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Kenney doubling down on merger plan

By Collin Gallant on September 28th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Jason Kenney is pushing full steam ahead with his plan to unite the Alberta’s right-wing parties, though the Progressive Conservative leadership race is filling up with candidates that oppose the idea. Kenney was in Medicine Hat Tuesday as part of a week-long tour of southern Alberta’s rural communities to meet with PC party ... Read More »

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Annual powwow starting to gain provincial traction

By Charles Lefebvre on September 28th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Aboriginal culture will be on full display in Medicine Hat this weekend, as the Miywasin Society hosts a pair of events in conjunction with Alberta Culture Days. On Saturday, the society will be hosting its annual demonstration powwow from 1:30-3:30 p.m. underneath the Saamis TePee. “It’s an amazing experience,” said Miywasin cultural co-ordinator. ... Read More »

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Court Briefs: Woman given jail time after pleading guilty to several fraud-related charges

By Peggy Revell on September 28th, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A woman arrested last week on fraud-related charges pled guilty Tuesday and was sentenced to 60 days in jail. Tamara Lee Monahan was under probation for earlier fraud-related charges when she checked into the local Super 8 Motel, using the name of a woman whose ID had been reported stolen earlier this year, ... Read More »

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Local doc reflects on term as AMA president

By Gillian Slade on September 28th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade His term as president of the Alberta Medical Association has just ended but the experience has given him a larger focus and understanding of the broader issues in the health-care system, says local general surgeon Dr. Carl Nohr. “I’m more understanding, patient and I think also more effective of system changes having ... Read More »

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24 assisted deaths in Alberta

By Gillian Slade on September 27th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade There have been 24 medically assisted deaths in Alberta since June 17 and four of those were in in the south zone, says Alberta Health Services. These numbers are not considered an indication of requests to come, said Sean Chilton, AHS chief zone officer for the south zone. Some people may have ... Read More »

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Canalta Centre loses $440K, $80K more than expected

By Collin Gallant on September 27th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Officials with the city and the company contracted to manage the Canalta Centre say the first year at the new arena was “a learning experience,” marked by lower than expected attendance and a larger than expected operating loss. Both parties say a downturn in the economy, a lack of acts touring Western Canada ... Read More »

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Struggling Kinsmen look for 100% discount from budget-strapped city

By Collin Gallant on September 27th, 2016

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Both the local Kinsmen Club and City of Medicine Hat are saying times are tight as they work out a new agreement to hold the service club’s annual home lotto in a city development. Kinsmen club officials told a city committee on Sept. 21 that acquiring a $144,500 lot for no cost would ... Read More »

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Web journalist signs peace bond, has assault charge withdrawn

By Peggy Revell on September 27th, 2016

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Common assault charges were withdrawn Monday against a local web journalist over an altercation involving the former executive director of the City Centre Development Agency. Thomas Fougere appeared before the court, and entered into a 12-month, $500 no-cash common law peace bond following an incident in January where the Community TV owner and ... Read More »

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Long-term parkers likely to pay more next year

By Collin Gallant on September 27th, 2016

Medicine Hat News The cost of monthly and annual parking passes at city-owned parking lots could be bumped up 10 per cent next year, though rates for daily and hourly parkers would remain the same, as well as meters near the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. The first increase since 2011 was presented to last week’s ... Read More »

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Clarification of Charges

By Peggy Revell on September 27th, 2016

A story in the Sept. 14 edition of the Medicine Hat News named three individuals as facing charges for drug-related offences after the execution of a search warrant by police on Sept. 10. A clarification from the Medicine Hat Police Service has been issued over the specific charges, with Brent Heath, 29, charged with multiple ... Read More »

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