December 13th, 2017

Local News

Man accused of second-degree murder on NYE will stand trial

By Peggy Revell on December 7th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A three-day preliminary inquiry for a man charged with second-degree murder following a New Year’s Eve homicide was cut short, as all agreed there was enough evidence to go to trial. No witnesses or evidence were called Wednesday at the Medicine Hat Courthouse for the hearing, with an arraignment date before the ... Read More »

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AHS hosting workshop Dec. 13 to help Type 2 diabetes sufferers

By Gillian Slade on December 7th, 2017

Medicine Hat News There are challenges to living with Type 2 diabetes and Alberta Health Services is holding a three-hour workshop Dec. 13 to help. The workshop, provided free of charge, is designed to help individuals take control of their diabetes and improve quality of life. It is led by AHS diabetes educators and will ... Read More »

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Court Briefs: Assault trial finally set for man accused of murder

By Peggy Revell on December 7th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A trial date has finally been set for assault charges against a man who has also been charged with second-degree murder. On Wednesday at the Medicine Hat Courthouse, Judge T.G. Hironaka allowed the trial for two assault charges against Aaron Raj Anand Ford to be set for Aug. 29, 2018 — despite objections ... Read More »

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Program ensures warmth when patients leave hospital

By Peggy Revell on December 7th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell As all Albertan knows, the weather can do a 180-degree turn in a very short time — and when it does, the Warm Hands Warm Hearts program at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital aims to ensure those leaving the hospital are properly equipped for the cold. “As you can imagine, people come into ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat police searching for missing male

By Medicine Hat News on December 6th, 2017

UPDATE: The MHPS has removed the original post about the missing male and report he has been found. —————————— Medicine Hat Police Service is searching for a missing male last seen on Dec. 3. According to police Justin Lowell Pfefferle (alias of Jessie J Matsini), 42, was last seen walking from South Ridge to the ... Read More »

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Man charged with murder in New Year’s Eve shooting to go to trial in January

By Medicine Hat News on December 6th, 2017

A three-day preliminary inquiry for a man charged with second-degree murder following a New Year’s Eve homicide was cut short, as all agreed there was enough evidence to go to trial. No witnesses or evidence were called Wednesday at the Medicine Hat Courthouse for the hearing, with an arraignment date before the Court of Queens ... Read More »

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County forms Committee as a Whole as compromise to councillor’s suggestion for ad-hoc policy group

By Tim Kalinowski on December 6th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Coun. Robin Kurpjuweit won a partial victory in his drive to form an ad-hoc policy committee, made up of three to five council members, to review, rewrite or repeal outdated county bylaws at Tuesday’s public meeting. Kurpjuweit asked that the item be added to the agenda and energetically defended the push to include ... Read More »

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Hilda wildfire victims getting taxes back

By Tim Kalinowski on December 6th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Cypress County council voted Tuesday to have county staff calculate for the purposes of refund all 2017 county taxes collected on properties and agricultural lands negatively impacted by the Hilda wildfire of Oct. 17. The motion passed unanimously by council read: “Council move to direct administration to calculate exact refunds of 2017 municipal ... Read More »

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Swift Current is in: Cities will bid together for World Hockey Challenge

By Collin Gallant on December 6th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Their teams are highway rivals on the ice but city councils in Medicine Hat and Swift Current are on the same page in a bid to bring international hockey to the region in 2019. The two bodies voted simultaneously on Monday night, albeit 200 kilometres apart, to give a total of $175,000 and ... Read More »

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City ready to sell Ranchlands parcel

By Collin Gallant on December 6th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The city is ready to sell more land in Ranchlands, and at a deep discount over its advertised rate, though officials say the reduction comes from a new appraisal that hadn’t yet been applied to the listing. Council heard Monday night that the land department and a private developer in the city ... Read More »

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