April 20th, 2018

Local News

Events calendar April 16-22

By Medicine Hat News on April 16th, 2018

April 16 — Play Mahjong, MH Public Library, 1:30-3:30 p.m. April 16 — Games in the Afternoon, MH Public Library, 2:30-4:30 p.m. April 16 — National Canadian Film Day ” The Whale,” Mh Public Library, 6:30 p.m. April 16 — Origami, MH Public Library, 7-9 p.m. April 16 — Writers’ Circle, MH Public Library, 7-9 ... Read More »

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Hearing loss cancels Huey in the Hat

By Mo Cranker on April 14th, 2018

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Local fans of Huey Lewis and the News were given some unfortunate news Friday as the band has cancelled all upcoming shows, including this year’s at the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede, due to a sudden loss of hearing for the longtime frontman. “This is something I heard about when I got into ... Read More »

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End draws near for second-degree murder case

By Peggy Revell on April 14th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A plea and resolution is on the horizon for one of two men charged with second-degree murder following a homicide on New Year’s Eve in 2016. At the Court of Queen’s Bench in Medicine Hat on Friday, counsel for Luke Boxell stated that arraignment has been set for April 24 at 10 a.m., ... Read More »

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SPCA hopes to lighten its kitty load

By Mo Cranker on April 14th, 2018

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker The Medicine Hat SPCA has reached its max cat capacity. The shelter has 80 cats under its roof, with others in foster care, and is nearing the point where it will no longer be able to accept felines. The SPCA is hoping a two-day event this weekend can help lighten its feline load. ... Read More »

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Motz takes aim at gun bill

By Medicine Hat News on April 14th, 2018

JEREMY APPEL Southern Alberta Newspapers Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner MP Glen Motz didn’t hold back from making his views clear at the outset of his April 12 town hall regarding the Liberals’ new firearm safety legislation. “Sorry, this is going to be a very partisan presentation tonight,” he said to applause from the audience gathered at the ... Read More »

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Alberta Seniors likely won’t provide elder abuse funding

By Gillian Slade on April 14th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Funding is probably not available from Alberta Seniors for a local program to continue to investigate cases of elder abuse and provide assistance. “Seniors and Housing programs raise awareness about elder abuse and how to prevent it,” said a spokesperson for the minister for seniors and housing, in response to a question ... Read More »

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Defence wants more detail regarding charges against company over workplace death

By Peggy Revell on April 14th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Defence lawyers for a company charged following an ammonia leak at CF Industries in 2015 that left one worker dead and another injured were in court Friday asking that the Crown provide specifics when it comes to the case against their client. “What did Aluma do to create an unhealthy and unsafe workplace? ... Read More »

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City police, RCMP no strangers to working together

By Medicine Hat News on April 14th, 2018

JEREMY APPEL Southern Alberta Newspapers Collaboration between Medicine Hat city police and RCMP on matters of mutual jurisdiction are common, says a local law enforcement officer. Medicine Hat Police Service and the Redcliff RCMP worked together to execute a search warrant at a Redcliff property on April 6, which resulted in the recovery of an ... Read More »

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Sakamoto’s book headed to TV

By Mo Cranker on April 13th, 2018

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker The past 30 days have been a whirlwind for Medicine Hat native Mark Sakamoto — in the absolute best way possible. After being named a finalist and then winning CBC’s Canada Reads competition as the author of the book “Forgiveness,” Sakamoto learned this week more was coming. “What a ride this has been,” ... Read More »

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SURVEY SAYS…51% of Hatters approve of legal weed

By Gillian Slade on April 13th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The community is fairly split on how it would like to see the legalization of cannabis handled in Medicine Hat, requiring a fine balance for council to tread. “We have to look at both sides and see what the issues are,” said Coun. Brian Varga, chair of the municipal planning commission, which ... Read More »

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