February 19th, 2018


Local News

  • Dog goes missing from truck

    Medicine Hat News An 83-year-old man is has been without his best friend Snooky for almost a week now, after the dog went missing Tuesday from his truck at the Family Leisure Centre. After taking the dog for a walk, the man left the animal in his truck to grab a drink of water from [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Getting into the Olympic spirit

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker It was a day of fun activities and bonding for the city’s three cadet groups, as they held their first-ever Tri-Service Olympics. The day was designed around bringing Medicine Hat’s air, army and sea cadets to play some games together, and to learn different skills as a group. “Today we’re trying out a [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Events Calendar

    Feb. 19 — Family Day Celebrations, Police Point Park Nature Centre, 11 a.m.-4 pm. Feb. 20 — Stitching in the Afternoon, MH Public Library, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 20 — Movie “Despicable Me,” MH Public Library, 2 p.m. Feb. 20 — Easiest Book Club Ever!, MH Public Library, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 20 — Colouring, MH Public [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Spitz done in southern Alberta

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The sun will set on Spitz — the southern Alberta success story that grew into a nationally known sunflower seed snack, and as a business in Bow Island was bought out by a global snackfood giant 10 years ago. On Thursday, owner PepsiCo informed more than 50 employees at the Bow Island processing [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Alberta sets out rules for marijuana sales

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Provincial officials said Friday they expect 250 retail cannabis stores initially around Alberta when legalization comes into effect this summer. Everyone working in the industry will all have to undergo an extensive background check and training. “We believe that our regulations will strike the right balance,” Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley said Friday [...] Read More »

    3 days ago

National News

  • NewsAlert: Canada’s Sharpe wins gold in women’s ski halfpipe at Winter Olympics

    BOKWANG, Korea, Republic Of – Canadian freestyle skier Cassie Sharpe has won gold in the women’s ski halfpipe competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Sharpe, from Comox, B.C., finished with a score of 95.80 on a cool, sunny morning at Phoenix Park. France’s Marie Martinod took silver after crashing in her final run, guaranteeing Sharpe [...] Read More »

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  • Parents hopeful about federal budget funding for no-fly list fix

    OTTAWA – Parents of children who keep running into no-fly list snags at the airport say they have new hope the problem will be addressed in the coming federal budget. A representative of the group known as the No Fly List Kids has been invited to a stakeholders’ lockup in Ottawa on budget day Feb. [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Manitoba Independent MLA Steven Fletcher wants to be Conservative MP again

    WINNIPEG – A former federal Conservative MP who now sits as an Independent member of the Manitoba legislature says he’s making another run for federal politics. Steven Fletcher announced Monday on Facebook that he will seek the Conservative nomination in the federal consistency of Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley. Fletcher previously held the federal seat from 2004 until [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • ‘Waited so long:’ Quebec man charged in Alberta woman’s death 16 years ago

    AIRDRIE, Alta. – Friends of an Alberta woman slain 16 years ago say they had lost virtually all hope police would solve the case. But RCMP announced Monday they have charged Stephane Parent, 49, with second-degree murder in the death of Adrienne McColl. McColl was 21 when she was reported missing around Valentine’s Day 2002. [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Woman says 10 dogs euthanized to comply with Yukon Supreme Court order

    WHITEHORSE – The owner of a Yukon rescue operation says 10 dogs have been euthanized because no other option existed, but a lawyer maintains the animals should have been surrendered in compliance with a court order. Shelley Cuthbert of Any Domesticated Animal Rescue and Boarding Kennels said the dogs were euthanized on her property and [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago

Provincial News

  • Calgary police officer charged with uttering threats in a domestic incident

    CALGARY – An officer with the Calgary Police Service has been charged in connection with an off-duty incident near the city. He was arrested and charged Sunday by RCMP with one count of uttering threats following a domestic incident. Calgary Police say in a news release that they aren’t releasing the name of the officer [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Quebec man charged in slaying of Alberta woman 16 years ago

    AIRDRIE, Alta. – A Quebec man has been charged in the slaying of a 21-year-old Alberta woman 16 years ago. The RCMP say Stephane Parent has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Adrienne McColl in February 2002. Supt. Garrett Woolsey says Parent, who is 49, was arrested in Gatineau, Que., on Saturday [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • WHL Roundup: Ryan Jevne scores winner as Tigers halt Broncos’ win streak

    MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – Ryan Jevne scored his second goal of the night 3:07 into overtime as the Medicine Hat Tigers downed the Swift Current Broncos 4-3 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action. Bryan Lockner and Elijah Brown also scored for the Tigers (29-24-7), who trailed 3-1 in the third period before scoring three [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • WHL Roundup: Stanley scores twice to lead Hurricanes over Blades 5-4

    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Matthew Stanley’s second goal of the game stood as the winner, leading the Lethbridge Hurricanes to a 5-4 win over the Saskatoon Blades on Friday in Western Hockey League action. Stanley also added an assist for a three-point night. Dylan Cozens had a goal and a helper and Calen Addison and Jordy [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Holden Cattoni’s 11-point effort leads Roughnecks over Stealth 20-12

    CALGARY – Holden Cattoni had five goals and six assists and Curtis Dickson scored four times with three helpers as the Calgary Roughnecks downed the Vancouver Stealth 20-12 on Friday in National Lacrosse League play. Wesley Berg had three goals and seven points and Tyler Pace netted a hat trick to go along with two [...] Read More »

    3 days ago

World News

  • Confederate statue toppling cases start with dismissals

    DURHAM, N.C. – Problems identifying protesters on video hindered North Carolina prosecutors on Monday as they sought to hold demonstrators responsible for toppling a Confederate statue last summer. A judge dismissed the criminal cases against the first two defendants to appear in a series of individual trials, and he found a third not guilty. Trials [...] Read More »

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  • Funerals: Grieving teens, raw emotions after school shooting

    PARKLAND, Fla. – Each funeral for the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre is different, yet the same: the mourning relatives, teens walking in clutches wearing black, politicians paying their respects, media cameras pointing at the entrance from across the parking lot. And each service takes its toll on the young mourners, many [...] Read More »

    44 mins ago
  • Idaho senator shouts at students lobbying for birth control

    BOISE, Idaho – A Republican state senator who yelled at University of Idaho students affiliated with Planned Parenthood now faces an ethics complaint after he posted on social media Monday that the students should discuss “killing babies” with his Democratic colleague. A dozen students, who had travelled nearly 300 miles (483 kilometres) from the Moscow [...] Read More »

    45 mins ago
  • Californians can go home but told to keep watch on wildfire

    BISHOP, Calif. – A wind-driven wildfire in rural central California threatened hundreds of buildings Monday, including a historic railroad station, but officials said they made some gains after the flames exploded in size. The blaze scorched 3 1/2 square miles (9 square kilometres) of chaparral bush and shrub oak in the small town of Bishop [...] Read More »

    45 mins ago
  • Court: Pardoned Peru strongman Fujimori can be tried again

    LIMA, Peru – A court in Peru has determined that former Peruvian strongman Alberto Fujimori can be tried in connection with a 1992 massacre despite his recent pardon from a 25-year jail sentence. The ruling Monday paves the way for Fujimori to stand trial again for crimes committed during his decade-long rule. President Pedro Pablo [...] Read More »

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