July 22nd, 2018


Local News

  • Low flow caused sewage woe

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Current work on sewer lines under Carry Drive is, at least in part, a lingering result of failed real estate development on the other end of town, the News has learned. Utility officials confirm a $4.5-million repair project, now underway, is needed due to the type of piping used in an expansion 14 [...] Read More »

    23 hours ago
  • Owner watches coyote take her dog

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade It was a terrifying moment for Diane Galvez as her little Yorkshire Terrier being carried off in the jaws of a coyote. The Connaught area resident had her dog Little Man at her side one minute and then it all went wrong. “I turned my head for a second and turned back [...] Read More »

    23 hours ago
  • Motz calls for immediate trade action

    cgallatn@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The region’s Member of Parliament says action is needed in the Commons this summer on a lingering trade pact with Asian nations, trade in general, pipeline development and border security. “I’d even give up pancakes to knock a few of these things off,” said Glen Motz, the MP in Medicine Hat where the [...] Read More »

    23 hours ago
  • Annual Chili Cookoff has Down Under flair

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Medicine Hat chili lovers will be getting a taste of Australia today. Christine Bridgman has lived in Australia for the past 13 years and is in town this weekend with two of her sisters for a camping trip. In the name of fun, the trio decided to enter the Chili Cookoff. “Every year [...] Read More »

    23 hours ago
  • City notebook: Powered up – electricity getting all the spotlight time

    News comes in bunches, and this week everyone is talking about juice. Power, electricity, the electrons that power air-conditioners or find Internet currency, can be created out of wind, coal, gas, water in a dam, the sun’s rays, or even a monkey riding a properly fitted bicycle. — This week the New Democrats believe the [...] Read More »

    23 hours ago

National News

Provincial News

  • Edmonton man charged following investigation into alleged $5.5M Ponzi scheme

    EDMONTON – Police say a 59-year-old Edmonton man is facing charges after allegedly orchestrating a Ponzi scheme valued at $5.5 million. Investigators with the Edmonton police say the man used the company name “Wakina Consulting Inc.,” and allegedly facilitated 257 fraudulent bridge mortgage loans between 2009 and 2017, using publicly available documentation from real homeowners. [...] Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • Pedestrian, 75, dies after hit by cyclist in Calgary intersection

    CALGARY – A 75-year-old man who was injured after he was hit by a cyclist in a Calgary intersection earlier this week has died in hospital. Police say the man was making his way across the street at a marked crosswalk on Monday when he was struck by a cyclist who failed to stop for [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Man shot and killed by RCMP in east-central Alberta confrontation

    ELK POINT, Alta. – A man has died in east-central Alberta following a confrontation in which RCMP officers fired their guns. Mounties say they were attempting to arrest a suspect on the Frog Lake First Nation’s reserve near Elk Point on Thursday night. They say a standoff followed and lasted several hours despite numerous attempts [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Police, sheriffs vehicles, involved in sideswipe crash near Edmonton

    LEDUC, Alta. – A number of people are in hospital after a highway crash involving an RCMP vehicle, two others belonging to Alberta Sheriffs and a civilian sport-utility vehicle. The accident happened around 9:00 a.m. Friday along the southbound lanes of Highway 2 near Leduc, just south of Edmonton. RCMP say the cruisers were parked [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Charge laid after vehicle slams senior woman into Edmonton restaurant wall

    EDMONTON – A charge of aggravated assault has been laid after an 85-year-old woman in Edmonton was critically injured when she was struck by a vehicle and slammed into the side of a fast-food restaurant. Officers were called to the business Wednesday evening and found the woman lying on a sidewalk just outside. Security camera [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

World News

  • Israel rescues Syrian volunteers stranded in frontier area

    JERUSALEM – The Israeli military said Sunday it had rescued members of a Syrian volunteer civil organization from the volatile frontier area and evacuated them to a third country, the first such Israeli intervention in Syria’s lengthy civil war. Jordan confirmed that 800 Syrian citizens have entered its territory to be resettled in Western countries. [...] Read More »

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  • Israel rescues Syrian volunteers stranded in border area

    JERUSALEM – The Israeli military says it has rescued members of a Syrian volunteer civil organization from the volatile border area on the Golan Heights and evacuated them to a third country. Sunday’s announcement marks the first such Israeli intervention in Syria’s civil war. The military says the “exceptional humanitarian gesture” was done at the [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Hillary Clinton to help immigrants reuniting with children

    NEW YORK – Hillary Clinton is offering a helping hand to immigrants looking to reunite with their families: She says she’ll help organize transportation they might not be able to afford. “I’m going to be tweeting about this in the days to come, but if any of you work for an airline please direct message [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Hillary Clinton is cheered at star-studded Central Park fest

    NEW YORK – Hillary Clinton was cheered Saturday in Central Park when she took the stage as part of a star-studded summer festival of conversation, music and food. The former Democratic presidential candidate, secretary of state and U.S. senator from New York told a crowd at the OZY Fest that she’ll be tweeting in coming [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Survivor recounts boat accident that killed 9 family members

    BRANSON, Mo. – “Grab the baby!” Those were the last words Tia Coleman recalls her sister-in-law yelling before the tourist boat they were on sank into a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, including nine of Coleman’s family members. A huge wave hit, scattering passengers on the vessel known as a duck boat into Table Rock [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago