July 20th, 2018

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Local man will take part in cross-country bike ride to fight cancer

By Mo Cranker on December 16th, 2016

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker To get from Vancouver to Halifax is more than 6,000 kilometres — not a trip most would want to make. One Hatter however, has decided to make the trek, but instead of taking the easy way with a car, he’s riding as part of a 36-person team biking across Canada to raise money ... Read More »

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Hatters line up for ‘Rogue One’

By Mo Cranker on December 16th, 2016

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Though the original “Star Wars” was released nearly 40 years ago, the franchise has beat the test of time, releasing an eighth movie to the series Thursday night. A few dozen people were lined up at the Cineplex an hour before the doors opened for the prime time 7 p.m. showing of “Rogue ... Read More »

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Brooks man has to be restrained during court appearance on assault charge

By Peggy Revell on December 16th, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A Brooks man facing an assault charge is a “ticking time bomb,” according to a Crown prosecutor, with a request granted by the court to have his mental health evaluated alongside whether he is criminally responsible for the charge he faces. Shane Alfred Merkl, 24, appeared before the court twice Thursday by CCTV ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat Cares bundles Christmas hampers for those who need a helping hand

By Mo Cranker on December 16th, 2016

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker A small group gathered Thursday evening at River Park Church to assemble hampers full of food and toys to give to those in need this Christmas season. The group goes by Medicine Hat Cares and has been operational in the city for 10 years, helping anyone with anything it can, says organizer Bonnie ... Read More »

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Bail denied to men facing drug charges

By Peggy Revell on December 16th, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Bail was denied Thursday for two men facing serious drug-trafficking charges. Alan Dressel and Justin Crawford both made separate appearances by CCTV from the Medicine Hat Remand Centre, but will remain in custody. “What prevails is the presumption of innocence,” said defence counsel Lyndon Heidinger, arguing for the release of Dressel. Heidinger pointed ... Read More »

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South Zone’s first flu death of season recorded

By Medicine Hat News on December 15th, 2016

The South Zone has had its first influenza death of the season. The death happened in the past week and another five were admitted to hospital, according to Alberta Health Services. Across the province 189 people have had to be hospitalized with laboratory confirmed influenza and of those 44 were in the last week. A ... Read More »

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Help could come by Christmas

By Collin Gallant on December 15th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Relief funds for ranchers whose cattle are quarantined could arrive by Christmas, according to officials with Agri-food Canada who on Wednesday gave an update on measures to contain Bovine TB in southeastern Alberta. In late November, the province and Ottawa agreed to make up to $16.7 million available to help regional producers with ... Read More »

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PRSD bus safety contest winners announced

By Peggy Revell on December 15th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Creativity and artistic talent were once again recognized as the Prairie Rose School Division announced winners of its annual School Bus Safety Poster contest. Every year, hundreds of students across the rural division submit posters they’ve designed to promote bus safety, and this year’s winners were recognized Tuesday. For Grade 1, first ... Read More »

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Woman pleads guilty to evading police, drug possession

By Peggy Revell on December 15th, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Guilty pleas were entered Wednesday to four of 10 charges laid following an August incident where a Medicine Hat woman led RCMP on a chase along the Trans-Canada Highway. Hailey Lynn Frechette pled guilty to two counts of failure to stop vehicle to evade police, and two counts of drug possession. A presentencing ... Read More »

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Victim Assistance Unit seeks volunteers

By Peggy Revell on December 15th, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell The Victim Assistance Unit with the Medicine Hat Police Service is hosting an information evening in January for those interested in learning more about volunteering with the program and wanting to help others in a time of crisis. “We just want more people to be aware of the program, about the volunteer experience ... Read More »

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