January 21st, 2017

Local News

Hundreds of free courses offered through Shortgrass Library System

By Peggy Revell on January 18th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Hundreds of online educational courses are now available free of charge for anyone in southeastern Alberta with a library card. “Given the Alberta economy right now, there are a lot of people who may be are looking for new jobs … the Shortgrass Board just felt that this resource was such a perfect ... Read More »

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MP Motz moves his office to 13th Avenue

By Tim Kalinowski on January 18th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Member of Parliament for Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner Glen Motz announced on Tuesday he will be changing office locations to Suite 306, 2810 13th Ave. in Medicine Hat this week. Motz also said he would not be opening any further satellite offices in the riding. He would instead be doing scheduled, roaming, meeting days ... Read More »

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County’s medical marijuana facility has red tape remaining

By Tim Kalinowski on January 18th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Maple Buddz Inc. vice president Robert Dobrohoczki says there is still a long ways to go before his company’s medical marijuana operation can begin production in Dunmore. “It’s not a done deal at all. We are through the first step and we’ve got our application in, but it’s definitely not a done deal,” ... Read More »

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Deadline Thursday to register for provincial electoral boundary hearing

By Collin Gallant on January 18th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Thursday is the deadline to register to attend a public review hearing in Medicine Hat regarding Alberta electoral boundary changes. All provincial ridings are being scrutinized to account for population growth of 20 per cent in the province since 2009. The local hearing will be held on Jan. 26 at the Medicine ... Read More »

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Alzheimer’s on the decline thanks to awareness, activity

By Gillian Slade on January 18th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The Alzheimer’s Mystery is the topic for a free public lecture on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. in room S159 at Medicine Hat College. Jay Ingram, science writer and broadcaster, will speak about the history of the disease, current research, the disease itself and the impact on the health-care system. There are ... Read More »

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Brief court appearance for man charged in Woloski murder

By Peggy Revell on January 17th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A man charged facing second-degree murder charges made a brief court appearance Tuesday, with his matters adjourned until Jan. 24. Noah Harrison Bentley appeared by CCTV from the Medicine Hat Remand Centre, with his defence counsel asking for the adjournment as they have just received disclosure and so needs to review this before ... Read More »

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Known city car thief given 180-day sentence

By Peggy Revell on January 17th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Perhaps the city’s most prolific car thief received a 180-day jail sentence Tuesday. Ryan Lee Bowden entered guilty pleas for theft under $5,000 and possessing stolen property over $5,000 over two separate vehicles. Another guilty plea was entered over possessing stolen property under $5,000 for gas. While sentenced to 180 days total, time ... Read More »

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Fee hikes largest for public services

By Collin Gallant on January 17th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The cost of swimming lessons and booking space at the Esplanade, pools and arenas will rise the most as the city attempts to recover more operating costs through higher user fees. That is according to initial analysis of how much tax money is spent on city recreation and cultural programming compared to revenue. ... Read More »

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No new trial for Wendy Scott

By Peggy Revell on January 17th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell The retrial of a woman charged with first-degree murder over a 2011 homicide will not go ahead as scheduled, due to a stay of proceedings granted Jan. 13 by a Court of Queen’s Bench justice in Medicine Hat. “The Crown assessed and reassessed this case on a constant basis,” said Katherine Thompson, public ... Read More »

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Carbon tax not on all bills yet

By Collin Gallant on January 17th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Many Medicine Hatters began seeing the new carbon levy factored into utility bills that arrived in January, but not all, and none for an entire month’s natural gas use. That is the result of how the city’s utility billing cycles are structured, say city officials, who further stated that the levy will only ... Read More »

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