October 18th, 2017

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tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal At least four farms were confirmed lost in the fierce wildfire which burned through Hilda country last night. Driven by gale force winds the scale of the disaster is incalculable, said Cypress County deputy fire chief John McBain just before press time last night. “I can’t even say how many farms have been

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  • Walsh firefighter, James Hargrave loses life battling wildfire

    There has been a line-of-duty death related to the wildfire north of Hilda. Cypress County confirmed the death on Wednesday. “It is with deep sadness that Cypress County confirms that James Hargrave, a firefighter with the Walsh Fire Station has passed away in the line of duty. James was very community minded and joined the ... Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • City cleaning up after windstorm, more than 2,000 addresses without power

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The city is still cleaning up on Wednesday morning after a massive wind storm swept through the city, knocking down trees, cutting power and sparking fires on Tuesday. A local state of emergency was enacted at 10 p.m. after crews began monitoring heavy wind gusts in the afternoon and opened the city’s emergency ... Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Wildfire north of Hilda is out

    The wildfire that raged north of Hilda beginning on Tuesday afternoon and continued into Wednesday morning has been put out. Alberta Emergency Alert updated the situation just after 9 a.m. Wednesday. Electric and gas utility companies are in the area to ensure its safety. The evacuation order issued yesterday remains in effect and Cypress County ... Read More »

    4 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Lay thrilled to be named RBC Olympian

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Former Hatter Kirsti Lay was awarded a big honour recently, being one of 57 Canadian athletes to be named an RBC Olympian. Lay was born in the Hat, and lived here until Grade 10 before moving around the country while pursuing her goal of competing in the Olympics. She says she was thrilled ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Two Tigers set to represent Canda on international stage

    Medicine Hat News Two Medicine Hat Tigers have been selected to represent Canada on the international stage. The Tigers announced Tuesday that David Quenneville has been selected to represent Team WHL at the 2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series and forward Josh Williams has been selected to represent Team Canada at the U17 World Under 17 ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • CCAA Golf Diary: Up-and-down first day for Rattlers golfers

    Medicine Hat News Round one is over and done…finally! The day started off with a two hour long frost delay. We eventually got the rounds rolling but the winds made an overly-long golf course play even longer. All three ladies had had their ups and downs throughout the day, yet managed to establish a bit ... Read More »

    9 hours ago

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  • National Affairs: Comedy of errors for Liberals

    As the crow flies — or in this instance a government jet backed up by a string of chauffeur-driven vehicles — it is doable to travel from Parliament Hill to the town of Stouffville, northeast of Toronto, in about 90 minutes. A person using more conventional means of transportation on the other hand would take ... Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Change rules the day in city, county

    Monday’s civic elections communicated a strong desire for change at both the city and county levels. Change does not necessarily mean all new faces, especially in Medicine Hat’s case. Change, in this instance, meant a change in direction rather than a complete overhaul. With the exception of Kris Samraj, who is imminently likable and did ... Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Election over, but candidates urged to stay involved in civic affairs

    Well, it’s over. The dust has settled following another round of municipal elections across the province of Alberta. First and foremost, everyone who put their name forward to be candidates should be commended. It’s easy to sit around and complain about how our elected officials do business. We all do it, the smug “they should’ve” ... Read More »

    1 day ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Transparency lacking at city hall

    Re: “Don’t hold your breath waiting for transit satisfaction, if Veiner situation is any indication,” Sept. 22 As always from the pen of Gillian Slade, an excellent, thought provoking editorial. There is unquestionably a lack of transparency emanating from city hall with far too many decisions made behind closed doors. They number in the dozens ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Canada will be next to open doors to democratic governance

    Colonial rule is history. It went out the door with the Second World War. The Pacific Charter spelled the end of a long and ugly period of rape and plunder of resources on a global scale, and paved the way for people to exercise their right to self-determination, and to live as free people. Colonizing ... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Mayor is OK, but whole council should be changed

    Re: “Can’t vote for anyone on mayoral ballot,” Oct. 5 What about our present mayor? He is young, bright, full of grand ideas, and performs very well at ribbon cutting and other special occasions. What I have a problem with is the council. I think the whole works should be replaced. I think they have ... Read More »

    5 days ago

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