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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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One man arrested after gas station robbery Monday

By Peggy Revell on November 9th, 2016

Medicine Hat News One man was taken into custody following a Monday night robbery at a local gas station. Police responded to the Shell Circle K, located at 3001 Dunmore Rd, following a robbery on Monday at 11:15 p.m. According to police, a man had entered the store brandishing what appeared to be a weapon ... Read More »

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Long-range testing made permanent at CCUVS

By Collin Gallant on November 9th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Six years after the skies over Foremost were pegged as a perfect venue to host drone and unmanned aircraft development, Ottawa has permanently designated the range for long-range testing. Transport Minister Marc Garneau made the announcement late last week. Now officials with the Canadian Centre for Unmanned Vehicle Systems are preparing to book ... Read More »

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Never Forget: Veterans care home would be welcomed

By Gillian Slade on November 9th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The Royal Hospital Chelsea is the sort of residence for veterans that many in Canada would welcome. The quiet oasis for veteran soldiers in London, England, is more than 300 years old, steeped in history and cloaked in splendour. About 300 men and women call it home whether they are capable of ... Read More »

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Judge denies bail for young woman, citing a fear she will reoffend

By Peggy Revell on November 9th, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Bail was denied Tuesday for a Medicine Hat woman arrested over a string of vehicle thefts which ultimately ended in a police chase and collision in Brooks. Judge D. Brand said he doesn’t think there are bail conditions that would make it likely Jordan Mercedes Enns, 22, would stay out of trouble — ... Read More »

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Autopsy: Weekend homicide victim died from ‘sharp force injury’

By Peggy Revell on November 8th, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell An autopsy performed in Calgary by a medical examiner says “sharp force injury” is the cause of death for the victim of a weekend homicide in Medicine Hat. Medicine Hat Police Service released a brief statement Tuesday on the autopsy results for 24-year-old Dustin Edward Hewer. Toxicology results aren’t expected for several months. ... Read More »

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Arrest made in Dunmore Road gas station robbery

By Medicine Hat News on November 8th, 2016

A man is in custody after a robbery at the Shell Circle K on Dunmore Road late on the evening of Nov. 7. At about 11:15 p.m. a lone male entered the store brandishing what appeared to be a weapon and left the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police were called ... Read More »

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Pair faces second-degree murder

By Peggy Revell on November 8th, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Second-degree murder charges were laid against two Medicine Hat men following a weekend homicide. Jacob Peter Porfoun and Aaron Raj Anand-Ford, both 21, were charged following the death of 24-year-old Dustin Edward Hewer early Saturday morning in Crescent Heights. “It wasn’t a random attack, it wasn’t strangers, these three people did know each ... Read More »

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City commending firefighters for taking on a 2017 wage freeze

By Collin Gallant on November 8th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The City of Medicine Hat and its firefighters have agreed to a wage freeze in 2017. It is an almost unprecedented feat in public sector bargaining, but one budgeters said was needed to grapple with a looming shortfall. Council members, who unanimously ratified the agreement at Monday’s meeting, called it “courageous” on the ... Read More »

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Long-vacant Strachan lot could have a buyer

By Collin Gallant on November 8th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The City of Medicine Hat may have found a buyer for a large commercial lot on the south end of the city. Last year, a tentative sale of nearly 17 acres at 2501 Strachan Dr. — a large parcel nestled beside a built-out major commercial zone — was cancelled by the developer. On ... Read More »

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