August 20th, 2017

News

Local News

  • Hat firms reach for the sky

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The people behind Form-Tech Machining and Atlantic Research Laboratories said in 2015 that their partnership could be the start of something big. This week they said a merger of the two firms in Medicine Hat is the start of something even bigger. The firms have jointly developed emissions reduction equipment for oilpatch applications [...] Read More »

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  • Fatality report suggests fixes for psych ward

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A report following an inquiry into the death of a local man in 2013, while he was in Medicine Hat Regional Hospital’s psychiatric ward, has been made public. There are nine recommendations including the need for fatality inquiries to be held within two years of a death. It took four years for [...] Read More »

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  • First World War monument near done

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Work on the city’s First World War monument is almost complete with finishing touches to be put in place next week. “Today we are just starting to install the lighting,” said Scott Payne, Project 175 committee chair, from the Royal United Services Institute of Medicine Hat, on Friday. Other finishing touches include [...] Read More »

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  • Barnes will continue professional relationship with The Rebel

    tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Cypress-Medicine Hat MLA Drew Barnes acknowledges The Rebel went “too far” in its coverage of the events in Charlottesville, but, in a break from his party’s leadership, says he would appear on the network again. “Yes, I would,” responded Barnes when asked if he would appear despite Brian Jean, Jason Kenney and Andrew [...] Read More »

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  • Ground breaks at Canalta’s newest site

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Site grading is underway on a large commercial construction project in Medicine Hat’s south end. Canalta Hotels broke ground at the site this week after stockpiling dirt and bringing in earth-moving equipment to its site at 2501 Strachan Rd. By the end of 2018, the company plans to be complete building a six-storey [...] Read More »

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National News

  • Health Canada approves application for interim safe injection site in Toronto

    TORONTO – Health Canada announced Sunday that it has approved an application by Toronto Public Health to open a safe injection site several months earlier than anticipated. An “interim safe injection site” will open for service on Monday, Aug. 21 in the same building as the planned permanent site, which is currently under renovation. “Supervised [...] Read More »

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  • Evacuation order lifted after B.C. wildfire destroys dozens of homes

    WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. – Hundreds of people are being allowed to return to Loon Lake, B.C., more than a month after flames forced them from their homes and destroyed dozens of buildings in the community. The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has lifted an evacuation order for 309 properties in the area, but an alert remains in [...] Read More »

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  • NAFTA: ‘Great deal of negotiation’ still required after Round 1 of talks ends

    WASHINGTON – North American countries concluded their first round of negotiations toward a new continental trade agreement with a statement on Sunday that suggested major issues needed to be sorted out in the talks ahead. A joint statement from the three countries couldn’t even agree what to call this process: A ”modernization,” which implies simple [...] Read More »

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  • Police and counter-protesters clash in Quebec City outside right-wing event

    Quebec City police say a counter-demonstration that was organized in opposition to a right-wing group’s event has been declared illegal after protesters turned violent. Several hundred people gathered around a building to oppose a gathering planned by La Meute, a group considered close to the far right. Masked members of the counter-protest could be seen [...] Read More »

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  • Trudeau, Irish leader march in Montreal Pride parade

    MONTREAL – Justin Trudeau marched with his Irish counterpart in Montreal’s Pride parade on Sunday, marking the first time a foreign head of government has joined a prime minister in a Canadian Pride celebration. Trudeau waved a rainbow flag and occasionally danced, while Irish leader Leo Varadkar walked beside him and waved to the crowds [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

  • Three men seriously burned in explosion at car wash in Red Deer, Alberta

    RED DEER, Alta. – Three workers suffered serious burns Friday when a barrel containing flammable liquid exploded at a car wash in central Alberta. Red Deer Emergency Services platoon chief Sheldon Christensen said two are in life-threatening condition while the third is seriously injured. Christensen said all three men are in their 20s. They were [...] Read More »

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  • 3 workers critically burned in explosion at car wash in Red Deer, Alberta

    RED DEER, Alta. – Three workers have suffered serious burns after an explosion at a car wash in central Alberta. Red Deer Emergency Services platoon chief Sheldon Christensen says two are in life-threatening condition while the third is seriously injured. Christensen says all three workers are in their 20s. The explosion happened at Laser Car [...] Read More »

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  • Police in southern Alberta seek man seen shooting injured dog with handgun

    COALDALE, Alta. – Mounties in southern Alberta are looking for a man who was seen shooting a dog with a handgun after driving over the animal while exercising it. RCMP say they want to question the man spotted on Monday afternoon just south of Coaldale. They say he was letting the leashed dog run alongside [...] Read More »

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  • Police horses chase down and round up suspected store thieves in Calgary

    CALGARY – Four Calgary police on horses wrangled three youth accused of pointing a firearm and stealing from a store. Three youth went into a grocery store Thursday night and it’s alleged they stole some things before fleeing on foot after pointing a firearm at an employee who approached them. Four officers and police horses [...] Read More »

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  • Alberta man imprisoned for father’s violent, bloody roadside death

    MORLEY, Alta. – An Alberta man who admitted to punching and stomping his father to death and attacking his sister on the Trans-Canada Highway after a night of heavy drinking has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison. Tristan Wesley, a 29-year-old Morley resident, was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to manslaughter [...] Read More »

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World News

  • Spanish town struggles to reconcile locals as extremist cell

    RIPOLL, Spain – They were brothers and boyhood friends from a town with no unfamiliar faces. They were linked by Moroccan roots and equally tied by their upbringings in Ripoll, an ancient hub in the Catalan foothills known for its monastery and passageways dotted with cafes and kebab shops. But most recently, police believe, the [...] Read More »

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  • Spanish town struggles to square growth of extremist cell

    RIPOLL, Spain – They were brothers and boyhood friends from a town with no unfamiliar faces. They were linked by Moroccan roots and equally tied by their upbringings in Ripoll, an ancient hub in the Catalan foothills known for its monastery and passageways dotted with cafes and kebab shops. But most recently, police believe, the [...] Read More »

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  • Trump will address path forward on Afghanistan

    CAMP MOREHEAD, Afghanistan – Signalling that the U.S. military expects its mission to continue, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Sunday hailed the launch of the Afghan Army’s new special operations corps, declaring that “we are with you and we will stay with you.” Gen. John Nicholson’s exhortation of continued support for the Afghans [...] Read More »

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  • Christie says he’s no longer seeking sports radio host job

    TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he’s no longer seeking a job on a New York sports talk radio station once he leaves office. The Republican made the announcement Sunday. It came one day after the New York Daily News reported that WFAN had told him he was no longer being considered [...] Read More »

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  • Spain: Police think extremists planned massive bomb attack

    BARCELONA, Spain – Police put up scores of roadblocks across northeast Spain on Sunday in hopes of capturing a fugitive suspect from the 12-member Islamic extremist cell that staged two vehicle attacks and plotted much deadlier carnage using explosives favoured by Islamic State militants. Complicating the manhunt, though, was the fact that police have so [...] Read More »

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