April 20th, 2018

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Picture Butte RCMP seize $150K in stolen property, arrest pair

By Peggy Revell on March 16th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Picture Butte RCMP have laid charges against two men after executing search warrants that turned up $150,000 in stolen property. On March 2 and 9, RCMP executed two search warrants — one in Diamond City, the other near Turin. Items seized include various machine tools, construction materials and fuel, worth approximately $150,000 ... Read More »

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Hatter enters guilty plea on child luring charges

By Peggy Revell on March 15th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A man arrested last year on charges of child luring entered a guilty plea Wednesday at the Medicine Hat Provincial Courthouse. A pre-sentencing report was ordered for Lawrence Oliver Evans of Medicine Hat, who was 54 years old at the time of the arrest. According to details stated by the Crown in court, ... Read More »

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Local officials expect the NDP to stay the course with budget

By Gillian Slade on March 15th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The government’s budget to be tabled Thursday is likely to be about sticking to the course with little change to the deficit, suggest local political leaders. “I think people are expecting and hoping for some stability, predictability and reliability. Stay the course I think best captures it,” said Medicine Hat NDP MLA ... Read More »

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Hundreds show for Riverside open house

By Collin Gallant on March 15th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Hundreds of Riverside residents showed up to an open house Tuesday to discuss the future of their community. The mature, tree-lined community nestled across the river from downtown suffered two blows this winter with the announced closure of both Riverside elementary school and the city-run Heald outdoor pool. In response, the planning department ... Read More »

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Man pleads not guilty to abducting, assaulting cab driver

By Peggy Revell on March 15th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell The man accused of abducting and assaulting a local cab driver entered not-guilty pleas Tuesday at the Medicine Hat Courthouse. Shawn Thomas Baldhead, who remains in custody and made his appearance by closed-circuit television, entered the not-guilty pleas to all charges he faces, opting to be heard before a provincial court judge. Baldhead ... Read More »

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Educators recognized for Excellence in Catholic Education

By Tim Kalinowski on March 15th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Notre Dame Academy teacher Guy Lanigan was announced Tuesday as the winner of the 2017 Excellence in Catholic Education Award. The award was established by Council for Catholic School Superintendents of Alberta. Lanigan will receive the official award at the upcoming SPICE annual spring conference hosted by the Alberta Catholic School Trustees’ Association ... Read More »

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Court briefs: Young men accused of murder have matters adjourned to April 20

By Peggy Revell on March 15th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Brief appearances were made Thursday by two young men facing second-degree murder charges. Aaron Raj Anand-Ford appeared by CCTV from the Calgary Remand Centre, while Jacob Porfoun appeared by CCTV from the Medicine Hat Remand Centre, with matters adjourned to April 20. Porfoun’s lawyer said the reason for the adjournment is because ... Read More »

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Two Hatters back on Servus board

By Collin Gallant on March 15th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Two Medicine Hat businessmen were returned to the board of Servus Credit Union last week when the province-wide member-owned bank held its annual meeting. Perry Dooley and Simon Neigum captured two of four seats elected by a membership voted this winter. For Dooley, it’s a return for a third term after he lost ... Read More »

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Newest PRSD trustees sworn in, place first votes

By Tim Kalinowski on March 15th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Newly elected and acclaimed PRSD board trustees Pamela Cursons, Lois Bedwell and Lucille Hertz took the oath of office Tuesday. The three trustees stood before secretary/treasurer Ryan Boser, raised their hands and took the oath “to faithfully serve” before signing formal paperwork to assume full powers and privileges of their position. The three ... Read More »

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Taber-Vauxhall RCMP seek assistance with recent vehicle theft increase

By Peggy Revell on March 15th, 2017

Medicine Hat News RCMP in southern Alberta are requesting public assistance in preventing and solving crimes due to a recent increase in stolen vehicles and thefts. In recent weeks, Taber-Vauxhall RCMP have been responding to an increased number of stolen vehicles in and around Barnwell and the southern MD of Taber, according to a recent ... Read More »

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