August 23rd, 2019

News

Local News

  • MHC hosting information session on the benefits of electric vehicles

    Medicine Hat College is hosting a free information session Aug. 30 on the environmental and economic benefits of electric vehicles. A news release from MHC says the event’s purpose is to “share unbiased and factual information” about electric vehicles and explain why many people are making the switch from traditional cars to electric. Attendees will [...] Read More »

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  • Mastermind Toys hopes to bring a classic toy-store experience to Medicine Hat

    Mastermind Toys’ 13th store in Alberta opens this weekend at Strachan Corner in Medicine Hat. It is a 4,000 square-foot specialty toy retailer. “We are thrilled to expand our reach in southern Alberta, and are excited to introduce families in Medicine Hat and the surrounding communities to a fun new store bursting with the best [...] Read More »

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  • Close call in another bullmastiff incident

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Less than a week after little Rufus was attacked by a bullmastiff in Crescent Heights there has been another incident with a bullmastiff in Medicine Hat. Suzanne O’Connell was taking her dog on leash for a walk along the river path on Wednesday when a large bullmastiff came charging through the trees, she said. [...] Read More »

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  • Local woman reaches 100 years, and counting

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Daisy Behiel was born on a farm near Dafoe, Sask., just nine months after the end of the First World War She celebrated her 100th birthday on Thursday, Aug. 22. She thinks back to her childhood and there is one word that comes to mind: “Work,” she said. “Inside and outside, upstairs and downstairs,” [...] Read More »

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  • Concerns over Brooks Solar expansion leads to public hearing

    A plan to triple the size of the Brooks Solar farm will proceed to a public hearing after nine neighbouring landowners filed statements of concern about the project. The Alberta Utility Commission called for public feedback in late June regarding Elemental Energy’s plan to expand its facility near the Trans-Canada Highway on to parts of [...] Read More »

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National News

  • Trade to dominate Trudeau-Trump bilateral meeting during G7 summit

    BIARRITZ, France – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived Friday for this weekend’s long-awaited G7 summit in France, where he plans to try to shore up Canada’s trade and economic interests in one-on-one meetings with several world leaders before the official gathering gets underway. White House officials have confirmed Trudeau will have a tete-a-tete with President [...] Read More »

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  • Ottawa ready to pass law forcing CN to restore rusting Quebec Bridge

    Ottawa says its ready to take ownership of the aging Quebec Bridge or pass legislation forcing the Canadian National Railway to restore the historic structure. Quebec City leaders have been trying for years to have the steel cantilever bridge repainted. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised in 2015 to get the job done, and on Friday [...] Read More »

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  • Court battle over birth certificate ends with father’s name left off

    MONTREAL – Quebec’s highest court has weighed in on a legal battle surrounding the birth certificate of a young girl, overturning a lower court ruling that had seen the girl’s biological father recognized on the document over her non-biological mother. The Aug. 16 ruling stated that the girl’s non-biological mother – who has since transitioned [...] Read More »

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  • RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

    PENTICTON, B.C. – RCMP east of Vancouver were involved in a cross-border drug bust this summer that involved nearly 300 kilograms of meth, more than 100 guns and an aerial chase between a police plane and a helicopter. Details of the bust are in paperwork filed at the Penticton Law Courts to support multiple search [...] Read More »

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  • Third-party buys billboard to promote Bernier’s anti-mass immigration stance

    OTTAWA – A billboard with Maxime Bernier’s face and a slogan advocating against mass immigration has appeared in Halifax. The ad prompts people to vote for the People’s Party of Canada and reads “Say NO to Mass Immigration.” A third-party advertising group, True North Strong & Free Advertising Corp., paid for the billboard. The organization [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

Southern Alberta News

  • Men accused of breaking into City substation to enter pleas next month

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Two men charged following a break-in at a City electrical substation in April are expected to move forward with their case when they return to court next month. David Bradley Priest, 57, and Travis Roy Priest, 29, made a brief appearance Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court, where Lethbridge lawyer Wade [...] Read More »

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  • Garage fire accidental

    Lethbridge Herald A garage fire Wednesday night on the westside has been deemed accidental by investigators. At approximately 5:10 a.m. on Wednesday, several 911 calls were received reporting a structure fire on Selkirk Road West. A total of 19 firefighters from four stations responded and upon arrival found the garage fully engulfed in flames with [...] Read More »

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  • Tobacco smuggler sentenced

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Calgary man caught trying to smuggle nearly 900 kilograms of tobacco into Alberta last year has been fined and placed under house arrest. Haseeb Naib, who was driving a semi truck and trailer, arrived at the Coutts border crossing Dec. 28. When he was asked by a customs officer [...] Read More »

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  • Numbers support ARCHES

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com ARCHES executive director Stacey Bourque is pleased that city council defeated a motion brought forward by Councillors Blaine Hyggen, Joe Mauro and Ryan Parker to ask the province to restrict the flow of clean needles leaving the ARCHES-run Supervised Consumption Site and to defund the site pending a provincial review [...] Read More »

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  • National comedy tour to benefit Lethbridge Food Bank

    Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com During the next month across Canada, three comedians will be making their way city-to-city to help raise money for an array of local charities and organizations. On Sept. 27, comedians Shawn Gramiak, Frank Russo and Scott Porteous will be bringing their touring show, “The Human Condition Comedy Tour,” to Lethbridge [...] Read More »

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World News

  • S. Korea says N. Korea has fired projectiles off east coast

    SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – South Korea says North Korea has fired two unidentified projectiles off its east coast. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff says in a statement that the launches were made from the North’s northeastern Hamgyong province on Saturday morning. The statement didn’t say exactly what type of projectiles North Korea launched. [...] Read More »

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  • Domingo to return to the stage amid harassment allegations

    MILAN – Placido Domingo is returning to the stage at the Salzburg Festival this weekend to perform for the first time since multiple women accused the opera legend of sexual harassment in allegations brought to light by The Associated Press. Two opera houses in the United States have cancelled performances, but no European opera house [...] Read More »

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  • Bolsonaro to send army to contain Amazon fires

    PORTO VELHO, Brazil – Under increasing international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the massive blazes. Brazilian forces will deploy starting Saturday to border areas, indigenous territories and other affected regions in the Amazon to assist in putting out [...] Read More »

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  • Bolsonaro prepares to send army to contain Amazon fires

    PORTO VELHO, Brazil – Under increasing international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday he might send the military to battle the massive blazes. “That’s the plan,” said Bolsonaro. He did not say when the armed forces would get involved but suggested that action could be imminent. [...] Read More »

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  • Minnesota filmmakers’ lawsuit over gay weddings reinstated

    MINNEAPOLIS – A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated a lawsuit filed by two Minnesota filmmakers who want the right to refuse to film same-sex weddings, saying that videos are a form of speech with constitutional protections under the First Amendment Carl and Angel Larsen, who run a Christian business called Telescope Media Group in [...] Read More »

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