January 22nd, 2021

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gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade A local physician says he’s hearing of people lying about COVID symptoms. Dr. Gerry Prince says he has been made aware of a woman who some months ago when she was to deliver a baby denied having any COVID symptoms when she was screened at the hospital. “She lied about her symptoms because she

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  • Doc says lying about COVID symptoms puts everyone at risk

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade A local physician says he’s hearing of people lying about COVID symptoms. Dr. Gerry Prince says he has been made aware of a woman who some months ago when she was to deliver a baby denied having any COVID symptoms when she was screened at the hospital. “She lied about her symptoms because she ... Read More »

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  • City police are warning public of dangerous street drug ‘blue heroin’

    Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat Police Service is warning of a new and dangerous opioid-based drug known as “blue heroin,” or “diz,” following two calls for service relating to potential overdoses on Tuesday. The drug has a bright, royal blue colour and may be solid in rock form, according to a Thursday release from MHPS. ... Read More »

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  • MHC student musical now showing on YouTube

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker Medicine Hat College education students have released their masterpiece. The students took to the virtual stage recently to present their showing of ‘The Show Must Go Online.’ The musical documents a drama teacher and her students, who put on a play virtually after the live, in-person showing is cancelled. Every year education students at ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Pahl signs on with St. Thomas

    Cypress County’s Alli Pahl will play NCAA Division 1 women’s hockey with the University of St. Thomas-Minneapolis starting next fall after signing a national letter of intent on Dec. 12. The 18-year-old blueliner earned her way onto college radars after a few strong seasons in Canadian Sport School Hockey League, including a handful of games ... Read More »

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  • FAME: Life is a Dance

    When parents noticed Kelsey Graham dancing around the house at the age of two and registered her in her first dance lesson, no one could predict the way her senior year, 15 years later, would play out. Marred by restrictions surrounding COVID-19, dancers have vacated studios in exchange for training in their basements or garages ... Read More »

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  • Training Matters: Now is the time to start eating better

    With COVID-19 restrictions and the holidays, many of our regular routines and habits have been interrupted. My boys (8 and 11) were used to having regular events planned in the evenings or weekends with hockey practices and games. We would plan meals ahead of time and pack healthy snacks because we knew we would be ... Read More »

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  • MLA Report: Unified efforts needed for both Keystone and COVID

    The New Year has already presented Albertans with many challenges and troubling news. I know that as your MLA, both myself and my colleagues must work harder than ever to earn the trust of Albertans, hold ourselves accountable to our constituents and steer our province toward a brighter economic future. Alberta’s government is fighting tirelessly ... Read More »

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  • For What It’s Worth: Big tech companies setting the rules for online discourse

    There is no question that social media has become the primary medium for large scale discussion on societal issues. Almost everybody has access to the internet and therefore the ability to voice their opinions into the public sphere with ease. What people say online has influence on decision makers in both government and business, which ... Read More »

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  • Letter from the Editor: Changes to Comments

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com To our valued readers, Having just taken over the city editor’s desk, I figured it’s a good time to address a few changes being made to the Comments section moving forward. If there’s one thing I’ve learned since joining the Medicine Hat News in 2014, it’s that this city is home to a wide ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Letter: Possible sale of public utilities comes as a shock

    Dear editor, Like most Hatters, I was shocked to hear news of a possible sale of our public utilities. For generations, residents have enjoyed the benefits of public utilities, giving us the “Medicine Hat Advantage.” So where did we go wrong? How have we been seemingly backed into a corner with no option other than ... Read More »

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  • Letter: Coal mining plans will have devastating consequences

    To the editor and citizens, I am profoundly concerned that the Alberta UCP government stealthily rescinded the Loughheed Coal Policy last June under cover of COVID and with absolutely no public consultation. The people of Alberta need to be informed about this. The UCP plans to allow mountaintop removal coal mining in the previously protected Eastern Slopes of the Rocky ... Read More »

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  • Letter: Hat utility prices could be worse

    Dear editor, I moved to Medicine Hat from Grande Prairie and I thought I would share what it looks like when a city doesn’t have control of its utilities and other services. Let’s compare my bill from last month with one from a friend in Grande Prairie. Roughly the same size house, family and usage ... Read More »

    3 days ago


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