December 14th, 2019

News

Local News

  • City Notebook: Boom or bust? Depends on how you feel, I guess

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Hatters had their backs up this week as the Financial Post painted a bleak picture of the local economy. It’s not uncommon, almost standard in fact, for residents of any town to react badly when they feel slighted by “the media.” But it’s a more complicated topic at the ground level as well as [...] Read More »

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  • Redcliff students put focus on homeless

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Students at Margaret Wooding School in Redcliff are halfway through a program called 12 days of giving to help those who are homeless. Each day there has been a focus on specific personal care items to bring to school for The Mustard Seed. Principal Craig Corsie says the school has a focus on responsible, [...] Read More »

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  • Dunmore home hosting Holiday event

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade An animated Christmas light display at a home in Dunmore is also holding a special event on Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at 510 Third Avenue. Santa will be handing out candy canes to the children. Save on Foods is providing hot chocolate and cookies. To keep warm there will also be a bonfire, [...] Read More »

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  • Final council meeting is a doozy

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant The winter solstice is the longest night of the year, but city council’s final meeting of 2019 on Monday could be right up there. Still, an anxiously awaited update to the city’s budget to account for provincial budget cuts plus a half-dozen public hearings likely won’t set a record. The agenda for Monday’s meeting [...] Read More »

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  • Entrepreneurial savvy put to test at MHC

    Medicine Hat College business students had a Dragon’s Den-style business pitching competition last week, featuring products such as edible shotglasses and a house sitting app. Jaubron Widdis was part of the team that won first prize in the second section with Hide-a-Shot, a biodegradable, water-soluble shotglass that contains a pre-portioned drink of your choice. “It’s [...] Read More »

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National News

Provincial News

Southern Alberta News

  • Community Foundation presents $286K in grants

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta handed out over $286,000 in grants to various community projects through the Henry S. Varley Fund for Rural Life and Community Priorities Granting Program on Thursday. About 37 projects in total benefited from the funds this year, many of which were based [...] Read More »

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  • Support the community by buying local this season

    SUBMITTED BY THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE With the holiday season fast approaching, Lethbridge businesses are leaning in to the holiday retail frenzy. According to the Retail Council of Canada, in 2019 Canadians are estimating to spend about $790 on their holiday purchases, but in reality, will most likely spend over $820. >The same survey also [...] Read More »

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  • An abundance of holiday entertainment

    For 30 years, New West Theatre has been entertaining southern Albertans with its unique blend of music and mirth. That’s quite an accomplishment – a cause for “Celebration.” And that’s the focus of New West’s holiday show this year, opening Wednesday. “This show is a tribute from our family to yours,” the performers say, celebrating [...] Read More »

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  • School division responds to story about LCI principal

    Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge School Division officials issued a statement Friday afternoon in relation to a CBC report earlier this week titled “Former employees laun-ch bullying accusations against Lethbridge principal.” The CBC story is in reference to LCI principal Wayne Pallett. Four current or former unnamed staff members accuse Pallett of bullying behaviour in the last [...] Read More »

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  • ‘Oilsands of sun and wind’

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Now being described as “the oilsands of sun and wind,” southern Alberta is receiving a $1.5-billion boost from its fast-growing alternative energy industry. Overseas investors continue to underwrite new Alberta projects, a just-released report confirms, due to strong demand around the world for energy from renewable resources. “International investment is [...] Read More »

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World News

  • Former Gary, Indiana, Mayor Richard Hatcher dead at 86

    GARY, Ind. – Former Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher, who became one of the first black mayors of a big U.S. city when he was elected in 1967, has died. He was 86. Hatcher died Friday night at a Chicago hospital, Indiana state Rep. Ragen Hatcher, a Gary Democrat, said. Hatcher had to overcome opposition from [...] Read More »

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  • Ex-Sudan strongman al-Bashir gets 2 years for corruption

    KHARTOUM, Sudan – A court in Sudan convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption on Saturday, sentencing him to two years in prison. That’s the first verdict in a series of legal proceedings against al-Bashir, who is also wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and genocide linked [...] Read More »

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  • North Korea conducts another test at long-range rocket site

    North Korea says it successfully performed another “crucial test” as its long-range rocket launch site that would further strengthen its “reliable strategic nuclear deterrent.” The announcement on Saturday comes as North Korea continues to pressure the Trump administration over an end-of-year deadline set by leader Kim Jong Un to salvage faltering nuclear negotiations. North Korea’s [...] Read More »

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  • California governor rejects $13.5 billion PG&E settlement

    SAN FRANCISCO – California Gov. Gavin Newsom has rejected a $13.5 billion settlement that Pacific Gas and Electric struck just last week with thousands of people who lost homes, businesses and family members in a series of devastating fires that drove the nation’s largest utility into bankruptcy. The decision announced Friday in a five-page letter [...] Read More »

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  • California governor rejects PG&E’s bankruptcy plan

    SAN FRANCISCO – California gov. Gavin Newsom has rejected a bankruptcy reorganization plan that Pacific Gas and Electric reached just last week with thousands of wildfire victims, including a $13.5 billion settlement. Newsom says in a five-page letter to PG&E CEO William D. Johnson that the plan’s most important elements are providing safe and reliable [...] Read More »

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