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ALERT investigation nabs eight in drug bust

By Peggy Revell on November 16th, 2016

Medicine Hat News The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team has made eight arrests following a drug trafficking investigation spanning Medicine Hat to Tilley. “The suspected drug trafficking of these individuals had a negative impact across multiple communities in the region,” said Staff Sgt. Cory Both in a press release. “Methamphetamine has been a significant concern ... Read More »

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PTHAC meeting in Medicine Hat Nov. 28

By Gillian Slade on November 16th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Local and area residents are invited to share thoughts on health-care delivery and services at a meeting of the Palliser Triangle Health Advisory Council on Monday Nov. 28. The meeting will be held from noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital in the meeting room on level 7. Items ... Read More »

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SD 76 lowers tuition for Brazilian students

By Charles Lefebvre on November 16th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre SD76 voted to approve lower tuition rates for international students coming from Brazil to attend city schools this year. SD 76 international liaison Scott Howes made the request to the board on Tuesday. For the past two years, the division has accepted students from Brazil though the Win the World Program, run by ... Read More »

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Catholic teachers give back with annual collection of must-haves

By Charles Lefebvre on November 16th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Catholic school teachers in Medicine Hat ensured community organizations are well-stocked with essential items on Monday. For the past two weeks, teachers at local Catholic schools have been collecting items for Saamis Immigration, the Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society and Medicine Hat Pregnancy and Family Support, and dropping them off for delivery during ... Read More »

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Brief court appearance for Noah Bentley, charged in weekend homicide

By Medicine Hat News on November 15th, 2016

A Medicine Hat man facing second-degree murder charges after a weekend homicide made a brief court appearance Tuesday. Noah Harrison Bentley, 26, appeared by CCTV from the Medicine Hat Remand Centre, with his next court date set for Nov. 29, to give him time to retain counsel. Bentley was arrested Nov. 12 after police found ... Read More »

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Hatter, two others charged after ALERT drug investigation

By Medicine Hat News on November 15th, 2016

Eight people have been arrested after a drug trafficking investigation in southeastern Alberta by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT). Charges have so far been laid against three of those arrested, including one person from Medicine Hat. Two firearms, ammunition, cocaine and methamphetamine, contraband cigarettes and cash proceeds of crime were seized on Nov. ... Read More »

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Second-degree murder laid, again

By Peggy Revell on November 15th, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Second-degree murder charges have been laid against a Medicine Hat man following a weekend homicide. Noah Harrison Bentley, 26, was charged for the death of Brenda Woloski, 53, after the woman’s body was found at a residence on the 800 block of Third Street SE late Saturday evening. “We have reasonable, probable grounds ... Read More »

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Glen Motz officially sworn in as a new MP

By Collin Gallant on November 15th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Glen Motz says it was “overwhelming and humbling” to be sworn in as the MP for Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner and sign the register as a member of the 42nd parliament of Canada. The results of the Oct. 24 byelection were made officials in a small ceremony on Monday as the retired police inspector took ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat still a safe place, city police stress

By Peggy Revell on November 15th, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Police are assuring local residents that Medicine Hat remains a safe community, despite two homicides occurring barely a week apart. “Having two homicides occur in such a short time frame is tragic and unprecedented in Medicine Hat,” said Insp. Brent Secondiak Monday at a Medicine Hat Police Service press conference. Second-degree murder charges ... Read More »

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Legion says Beaver, Scout snub simply didn’t take place

By Mo Cranker on November 15th, 2016

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker On Friday, Legion member Jim Ogston organized his final Remembrance Day ceremony on behalf of the Legion, where he spoke at the Esplanade and Riverside Veterans’ Memorial Park before thousands. Two groups which largely did not attend the ceremony at the cenotaph were the Scouts and Beavers. Scout leader Brandy Payeur said in ... Read More »

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