July 6th, 2015


Local News

  • Ticked, Tickled & Truth with Scott Schmidt

    If you reach the end of this month’s edition and feel as though it lacked that extra punch, it’s because the finale is missing.Don’t fret however, as it hasn’t been kiboshed. In fact, not only was my reply approved, it was requested to be expanded upon.Therefore, stay tuned next week for a special one-response version [...] Read More »

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  • Déjà vu for seniors centre hopefuls

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The circumstances surrounding the building of the Veiner Centre are eerily similar to what we’re experiencing today.What’s that about history repeating itself, you say?In March 1974 an architectural drawing gave Hatters the first glimpse of the proposed Harry Veiner Centre. Calgary architect Ken Hutchinson was given the go-ahead from council for a [...] Read More »

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  • City could make way for modular homes

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Prefabricated homes could be coming to a community near you, if a change to city land development rules is accepted Monday. But developers say the residences are nothing like the popular conception of manufactured or mobile homes.Developers and some homebuilders say the units — built in sections or entirely at a production facility [...] Read More »

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  • Smoke issues shouldn’t stick around all summer

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade The wildfire smoke that has settled over Medicine Hat again does not mean we will be prone to this throughout the summer, says Environment Canada.The wind has brought the smoke from fires in the N.W.T., northern Alberta, Saskatchewan and even Alaska.“It’s stretching down all the way to the eastern seaboard of the U.S.,” [...] Read More »

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  • Hop to learning at Police Point Park with grasshopper program

    Medicine Hat News Police Point Park will try to rehabilitate the image of the grasshopper on Sunday. The Grasshoppers Get a Bad Rap! program will offer visitors to the Nature Centre a chance to learn more about the creatures, which are vital to the prairie ecosystem. With possibly more than 80 species of grasshopper in [...] Read More »

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National News

  • Police charge man in bombing of Winnipeg law firm

    WINNIPEG – Winnipeg police have charged a man with sending explosive devices to law firms and other businesses in the city, and they caution that more packages may be discovered in the coming days. Guido Amsel, 49, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, one count of aggravated assault and a number of [...] Read More »

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  • CP NewsAlert: Police charge man in bombing of Winnipeg law firm

    WINNIPEG – Winnipeg police have charged a suspect in the bombing of a law firm that seriously injured a lawyer on Friday. Guido Amsel is facing two counts of attempt murder, one count of aggravated assault and a number of charges related to the possession of explosives. The 49-year-old Winnipeg man has been remanded in [...] Read More »

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  • U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden meets with PM Stephen Harper before FIFA final

    VANCOUVER – American Vice-President Joe Biden paid homage to the close ties between the United States and Canada during a trip north of the border to take in the FIFA Women’s World Cup final in Vancouver. “Canada is the most reliably certain and consequential ally we have,” Biden said, minutes before a closed-door meeting with [...] Read More »

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  • One man arrested, another bomb found in Winnipeg explosion investigation

    WINNIPEG – Winnipeg police arrested one man on the weekend and found a second explosive device in connection with the bombing of a small law firm that seriously injured a lawyer. But there were still no clues, at least publicly, as to the motive behind Friday’s attack. Police said a 49-year-old man was taken into [...] Read More »

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  • Haze from B.C. fires makes day look like sunset, others forced to flee

    VANCOUVER – Residents in parts of southern British Columbia say haze from wildfires is blotting out the sun and it looks like sunset. The B.C. Wildfire Service says gusty winds and drought conditions are hampering efforts to contain dozens of wildfires in the province. Officials say the conditions have led to “significant growth” of some [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

  • Kay Wilson scores two tries to lead England past Canada at women’s super series

    EDMONTON – Kay Wilson scored two tries as England edged Canada 15-14 on Sunday at the women’s rugby super series. The English finished the tournament in second place with nine points. Wilson started the scoring in the 15th minute with a score into the corner. Andrea Burk cut the lead to 5-3 five minutes later [...] Read More »

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  • Damian Warner ties Canadian record set in 1985 in men’s 110 metre hurdles

    EDMONTON – Damian Warner tied a Canadian record on Saturday at the Canadian track and field championships. The London, Ont., native won the men’s 110-metre hurdles in 13.27 seconds to tie Mark McKoy’s record set in 1985. Johnathan Cabral was second at 13.37 and Sekou Kaba third at 13.43. Saskatoon’s Brianne Theisen-Eaton edged out the [...] Read More »

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  • Canadian Dakota Buttar in contention after second day of Stampede’s bull riding

    CALGARY – Canada’s Dakota Buttar and Brazil’s Joao Ricardo Vieira tied for the best bull riding score on Saturday at the Calgary Stampede. Buttar, of Kindersley, Sask., and Vieira both scored 88.00 in their second performances. Mike Lee of the United States was third after scoring an 87.50 and leads the overall standings. Buttar is [...] Read More »

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  • Wildfires threaten remote Alberta communities, residents on alert, ready to flee

    EDMONTON – Hundreds more residents in northern Alberta have been put on evacuation alert due to wildfires. Four hundred people who live in South Tallcree First Nation were on evacuation notice Friday, ready to leave if necessary, said Scott Long, executive director of operations for Alberta’sEmergency Management Agency. About 200 people from the North Tallcree [...] Read More »

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  • 3 Alberta men fined thousands of dollars for selling meat from wild animals

    EDMONTON – Three Alberta men have been fined tens of thousands of dollars after pleading guilty to charges of trafficking meat from wild animals. Alberta Fish and Wildlife and Solicitor General officials said Friday that Edward L’Hirondelle of Redwater, Harold L’Hirondelle of Marlboro, and Norman L’Hirondelle of Edmonton all pleaded guilty to charges of trafficking [...] Read More »

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World News