October 17th, 2017

Local News

No hockey tourney for 2018, but still a chance for 2019

By Collin Gallant on October 11th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The bad news is Medicine Hat won’t be hosting a major scouting hockey tournament in 2018, Ron Webb, the head of a bid committee for World under-17 Hockey Challenge, said on Tuesday. The good news is the next deadline, for the 2019 tournament, is only about one month away. Webb and a local ... Read More »

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Real estate sales continue to be strong

By Collin Gallant on October 11th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Strong home sales continued through September, according to the latest figures from the Medicine Hat Real Estate Board, with condos and one-off commercial and farm sales also boosting the figures. Local board president Brooklyn Kalista had told the News this fall that the local real estate market was moving well and showing ... Read More »

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Wanner hosting Q&A next week on Human Rights Act

By Gillian Slade on October 11th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A question and answer session about the Alberta Human Rights Act age restriction amendment will be hosted by MLA Bob Wanner on Oct. 16. The event takes place at Higdon Hall, Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede, 2055 21 Ave. SE from 10 a.m. to noon. This is event is in response to ... Read More »

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Man charged in Sept. 11 traffic death appears in court

By Peggy Revell on October 11th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A 25-year-old Medicine Hat man charged with dangerous driving causing death for a Sept. 11 incident that left an 18-year-old woman dead had a brief court appearance Tuesday. Cody David Michell remains in custody, and since his last court appearance has obtained counsel — he is being represented by Lethbridge-based lawyer Greg White. ... Read More »

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Young teen charged after social media post threatens local school

By Peggy Revell on October 11th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A 13-year-old youth has been charged with uttering death threats after police were made aware of a threat on social media involving a local school. Medicine Hat police report that on Oct. 10, they were made aware of the threat which was posted by a male student the prior night. Police identified ... Read More »

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Catholic enrolment up slightly over projection

By Tim Kalinowski on October 11th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education trustees were told Tuesday that end of September enrolment numbers show there will be 16 full-time students more than projected this spring for the 2017/18 school year. While actual enrolment is still down about 45 students from last year, MHCBE secretary-treasurer Greg MacPherson said the better ... Read More »

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PRSD enrolment down 47 FTEs, will now run $410,000 deficit

By Mo Cranker on October 11th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Prairie Rose School Division secretary/treasurer Ryan Boser informed trustees at Tuesday’s public meeting that this year’s enrolment numbers are going to come in significantly below what was projected in the spring. This year’s decrease will leave the division with a total reduction of 47 full-time students, and a projected deficit of $410,000 for ... Read More »

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Teen pleads guilty to several drug trafficking charges

By Peggy Revell on October 11th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Guilty pleas to multiple drug trafficking counts were entered Tuesday by a 19-year-old Medicine Hat man — one of dozens arrested following a month-long operation by Medicine Hat police into street-level drug trafficking and property crime. Chance Newall pled guilty to four trafficking counts that stem back to May and June this year ... Read More »

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Court Briefs: Four months for man who stole generator off food truck, tried to sell it

By Peggy Revell on October 11th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A four-month jail sentence was handed down to a man who stole a heavy generator off the back of a local food truck, and tried to resell it. David Wayne Messervey entered guilty pleas Tuesday at the Medicine Hat Courthouse to theft over $5,000 and trafficking in stolen property, and will have 34 ... Read More »

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Safe injection site in Medicine Hat still in early stages of fruition

By Jeremy Appel on October 11th, 2017

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel The local HIV Community Link is still in the preliminary stage of its effort to bring a safe injection site to Medicine Hat, according to the group’s communications specialist Ana Glavan. In May, the group’s executive director Leslie Hill told the News it was in the midst of creating a survey for drug ... Read More »

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