By Collin Gallant on May 21, 2020.
A roundup of coverage in the Medicine Hat News on the morning of Thursday, Mat 21, 2020, and a look at today’s developing stories.
No new cases of COVID-19 were reported in either Medicine Hat or Brooks on Wednesday, according to a provincial update, and only 19 new postives were recorded across Alberta. That’s the lowest number of new cases in a single day since March 17.
Locally, a plan to reopen city and school playgrounds is being developed, and high school graduates are augmenting their end-of-year celebrations.
Local elevator to close
The P&H terminal on Kipling Street in Medicine Hat is slate to close this summer, the News has learned. Find out details here.
Budget cuts totalling $3.3 million will result in 41 job losses and Medicine Hat College, which is removing five programs from its offerings.
Finlay Bridge is slated to see construction this summer to install a concrete deck.
National news roundup
Ottawa is expected to announce more information on programs to help on-reserve indigenous people during the pandemic. Ottawa’s top doctor recommends that masks should be worn by the general public, but should not be used by those with cognitive disabilities. Find a preview of those stories here.