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Local seniors wait weeks for placement

By Gillian Slade on November 10th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Thirty-five seniors were in acute care hospital beds waiting for placement in the community last month, says Alberta Health Services. On average they waited 37 days. “We continue to see placement pressures in Medicine Hat,” said Sean Chilton, AHS chief zone officer for the south zone. In July 2015, Medicine Hat was ... Read More »

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Local elected officials have differing opinions on Trump presidency

By Gillian Slade on November 10th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. election could be good news for us or a sign of doom for the future, say local leaders. Trump suggested he would revisit the Obama administration’s decision on a pipeline that would take Alberta’s bitumen to the Gulf of Mexico. “The possibility of opening up the ... Read More »

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Hat weather smashes record from 1887

By Medicine Hat News on November 10th, 2016

Medicine Hat News A weather record that stood for 129 years was smashed in Medicine Hat Wednesday. The mercury hit 23.8 degrees, the hottest Nov. 9 in Medicine Hat by almost five degrees. The old record for that date was 18.9 degrees set in 1887. Not surprisingly, the nearly 24 degrees meant Medicine Hat was ... Read More »

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Already in jail for fraud, local woman faces new accusations

By Peggy Revell on November 10th, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A Medicine Hat woman already serving jail time for fraud charges has a new set of charges laid against her. Mary Ann Smith, 54, made a brief appearance before court by CCTV Wednesday, with her matters adjourned until Dec. 6. Smith faces one count of theft over $5,000, intent/avoiding arrest, forgery and uttering ... Read More »

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AHS grant money will give PRSD teachers improved mental health support for students

By Charles Lefebvre on November 10th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Local school divisions will soon be receiving funding from Alberta Health Services to help teachers provide mental health support. At Tuesday morning’s Prairie Rose School Division meeting, the board learned that divisions in southeast Alberta will be receiving a $60,000 mental health literacy grant through AHS’s Moving and Choosing program. Sonya Brown, AHS ... Read More »

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Several infractions land 24-year-old 225 days in jail

By Peggy Revell on November 10th, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Probation breaches, weapons charges and possession of stolen property landed a man a 225-day jail sentence Wednesday. Brendan Morlee Webb, 24, appeared at the Medicine Hat courthouse Wednesday, pleading guilty to numerous charges from May to June. In an agreed statement of facts, it was noted that Webb was on probation following a ... Read More »

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Never Forget: Vietnam ‘anything but conventional warfare’ for Canuck

By Gillian Slade on November 10th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Before the aircraft even touched ground in Vietnam it was being shot at. That sense of foreboding, on the flight into Danang East, Vietnam, was a taste of things to come for Leonard Pellerin. “I remember thinking if we can just get our feet on solid ground we will stand a chance,” ... Read More »

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City council approves lot swap for the Kinsmen Home Lotto

By Collin Gallant on November 9th, 2016

Medicine Hat News City council has approved a lot swap for the 2017 Kinsmen Home Lotto as well as a larger than usual subsidy for the club that says it is increasingly hard to make money on the annual fundraiser. The new lot, in Saamis Phase 7 where lot sales have been very slow, represents ... Read More »

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Water conservation plan defeated with tie vote

By Collin Gallant on November 9th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Medicine Hat’s energy conservation program for 2017 will have to be rewritten after the plan to pay for new water-saving measures was narrowly defeated Monday by city council vote. Mayor Ted Clugston voiced his opposition to a proposed water consumption charge and said he was surprised when it was eventually defeated in a ... Read More »

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PRSD’s Andjelic retiring next summer

By Charles Lefebvre on November 9th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Prairie Rose School Division will be looking for a new superintendent after Brian Andjelic announced his retirement on Tuesday. Andjelic, who has been teaching in southeast Alberta for 38 years, made the announcement at the end of Tuesday’s regular board meeting. His last day will be July 31, 2017. “I’d like to thank ... Read More »

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