October 6th, 2015


Local News

  • Bus service planned to Canalta, Brier Park

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant New transit service to the Canalta Centre, Box Springs as well as industrial areas in Brier Park, will begin in November, council heard on Monday night.But it’s only on a six-month trial for now, and not in the evenings when hockey games are on, but could eventually be extended to the Town of [...] Read More »

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  • Three stabbed at family gathering near Grassy Lake

    Grassy LakeA 45-year-old Taber man has been charged with four offences, including three counts of attempted murder, following an incident west of Grassy Lake Sunday.Taber RCMP say three people were stabbed at a family gathering at a residence five kilometres west of Grassy Lake, shortly before 10 p.m. When they arrived, RCMP found a 28-year-old [...] Read More »

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  • City to offer a gift card

    Medicine Hat NewsWhat do you get for the Hatter who has everything?City officials hope it’s a universal gift card toward everything from municipal utility bills to pool admission.The City’s administrative committee is planning to sell universal City of Medicine Hat gift cards, council heard at its meeting on Monday night.The city has offered cards before, [...] Read More »

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  • Valleyview, union not ‘miles apart’

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade A strike/lock out could be on the cards at Valleyview if the current impasse cannot be overcome, says the negotiator of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE). “We are now at an impasse. With current legislation there is not a whole lot we can do except go down the strike/lock-out route again,” [...] Read More »

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  • Vital Signs champions ‘sense of belonging’

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre This year’s Vital Signs was designed with the goal of bringing people together and making them feel like they’re a part of the community. The publication, developed by the Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta and set to be released today, features the theme “sense of belonging.” “The community foundation is all about community, [...] Read More »

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National News

  • List of Canadians who have won the Nobel Prize

    The illustrious list of Nobel Prize winners features the names of 18 Canadians who have claimed honours in every field for which an award is granted. These include the man who discovered today’s most common diabetes treatment, the woman hailed as the master of the contemporary short story, and most recently a Nova Scotia physicist [...] Read More »

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  • Mohamed Fahmy leaves Egypt for London, before returning to Canada

    CAIRO – A Canadian journalist who fought terror-related charges in Egypt for nearly two years has finally begun his journey home. Mohamed Fahmy has tweeted a photo of himself with Canada’s ambassador to Egypt, Troy Lulashnyk, writing: “Canadian Ambassador Troy kindly escorted me to the gate at Cairo airport. A glorious end to our battle [...] Read More »

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  • Turcotte didn’t want to be treated: emergency official

    SAINT-JEROME, Que. – An emergency technician has testified that Guy Turcotte told hospital officials a day after his children were stabbed to death that he wanted to die and that what he had done was terrible. Marie-Pierre Chartrand says Turcotte arrived at the hospital a day after his children were killed in February 2009. Chartrand [...] Read More »

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  • Canadian, four others missing after yacht disappears during storm in the Philippines

    MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine coast guard say a Canadian is among five people who were on board a yacht that disappeared while sailing in waters that were lashed by a storm last week. A coast guard search team on a plane Tuesday spotted what appeared to be a floating body, orange objects and an [...] Read More »

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  • Imprisoned Saudi blogger’s wife protests at Saudi embassy in Vienna

    VIENNA – The wife of imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has joined a small group of protesters in front of the Saudi Embassy in Vienna to demand his release. Ensaf Haidar and a few dozen other demonstrators chanted “Stop torture!” and Free Raif!” in Tuesday’s protest, which was organized by Amnesty International. Haidar, who lives [...] Read More »

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