December 17th, 2017

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Alberta Health Services south zone: By the numbers

By Gillian Slade on November 30th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade This region has a wide range of cultures and each comes with unique needs, especially with health care, says Alberta Health Services. Two first nations reserves in AHS south zone, has a population of 15,324 people. There are 74 Hutterite colonies accounting for about 6,700 people. There are 18,000 low German speaking ... Read More »

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CFIA orders mass slaughter

By Collin Gallant on November 29th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant About 10,000 head of cattle in the Medicine Hat region will be slaughtered by order of federal animal health inspectors, officials said Monday. Canadian Food Inspection Agency say its likely the animals came in close contact with bovine tuberculosis during the grazing season. CFIA workers have been tracing movement of cows for weeks ... Read More »

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Damaged, vacant Veiner Centre opened for morning media tour

By Gillian Slade on November 29th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade There was an opportunity to stand in the bowels of the old Veiner Centre Monday morning, as media were given a tour of the facility, empty since the 2013 flood. While it was the first chance to stand inside the building since, it may also have been the last to see local ... Read More »

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Extensive power outage affects SW Sask.

By Southern Alberta Newspapers on November 29th, 2016

Southern Alberta Newspapers It was a dark afternoon in southwestern Saskatchewan. Parts of the southwest lost power just after 2 p.m. Monday due to a transmission line going down, according to a SaskPower representative. Work crews were dispatched shortly thereafter. All customers between Gull Lake and the Alberta border, and as far south as the ... Read More »

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Public gets glimpse of seniors’ centre design

By Gillian Slade on November 29th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade As people viewed detailed drawings and even a 3D virtual tour of the proposed new seniors’ centre, there was a positive energy. “I’m impressed. I’m excited,” said Lorne Mason, attending an open house Monday at the Strathcona Centre. “I think it is what people hoped for but didn’t expect to see.” Dorothy ... Read More »

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Taxi driver assault horrific but rare

By Peggy Revell on November 29th, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Although horrific, Medicine Hat police say the attack and abduction of a local cab driver last week is a rare event. “There hasn’t been a trend of attacks on cab drivers,” said MHPS Insp. Brent Secondiak, with taxi drivers more often facing criminal activity like fraud, or having to deal with extremely intoxicated ... Read More »

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PTHAC welcomes newest members

By Gillian Slade on November 29th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade New members of the Palliser Triangle Health Advisory Council were introduced Monday and eight of the 14 members are newly appointed. Healthy Albertans, healthy communities and accessible and sustainable health care are at the core of Alberta Health Services’s vision, said Sean Chilton, chief south zone officer. Chilton will be leaving the ... Read More »

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Small town residents getting crack at private booze in Saskatchewan

By Collin Gallant on November 29th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @Collin Four residents of Leader, Sask. are the newest — and among the first — individuals in that province to own a liquor store. Last week that province awarded 50 licences to sell wine, beer and spirits across Saskatchewan. The move breaks up the Crown retail monopoly putting previously government-owned stores in private hands. ... Read More »

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Police make arrest over cab driver assault, abduction

By Mo Cranker on November 28th, 2016

MedicineHat News Police have arrested the man suspected of abducting and sexually assaulting a female Medicine Hat cab driver last week. Shawn Thomas Baldhead was located and arrested in Calgary on numerous charges, including sexual assault with a weapon, unlawful confinement, robbery, and uttering death threats. As originally reported by police, on Nov. 24 at ... Read More »

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Walk raises awareness about family violence and pets

By Mo Cranker on November 28th, 2016

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker How family violence and family pets are intertwined was highlighted Sunday as the Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society hosted its second annual pet walk at Kin Coulee Park. “We’re out here today bringing awareness to Family Violence Prevention Month as a whole,” said Aimee Sarsons, community education and awareness worker with the MHWSS ... Read More »

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