May 30th, 2015

News

Local News

  • US invoking huge sage grouse protection

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig The U.S. federal government announced sweeping protection plans Thursday that could see sage grouse on the prairies become the canary in the coal mine when it comes to protecting endangered species south of the border.The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management announced it has finalized a comprehensive land-use plan to protect [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Neighbours in dispute over century-old tree

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A local senior has been given 60 days to remove a tree on his property, estimated to be a hundred years old, because his neighbour fears it is a potential risk.“I’ve been told if it is not taken down in 60 days it will go before a judge,” said Rev. Jerold Daniels, [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Care Cabs adopts appt that allows Hatters to order, track taxi with smartphone

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade An app for your smartphone can now hail a cab, track it making its way to you and give you a price. A new Gata Hub app has been introduced at Care Cabs. Doug Glock, general manager Care Cabs Ltd., enters a destination, and a fare estimate comes up. He presses “order” and [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Think your office is accessible? It may not be

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade Even when you think your office is wheelchair friendly there are many surprises when you try it out for yourself, says the Multiple Sclerosis local office. “I thought we were accommodating as an office but I think clients were too embarrassed to say how bad it was,” said Terri Sailer, client services co-ordinator, [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Tallest Teepee Tour aims to show off Hat’s cycling prowess

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Hatters are encouraged to pick up a passport and put their foot to the bike pedal as the Medicine Hat Cycling Club launches the “Tallest Teepee Tour” this summer. The tour is meant to “show people the amazing routes we have available here in the city to ride,” said club member Wilma Van [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago

National News

  • Chris Hadfield to carry Pan Am Games torch through Toronto’s downtown core

    TORONTO – The Pan Am Games torch relay begins its 41-day journey through Ontario today, with torchbearer and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield helping to fan the flames of excitement ahead of the event. The flame will arrive on Toronto’s waterfront this afternoon, before being taken in a flotilla of canoes to a welcoming ceremony with [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Another Friday draw and still no winner of the $50 million Lotto Max jackpot

    TORONTO – Another Friday draw has come and gone and there’s still no winning ticket for the $50-million Lotto Max jackpot. Fifty MaxMillions prizes of $1-million each were available in last night’s draw, and winning tickets were sold for 21 of them. The jackpot for next Friday’s draw will remain at $50-million, and there will [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Food safety officials probe reports of insects in pre-packaged salads

    OTTAWA – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is looking into reports of the presence of Iron Cross Blister beetles in imported leafy vegetables. The agency says some consumers have reported finding the insects in pre-packaged salads. There have been no confirmed illnesses or injuries and the agency says it’s rare that fresh produce harbours insects [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Liberals say talk of provincial stake in Montreal stadium project is premature

    MONTREAL – The Quebec government says it’s premature to be talking about what type of role the province might play in the construction of any new baseball stadium in Montreal. Economy Minister Jacques Daoust trod cautiously Friday, one day after a meeting between Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred and Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre in [...] Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Escorted outings granted to mentally ill B.C. dad who killed his three children

    VANCOUVER – A British Columbia father who killed his three children while suffering psychosis has been granted escorted outings into the community, a privilege giving him limited new freedom seven years after the murders. Allan Schoenborn received the B.C. Review Board’s approval even as the Crown warned panel members to heed new Conservative government legislation [...] Read More »

    23 hours ago

Provincial News

  • Provincial fireban lifted in Alberta, but officials say outlook still severe

    EDMONTON – Alberta government officials have lifted a provincewide fire ban due to improved conditions and the efforts of firefighters. However, officials caution that many fire bans and restrictions still exist in areas of the province and the wildfire outlook continues to be severe. The province said Friday that eight new wildfires had been reported [...] Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • New coating made in Edmonton for pipelines could cut down leaks, spills:official

    EDMONTON – A nanotechnology advancement being developed at Edmonton’s Northern Alberta Institute of Technology could hold the key to making pipelines safer. Reg Allen of Meso Coat Technology Canada says the spray coats the inside of the pipe and could double the life of the line, even with something as corrosive as oil or gas [...] Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • Body of man found in debris of house fire on Alberta First Nation

    MASKWACIS, Alta. – The body of a man has been found in the debris of a house fire on an Alberta First Nation. Maskwacis (MUSK’-wuh-cheez) RCMP and fire crews were dispatched to a house fire in the community early Friday morning. After the fire was put out, firefighters found the dead man in the partially [...] Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Alberta to consult with employers before phasing in minimum wage hikes

    EDMONTON – Alberta’s new NDP government is laying out the process it will use to meet its pledge of raising the province’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2018. The province’s current minimum wage is $10.20, among the lowest in Canada, although salespeople and liquor servers earn less. Labour Minister Lori Sigurdson says next [...] Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Opposition Wildrose suggests legislature changes to restore trust

    EDMONTON – Alberta’s official Opposition says the workings of the legislature and its committees need to change to restore the trust of Albertans. Wildrose Leader Brian Jean (GENE) says it’s a good time for reform, since the Progressive Conservatives are finally out of power. The Wildrose is suggesting fixed dates for legislature sittings, new committees [...] Read More »

    1 day ago

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