January 21st, 2017

Local News

Local woman connected to W-18 drug in Saskatchewan

By Peggy Revell on January 19th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A Medicine Hat woman serving time for drug trafficking has been linked to the presence of potentially lethal W-18 in west-central Saskatchewan. A news release from the RCMP states that one of three counterfeit Oxycodone pills that were seized in an April 2016 traffic stop just south of Kindersley contained W-18 — ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat woman serving 16 months in Saskatchewan case involving potentially lethal synthetic drug

By Medicine Hat News on January 18th, 2017

A Medicine Hat woman currently serving time for drug trafficking has been linked to the presence of potentially lethal W-18 in west-central Saskatchewan. A news release from the RCMP states that one of three counterfeit Oxycodone pills that were seized in an April 2016 traffic stop just south of Kindersley contained W-18 — a synthetic ... Read More »

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Armed robbery part of a busy evening for MHPS

By Medicine Hat News on January 18th, 2017

Medicine Hat police are investigating and asking for assistance to identify suspects following a convenience store Tuesday and other incidents. Police report that on Jan. 17 at 8:45 p.m., a man armed with an edged weapon entered the Mac’s Convenience store on 12 Street N.E. and demanded cash and cigarettes from the clerk. The man ... Read More »

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Single mother recounts dramatic escape with her son from condo fire

By Medicine Hat News on January 18th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal A local single mother and her son are lucky to be alive after narrowly escaping a condo fire on Southlands Boulevard. In the early hours of Wednesday morning, 37-year-old Michelle Waldal and her eight-year-old son Tyrell were fast asleep when Waldal got up to go to the bathroom. “As soon as I laid ... Read More »

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County postpones greenhouse lighting decision

By Tim Kalinowski on January 18th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Cypress County has postponed approval of another lit greenhouse in close proximity to the airport pending the results of a light risk assessment. Kel-Lee greenhouse owners Shawndell and Kelly Fischer had applied for approval for the lighting several months ago. The timing was coincidental but the application came forward on Tuesday just days ... Read More »

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MHFD gets good bang for the buck

By Collin Gallant on January 18th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The Medicine Hat Fire Department covers a larger geographic area at good value compared to other mid-sized cities in the province, according to a new report released this week. However, the study that puts the local service beside Lethbridge, Red Deer and Airdrie found that costs per capita are lower in centres where ... Read More »

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Local repeat car thief gets 180 days in jail

By Peggy Revell on January 18th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Perhaps the city’s most prolific car thief received a 180-day jail sentence Tuesday. Ryan Lee Bowden entered guilty pleas for theft under $5,000 and possessing stolen property over $5,000 over two separate vehicles. Another guilty plea was entered over possessing stolen property under $5,000 for gas. While sentenced to 180 days total, time ... Read More »

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Motz happy to deliver federal youth funding

By Tim Kalinowski on January 18th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal MP Glen Motz announced Tuesday a federal government contribution of $243,000 to fund the Skills Link program at Being Human Services Inc. The program is intended to provide job skills upgrading, training and hands-on work experience for youth facing barriers to employment in the community. The 12 program participants will receive minimum wage ... Read More »

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City anxious for new investment strategy

By Collin Gallant on January 18th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A higher-return investment portfolio for the City of Medicine Hat took “one big step further ahead” this week, according to city finance officials who spoke at Tuesday’s corporate services committee. This month, Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci approved Medicine Hat as a registered entity with the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo.), leaving only ... Read More »

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Cases of sexual offences against minors result in restrictive peace bonds

By Peggy Revell on January 18th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Restrictive peace bonds were used Tuesday to resolve three separate cases of sexual offences against minors at the Medicine Hat Courthouse. “These type of peace bonds are very serious,” said Judge Darwin Greaves, as a joint recommendation between special Crown prosecutor and defence counsel laid out conditions for Kenneth Dean Champion, who faced ... Read More »

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