May 11th, 2021

News

Local News

  • COVID-19 update for May 10, southeast Alberta

    COVID-19 update for May 10, 2021 Active cases: Medicine Hat: 234 active cases Cypress County: 22 active cases Brooks: 41 active cases County of Forty Mile No. 8: nine active cases County of Newell: 14 active cases Lethbridge: 452 active cases There have been a total of 1,057 cases in the Medicine Hat, including 805 [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Crop seeding well ahead of where it was last year

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Cash crops, peas and lentils are helping southern Alberta lead the pack in terms of seeding this spring, according to Alberta Agriculture’s first crop report of 2021. That said, two thirds of the acres set aside for durum are also complete, leading to an overall estimate that planting all crops was about halfway done [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Donation helps MHPS implement use of mental health app

    ktaniguchi@medicinehatnews.com@@kellentaniguchi The Brandon Niwa Legacy Fund – the Beej Project, has donated $23,000 toward a partnership with the Medicine Hat Police Service to cover the cost of technology needed to launch a new mental health app for officers to use in the field, while also creating opportunities for research at Medicine Hat College. MHPS will [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Commercials released with very familiar backdrop

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant A credit union looking to expand its presence across Alberta picked Medicine Hat as the centre of a stylish new ad campaign. “It represents Alberta so well, so many of Alberta’s aspects and layers,” said Dennis Lenarduzzi, the creative director behind the project of ConnectFirst Credit Union. “But we didn’t want it to be [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Former school in Flats on sale for $609K

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Another former school building in Medicine Hat is among the spring real estate listings. The 1912 era building on Balmoral Street and Allowance Avenue, most recently home to CAPE School two years ago, is listed for sale by Commercial One real estate on behalf of the Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education. The asking [...] Read More »

    3 days ago

National News

  • Liberal MP questions Justice Department’s legal advice on fired scientists

    OTTAWA – A Liberal MP is advising the Public Health Agency of Canada not to rely on legal advice from the federal Justice Department because it is not always right. Toronto MP Rob Oliphant, parliamentary secretary to the Foreign Affairs minister, gave the advice late Monday at a House of Commons committee that is trying [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Monday, May 10, 2021

    The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Monday May 10, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 340,118 new vaccinations administered for a total of 16,257,673 doses given. Nationwide, 1,267,117 people or 3.3 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Review of federal prison isolation units ‘not adequate,’ new study says

    OTTAWA – A study has found shortcomings with the process intended to serve as a check on new units for isolating federal prisoners from the general jail population. In response to criticism of solitary confinement, the government ushered in “structured intervention units” for inmates requiring isolation to allow better access to programming and mental-health care. [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Provinces look to mix COVID-19 vaccines in light of changing supply

    TORONTO – Ontario has become the latest province to signal it will likely mix COVID-19 vaccine brands as the country prepares for a flood of Pfizer and Moderna shots while some doctors questioned further use of Oxford-AstraZeneca. Health Minister Christine Elliott said Monday it’s likely that Ontarians who have received a dose of the AstraZeneca [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • NDP join Liberals to cut short debate, move pandemic election bill forward

    OTTAWA – New Democrats have joined forces with the Liberals to cut short initial debate on a bill aimed at ensuring a federal election could be held safely, if need be, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The move ensures that Bill C-19 will be put to a second reading vote Tuesday, allowing it to be referred [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago

Provincial News

Southern Alberta News

  • No quick decision on Grassy Mountain mine assessment; OWC

    The Oldman River watershed has been at the centre of the debate regarding coal mining in the Rockies. There are two coal mines that are being proposed which are undergoing review. The area covered by the Oldman watershed expands from High River to the St. Mary River system in Glacier National Park, and part of [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Southern Alberta couple celebrating 75th wedding anniversary

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Steele and Loree Brewerton will be celebrating a special anniversary on Sunday but COVID-19 restrictions mean family and friends won’t be joining them in person at their Magrath home. The Brewertons who live in the Diamond Willow Lodge in Magrath, will be marking their 75th wedding anniversary on Mother’s Day. Eldest daughter Bonnie [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • City looking at rentable e-scooter pilot project

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Micro-mobility was a major topic of discussion at this week’s Civic Works Standing Policy Committee meeting of city council – namely, the viability of bringing rentable e-scooters to downtown Lethbridge as a pilot project this summer. The e-scooters, provided by a private business entity, would be readily accessible for anyone who wanted to [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Offender sentenced in child pornography case

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The last of three Lethbridge men caught in a child pornography sting last year has been sent to prison. Bryan Alas Hernandez, 19, was sentenced Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court to two years in a federal penitentiary, following his guilty plea in January to one count of distributing child pornography. The 19-year-old was [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Alberta Party represents alternative to UCP and NDP, leader tells SACPA

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Acting Alberta Party leader Jacquie Fenske spoke at the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs weekly YouTube livestream speaker series on Thursday to explain why the Alberta Party represented a strong alternative to both the UCP and the NDP. To illustrate this point, Fenske spoke of a personal meeting she had with now [...] Read More »

    4 days ago

World News

  • Gaza militants, Israel trade new rocket fire and airstrikes

    JERUSALEM – Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets from Gaza and Israel unleashed new air strikes against them early Tuesday, in an escalation triggered by soaring tensions in Jerusalem and days of clashes at an iconic mosque in the holy city. Twenty-two people, including nine children, were killed in Gaza overnight, most of them in [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • 1.4B but no more? China’s population growth closer to zero

    BEIJING – China’s population growth is falling closer to zero, government data showed Tuesday, adding to strains on an aging society with a shrinking workforce as fewer couples have children. The population rose by 72 million over the past 10 years to 1.411 billion in 2020, the National Bureau of Statistics announced after a once-a-decade [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • China reports population growth closer to zero in 2020

    BEIJING – China’s population growth is falling closer to zero as fewer couples have children, the government announced Tuesday, adding to strains on an aging society with a shrinking workforce. The population rose by 72 million over the past decade to 1.411 billion in 2020, the National Bureau of Statistics said. It said annual growth [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Hamas launches new attack on Israel after Jerusalem clashes

    JERUSALEM – The Hamas militant group on Monday launched a rare rocket strike on Jerusalem after hundreds of Palestinians were hurt in clashes with Israeli police at an iconic mosque, as tensions in the holy city pushed the region closer to full-fledged war. Israel responded with airstrikes across the Gaza Strip, where 20 people, including [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to US children as young as 12

    COVID-19 vaccines finally are headed for more kids as U.S. regulators on Monday expanded use of Pfizer’s shot to those as young as 12, sparking a race to protect middle and high school students before they head back to class in the fall. Shots could begin as soon as a federal vaccine advisory committee issues [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago