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Preliminary hearing for woman charged with killing husband begins today

By Medicine Hat News on March 10th, 2017

The preliminary inquiry for a woman charged with the second-degree murder of her husband began today at the Medicine Hat courthouse. Barbara Holmes entered a not guilty plea on Oct. 20 to the charge, and the preliminary hearing is set to wrap up on Monday. A publication ban on evidence and information said in court ... Read More »

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Cop’s best friend — and protector

By Mo Cranker on March 10th, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker The Medicine Hat Police Service has begun an eight-week training program in hopes of having its newest member Astor on the streets and in action as soon as possible. Astor is an approximately one-year-old German shepherd born in eastern Europe before being recently purchased by the MHPS K-9 unit. Over the next eight ... Read More »

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Terminal terminal no good for HALO

By Collin Gallant on March 10th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Redeveloping the Medicine Hat Regional Airport may be needed, say officials from HALO Air Rescue Society, but tearing down the former terminal building is an opportunity missed for their organization. This month council heard a new plan to rework sites at the airport’s entrance to bring new commercial land on the market, as ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat lonely in its housing slide

By Collin Gallant on March 10th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Every major centre in Alberta except for Medicine Hat saw a year-over-year uptick in home building during February. New single-family home starts across the province rose in the month to 901, with about half the increase attributable to rebuilding activity in Fort McMurray. Five of six other cities recorded at least small ... Read More »

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Sunrise Records will replace mall’s HMV

By Collin Gallant on March 10th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Platters will continue to spin in Medicine Hat as a Sunrise Records announced Medicine Hat among 29 locations across Canada that it will open to replace outlets operated by HMV. That company entered creditors protection in February, and the local HMV at the Medicine Hat Mall is in the last stages of a ... Read More »

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Local electrician throws name into city council ring

By Medicine Hat News on March 10th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade An electrician is the latest to announce his intention to run for council in the upcoming municipal election. “It is something I’ve been debating and thinking about for quite a few years now,” said Charles Turner, 40, an electrician who has lived in Medicine Hat for the past 25 years. “I’ve had ... Read More »

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Bedwell and Hertz win PRSD byelection trustee seats

By Tim Kalinowski on March 10th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Prairie Rose School Division No. 8 Ward 1 voters have elected Oyen resident Lois Bedwell and New Brigden-area resident Lucille Hertz as new trustees to represent their interests on the school division’s board. The closely fought byelection had four candidates running for the two vacant trustee positions. Hertz won 293 votes and Bedwell ... Read More »

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Six more mumps cases in 24 hours

By Gillian Slade on March 10th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade There are now 33 cases of mumps confirmed in the province, representing an increase of six in about the past 24 hours. In Medicine Hat there are 12 cases, six in Calgary and 15 in Edmonton. The first couple of cases in this region, identified in the middle of February, were within ... Read More »

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Flu deaths increase but not in Medicine Hat

By Gillian Slade on March 10th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade While there have been two more influenza deaths across the province, the number of deaths in the south zone has remained steady at seven since Feb. 9. The number of flu deaths across Alberta this season stands at 49, including a total of seven in the south zone, says Alberta Health Services. ... Read More »

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QuitCore will be available in Redcliff as well

By Gillian Slade on March 10th, 2017

Medicine Hat News An AHS quit-smoking program is available in Redcliff. QuitCore is a free, six-week workshop that provides tools to attain a tobacco-free lifestyle. Starting April 6, it will be held Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. in Redcliff Town Hall in the downstairs meeting room, 1-3rd Street NE. Trained cessation professionals will lead the workshop ... Read More »

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