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Man in jail for home invasion gets more time for fraud

By Peggy Revell on September 23rd, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A Medicine Hat man was given a four-month sentences for fraud-related charges. Joey McConnell pled guilty Thursday at the Medicine Hat Court House over charges that came about while he was in the Medicine Hat Remand Centre. McConnell, alongside co-accused Jason Tremblay, used the Remand Centre phones to call McConnell’s partner Jaymi Campeau ... Read More »

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Hatter pleads guilty to drug trafficking, judge talks of man’s commitment to getting help

By Peggy Revell on September 23rd, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A Medicine Hat man pled guilty Thursday and was sentenced to two years in federal prison for three counts of drug trafficking. Jason Fraser Waddell, 41, told the court his arrest has made him realize the extent of his addiction. “It’s led me into dark places,” said Waddell, pledging he will use his ... Read More »

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SPCA hosting radiothon today

By Mo Cranker on September 23rd, 2016

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Medicine Hat’s SPCA will be holding its second annual Radiothon today in partnership with CJCY. The event will run from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., with CJCY announcers broadcasting from the SPCA, talking throughout the day about the organization, programs offered and telling stories about specific animals taken in. SPCA executive director Katie ... Read More »

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Fall starts with rain but sun to come

By Medicine Hat News on September 23rd, 2016

Medicine Hat News There was a wet introduction to autumn in southern Alberta Thursday morning. The fall equinox arrived at precisely 8:21 a.m., and as the leaves continued to fall from trees, so did a steady stream of raindrops that lasted well into the evening. But don’t despair: There are sunny days ahead. The Weather ... Read More »

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Ashby’s profane urging not speeding court along

By Peggy Revell on September 23rd, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell What was supposed to be a sentencing turned into another delay for a man facing numerous serious charges. “(Expletive) get it over with,” said Christopher Lee Ashby, 33, appearing before the court Thursday. “You guys are (expletive) around with my head and that’s not cool.” Ashby was charged in March after forcing his ... Read More »

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Sauer proud to see name honoured

By Charles Lefebvre on September 22nd, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Throughout his life, Ken Sauer has received many honours and recognition for his decades of work in the city. A Member of the Order of Canada since 2008. Induction into the Alberta Order of Excellence in 2009. An honorary degree from Medicine Hat College. Now, the former city alderman, educator and school superintendent ... Read More »

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Time to ask residents about speed: mayor

By Collin Gallant on September 22nd, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant City councillors say changing the speed limit on Parkview Drive could be as easy as changing a sign, but may actually require reopening an out-of court settlement with nearby residents. The often thorny issue of how and why the city has set speed limits on some roads flared at council this week, with ... Read More »

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Low returns just a blip before new investment strategy

By Collin Gallant on September 22nd, 2016

Medicine Hat News The rate of return on city investments dropped below typical levels in early 2016, which administrators say is the result of arranging its holdings ahead of a new investment strategy. City analysts use the TMX Universe Bond Index as a benchmark for their own deposits, which are limited by law to only ... Read More »

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Sharland solution waits on zoning

By Gillian Slade on September 22nd, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The historic Sharland property on Dominion Street could be restored and included in a townhouse development if rezoning takes place. If rezoning is granted, Canadian Urban Building Evolution (CUBE) will purchase five lots, including the Sharland house, which will be fully restored. It will become the central theme for 15 townhouses that ... Read More »

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Elizabeth Street historic designation made official

By Mo Cranker on September 22nd, 2016

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Elizabeth Street School was awarded a plaque Wednesday afternoon by the City of Medicine Hat recognizing the building’s history, as part of the city’s decision to preserve the school’s legacy. A group of more than 30, featuring former students and teachers, as well as members of the Gas City Kiwanis Club, gathered for ... Read More »

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