July 21st, 2019


Local News

  • Sheepdog Trials running all weekend

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade It takes stamina, skill, and determination to herd sheep across a hills, through a valley and get them into an enclosure in less than nine minutes. Dogs at the Cypress Hill Sheepdog Trials showed appreciative spectators just how skilled they are. “We love it. Very interesting. The dogs are very strong eyed,” said Alan [...] Read More »

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  • City Notebook: Trouble Brewing

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant There’s a sudden sense of urgency to address the state of shallow gas industry. The province is bringing in property tax breaks and promising changes to how they are taxed going forward. Major gas producers are suggesting a voluntary curtailment program to avoid negative (not just downward, but actually less than zero) pricing situations [...] Read More »

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  • City ordering home owners to fix bat issue

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade The city has served the property owners of a vacant house on Dominion Street SE with an order to address the issue of a bat infestation and more. The Unsightly Property Order under Section 546 (1) of the Municipal Government Act instructs the property owners to take reasonable measures to control the pest infestation, [...] Read More »

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  • Moisture concerns easing for area farmers

    Moisture concerns are easing for southern Alberta farmers, but yields and crop ratings are in doubt after scattered rain fell on the region over the last weeks, according to the latest Alberta Crop Report. Stating conditions at July 16, crop conditions for most major crops in the south lagged behind local averages other areas of [...] Read More »

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  • Moon landing celebrates 50 years

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade The significance of July 20, 1969 looms large in the memory of a local resident who has carefully preserved mementos of the landing on the moon. Dr. Neil Harris was a 15 year old boy living in Edmonton with his parents when about 3 a.m. that day he and his brother watched the landing [...] Read More »

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National News

  • Relief in sight for southeastern Canada following weekend heat wave

    MONTREAL – Relief is in sight for sweltering Canadians after a weekend of high humidity and thunderstorms that have affected sporting events, caused localized flooding, and sent people flocking to local pools to beat the heat. Environment Canada meteorologist Catherine Brabant says that while parts of southern Quebec, Ontario, and the Maritimes are still under [...] Read More »

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  • A year later, ceremony commemorates victims of the Danforth shooting

    TORONTO – The names of the two people killed in a public shooting in Toronto’s Greektown last year were read aloud as a ceremony meant to honour their memory began Sunday afternoon. Those gathered held a moment of silence to pay tribute to 18-year-old Reese Fallon and 10-year-old Julianna Kozis, as well as the 13 [...] Read More »

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  • The bug: 29 former MPs among declared candidates for fall election

    OTTAWA – Among those vying for seats in the federal election this fall are dozens of candidates who have already held the job. There are 29 former MPs among the currently nominated candidates for the major parties. Most are members who were defeated in 2015 and are looking to regain their former seats in a [...] Read More »

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  • O’Regan to visit Attawapiskat at request of chief: minister’s office

    OTTAWA – The office of Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan says he will be visiting Attawapiskat First Nation at the request of the community’s chief. The northern Ontario reserve declared a state of emergency earlier this month due to concerns about chemical levels in the water. Earlier this week, NDP MPs Charlie Angus and Tracey [...] Read More »

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  • Trudeau’s former right-hand adviser playing role in Liberal election campaign

    OTTAWA – A Liberal party official is confirming that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s former principal secretary Gerald Butts is playing a key role in the party’s election campaign. With three months to go now until election day, the Liberals are intensifying their campaign efforts, with Trudeau himself hitting party events to drum up support among [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

  • Man and dog dead after early morning house fire in Lethbridge, Alta.

    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Officials say a man and a dog are dead after a house fire in Lethbridge, Alta., early Saturday. The Lethbridge police and fire departments say they were called to the residence at around 1:30 a.m. They say small flames and heavy smoke were coming from the basement, where first responders located a [...] Read More »

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  • Edmonton Catholic school teacher charged with sex assault involving student

    EDMONTON – An Edmonton Catholic school teacher has been charged after an alleged sexual assault against one of her students in 2016. A letter to families of students at Bishop David Motiuk Catholic Elementary and Junior High School says Alyssa Tungul was charged in May with sexual assault, sexual counsel of a child under 16 [...] Read More »

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  • Reward offered after valuable ammonite fossil stolen from Lethbridge mine

    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – An ammonite mining company is offering a reward after a fossil worth thousands of dollars was stolen in broad daylight Thursday. Miners at the open pit site near Lethbridge, Alta., had just recovered a rare piece of ammonite – a fossil from a coiled shellfish that lived about the time of the [...] Read More »

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  • Scrapie, a disease related to mad cow, found in two flocks of sheep in Alberta

    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says some sheep in Alberta have been infected with scrapie, a fatal disease that affects the animals’ nervous system. The federal agency’s website says classic scrapie, which can be transmitted to other sheep and goats, was confirmed last month in two Alberta flocks. Scrapie belongs to the family of diseases [...] Read More »

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  • Alberta elections commissioner fines United Conservative leadership candidate

    EDMONTON – One of the candidates in Alberta’s 2017 United Conservative leadership race has been hit with $70,000 in fines for breaking fundraising rules. The penalty against Jeff Callaway is for two dozen separate offences and includes a $15,000 fine for colluding to circumvent contribution limits. Callaway has also been fined for accepting prohibited contributions, [...] Read More »

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Southern Alberta News

  • Famed pianist to open Centric MusicFest

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com An internationally acclaimed pianist will launch this year’s Centric MusicFest in Lethbridge. Charles Richard-Hamelin will perform Wednesday in the first of five concerts downtown. A laureate of the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, the Montreal International Music Competition and the Seoul International Music Competition, Richard-Hamelin will offer an evening of [...] Read More »

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  • Family Centre celebrates dads

    Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Family Centre hosted its fourth annual Father’s Day Celebration at the Galt Museum Sunday afternoon, to let families in the community join them for a free day of interactive and fun activities. The day was filled with a variety of activities for dads and families to spend time [...] Read More »

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  • 100-mile bike riders rewarded for efforts

    Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com Inclusion Lethbridge held its 11th annual 100-Mile Bike Ride Saturday, where riders were trucked to the B.C. border and rode all the way back to Galt Gardens. Originally, the 100-Mile Bike Ride was created in partnership with Able Dental, and Inclusion Lethbridge has continued on with the legacy of the [...] Read More »

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  • Accident claims man near Castle Mtn. resort

    Lethbridge Herald Pincher Creek RCMP responded to a fatality near Castle Mountain Ski Resort, following a request for assistance at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The skier fell down a rocky slope on Mount Haig near the Castle Mountain Ski Resort, after being hit by a loose rock. The two skiers with him attempted first aid, [...] Read More »

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  • Street Eats fest whets the appetite

    Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge residents got their food cravings filled this weekend at the fourth annual Street Eats Festival on Saturday, at the Enmax Centre. This year’s festival served up food from 24 unique food truck vendors from various locations across western Canada. Hundreds of people throughout the day made their way to [...] Read More »

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World News

  • Police get arrest warrant as survivor recalls Kyoto arson

    TOKYO – Japanese police have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect as soon as he regains consciousness from injuries in a deadly arson at a Kyoto anime studio. Kyoto police said Sunday they are ready to arrest 41-year-old Shinji Aoba on arson and murder allegations. Aoba is accused of storming Kyoto Animation’s No. 1 [...] Read More »

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  • Police say man who stabbed Hong Kong actor is schizophrenic

    BEIJING – Police in southern China said the man who stabbed veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam at an event suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. A 53-year-old man, surnamed Chen, was detained following the attack in the Zhongshan Huoju Development Zone in Guangdong province, police said Saturday evening. Chen rushed the stage and stabbed the 64-year-old [...] Read More »

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  • ‘Game of Thrones’ cast talks divisive finale, water bottles

    SAN DIEGO – “Game of Thrones” may be over but the cast can’t seem to get away from stray coffee cups. Maisie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Liam Cunningham, Isaac Hempstead Wright and others took the stage at San Diego Comic-Con Friday evening for a goodbye panel and found some waiting at their places. It was a [...] Read More »

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  • Service resuming after 7 New York City subway lines stopped

    NEW YORK – About a third of New York City’s subway lines were suspended for more than an hour during a busy, hot Friday evening commute, stranding some passengers underground and sending others searching for other ways home. The stoppage affected the No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 trains that serve swaths of [...] Read More »

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  • 7 New York City subway lines stopped during evening commute

    NEW YORK – Several New York City subway lines are suspended in both directions because of a network communications problem during the busy evening commute. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says that the agency is working to resolve the issue affecting the No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and S trains. The stoppage comes as [...] Read More »

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