August 5th, 2021

News

Local News

  • Youth in Philanthropy doles out $20,000 in grants

    The Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta has distributed nearly $20,000 through the Youth in Philanthropy program to charities across the region. The Youth in Philanthropy program introduces young people to community development and philanthropy through hands-on experiences with local charities, and 11 different participant groups each received grants of $1,800 and split the total of [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Motz sounds off over senate appointment

    Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner MP Glen Motz says one of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent Senate nominations is a “clear and flagrant disregard of the will of Albertans.” Banff Mayor Karen Sorensen was appointed to represent Alberta in the Senate last week after being recommended by the independent advisory board for Senate appointments, and chosen using a [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Ribfest returns to the Hat this weekend

    Meat lovers, this weekend is for you. Beginning Friday and running into Sunday evening, this year’s Ribfest has hopes to be the biggest and best yet. “This is going to be a great weekend,” said one of the organizers, Andrew Reinhardt. “We have some really great ribbers coming in for this event. “People will not [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • PRSD using summer months to focus on mental health

    lthomson@medicinehatnews.com Prairie Rose School Division is working hard, even over the summer, to help improve students and their families’ community connection and mental wellness. Hosted by the AHS Mental Health Capacity Building Project in co-ordination with the Prairie Rose Wellness Team, the school division is providing opportunities for families to spend time together and within [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Solid Foodgrains harvest despite weather issues

    lthomson@medicinehatnews.com The Medicine Hat chapter of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank spent Wednesday afternoon harvesting 70 acres of wheat in a field near Rolling Acres Greenhouse, which will be monetized and used to help alleviate hunger in Third World countries. Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a non-profit nationwide organization that runs various projects in order to help [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago

National News

Provincial News

  • Calgary police looking for man after residential school memorial set on fire

    CALGARY – Police say they are investigating an arson at a memorial for residential school victims at Calgary City Hall. Investigators say in a news release security cameras caught a man who appeared to light the fire just before midnight Tuesday. Photos of the aftermath show damage to the children’s shoes sitting at the site [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Alberta’s top doctor apologizes for causing ‘confusion, fear or anger’

    CALGARY – Alberta’s top doctor is apologizing for causing “confusion, fear or anger” after communicating the province’s plan to eliminate remaining public health measures. In a column sent to various media outlets, Dr. Deena Hinshaw says her words have caused some people to think she believes COVID-19 is over. Hinshaw says that was not her [...] Read More »

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  • Edmonton physicians call on Alberta government to reinstate COVID-19 safety measures

    CALGARY – A group of Edmonton doctors is calling on the Alberta government to reinstate COVID-19 testing, tracing and isolation requirements to control viral spread. Ten physicians from the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association have signed an open letter that draws attention to threats posed by the Delta variant and the potential for pediatric and [...] Read More »

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  • Man dead, another injured after break-in at home in central Alberta: RCMP

    RED DEER, Alta. – Mounties say one man is dead and another has life-threatening injuries after officers responded to a break-in at a home in central Alberta. Blackfalds RCMP say in a news release that when officers got to the home Monday in Red Deer they found a man with a gunshot wound. He was [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Tree planter dies after bear attack in northern Alberta

    SWAN HILLS, Alta. – RCMP in Alberta say a 26-year-old tree planter has died after being attacked by a bear. Spokesman Cpl. Troy Savinkoff says police were called on Saturday afternoon about the attack, which he says happened in a remote location northwest of Swan Hills. Savinkoff says the woman was flown by a private [...] Read More »

    3 days ago

Southern Alberta News

  • Rogers Sugar paying $9.3-M in dividends after strong 2021 sales

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Rogers Sugar Inc. announced it will be paying a quarterly dividend of $0.09 per share, or about $9.3 million, after stronger than expected sugar sales in 2021. “Our full year fiscal 2021 sales volume guidance remains unchanged at approximately 776,000 metric tonnes, an increase of 15,000 metric tonnes over fiscal 2020, despite an [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • City looks to enhance customer experience with airport improvement funding

    With $583,480 from Western Economic Diversification Canada’s Regional Air Transportation Initiative to support critical improvements at the Lethbridge Airport, the City of Lethbridge looks to enhance the customer experience. “We are really excited about the improvements included in this grant as they are very much focused on making the Lethbridge Airport more viable for airlines and their passengers,” said [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Lethbridge County seeking feedback on MDP

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge County is seeking public and stakeholder feedback on its new draft Municipal Development Plan as the county prepares for new investment opportunities and copes with pressures of keeping agricultural lands intact going forward. Lethbridge County supervisor of planning and development Hilary Janzen says it has been 11 years since a full MDP [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • MLAs say Premier’s inaction will impact October referendums

    A pair of Independent MLAs are questioning Premier Jason Kenney’s commitment to this October’s equalization referendum. The referendum is slated to held Oct. 18, in conjunction with Municipal and Senate elections. “The Premier’s failure to stand up for our province is nothing new, but now his inaction on implementing his own Bill 32 threatens to [...] Read More »

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  • Case for man charged in 2020 homicide proceeding

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The case of a 31-year-old man charged with homicide should take another step forward when it returns to Lethbridge provincial court on Aug. 18. The matter for Mohamud Omar Dhiblawe was in Lethbridge provincial court Wednesday, where an agent for defence council, Calgary lawyer Akram Attia, confirmed they now had a signed designation [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago

World News

  • ‘We lost Greenville.’ Wildfire decimates California town

    GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says a raging wildfire that swept through a tiny Northern California mountain town is now the sixth-largest in state history. The 3-week-old Dixie Fire had blackened territory bigger than the city of Los Angeles by Thursday, stretching over 504 square miles (1,305 square [...] Read More »

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  • Texas governor orders new try at passing GOP voting laws

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Texas Gov. Greg Greg Abbott on Thursday ordered another special legislative session to again try passing a GOP voting bill after Democrats left the state in protest to again prevent Republicans from changing the state’s elections laws. The announcement was expected and comes as more than 50 Democrats, who left Texas [...] Read More »

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  • Iran swears in new hard-line president amid regional tension

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – The protégé of Iran’s supreme leader, Ebrahim Raisi, was sworn in as the country’s new president during a ceremony in parliament on Thursday, an inauguration that completes hard-liners’ dominance of all branches of government in the Islamic Republic. The former judiciary chief known for his distrust of the West takes the [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Israel launches airstrikes on Lebanon in response to rockets

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) – Israel on Thursday escalated its response to rocket attacks this week by launching rare airstrikes on Lebanon, the army said. The army said in a statement that jets struck the launch sites from which rockets had been fired over the previous day, as well as an additional target used to [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Fire engulfs Northern California town, leveling businesses

    GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) – A fast-moving wildfire has engulfed a Northern California town, leveling much of the downtown and several homes. The Dixie Fire tore through the Greenville on Wednesday evening, destroying businesses and homes as the sky was cast in an orange glow. A photographer on assignment for The Associated Press described seeing a [...] Read More »

    21 hours ago