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Ag. minister tours Cypress County and County of 40 Mile

Provincial agriculture minister Oneil Carlier toured the drought zones and irrigated areas of southeast Alberta last Thursday. Carlier said he has no plans to offer new drought assistance programs at present.

By Tim Kalinowski Billing his whirlwind tour of southeast Alberta as an opportunity to “meet folks and to listen,” Alberta’s new agriculture and forestry minister Oneil Carlier visited the area last Thursday. As part of his tour Carlier visited the Spitz plant near Bow Island, toured the St. Mary River Irrigation District works in the region and shuttled out to see the damage drought has… Read More »

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A massive, quick-moving stubble fire, driven by strong winds north of Highway 523, between Range Roads 65 and 70. The fire was caused by an electrical power line and destroyed approximately $100,000 worth of hay bales.

Correction: Holsom Road fire

The stubble fire we reported on in this week's paper started when a power line snapped and ignited hay bales nearby and quickly spread through… Read More »

Schuler School shovel-ready

By Tim Kalinowski The Prairie Rose School Division has accepted a bid of over $6 million from Medicine Hat firm Amron Construction Ltd. to build… Read More »

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PHOTO SUBMITTED BY NATASHA BUNN - Local athletes captured a lot of medals at the Southern Alberta Summer Games, held recently in Claresholm.

Local athletes medal up at Summer Games

Submitted by Natasha Bunn The Southern Alberta Summer Games began in 1970 as a grass-roots sport and culture festival with an emphasis on participation, fair… Read More »

PHOTO COURTESY OF OLYMPIC.CA - Etzikom's Skyler Stromsmoe, heads for third base in the gold medal game against the U.S. in Sunday's PanAm Games action. Team Canada went on to capture the gold, beating the U.S. 7-6 in extra innings.

Stromsmoe part of gold medal team

By Jamie Rieger With files from the Medicine Hat News It took extra innings for Canada’s men’s baseball team to beat Team U.S. and capture… Read More »

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Election results should be taken with a grain of salt

With 110 seats across the country considered too close to call by the pollsters, the Canadian federal election outcome is still very much up in… Read More »

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Classes for the sporting world

By Rob Ficiur As students joyfully go to school this week, one might wonder what kinds of classes would be held if the sporting world… Read More »

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