May 27th, 2020

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gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Temporary flood protection measures started this week behind Medalta and will also take place in Harlow, even though there is no imminent risk of a flood, the city says. One temporary berm is being placed between the South Saskatchewan River and houses on the north side of First Street SW. The temporary berm will

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  • Community Futures Entre-Corp offering no-interest loans for Western business

    Though the federal government has set up programs to help the economy through the global pandemic, not all rural businesses qualify. With that in mind, Community Futures Entre-Corp is stepping up with no-interest loans of up to $40,000. “As the impacts of COVID-19 continue to mount, more and more local businesses are falling through the ... Read More »

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  • Public schools make cuts to balance budget

    mccracken@medicinehatnews.com@Twitter: MHNMcCracken Medicine Hat Public School Division unanimously moved to approve its spring budget proposal during a virtual board meeting Tuesday. Secretary treasurer Jerry Labossiere says MHPSD managed to balance its budget for the upcoming 2020-21 school year, but only after taking a number of actions to free up resources as the result of significant ... Read More »

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  • Parking lot upgrades at Leisure Centre will last a couple months

    This week parking lot improvements have started at the Family Leisure Centre and will continue for about two months. The work is being done to improve traffic flow, safety and capacity of the parking lot. There will also be improvements to the overall site including landscaping... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Training Matters: Finding ways to keep your body in high gear

    Emerging athletes are in a tough spot in these unprecedented times. Not only have their entire social, academic, and home lives been turned upside down but the world of amateur sport is also in complete lockdown. Young people whose lives revolved around the socialization, camaraderie, joy of movement, training and competition are faced with the ... Read More »

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  • Rattlers repeat with national award win

    For the second year in a row, Medicine Hat College’s athletics department has earned a national award for community service. Following a win for their volunteerism in 2019, the Rattlers were honoured this time for what they did for gender equity during a pair of conference championship tournaments. Hosting both women’s volleyball and basketball finals ... Read More »

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  • Getting back on the gridiron: Chayce Davies to join brother Haedyn with Calgary Colts

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken A year away from competition couldn’t keep Chayce Davies out of the Canadian Junior Football League. The 19-year-old Medicine Hat product stepped away from the gridiron game to focus on his education this season. But Davies says he never lost sight of a potential return to the game, and this weekend the Calgary Colts ... Read More »

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  • Laying It Out: Throwin’ stones and coming up empty

    Curling legend Pat Ryan was a game changer in every sense. I’d watched him as a kid and was still in journalism school in 2007 when I had the opportunity to sit down with him at The Continental Cup in Medicine Hat. The interview was one of my first, so it stuck with me, and ... Read More »

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  • City Notebook: Say what you will, Barnes sticks to his politics no matter what

    To quote the title of a popular children’s book, Drew Barnes has had a “Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad” couple weeks … on social media at least. The MLA for Cypress-Medicine Hat got zinged a bunch of times in May for, among other things, how he operates a substantial rental property portfolio, him extolling ... Read More »

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  • News editorial: Should elections look different in the future?

    Perhaps Albertans have misunderstood the purpose of elections. Maybe it is political staff rather than would-be MLAs that should be campaigning. Unless a minister happens to be in this area it is virtually impossible to get a telephone interview. It is common place now for government communications staff to simply provide an emailed statement that ... Read More »

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