June 30th, 2016


Local News

  • Three Medicine Hat males charged in ALERT child exploitation sting

    ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation team released the names of 10 child sexual exploitation suspects – three of which are from in Medicine Hat. Stefan Mogck, 35; Michael Henderson, 68; and Victor Rahal, 52 from Medicine Hat have been charged with possession of child pornography, access child pornography and make available child pornography. In Lethbridge, Robert [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Seniors’ health related to money?

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade Whether seniors unable to afford prescription medication is resulting in more heart attacks and strokes is the subject of a study in Alberta. The University of Calgary is looking for 5,000 participants for a three-year study of low-income seniors struggling to pay insurance co-payments for prescriptions. The purpose of the study is to [...] Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • South Sask. flowing well below normal levels

    mlacelle@medicinehatnews.com @lacelle_megan The South Saskatchewan River levels are significantly lower than normal and staff at the Police Point Park Interpretative Centre can’t help but notice. “We keep a pretty good eye on what’s happening along the river,” said chief interpreter Corlaine Gardner. “Prairie rivers are notorious for wide fluctuations in levels.” Alberta Environment shows water [...] Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Budget cut would severely weaken special needs supports: PRSD

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Frontline services for some of the region’s most vulnerable students will face cutbacks if the province doesn’t turn temporary funding into permanent funding, warns a local school division. “This is very much related to our special needs students, and supports we have in place to support students,” Prairie Rose School Division superintendent Brian [...] Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Esplanade unveils upcoming entertainment

    mlacelle@medicinehatnews.com @lacelle_megan It’s going to be an event-filled year at the Esplanade according to the 2016-17 annual guide distributed on Tuesday. Members of the public were invited to the unveiling event showcasing a variety of exhibits and performances, hosted by the museum, archives, art gallery and theatre. “There really is something for everyone,” said Trampas [...] Read More »

    20 hours ago

National News

  • U.S. President Barack Obama passes diplomatic torch to Trudeau, with a warning

    OTTAWA – U.S. President Barack Obama brought the House down Wednesday as he passed a diplomatic torch of sorts to Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau, along with a pointed warning about the perils of injustice and inequality. In what was almost certainly his last visit to Canada as president, Obama held court for nearly an hour [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Complete text of U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech to House of Commons

    OTTAWA – Mr. Prime Minister, Mr. Speaker, members of the House, members of the Senate, distinguished guests, people of Canada, thank you for this extraordinary welcome, which tempts me to just shut up and leave. Because it can’t get any better than this. Obviously, I’m grateful for the warm welcome. I’m extraordinarily grateful for the [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • U.S. President Barack Obama delivers speech to packed, cheering Parliament

    OTTAWA – U.S. President Barack Obama is passing a diplomatic torch of sorts to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in his historic address to the House of Commons. Obama says Trudeau has brought new energy and leadership to Canada and to the everlasting alliance between the two countries. And the president says Canada and the world [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Arrests made in hit-and-run death of former UFC fighter Ryan Jimmo

    EDMONTON – Police in Edmonton have charged two people in the hit-and-run death of former UFC fighter Ryan Jimmo. Jimmo, who was 34, was fatally injured early Sunday following a verbal argument that escalated into a fight in the parking lot of a bar. Police say Jimmo died from blunt force trauma after being run [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Victim in 2012 election shooting shot through heart, both lungs: pathologist

    MONTREAL – Lighting technician Denis Blanchette was shot through the heart the night of the 2012 Parti Quebecois election victory, a forensic pathologist told Richard Henry Bain’s first-degree murder trial Wednesday. The bullet entered the right side of his chest and also pierced both lungs before exiting through the left side of Blanchette’s thorax, Andre [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago

Provincial News

  • British soldier hit by semi-truck near training base in southern Alberta

    SUFFIELD, Alta. – A British soldier’s condition has been upgraded to stable after being hit by a semi-truck near CFB Suffield, southeast of Calgary. The incident happened Wednesday morning along Highway 884. It’s still unclear what the soldier was doing on the road at the time. Redcliff RCMP Integrated Traffic Unit, the British Royal Military [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Fishing guide says 2013 impacted part of Bow River, depleted trout populations

    CALGARY – A seasoned fishing guide says trout populations have collapsed in part of the Bow River in southern Alberta and the decrease in fish is largely due to an increase in water temperature. Eric Grinnell, a Bow River guide for more than 35 years, says cold water fish species have virtually disappeared from the [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • 2 kids taken into custody, 3 arrested, dog shot and killed in Calgary police raid

    Calgary police have arrested three people and seized two children following two drug raids that netted cocaine, marijuana and a substantial amount of cash. During one of the raids, police say a pitbull-type dog inside the home latched on to the left arm of a tactical team officer. The dog would not let go of [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Freelance photographer faces sexual assault charges in Edmonton

    EDMONTON – A freelance photographer is facing half a dozen sex-related charges in Edmonton following a complaint from a teenage girl. Police say the teen alleges she was inappropriately touched earlier this month during two separate photo shoots. One was at a barn west of Edmonton and the second was in a home on the [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Alberta child exploitation case: Suspects include former political candidate

    CALGARY – A former candidate for the Alberta Party’s top job is one of 10 men police have arrested in a child sexual exploitation case. Troy Millington, 45, was the sole opponent to eventual winner Greg Clark in the party’s September 2013 leadership race. Millington also ran unsuccessfully in an Alberta byelection in 2014. Police [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago

World News

  • Fire in residential building kills 8 in India

    NEW DELHI – A fire in a pharmacy engulfed residential quarters of a Mumbai suburban building early Thursday, killing eight people, police said. A fire official said the victims were asleep when the fire broke out and were trapped on the first floor of the building in Andheri district in India’s financial and entertainment capital. [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Duterte sworn in as president of Philippines

    MANILA, Philippines – Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in Thursday as president of the Philippines, with some hoping his maverick style will energize the country but others fearing he will undercut one of Asia’s liveliest democracies amid threats to kill criminals en masse. The 71-year-old former prosecutor and longtime mayor of southern Davao city won a [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Cleveland police to wear body cameras during GOP convention

    Cleveland police officers will have body cameras affixed to their riot gear during the Republican National Convention this month. The Arizona company TASER International says it will loan 300 mounting units to the city that will allow officers to attach the body cameras to their riot gear to record interactions between police and the public. [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Grizzly kills mountain biker near Glacier National Park

    HELENA, Mont. – A grizzly bear attacked and killed a 38-year-old mountain biker Wednesday as he was riding along a trail just outside Glacier National Park, Montana authorities said. Brad Treat and another rider were in the Halfmoon Lakes area of the Flathead National Forest when they apparently surprised the bear, Flathead County Sheriff Chuck [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • In ME, Trump strikes back at US Chamber on trade

    BANGOR, Maine – Donald Trump struck back at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Wednesday in a mostly rural area in Maine, where his message of economic populism could earn him a vote in the Electoral College. Addressing a crowd of several thousand in an indoor arena, Trump blasted existing free trade deals and reiterated his [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago