August 20th, 2017

Local News

City Briefs: Power on the Hill restored in an hour after trees knock out lines

By Collin Gallant on August 16th, 2017

Medicine Hat News An hour-long power outage in the central part of the city on Monday evening is being blamed on high winds knocking trees onto power lines. Power went out for about 4,100 customers in the Southeast and Southwest Hill areas at about 6:45 p.m. as wind gusts arrived in the city. Gusts of ... Read More »

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Committee backs bid for 2018 World U-17 hockey tourney

By Collin Gallant on August 16th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A council committee has backed putting city dollars into a proposal to host an international hockey tournament as well as backstop the group’s budget. Council endorsed a local bid to host the World Under-17 hockey challenge in Medicine Hat in 2018 with a unanimous vote this summer. On Monday, the public services ... Read More »

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Court appearance for man arrested after allegedly robbing, pepper-spraying victim

By Peggy Revell on August 16th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A 26-year-old man arrested Sunday over a robbery in the parking lot at the hospital had a brief first court appearance Tuesday. Appearing by CCTV from the Medicine Hat Remand Centre, Jesse Leckner adjourned his matters to Aug. 22, as he looks to find legal counsel before seeking bail. Medicine Hat police ... Read More »

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Year in jail for man who set friend’s house on fire

By Peggy Revell on August 16th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A year-long sentence for arson was handed down Tuesday in Medicine Hat to a man who set his best friend’s house on fire. “Your crocodile tears and ‘sorries’ for your best friend don’t impress me at all,” Judge Darwin Greaves said to Trevor Lee Fedan, adding that while Fedan claims to be remorseful, ... Read More »

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Voters can now register for special ballot in order to participate in municipal election

By Gillian Slade on August 16th, 2017

Medicine Hat News You can now register to vote by special ballot in the upcoming municipal election, if you qualify to do so. Voting by special ballot is an option if you are unable to attend your voting station on election day, Oct. 16, and during advance voting from Oct. 7-14. To qualify for voting ... Read More »

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Court Briefs: 10 months for trafficking out of notorious drug house

By Peggy Revell on August 16th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A Medicine Hat man will serve 10 months in jail for drug trafficking that occurred in connection with the notorious drug house on Aberdeen Street shut down multiple times by police. Allen Glebe, 52, was arrested following a police investigation where they were tipped off he was trafficking prescription drugs out of the ... Read More »

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Court Briefs: Former Canadian Tire PartSource manager gets 3 months for fraudulent use of company credit card

By Peggy Revell on August 16th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A Medicine Hat man who used a company credit card to steal more than $6,300 while working as a manager at the PartSource store at the local Canadian Tire was given a three-month sentence Tuesday. The court granted Peter Vincent Smith the chance to serve this sentence intermittently, while he works to pay ... Read More »

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County property crime way up

By Tim Kalinowski on August 16th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Redcliff RCMP is reporting a worrying spike in property crimes in Cypress County to start the year. “There were 57 property crimes this first quarter (starting in April), which is up from 24 the previous quarter,” S-Sgt. Sean Maxwell reported to county councillors on Tuesday. Maxwell said his members were responding to ... Read More »

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County gives councillors a raise in contested vote

By Tim Kalinowski on August 16th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Cypress County council voted to raise member salaries at Tuesday’s public meeting, but the increase won’t take effect until after the next municipal election. According to information provided to council members, collected from jurisdictions across Alberta, Cypress County council salaries are among the lowest in the province. The current councillor rate of pay ... Read More »

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Man dies after being pulled from the river near Echo Dale

By Scott Schmidt on August 15th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A 40-year-old man died at hospital after being rescued Tuesday afternoon from the South Saskatchewan River near Echo Dale Park. A 911 call came in at approximately 3 p.m. regarding a male who was seen swimming in the river before going into distress and then under the water. A family member managed ... Read More »

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