May 11th, 2021

Featured Story The ice is out, the asphalt is coming up and the Medicine Hat Arena may start coming down this year. Machinery and fencing was delivered to the shuttered facility in the North River Flats as the city begins reworking utility lines in the area as part of a delayed conditional sale announced in 2019

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  • COVID-19 update for May 10, southeast Alberta

    COVID-19 update for May 10, 2021 Active cases: Medicine Hat: 234 active cases Cypress County: 22 active cases Brooks: 41 active cases County of Forty Mile No. 8: nine active cases County of Newell: 14 active cases Lethbridge: 452 active cases There have been a total of 1,057 cases in the Medicine Hat, including 805 ... Read More »

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  • Crop seeding well ahead of where it was last year Cash crops, peas and lentils are helping southern Alberta lead the pack in terms of seeding this spring, according to Alberta Agriculture’s first crop report of 2021. That said, two thirds of the acres set aside for durum are also complete, leading to an overall estimate that planting all crops was about halfway done ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Donation helps MHPS implement use of mental health app The Brandon Niwa Legacy Fund – the Beej Project, has donated $23,000 toward a partnership with the Medicine Hat Police Service to cover the cost of technology needed to launch a new mental health app for officers to use in the field, while also creating opportunities for research at Medicine Hat College. MHPS will ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Local Sports

  • 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 »

    3 days ago
  • 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 »

    4 days ago
  • ‘Literally larger than life’: WCBL ump Mitch Ball remembered for respect he showed others and the game

    Mitch Ball was the equivalent of a big teddy bear – even called “Mr. Sunshine” by his co-workers. However, when Ball put on his mask and umpires vest and stepped behind the plate to call the balls and strikes, the umpire commanded – and received – respect from players, coaches and fans with his calm, ... Read More »

    5 days ago

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  • Laying It Out: Living with COVID was a bad idea then, and it’s a terrible idea now

    For more than a year we’ve heard leaders talk about “flattening” or “bending” the curve of COVID-19. And before a year of living in a global pandemic, plus talking to epidemiologists, ER doctors, developmental biologists and more, it even made sense. “We have to live with the virus.” At that point, when everyone from the ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • City Notebook: CCDA breathing new life as vote to kill it looms The fate of the CCDA goes to the ballot box next week, with voting by the members of the downtown business association on whether to dissolve the near-40-year-old group that seems to have some momentous internal struggle at least twice a year. But even a ‘no’ vote this week likely won’t mean the book ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Alberta in Confederation

    It is quite evident that Canada’s Confederation is not working harmoniously. Ottawa is failing the regions outside 1867 Canada [Ontario and Quebec]. Such assessment warrants examination. A 2020 publication, Moment of Truth, includes numerous articles which have been compiled by Jack M. Mintz, Ted Morton and Tom Flanagan, the School of Public Policy, University of ... Read More »

    5 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Letter: Conservatism is not at a crossroads

    Dear editor, In response to Alex McCuaig’s column, “Conservative politics at a crossroads in Canada,” published in the April 27 edition of the News. How interesting to analyze a socialist’s views of conservatism. Alex McCuaig does not know what a real Conservative Party would look like. Recent conservatism is not at a crossroads; It never ... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Letter: It’s time to get real

    Dear editor, I am not familiar with whatever polling tool Drew Barnes used to come up with 90% of his constituents support his COVID anti-restriction stance; as one of his constituents, I do know I was never polled. And 100% of the people I polled also were not consulted by him. So, I would like ... Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Letter: People believe things that are happening to them, and by then it’s often too late

    Dear editor, We are seeing what democracy looks like in Alberta. Pretty cool, isn’t? People protesting the wearing of masks and getting life-saving vaccinations. And of course lockdowns, even some of our local politicians are against lockdowns.  I have decided that I am through with arguing with people. Why talk about science? Why try to explain ... Read More »

    6 days ago

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