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Local doc reflects on term as AMA president

By Gillian Slade on September 28th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade His term as president of the Alberta Medical Association has just ended but the experience has given him a larger focus and understanding of the broader issues in the health-care system, says local general surgeon Dr. Carl Nohr. “I’m more understanding, patient and I think also more effective of system changes having ... Read More »

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24 assisted deaths in Alberta

By Gillian Slade on September 27th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade There have been 24 medically assisted deaths in Alberta since June 17 and four of those were in in the south zone, says Alberta Health Services. These numbers are not considered an indication of requests to come, said Sean Chilton, AHS chief zone officer for the south zone. Some people may have ... Read More »

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Canalta Centre loses $440K, $80K more than expected

By Collin Gallant on September 27th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Officials with the city and the company contracted to manage the Canalta Centre say the first year at the new arena was “a learning experience,” marked by lower than expected attendance and a larger than expected operating loss. Both parties say a downturn in the economy, a lack of acts touring Western Canada ... Read More »

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Long-term parkers likely to pay more next year

By Collin Gallant on September 27th, 2016

Medicine Hat News The cost of monthly and annual parking passes at city-owned parking lots could be bumped up 10 per cent next year, though rates for daily and hourly parkers would remain the same, as well as meters near the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. The first increase since 2011 was presented to last week’s ... Read More »

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Struggling Kinsmen look for 100% discount from budget-strapped city

By Collin Gallant on September 27th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Both the local Kinsmen Club and City of Medicine Hat are saying times are tight as they work out a new agreement to hold the service club’s annual home lotto in a city development. Kinsmen club officials told a city committee on Sept. 21 that acquiring a $144,500 lot for no cost would ... Read More »

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Web journalist signs peace bond, has assault charge withdrawn

By Peggy Revell on September 27th, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Common assault charges were withdrawn Monday against a local web journalist over an altercation involving the former executive director of the City Centre Development Agency. Thomas Fougere appeared before the court, and entered into a 12-month, $500 no-cash common law peace bond following an incident in January where the Community TV owner and ... Read More »

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Antiques, collectables, guns and more on display this weekend

By Charles Lefebvre on September 27th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Do you enjoy browsing for antiques? Looking for good deals on vintage furniture and glasses? Need to restock on ammunition, scopes and firearms for hunting season? The Cypress Centre will be able to help answer all of those questions and more this weekend, as it hosts the 14th annual Antiques and Collectables Show ... Read More »

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Clarification of Charges

By Peggy Revell on September 27th, 2016

A story in the Sept. 14 edition of the Medicine Hat News named three individuals as facing charges for drug-related offences after the execution of a search warrant by police on Sept. 10. A clarification from the Medicine Hat Police Service has been issued over the specific charges, with Brent Heath, 29, charged with multiple ... Read More »

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Body found of man who jumped in water, disappeared

By Peggy Revell on September 27th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Emergency responders have located the body of a swimmer who went missing on Sunday at the MD of Taber Park. Emergency responders began the search for the 33-year-old man Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., after the man who was swimming with his three siblings climbed a pillar, jumped into the water and ... Read More »

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MHC submits plans to offer natural gas vehicle inspection certificate

By Charles Lefebvre on September 27th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Medicine Hat College will soon offer a new certificate program. The college announced it has submitted final plans to offer a compressed natural gas vehicle inspection certification course on campus, giving students the knowledge and ability to inspect an emerging technology for engines. “It came about as an initiative from the city when ... Read More »

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