April 27th, 2015

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Local News

  • Ready to run

    tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Despite chilly, nearly wintry weather on Saturday morning Medicine Hat College’s annual Rattler Run drew hundreds of runners and quite a few spectators. The runners in the 3K, 5K and 10K races seemed eager to get off the mark as they waited shivering in the cold for the race to begin. They took [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Events Calendar April 27-May 3

    April 27 — Get to know your Android tablet, MH public library, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free, registration required. April 28 — Day of Mourning, park at bottom of Scholten Hill, 11 a.m. April 28 — Drop-in Computer Sessions, MH public library, 1-3 p.m. April 28 — Tuesday evening family storytime,MH public library age 2 and up, [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Mock trial brings lighter side to Law Day

    tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal The Provincial Courthouse rang with accusations of “porkocide” as the attempted murder trial of Curly and Loretta Pig convened in Courtroom FourIt was all part of the fun as Medicine Hat hosted its annual Law Day. The mock trial of Curly and Loretta (played by Kelly Hamilton and Cindy Nelson) was one of [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Hatter wins apprentice award for bodyshop

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A young Hatter is tops in the province when it comes to the trades.Brandon Sauer, 22, was presented with the top apprentice award for bodyshop — a recognition for graduating with the highest combined mark during the final period of apprenticeship.“Basically it’s an honour to represent the guys that are in my trade,” [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Voting instructions for general public, students, special cases

    Medicine Hat News While election day for Alberta’s provincial election is May 5, students can vote in either the riding they study or their home riding this year. But time to request, receive and return your special ballot is narrowing. Under the special ballot program, Elections Alberta will send a ballot anywhere on the planet [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago

National News

  • B.C. terror trial sees video of accused allegedly planting pressure-cooker bombs

    VANCOUVER – A jury sat riveted in B.C. Supreme Court on Monday watching a series of videos that show a pair of accused terrorists hiding two packages on the grounds of the provincial legislature in the early hours of July 1, 2013. The videos appear to be the culmination of a months-long RCMP sting that [...] Read More »

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  • Sexting teen convicted of child porn given conditional sentence by B.C. court

    VICTORIA – A Victoria teenager convicted on child pornography charges for sexting pictures of another girl has been handed a conditional discharge. The teen was convicted last year of possessing and distributing child pornography after texting out explicit photos of her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend. The court imposed a six-month sentence with conditions that include she write [...] Read More »

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  • Friends-of-feathers flock together to save ducklings imprisoned on police patio

    VANCOUVER – Vancouver’s finest have hatched a plan to help 10 jail birds fly the coop from police headquarters, and everything turned out ducky in the end. Sgt. Randy Fincham says a concerned citizen reported a mother duck and nine ducklings marooned on the third-floor patio ledge at the police department on Sunday. Officers responded, [...] Read More »

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  • P.E.I. party leaders focus on voter trust in televised debate before election

    SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – Prince Edward Island’s political culture came under attack tonight in a televised leaders debate as the opposition parties attempted to saddle the Liberals’ new leader with past controversies that have embroiled the party. Two of the three opposition party leaders used their opening statements to promise more accountability, with Green Leader Peter [...] Read More »

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  • Montreal taxi bureau has seized 40 vehicles from UberX drivers since early March

    MONTREAL – The City of Montreal’s taxi bureau is cracking down on ride-sharing service UberX and has seized 40 vehicles from drivers in recent weeks, prompting the company to say it will fight back in court. UberX is a service offered as part of Uber’s car-sharing smartphone app that links clients to drivers in privately [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago

Provincial News

  • Nothing to crow about: Calgary council nixes city chicken project

    CALGARY – City council in Calgary has plucked off the drawing board a pilot project that would have allowed people to keep egg-laying chickens. Councillors voted 9-6 against the proposal. Gian-Carlo Carra and Ray Jones had argued there is a lot of interest in city chickens and pointed out there are already communities that allow [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • DC-3 that crash-landed in Yellowknife overloaded: Transportation Safety Board

    EDMONTON – The Transportation Safety Board says an engine failure and too much weight caused a transport plane to crash-land on Aug. 19, 2013, in Yellowknife. None of the 21 passengers or three crew members on board the Buffalo Airways DC-3 were hurt in the wheels-up landing. The board says shortly after the two-engine plane [...] Read More »

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  • Surge says $430-million asset sale will reduce debt, help invest in discovery

    CALGARY – Surge Energy Inc. (TSX:SGY) is selling some of its oil-producing assets in Saskatchewan and Manitoba for $430 million to an unidentified Canadian company. Calgary-based Surge said the sale will allow it to reduce its indebtedness and prepare it to redeploy capital to the newer Upper Shaunavon oil discovery in southwestern Saskatchewan[...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Precision Drilling Q1 profit plunges 76%, revenue declines 24% from last year

    CALGARY – Precision Drilling Corp. (TSX:PD) says its first-quarter profit plunged plunged 76 per cent compared with last year to $24 million or eight cents per share, down from $102 million or 35 cents per share last year. Revenue for the Calgary-based drilling company fell 24 per cent from a year ago, dropping to $512 [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby to join Canada for world championship

    CALGARY – Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby has been added to Canada’s roster for the upcoming world hockey championship. The move gives the Canadian team a boost as it seeks to win its first gold medal since 2007. Crosby became available after the New York Rangers beat Pittsburgh in five games in their first-round playoff [...] Read More »

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