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Esplanade museum curator falls victim to budget cuts

By Gillian Slade on March 31st, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The man who spearheaded the First World War exhibit at the Esplanade in 2014/15, followed by a motorcycle exhibit that attracted thousands, has been retrenched from the city. When museum curator Bruce Shepard at the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre arrived at his office on March, 8 he was asked to go ... Read More »

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City tax auction scheduled for today

By Collin Gallant on March 31st, 2017

Medicine Hat News City finance officials expect at least one property to come forward at its annual tax auction scheduled for Friday morning at city hall. It would mark the third straight year a single account has proceeded to auction in a bid to tax collect tax bills that are at least four years old. ... Read More »

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City-wide sweeping underway

By Collin Gallant on March 31st, 2017

Medicine Hat News ‘Tis the season for street sweeping, and this year the city hopes to keep residents up to date on its website. Cleaning typically begins in mid-April along main routes, hills, bridges and school zones before moving on to side streets. A release from the municipal works department Thursday states crews are prepared ... Read More »

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Duel It back to raise money for kids with cancer

By Mo Cranker on March 31st, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker It’s going to be a busy summer for Corrie and David Dale. Not only will they hold their third annual Duel It event on April 22, but the couple will also make its way across Canada, with David biking as part of the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride, and Corrie volunteering by driving ... Read More »

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Murder accused’s assessment complete but details not yet released

By Peggy Revell on March 31st, 2017

Medicine Hat News An assessment for whether a local man facing second-degree murder charges is criminally responsible for his actions is complete — but defence counsel asked for an adjournment Thursday to have time to go over the report before proceeding. Noah Harrison Bentley, 26, appeared in person before the Medicine Hat provincial court Thursday, ... Read More »

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Drug trafficking leads to three-and-a-half-year jail sentence

By Peggy Revell on March 31st, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A three-and-a-half-year jail sentence was handed down Thursday to a man who entered guilty pleas to drug trafficking charges. Justin Dean Crawford appeared by CCTV from the Medicine Hat Remand Centre Thursday for his sentencing, a joint submission between Crown and defence. The first trafficking charge stems back to August 2016, when undercover ... Read More »

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Man who stole war medals pleads guilty to charges

By Peggy Revell on March 31st, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A guilty plea over possessing stolen property was entered Thursday concerning First World War medals that police sought the owners of earlier this year. Mensha Franks appeared by CCTV from the Medicine Hat Remand Centre, entering a guilty plea for being in possession of the stolen medals, as well as other charges. Franks ... Read More »

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SD76 chooses Elm Street teacher as Edwin Parr nominee

By Tim Kalinowski on March 31st, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Elm Street School Grade 4 teacher Dana Hausauer is the Medicine Hat School District No. 76’s Edwin Parr teaching award nominee for 2017. What stands out about Hausauer is her fantastic poise and kindness, says her principal Katrina Corbett. “She has such tremendous poise for a first-year teacher when unexpected things come up ... Read More »

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PRSD nominee brings real-life experiences to new teaching career

By Tim Kalinowski on March 31st, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Schuler School teacher Alisha Sims is the Prairie Rose School Division’s Edwin Parr teaching award nominee for 2017. According to her principal Jason Duchscherer, Sims is a creative-minded teacher who always brings something extra to the classroom. “She has brought a lot of new and creative ideas to this small, rural school,” confirms ... Read More »

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MHCBE’s award nominee fills class with passion and energy

By Tim Kalinowski on March 31st, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal École St. Thomas d’Aquin Grade 4 teacher Elizabeth Zalucki is the Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education’s Edwin Parr teaching award nominee for 2017. What Zalucki brings to the classroom, says principal Terry Kennedy, is unbounded energy and enthusiasm. “Her students adore her,” says Kennedy, “and would really do anything for her. So ... Read More »

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