July 15th, 2018

Local News

Most popular local stories July 7-13

By Medicine Hat News on July 14th, 2017

Readers wanted a look at a man sought by the Medicine Hat Police Service last weekend. A story about a man who got into some mischief at Medicine Hat College was the most popular on our website this week. Further details on the closure of Medicine Hat’s Sears and an agriculture story about those “tents” ... Read More »

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Fire rules still lack despite years-old calls to fix

By Gillian Slade on July 14th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The fire this week in a Lethbridge seniors’ facility is a reminder that sprinklers are still not mandatory in all seniors’ facilities even though elected officials were demanding this two-and-a-half-years ago. “We need mandatory sprinklers, as well as strobe light alarms in all facilities, not just those four floors or higher,” said ... Read More »

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Boat launch in Riverside?

By Gillian Slade on July 14th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Ideas for future neighbourhood development in Riverside include a roundabout, enhanced sidewalks and a boat launch, it was revealed at an open house on Thursday. A traffic roundabout at the intersection where St. Patrick’s Church is located would improve traffic flow, said Robert Sissons, city superintendent of planning and policy. Sheila Bayley ... Read More »

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Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission hosting public forum in Brooks on July 21

By Tim Kalinowski on July 14th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission will be holding a public hearing in Brooks on July 21 to elicit more feedback on its controversial proposed changes in southeast Alberta. According to the Alberta Elections website the presenters list is now closed, but commissioners will likely get an earful from those in attendance anyway. ... Read More »

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Queen hopefuls use speeches to share something that matters most

By Mo Cranker on July 14th, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker It was another big night for all eight contestants of this year’s Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Royalty Contest, with Queen hopefuls setting out Thursday to deliver the best speech. The News caught up with contestants prior to their speeches to see what they were planning to discuss: Temara Ebelher — “My speech ... Read More »

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TransCanada holds spill training on South Saskatchewan

By Tim Kalinowski on July 14th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Boat crews and a ground support unit from TransCanada Pipelines on Thursday held oil spill containment exercises near Echo Dale Regional Park. Crews deployed booms, skimmers and practised every step of the containment methods they would use if a real-life oil spill were to occur in the South Saskatchewan River. “TransCanada conducts over ... Read More »

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Delays continue for accused in November homicide

By Peggy Revell on July 14th, 2017

Medicine Hat New Court delays continue for a Medicine Hat man charged in November with second-degree murder, with defence counsel yet to receive the autopsy report for the case. Noah Harrison Bentley appeared Thursday by closed-circuit TV from the Medicine Hat Remand Centre, in what was originally meant to be an appearance to set a ... Read More »

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Sentencing delayed for aboriginal man over part in housebreak, assault

By Peggy Revell on July 14th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A judge told defence counsel to go back to the drawing board for the sentencing of a young man who pled guilty over his part in a housebreak and assault. Riley Bellhumer was supposed to be sentenced Thursday at the Medicine Hat Courthouse for his involvement in an Aug. 9, 2015 incident where ... Read More »

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Survivor will don golden helmet in his Ride to Conquer Cancer

By Tim Kalinowski on July 14th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Fabian Huber will be wearing a golden helmet as he takes part in this year’s Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, a 200 km circuit race between Okotoks and Calgary. “If you ride in this event for five consecutive years, you get what is called a Golden Helmet,” explains Huber. “Basically, that’s a cycling ... Read More »

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Nominees in for 2017 Chamber of Commerce business awards

By Medicine Hat News on July 14th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Nominees for the 2017 Medicine Hat and District Chamber of Commerce business awards have been announced. Held in conjunction with National Small Business Week, which runs annually during the third week in October, the annual business awards provide an opportunity for Medicine Hat and southeast Alberta to recognize outstanding business achievements. Nominations ... Read More »

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