to form a combined ... Read More »

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Curling Club puts a dent in repairs

By Collin Gallant on January 20th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Officials with the Medicine Hat Curling Club say a new federal grant to complete roof repairs will get a multi-year renovation closer to completion, but more work and money is needed. Club’s president Ray Aman told the News that the $160,000 awarded as part of the Canada 150 community infrastructure grant program on ... Read More »

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Charged with drug crimes, man seeks new counsel

By Peggy Revell on January 20th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A man facing serious drug trafficking charges is now looking for a new lawyer. Aaron Grant Hotchen made a brief appearance Thursday, asking for an adjournment so he could apply to legal aid to retain counsel. Hotchen entered not-guilty pleas in December to charges stemming from an Oct. 22 arrest by the Alberta ... Read More »

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Already in prison for life, man faces assault charges in Medicine Hat

By Peggy Revell on January 20th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A man sentenced Monday to life in prison for his part of a swarming death of Calgary teen is facing new charges — this time for assault causing bodily harm. Franz Emir Cabrera made a brief appearance before the Medicine Hat Court by CCTV from the Calgary Remand Centre on the charge, ... Read More »

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Beat-down workers turning to Cypress College for new start

By Tim Kalinowski on January 20th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Economic woes have claimed plenty of casualties in the local job market over the past few years, but with the help of Cypress College, two individuals are getting a second chance for a better life. Jacqueline Dirk has a 14-year-old daughter and is a single mom. For the past 15 years she has ... Read More »

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Dementia on the rise, everyone needs to be ready

By Gillian Slade on January 20th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com There are now 110 different dementias, and everyone needs to understand the challenges they bring because more and more will be directly affected, says a dementia care education specialist. “In about 20 to 25, years we are probably looking at every other family having somebody with a cognitive change,” said Teepa Snow. About 170 ... Read More »

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Tourism Industry Group a collaboration focused on maximizing Medicine Hat

By Mo Cranker on January 20th, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker When faced with a tough situation, bringing like minds together is often the best way to combat the issue. This is exactly what members of Medicine Hat’s tourism industry have started doing. On the second Thursday of each month, people are invited to meet as a Tourism Industry Group to discuss upcoming events ... Read More »

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