October 22nd, 2021

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant An historic school in the Flats is set to be redeveloped into premier apartment suites by a local company, the News has learned. Cambridge Developments has purchased the 1912-era school building located on Allowance Avenue and Balmoral Street in the River Flats that was listed for sale last spring. That sale was approved by

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  • Solar plant planned for Gleichen region gets approval by utilities commission

    https://www.medicinehatnews.com@MedicineHatNews A new solar power plant near the Trans-Canada Highway at Gleichen has been approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission. “Gleichen Solar” would be built on 71 acres of private land located about two kilometres northeast of town and likely visible from where the TCH curves northward. The original applicant was TIU Canada Ukraine Holdco., ... Read More »

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  • First female majority in Hat council history

    kking@medicinehatnews.com Medicine Hat city council underwent one of the most dramatic changes in its history Monday, going from seven males and one female to one led by a female majority. Ramona Robins, Allison Knodel, Alison Van Dyke, Cassi Hider and Shila Sharps were all elected as first time city councillors. They are joined by Medicine ... Read More »

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  • Agriculture waste collection on Oct. 26

    The Cleanfarms waste collection will be at Nutrien Ag Solutions in Medicine Hat on Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Farmers are encouraged to drop off unwanted or obsolete agricultural and commercial pesticides, as well as expired livestock and equine medications. All products must be in a sealed or spill-proof container. Fertilizer, diluted ... Read More »

    21 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Vikings win close battle to advance in RFC playoffs

    jtubb@medicinehatnews.com The Crescent Heights Vikings had a flair for the dramatics Thursday night in their 22-14 win over the Brooks Buffalos in their first Rangeland Football Conference playoff game. The matchup was all tied up at 14-14 with less than three minutes left in the fourth quarter when the Vikings intercepted the ball and mounted ... Read More »

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  • Inside the CFL: Elks off on the wrong hoof

    The Edmonton Rugby Club was formed in 1892, winning its first provincial title three years later. They were called the Esquimaux until 1910 when they were renamed the Eskimos. They were the first team to represent the West in the Grey Cup, losing 23-0 to the Toronto Argos. They played a variety of opponents on ... Read More »

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  • RFC playoffs kick off tonight

    jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb It’s time to start talking football playoffs in Medicine Hat. The Rangeland Football Conference playoffs get underway tonight at the Methanex Bowl as the Hat High Hawks, who finished first in the league with a 3-0 record, face the 1-6 McCoy Colts at 5 p.m. The Crescent Heights Vikings finished the season in second ... Read More »

    21 hours ago

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  • For What It’s Worth: It’s time to end nuclear paranoia

    There has been a lot of talk in recent years about diversifying Alberta’s energy sector. These discussions have mainly focused on transitioning to solar and wind while largely excluding nuclear. This is despite the fact that nuclear power emits zero carbon emissions and can produce far more electricity more efficiently compared to solar and wind. ... Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • The Human Condition: The Law of Yante

    A few years ago while visiting the local university’s anthropology museum in Lund, Sweden I met a young graduate student who spoke English with native fluency. It was extraordinary to hear. She had no accent, and used terminology that was far beyond advanced. On that same trip I also happened to meet a professional chef ... Read More »

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  • Laying It Out: Even in democracy, you gotta be lucky to be good

    Heading into Monday’s hotly contested municipal elections around Alberta, a couple things are essentially certain – a whole lot of turnover will occur, and a relatively few number of Albertans will decide most of it. Voter turnout at all levels is suspect at best, but at the municipal level it can get downright sad. It ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Letter: Pedestrians at risk downtown

    Dear editor, Thousands of dollars have been spent in the past few months on hastily reconfiguring the First Street SE and Sixth Avenue SE intersection as part of the Towne Centre development. Additionally, thousands have been spent on the trailway along S. Railway and Carry Drive. Meanwhile, long-term plans for downtown pedestrian safety have been ... Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • Letter: Building Meridian Dam would be a smart plan

    Dear editor, With the gradual loss of the South Saskatchewan water supply from glaciers in the summer, it seems like a good idea to me to build up a water supply throughout the whole year – especially in the spring – when there is an over-abundant supply. It would be smart to plan and build ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Letter: Accessibility shouldn’t be a problem for voters

    Dear editor, I voted early at the Stampede grounds. They had the polling station at the grandstand. One would think Elections Alberta could have found a location that had a power door for people who use wheelchairs. Or better yet, why doesn’t the grandstand have a power door for wheelchair users? This isn’t 1921 and ... Read More »

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