December 13th, 2018

News

Local News

  • $40M boost for Cancarb

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Cancarb will spend $40 million over the next 18 months to add another production unit and expand the warehousing system at its Medicine Hat production facility, the company announced on Wednesday afternoon. President Ken Tate says a sixth carbon black unit will increase production of the rubber component by 20 per cent to [...] Read More »

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  • Public assistance leads to charges laid over 12-year-old boy struck by truck

    Medicine Hat News Assistance from the public has led to charges laid in a pedestrian hit-and-run last month. On Nov. 28 at about 3:20 p.m., a dark-coloured four-door pickup truck hit a 12-year-old male while the boy was crossing the street at a marked crosswalk at the intersection of Carry Drive and Southview Drive. The [...] Read More »

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  • No foul play suspected in man’s death

    Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat police say foul play is not suspected in the death of a man discovered outside Wednesday morning in South Ridge. Police say members of MHPS responded around 10:30 a.m. to a report of a deceased person located in a green space a few feet east of Southridge Drive. The Medicine [...] Read More »

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  • Still no wells found at Hitch’n Post

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade No gas wells have been located at that Hitch’n Post Saloon site in spite of considerable efforts, says the Orphan Well Association. The OWA hoped to locate and identify an historical well and relief well at, 210 S. Railway St. SE, after the demolition of the Hitch’n Post Saloon building. “We used various [...] Read More »

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  • Police expert takes stand in Hotchen trial

    jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel A police expert in drug trafficking testified Wednesday in the trial of Aaron Hotchen. Lethbridge Police Service Const. Chris Running took the stand at the Medicine Hat Provincial Court trial, where Hotchen is accused of possession for the purposes of trafficking and firearm offences. He was there to interpret more than 30 hours [...] Read More »

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National News

  • ‘People talk about deep sadness:’ Scientists study climate change grief

    His canvases are painted from first-hand observation by a brush wielded in the outdoors and glow with the colours of the Canadian wilderness. But British Columbia artist Dominik Modlinski doesn’t take his paints into the woods much anymore. “I felt I can’t go on my painting trips because everything is covered in smoke,” he said. [...] Read More »

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  • Huawei and 5G: Experts clash on the risk to Canada’s national security

    OTTAWA – Allowing Chinese firm Huawei Technologies to help build Canada’s 5G wireless networks could give Beijing backdoor access to revealing data about Canadians, security analysts warn. But at least one intelligence expert is skeptical the Chinese government would risk the international reputation of a marquee corporate star by making the company hand over such [...] Read More »

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  • Omar Khadr back in Edmonton court to ask for changes to bail conditions

    EDMONTON – Lawyers for former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr are scheduled to appear in Edmonton court today to seek changes to bail conditions he faces while he appeals war crime convictions by a U.S. military commission. Khadr, who is now 32, is seeking a Canadian passport to travel to Saudi Arabia and wants permission [...] Read More »

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  • Two Canadians detained on suspicion of ‘endangering national security’: China

    BEIJNG, China – Two Canadian men have been detained in China on suspicion of “endangering national security,” the country’s foreign ministry said Thursday. Spokesman Lu Kang confirmed that entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig were taken into custody on Monday and that they are being handled separately. Canada has been informed of [...] Read More »

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  • Two Canadian men detained on suspicion of ‘endangering national security’: China

    BEIJNG, China – China is confirming that it has detained two Canadian men, saying they were being detained on suspicion of “endangering national security.” Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said today that entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig were taken into custody on Monday. Lu says Canada has been informed of the [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

World News

  • Turkey train crash leaves 9 dead, dozens injured

    ANKARA, Turkey – A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing nine people and injuring 47 others, officials said. The 6:30 a.m. (0330 GMT) train from Ankara to the central Turkish city of Konya collided head-on with the engine, [...] Read More »

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  • Fire destroys thousands of Congo voting machines in capital

    KINSHASA, Congo – Congo says thousands of voting machines have been destroyed in an overnight fire just 10 days before the presidential election, but officials vow it will not disrupt the vote. The electoral commission says the fire broke out early Thursday at a warehouse in the capital. It says it is too early to [...] Read More »

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  • Turkey train crash leaves 7 dead, dozens injured

    ANKARA, Turkey – A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing seven people and injuring 46 others, officials and news re said. The 6:30 a.m. (0330 GMT) train from Ankara to the central Turkish city of Konya collided with [...] Read More »

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  • Train crashes into overpass in Turkish capital; 4 dead

    ANKARA, Turkey – A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing four people and injuring 43 others, officials and news reports said. The train was en route from Ankara to the central Turkish city of Konya. Ankara Gov. Vasip [...] Read More »

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  • Several injured in high-speed train accident in Turkey

    ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey’s state-run news agency says several people have been injured after a high-speed train crashed into an overpass in the capital Ankara. Anadolu Agency says two cars of the high-speed train derailed in the accident. The train was en route from Ankara to the central Turkish city of Konya. Several ambulances have [...] Read More »

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