June 18th, 2021

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ktaniguchi@medicinehatnews.com@@kellentaniguchi Former Tigers captain, Ryan Chyzowski, was washing windows in Kamloops working his summer job when he got the phone call he was waiting for. Chyzowski signed his first professional hockey contract on Friday with the Toronto Marlies, the Toronto Maple Leafs affiliate team. “Obviously with them affiliated with the Leafs, it all in all

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  • COVID-19 for June 17, southeast Alberta

    COVID-19 update for June 17, 2021 69.9 per cent of Albertans aged 12+ have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Active cases: Medicine Hat: 25 active cases Cypress County: Five active cases Brooks: Nine active cases County of Forty Mile No. 8: One active case County of Newell: Five active cases Lethbridge: ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Pair of firms with ties to Medicine Hat switch stock exchanges

    Two companies with ties to Medicine Hat are switching stock markets. Hut 8 Cryptocurrency moved to the NASDAQ Global select market on June 15 at the same time as it announced a $100-million stock offering to fund expansion activities. Cielo Waste Solutions, which plans to build a biodiesel refinery near Dunmore in conjunction with investors ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Possible plan for parks, rec centres will get public feedback this summer

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant An overview of a parks and recreation that will look at revamping some centralized parks and potentially closing certain community rec centres will go to a city committee by month end before it is sent out for public consultation. Monday’s meeting of the public services committee heard the general timeline of the master plan ... Read More »

    1 day ago

Local Sports

  • Hawks return to the gridiron

    The Medicine Hat High School Hawks football team was out on the school’s field Thursday evening for its first spring camp session with no restrictions. Alberta entered Stage 2 of its re-opening plan on Thursday, which includes no restrictions for indoor or outdoor youth and adult sports. Football players were used to taking part in ... Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Tigers’ overagers share MVP honours, Kemp and Clayton get all-star nods

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken After serving as leaders on a roster rife with rookies, Medicine Hat Tigers overagers Ryan Chyzowski, Cole Clayton and Brett Kemp shared the title of the team’s most valuable player. The announcement came Monday morning, just over an hour before the Western Hockey League unveiled its 2021 East and Central Division all-star teams, which ... Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Sillinger earns top-10 nod

    A pair of Medicine Hat Tigers had their named listed on NHL Central Scouting’s final draft rankings Thursday, with forward Cole Sillinger earning one of the highest spots in recent memory at 10th among North American skaters.. Sillinger – who spent his season south of the border on loan with the Sioux Falls Stampede – ... Read More »

    3 weeks ago

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  • City Notebook: Circular economy? More like a web

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Maybe its the ebbing of widespread and internal sense of terror felt during the global pandemic, but economic observers in the region have gained a spring in their step. “Better days are ahead,” declared Coun. Phil Turnbull at council this week at the end of a fairly concerning presentation by the city’s chief financial ... Read More »

    6 days ago
  • The Human Condition: Recipe for the new Canada

    The last few weeks have not been good news in terms of hate crime. Both new and historical acts of hate keep coming to light. So, in this week’s column I am going to at least try to give a little hope, with a perspective I have learned from the simple act of cooking the ... Read More »

    1 week ago
  • McCuaig: Hat’s ‘Indian Cemetery’ no secret

    Medicine Hat’s “Indian Cemetery” is no secret. For a while, at least, the shallow grave sites which utilized blankets rather than caskets were marked with simple wooden fences scattered across what is now Scholten Hill during the early 20th century. Those markings have long been lost to time. The skeletal remains still exist after being ... Read More »

    2 weeks ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Letter: Dear Mr. Kenney… we’ve noticed

    Dear editor, Recently, a roof-top gathering of ministers – certainly not of the same household – met with Premier Kenney atop Alberta’s ‘sky palace’ for drinks. It seemed like a safe secret place. Alas, a snoopy photographer with a long lens shared his photos with the media. Another public stumble by our benighted chief – ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Letter: Motz should be urging constituents to vaccinate

    Re: MP Report “Social experiment” damage, MP Glen Motz, June 4 Dear editor, I read the report from Medicine Hat Warner Cardston MP Glen Motz with a mixture of surprise and concern. I’m surprised because it seems like politicians that want to help their constituents during a pandemic must find it hard to help out ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Letter: A simple prompt smile goes a long way

    Dear editor, De to the limitations of law-enforcement and letter-writing, Justin Trudeau’s suggestion that “the next time you see a woman in a hijab or a family out for a stroll, give them a smile,” may be the healthiest response by caring individuals toward all acts of targeted hate. I decided to do just that ... Read More »

    2 days ago

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