March 6th, 2021

News

Local News

  • Co-op dealings in a virtual world

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant When South Country Co-op members were presented with the possibility of online voting and remote attendance at its 2019 AGM, it was the start of a long confusing night at the Chinook Village ballroom. It was explained as a way to better connect the expanding entity and bolster participation in the entire southern Alberta [...] Read More »

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  • Salvation Army fighting for Medicine Hat’s most vulnerable people

    The Salvation Army says the restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic are challenging for everyone, but are particularly difficult for the most vulnerable and those experiencing homelessness. “People are losing hope,” said Capt. Lorenda Dale with the Salvation Army in an interview at the Community Resource Centre, currently located in the basement of Fifth Avenue [...] Read More »

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  • Alberta Energy Regulator suspends licences of regional oil and gas company

    A private oil and gas company with operations in Cypress County and Taber has had its licenses suspended by the Alberta Energy Regulator. The AER said Friday that Sanling Energy owes a total of $67 million in security related to abandonment obligations on 2,266 wells, 227 facilities and 2,170 pipelines. “Repeated attempts to bring SanLing [...] Read More »

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  • Bread-crumb letter trail highlights Hoefman murder trial

    A Medicine Hat court heard of a series of letters providing instructions for the target of a million-dollar shakedown plot to follow and “finish the game,” during testimony on Friday at the Court of Queen’s Bench. Robert Hoefman, 59, is accused of being behind the plot to leverage $1 million from the extortion target or [...] Read More »

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  • A century-old treat a year in the making

    A local woman turns 100 today, and after a year of not leaving her home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she celebrated by going shopping. Eileen Ramage wanted to spend $100 on clothes at Value Village, her son Bill explained. “My mom has made it very clear that she has not been in a store [...] Read More »

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National News

  • Funeral for Walter Gretzky to be held Saturday in home town of Brantford, Ont.

    The funeral for hockey legend Wayne Gretzky’s father Walter will take place today in his hometown of Brantford, Ont. TSN has tweeted it will have live coverage of the 2 p.m. funeral. The service takes place two days after Walter Gretzky died at the age of 82. A small memorial sprung up for Walter Gretzky [...] Read More »

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  • Spy warrant shortcomings stretch back almost a decade, newly released audit shows

    OTTAWA – A newly released audit report shows that difficulties with the judicial warrant process at Canada’s spy agency – an issue that made headlines last summer – stretch back at least nine years. Internal reviewers found several of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service’s preparatory steps for the execution of warrant powers needed strengthening. Among [...] Read More »

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  • A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Mar. 6, 2021

    The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, March 6, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 85,376 new vaccinations administered for a total of 2,253,514 doses given. Nationwide, 561,238 people or 1.5 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at [...] Read More »

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  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Saturday, Mar. 6, 2021

    The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, March 6, 2021. There are 881,761 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 881,761 confirmed cases (30,146 active, 829,423 resolved, 22,192 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 3,370 new cases Friday. The rate [...] Read More »

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  • No winning ticket for Friday night’s Lotto Max jackpot

    TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the estimated $29 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next draw on Mar. 9 will be approximately $35 million[...] Read More »

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Provincial News

Southern Alberta News

  • Abduction case adjourned

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The case against a 21-year-old Lethbridge man charged in connection with an attempted abduction in the city last year has been adjourned again while defence reviews new disclosure from the Crown’s office. Calgary lawyer Robin McIntyre, who appeared in Lethbridge provincial court Thursday as an agent for the accused’s lawyer, said defence needs more [...] Read More »

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  • Innovative online directory set to connect B2B agriculture businesses in southern Alberta

    Lethbridge & District Exhibition announced Friday a new way for the agriculture community to come together, allowing vendors, exhibitors and businesses access that they would traditionally have at AG-EXPO. “We wanted to ensure that the businesses that participate in AG-EXPO still have a place to come together in light of the current health restrictions” said [...] Read More »

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  • University of Lethbridge Spring 2021 Convocation celebration to remain online

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  • Court delays prompt judge to order case move forward

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.comL A Lethbridge judge has ordered the lawyer representing a man charged in connection with a fatal car collision, to move things along following numerous delays since the accused was arrested more than a year ago. Judge Erin Olsen told Calgary lawyer L. K. Ross that he needs to be prepared to take a step [...] Read More »

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  • Sage clan gives recovering addict new purpose in life

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com With the sun shining down on Galt Gardens, Cody Fox, wearing the jacket of the Sage Clan, plays with his kids who run around him asking unanswerable questions as just a few feet away fellow Sage Clan members and Kindness to Others founder Alvin Mills work together to hand out a special meal [...] Read More »

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World News

  • Mississippi history group honours scholars, flag commission

    JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Historical Society is honouring several scholars and groups, including a commission that designed a new state that voters adopted in November. The society presented awards during its annual meeting Friday. The lifetime achievement award went to retired professor Alferdteen Harrison, who co-founded a Black history museum in the capital city [...] Read More »

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  • Afghan officials say car bomber kills prosecutor, bodyguard

    KABUL – A suicide car bombing killed the Afghan intelligence directorate’s chief prosecutor Saturday, an official said, amid an increase in violence in the war-ravaged country. Sayed Mahmood Agha was on his way to his office in the southern city of Lashkargah when an attacker driving a car full of explosives targeted Agha’s convoy, killing [...] Read More »

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  • Senate works through night, virus aid on path to passage

    WASHINGTON – Bleary-eyed lawmakers worked through a mountain of amendments Saturday as the Senate plodded toward passage of a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that President Joe Biden and Democrats say is crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic. The Senate commenced a dreaded “vote-a-thon” – a continuous series of votes on amendments [...] Read More »

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  • Protesters say out with Cyprus’ ‘Satanic’ Eurovision entry

    NICOSIA, Cyprus – Dozens of Orthodox Christian faithful held up wooden crosses and sang Church hymns outside of Cyprus’ state broadcaster on Saturday to demand the withdrawal of the country’s controversial entry for the Eurovision song contest – titled “El Diablo” – that they say promotes satanic worship. Some of the protesters, including families, held [...] Read More »

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  • Protests, tear gas in Myanmar after UN envoy urges action

    YANGON, Myanmar – Security forces in Myanmar again used force Saturday to disperse anti-coup protesters, a day after the U.N. special envoy urged the Security Council to take action to quell junta violence that this week left about 50 peaceful demonstrators dead and scores injured. Fresh protests were reported Saturday morning in the biggest city [...] Read More »

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