January 22nd, 2021

In the News — Thursday, May 21

By Collin Gallant on May 21, 2020.

A chapter in Medicine Hat's history will end this summer with the closing of the Parrish & Heimbecker grain elevator on Kipling Street SE.--NEWS PHOTO COLLIN GALLANT

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.

COVID update
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.

College cuts
Budget cuts totalling $3.3 million will result in 41 job losses and Medicine Hat College, which is removing five programs from its offerings.

City news
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.

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