July 16th, 2018

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Still unclear how CanWest will run air ambulance

By Gillian Slade on May 25th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Two months after an Alberta Health Services announcement that CanWest was the successful bidder for fixed-wing air ambulance service, including the base in Medicine Hat, it is unclear how it will meet requirements. An AHS announcement, dated March 21, states CanWest was awarded the RFP for Medicine Hat, Calgary, Edmonton, Slave Lake, ... Read More »

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Province praised for grant funding

By Collin Gallant on May 25th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant City councillors are lauding a provincial government decision to keep additional dollars for community support programs in the budget. Last year, the city and local groups scrambled to allocate a 10 per cent increase to Family and Community Support Service grants in the NDP’s first full-year budget. That was billed as a “one-time” ... Read More »

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City expected to extend fire agreement with county through rest of the year

By Collin Gallant on May 25th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The City of Medicine Hat will likely extend a firefighting agreement with Cypress County until the end of this year while that jurisdiction determines how best to provide fire coverage to its residents. This spring county council voted to explore creating a county department as an alternative to signing a new coverage ... Read More »

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Hours long stand-off in Lethbridge

By None on May 25th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald One man is in custody after a multi-hour standoff with police on Lethbridge’s west side Wednesday afternoon. Lethbridge police responded at 1 p.m. to an apartment complex in regards to a mental health situation. LPS deployed the Critical Incident Team, K9 units and the Explosives Disposal Unit. They shut down access points for ... Read More »

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Stolen vehicle, fraudulent sale: Who owns what?

By Peggy Revell on May 25th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A string of innocent victims and rightful ownership was at the centre of a hearing Wednesday over a stolen and fraudulently sold vehicle. “In all that chain, no one is saying anyone did anything wrong,” said Judge Gordon Krinke, making a ruling that the vehicle should be returned to its original owner. The ... Read More »

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Crews in full swing at old Walmart site

By Gillian Slade on May 25th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Between 50 and 100 construction workers are at work, on any given day as the development of Strachan Corner continues, with announcements about other businesses to be made this summer, the developer says. A couple additional buildings and businesses are expected to be included in the development of the 13-acre site on ... Read More »

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One operator a bad idea, says local fixed-wing pioneer

By Gillian Slade on May 25th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Choosing one air operator to handle air ambulance services for most of Alberta is a bad decision, says the man responsible for putting in the first dedicated fixed-wing service in southern Alberta. “Any catastrophic event, if they had an issue with Transport Canada, should that occur … they could end up shutting ... Read More »

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Kidney Foundation of Canada hosting education day at Higdon Hall Saturday

By Gillian Slade on May 25th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Kidney Foundation of Canada is hosting an education day Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Higdon Hall’s Cactus Room on the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede grounds. Local nephrologist Dr. Aijaz Ahmed will be speaking at 10 a.m. followed by presentations on nutrition, exercise and kidney health. There is ... Read More »

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Addiction behind string of incidents resulting in jail time for local man

By Peggy Revell on May 25th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A Medicine Hat man was sentenced Wednesday to a year in jail for weapons charges, breaches, stolen property and more. Trevor William Ellison entered guilty pleas at the Medicine Hat Courthouse to more than a dozen charges, which the court heard stem in much part from a struggle with addictions. The first of ... Read More »

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Public invited to celebrate Southview Community School’s 40th anniversary, honouring of its original principal

By Tim Kalinowski on May 25th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Southview Community School principal Todd Samuelson is inviting community members to attend his school’s 40th anniversary celebration on Friday. Founded in 1977, and guided ably by its first principal Larry Henderson, Southview Community School instituted a new model of community engagement in Medicine Hat. The “community school” concept was entirely new to the ... Read More »

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