October 26th, 2020

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Medicine Hat News Southeastern Alberta’s three major school boards will receive $4.7 million combined in federal government funds to put towards costs related to reopening during the Coronavirus pandemic this month. The Alberta government says the $262 million from Ottawa meant to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in schools will be dispersed equitably and

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  • Separatist candidates in SW Saskatchewan

    Voters in east-central and southwest Saskatchewan will have a separatist candidate to consider in Monday’s provincial election. Buffalo Party of Saskatchewan candidates are officially registered in Cypress Hills and Kindersley ridings. The party, which was known until last June as “Wexit Saskatchewan,” has 17 candidates registered in the province’s 61 ridings. Voting takes place Monday. ... Read More »

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  • MHPS online calendar has photo radar information

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker The Medicine Hat Police Service is now releasing a calendar at the beginning of each month with photo radar information for each day. The calendar has three photo radar sites listed for each day, two of which are school or playground zones. The third listing each day is an urban area street. “We’re still ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • MHPS charges one of its own with sex assault

    A Medicine Hat police constable has been charged with sexual assault and relieved of his duties without pay, the Medicine Hat Police Service announced Friday afternoon. Chance Franklin is a 12-year veteran of the local police force and is said to have been off duty at the time of the alleged incident. A release states ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Hoping for a place to call home

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Medicine Hat Minor Softball Association is hoping for a place to call their own. The local softball organization has been a part of Medicine Hat since 1993, however president Michelle Campbell says they still don’t have an official home ball park. There are plans for a potential future home in the Brier Run area ... Read More »

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  • Flyin’ high: Tigers forward Lukas Svejkovsky recalls airborne NHL draft experience

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Lukas Svejkovsky was 30,000 feet off the ground when the Pittsburgh Penguins came knocking – and not just due to elation. The 18-year-old Medicine Hat Tigers forward was on a flight to Team U.S.A.’s world junior evaluation camp in Plymouth, Mich., when the NHL’s entry draft’s second day kicked off. Hoping to see his ... Read More »

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  • Cubs release schedule of 16 confirmed games

    After having the season cut short at the height of the Heritage Junior Hockey League post-season, a playoff atmosphere will be back in full force when junior B hockey returns in Alberta at the end of the month. The Medicine Hat Cubs released the first 16 confirmed games on its regular season schedule Wednesday evening, ... Read More »

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  • Laying It Out: Non-stop hits, never their fault

    You know it’s a big news day when the premier is isolating because one of his cabinet ministers has COVID and the story ends up on page 5. But, such is the life of a layout editor living in present-day Alberta – you don’t know what each day will bring, you just know it’ll be ... Read More »

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  • Laying It Out: At least have the guts to stand up for your bad ideas

    When the government hurriedly announced health-care cuts on Tuesday morning that will eliminate 11,000 jobs in yet another shift toward private-sector service delivery, a majority of Albertans were none too impressed. Even in Medicine Hat, where both United Conservative MLAs would surely win an election held tomorrow, most seem to realize that continuously going after ... Read More »

    1 week ago
  • City Notebook: Lend a hand, fill the gap

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant The United Way’s payroll deduction program is about as easy as it gets, so easy that most donors probably overlook the monthly outlay that adds up to a whole lot for the local agency. You may have forgotten about it in a time of seemingly shrinking budgets where every paycheque counts. What you may ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Treat others the way you want to be treated

    Dear editor, To mask, or not to mask. That seems to be the “operative question” during these days of living with COVID 19. Given that we do not have a “definitive cure/treatment ” for COVID-19; given that we do not have a vaccine for COVID-19; given that COVID-19 is easily transmissible from one infected person ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • The Magic Porridge Pot exists!

    Dear editor, Brilliant AHS and the UCP have come up with The Magic Porridge Pot, and I always thought it was a myth. But not four years ago they saved $5 million by making the lab part of AHS. Now they are going to save millions more by making it private again. So I see ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Deep concerns over maternity closure

    Dear editor, We have learned of the imminent closure of our local maternity clinic. As parents and grandparents, we are extremely concerned about the dire situation this leaves our precious moms and babies in. What is to come of regular examination to determine abnormalities or concerns during the long months of pregnancy? What of the ... Read More »

    3 days ago

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