January 19th, 2018

Local News

Overly enthusiastic good intentions result in conditional discharge for man accused of impersonating peace officer

By Peggy Revell on January 17th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A 22-year-old Medicine Hat man was given a 12-month conditional discharge Monday pleading guilty to possessing a loaded prohibited gun and impersonating a peace officer. “Sometimes even people with good intentions can get into trouble by being too enthusiastic about their intentions,” said the Crown Prosecutor, as both Crown and defence put forward ... Read More »

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Modern Equipment Rentals to become area outlet for Cooper Equipment

By Medicine Hat News on January 17th, 2018

Medicine Hat News A southern Alberta equipment company has sold its industrial division and fleet to a national firm, it was announced Tuesday. Modern Equipment Rentals, which has yards in Medicine Hat and Calgary, will become an area outlet for Cooper Equipment. That company is based largely in Ontario and Quebec, but this summer added ... Read More »

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City man arrested after death threats emailed to mayor’s office, police; threats made towards locals and prime minister

By Peggy Revell on January 16th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A 51-year-old Medicine Hat man has been arrested over emails threatening violence and death towards the mayor’s office, local police and the prime minister. “They were very violent in nature, with threats to cause serious harm or death,” said Insp. Joe West with the Medicine Hat Police Service, with the emails also including ... Read More »

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Hilda farmers unhappy with provincial government’s response to fire victims

By Tim Kalinowski on January 16th, 2018

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Farmers in the Hilda area devastated by wildfires back in October are expressing displeasure with the provincial government’s response to their plight. Just before Christmas the provincial government made funds available through the Alberta Financial Services Corporation allowing those producers affected by wildfires in Cypress County and Acadia to apply for up to ... Read More »

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38 minutes of panic

By Gillian Slade on January 16th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade It was 38 minutes of pure panic for Hat residents vacationing in Hawaii. Fred Ammann and his son Todd were driving past Pearl Harbour on their way to a golf course on Saturday when his Medicine Hat cellphone suddenly warned of a nuclear missile heading for Hawaii. “It shook us up,” said ... Read More »

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Real estate market strengthening into 2018

By Collin Gallant on January 16th, 2018

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant After dropping like the price of oil in 2016, the ground under Medicine Hat’s real estate market seems to be firming up. Final figures for 2017 released by the Medicine Hat Real Estate Board show growth in sales and prices, essentially pushing home prices back to pre-recession levels. Local realtor Tim Seitz, who ... Read More »

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MHC biz student promoting inclusive society

By Tim Kalinowski on January 16th, 2018

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Medicine Hat College fourth-year business student Jack Du is putting his marketing smarts to work to help spread a message of tolerance and inclusion in society. Originally from China, Du says his experience of Medicine Hat College and Canada has inspired him to try to give back as much as he can. “The ... Read More »

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Don’t forget the county, reeve says

By Collin Gallant on January 16th, 2018

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Reeve Richard Oster says Cypress County deserves some consideration when recreation policy is being rewritten in Medicine Hat city limits, especially after the county began paying a new $200,000 operation grant as a “goodwill gesture.” He said he didn’t understand why a new joint-use agreement that governs school gym rentals appears to discourage ... Read More »

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Five in hospital, including RCMP officer, after collision near Leader

By Collin Gallant on January 16th, 2018

Medicine Hat News A crash north of Leader, Sask. sent five people to hospital — including an RCMP officer who was driving one of the vehicles involved. A release sent out Monday by the Leader RCMP detachment briefly describes the accident, which took place in the early evening of Jan. 12 All involved, including four ... Read More »

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Dementia therapy sessions being offered at Medicine Hat Esplanade

By Gillian Slade on January 16th, 2018

Medicine Hat News A dementia therapy program is being offered in Medicine Hat on Jan. 23, Feb. 6 and Feb. 20. The Love of Art takes place at the Esplanade galleries and discovery centre. It costs $8 to attend all three sessions. The workshops have been tailored to the needs of people with early and ... Read More »

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