January 19th, 2021


Local News

  • KXL-area mayors wonder what comes next

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant After waiting years for construction to begin on the Keystone XL expansion, local officials along the route in southeast Alberta and southwest Saskatchewan are wondering this week about its potential shutdown. U.S. president-elect Joe Biden is expected to follow through on a campaign promise and cancel a presidential permit for the cross-national oil pipeline [...] Read More »

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  • AHS hosting free online session regarding screen time for children

    Alberta Health Services is hosting a free online session to help parents set limits on screen time for children. AHS says the information session is for parents, caregivers and influencers of children and youth to learn how to help youth safely navigate the online world. Who’s In the Driver’s Seat? Finding Balance in our Family’s [...] Read More »

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  • Brooks RCMP seek suspects in string of graffiti

    Mounties in Brooks are tracking down taggers who have gone on a graffiti spree this month. The detachment announced Monday it is looking for those responsible for spray painting a number of businesses in the city with crude references to feminine hygiene products, animals as well as “U.S.A.,” and “C.I.A.” Officials say the vandalism, which [...] Read More »

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  • Dangerous situation safely defused by police

    mccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken A man has been taken into custody and is awaiting formal criminal charges following a brief standoff with police in an isolated area south of Smelter Avenue and Factory Street on Monday afternoon. At approximately 9:30 a.m., Medicine Hat Police Service received a report of a male in distress who was a possible danger [...] Read More »

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  • CCDA’s future will have to wait

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant The seemingly age-old question about what to do to improve the City Centre Development Agency will have to wait another two weeks for an answer. But, the parties involved in an hour-long public hearing and council debate on Monday aren’t sure about what will come forward at that time. The annual issue of passing [...] Read More »

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National News

Provincial News

Southern Alberta News

  • Hearing to set trial date delayed

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A hearing to set a trial date for a woman accused of arranging a brutal attack on a younger boy has been delayed, and won’t be scheduled until next month. Calgary lawyer Andre Ouellette was expected to confirm a trial date Monday in Lethbridge provincial court for Trinity Savard, who faces one count [...] Read More »

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  • Chamber pleased with limited reopening

    With the Government of Alberta easing some public health restrictions on Monday, the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce is applauding their resolve in implementing expanded supports and a measured reopening. The province is allowing businesses offering personal and wellness services to reopen by appointment only. In addition, up to 10 people will be allowed to gather [...] Read More »

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  • Blood Reserve under new health measures

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDgbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com The Blood Reserve is under new public health measures, following an announcement from Chief Roy Fox and Director of Emergency Management Rick Soup on Friday, in response to the rise in COVID-19 cases. As of Jan. 4 there were only three active cases, with the most recent reported numbers as of Monday now [...] Read More »

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  • Family facing financial issues after health crisis

    icture Butte family is facing significant bills after experiencing an unexpected medical emergency. Pierre and Sylvia Nieuwoudt and their three children have lived in Picture Butte since October, 2017, when they moved to the area from South Africa thanks to work permits. The family applied to renew their work permits in October, 2019 before they [...] Read More »

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  • Roxy Theatre fundraising campaign in final stretch

    The Act One fundraising campaign by Crowsnest Cando to purchase the Roxy Theatre in the historic downtown of Coleman is in its final stretch as they work to raise $50,000 to purchase the multi-use community facility. Crowsnest Cando has a goal of raising $50,000 by Jan. 26, to close on purchasing the building. To date, [...] Read More »

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World News

  • Biden marks nation’s Covid grief before inauguration pomp

    WASHINGTON – Hours from inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden paused on what might have been his triumphal entrance to Washington Tuesday evening to mark instead the national tragedy of the coronavirus pandemic with a moment of collective grief for Americans lost. His arrival coincided with the awful news that the U.S. death toll had surpassed 400,000 [...] Read More »

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  • Justice Dept. won’t charge Sen. Burr over stock trades

    WASHINGTON – The Justice Department has closed an insider trading investigation into Republican Sen. Richard Burr without criminal charges, his lawyer and another person familiar with the investigation said Tuesday. “Senator Burr is pleased that the Department of Justice has completed a thorough review of this matter and closed it without further action,” his lawyer, [...] Read More »

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  • Rapper Bow Wow apologizes for attending packed Houston club

    HOUSTON – Rapper Bow Wow apologized after Houston’s mayor called him out for attending a crowded gathering at a city nightclub during a weekend packed with concerts as Texas continues to grapple with the coronavirus. Mayor Sylvester Turner took to Twitter on Sunday to let the Ohio rapper, whose real name is Shad Gregory Moss, [...] Read More »

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  • 3 militia members charged with plotting Capitol breach

    CINCINNATI – Federal authorities presented new details on Tuesday about three self-described members of a paramilitary group who are the first to be charged with plotting the attack on the U.S. Capitol. The FBI said a Virginia man, Thomas Edward Caldwell, appeared to be a leader of the effort. Caldwell and a man and woman [...] Read More »

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  • Biden’s Bible puts him in line with inaugural tradition

    WASHINGTON – Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will take their oaths of office on Wednesday using Bibles that are laden with personal meaning, writing new chapters in a long-running American tradition – and one that appears nowhere in the law. The Constitution does not require the use of a specific text for swearing-in ceremonies and [...] Read More »

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