May 14th, 2021

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Local political observers say the UCP government is in trouble as the divisions in the party came to a head with the party’s MLA from the Peace Country and caucus chair penned a scathing letter released Thursday. Todd Loewen blamed the caucus dysfunction on Albertans’ perception the government is out of touch and arrogant. He

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  • Vikings senior becomes first football player valedictorian

    ktaniguchi@medicinehatnews.com@@kellentaniguchi When the Crescent Heights High School class of 2021 throw caps in the air, a Vikings football player will deliver the valedictorian speech for the first time since the football club started in 1968. Easton Nugent is the starting centre and also plays interior defensive lineman for the Vikings and excelled on and off ... Read More »

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  • Barnes booted from UCP caucus

    Local political observers say the UCP government is in trouble as the divisions in the party came to a head with the party’s MLA from the Peace Country and caucus chair penned a scathing letter released Thursday. Todd Loewen blamed the caucus dysfunction on Albertans’ perception the government is out of touch and arrogant. He ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Solar power industry could have big year after 2020 hiccup

    The Alberta energy sector is still struggling in southeastern Alberta but there is one part that continues its steady growth in the region. Marcus Campbell, owner of Terralta, says after a slow 2020, “solar is back,” adding there are about 35 residential and commercial solar projects in the region going this summer. “This has the ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Inside the CFL: There must be a season in order for CFL to survive

    After weeks of silence on the subject, CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie recently announced the 2021 regular season would open Aug. 5. While some of the other major professional leagues can survive on television revenues, the CFL depends on fans in the stands. That being the case it is hard to understand why the commissioner chose ... Read More »

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  • Weiss looking to future with Pontiacs

    Bow Island product Bodee Weiss has signed with the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Bonnyville Pontiacs starting next season. The netminder currently plays for South Alberta Hockey Academy’s U18 prep team and says the signing was “A bit of a confidence booster, (and) just kind of emphasized making that next step and actually putting pen to ... Read More »

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  • Tigers drop final game of the season

    The stands may have been empty, but Co-op Place was still filled with emotion on Thursday evening following the final Medicine Hat Tigers game of the season. Tabby veterans Ryan Chyzowski, Brett Kemp and Cole Clayton closed the book on their Western Hockey League careers in a 3-0 loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings on ... Read More »

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  • Letter: MHRH doctors and nurses go the extra mile

    Dear editor, Recently, I was hospitalized due to COVID-19. I am only 16 years old and the stress and uncertainty of having a dangerous illness with rare symptoms, along with being alone in the hospital is something I did not know how to cope with. I would like to give the biggest thanks to the ... Read More »

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  • Letter: Logic behind equalization outrage does not follow

    Dear editor, In response to Mr. Larry Samcoe’s May 6 editorial, “Alberta in Confederation.” Mr. Samcoe repeats, and seems to believe, the old standby lie of the perpetually aggrieved among some conservatives when he comments on the source of federal government equalization payments, stating “…tax revenues from Alberta have been the primary contributor…” Do not ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Letter: No human lives are disposable

    Dear editor, In response to Kym Porter’s May 1 letter, “Overdose deaths a cause for great concern.” Although I haven’t been personally affected by the addiction/overdose crisis, I still understand the callous politics involved with this most serious social issue: Just government talk about funding to make proper treatment available to low – and no-income ... Read More »

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