December 15th, 2017

News

Local News

  • Familiar faces keep Corona Auction a success

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell There was nothing but big hearts and open wallets as the 27th annual Corona Auction took place Thursday evening to raise funds for the Medicine Hat News Santa Claus Fund. “It’s all for the kids,” said Rob Wallace, who has supported the auction from day one — in fact, he purchased the very [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Trial going ahead for man charged in NYE murder

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A man arrested following a New Year’s Eve homicide will stand trial, as his preliminary hearing wrapped up Thursday. After two days of witnesses and evidence heard, a judge directed that Leonard Robert Terence Beaulieu stand trial for the second-degree murder of 24-year-old Jordan Pede. Provincial Crown had put forward that the case [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Identity fraud victim leaves AHS

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The local victim of an impersonation crime has decided to leave Alberta Health Services after her convicted co-worker did not lose her job. Wendy Lee Haag pled guilty in July to identity fraud and was sentenced to six-months house arrest and a year’s probation. Haag had used co-worker Rachel Brushett’s identity to [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • New program options for MHC Brooks

    Medicine Hat News Earlier this week Medicine Hat College announced it would be offering a new program options at its Brooks campus starting in the fall semester 2018. The college will now offer a health-care aide certificate program in Brooks, and a social-work development program. “We are so pleased to provide these opportunities at the [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Officials say southeast is primed for green development

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Available land, a skilled base of trades labour, and a measured amount of reliable wind supply were key reasons why two wind energy production plants announced this week were sited in southeast Alberta. That’s also the basis of a promotional strategy launched years ago by regional economic development organizations to sell the region [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago

National News

  • Halifax convention centre officially opens five years after first proposed

    HALIFAX – The convention centre portion of a massive $500-million construction project that dominates downtown Halifax has officially opened its doors, several years behind schedule. Built with $169 million in taxpayer funding, the 120,000-square-foot Halifax Convention Centre is to host its first event – the Canadian weightlifting junior nationals – on Jan. 20. Convention centre [...] Read More »

    17 mins ago
  • Provinces have until the end of 2018 to submit carbon price plans: McKenna

    OTTAWA – Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says a national price on carbon won’t be imposed on any province for at least another year. McKenna says carbon pricing legislation will be introduced sometime in 2018 and provinces will have until the end of that year to submit their own carbon pricing plans before a national price [...] Read More »

    18 mins ago
  • B.C. teacher suspended after accidentally displaying porn in class

    VANCOUVER – An elementary school teacher in British Columbia was suspended after inadvertently projecting pornographic images from his work laptop in a classroom. The B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation says students were inadvertently exposed to a picture of female genitalia when Jeffrey Rohin Muthanna used his laptop while attempting to project online education materials onto [...] Read More »

    35 mins ago
  • Report on university campus sexual violence calls for culture change

    HALIFAX – A Nova Scotia committee has released a report with 10 recommendations to help end gender-based violence and sexual assault on university campuses. The report calls on universities to develop sexual violence prevention plans, training to respond to disclosures of sexual assault and bystander education programs. The 72-page report explores the roots of sexual [...] Read More »

    54 mins ago
  • TVA network apologizes for saying mosques sought exclusion of women at worksite

    MONTREAL – French-language network TVA is apologizing for a baseless report that said members of two Montreal mosques asked for female construction workers to be excluded from a nearby site. The network’s management posted a short statement online today to say it regrets the situation and that it is apologizing to various stakeholders and viewers [...] Read More »

    55 mins ago

Provincial News

  • Edmonton Oilers activate goaltender Cam Talbot from injured reserve

    EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers have activated goaltender Cam Talbot from injured reserve. The 30-year-old has appeared in 22 games with the Oilers this season, posting a 10-10-1 record, a 3.00 goals-against average, a .903 save percentage and one shutout. Talbot missed the Oilers’ last six games with an upper-body injury. Backup goaltender Laurent Brossoit [...] Read More »

    16 mins ago
  • CP NewsAlert: United Conservative Leader Kenney wins seat in Alberta legislature

    CALGARY – Former federal Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney has won a seat in the Alberta legislature. The leader of the United Conservative Party is the victor of a byelection in Calgary Lougheed, easily beating out six other candidates, including provincial Liberal Leader David Khan. Kenney was the driving force behind the merger of Alberta’s [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Canada’s Mark Arendz, Brittany Hudak win medals at Para-Nordic World Cup

    CANMORE, Alta. – Canada’s Mark Arendz captured silver in the men’s 15-kilometre individual standing competition on Thursday at the season-opening Para-Nordic World Cup. The 27-year-old from Hartsville, P.E.I., finished in 36 minutes 56.7 seconds. Benjamin Daviet of France took gold in 35:46.3 after a perfect day of shooting and Neutral Athlete Aleksandr Pronkov, was third [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Alberta Party interim leader Greg Clark not running for top job a second time

    EDMONTON – The interim leader of the Alberta Party says he has decided to not run a second time for the top job. Greg Clark says he will still defend his Calgary seat in the 2019 election but he wants to spend more time with his family, which wouldn’t be possible if he was leader. [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Patients at Edmonton fertility clinic warned of possible exposure to infection

    EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services is contacting dozens of patients who may have been exposed to infection at the fertility clinic at an Edmonton hospital in mid-November. The government agency says it started notifying 141 patients of the Regional Fertility and Women’s Endocrine Clinic at Royal Alexandra Hospital on Thursday that they could be at [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago

World News

  • Trump blasts FBI leadership but says he’s loyal to police

    QUANTICO, Va. – President Donald Trump laced into FBI leadership Friday, while proclaiming his loyalty and support for law enforcement in an address at the agency’s training academy. “It’s a shame what’s happened” with the FBI, the president said as he left the White House for a speech at the FBI training academy in Quantico, [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Dutch police shoot man with a knife at Amsterdam airport

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Dutch military police say they have shot a man after he threatened to use a knife at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. In a tweet, the Marechaussee police service says the “situation is safe” and the suspect has been detained and removed from the scene. Schiphol, just outside Amsterdam, is one of Europe’s [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Dutch police shoot man with knife at Amsterdam airport

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Dutch military police say they have shot a man after he threatened to use a knife at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. In a tweet, the Marechaussee police service says the “situation is safe” and the suspect has been detained and removed from the scene. No further information was immediately available. Schiphol, just [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • French death toll rises to 5 children in train-bus crash

    PARIS – French authorities said one more student died Friday after a regional train sliced open a school bus in southern France, raising the overall death toll to five children. According to authorities in the Pyrenees-Orientales region, 18 other children and the bus driver were injured in the horrific crash at a crossing close to [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • 2017 in review: ‘Disruption, despair and dumpster fires’

    NEW YORK – The news alerts gushed in: An attack on a concert, a church, an ice cream parlour ; an assailant wielding a gun or hammer or acid . There’s an earthquake in Mexico, a monsoon in India, a volcanic eruption in Bali, hurricane after hurricane after hurricane. Keep up as your phone vibrates [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago