March 1st, 2017

Local News

Bear spray attacker gets 121 days in jail for the assault

By Peggy Revell on February 28th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell An attack with bear spray resulted in a man sentenced to 121 days in jail and a year of probation. Jamie Steven Snow pled guilty Monday at the Medicine Hat Courthouse to assault with a weapon and mischief, for the September 2016 incident. Police arrested Snow after being called to a local gas ... Read More »

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AHS surgical wait times broken down

By Gillian Slade on February 28th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade If your doctor has ordered a CT scan you will want to be living in Brooks for the shortest wait time. Book a CT scan in Medicine Hat and you will wait 13 weeks, Lethbridge 10 weeks and in Brooks only five, says Alberta Health Services data for 90 per cent of ... Read More »

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Jail time for dine and dash

By Peggy Revell on February 28th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell In a rare occurrence, a Medicine Hat man has received jail time for dining and dashing. Nicholas Belanger, 28, entered a guilty plea Monday after a September incident where he took friends to a local restaurant with the promise to treat them to a meal, but left without paying the $210 tab. “It’s ... Read More »

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Pair of local businesses win provincial awards of distinction

By Tim Kalinowski on February 28th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Two local companies are basking in the glow of big wins at the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction. Local online giant Weddingstar won the Export Award of Distinction, and QinetiQ Target Systems (formerly Meggitt) won the prestigious Premier’s Award of Distinction, the top honour at a Feb. 24 gala. Corrie Dale, vice president ... Read More »

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Dine and dash nets jail time for city man

By Peggy Revell on February 27th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell In a rare occurrence, a Medicine Hat man has received jail time for dining and dashing. Nicholas Belanger, age 28, entered a guilty plea Monday after a September incident where he took friends to a local restaurant with the promise to treat them to a meal, but left without paying the $210 tab. ... Read More »

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Suspect wanted for Park Lane Motel armed robbery arrested in Saskatoon

By Medicine Hat News on February 27th, 2017

The man wanted by Medicine Hat Police Service for the armed robbery at the Park Lane Motel on Feb. 10 has been arrested. Kenton Boyle, of Lethbridge, was arrested in Saskatoon on Feb. 26 for several offences unrelated to the Park Lane Motel incident. Boyle is being held in Saskatoon where he will appear in ... Read More »

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City firefighters may see initial medical care added to duties

By Collin Gallant on February 27th, 2017

A proposal that would see local firefighters provide initial medical care in some certain emergency situations will be presented to the city’s public services committee today. Medicine Hat firefighters haven’t provided medical response for about 15 years, when the provincial government took over complete responsibility for ambulance services. The practice remained in some Alberta fire ... Read More »

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Co-founder of Vauxhall Academy of Baseball named to Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

By Medicine Hat News on February 27th, 2017

Doug Jones, the driving force behind baseball in southeastern Alberta and several national tournaments held in Medicine Hat has been named to the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. At an announcement on Monday in Lethbridge, Jones was named as one of 12 inductees for 2017. Noted as a sports-builder, Jones helped found the Vauxhall Baseball ... Read More »

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Lifting up a local legend

By Ryan McCracken on February 27th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers took a giant step toward building a history inside the walls of the Canalta Centre Saturday night with the retirement of franchise legend Tom Lysiak’s jersey No. 9. Lysiak’s mother, sister, wife and daughter were on hand to watch his banner rise to the rafter before the Tigers squared ... Read More »

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Tasty discoveries for Hatters at food and beverage expo

By Mo Cranker on February 27th, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker The Alberta Food and Beverage Expo swept through the Hat this weekend, leaving thousands of Hatters with a good taste in their mouths. The show featured dozens of local food and liquor vendors, as well as liquor vendors from around the world. Owner of the expo Chris Meilleur says he started the show ... Read More »

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