April 29th, 2017


Local News

  • New subdivision coming to the Hat

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A major developer is opening up an entire new subdivision in Medicine Hat this summer after officials said demand would determine the number of new lots offered. Lansdowne Equity Ventures announced in February that Phase 2C in the south-side community of the Hamptons could see either half or all of 45 proposed resident [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Hat still committed to Sask. gas, oil, city says

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The divestiture of one quarter of its natural gas wells doesn’t mean a total retreat from southwest Saskatchewan for the City of Medicine Hat, energy division officials said this week. Nor will it lead to further jobs cuts at the corporation that spent last year trimming its budget while developing a new oil [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Tornado hunter awes Hat students

    tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Tornado hunter and videographer Chris Chittick was in Medicine Hat on Friday to help Praxis celebrate its 25th anniversary in the region. Chittick, who stars in CMT’s ‘The Tornado Hunters,’ showed various pictures and videos from his adventures to local area students, who were awed by the raw footage and photos of nature’s [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Valley Zipline Adventures wins big at start-up competition

    tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Eight hopeful, young, business owners had an opportunity to make their pitch for cash and first year accounting support at the JMH & Co. Start-up Pitch Competition at Medicine Hat College on Friday morning. A panel of judges looked over the business case for the would-be business owners, each of which could have [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • All eyes on elected officials with fall election coming

    Tick, tock, elected officials are on the clock these days it seems heading towards a fall election. Its a sure sign of spring when council sessions lengthen as an election approaches. Often times noting the trend in a column is enough of a tactic to keep business moving on Monday nights. Just as days grow [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago

National News

  • Defence minister apologizes to former comrades for claims about Afghan battle

    OTTAWA – Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan offered a full apology to his former comrades-in-arms on Saturday, after claiming to have been the “architect” of Canada’s largest battle in Afghanistan. The mea culpa, posted to Facebook, followed what some had seen as a half-hearted apology by Sajjan on Friday for comments he made in a speech [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Woman charged with attempted murder after mother stabbed in family dispute

    MONTREAL – Police say a 33-year-old woman is facing multiple charges after allegedly assaulting her mother during a family dispute in Montreal. Emmanelle Tremblay appeared in court via videoconference Saturday and was charged with attempted murder, armed assault, assault and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. She will remain in detention until her [...] Read More »

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  • Giant, stinky flower blooms in Edmonton, delighting fans with its stench

    EDMONTON – The sweet smell of NHL playoff success isn’t the only aroma that’s exciting people in Edmonton. While fans of the Edmonton Oilers celebrated their team taking a 2-0 lead in their second-round series against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night, a corpse flower known as “Putrella” bloomed at the city’s Muttart Conservatory. The [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Ex Montreal borough mayor convicted of sexual touching released after 1 month

    MONTREAL – A lawyer for a former Montreal borough mayor says her client has been allowed to return home after serving a sixth of his sentence for sexually touching a minor. Renee Millette says Gilles Deguire was released from jail earlier this week after serving one month of a six-month sentence. She says Deguire must [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Woman, 2 children killed in multi-vehicle crash on Coquitlam, B.C., highway

    COQUITLAM, B.C. – A young woman and two children have been killed in a multi-vehicle crash in Coquitlam, B.C. RCMP say the accident happened Friday evening on the Lougheed Highway just east of Vancouver. Police say the woman was in one vehicle, while the two girls – ages three and nine – were in another. [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago

Provincial News

  • Warrant issued for California man wanted in Alberta voyeurism case

    AIRDRIE, Alta. – An RCMP investigation into the suspected secret recording of women in Airdrie, Alta., has resulted in the issuing of an arrest warrant for a 45-year-old man who is believed to live in San Diego, Ca. Mounties say the detachment was notified in October 2016 after someone located nude photographs and videos believed [...] Read More »

    24 hours ago
  • Alberta man charged with giving youths alcohol, booze after 1 youth overdoses

    RED DEER, Alta. – A central Alberta man has been charged with providing drugs to youths. Mounties in Airdrie, north of Calgary, say they got a call on March 19 about a possible drug overdose involving a youth. The youth was taken to hospital and recovered after treatment. Const. Dan Martin says it’s alleged an [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Man who worked at Alberta daycare accused of possessing child porn

    WETASKIWIN, Alta. – A 40-year-old man who worked at a daycare has been charged with possessing and distributing child pornography. The Internet Child Exploitation unit says they want to speak with families who may have used Tykes and Tots Day Home in Wetaskiwin. The daycare, which has been operating since 2001, was searched by the [...] Read More »

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  • Alberta clarifies rules on investigations into workplace injuries and deaths

    EDMONTON – Alberta is putting new rules in place to improve the investigation of deaths and serious injuries in the workplace. Labour Minister Christina Gray says the province has signed a memorandum of understanding with 10 police services. The plan sets protocols to make it easier to determine if criminal charges or charges for workplace [...] Read More »

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  • Western Hockey League board of governors approves sale of Kootenay Ice

    CALGARY – The sale of the Kootenay Ice was unanimously approved by the Western Hockey League’s board of governors on Thursday, transferring ownership from the Chynoweth family to Winnipeg entrepreneur Greg Fettes and hockey executive Matt Cockell. The Chynoweth family have been associated with the WHL for 45 years and have owned the Edmonton and [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

World News

  • Hacker claims release of stolen copies of Netflix series

    SAN FRANCISCO – A hacker claims to have followed through on a threat to release several episodes from the upcoming season of Netflix’s hit series “Orange Is The New Black.” The hacker, who goes by the name The Dark Overlord, announced the move on Twitter early Saturday. The post included a link to an illegal [...] Read More »

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  • Nearly 50 people taken to hospitals after Texas tornado

    CANTON, Texas – Nearly 50 people have been taken to hospitals after a tornado swept through the East Texas city of Canton. A spokeswoman for ETMC Regional Heathcare Systems says its hospitals in the area have received 47 patients so far, including one in critical condition. Spokeswoman Rebecca Berkley says a handful of other patients [...] Read More »

    27 mins ago
  • Officers chasing injury reports after tornadoes hits Texas

    CANTON, Texas – At least one tornado has swept across the eastern Texas city of Canton, overturning vehicles and damaging homes. It wasn’t immediately clear whether any serious injuries or deaths had been reported. A dispatcher at the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office said officers were chasing numerous injury reports. National Weather Service meteorologist Mark [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Trump says China pressuring North Korea on missile, nukes

    SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – President Donald Trump said in a television interview to be aired Sunday that he believes China’s president has been putting pressure on North Korea as it pursues its missile and nuclear weapons programs. In an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Trump said he won’t be happy if North Korea [...] Read More »

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  • Last pick of draft far from irrelevant: Kelly goes to Denver

    PHILADELPHIA – The final day of the NFL draft began with an impromptu rendition of “Fly Eagles Fly” by former Philadelphia star safety Brian Dawkins and ended with a player who was far from irrelevant in college being picked last. Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly, a talented player with a history of off-the-field issues and injuries, [...] Read More »

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