Medicine Hat AB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Dispute over location for Medicine Hat consumption site heats up as overdoses increase - CBC.caSaturday, March 02, 2019
The announcement of the location for a supervised consumption site in Medicine Hat, Alta., has some nearby residents and business owners fearing crime will increase in the area.The chosen site - 502 South Railway S.E. - is located on the east side of downtown along the railway tracks, near a food bank, soup kitchen and a thrift store in what the group behind the site describes as a "semi-industrial area." There are also homes and a church in nearby blocks.The site, which will be funded by the province, is set to open later this year."Some people are really supportive and understand the need for the service and the community," said Leslie Hill, the executive director of HIV Community Link, the group behind the site."We've visited almost every supervised consumption service in Western Canada to understand the differences between them and what's working and what's not working so that we can plan our service accordingly."Leslie Hill, executive director of HIV Community Link, says the group will open a supervised consumption site in Medicine Ha...
Council approves looking into 'options' surrounding supervised consumption site - CHAT News TodaySaturday, March 02, 2019
MEDICINE HAT, AB -- City Council has approved a notice of motion to delve into other options surrounding the supervised consumption site.
Councillor Julie Friesen put forward the motion, which was approved by a unanimous vote.
The motion reads:
"In view of the public safety and business concerns observed in our and other communities in Southern Alberta arising from the advent of supervised consumption sites, let the CAO be directed to investigate all options available to the City of Medicine Hat to deal with these public safety and business concerns."
When pressed on what ‘options' meant, Friesen had no clear answer.
"This motion really leaves the door open for the CAO to explore any," says Friesen "That's why I say any or all options because we really don't know what they would be."
Friesen says the motion was inspired by recent information regarding Calgary's supervised consumption site in the Sheldon Chumir Health Centre.
"The motion came about primarily as a result of our bei...
Hat boxer Janick Lacroix to lead Alberta at Canada Winter Games - Medicine Hat NewsSaturday, March 02, 2019
By Ryan McCracken on February 8, 2019.
NEWS PHOTO RYAN MCCRACKEN Janick Lacroix shadow boxes at the Medicine Hat Boxing Club on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. Lacroix and teammate Tristan Deveau will reporesent Team Alberta at the Caanda Winter Games in Red Deer from Feb. 15 to March 3.
When Janick Lacroix was taken aside by officials at the Canada Winter Games staging camp in Red Deer last month, he feared the worst.
The local boxer spent the past two years preparing for the opportunity to represent his province in the ring on the national stage, and that shot was finally within sight. But that anxiety quickly faded when he discovered what they wanted.
"I thought I was in trouble, but it turns out they chose me (as a flag bearer)," said Lacroix, who will be fighting at 75 kilograms. "It means a lot to be chosen out of 250 athletes to be one of three athletes chosen for that, it's a big deal."
Artistic gymnast Elijah Thompson will carry the Alberta flag into the opening ceremony on Feb. 15 at the Enmax Centrium in Red Deer, while Lac...
Former Mayor Garth Vallely passes away - CHAT News TodayThursday, April 12, 2018
MEDICINE HAT, AB — A former mayor of Medicine Hat has passed away.The city announced on Monday that Garth Vallely, who served as mayor for six years, passed away on April 7. Vallely was 79 years old, according to an obituary posted by Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel.He was first election in 2001, succeeding Ted Grimm, and re-elected in 2004. He did not seek a third-term in 2007.“On behalf of City Council, I would like to express my deepest condolences to Garth’s family and loved ones on his passing,” said Mayor Ted Clugston in a statement.“Over his two terms as Mayor, from October 2001 to October 2007, Garth repeatedly demonstrated his caring and compassion for the residents of this community. He was well liked and well respected by all.”Clugston went on to say Vallely was a community advocate, who championed affordable housing in the city.During his second term, he created the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee, “to bring the voices and ideas of young people to City Hall,” the statement...
Lorraine Agatha Rohatyn, 1929 – 2017 - Estevan MercuryThursday, December 14, 2017
Lorraine Rohatyn, formerly of Estevan, SK, widow of the late Steve Rohatyn, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in Medicine Hat, AB at the age of 88 years.
Lorraine is survived by her children, Cheryl Morine (Glen Collins), Medicine Hat, AB, Melvin Rohatyn, Medicine Hat, AB, Donna Gilroy (Terry), Regina, SK and Russell Rohatyn, Bienfait, SK.
The Graveside Service will take place at a later date in the spring of 2018 at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan, SK.
In memory of Lorraine, memorial donations may be made to the Saskatchewan Lung Association, 1231 8th Street E., Saskatoon, SK, S7H 0S5.
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Convoy evokes Canadian pride in North Bay - Vermilion StandardWednesday, March 27, 2019
Monday afternoon.Caron, of North Bay, was waiting in the parking lot at Motion Canada on Gormanville Road for almost 100 vehicles, from small cars to big rigs, to pull in on their journey from Alberta to Parliament Hill with a message for federal politicians.
"This is about more than pipelines," Caron says. "This is about government. This is about all the provinces having different issues. It's about getting back the political process."The United We Roll Convoy for Canada, a caravan of transports, work vehicles and personal automobiles, left Red Deer, Alta., last Thursday bound for Ottawa and a protest on Parliament Hill Tuesday."The media and the government have divided the provinces," Caron says. "We want to fight for our freedoms and our rights. We want fair government.""We are watching Justin Trudeau slowly strip away every right we had," Sarah Zaldinger, of Timmins, said as about two dozen supporters waited for the convoy to arrive, sharing updates on when the parade would roll into town."He is stripping the future of my children and their children and their children," Zaldinger said. "They are being set up for failure. Their rights, their future, will all be destroyed if we don't stand up now."Although she was not part of the convoy to North Bay, Zaldinger was going to join it Tuesday morning for the rally in Ottawa as part of her own objective of "direct democracy."And direct democracy is possible, she said.Zaldinger pointed to a recent Amber Alert sent to cellphone users across the province ...
Joan Elnora Mahovlic - Alberni Valley NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
Morse, all from Nova Scotia; and sons Shawn Coffill, Nanoose Bay, B.C., and Mark Coffill, Port Alberni, B.C.; step-daughter Trish (Rick) McCrate, Coquitlam; step-son Jim (Lori) Mahovlic, Calgary, Alberta; step-daughter Meg (John) Belanger, Campbell River, B.C.; step-son Paul Mahovlic, New Westminster, B.C. and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by brother Gerald (Janet) Salsman, Coldbrook, N.S.; brother Ronald (Jeanette) Salsman, Port Alberni, B.C.; sister Madelyn Wiles, Morristown, N.S.; brother Leo (Adele) Salsman, Trail, B.C.; sister Marilyn (Allan) Teal, Trenton, Ontario; and sister Freda Salsman, Waterville, N.S. as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank all the caring staff at Echo Village for everything, also to Pastor Platz for his spiritual support.
There will be a funeral service for Joan at Grace Lutheran Church, 4408 Redford Street, Port Alberni, B.C. on Monday, March 25, 2019, at 1:30 pm with a tea to follow.
Flowers are gratefully declined but if you wish to do so, donations to Grace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund would be greatly appreciated.
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Charles Hartman - Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteWednesday, March 27, 2019
Charlie " Hartman, 75, of Collison went to be with the Lord on Thursday (March 21, 2019) at home surrounded by his wife and daughters.
He was bornon Nov. 5, 1943, in Champaign, the son of Ernest and Alberta (Grove) Hartman. He was united in marriage to Ruth Troxell on Nov. 26, 1994. She survives. Also surviving are his daughters, Jessica (Rick) Breitenfeldt, Kristin (Mitch) Allen, Kate (Leon) Jess and Teresa (Steve) Evans.
Papa's grandchildren loved him to the moon and back. He was always full of life's loving stories for them. He believed children are the heritage of the Lord. He loved Cameron Ackerson, Kaitlyn Breitenfeldt, Colton Breitenfeldt, Lillian Jess, Khloe Jess, Brinley Allen, Steele Allen, Jacob Evans and Joshua Evans.
His surviving siblings are Mary Hafner, Patty Wakefield, Diana Thrush, Rob Hartman, Sue Hartman and Judy Lynn.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandsons, Cody Breitenfeldt and Zachery Evans.
Charlie loved Jesus with his whole heart. He was a steadfast man of God.
As a boy he worked tirelessly alongside his dad. He worked as a carpenter before going on to manage the horse farm at the University of Illinois until retirement in 2002.
Charlie was a gifted horseman and cowboy. His entire life was spent pulling ponies, t...