January 23rd, 2018

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Hotel theft, ‘bizarre’ stolen car incident lead to 120 days in jail

By Peggy Revell on October 5th, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A Medicine Hat woman was sentenced to 120 days after pleading guilty to theft over $5,000 and a range of other charges. Krystal Dawn Sawchuk, 28, was first arrested for stealing $5,840 on April 5, 2015 from the Park Lane Hotel while employed there. Sawchuk also pled guilty to two separate incidents where ... Read More »

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100 Women Who Care donates $8K to MHC Pathways program

By Charles Lefebvre on October 5th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Medicine Hat College will be able to continue assisting people with barriers to education, thanks to a community donation. The Medicine Hat chapter of 100 Women Who Care selected the college’s Pathways Student Life Enhancement Fund as the recipient for donations at its most recent meeting, with its members donating $8,000 toward the ... Read More »

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Nine-year sentence for southern Alberta crime spree, standoff

By Peggy Revell on October 4th, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A Medicine Hat man was sentenced to nine years in jail for a string of break and enters and vehicle thefts that spanned southern Alberta, culminating in a police standoff in Medicine Hat. “It’s just highly traumatic for the whole community,” said Judge Darwin Greaves Tuesday during the sentencing of Christopher Lee Ashby, ... Read More »

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Kinsmen get half-price lot

By Gillian Slade on October 4th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The Kinsmen club will not get a lot for its Home Lotto for free, but it will get it for half the cost, it was decided at council Monday. In debate, council decided to amend a recommendation made by administration. Instead of providing a lot valued at $144,500 for $59,326, for the ... Read More »

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Libertarian candidate files official complaint after incident with police

By Gillian Slade on October 4th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A byelection candidate has filed an official complaint after police told him to leave the Stampede grounds parking lot where he was handing out campaign literature on Saturday and Sunday. “I was first approached by Stampede staff on Saturday. I gave them my Elections Canada documentation … I remained completely outside. I ... Read More »

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Fire destroys home, trailer and neighbour’s car

By Charles Lefebvre on October 4th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Fire crews were kept busy Monday afternoon after a single family home in Crescent Heights went up in flames. At approximately 3:30 p.m. crews were called to a fire at a home on 12th Street NW, which had engulfed a motor home parked in the driveway and then spread to the house, ... Read More »

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Transit switch-up for Thanksgiving Monday

By Peggy Revell on October 4th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat transit services will be altered on Oct. 10, as part of the Thanksgiving Weekend. On the Monday, transit services will be operating non-peak services from 10:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Transit advises planning ahead if alternative transportation is needed to reach your destination outside these service hours. To see all ... Read More »

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Enactus MHC honoured at world level

By Charles Lefebvre on October 4th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Medicine Hat College’s Enactus chapter was recognized on the world stage. The group, made up of students and faculty members who create community projects to develop entrepreneurial skills, received the Global Best Award for Excellence in Partnership Development at the International Education Business Partnership Conference in Oslo, Norway, which ran from Sept. 14-16. ... Read More »

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Man changes several pleas to guilty over break and enters

By Peggy Revell on October 4th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Guilty pleas were entered Monday over multiple break and enter charges stemming back to 2014. Cole Rath was arrested by Redcliff RCMP on Nov. 23, 2014, and charged with multiple counts of break and enters in Cypress County. That Dec. 5, city police charged Rath in connection to a break and enter ... Read More »

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Gas goes up, power goes down

By Gillian Slade on October 4th, 2016

Medicine Hat News The price of gas will increase in October for customers of City of Medicine Hat utilities, the department stated on Monday. The price for natural gas will increase to 2.60 cents per gigajoule. This represents an increase of 0.27 cents per gigajoule over September when the price was $2.33. The price of ... Read More »

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