June 24th, 2017

Local News

Donation sends a tree home with every kid

By Gillian Slade on June 22nd, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, thousands of local school students were given a little blue spruce tree Wednesday to plant at their own homes. A total of 6,300 little trees were donated by Uwe and Anke Krickhahn and Saamis Rotary Club, making it possible for every child from kindergarten to Grade ... Read More »

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Co-op’s new administrative space opens

By Collin Gallant on June 22nd, 2017

Medicine Hat News To accommodate a rapidly expanding enterprise, South Country Co-op on Wednesday officially cut the ribbon on its new administration building.The 19,000-square-foot building near 10th Avenue in the city’s Southwest Industrial area served for decades as the local Co-op’s agro and hardware sales outlet. Left vacant after the new location opened on Township ... Read More »

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Asbestos removal underway at delayed Sharland house

By Gillian Slade on June 22nd, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Work on Medicine Hat’s historic Sharland house is taking longer than expected, and asbestos is currently being removed. “It has taken a lot more time and expense than we had expected but the asbestos abatement is nearly done,” said Malcolm Sissons ofCanadian Urban Building Evolution (CUBE), which has plans to build a ... Read More »

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Provincial grants approved after procedural delay

By Collin Gallant on June 22nd, 2017

Medicine Hat News A final set of provincial government grants have been approved after several weeks of procedural delay. Council voted 7-0 Monday in favour of recommendations for two-year programming funds under Alberta’s Family and Community Support Service program. A total of $670,000 was awarded to five local agencies, though at issue was the fact ... Read More »

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Sex charges dropped after peace bond signed

By Peggy Revell on June 22nd, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Charges of sex crimes against minors laid against a Medicine Hat man last June were withdrawn Wednesday, with a restrictive peace bond entered into instead. Two counts of sexual counsel of a minor and two counts of luring a minor were withdrawn against Aaron Curtis Diaz, during what was supposed to be a ... Read More »

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Preliminary dates set for man accused in NYE homicide

By Peggy Revell on June 22nd, 2017

Medicine Hat News A three-day preliminary inquiry has been set for one of the two men charged with second-degree murder following a New Year’s Eve homicide. Defence counsel for Luke Boxell appeared in court Wednesday to officially set preliminary inquiry dates for Dec. 6-8. Held before a judge, a preliminary trial determines if there is ... Read More »

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Murdered toddler’s mom takes stand in Saretzky trial

By None on June 22nd, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Heraldjwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Cheyenne Dunbar was once friends with the man who now stands accused of killing her only child, jurors in the Derek Saretzky triple-murder trial heard on Wednesday. Saretzky is accused of the 2015 Blairmore murders of Terry Blanchette and his daughter, two-year-old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette, as well as the Coleman murder of ... Read More »

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AHS’s mobile mammography trailer will be in Oyen July 4-6

By Gillian Slade on June 22nd, 2017

Medicine Hat News Access to mammography services will be available in Oyen in early July thanks to a mobile mammography trailer, says Alberta Health Services. The mammography trailer will be stationed at the Big Country Hospital, 312 — 3rd St. E. in Oyen from July 4-6. Appointments can be booked by calling 1-800-667-0604. AHS has ... Read More »

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Taber man charged with aggravated assault for allegedly hitting two pedestrians in Cold Lake

By Collin Gallant on June 22nd, 2017

Medicine Hat News A Taber man has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault and drunk driving after police say his vehicle struck two pedestrians and then a power pole in Cold Lake early Monday morning. Matthew Leo Osmachenko, 27, was taken into custody by Cold Lake RCMP and has also been charged with leaving ... Read More »

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Man gets 42 days time served for role in knife fight outside Tim Hortons

By Peggy Revell on June 22nd, 2017

Medicine Hat News A Medicine Hat man received a 42-day sentence following a knife fight in front of the downtown Tim Hortons. Arlen Mason entered guilty pleas Wednesday to possessing a weapon dangerous to the public and breaching his release conditions by having a knife, following the May 23 incident. Police were called just after ... Read More »

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