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Bring back delivery, MPs urge Canada Post

By Collin Gallant on December 14th, 2016

Medicine Hat News A parliamentary committee recommended Tuesday that door-to-door mail delivery be reinstated in areas that lost the service last year — including Medicine Hat. The report is only a recommendation but one that is seen as a “huge positive” for the community by local postal workers. Doris Salmaso, a carrier and local postal ... Read More »

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#IBelieveYou lifting stigma of sexual assault

By Peggy Revell on December 14th, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell There’s been encouraging results with the #IBelieveYou campaign since launching last year. “We are extremely excited that more Albertans would say “I believe you,'” said Christina Johnson, executive director of Southeastern Alberta Sexual Assault Response Committee (SARC), on the impact documented so far from the province-wide campaign, which aims to educate people on ... Read More »

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Vaping should be added to smoking bylaw, just not yet, says city committee

By Collin Gallant on December 14th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant City council should “agree in principle” to add e-cigarettes to bylaws that prohibit smoking tobacco in certain locations, but should first wait for provincial and federal guidelines to be written, members of a city committee say. Holding off, administrators agreed, might be prudent considering that two higher levels of government are planning new ... Read More »

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City close to starting reserve fund

By Collin Gallant on December 14th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A “Heritage Savings Reserve” fund for the City of Medicine is closer to becoming reality, members of a city committee heard Tuesday. Corporate services commissioner Brian Mastel said council’s approval will finalize a bylaw to govern the fund, how it’s paid into and how the funds are eventually accessed. Mastel said the city ... Read More »

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Noah Bentley makes brief court appearance

By Peggy Revell on December 14th, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A Medicine Hat man accused of second-degree murder made a brief court appearance Tuesday. Noah Harrison Bentley, 26, appeared by CCTV from the Medicine Hat Remand Centre, with his matters adjourned until Dec. 20. Since his last appearance at the end of November, Bentley has secured Legal Aid counsel, and is now being ... Read More »

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Redcliff RCMP search for suspects in stolen vehicle, hit and run

By Peggy Revell on December 14th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Redcliff RCMP is investigating a stolen vehicle involved in a hit and run. RCMP received a complaint over a stolen vehicle on Dec. 12 at 5:44 p.m., over a stolen silver 2007 Kia Rio with an Alberta licence plate of EXM 991. The vehicle was stolen from the 700 block of 7th ... Read More »

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Federal government introduces legislation to aid in the fight against overdoses

By Gillian Slade on December 14th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade More supervised injection sites and enhanced border control to search packages are two of the measures proposed in new federal legislation to address the number of deaths from drug overdoses, says federal Health Minister Jane Philpott. The legislation, if passed, eliminates 26 strict requirements for new “consumption” sites that currently require medical ... Read More »

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Alleged fentanyl dealer busted in Lethbridge

By Peggy Revell on December 14th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Cash, cars, pills and a weapon were seized by police with the arrest of an alleged fentanyl dealer in Lethbridge. Two men were arrested following the investigation led by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT), with help from the Lethbridge Police Service and RCMP in Coaldale. Police seized 271 fentanyl pills, ... Read More »

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Private rinks possible, mayor says

By Collin Gallant on December 13th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant After the closure of the Medicine Hat Arena, Mayor Ted Clugston says the city could consider closing more rinks in the future if a private company would step in to build and run them privately. The mayor made the comments shortly after the Dec. 5 council meeting, where $700,000 in operational losses at ... Read More »

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Moisture at 50-year levels in SE Alberta, SW Sask.

By Collin Gallant on December 13th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Soil in southeast Alberta is the wettest it’s been in autumn for 50 years, and rivers in southwest Saskatchewan ran nearly four times as high as normal this autumn. That’s good news for agricultural producers who have spent two summers worrying about possible drought, but provincial agencies are signalling there is the potential ... Read More »

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