March 26th, 2019


Local News

  • Overdose crisis info sessions a success Medicine Hat Public Library hosted its final overdose crisis information session last week, and chief librarian Ken Feser says they were successful in many ways. For the first three Mondays of March the library hosted a number of speakers and invited Hatters to its theatre to learn about the overdose crisis and the community’s [...] Read More »

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  • City officials say goodbye to a longtime veteran Retiring public services commissioner Karen Charlton is being lauded for her work in the city’s largest, most diverse division, with colleagues and council members saying she brought her personal touch to its management. Charlton’s last day after a 41-career at city hall is Friday. “I grew up professionally in the organization, this has been [...] Read More »

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  • Bill 6 not the sky-falling law many expected

    Farm leaders in Alberta are asking all political parties to either retain, or improve and enhance the current farm safety regulations in Alberta. “With Bill 6 the UCP has said they are going to cancel that,” says Lynn Jacobson, president of the Alberta Federation of Agriculture. “We had a lot of input into the final [...] Read More »

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  • Local candidates spar over education curriculum With the rolling out of the province’s draft K-4 curriculum last year, the document has become an issue in the upcoming election. The new curriculum for K-12 has been in the works since 2008 and is being implemented in three phases – K-4 in December 2018, 5-9 in December 2019 and 10-12 between December [...] Read More »

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  • MHC taking to the skies with aviation program Medicine Hat College is offering an aviation program starting in the 2019-2020 school year. The program, which is a partnership with Super T Aviation Academy, will allow students to get an Aviation Management Certificate. Dennis Beaudoin, MHC’s dean of trades and technologies, says the school was approached by Super T about the prospect of [...] Read More »

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National News

  • Canadian peacekeepers evacuated injured French counter-terror troops in Mali

    OTTAWA – Canadian peacekeepers were called upon to evacuate several wounded French soldiers in Mali earlier this month after their counter-terrorism patrol was ambushed by militants. The previously unreported evacuation marked the first time the Canadians have been asked to help non-UN forces in the sprawling West African nation, where the French have been conducting [...] Read More »

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  • In the news today, March 26

    Five stories in the news for Tuesday, March 26 – – – CANADIANS EVACUATED COUNTER-TERROR TROOPS IN MALI Canadian peacekeepers were called upon to evacuate several wounded French soldiers in Mali earlier this month after their counter-terrorism patrol was ambushed by militants. The previously unreported evacuation marked the first time the Canadians have been asked [...] Read More »

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  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meeting with labour leaders in Winnipeg today

    WINNIPEG – Justin Trudeau will be focusing on the training benefits in the recently released budget as he meets with labour leaders in Winnipeg today. The prime minister arrived in the city Monday evening and gave a speech at Liberal donor event about how this fall’s election is a choice about the kind of country [...] Read More »

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  • Council reverses decision to keep home for disabled out of tony neighbourhood

    WEYBURN, Sask. – A Saskatchewan city council that faced a backlash after voting against construction of a group home for disabled adults in an upscale neighbourhood has reversed its decision. Councillors in Weyburn voted unanimously Monday night in favour of a discretionary use application for the facility in The Creeks neighbourhood, allowing the Saskatchewan Housing [...] Read More »

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  • Refugee who sheltered Edward Snowden in Hong Kong arrives in Canada

    A woman who escaped violence and human trafficking, and helped shelter former CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden when he fled to Hong Kong, has arrived in Canada with her daughter after being granted refugee status. Vanessa Rodel and her seven-year-old daughter Keana arrived in Toronto on Monday before travelling to Montreal, where they will settle in [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

Southern Alberta News

  • Wedding dress from 1965

    Barbara Hughson and Dave Clarke grew up near Milk River in Masinasin and near Red Deer in Castor respectively, but they met as young school teachers in Carstairs in 1964. They got engaged and were married at Southminster United Church in Lethbridge on Aug. 21, 1965. Barb and Dave didn’t consider it important to have [...] Read More »

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  • Downtown police drug operation results in charges

    Lethbridge Herald Two people are facing a number of charges in relation into an ongoing Lethbridge police operation targeting drug trafficking activity in the downtown core. Last Thursday, members of the Downtown Policing Unit and Priority Crimes Unit observed multiple drug transactions between the 900 and 1100 blocks of 1 Avenue South – and the [...] Read More »

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  • Drug strategy facilitators present recommendations

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald The facilitators charged with leading community consultation sessions for the City’s Community Led Drug Strategy tabled their final report and recommendations for city council’s consideration at Monday’s Community Issues Committee meeting. Robin Parsons Consulting and Facilitation made four key recommendations to improve the city’s response to the drug crisis, including [...] Read More »

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  • Teacher denies all claims by student

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald The Raymond High School teacher and basketball coach accused of having inappropriate interactions with a female student didn’t realize the student had a teenage crush on him, he testified Monday in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench. Jentry Jack Salmon told court he became alarmed when he learned the student may [...] Read More »

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  • LCI dancers are in a’New York State of Mind’

    Garrett Simmons Lethbridge School District 51 Communications Officer Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Arts Academy Dance Program students are set to wow audiences this week. The academy’s 2019 production “New York State of Mind” brings to the stage the cool vibe and style of the City of Lights. “We have an incredible, high-energy show,” said Geordan Olson, [...] Read More »

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World News

  • Pilot: Cruise ship woes off Norway started with engine snags

    COPENHAGEN – The Norwegian pilot on the cruise ship carrying more that was caught in a hefty storm off the coast of mid-Norway last weekend, says the situation became problematic when engine problems appeared. Inge Lockert told the Vesteraalen newspaper Tuesday that “everything went as it should until we got engine problems.” Lockert could not [...] Read More »

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  • Celebrity lawyer Geragos named in Avenatti extortion case

    LOS ANGELES – Attorney Mark Geragos has had a long career representing high-profile clients including Michael Jackson, Colin Kaepernick and Jussie Smollett. Now Geragos might need a defence attorney himself after being named in a case accusing lawyer Michael Avenatti of trying to extort Nike. Geragos is not charged with a crime but two people [...] Read More »

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  • Israel, Gaza militants in 2nd day of cross-border fighting

    JERUSALEM – Israeli aircraft bombed targets across the Gaza Strip and Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel early Tuesday, the second day of cross-border fighting that erupted in the last stretch of a closely contested race for Israeli prime minister between the long-serving incumbent and an ex-army chief. The latest violence was triggered by a [...] Read More »

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  • Judge suggests Hawaii man avoid favourite soda on probation

    WAILUKU, Hawaii – A Hawaii judge suggested a man not drink his favourite soda during four years of probation on a car theft conviction. Judge Rhonda Loo suggested in a Maui court last week that 21-year-old Christopher Montilliano Jr. refrain from drinking Pepsi while on probation because he lied to police during his arrest, The [...] Read More »

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  • Key facts in the federal case against Michael Avenatti

    NEW YORK – Key facts in the federal case against celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti: WHO IS MICHAEL AVENATTI? Avenatti, 48, became a household name last year through his representation of Stormy Daniels, the porn actress who claims she had an affair with President Donald Trump years before he took office. Avenatti filed a lawsuit in [...] Read More »

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