April 21st, 2018

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Impaired and dangerous driving charges laid

By Peggy Revell on August 1st, 2017

Medicine Hat News Charges of impaired and dangerous driving have been laid against a 41-year-old Medicine Hat man who police say are responsible for driving a vehicle into a fence, house, vehicle, and then another house Saturday evening. The incident occurred on July 29, when emergency crews responded to the Ross Glen neighbourhood just after ... Read More »

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Medical marijuana patient numbers continue to climb

By Gillian Slade on August 1st, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The number of patients for whom medical marijuana is being prescribed has more than doubled in Alberta compared to last year, says the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta. In 2015 there were 109 authorized physicians prescribing medical marijuana for 1,750 patients. That would be the equivalent of 438 patients for ... Read More »

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Future of notorious Aberdeen house unclear

By Collin Gallant on August 1st, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The family of Billy Jussila says the future of the his Aberdeen Street residence is not settled, but there is certainly a better picture ahead for the home that has twice been seized by police in the last 12 months. Jussila, 72, was found dead on the morning of July 28, reportedly of ... Read More »

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Prolonged heat presents challenges for ranchers

By Gillian Slade on August 1st, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Sustained heat and dry conditions are presenting challenges for ranchers and their cattle with increased concern about the fire hazard. “It’s dry. They’re starting to eat dry grass,” said Harvey Vossler rancher in Cypress Hills. “This is going on for a month and a half already.” Vossler can’t remember when last it ... Read More »

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Heat causing problems for Alberta crops

By Peggy Revell on August 1st, 2017

Medicine Hat News Crops in the southern region of the province continue to be under stress due to high temperatures and lack of precipitation, according to Alberta’s weekly Crop Report. “Precipitation amounts were down 30 per cent in May and 20 per cent in June from average. July rainfall only 30 per cent of normal ... Read More »

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Firefighters handle kitchen fire with ease

By Peggy Revell on August 1st, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Fire Service responded to a small kitchen fire Sunday evening in the Ross Glen neighbourhood. The fire, which was on the stove, was quickly put out, with smoke ejectors and a gallon of water used, the fire service told the News... Read More »

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Mike Gillespie no longer with the college

By Tim Kalinowski on August 1st, 2017

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat College is confirming vice president academic Mike Gillespie is no longer with the college. Gillespie was chosen to take on the role of VP academic in 2015 after serving for a year as dean of science in 2014. No reasons were given for Gillespie’s departure... Read More »

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Impaired, dangerous driving charges for driver who smashed into two houses on Saturday

By Medicine Hat News on July 31st, 2017

Charges for impaired and dangerous driving have been laid against a 41-year-old Medicine Hat man who police say are responsible for driving his vehicle into a fence, house, vehicle, and then another house Saturday evening. Police have charged the man with impaired driving, driving over .08, dangerous driving and driving while disqualified. He was released ... Read More »

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So long Stampede!

By Mo Cranker on July 31st, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker The Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede has been a tradition in the community for 130 years, and Saturday marked the last day of the 2017 festivities. “I’m really pleased with the Stampede this year,” said Stampede general manager Jim MacArthur. “Operationally, it went really well. ” The one thing we cannot complain about ... Read More »

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Police say Hatters behaved this Stampede

By Mo Cranker on July 31st, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker The Medicine Hat Police Service was not too busy during Stampede week — which is exactly what it was hoping for. “When you put so many people in one place, then add alcohol into the mix, there’s definitely potential for things to go south,” said Sgt. Mike Fischer. “What we saw was, for ... Read More »

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