April 28th, 2017

Local News

Notre Dame Academy students talk space with an astronaut

By Tim Kalinowski on April 27th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Students at Notre Dame Academy had a chance to speak with astronaut Lt. Col. Jeremy Hansen of the Canadian Space Agency via live teleconference Wednesday afternoon. Hansen spoke to students about a wide range of topics, including human health in space, future Mars exploration and the day-to-day duties expected of astronauts. All of ... Read More »

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Arena’s future melts away with its ice

By Collin Gallant on April 26th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The ice maker is off at the Medicine Hat Arena, perhaps never to be turned back on. The 46-year-old facility that seats 4,000 fans is scheduled to be permanently closed this summer. The city will begin next month accepting proposals from user groups or land developers to take the rink off the city’s ... Read More »

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Small tweak suggested for SD76’s gender/sexual orientation policy

By Tim Kalinowski on April 26th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal SD76 trustee Carolyn Freeman tabled her summary report Tuesday of the past two months of consultations she and other members of the district’s policy body undertook with local parent councils regarding Policy 622, the district’s sexual orientation and gender policy for students. Freeman’s report recommended the SD76 board of trustees adopt two amendments ... Read More »

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MHPS warns public of tax scams

By Peggy Revell on April 26th, 2017

Medicine Hat News With tax season underway, Medicine Hat police are reminding the public to be on the lookout for scammers posing as employees with the Canada Revenue Agency. These “CRA scammers” emerged in 2013, attempting to defraud people by phone or email — usually by claiming to be from the CRA and telling the ... Read More »

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Home efficiency rebates start Friday

By Gillian Slade on April 26th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Instant rebates at stores when Albertans purchase a range of high-efficiency home products will take effect Friday. From April 28 to June 11 there will be instant rebates such as $30 off a programmable thermostat, and anything from $2 to $100 on items such as LED lighting, motion sensors, water saving devices ... Read More »

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MHC hosts annual regional skills competition

By Tim Kalinowski on April 26th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal The South East Alberta Regional Skills Competition took place at Medicine Hat College all day Tuesday. About 117 students from a dozen regional schools took part in the nine-event competition, hoping for a chance to represent southeast Alberta in the provincial championships in Edmonton on May 10-11. Alycia Pawluk, manager of programming and ... Read More »

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53-year-old Calgary man identified as man killed Sunday on TCH

By Peggy Revell on April 26th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The man struck and killed Sunday by a semi trailer on the Trans-Canada Highway has been identified by police as 53-year-old Frank Lucas Sinnema of Calgary. The traffic unit of the Medicine Hat Police Service continues to investigate the incident but at this time does not anticipate charges being laid. Anyone with ... Read More »

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In Court: Preliminary inquiry moved for couple accused in fraud against dental office

By Peggy Revell on April 26th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A new date for a preliminary inquiry into the case of a couple accused of defrauding a Medicine Hat dental office of more than $80,000 has been set for Dec. 11-15. Representation for the accused entered the dates into the record Tuesday at the Medicine Hat Courthouse. Matthew and Joanna Ridley’s trial was ... Read More »

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Man turning his life around, but not before friends give undercover cops his phone number to buy cocaine

By Peggy Revell on April 26th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell It was a lesser sentence for a man who pled guilty Tuesday to trafficking cocaine, with sentencing highlighting how he has worked to turn his life around. A 90-day sentence to be served on weekends followed by two-and-a-half years of probation was given to Steve Keith O’Nabigon, 22, for trafficking small amounts of ... Read More »

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Used syringes found during spring cleanup a sign of increased drug abuse in Medicine Hat

By Gillian Slade on April 26th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The recent spring cleanup by volunteers along the highway revealed several used syringes near the Kin Coulee dip. It was the first time crews have had to deal with this type of situation, said Uwe Krickhahn, president of the Rotary Club of Medicine Hat. The increased use of drugs in the community ... Read More »

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