August 28th, 2015

News

Local News

  • Ag minister makes first visit

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig The provincial agricultural minister made his first trip to Medicine Hat as the NDP’s inaugural elected department chief met with city officials and Cypress County ag-sector representatives Thursday at Medalta.“We can hope for the best for next year,” said Minister Oneil Carlier, stating that predictions for this year’s drought conditions extending into next [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Air quality reaches most dangerous level yet

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade As smoke continues to permeate Medicine Hat the Air Quality Health Index rose to nine on Thursday.The health risk is considered high with a AQHI between seven and 10, moderate from four to six and low is one to three. Medicine Hat has been high since Tuesday. It has not resulted in additional [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • News’s federal debate set for Sept. 19

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat News will be hosting a federal election debate on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Medicine Hat College theatre from 7-9 p.m. All candidates for the Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner riding have been invited to participate in the debate. The federal election is Oct. [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Lots in Saamis Phase 7 soon ready for sale

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Lots in city’s newest subdivision will likely be up for sale soon with limited discounts for homebuilders looking to take part in next summer’s “Parade of Homes” and green incentives aimed at all buyers. The sales strategy for Saamis Phase 7 was unveiled at Wednesday’s development and infrastructure committee meeting, showing the schematics [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Police arrest diesel fuel theft suspect

    Medicine Hat News City police have arrested a man following multiple cases of diesel fuel theft. On five occasions between June 16 and 31, diesel thefts were reported in the Brier Park NW area of Medicine Hat, with approximately 2,000 litres stolen. Following an investigation by the MHPS priority street crimes unit, Denis Karasuljic, 25, [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago

National News

  • Deputy Ontario PC leader Christine Elliott resigns as MPP for Whitby-Oshawa

    TORONTO – Former Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Christine Elliott is resigning as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Whitby-Oshawa. A statement from Elliott says her decision to resign, which is effective immediately, was not easy. Elliott has not been seen in the legislature since losing the party leadership race to former Barrie MP Patrick [...] Read More »

    28 mins ago
  • Several items of interest in murder of physics student found on property: police

    LOWER TRURO, N.S. – Police investigating the murder of a Dalhousie University physics student in Halifax say they have found several items on a property outside the city they believe are linked to the homicide. Halifax police spokeswoman Theresa Rath says searchers found an unspecified number of items of “potential interest” in Lower Truro at [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Canadian fighter pilots accused of killing civilians: report

    The Globe and Mail says Canadian fighter pilots have been accused of killing civilians in a January air strike in Iraq, though it’s unclear who is making the allegation. The Canadian Armed Forces told The Globe that they have found no evidence to support the allegation, but encourage anyone with information to come forward. The [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Six stories in the news today, Aug. 28

    Six stories in the news today, Aug. 28 from The Canadian Press: – – – HARPER SWINGS HAMMER AT TRUDEAU BUILDING PLAN Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau set out to build some campaign momentum Thursday with a big-ticket, multibillion-dollar infrastructure plan, which an animated Stephen Harper spent much of his day trying to tear down. Trudeau’s [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • B.C. police watchdog forwards report to Crown over Vancouver shootout

    SURREY, B.C. – British Columbia’s police watchdog has forwarded a report to Crown counsel into a downtown Vancouver shootout previously described by a senior officer as “extraordinary.” The mayhem began June 10, 2014, when plainclothes officers witnessed a shooting outside of downtown coffee shop that left the victim fighting for his life. Deputy police chief [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago

Provincial News

  • Neighbours help shot man on Calgary street after hearing popping sounds

    CALGARY – Police are investigating a fatal shooting in northwest Calgary. Emergency crews responded to a home on Arbour Lake Drive following reports of a shooting around 5 p.m. Thursday. Mike Dilelo, who lives on the street, went outside after hearing an unusual popping sound and discovered a body in the street in a pool [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips, U.S. lawmakers, tour oilsands

    EDMONTON – Alberta’s environment minister is refuting opposition allegations that she wouldn’t meet with a delegation of U.S. lawmakers who toured the oilsands. Shannon Phillips says she met with the delegation, including Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who wants to become the party’s presidential candidate in the 2016 U.S. election. Phillips says it was a productive [...] Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Senior Alberta government managers who interfered in contracts face discipline

    EDMONTON – Alberta’s municipal affairs minister says three senior government managers who interfered in the awarding of contracts are facing disciplinary action. But Deron Bilous won’t say if they were fired. He says the government will bring in a plan to make sure such problems don’t happen again. The province’s public interest commissioner received several [...] Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • Review confirms allegations about mismanagement of Alberta public funds

    EDMONTON – A review of whistleblower allegations has found wrongdoing by three senior government managers in the awarding of contracts. The public interest commissioner received several allegations late last year that staff in two departments ensured eight preferred individuals were top candidates for contracts. Commissioner Peter Hourihan says none of the employees acted out of [...] Read More »

    23 hours ago
  • Farmers denounce federal government’s closure of Alberta agricultural archive

    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – The National Farmers Union says the federal government is “destroying history” by closing a southern Alberta agricultural archive. The union says years of studies by the Lethbridge Agriculture Canada research station are being thrown out under orders from Ottawa. A media relations officer for Agriculture Department has said the government is making [...] Read More »

    24 hours ago

World News