March 17th, 2018

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Three years in jail for drunk driving causing death

By Peggy Revell on September 28th, 2016 @MHNprevell A man who killed a woman while driving impaired at high speeds near Bow Island last summer was sentenced to three years in jail. “Courts in Canada have said the carnage caused by impaired driving is simply … unacceptable,” said Judge Gregory Maxwell during the sentencing of Gerhard Friesen, 43, who pled guilty ... Read More »

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Tickets for Tigers: truth or tale?

By Collin Gallant on September 28th, 2016 @CollinGallant According to the box scores, the average attendance for a Medicine Hat Tigers game at the Canalta Centre last year was 4,247. A study by the News however, suggests that number was closer to 3,100 — about half the capacity of the one-year-old $75-million arena and one-quarter less than the number of seats ... Read More »

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Chamber hosting candidates forum for federal byelection

By Gillian Slade on September 28th, 2016

A public forum for federal byelection candidates will be hosted by the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 19 in the... Read More »

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Kenney doubling down on merger plan

By Collin Gallant on September 28th, 2016 @CollinGallant Jason Kenney is pushing full steam ahead with his plan to unite the Alberta’s right-wing parties, though the Progressive Conservative leadership race is filling up with candidates that oppose the idea. Kenney was in Medicine Hat Tuesday as part of a week-long tour of southern Alberta’s rural communities to meet with PC party ... Read More »

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Annual powwow starting to gain provincial traction

By Charles Lefebvre on September 28th, 2016 @MHNLefebvre Aboriginal culture will be on full display in Medicine Hat this weekend, as the Miywasin Society hosts a pair of events in conjunction with Alberta Culture Days. On Saturday, the society will be hosting its annual demonstration powwow from 1:30-3:30 p.m. underneath the Saamis TePee. “It’s an amazing experience,” said Miywasin cultural co-ordinator. ... Read More »

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Court Briefs: Woman given jail time after pleading guilty to several fraud-related charges

By Peggy Revell on September 28th, 2016 @MHNprevell A woman arrested last week on fraud-related charges pled guilty Tuesday and was sentenced to 60 days in jail. Tamara Lee Monahan was under probation for earlier fraud-related charges when she checked into the local Super 8 Motel, using the name of a woman whose ID had been reported stolen earlier this year, ... Read More »

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Local doc reflects on term as AMA president

By Gillian Slade on September 28th, 2016  @MHNGillianSlade His term as president of the Alberta Medical Association has just ended but the experience has given him a larger focus and understanding of the broader issues in the health-care system, says local general surgeon Dr. Carl Nohr. “I’m more understanding, patient and I think also more effective of system changes having ... Read More »

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Canalta Centre loses $440K, $80K more than expected

By Collin Gallant on September 27th, 2016 @CollinGallant Officials with the city and the company contracted to manage the Canalta Centre say the first year at the new arena was “a learning experience,” marked by lower than expected attendance and a larger than expected operating loss. Both parties say a downturn in the economy, a lack of acts touring Western Canada ... Read More »

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24 assisted deaths in Alberta

By Gillian Slade on September 27th, 2016  @MHNGillianSlade There have been 24 medically assisted deaths in Alberta since June 17 and four of those were in in the south zone, says Alberta Health Services. These numbers are not considered an indication of requests to come, said Sean Chilton, AHS chief zone officer for the south zone. Some people may have ... Read More »

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Web journalist signs peace bond, has assault charge withdrawn

By Peggy Revell on September 27th, 2016 @MHNprevell Common assault charges were withdrawn Monday against a local web journalist over an altercation involving the former executive director of the City Centre Development Agency. Thomas Fougere appeared before the court, and entered into a 12-month, $500 no-cash common law peace bond following an incident in January where the Community TV owner and ... Read More »

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