April 19th, 2018

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Medicine Hat man gets 90 days in police impersonation case

By Peggy Revell on June 27th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A former peace officer and British soldier was sentenced to 90 days, time served, for presenting himself as a police officer and offering assistance to a sheriff conducting a traffic stop near Strathmore. Michael John Carolan entered guilty pleas Tuesday to impersonating a police officer, using a badge to cause a person to ... Read More »

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Second man accused in Dec. 31 homicide has preliminary hearing set

By Medicine Hat News on June 27th, 2017

A three-day preliminary hearing has been set for the second of two Medicine Hat men charged with second-degree murder after a New Year’s Eve homicide. Defence counsel representing Leonard Robert Terence Beaulieu appeared in court Tuesday to officially set a preliminary hearing date for Dec. 13-15. Held before a judge, a preliminary hearing will determine ... Read More »

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Third time’s a charm? Taber Equality Alliance calls for solidarity as yet another Pride flag is raised

By Melissa Villeneuve & Trevor Busch on June 27th, 2017

Southern Alberta Newspapers TABER Barely a week after Taber’s first Pride flag was stolen from its flag pole, a second one has been burned to the ground. The Taber Equality Alliance issued a statement Sunday that the flag had been burned on the flag pole in Confederation Park, behind the Town’s administration building. “Fortunately, the ... Read More »

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City wants suites on the grid, up to code

By Collin Gallant on June 27th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Local fire officials hope a public database and a break on fees for landlords who have residential basement and secondary suites certified will improve safety in rental units. Fire Chief Brian Stauth told a committee meeting Monday that his department has responded to six fires over the past 18 months where crews have ... Read More »

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Nearly half pay property taxes over instalments

By Collin Gallant on June 27th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Municipal property taxes are due Friday but only a slim majority will actually have to cut a cheque, drop off cash in person or make an online transfer by the deadline. No, there is not a major amnesty program that you didn’t hear about. The reason is 47 per cent of local property ... Read More »

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Photos on city’s website of Veiner Centre progress

By Gillian Slade on June 27th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Work on the Veiner Centre restoration and expansion is well underway and you can see photographs online. The city has posted 16 photos showing demolition of the Lions Kitchen, cladding removed on some of the facade, roofing removal and some photos from inside the facility. Asbestos removal began this month. Graham Construction ... Read More »

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25 years of support

By Gillian Slade on June 27th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade In celebration of 25 years since its inception, Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta served cake in BATUS Park Monday while presenting grants to many organizations. For a project called, “No stone left alone memorial foundation,” Rick Redmond accepted a grant of $1,000. The aim is to see school children place a poppy ... Read More »

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Barnes unhappy with electoral boundary proposal

By Tim Kalinowski on June 27th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Cypress-Medicine Hat MLA Drew Barnes is sounding alarm bells about the Alberta Electoral Boundary review process. Barnes says the plan proposed by the Electoral Boundaries Commission would have Medicine Hat reduced down to one seat in the legislature, create one of the biggest constituencies in the province encompassing most of south east Alberta, ... Read More »

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Redcliff council looking into allowing homes a third dog through a special licence

By Mo Cranker on June 27th, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Redcliff Coun. Larry Leipert was the man in charge of Monday’s town council meeting, with Mayor Ernie Reimer off for the evening. After quickly addressing the town’s off-site levy bylaw, a group of dog owners made a presentation to council hoping for it to amend the current bylaw that states Redcliff residents can ... Read More »

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SPCA hopes Hatters will celebrate Canada’s birthday with a donation

By Mo Cranker on June 27th, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Birthdays often bring great things. For Canada’s sesquicentennial birthday, Medicine Hat SPCA vice president Kristina Segall is hoping to help the shelter raise money for its ongoing Extreme Makeover Campaign. “The SPCA is $15,000 away from being able to start renovations this summer,” she said. “With the $15,000, they would be able (to ... Read More »

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