February 21st, 2024


Local News

  • Bandits’ jump to BCHL could prove costly for late-season arena tab

    @MedicineHatNews Switching leagues mid-season could cost the Brooks Bandits $10,000 if ice at the Centennial Regional Arena is needed for a championship series in the British Columbia Junior A hockey league. The former AJHL team, and defending Alberta Junior A champions, left the Alberta circuit in a high profile dispute with four other teams earlier [...] Read More »

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  • City of Medicine Hat eyes better grant approval system

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant City Hall will study how grant requests from nonprofit groups could be evaluated and potentially fulfilled. Coun. Ramona Robins told the regular meeting of council Tuesday that an obvious need exists, requests are being made and the city has resources to help community groups with money for building projects and equipment needs. Her colleagues [...] Read More »

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  • Investigation ongoing into Brooks attempted ATM theft

    On Tuesday at 2:35 a.m., Brooks RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter at Brooks Industrial Metals, Secure Energy. They found locks to the front door were cut, and while an ATM inside was heavily damaged, there had been no successful entry into the machine. Evidence has since been collected on scene, [...] Read More »

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  • City’s new green plan delayed a few months

    @MedicineHatNews An environmental framework for city operations due this spring could be delayed until the summer, council heard Tuesday. The “Environmental Framework and Action Plan” would seek ways to reduce energy and water use at city facilities. It was due to be finished in April, according to a draft report made public in late 2023. [...] Read More »

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  • Brooks RCMP seek missing 44-year-old male

    The Brooks RCMP is seeking assistance with locating a missing man. Enrique Reimer, a 44-year-old resident of Brooks, was last heard from on Feb. 18, and the RCMP say there is concern for Reimer’s wellbeing. Reimer is described as a man standing at 5-foot-4 with a medium complexion. He weighs approximately 170 pounds, and is [...] Read More »

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National News

  • Upcoming wildfire season could be worse than last year, federal minister says

    OTTAWA – Provincial, territorial and federal emergency response ministers have wrapped up two days of meetings in Ottawa on the upcoming wildfire season, which is already getting an early start in Alberta. Federal Emergency Preparedness Minister Harjit Sajjan says this year’s wildfires could be even worse than last year. He says the two-day discussions between [...] Read More »

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  • B.C. scraps proposed changes to Land Act amid consultation, controversy

    VICTORIA – The British Columbia government is scrapping a plan that was to allow shared decision-making with First Nations about the use of public land, which was part of the province’s work to align its laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. A statement from Nathan Cullen, B.C.’s minister of [...] Read More »

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  • Canada summons Russian ambassador in protest of Alexei Navalny’s death

    OTTAWA – Canada lambasted the Kremlin’s ambassador in Ottawa today over the reported death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Russian custody. The Canadian government says Ambassador Oleg Stepanov was summoned at the request of Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly. Russia’s prison agency said Friday that Navalny, who was serving a 19-year sentence in an [...] Read More »

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  • Funeral held in southern Manitoba for slain mother, children, niece

    CARMAN, Man. – Mourners gathered in southern Manitoba on Wednesday to remember five family members killed in what police have called an unimaginable tragedy. People were asked to wear purple to the funeral for Amanda Clearwater, her young children – Bethany, Jayven and Isabella Manoakeesick – and her teen niece Myah-Lee Gratton. Police discovered their [...] Read More »

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  • Marine area larger than Lake Superior could soon be protected off Ontario’s shores

    A vast marine area off Ontario’s north shores that’s home to beluga whales and threatened polar bears could soon be protected, officials said Wednesday, as First Nations welcomed what was seen as a key step towards fulfilling a longstanding treaty promise. The federal government and nine First Nations said they have cleared a hurdle on [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

Southern Alberta News

  • NDP finance critics concerned about upcoming budget

    Alberta NDP finance critics Shannon Phillips and Samir Kayande voiced their concerns about next week’s provincial budget during a news conference on Tuesday in Edmonton. Phillips, who is MLA for Lethbridge West and Alberta NDP Finance Critic for Insurance and Pensions and Samir Kayande, Alberta NDP Finance Critic for Fiscal Responsibility, talked about Alberta’s finances [...] Read More »

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  • War veteran honoured with display at Lethbridge Military Museum

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Adrienne McLennan figures if her father could travel across the globe to fight for freedom, twice, she could travel across the country to help honour him. McLennan is the daughter of William Edward Frame, who was a principal of Galbraith School, and a member of the first militia unit in Lethbridge, the 25th [...] Read More »

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  • SPC being asked to approve task force terms of reference

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com The Governance Standing Policy Committee of Lethbridge city council on Thursday will be asked to recommend council approve amended terms of reference for the Downtown Lawlessness Task Force. The committee will also be asked to recommend ratification of the appointments of Hunter Heggie, Sarah Amies, Sheri Kain, Kendal Hachkowski and Matthew McHugh from [...] Read More »

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  • Energy medicine practitioner strives to improve lives

    Karoline Philipp does not consider herself a healer, but her life’s mission remains to help those who are suffering. Although she trained as a nurse, her practice isn’t rooted in traditional ideas of western medicine, though she says her practice can ease physical ailments. With expertise in Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T), chakra alignment, and ancestral [...] Read More »

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  • Man ordered not to drink alcohol after walking into wrong house

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man who was so drunk he didn’t realize he had walked into someone else’s home, has been given a suspended sentence and ordered not to drink alcohol. The homeowner called police just after 9 p.m. on July 2 of last year and said the unknown man entered his home, walked around [...] Read More »

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World News