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Wait times way longer, says resident

By Gillian Slade on March 2nd, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The wait time for a CT scan in Medicine Hat bears no resemblance to Alberta Health Service’s published wait times online, a local resident says. Online data shows 90 per cent of people who had a CT scan, a combination of those considered urgent, semi-urgent and non-urgent, waited 13 weeks in Medicine ... Read More »

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Education foundation says it needs new direction

By Tim Kalinowski on March 2nd, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal The Medicine Hat Public Schools’ Education Foundation has lost direction, and needs to reinvent itself, says Rick Massini, chair of the foundation board. “We need to find something that gives us a burning desire to exist. Following that, we need to find a new group of community people who are willing to become ... Read More »

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Accused in New Year’s Eve homicide appears briefly in court

By Peggy Revell on March 2nd, 2017

UPDATE: MHPS has confirmed Leonard Robert Terence Beaulieu, the second man arrested for second-degree murder in Jordan Pede homicide, will appear in court this afternoon. ————— prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A young man charged with second-degree murder for a New Year’s Eve homicide made a brief court appearance Wednesday. Luke Michael Boxell, 21, appeared by CCTV from ... Read More »

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Criminal responsibility assessment extension granted for 26-year-old accused of murder

By Peggy Revell on March 2nd, 2017

Medicine Hat News A 30-day extension has been granted for assessment on whether a local man facing second-degree murder charges is criminally responsible for his actions. Noah Harrison Bentley, 26, appeared before the Medicine Hat provincial court Wednesday by CCTV from the Calgary Remand Centre, with Judge Darwin Greaves granting an additional 30 days of ... Read More »

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Utility upgrades on the way

By Collin Gallant on March 2nd, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A long-planned major electrical upgrade at the city’s water treatment plant will likely begin this fall. First proposed in the water department’s 2015 budget, replacing the power system in the now 37-year-old facility, is one of several utility upgrades getting underway this spring. Construction on powerline upgrades in the city’s southwest should begin ... Read More »

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Upcoming workshop focuses on assisting those with type 2 diabetes

By Gillian Slade on March 2nd, 2017

Medicine Hat News An opportunity to learn about living with type 2 diabetes is being offered by Alberta Health Services. A three-hour workshop designed to help people take control of diabetes and improve quality of life is led by diabetes educators. Family members and other caregivers are also welcome to attend. There are about 288,000 ... Read More »

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Utility prices fall for February

By Collin Gallant on March 2nd, 2017

Medicine Hat News Local utility prices will fall slightly this month. The City of Medicine Hat’s utility department’s March price for natural gas of $2.42 per gigajoule is down from $2.48 in February. Similarly, the new per kilowatt hour price for electricity is 3.38-cents, falling from 3.87-cents last month. The local rate for bare commodity ... Read More »

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Mumps cases reach 19 in Alberta

By Gillian Slade on March 2nd, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The number of confirmed cases of mumps now stands at 19, with nine in Medicine Hat, four in Calgary and six in Edmonton. Letters to local schools advising them of the outbreak and alerting them to the early symptoms to watch for have been sent out by AHS, Dr. Vivien Suttorp, south ... Read More »

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Counsel reviewing results of mental evaluation for B.C. man accused in Canada Day carjacking

By Peggy Revell on March 2nd, 2017

Medicine Hat News Crown and defence will be reviewing the results of an evaluation for a B.C. man charged with numerous offences after an attempted carjacking on Canada Day before proceeding further legally. Counsel for Daniel Joseph Landry requested in November that he be evaluated for his mental capacity or lack there of at the ... Read More »

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Suffield elk hunt takes 1,250 animals, leaving two-year totals below initial hopes

By Tim Kalinowski on March 2nd, 2017

Medicine Hat News According to Alberta Environment and Parks, there were 1,250 animals killed at CFB Suffield in this year’s elk hunt, ending Jan. 28. This is about equal to last year’s total take, which killed a little more than 1,300, but about 700 animals below the target goal of 3,300 over two seasons of ... Read More »

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