October 19th, 2018

Local News

Wildfire effects still felt a year later in Hilda, Burstall and area

By Justin Seward on October 19th, 2018

Alberta Newspaper Group Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 will forever be an unforgettable day for many farmers, ranchers and citizens of the Hilda and Burstall communities after the devastating events of the 85,000-acre fire caused by a fire pit igniting and propelled by 80 km/h wind gusts. Cattle, crops, fencing and residences were all lost in ... Read More »

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Closing arguments made in sex assault trial of former Bow Island RCMP officer

By Jeremy Appel on October 19th, 2018

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel The Crown and defence presented closing arguments Thursday in the trial of Elliott Teed, a former Bow Island RCMP officer accused of sexual assault during a 2015 traffic stop on Highway 3. The Court of Queen’s Bench trial heard testimony from six witnesses — the complainant; her boyfriend; Jarom Leafloor, the officer in ... Read More »

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Bail hearing set for man accused of first-degree murder, extortion

By Jeremy Appel on October 19th, 2018

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel A man accused of murder and extortion made a brief court appearance Thursday. Robert Hoefman, 46, appeared in Medicine Hat Provincial Court via closed-circuit TV from the local remand centre. His bail hearing is scheduled for Nov. 30 at the Court of Queen’s Bench. Defence lawyer Greg White said he received a large ... Read More »

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Aurora says production still on schedule

By Collin Gallant on October 19th, 2018

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The plan to build the world’s largest cannabis greenhouse in Medicine Hat is proceeding according to plan, says the chief corporate officer of Aurora Cannabis, citing an ambitious timetable of about 16 months from public announcement to first planting. The entire facility — equal in footprint to 21 football fields, capable of growing ... Read More »

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Artists Lodge unveiled by Historic Clay District

By Mo Cranker on October 19th, 2018

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Medicine Hat’s Historic Clay District was able to unveil its newly-finished Artist Lodge Thursday — a project that took years of work. The lodge is at the old I-XL in an old office building donated to Medalta by I-XL and it will offer a place to live for artists from all around the ... Read More »

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CleanFarms holding various pesticide round-ups

By Collin Gallant on October 19th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Ag producers will be able to dispose of leftover pesticide and outdated livestock medication at no charge next week during a round-up held throughout southern Alberta. Every three years, non-profit group CleanFarms, accepts particular types of waste to keep them out of the environment or going into a landfill. The 2016 round-up ... Read More »

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Tokers rejoice with legal buys

By Jeremy Appel on October 18th, 2018

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel Rob Griffiths woke up bright and early Wednesday, driving more than an hour from Foremost to become the first person to buy legal cannabis at Waldo’s 420 in Medicine Hat. “I’d probably drop in to one of the stores sooner or later, so I may as well come and check it out,” he ... Read More »

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Accused former RCMP officer takes stand in sexual assault trial

By Jeremy Appel on October 18th, 2018

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel A former Bow Island RCMP officer accused of sexual assault took the stand Wednesday at his trial. Elliott Teed testified the entire day at Medicine Hat Court of Queen’s Bench, where he stands accused of one count of sexual assault and two counts of breach of trust stemming from a Feb. 12, 2015, ... Read More »

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Off-site levy charges, subsidies up for talk

By Collin Gallant on October 18th, 2018

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The rates charged to developers for servicing their projects could be nudged slightly higher overall next year, a city committee heard Wednesday, but a debate on how much taxpayers will cover is still to come. Off-site levies are charged on new developments to help the city recover costs of running new roads, water ... Read More »

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‘Falling Through the Cracks’ tells one man’s story of dying within the health-care system

By Gillian Slade on October 18th, 2018

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade “Falling Through the Cracks” is a film about the personal story of someone who reaped the consequences of his medical information not being appropriately shared. The film will be shown at Medicine Hat College on Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. and it is open to the public. The film will be followed ... Read More »

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