November 25th, 2020


Local News

  • Applications open for provincial residential tenancy disputes

    The Alberta Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service is now accepting applications from residents and landlords of mobile-home communities for tenancy-related disputes, including return of security deposits and disputes over damages. Legislation passed in May has made this possible. Residents and landlords of mobile-home communities can also participate in an online survey until Dec. 13 about [...] Read More »

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  • TC Energy looking to bring more natural gas

    TC Energy is ready to release more advanced proposals to bring added natural gas to the Gas City. The Medicine Hat Looping project on the Nova Gas transmission system will be discussed at a virtual open house event tonight available through the company’s website. The line would increase gas delivery to Medicine Hat on contract [...] Read More »

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  • Get on your Holiday mail as limitations are already in effect

    It is exactly one month to Christmas and if you have cards, letters or packages to mail through Canada Post, the options are already limited. International cards and letters still have a chance of reaching their destination before Christmas, depending on the country you are mailing to and whether your item is sent priority mail, [...] Read More »

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  • City hold’s its position on local mask bylaw A local mask bylaw in Medicine Hat may be debated before an early December deadline set by councillors to see whether voluntary measures would turn back rising cases of COVID-19. That could come at a special session of city council, if council members desire, said Mayor Ted Clugston on Tuesday after Premier Jason Kenney [...] Read More »

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  • Redcliff has four COVID-relief projects approved

    Four construction projects in Redcliff have been approved for provincial funding meant to boost economic activity and battle a COVID-caused slump. The town’s council heard Monday that administrators had received confirmation from the Minister of Municipal Affairs that four applications to the Municipal Stimulus Program had been approved. They are: – $315,700 for municipal campground [...] Read More »

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National News

  • The latest news on COVID 19 developments in Canada on Nov. 25, 2020

    The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 11 a.m. Quebec is reporting 1,100 new COVID-19 cases and 28 more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, including 12 that occurred in the past 24 hours. Health authorities said today the number of hospitalizations remained stable at 655 and 93 people were in [...] Read More »

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  • Cotler appointed Canada’s envoy for Holocaust remembrance, fighting anti-Semitism

    OTTAWA – Irwin Cotler, a former Liberal cabinet minster and long-time advocate for human rights, has been appointed Canada’s first special envoy for Holocaust remembrance and combating anti-Semitism. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is announcing the appointment today, saying Jewish communities in Canada and around the world face rising anti-Semitism. Trudeau is affirming Canada’s solidarity with [...] Read More »

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  • Bloc leader slams Trudeau over ‘unacceptable’ handling of COVID-19 vaccine orders

    OTTAWA – Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet is blasting the prime minister’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, calling Justin Trudeau’s pledge that vaccines will start to arrive in the coming months “unacceptable.” Trudeau sought to reassure Canadians yesterday even as he acknowledged that some other countries are likely to start inoculating their citizens first, citing [...] Read More »

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  • Canada-wide survey of women’s shelters shows abuse more severe during pandemic

    A new national survey by Women’s Shelters Canada offers a glimpse into the experiences of front-line workers and women fleeing violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, with reports of clients facing more violence that is also increasing in severity. The Shelter Voices survey says 52 per cent of 266 participating shelters reported seeing clients who were [...] Read More »

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  • Tougher COVID-19 restrictions and a major Grammy snub: In The News for Nov. 25

    In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Nov. 25 … What we are watching in Canada … The Ontario government is expected to spell out its guidelines today for celebrating the upcoming [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

  • A look at new restrictions in Alberta to battle rising COVID-19 infections

    EDMONTON – The Alberta government announced Tuesday new restrictions to battle record-high rates of COVID-19 infections in the province. In addition to declaring a public health emergency, the government ordered the following for the next three weeks: – No indoor social gatherings. Funerals and weddings are limited to 10 people, as are outdoor gatherings. Churches [...] Read More »

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  • Men sentenced for killing grizzly, threatening witness at Alberta hunting camp

    EDMONTON – Alberta Fish and Wildlife says two men have been fined $22,000 for the illegal killing of a grizzly bear that also led to an assault. Officers say in a statement that they received a report about the death of the bear on Nov. 5, 2018. The person who reported the killing also reported [...] Read More »

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  • FC Edmonton names Alan Koch coach of Canadian Premier League club

    EDMONTON – FC Edmonton has hired Alan Koch as head coach and director of football operations of the Canadian Premier League club. Koch replaces Jeff Paulus, who resigned in September. Koch coached FC Cincinnati from 2016 to 2019 during which time the club transitioned from the United States League to Major League Soccer. He was [...] Read More »

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  • Alberta nurses reject government’s call to delay bargaining for new deal

    EDMONTON – Alberta’s nurses union says the province’s health delivery agency has rejected a call for a settlement similar to one reached with nurses in Saskatchewan that would have provided stability during the COVID-19 pandemic. United Nurses of Alberta says in a news release it called on Alberta Health Services to quickly negotiate a contract [...] Read More »

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  • Rolling snowball: Alberta chief health officer urges immediate new steps on COVID-19

    EDMONTON – Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says immediate action is needed to reverse the rate of skyrocketing COVID-19 cases in the province. “This is like a snowball rolling down a hill, growing bigger and faster, and it will continue unless we implement strong measures to stop (it). We must take action,” Hinshaw said [...] Read More »

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Southern Alberta News

  • Famous poem in Blackfoot

    In Flanders Fields Translated into the Blackfoot Language by Dr. Lena Russell Iitstsaahpi awahkaotsiiyiiksi I’niiksi apamoohtsi Iitohkanaikstoihtsiiyaawa. Pisatssaisskiistsi itawaawattohpapokaii’yi Sitokoohtsi awoysstaakssiiksi. Iihtsskskoi’pi nitsitstsiihpinnaani. Kii spoohtsi, pi’kssiiksi, saakiaawaaksistooyinihkiyi. Aipottaayaawa. Maatohtoohtowawaiksaawa isskonakssini saainisoohtsi Niistonnaana anniksao’ki anniiksisska I’nitaikska. Maatomaisamowa ninoohkattsipaitapiiyihpinnaan. Ninoohkattoohtohki’pinnaan otaoo’tamisskapssi naato’siwa. Nimattsini’pinnaan otaiisttahkapssi naato’siwa. Nitaakomimmihtaahpinnaan. Ninoohkattakomimmotspinnaan. Kiannohka nita’tamitaihtsiihpinnaan I’niiksi itaihstaahpi. Noohkakohkootsiimoka nitaawaawahkaotsiimannaaniksi. No’tsinnaanistsi aii’sistsikooyi. Nitsitapaapiksi’pinnaan isstsaana’kima’tsisi. [...] Read More »

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  • Safety enhancement work begins at Shooting Sports Facility

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald In this case, not seeing a little bit of blue sky won’t be a bad thing. For those visiting the Shooting Sports Facility, it’ll make it even safer. Construction on safety enhancements at the Shooting Sports Facility operated by the Lethbridge Fish and Game Association began this week. The construction project, [...] Read More »

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  • LPS stressing awareness of child safety seats

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lethbridge Police Service raising awareness of the rules and regulations regarding child safety seats as its focus for the Select Traffic Enforcement Program for November. In Alberta, the law requires all occupants travelling in a motor vehicle use a seatbelt or child safety seat that is properly worn and adjusted. Children who weigh [...] Read More »

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  • Farmers taking oil company to court

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald A class-action lawsuit to be filed against a Calgary-based oil company on behalf of farmers who have not been paid their annual surface lease fees could set a precedent for the rest of the province of Alberta. Guardian Law Group will be launching the class action against AlphaBow Energy Ltd. [...] Read More »

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  • Hearing set for man looking to retract guilty plea

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald A southern Alberta man who has already pleaded guilty to several sex-related charges, including child luring, will finally have a chance to ask a judge to strike his pleas. Gary James Lippa, who pleaded guilty in February to charges of sexual assault, child luring, and making, printing and publishing child [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago

World News

  • Consumer spending up a slight 0.5% as virus maintains grip

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumers increased their spending by a sluggish 0.5% last month, the weakest rise since April, when the pandemic first erupted, and a sign that Americans remain wary with the virus resurging across the country and threatening the economy. The October gain reported Wednesday by the Commerce Department followed a seasonally adjusted 1.2% [...] Read More »

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  • Iran says British-Australian academic freed for 3 Iranians

    TEHRAN, Iran – Iran state TV says Tehran has released detained British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert in exchange for three Iranians held abroad. The state TV report offered no further details Wednesday beyond saying that the three Iranians released in the swap had been detained for trying to bypass sanctions. Moore-Gilbert was a Melbourne University lecturer [...] Read More »

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  • Man held for driving into gate outside Merkel offices, again

    BERLIN – A car crashed into the front gate of the building housing German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s offices on Wednesday morning, causing minor damage, authorities said. The driver, who authorities say had been involved in an almost identical incident six years ago, was detained. The Volkswagen station wagon hit the gate to the German chancellery [...] Read More »

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  • US economy surges by record 33.1% in Q3

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy rebounded at a record pace of 33.1% in the July-September quarter, unchanged from the first estimate a month ago. But a resurgence in the coronavirus is expected to slow growth sharply in the current quarter with some economists even raising the spectre of a double-dip recession. The overall increase in [...] Read More »

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  • US economy surges by record xx.x% in Q3

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy rebounded at a record pace of 33.1% in the July-September quarter, unchanged from the first estimate a month ago. But a resurgence in the coronavirus is expected to slow growth sharply in the current quarter with some economists even raising the spectre of a double-dip recession. The overall increase in [...] Read More »

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