February 20th, 2018

Local News

Sears at the mall could be in trouble, but it’s business as usual at this point

By Collin Gallant on June 15th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Still in the process of absorbing the loss of one major tenant, the Medicine Hat Mall faces uncertainty with another anchor. Sears Canada this week announced it would seek a reorganization or outright sale in the face of mounting losses that have grown over several years. The company might not be able to ... Read More »

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Andjelic attends final PRSD meeting before retirement

By Tim Kalinowski on June 15th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Retiring Prairie Rose School Division superintendent Brian Andjelic was in a pensive mood Tuesday as he participated in his last public school board meeting. “It’s another day — and there have been a number in the last three months — of this is my last this or this is my last that … ... Read More »

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Tax confusion surfaces over Masterpiece facility

By Collin Gallant on June 15th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant City councillors will consider speeding up a plan to correct one set of mistakes on its property tax assessment roll, while separately deferring a tax bill on another property to avoid a possible miscalculation. The corporate services committee heard Tuesday that the Masterpiece Southlands Meadows continuing care had formally objected to how assessors ... Read More »

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Survey says clinics charging extra

By Gillian Slade on June 15th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade At least 13 medical clinics in Alberta are charging patients additional fees, and in some cases the medical system is billed as well, says a report released by the Ontario Health Coalition. The OHC survey examined 136 private health clinics in nine provinces and found user fees were being charged at 88 ... Read More »

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Posse Post: Hitch your wagons to this year’s Stampede

By Medicine Hat News on June 15th, 2017

We have a great wagon committee with an interest in old wagons and an excitement in them being used. In 2015, we celebrated Heritage and Horses, which inspired volunteers to restore these wagons. You can see them at the parade, pancake breakfasts and they tour the Stampede grounds during the fair. Some of these wagons ... Read More »

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Survey looks to collect data on drug use needs in Medicine Hat

By Gillian Slade on June 15th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A survey has been launched in Medicine Hat to determine the need for supervised consumption services to address the opioid crisis. The Drug Use and Health Survey, launched by the Medicine Hat Coalition on Supervised Consumption, will help to assess and inform the development of supervised consumption services in Medicine Hat, a ... Read More »

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Federal grants made available for workplace and community accessibility projects

By Gillian Slade on June 15th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Federal grants for up to $50,000 are available for workplace and community accessibility projects, Glen Motz MP for Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner announced in a press release. Anyone considering construction projects for accessible ramps, installing automatic doors or communications technology that will improve accessibility should review the program criteria eligibility. Accessibility is intended to ... Read More »

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Redcliff Mennonite Alternative program gets 1,500 children’s books through grants

By Tim Kalinowski on June 15th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Redcliff Mennonite Alternative Program students have been granted the gift of reading, and have decided to share their good fortune with the entire community. RMAP applied for and received a grant from the “Indigo Love of Reading Foundation.” About 1,500 children’s books, which have an estimated value of $15,000, arrived in the community ... Read More »

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Judge acquits Bassano man of statutory rape

By Peggy Revell on June 15th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A judge has found a Bassano man not guilty of the statutory rape of a 15-year-old girl. Leslie Russel Payne had an “honest belief” that the complainant was of legal age, said Judge Ted Fisher, in a decision handed down Wednesday at the Medicine Hat Courthouse, finding the man not guilty of sexual ... Read More »

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RCMP officers take the stand in Saretzky triple-murder trial

By None on June 15th, 2017

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com The RCMP’s team commander at two Crowsnest Pass murder scenes told a Lethbridge courtroom Wednesday that Larry Saretzky had said his son Derek told him “he’s done something bad” and that “the devil is talking to him.” Sgt. Stephen Browne also said similarities between the two scenes — both adult victims ... Read More »

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