November 25th, 2020

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mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker Brooke Frechette has been working for weeks to get her new store, The Chic Crafter, open for the Holiday Season. She was able to host a grand opening Saturday with roughly 250 people passing through her Redcliff shop throughout the day. The Chic Crafter is home to products from 41 vendors in the area.

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  • New store in Redcliff features products from 40 local vendors

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker Brooke Frechette has been working for weeks to get her new store, The Chic Crafter, open for the Holiday Season. She was able to host a grand opening Saturday with roughly 250 people passing through her Redcliff shop throughout the day. The Chic Crafter is home to products from 41 vendors in the area. ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Outbreak declared at South Country Village seniors’ residence, with three active cases listed

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Alberta Health says there is currently a COVID-19 outbreak in a seniors’ facility in Medicine Hat. There are three active cases at South Country Village seniors’ residence near the airport, said Tom McMillan, assistant director of communications for Alberta Health. Outbreaks are declared at an acute or continuing care facility when there are two ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Musical Theatre forced to postpone live shows

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker Medicine Hat Musical Theatre has made the decision to postpone its upcoming winter shows. The organization had multiple weekend showings planned for its radio play adaptation of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ but decided to push all shows back to a later, undecided date. “With numbers rising in the area for COVID-19, we started to ... Read More »

    19 hours ago

Local Sports

  • The bears just want to fly: Parking lot Teddy Bear Toss slated for Sunday at Co-op Place

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken There won’t be any bears flying onto the ice, but fans can still toss those teddies they’ve been saving for a good cause this weekend. A special drive-thru teddy bear toss is lined up for Sunday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. in the parking lot at Co-op Place – formerly the Canalta Centre. It may ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Svejkovsky ready to grab controller for Memorial eCup

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Lukas Svejkovsky may be known best for his skill with a stick, but his thumbs might be as quick as his hands. The Medicine Hat Tigers centre has been selected to represent his Tabbies at the Canadian Hockey League’s Memorial eCup – a 64-team e-sports hockey tournament featuring a player from all 60 CHL ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Inside the CFL: All that could have been

    My beautiful wife Lorena and I were planning to enjoy the sights and culinary delights of Hamilton this week, culminating in the playing of the 108th Grey Cup between the hometown Tabbies and the Saskatchewan Roughriders. I covered Grey Cups 1974-77 and 1979 through 2019 for the News, a 40-year streak ended by COVID-19. Tonight ... Read More »

    4 days ago


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  • Laying It Out: Show your value or be accused of abuse

    In a Postmedia article Thursday headlined “Audit demanded after more than 800,000 ineligible people get CERB,” Conservative MP Kelly McCauley demands an explanation for the “remarkable” $1.7-billion “cost to the taxpayer.” CERB was meant for tax filers who made $5,000 or more in 2019, and according to records from Canada Revenue, 823,850 people who hadn’t ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • National Affairs: Premiers accountable to voters, not PM

    With COVID-19 cases on the rise across much of the country, pressure is once again on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to use the Emergencies Act to take full control of the management of the pandemic. But is the option really the silver bullet some of its proponents believe it is? Here are three reasons why ... Read More »

    7 days ago
  • City Notebook: Will the city alter its stance on masks as cases spike?

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Ever since the spring, Medicine Hat’s top elected official has maintained that it’s not his job to determine health regulations, and that things seemed to be going well without local mask restrictions. Both have been technically correct, up until 3 p.m. on Friday. Without a confusing mashup of numbers, figures and long retelling of ... Read More »

    2 weeks ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Stable bolted. Horse gone.

    Dear editor, As I write this letter it is Sunday Nov. 22, and the people of Alberta have learned of more than 1,500 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. I hope by Monday that Premier Jason Kenney will have abandoned his partisan indifference, step up and finally lead. He should not have ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Keeping it simple in difficult times

    Dear editor, In midst of the pandemic we have now tangible hope that the recent successful trials would lead to mass public vaccinations against COVID-19 over the next few months. Our community – especially small businesses, children, the elderly and vulnerable – have gone through a great deal of suffering over the last eight months. ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • The many reasons why I wear a mask

    I felt it was time to voice my pro mask stance. I wear a mask inside any businesses I enter. I do it for you…all of you. I wear a mask because I don’t want to be responsible for causing others to suffer. I wear a mask so I will be able to see my ... Read More »

    5 days ago


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