May 23rd, 2017

News

Local News

  • ‘Sextortion’ cases involving teen boys spiking:Experts

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Six local chefs put their culinary skills to the test Saturday at the high-pressure Sunshine Skillet Culinary Festival. The event turns cooking into a sort of sport, giving each chef a set of four ingredients each round and a time limit to create four plates of food to serve to the judges. Organizer [...] Read More »

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  • Ens’ Safety City legacy honoured

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker A large group of Hatters gathered Saturday at Safety City Medicine Hat to remember and honour John Ens, who was instrumental in bringing Safety City to Medicine Hat. Ens was a stand-up guy who is missed by many in the city, said Gas City Kiwanis Club member Bill desBarres. “John was a proud [...] Read More »

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  • Farmers’ Market kicks off for new season

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker With the warm weather likely here to stay, farmers’ market season has officially hit the Hat. Saturday marked the first Farmers’ Market held at the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampedeof 2017, with this being the 20th year the market has been in the city. Market co-ordinator Doreen Gunderson said she is very excited [...] Read More »

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  • Highway 61 repairs near Etzikom stalled for an unknown amount of time

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Repairs to Highway 61 near Etzikom designed to improve function and safety were stopped last summer and it is not known when work will resume. “Last summer residents of the County of Forty Mile were excited to see construction equipment begin to fix highway 61 near Etzikom. Sadly, the equipment idled, and [...] Read More »

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  • First Farmers’ Market a successful one

    Medicine Hat News With the warm weather here to stay, Framers’ Market season has officially hit the Hat. Saturday marked the first Saturday of 2017 with a Farmers’ Market held at the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede, with this being the 20th year of the markets in Medicine Hat. Market co-ordinator Doreen Gunderson says she [...] Read More »

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National News

  • N.S. political leaders appear at Halifax council with one week left in campaign

    HALIFAX – The leaders of Nova Scotia’s three main political parties take their campaigns to Halifax City Hall today, a week before voters head to the polls. Each leader is scheduled to attend Halifax city council while keeping their campaign activities in the city as they make a final push before the vote on May [...] Read More »

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  • Seven stories in the news today, May 23

    Seven stories in the news for Tuesday, May 23 – – – APPARENT SUICIDE BOMBER AT U.K. CONCERT KILLS 22 An apparent suicide bomber attacked an Ariana Grande concert as it ended in Manchester, England on Monday night, killing 22 people among a panicked crowd of young concertgoers, some still wearing the star’s trademark kitten [...] Read More »

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  • Toronto police invited to march in uniform in New York City pride parade

    Toronto police have received an invitation to participate in uniform at the New York City Pride March next month. The invitation, in a letter sent last Friday, comes amid a controversy over the exclusion of uniformed officers from Toronto’s Pride Parade. The Gay Officers Action League in New York requested permission for Toronto officers to [...] Read More »

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  • Second plaintiff added to court challenge of restrictive assisted dying law

    OTTAWA – A constitutional challenge to the Trudeau government’s restrictive law on assisted dying has been bolstered with the addition of a second plaintiff: a B.C. woman who suffers unbearable pain from a debilitating, incurable disease but can’t get medical help to end her life because her death is not imminent. Robyn Moro, a 68-year-old [...] Read More »

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  • Fundraising site for Nunavut greenhouse draws dollars, encouragement and advice

    QIKIQTARJUAQ, Nunavut – A teacher in Nunavut who turned to crowdfunding for a modest greenhouse to grow vegetables with his students is revising his plans after Canadians responded with a bumper crop of donations. Adam Malcolm originally asked for $4,500 on GoFundMe for a greenhouse about the size of a garden shed to grow fresh [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

World News

  • Islamic State group claims Manchester blast

    BEIRUT – The Islamic State group says one of its members planted bombs in the middle of crowds in Manchester, England, where 22 people died in an explosion. Police, however, have spoken only of “an improvised device” used in the attack. IS says “a soldier of the caliphate planted bombs in the middle of Crusaders [...] Read More »

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  • NewsAlert: Islamic State group says one of its members carried out the Manchester attack that killed 22 people

    BEIRUT – Islamic State group says one of its members carried out the Manchester attack that killed 22 people. More coming[...] Read More »

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  • Trump condemns against ‘wicked ideology’ behind terror

    BETHLEHEM, Palestinian Territory – President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned a deadly attack at a pop concert in Manchester, England as the act of “evil losers” and called on nations to band together to fight terrorism. “The terrorists and extremists, and those who give them aid and comfort, must be driven out from our society [...] Read More »

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  • Spacewalking astronauts tackle urgent station repairs

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Spacewalking astronauts are making urgent repairs at the International Space Station. Commander Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer went out Tuesday morning, three days after a critical relay box abruptly stopped working. Even though a second unit managed the data load just fine, NASA scrambled to put together a spacewalk in order [...] Read More »

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  • Children among victims of suicide bomb at Ariana Grande show

    MANCHESTER, England – A suicide bomber blew himself up as young concert-goers left a show by the American singer Ariana Grande in the northern English city of Manchester, killing at least 22 people, some wearing the star’s trademark kitten ears and holding pink balloons as they fled. Teenage screams filled the arena just after the [...] Read More »

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