January 25th, 2022

Provincial News

January 25, 2022

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

1929 ~ HARVEY BECK ~ 2022 Harvey Frederick Beck of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of Dolores Beck, passed away on Thursday, January 20th, 2022 at the age of 92 years. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB on Friday, January 28th, ... Read More »

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Michigan OKs $824M in incentives for GM’s EV, battery plants

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan’s economic development board on Tuesday approved $824 million in incentives and assistance for General Motors Co. to put electric vehicle and battery plants in its home state, adding as many as 4,000 jobs. The Detroit-based automaker plans to spend up to $4 billion converting and expanding its Orion Township assembly ... Read More »

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Biden calls Fox News reporter at White House a stupid SOB

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden responded to a question about inflation by calling a Fox News reporter a vulgarity. The president was in the East Room of the White House on Monday for a meeting of his Competition Council, which is focused on changing regulations and enforcing laws to help consumers deal with high ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Amber Alert issued for 6-year-old boy last seen in Miramichi, N.B.

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick police have issued an Amber Alert for a six-year-old boy who was last seen at 2:30 a.m. today in Miramichi, N.B. Police say Kenton Murphy weighs about 45 pounds, with blue eyes and blond hair, and was last seen wearing blue camouflage pyjamas. They have identified a suspect as Ashley Munn, ... Read More »

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Metro reports $207.7M Q1 profit, up from $191.2M a year ago amid higher sales

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

MONTREAL – Metro Inc. reports its first-quarter profit and sales climbed compared with a year ago, despite challenges caused by rising inflation. The Montreal-based grocery and drugstore retailer says it earned $207.7 million or 85 cents per diluted shared for the 12-week period ended Dec. 18, up from a profit of $191.2 million or 76 ... Read More »

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Kamala Harris art, ‘Daily Show’ lead Anthem Awards finalists

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

An art installation inspired by Vice President Kamala Harris, The New York Times’ “The 1619 Project” and “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” as well as charitable programs from Airbnb, Google, PayPal and the National Football League, are among the finalists for the inaugural Anthem Awards announced Tuesday. The awards – presented by The International ... Read More »

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Pfizer opens study of COVID shots updated to match omicron

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

Pfizer has begun a study comparing its original COVID-19 vaccine with doses specially tweaked to match the hugely contagious omicron variant. Pfizer and its partner BioNTech announced the study on Tuesday. COVID-19 vaccine makers have been updating their shots to better match omicron in case global health authorities decide the change is needed. While omicron ... Read More »

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Songwriting camp plays notes of inspiration

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

A chord was struck as the Lethbridge Youth Songwriting Camp took place this past weekend at the Owl Acoustic Lounge. As young, aspiring musicians received some songwriting tips from Shaela Miller and a host of local musicians, it was clear everyone was tuned in to the weekend’s musical lessons. With the COVID-19 pandemic knocking the ... Read More »

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City in talks with company for e-scooter pilot project

By COLLIN GALLANT on January 25th, 2022

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant E-scooters could be bounding about in Medicine Hat this spring, council’s public services committee heard on Monday, as city officials say they are in talks with a private company to launch a pilot program. That would see the company provide scooters and arrange pickup and drop-off spots for residents to block off time on ... Read More »

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Shapovalov takes Nadal the distance, but falls in Australian Open quarterfinals

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

MELBOURNE, Australia – Denis Shapovalov is out of the Australian Open in the quarterfinals after a 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3 loss to Rafael Nadal Tuesday. But the Canadian went out with a bang, and a whimper. Shapovalov called out Carlos Bernardes and his chair umpire colleagues for being “corrupt”, claiming Nadal benefited from special ... Read More »

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