June 22nd, 2018

Local News

Terms of gas sale won’t be disclosed

By Collin Gallant on December 21st, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Few details are known one day after council approved final negotiations to sell nearly one-fifth the city’s natural gas portfolio. Nor are they likely to be well known outside footnotes of financial reports filed in three or six months from now. On Monday, council voted unanimously to give final negotiating authority to administrators ... Read More »

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Bail denied for long-time criminal over probation breach

By Peggy Revell on December 21st, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell After being freshly sentenced in Lethbridge, a man is back in custody —this time in Medicine Hat. Bail was denied Tuesday at the Medicine Hat Courthouse for Daniel Magnus, 35, over allegations of breaching his probation, bail conditions and obstructing a police officer. Magnus has a “very violent record,” said Crown prosecutor Jase ... Read More »

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Council OKs utility hike for 2017

By Collin Gallant on December 21st, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Utility rates will rise in 2017 following a council vote on Monday night — about $12.50 per month next year, then $16 in 2018. Rate changes, first proposed this month in operating plans for power, gas, water, sewer and landfill departments, were subject to a public hearing, during which no one appeared. Coun. ... Read More »

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Second-degree murder suspect’s matters adjourned to January 10

By Peggy Revell on December 21st, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A man charged with second-degree murder made a brief court appearance Tuesday, with matters adjourned until the New Year. Noah Bentley, 26, appeared by CCTV from the Medicine Hat Remand Centre with his counsel asking for the adjournment, as they still haven’t received disclosure from the Crown. Bentley’s next appearance is set for ... Read More »

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Charge laid in connection to theft of purse that contained Medicine Hat child’s ashes

By Medicine Hat News on December 20th, 2016

A Calgary woman has reportedly been charged in connection with the theft of a Medicine Hat woman’s purse that contained the ashes of her child. The purse was stolen while the family was in Calgary for a bereavement ceremony at the Alberta Children’s Hospital earlier this month. According to Global Calgary, Carolin Kelly was charged ... Read More »

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Energy makeover includes selling gas assets

By Collin Gallant on December 20th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant It’s still the Gas City, council members insist, but the City of Medicine Hat’s energy portfolio needs to be remade. That was the consensus Monday at council which greenlighted a major oil exploration program already seeing some success, and voted to sell 20 per cent of its shallow natural gas assets. “It’s not ... Read More »

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Burst sprinkler floods businesses

By Gillian Slade on December 20th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Flooded premises greeted business owners, employees and a local MLA Monday morning. It started in the old Towne Theatre on Fourth Street and spread to adjacent units, said maintenance manager Adrian Raaymakers, who received a call from the Medicine Hat Fire Department in the early hours of Monday morning. A roof-top unit ... Read More »

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CCDA budget tabled until the New Year

By Collin Gallant on December 20th, 2016

Medicine Hat News In a surprise move, city council has tabled the budget of the City Centre Development Agency until late January, at which time it hopes to get some clarity about the Monarch Theatre budget. Approval is required to both set a tax rate for downtown businesses to pay — resulting in about $121,000 ... Read More »

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Deadfall tree removal this week on River Road

By Peggy Revell on December 20th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Contractors will be performing deadfall tree removal from the river bank on River Road Wednesday and Thursday. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Traffic will be reduced to one lane while work is being performed, and the Devonian Trail — between River Road and the South ... Read More »

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Trio sought after condo storage containers broken into

By Peggy Revell on December 20th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Three unidentified people are suspected of committing an extensive string of break and enters to private storage lockers at local condominiums. Police report that on the evening of Dec. 18 and morning of Dec. 19, three multi-dwelling condominium complexes in the Terrace area of North East Crescent Heights experienced several break-ins to ... Read More »

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