October 20th, 2019

Local News

Voters can still be register at their polling stations

By Medicine Hat News on October 19th, 2019

Even if you are not yet a registered voter you can still vote Monday in the federal election. Those who are eligible to vote can register at their polling station on Monday. You can find your polling station by going to the Elections Canada website and entering your postal code, or call 1-800-463-6868. Unregistered voters ... Read More »

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City Notebook: Medicine Hat is bracing itself for a big week ahead

By COLLIN GALLANT on October 19th, 2019

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant There are a few white-knuckle moments in the week ahead, and specifically for city accountants. The provincial budget and the federal election will potentially have big implications for the city’s capital construction program. The 2019-2022 local plan – passed just 10 months ago – calls for grants from “other levels of government” to do ... Read More »

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With talk of a minority government, local candidates make final push

By COLLIN GALLANT on October 19th, 2019

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Dinner table discussions about Monday’s federal election could lead to gut-check moments for both voters and candidates next week. With polls tightening, pundits are discussing potential minority government scenarios, as well as the potential for strategic voting. In staunchly Conservative southeast Alberta, that likely means a minority of progressive voters deciding, but Conservative voters ... Read More »

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Chamber of Commerce hands out annual Business Awards

By Medicine Hat News on October 19th, 2019

The Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce held its annual Business Awards ceremony Friday evening at the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede. There were a total of 97 nominations in 14 categories – roughly 500 people took in the ceremony. The Award of Excellence is the big prize every year, with the Medicine Hat Brewing Company ... Read More »

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Service dogs more than meets the eye

By GILLIAN SLADE on October 19th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade People at city hall for a service dog awareness session Friday were told that for an animal to have the associated privileges it must have government-issued identification. Miranda Turenne, trainer and assessment co-ordinator for PADS, told an audience of about 100 people that service dogs are highly trained to mitigate a variety of disabilities ... Read More »

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Local lawyer, chamber president named to MHC board

By Medicine Hat News on October 19th, 2019

The chamber of commerce president and a local lawyer have been named to the board of governors of Medicine Hat College by the provincial government. Sarah MacKenzie and Luke Day were named in this week’s order’s in council list, published Thursday. They will serve until their terms expire in October 2022. Current board chair Graham ... Read More »

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Accused repeatedly confessed to murder

By JEREMY APPEL on October 19th, 2019

jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel Noah Bentley repeatedly confessed to slaying 53-year-old Brenda Woloski in the 24 hours following his arrest, court heard Friday. “I’m guilty, I killed a woman. I don’t deserve to be on the streets,” he told police upon his arrest. Counsel isn’t disputing that Bentley choked, stabbed and beat Woloski to death, but will argue ... Read More »

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Alberta government increases practice scope of LPNS

By GILLIAN SLADE on October 18th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade The government has announced that Alberta’s licensed practical nurses will have a broader scope of practise starting in February next year. The more than 16,000 LPNs in Alberta will be able administer blood or blood products, dispense certain drugs based on the prescriber’s instructions, provide ultrasound for bedside nursing assessments, administer intravenous nutrition and ... Read More »

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Project Connect puts locals in touch with community services

By MO CRANKER on October 18th, 2019

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@MHNmocranker Medicine Hat’s annual Project Connect is set to run Wednesday and will allow members of the community to get in touch with a number of helpful organizations. Project Connect is advertised as a free, one-day event for those in need, set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church downtown. “We ... Read More »

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Harts Connect hosting fundraiser event to support winter comfort program

By Medicine Hat News on October 18th, 2019

Harts Connect is holding a fundraiser on Oct. 26 with a garage sale, a barbecue and a bake sale between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. The event takes place at the River Valley Community Church at the Queen Street location. Prior to the event they will be accepting donations for ... Read More »

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