June 19th, 2018

Local News

Hatter awarded for stellar grades at U of L

By Peggy Revell on June 16th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Medicine Hat’s In-tek Hong has been recognized for his top grades by the University of Lethbridge with the Silver Medal of the Governor General, and Faculty of Arts and Science gold medal. “The goal is to get into medicine,” said Hong, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the U of ... Read More »

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Lethbridge residents hope to change needle distribution practices

By None on June 16th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Heraldjwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Local residents fed up with the amount of drug activity and needle debris in the city held a rally at city hall Friday to voice concerns and collect signatures for a petition they are hoping to present to city council in order to force a change to needle distribution practices. The ... Read More »

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15 years for vicious 2016 attack on Lethbridge woman

By None on June 16th, 2018

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Heralddshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge judge has sentenced Denzel Dre Bird to 15 years in a federal penitentiary for viciously attacking and sexually assaulting a woman as she walked to work nearly two years ago. Judge Jerry LeGrandeur called Bird’s attack in 2016 a “horrifying act,” which left the woman and her family forever ... Read More »

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Sentencing for Medicine Hat woman who stabbed her husband to death adjourned

By Peggy Revell on June 15th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Sentencing was adjourned until August for the Medicine Hat woman who stabbed her husband to death in 2016 with a kitchen knife. Barbara Holmes appeared Friday in person at the Medicine Hat Court of Queen’s Bench for what was originally set to be a sentencing for manslaughter — but the court heard that ... Read More »

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Detours, closures and traffic delays: A typical Hat construction season

By Collin Gallant on June 15th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Certain road closures are opening up this week in Medicine Hat, while others are just getting started — all part of what city officials are calling a fairly typical year for road construction. A new drainage system for the city’s northwest will force the closure of Saamis Drive until the fall, and ... Read More »

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Seniors most likely to be targeted with fraudulent investments

By Gillian Slade on June 15th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Those who over 55 years of age are most likely to be approached with potentially fraudulent investment schemes, according to the Alberta Security Commission. About 36 per cent of Alberta’s seniors have reported being approached with such a scheme, compared to the average Albertan at 26 per cent. It highlights particular signs ... Read More »

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Boundary breakdowns: Cypress-Medicine Hat

By Gillian Slade on June 15th, 2018

Medicine Hat News New provincial election boundaries have left three ridings in the southeastern region of the province: Brooks-Medicine Hat, Cypress-Medicine Hat and Taber-Warner. The News will bring you details on any hopefuls from each party seeking candidacy for each of these ridings. The Cypress-Medicine Hat riding has the South Saskatchewan River, Highway 41 and ... Read More »

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$5K fine for elk kill in Suffield restricted area

By Peggy Revell on June 15th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A northern Alberta man was fined $5,000 Thursday for hunting within CFB Suffield’s restricted national wildlife area. The man was charged after participating in the Department of National Defence’s elk herd reduction program, where 100 people were given permits to hunt in designated areas on the base in 2016 over a three-day period. ... Read More »

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Women’s Shelter hosts its first Handbags and Hope fundraiser

By Peggy Revell on June 15th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Wine, music, handbags and laughter marked the inaugural “Handbags and Hope” fundraiser for the Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society, held Thursday evening at the Cypress Centre. “Hundreds of handbags have been donated,” said fundraiser co-organizer Tara Williams. “It’s insane the response and support for what we’re doing and for the cause.” Funds raised ... Read More »

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Man who sold drugs during rough patch gets six-month sentence

By Peggy Revell on June 15th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A Medicine Hat man who sold methamphetamine to undercover officers after losing his job and being in debt was sentenced to six months jail time. Jay Brodie pled guilty Thursday at the Medicine Hat Provincial Courthouse to one count of trafficking, following his arrest in June 2017 alongside several others following a police ... Read More »

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