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Medicine Hat News (Newspaper) - March 21, 2015, Medicine Hat, AlbertaM Ain. 403 527 1101 c circulation. 403 528 5767 n newsroom. 403 528 news c classified. 403 526 sold City. A3 opinion. B7 sports. A10 classifieds. C2 comics crossword. B8 nation. A7 West. A6 world. A9 0 95225 87908 1 13 3 Good morning weather a4 phone us Index to the readers of the Medicine hat news including our valued subscriber Shirley Rieger 1400 Strachan Road be 403 526 6228 wow. Markcity Toyota. Ca wow. Toyota. Ca 41227347 03/ 21/ 15 84 Mth financing @ 2.99, $ 2000 Down no payments for 90 Days on any new Toyota vehicles financed with tvs $ 260 biweekly inc. Tax 2015 rav4 " All wheel drive $ 170 biweekly inc. Tax rates from 0.9% rates from 0.9% 2015 Tundra crewman sr5, 5.7l, 4x4 $ 1.25 plus get $ 1.43 Friday saturday m Medicine a news. Com parliament Paynes says much to do before hers done a3 Wildrose Fildebrandt in hat in place of grieving Jean a3 saturday March 21, 2015 news photo Emma Bennett Darren Lodon operations supervisor at the Medicine hat Arena floods the ice Friday morning. The Medicine hat tigers will play their last regular season game saturday against the Saskatoon Blades. A Farewell Celebration will take place following the game to Mark the tigers final season in the Arena. See More Arena coverage on Page a10 Alex Mccuaig Mccuaig Medicine agnews. Com twitter my Mccuaig an Alberta oilfield company will be handing Over $ 200,000 in fines to the City of Medicine hat to develop an internet application As part of a creative court settlement. Sonic oilfield entered guilty pleas to one count each under the provincial safety code and environmental enhancement and Protection acts last fall and was handed a total of $ 262,000 in fines. The violations stemmed from the improper release of oilfield condensate that led to an explosion at the company is Medicine hat shop which sent one Man to Hospital and caused extensive damage to the building. The company also admitted to not informing authorities of the explosion and chemical release until two Days following the june 9, 2011 incident. On Friday Medicine hat provincial court judge Ted Fisher approved the creative settlement that will see $ 200,000 go toward creation of a free Safe waste internet App. Of the remaining fines $ 12,000 levelled under the safety code act will go directly to the City of Medicine hat with the remaining $ 50,000 being handed Over to the court As penalties. Crown Peter Roginski told the court the App will focus on dangers of improper disposal of liquid waste because its Mobile and inform of the consequences of not notifying the proper authorities when a spill does occur. According to the City of Medicine hat project outline provided to the court the App will also outline the impacts releases of dangerous chemicals have on both the environment and municipal infrastructure. It will also provide emergency contacts across Alberta As Well As information on the requirements under provincial legislation. Outside the court Grayson Mauch general manager of the environmental utilities said of the creative sentence this is a Good Opportunity to have a positive outcome to this incident see resource Page a2 oilfield company paying City to develop App As part of court settlement Alex Mccuaig Mccuaig Medicine agnews. Com twitter my Mccuaig on an otherwise Normal late March evening one year ago today City businessman Chester Hunchak went missing in still unclear circumstances. What is Clear is the 67 year old was found dead one Day later on a Rural property just outside of Medicine hat. A second Man Chris Arkell was also killed while behind the wheel of Hun Chaks Black Cadillac Escalade that was left with a Large Hole in the Windshield where the Bullet from a maps officers gun entered the Sun and killed the armed Man. But while Arkells death came by Way of gunfire How Hunchak died remains unexplained. Hun Chaks death a snot mentioned during the police press conference in the hours following Arkells shooting death and was Only confirmed by police after the news broke the Story two Days later that a second person Hunchak was indeed dead. In the hours and Days following the incident it emerged that a City police officer investigating the missing person report on Hunchak and filed by his common Law partner came across the mans Cadillac outside a Mobile Home where 50 year old Arkell lived in Cypress county. Arkell exited the Mobile Home and Drew a gun on the initial investigating maps officer after he drove onto the property is driveway. A standoff followed with phone communications opened with Arkell who threatened to shoot approaching officers. During this time Arkell was seen pulling the lifeless body of Hunchak from behind the Mobile Home. Arkell then attempted to break the standoff by fleeing the scene in Hun Chaks Cadillac still armed and was shot by City police. See death Page a2 questions remain one year after local businessman killed news file photo Medicine hat police and ramp work to secure the scene at Range Road 60 on March 22, 2014. Chris Arkell 50, was shot dead by a City police officer during the incident while 67 year old Chester Hunchak was found deceased at the scene. The cause of Hunchak s death has still not been determined

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