May 24th, 2016

News

Local News

  • Surprise, surprise: Fire ban lifted by Cypress County

    Due to a steady level of rain in the region over the Victoria Day weekend, Cypress County announced Tuesday morning it was lifting the fire ban that was in place in the region due to hot and dry conditions. Anna Mast, a peace officer with the county, says both the Level One ban south of [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • McCoy modernization gets $75,000 donation

    The modernization of Monsignor McCoy High School got a big boost today. The family of Archie MacPhail, represented by Janet Porter and Ken MacPhail, presented the Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education with a donation of $75,000 towards the project. Archie MacPhail was a teacher and counsellor at the school for more than 20 years. [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Wet weekend ‘life-saving’ for local farmers

    mlacelle@medicinehatnews.com @lacelle_megan The rainy May long weekend may have been a sore spot for campers, but for local farmers the moisture was “life-saving.” “I had it described to me by many people in the Cypress-Medicine Hat [riding] as a million-dollar rain,” said MLA Drew Barnes. “It was really needed and at a time when our [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Update: Road closure begins tomorrow for downtown water and sewage infrastructure

    UPDATE: The city now says the road closure will begin tomorrow, May 25. ———————— Medicine Hat News The intersection of Second Street S.E. and Fourth Avenue S.E. will be closed for approximately four weeks beginning today. The closure, part of the revitalization work on Second Street, will allow crews to begin installing new water and [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Busy weekend for those with green thumbs

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Soggy weather did not stop Medicine Hat’s green thumbs from looking for the perfect perennials, petunias and vegetable seeds on Saturday. With the May long weekend typically signifying the start of the planting season, Hatters could be seen at greenhouses and garden centres around the city, looking for the right plants and seeds [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago

National News

Provincial News

  • Alberta brings in carbon levy legislation, estimates higher cost to families

    EDMONTON – Alberta has put forward legislation to implement its multibillion-dollar carbon levy, with new estimates hiking the cost for families to as much as $443 next year. Environment Minister Shannon Phillips has introduced Bill 20 for first reading in the legislature. Phillips says the levy will provide an incentive to go green and will [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Calgary police arrest suspect in woman’s death, man fires shot in air

    Calgary police say a suspect in the death of a woman fired a gun early Tuesday before he was arrested, and that police found two young children in his vehicle after he surrendered. Just after midnight police were called to a home after receiving multiple reports of shots being fired. Officers found a woman who [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Firefighters from US, South Africa to arrive in Alberta

    EDMONTON – Officials say about 1,000 additional fire crews from across Canada, the United States and South Africa will be joining the fight this week against a massive wildfire near Fort McMurray. Alberta wildlife official Chad Morrison said Tuesday the blaze continues to move northeast away from communities and oil sands facilities in northern Alberta. [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Calgary police arrest suspect in woman’s death, man shot at officers

    Calgary police say a suspect in the death of a women shot at officers this morning before he was arrested. Just after midnight police were called to a home after receiving multiple reports of shots being fired. Officers found a woman who appeared to have been shot and an injured 15-year-old girl who was taken [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Red Deer beats Rouyn-Noranda 5-2 in Memorial Cup

    RED DEER, Alta. – Adam Helewka scored twice and the host Red Deer Rebels beat the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 5-2 on Sunday night to improve to 1-1 in the Memorial Cup junior tournament. Jake DeBrusk added a goal and two assists, Evan Polei and Haydn Fleury also scored, and Rylan Toth made 22 saves for Red [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

World News

  • Born deaf, 11-year-old is among nation’s top spellers

    WASHINGTON – Making it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee is an amazing achievement for any kid, but for 11-year-old Neil Maes, being born deaf made his journey especially unlikely. After receiving cochlear implants in both ears as a baby, he had to train his brain to understand spoken words. It took countless hours of [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Officer’s trial reveals problems within Baltimore police

    BALTIMORE – The trial of an officer cleared of charges in the arrest of a young black man didn’t yield a conviction, but it did reveal deep systemic problems within the Baltimore Police Department: Officers are inadequately trained and routinely ignore rules and regulations designed to keep people safe. The police commissioner acknowledged the failings [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Buses and Bulldozers: Refugees are removed from Greek camp

    IDOMENI, Greece – It grew to the size of a small town, becoming a symbol of Europe’s closed border policy for migrants and refugees. On Tuesday, Greek authorities began to dismantle it. Starting at dawn, police moved more than 2,000 people out of Idomeni, the sprawling makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border, and sent in [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Jet searched as precaution at LAX over ‘non-credible’ threat

    LOS ANGELES – A SWAT team with guns drawn screened a jet as a precaution Tuesday at Los Angeles International Airport after a non-credible threat was received about the flight from Houston, officials said. Four crew members and 76 passengers were escorted from an American Airlines twin-engine regional jet more than an hour after it [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Crash of EgyptAir Flight 804: What we know so far

    CAIRO – The question of what caused EgyptAir Flight 804 to crash in the Mediterranean, killing all 66 on board, remains shrouded in confusion, speculation and conflicting statements. Here is a look at what is known so far and what questions remain unanswered. ___ EXPLOSION OR NOT? One of the primary questions is whether or [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago