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Alberta mumps cases reaches 21

By Gillian Slade on March 7th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The number of confirmed cases of mumps now stands at 21, with nine in Medicine Hat, nine in Edmonton and three in Calgary. This represents an increase of three in Edmonton in the past few days. For Medicine Hat the number has remained at nine for the past 11 days. Measures to ... Read More »

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Alberta opposition parties want public emergency called over opioid crisis

By Gillian Slade on March 7th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Opposition parties stood united in calling for an emergency debate on the opioid crisis because the battle against illicit drugs is being lost, they said. Declaring a public health emergency would free up resources and co-ordinate the work of the multiple agencies involved and opposition parties, said a joint statement. Associate Health ... Read More »

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Docs will face new rules for opioid prescription April 1

By Gillian Slade on March 7th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade New rules for prescribing opioids have been put in place by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and will come into effect on April 1. When prescribing these drugs, a physician will be required to check the patient’s medication history, must be able to justify prescribing decisions based on documented ... Read More »

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Deerview Meats owners share MHC Business Person of the Year award

By Medicine Hat News on March 6th, 2017

Medicine Hat College has doubled up on its annual Business Person of the Year award. For the first time ever the award becomes the Business Person(s) of the Year award. Perry and Chris Deering have been selected as the 2017 winners. The owners of Deerview Meats, Perry and Chris have “demonstrated strong leadership within their ... Read More »

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No place like the Hat for hockey

By Mo Cranker on March 6th, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker It was a very busy weekend in the Hat, with multiple events and fundraisers running all weekend, but none was bigger than the Rogers Hometown Hockey stop downtown. The festival of events took up a large portion of the roads downtown near city hall and Finlay Bridge — boasting more than a dozen ... Read More »

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‘Spin 4 Kids’ raises funds to boost physical activity in youth

By Mo Cranker on March 6th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Hatters got a chance to workout and get a good sweat on this weekend for a good cause. For the next week or so, Goodlife gyms across Canada will be holding the annual Spin 4 Kids fundraising campaign, which personal trainer Kerri Lawton says goes towards getting kids active. “It’s something Goodlife ... Read More »

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Sunshine Home and Garden show a hit

By Mo Cranker on March 6th, 2017

Medicine Hat News It takes something pretty fantastic to get more than 10,000 already busy Hatters to show up. This past weekend, it was the annual The Sunshine Home and Garden Show that took place from Friday to Saturday at the Cypress Centre, showcasing more than 200 exhibitors from a wide-range of businesses and organizations. ... Read More »

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Man leads police on chase after stealing truck, driving it through garage door

By Gillian Slade on March 6th, 2017

Medicine Hat News One man has been charged with break and enter, mischief, theft of a motor vehicle and breaching his release conditions after a fleeing from police in a stolen vehicle Friday. At approximately 3 p.m. MHPS responded to a suspicious man at the north end of the Flats, and when they arrived, the ... Read More »

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Third annual Katch n’ Kennel fundraiser helps boost SPCA

By Mo Cranker on March 6th, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Though the Sunshine Home and Garden Show showcased more than 100 vendors of great variety, one of the busiest booths was filled with puppies for the weekend, for the SPCA’s third annual Katch n’ Kennel fundraiser. The event was centered around having a number of guests jailed for a portion of the weekend, ... Read More »

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Events Calendar March 6-12

By Medicine Hat News on March 6th, 2017

March 6 — “The Big Cook” authors visit, MH Public Library, 7-9 p.m. March 7 — Employment Help Services, MH Public Library, 2-3:30 p.m. March 7 — SW Saskatchewan Travelogue, MH Public Library, 7-8:30 p.m. March 7 — Tigers vs. Ice, Canalta Centre, 7 p.m. March 8 — Audition call for MHMT’s “Sister Act,” MHMT ... Read More »

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