March 29th, 2020

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Medicine Hat News A roundup of Medicine Hat News coverage note morning of Sunday, March 29, 2020: Local and regional news: As warm weather baths Southeast Alberta, authorities are asking residents to avoid playgrounds and other recreation spaces, such as tennis courts and picnic tables, as well as practising six-foot physical distancing from others, as

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  • COVID-19 Update – Sunday, March 29

    Medicine Hat News A roundup of Medicine Hat News coverage note morning of Sunday, March 29, 2020: Local and regional news: As warm weather baths Southeast Alberta, authorities are asking residents to avoid playgrounds and other recreation spaces, such as tennis courts and picnic tables, as well as practising six-foot physical distancing from others, as ... Read More »

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  • COVID-19 update – March 28

    Medicine Hat News No cases of COVID-19 have surfaced in the Medicine Hat area’s seniors homes and long-term care facilities, the local top medical officer confirmed to the News on Friday. None of the five local cases has required hospitalization. Provincial actionThe province further increased restrictions on the size of gatherings, on Friday and has ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • City Notebook: Associate minister of natural gas takes on power

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant In case you missed it, Dale Nally, the associate minister of the newly former Natural Gas portfolio in the Alberta cabinet, was given the added responsibility of electricity this week. That puts him on speed dial for the City of Medicine Hat. The city’s natural gas business unit has spent years trying to climb ... Read More »

    1 day ago

Local Sports

  • Plouffe made good memories

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken It wasn’t a long run, but Dylan Plouffe was still left with plenty of fond memories from his time with the Medicine Hat Tigers. The 20-year-old defenceman joined up with the team in December through a trade with the Vancouver Giants and quickly established himself as a leader on the back end. While his ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Spring rodeo now in the fall

    The Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede has rescheduled its annual indoor rodeo to September. The Broncs and Honky Tonks event, originally set for April 17-19, will now run Sept. 18-20. Anyone who already bought tickets to the event can still use the tickets for the respective days in the fall. The stampede’s facilities were all ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • No way to have known: Rattlers’ Antler had his final futsal season cut short, looks forward to awards

    It was a normal Wednesday night and Mason Antler was getting ready for the college futsal team’s second-last practice ahead of conference championships. The Medicine Hat Rattlers men’s team had played in a pair of tournaments leading up to the finals in Lloydminster. Their 8-2 record suggested a medal was within reach. “The women I ... Read More »

    1 day ago


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  • Laying It Out: We need a new health minister, stat

    Enough is enough. People will die here. Ongoing adjustments to the Medicine Hat News has left Laying It Out with a lot less space to work with than previously, so we’ll have to get straight to the point. Tyler Shandro should resign immediately as Alberta’s minster of health, and if he won’t resign then the ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Laying It Out: This crisis is distracting, don’t let it be

    If you’d like to place a bet on who is playing political games at a time when the focus should be on anything but, look for the one who makes a point of saying, “Now is not the time to play politics.” With everyone’s attention squarely on the spread of COVID-19 and what it will ... Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Opinion: Hope in a time of unprecedented crisis

    jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel There’s no question our world has changed immeasurably in less than a week. Seemingly overnight, our daily lives have transformed into the beginning of every post-apocalyptic science fiction movie. But the choice of what happens next is in our hands. Please, for the love of all that is sacred, listen to the advice of ... Read More »

    2 weeks ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Letter jumped to conclusion about climate change

    Re: “Canada’s laughable quest to be a climate hero,” March 11 Fact checking reveals that the author’s numbers regarding global mortality from natural disasters are more or less correct (ourworldindata.org/natural-disasters). However, he makes no logical connection between these facts and the conclusion to which he jumps that climate change is not real. We must hope ... Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Stiffer penalties needed for dealing opioids

    Re: “Government propaganda targets vulnerable populations,” Jan. 27 Obviously the writer, Corey Ranger, doesn’t like Premier Jason Kenney, columnist Rick Bell or the UCP. What a surprise. That’s your right and I support you in your right to speak as you see fit. I do not support your viewpoint. You quote Kenney’s “help addicts inject ... Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Putting royals on phony pedestals diminishes everyone else

    No one is royal. It’s all made up. Kings, queens, princes, princesses, earls, dukes, etcetera are humans with the same anatomy as everyone. None of them is superior to you or me. Harry and Meghan want to ditch royal duties. They’re annoyed by lack of privacy in the U.K. Let them be anonymous in Canada, ... Read More »

    2 weeks ago


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