September 25th, 2021

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Reactions continue to flow in after the death of city councillor Jim Turner on Tuesday following a medical emergency at his home. Friends and colleagues posted messages of grief and remembrance for the local businessman who helped create the brown bag lunch program for school kids and ran the Medicine Hat and District Food

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  • Deceased male found in front of city hall

    Medicine Hat Police Service received an assist EMS call at approximately 11:10 am Saturday morning outside of city hall. Police say they responded and found a deceased male out front of the building and immediately taped off the area. MHPS says the deceased appeared to be in his 30’s and had not yet discovered a ... Read More »

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  • City announces proof-of-vaxx plans

    https://www.medicinehatnews.com@MedicineHatNews The city has announced how its facilities will implement a vaccine verification system for its facilities. The program went into effect Friday at Co-op Place ahead of a game by the Medicine Hat Cubs and Saturday’s exhibition game involving the Medicine Hat Tigers. The requirement will go into effect at the Esplanade Arts and ... Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • King of Trade’s David Brown earns police honour for helping return stolen ring

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant David Brown knew something was fishy when a unique ring arrived on his counter at the King of Trade downtown. Holding back his suspicions, he offered to buy what he believed was stolen in a car break-in described by police on social media. He completed the transaction, the seller left, and Brown called the ... Read More »

    12 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Tigers sign goaltender Zach Zahara

    Medicine Hat is building up it’s goaltending depth. The Tigers announced Saturday they had signed goalie Zach Zahara to a standard WHL agreement. The Rocky View product was selected by the Tigers in the 8th round, 171st overall in the 2020 WHL Selection Draft. He joins Medicine Hat’s three headed monster in net of, Garin Bjorklund, ... Read More »

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  • Tigers top Broncos in overtime to open home-and-home exhibition series

    It was a busy for special teams in Swift Current. The Medicine Hat Tigers and the Broncos split 10 penalties and three power play goals and the Tigers won 3-2 in overtime. Tabby defenceman Bogdans Hodass notched his second goal of the pre-season halfway through the first. Steven Arp, who signed with the Tigers on ... Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Cubs find a home at Co-op Place

    jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb The Cubs are back in their cave. Well, sort of. The team announced late Thursday night that Sunday’s home opener would be held at Co-op Place. Earlier in the week the Cubs had no place to play the game as they awaited a restriction exemption program for their home rink, the Kinplex. Now, they ... Read More »

    12 hours ago


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  • Just Pondering: My feelings

    I started this whole project with the idea of bringing some levity and good-natured feelings to a situation that was causing so much loneliness and unhappiness in our world. It was cathartic for me to put pen to paper and write. However, this month I am trying very hard to find any uplifting words or ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • The Human Condition: Intelligence versus wisdom

    I have great news: you’re not stupid. Statistics dictate that the average person isn’t, if IQ tests are to be trusted. I believe these tests can be a good indicator of general math and language skills, but are slightly problematic in one particular way. Hypothetically, if you finish an IQ test extremely fast, with a ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Intertribal Smoke Signals: Truth and Reconciliation deserves its own day

    Ahnni, Boozhoo, Tansi, Tanshi, Oki, Aho, Hello and greetings cousins. This week I am going to write about the new National Day of Truth and Reconciliation that has been arbitrarily placed on top of Orange Shirt Day. I am pleased the government was willing to put a national day to recognize the residential school children ... Read More »

    5 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Letter: Where would we be without our health-care professionals?

    Dear editor, In these times, our frontline health workers are being sworn at, spit at and scorned for trying to do their job. The job of trying to keep us safe and healthy. I thought your readers might enjoy a personal experience that I recently had. On Sept. 12 at around 4 p.m. I was ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Letter: Public trustees’ code of conduct needs to be revised

    Dear editor, It doesn’t surprise me that the Public School Board would not express any opinion regarding the letter from concerned citizens regarding COVID restrictions to protect children in school, as reported in the News, Sept. 15. Item 4 in the trustees’ code of ethics of the public board is essentially a gag order preventing ... Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Letter: Watering down our votes

    Dear editor, It is wonderful to see so many candidates willing to put themselves under public scrutiny in order to serve on our city council and make our city better. My concern is with how we vote. People may think it is mandatory to use all eight of our votes for councillors. This is not ... Read More »

    1 week ago


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