February 18th, 2019

Local News

APARC hoping to bring trap neuter release program to Medicine Hat

By MO CRANKER on February 18th, 2019

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@Twitter: MHNmocranker APARC Medicine Hat is looking to take a proactive approach to the ongoing problem of cat overpopulation. The group held a meeting Wednesday around the idea of starting a trap neuter release program in Medicine Hat. “We say TNR for short, but it’s a program we want to get started in our city ... Read More »

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Hatter learns lots on trip to New York

By MO CRANKER on February 18th, 2019

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@Twitter: MHNmocranker Austin Willms spent his winter break from school a little bit differently than his classmates. The Grade 6 Ken Sauer School student went to New York for a little more than a week after winning a dance scholarship and says he had a great time. “It was amazing,” said Willms. “There was a ... Read More »

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Archers make their mark at provincials

By MO CRANKER on February 18th, 2019

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@Twitter: MHNmocranker Archers from all over western Canada took over the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Grounds this weekend to take part in the Alberta Archery 3D Indoor Provincials. “This is held every year by our local club,” said one of the organizers Lynne Brown. “We have over 150 archers here who are competing in ... Read More »

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Motz blasts PM and his office for handling of SNC-Lavalin ordeal

By Medicine Hat News on February 16th, 2019

Glen Motz, MP for Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner, raised concerns on Friday about the SNC-Lavalin situation and the extent of involvement by the Prime Minister and/or his office, according to a press release. “It’s crystal clear that Justin Trudeau is attempting to cover-up the SNC-Lavalin Affair,” he states in the release. “The recent emergency Justice Committee meeting ... Read More »

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Anand-Ford found guilty of manslaughter in 2016 stabbing

By JEREMY APPEL on February 16th, 2019

jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel A man accused in the stabbing death of 24-year-old Dustin Hewer has been found not guilty of second-degree murder. Instead the jury found him guilty of the lesser offence of manslaughter. Aaron Anand-Ford stabbed Hewer 13 times on Nov. 5, 2016, after the victim charged at his friend Jacob Porfoun with a baseball bat. ... Read More »

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Court no-show found guilty for threatening police officers

By JEREMY APPEL on February 16th, 2019

jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel A man accused of threatening a peace officer and two Medicine Hat Police Service constables didn’t show up to his trial Friday, but the proceedings went on without him and he was found guilty. Garth Belik was slated to represent himself in Medicine Hat Provincial Court. Since Belik was absent, the Crown went through ... Read More »

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Push for consumption site talk continues

By GILLIAN SLADE on February 16th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Organizers of Wednesday’s public meeting about supervised consumption are calling it a success. “I thought the meeting went well. It was great to be heard by the government officials in attendance,” said Marci Marshall, president of the Centre View Condo Association, homeowners located adjacent to the site at 502 S. Railway St., who arranged ... Read More »

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MH & District Health Foundation gala will support hospital’s ER

By Medicine Hat News on February 16th, 2019

Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation is holding its inaugural gala to support the emergency department expansion at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. The gala takes place April 6 from 7-11 p.m. at the Beveridge Landmark Events. Trevor Moore will provide a dose of magic and act as master of ceremonies. Entertainment will be provided by ... Read More »

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Three more solar farms coming

By COLLIN GALLANT on February 16th, 2019

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Three new solar farms will be built in southeastern Alberta next year to meet a power supply contract for provincial government needs that was awarded Friday to Canadian Solar, Inc. That firm is already moving ahead with construction of the $49-million Suffield Solar Farm this spring. Officials at an announcement in Calgary said projects ... Read More »

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Crews busting to keep up with snow

By GILLIAN SLADE on February 16th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Fluffy white snow almost all day Friday saw city crews having to repeatedly sand roads and hills in particular. “The hills are always an issue during events like this,” said operations engineer Craig Maunder. A few vehicles going up Division Avenue to the Third Street intersection Friday morning simply could not make it to ... Read More »

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