December 4th, 2016

News

Local News

  • A loving but troubled mother gone, Brenda Woloski’s family seeks answers about her death

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Graduations, babies, baptisms, laughter, smiles, camping trips — a multitude of photos speak of happier times in Brenda Woloski’s life. “She was a very loving mother,” Sancia Woloski-Donovan says, reflecting on her mother whose life cut was cut short when she became the city’s third homicide victim of the year in November. Brenda [...] Read More »

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  • Big decisions coming for council

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Heading into December, members of Medicine Hat city council are facing their longest nights of the year — and not just because the winter solstice is approaching. On Monday, the mayor and eight councillors will hear proposed two-year budgets, including rate increases, for the city’s five separate utility departments. Those, as well as [...] Read More »

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  • City hopes everyone will sign up for Notify Me Now

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Notify Me Now is a program the city will use to tell residents when there is an emergency or pending disaster that will affect them. In the 2013 flood it took a host of volunteers and a considerable amount of time to go from house to house to notify residents of an [...] Read More »

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  • Midnight Madness an annual tradition for many

    Medicine Hat News The downtown core was crowded full of shoppers seeking the best deal possible Friday night for the annual Midnight Madness event. The event is held each year, with downtown businesses opening doors until 12 a.m. and offering percentage-based deals, which generally grow larger as the night progresses. For Adams Jewelry owner Lynn [...] Read More »

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  • Power protection possible for city

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Medicine Hat’s power customers could be shielded from any new delivery charges on power bills caused by the New Democrat government’s phaseout of coal power or remaking of the provincial power grid. Or at least that’s the theory following a week’s worth of major announcements: That as a standalone producer, an “island” in [...] Read More »

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National News

  • 2 winning tickets for Saturday night’s $25 million Lotto 649 jackpot

    TORONTO – Two winning tickets were sold for Saturday night’s $25 million Lotto 649 jackpot. One was purchased in Ontario and the other in Quebec – each being worth almost $12.4 million. The winning ticket for the $1 million guaranteed prize was also sold in Quebec. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on [...] Read More »

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  • University class takes on case of B.C. woman stripped of citizenship

    SQUAMISH, B.C. – A group of university students in Squamish, B.C., is hoping their school work will help change the life of a woman whose Canadian citizenship was stripped under a little-known policy. Leanne Roderick, an instructor at Quest University, wanted the 20 students in her democracy and justice class to meet someone who was [...] Read More »

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  • Public schools in Nova Scotia could be closed for up to a week: education minister

    HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s education minister expects public schools to be closed for up to a week starting Monday, depending on the passage of a bill that would impose a contract on the union representing 9,300 educators in the province. Karen Casey said Sunday that she recognizes the school closures are an “inconvenience” but concerns [...] Read More »

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  • Ralliers at Chris Alexander speech call for Alberta premier to be locked up

    EDMONTON – The crowd chanted “lock her up” as Conservative leadership hopeful Chris Alexander spoke about Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s energy policy at an Edmonton rally. As they chanted the refrain that became popular during president-elect Donald Trump’s campaign, Alexander smiled, and appeared to gesture in time with the chant, nodding along. The incident happened [...] Read More »

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  • Researchers develop guide to help doctors inform new parents about brain injury

    When Lisa Pasquariello took her son to the doctor with concerns he was behind on reaching important developmental milestones like talking and walking, she was told he was “definitely FLK” – a funny looking kid. Pasquariello said she was confused, shocked and insulted by the doctor’s comments, but once the emotional trauma subsided she was [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

  • Switzerland’s Lara Gut wins Lake Louise super-G

    LAKE LOUISE, Alta. – Lara Gut won what the weather turned into a World Cup super-G sprint Sunday at Lake Louise. The Swiss ski star claimed a third career super-G victory at the Alberta resort after previous wins in 2013 and 2014. Last season’s overall World Cup champion finished second in the downhill Saturday, which [...] Read More »

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  • Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec completes Lake Louise downhill sweep

    LAKE LOUIS, Alta. – Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec completed a Lake Louise downhill sweep Saturday. Coming off her first World Cup victory Friday, Stuhec finished in 1 minute, 24.95 seconds on the course shortened because of deteriorating visibility. Defending overall World Cup champion Laura Gut of Switerland was second in 1:25.06, followed by Edit Miklos of [...] Read More »

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  • Slovenia’s Stuhec wins World Cup downhill at Lake Louise

    LAKE LOUISE, Alta. – Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec won the season-opening downhill at Lake Louise on Friday for her first World Cup victory. “It’s the first one, but I definitely hope it’s not the last one,” Stuhec said. The 26-year-old Stuhec finished in 1 minute, 45.48 seconds. Italy’s Sofia Goggia was second, and Sweden’s Kajsa Kling [...] Read More »

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  • Mounties searching for Alberta man wanted for uttering threats against student

    STONY PLAIN, Alta. – Mounties are asking the public for help in finding a man wanted for allegedly uttering threats against a student west of Edmonton. The threat resulted in a high school in Stony Plain to be placed on lockdown on Thursday. Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of 18-year-old Jeremy Lefebvre, [...] Read More »

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  • Southeastern military base expands area of elk hunt to reduce population

    SUFFIELD, Alta. – Hunters will have access to an area typically off-limits during this year’s elk hunt at a military base in southeastern Alberta. Canadian Forces Base Suffield has announced it will allow hunters to enter the national wildlife area, an area four times the size of the city of Medicine Hat. The area is [...] Read More »

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World News

  • Renzi quits; Italian populists seek quick vote to win power

    ROME – Italian voters dealt Premier Matteo Renzi a stinging defeat on his reforms referendum, triggering his resignation announcement and galvanizing the populist, opposition 5-Star Movement’s determination to gain national power soon. The outcome also energized the anti-immigrant Northern League party, an ally of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, a candidate in France’s presidential [...] Read More »

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  • Trump continues to defend his call with Taiwan’s leader

    NEW YORK – President-elect Donald Trump continued to use Twitter Sunday to defend his engagement with the leader of Taiwan, a breach of diplomatic protocol as the U.S. shifted recognition from Taiwan to China nearly 40 years ago. In a series of evening tweets, Trump groused about criticism that he didn’t work with China ahead [...] Read More »

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  • The Latest: Populist party says it’s poised to govern Italy

    ROME – The Latest on Italy’s referendum on constitutional reforms (all times local): 1:15 a.m. The populist 5-Star Movement says it’s poised to govern Italy now that Premier Matteo Renzi is resigning. The Movement, led by comic Beppe Grillo, spearheaded the winning “No”-vote campaign in a referendum on constitutional reforms. Renzi had championed the reforms [...] Read More »

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  • Warehouse fire death toll climbs to 33, and includes teens

    OAKLAND, Calif. – The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party climbed to 33 on Sunday as firefighters painstakingly combed through rubble for others believed to still be missing. Less than half of the charred remains of the partly collapsed structure had been searched, and crews clearing [...] Read More »

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  • The Latest: Renzi resigns after losing reforms referendum

    ROME – The Latest on Italy’s referendum on constitutional reforms (all times local): 12:25 a.m. ROME – Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says he is resigning after a stinging defeat on a constitutional reforms referendum that he staked his premiership on. “Good luck to us all,” Renzi told reporters after saying he would tell a Cabinet [...] Read More »

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