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Nearly 3,000 students employed through STEP

By Charles Lefebvre on October 25th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre In the first summer of its return, students across the province took advantage of work opportunities this summer to improve their skills. On Thursday, the provincial government revealed 2,700 students were employed by 1,200 employers through the Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP). “Our government understands how important this work experience is for students ... Read More »

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Conservative Glen Motz rolls to byelection win

By Medicine Hat News on October 24th, 2016

Medicine Hat remains Tory blue. Conservative Party candidate Glen Motz won the byelection to fill the vacant Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner seat. A little more than an hour after polls closed, Motz had captured 69.3 per cent of the vote with a 125 of 223 polls reporting. “What this vote said today was the people of this riding … ... Read More »

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Police make large meth bust near Seven Persons, arrest alleged trafficker

By Medicine Hat News on October 24th, 2016

A 51-year-old man is facing multiple drug and weapons charges after an Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) investigation. Aaron Hotchen was arrested Saturday by ALERT Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat Police Service and Redcliff RCMP in a rural home near Seven Persons. Investigators found 49 grams of methamphetamine, as well as small amounts of heroin, ... Read More »

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Hatters elect new MP today

By Collin Gallant on October 24th, 2016

Medicine Hat News The national spotlight lands on Medicine Hat today in a byelection vote that, at its outset, would have seen few predict such interest. Visits by two national party leaders to southeastern Alberta during the race positioned it as a referendum on the other’s national party’s performance and dedication to the region. The ... Read More »

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Plane crashes into cemetery

By Ryan McCracken on October 24th, 2016

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken A small plane crashed into Hillside Cemetery Saturday evening, roughly a kilometre away from Medicine Hat Regional Airport. Transportation Board of Canada western regional manager John Lee, investigating the incident, says he was advised the local flight declared an emergency shortly after takeoff, just before 8 p.m., before crash landing in the nearby ... Read More »

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Thousands flock to Home and Leisure Show

By Mo Cranker on October 24th, 2016

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Medicine Hat’s annual Home and Leisure Show took place this weekend at the Cypress Centre, showcasing 175 exhibitors to the community, according to show manager Paula Stodalka. The event ran Friday to Sunday and allowed a wide range of businesses to showcase products to local consumers. Stodalka said with most people being impacted ... Read More »

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Big money not changing Swift Current couple

By Mo Cranker on October 24th, 2016

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker What began as an average afternoon at the casino for Ken Deck on Sunday, Oct. 18 ended up in a progressive jackpot win of more than $900,000. “I was numb for over a minute; honestly I doubt I could have walked after I saw the prize amount,” said Deck. Ken and his wife ... Read More »

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First ever Celebrating Words Festival held at library

By Mo Cranker on October 24th, 2016

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Medicine Hat’s first annual Celebrating Words Festival took place Saturday at the library. The event was brought to life to do exactly as its name would suggest, said one of the organizers Martin Povey — to celebrate words in any form. “We’ve set up today’s event to showcase all kinds of words,” he ... Read More »

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Events Calendar Oct. 24-30

By Medicine Hat News on October 24th, 2016

Oct. 24 — Human Library Discussion: Why I Travel Alone and What I’ve Learned, MH Public Library, 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 24 — Hallo’Tween night, MH Public library, 7-8:30 p.m., ages 10-12 Oct. 24 — Cinema Politica Film Club presents “Where is Home?”, MH Public Library, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 25 — Children’s Play Party, Family Leisure ... Read More »

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Transportation Safety Board investigating cause of plane crash at Hillside Cemetery

By Ryan McCracken on October 23rd, 2016

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNMcCracken A small plane crashed into Hillside Cemetery Saturday evening, roughly a kilometre away from Medicine Hat Regional Airport. Transportation Board of Canada western regional manager Jon Lee, who is investigating the incident, says he was advised the local flight declared an emergency shortly after takeoff, just before 8 p.m., before crash landing in ... Read More »

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