May 30th, 2015

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US invoking huge sage grouse protection

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig The U.S. federal government announced sweeping protection plans Thursday that could see sage grouse on the prairies become the canary in the coal mine when it comes to protecting endangered species south of the border. The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management announced it has finalized a comprehensive land-use plan to ... Read More »


Neighbours in dispute over century-old tree

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A local senior has been given 60 days to remove a tree on his property, estimated to be a hundred years old, because his neighbour fears it is a potential risk. “I’ve been told if it is not taken down in 60 days it will go before a judge,” said Rev. Jerold ... Read More »


60 years young Disneyland marking diamond anniversary with year-long birthday party

Steve MacNaull Special to the News With the first chord of music, a hundred spotlights punctuate the sky and form a ginormous diamond high above. Nothing less dramatic would do for Disneyland’sdiamond anniversary. My 12-year-old daughter, Grace, and I are standing in the dark with thousands of others as the theme park in Anaheim, Calif., ... Read More »


Gran Fondo race deadline Sunday

Medicine Hat News A successful first year guaranteed the Medicine Hat Cycling Club’s Practica di Gran Fondo would become an annual event. The long distance, mass participation ride will take place June 13, though if you want to join in you’d better do it this weekend. The deadline for entries is Sunday and organizers say ... Read More »


Mohawks, Talons both in to semifinals

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Hat High Mohawks and Eagle Butte Talons are moving on to the Southern Alberta High School Baseball League semifinals in their respective tiers. Hat High laid a 12-2 beating on the Magrath Zeniths Friday in Vauxhall to lock up their spot in Saturday’s Tier 1 semifinal against High River. The Mohawks put ... Read More »


Jays tie, Sox lose games

Medicine Hat News After terrific starts to their respective seasons it’s been a cooling-off week for Medicine Hat’s two Sask-Alta Baseball League teams. Neither the Cypress County Black Sox nor the Scoreboard Blue Jays won their mid-week contests. The Sox fell 10-4 to Maple Creek Tuesday, while the Jays tied Burstall 5-5. The Black Sox’s ... Read More »


No holding her back now

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney If you saw Sage Watson around Medicine Hat this Christmas, you’d be shocked to see her now. The 20-year-old Seven Persons native sported a gigantic boot while home for the holidays, the result of a stress fracture originally suffered in January 2014 and re-aggravated in December. The unwieldy grey and white contraption was ... Read More »


Minister’s visit has aura of taxpayer-funded partisan ‘work’

Dear Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Diversification It appears you are one of the most prolific users of Twitter, using the social media tool in letting people know about federal government policies, defending Conservative Party ideals and promoting your love of wine with no shortage of pictures of bottles and glasses of the ... Read More »


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amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig The U.S. federal government announced sweeping protection plans Thursday that could see sage grouse on the prairies become the canary in the coal mine when it comes to protecting endangered species south of the border. The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management announced it has finalized a comprehensive land-use plan to ... Read More »


Buds & Blooms: One seed at a time

This is the month that we all want to get out and plant our flower beds, perennial beds and of course, the vegetable garden. I am so happy to see so many young people out and about in the greenhouses buying seeds, herbs and assorted vegetables. The fact that our children and grandchildren are learning ... Read More »