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Monday in Medicine Hat, Feb. 12

By James Tubb on February 11, 2024.

Deborah Belyea, seen wearing an oxygen tube, arrives at the Court of King's Bench in Medicine Hat for her verdict hearing on Jan. 29. The province's top court found Belyea guilty in the second-degree murder of her husband and former Cypress County councillor Alfred Belyea, and found her guilty in committing indecent acts to his deceased body.--NEWS PHOTO BRENDAN MILLER

Medicine Hat News

Sentencing in Belyea homicide trial today

A Suffield woman convicted of killing her husband will be sentenced on Monday morning in Medicine Hat.

Deborah Belyea was found guilty last month of second-degree homicide and indignity to a dead human body in the 2021 killing of her husband, Alf.

The second-degree homicide charge carries an automatic sentence of life in prison, but today’s hearing will determine when Belyea, 70, would become eligible to apply for parole.

Read previous coverage of the case here.


NDP leadership contender Sarah Hoffman is expected to be in the Medicine Hat region on Monday, one day after announcing her bid to lead Alberta opposition in Edmonton.

Former justice minster Kathleen Ganley and current energy critic Rakhi Pancholi are also in the race.

Tigers split weekend with three-goal comeback Saturday

The Medicine Hat Tigers ended their weekend on a high note and in dramatic fashion. After a 6-2 loss Friday on the radio to the Calgary Hitmen, Medicine Hat bounced back with a three-goal third period en route to a 5-4 OT win Saturday over the Red Deer Rebels.

The win keeps the Tigers (31-17-3-1)  in first place of the Central division, leading the second place Rebels by four points. They are on the road Friday to face the Regina Pats before hosting the Prince Albert Raiders on Friday and Saskatoon Blades, who have clinched a playoff spot, on Saturday.


Cooler temperatures are forecast for the week ahead by Environment Canada.

Snow was expected overnight into Monday and daytime highs in the minus-6C to minus-12C are expected through Thursday.

The full forecast here.


The union representing Mounties in Alberta is calling for more officers to be hired in the province to keep up with population growth.

Previous coverage can be found here.

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