March 30th, 2015

News

Local News

  • Jean in as new Wildrose leader; Smith out as PC candidate

    Medicine Hat NewsA party devastated by a mass defection led by its former leader Danielle Smith more than three months ago will now look to Brian Jean to reinvigorate the Wildrose after claiming the leadership Saturday afternoon.In a speech in which Jean fought back tears on a number of occasions while recalling the recent death [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Wildrose will have leader tonight

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig Since the gutting of the Wildrose Party last fall that left the party rudderless when its former leader Danielle Smith joined the ruling PCs, the Official Opposition has been attempting to right the ship.By the end of today, the Wildrose will have a new captain at the helm for what may be a [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Opposition candidates none too pleased with budget

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Local candidates for seats in southeast Alberta are reacting strongly to Thursday’s provincial budget. The Alberta Party representative says it provides the same old story from the ruling Progressive Conservatives. Wildrose hopeful Val Olson took to social media saying that the “New PC Plan” meant a “huge deficit and higher taxes” all in [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • MHC proactive with budget before Alberta’s was tabled

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Medicine Hat College says it was prepared for the changes announced in the 2015 provincial budget. The budget, tabled Thursday, revealed post-secondary institutions will be seeing a 1.4 per cent reduction to the Campus Alberta Grant, with a further 2.7 per cent expected in 2016. “We’ve been working on our budget using multiple [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Police Commission to be reviewed by Alberta Justice

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig Alberta Justice will be undertaking a province-wide compliance review for municipal police commissions following the release late last year of a revised Solicitor General report on standards for the public bodies. The revised report, released in December 2014, contains a set of policing oversight standards that police commissions are expected to comply with [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

National News

Provincial News

  • WHL Roundup: Tambellini scores OT winner as Hitmen even series with win over Ice

    CALGARY – Adam Tambellini scored 16:36 into overtime as the Calgary Hitmen edged the Kootenay Ice 3-2 on Sunday in Game 2 of their first-round Western Hockey League playoff series. Pavel Karnaukhov had two power-play goals and an assist for Calgary, which evened the best-of-seven series 1-1. Radel Fazleev chipped in with two assists. Jaedon [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Defeated Danielle Smith says sorry to reporter for text with questionable language

    CALGARY – A TV reporter says Alberta’s former Opposition leader has apologized for replying to a question with an angry text using language some people would find offensive. Global reporter Vassy Kapelos (ka-PELL-ose) tweeted that she texted Danielle Smith to ask whether she would be available for an interview about her loss Saturday in the [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Police searching north of Calgary again for evidence in missing family case

    AIRDRIE, Alta. – Police say they are searching a property northeast of Calgary in relation to the disappearance of a five-year-old boy and his grandparents, but they say they don’t have any new clues about where they are. Alvin and Kathy Liknes, along with their grandson Nathan O’Brien, haven’t been seen since the end of [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Brett Hickey nets hat trick as Rock clinch playoff spot in win over Roughnecks

    CALGARY – Brett Hickey finished off a hat trick with a tiebreaking goal at 13:54 of the fourth quarter as the Toronto Rock clinched a post-season berth with a 12-10 win over the Calgary Roughnecks on Saturday in National Lacrosse League action. Josh Sanderson and Kasey Beirnes had a pair of goals each for the [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Alberta opposition party picks former federal MP as leader

    EDMONTON – A former member of Stephen Harper’s Conservative caucus is the new leader of Alberta’s Official Opposition. Brian Jean, a 52-year-old lawyer from Fort McMurray, Alberta defeated two challengers to win the position. Jean resigned from federal politics last year. He intends to keep the PC government honest fiscally and to take it to [...] Read More »

    1 day ago

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