February 21st, 2018

Local News

Strange odour causes precautionary evac at MHRH

By Collin Gallant on February 16th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Patients and workers in several areas of Medicine Hat Regional hospital were briefly moved to other wards Thursday after nearby construction work created a chemical odour in parts of the facility. An Alberta Helath Services spokeperson said the temporary relocation was needed, and by the late afternoon operations were returning to normal. ... Read More »

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Indigenous education cracks cited in scathing report

By Tim Kalinowski on February 16th, 2018

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal According to a C.D. Howe Institute report released earlier this week, Indigenous peoples in Canada continue to be left behind by the education system. The report, entitled “Measuring Student Outcomes: The Case for Identifying Indigenous Students in Canada’s PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) Sample,” states that 92 per cent of non-Indigenous peoples ... Read More »

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Charges follow investigation that turns up stolen firearms, vehicles

By Peggy Revell on February 16th, 2018

Medicine Hat News A 39-year-old man has been arrested following a police investigation that discovered multiple stolen vehicles and stolen firearms. Medicine Hat police report that on Feb. 14, they received information regarding a possible stolen vehicle located in the 1100 Block of First Street SW. Members of the MHPS Priority Street Crime Unit set ... Read More »

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Wall’s former executive assistant vying for his seat in Swift Current

By Collin Gallant on February 16th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Voters in Swift Current will have a full slate of candidates to choose from in the March 1 byelection vote to fill the provincial legislature seat vacated by former premier Brad Wall. Everett Hindley, Wall’s former executive assistant, will represent the Saskatchewan Party, running against New Democratic candidate Stefan Rumpel. Both men ... Read More »

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Eight months for break and enter, stolen jewelry

By Peggy Revell on February 16th, 2018

Medicine Hat News A Medicine Hat man was sentenced to eight months jail for breaking into a residence and stealing thousands of dollars in jewelry. Harvey Matheson entered guilty pleas Thursday to the one count of break and enter for an incident that took place on June 21, 2017. According to facts read into court, ... Read More »

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Sentencing delayed for man guilty of vehicle theft and death of 18-year-old

By Peggy Revell on February 16th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Sentencing has been pushed back for a man who pled guilty to vehicle theft and dangerous driving that ultimately led to the death of an 18-year-old woman. Counsel for Cody David Michell, 25, requested the adjournment to March 11, having just received a number of reports for consideration during sentencing that need to ... Read More »

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Winter storm closes highways, wreaks havoc

By Peggy Revell on February 15th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Disastrous and an absolute mess — a way to describe some people’s Valentine’s Day, but also road conditions throughout Alberta yesterday. Alberta Transportation began issuing warnings midday Wednesday over driving conditions, with a blowing snow advisory in effect for Brooks, Cypress Hills, Drumheller, Hanna, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and surrounding areas. Snowfall, combined with ... Read More »

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Daycare gets the boot over space issues

By Tim Kalinowski on February 15th, 2018

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Parents and staff at Elm Street School’s Mother Nature’s Preschool Inc. were shocked to hear Tuesday that their lease with Medicine Hat Public School District No. 76 has been terminated effective Aug. 31, 2018. “We made them aware of this in the last year this could be a good possibility at the end ... Read More »

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Trailer at Tower Estates suffers extensive damage from fire

By Peggy Revell on February 15th, 2018

Medicine Hat News There was “extensive damage” to a residence Wednesday morning, as local firefighters responded to a structure fire at a local trailer park. Deputy fire chief Lance Purcell said firefighters responded to the call at 7:50 a.m. when a passerby called it in. Three fire stations responded to the residence, a double-wide trailer ... Read More »

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Journey of Reconciliation begins

By Tim Kalinowski on February 15th, 2018

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Snow was falling, a holy drum was beating and a sacred fire was burning Wednesday morning, as prayers for reconciliation were given up to the smoke to rise to the Creator. Medicine Hat College, in partnership with local Rotarians, the Miywasin Friendship Centre and the Blood Tribe Department of Health, kicked off its ... Read More »

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