July 14th, 2020

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Hatter Lukas Gornisiewicz hasn’t really slept in the past few days, but he wouldn’t have it any other way. The 36-year-old has been spending late nights and early mornings at Sunridge Observatory in Seven Persons with his camera, different lenses and a tripod.  From around 2:30 to 4 a.m., he is able to get a

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  • Hula from the Heart aims to get Hatters active

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker Hula from the Heart is up and running again this year with the goal of getting Hatters out of the house and doing something active. The event is running weekly at Riverside Veterans Memorial Park, starting at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Participation is free and people are able to drop in and leave whenever ... Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • MHPS warns of gold scam

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade All that glitters is not gold. Medicine Hat Police Service has issued a warning about a fake gold jewellery scam taking place in the city. On July 9 a recent victim was “approached by persons of Middle Eastern descent, who advised the victim that they were selling legitimate gold and silver jewellery valued at ... Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Cases spike in SW Saskatchewan

    Positive cases of the coronavirus are spreading in Southwest Saskatchewan, the province’s health authority reported Monday as the number of new cases increased. Thirty-one new cases of COVID-19 infections were reported, following 23 on July 12 and just two on July 11. “Previously reported COVID-19 infections in the Southwest now stretch farther, and there is ... Read More »

    4 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Training Matters: Getting back in the gym

    It’s good to be back, so many happy faces back on the fitness floor… at least there was Monday. However, Tuesday and Wednesday some of those same faces were wincing pretty good as they struggled to walk up the stairs. It’s funny that after almost four months off and with limited access to resistance exercises ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Monarchs, Knights form exhibition schedule with Vauxhall

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Banter in the dugout, chatter and clapping in the stands – action on the diamond. It was almost as though a pandemic never happened. While the American Legion Baseball season was cancelled as a result of COVID-19, the Medicine Hat Moose Monarchs and K of C Knights put together an exhibition schedule with the ... Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Maple Creek bull rider looking forward to return

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Jared Parsonage won’t have to travel far when the Professional Bull Riding season returns on Sept. 26. The 27-year-old bull rider has been waiting out the COVID-19 pandemic at his home in Maple Creek and says he’s looking forward to making the short drive into Medicine Hat for Thunderbuck in the Badlands this fall. ... Read More »

    2 weeks ago


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  • The whole world is searching for a cure

    The world is looking for a cure for COVID-19. I truly home that each of you remain safe and healthy until a vaccine is found. Have you ever gotten really sick? How did it affect you? When I was a teenager I got Scarlett fever. It’s not a common ailment but it can be very ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Differing approach between business and government

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade There is a stark contrast between the approach private businesses have taken during COVID-19 and that of government. Private businesses had to adapt to new requirements and protective measures for staff and customers seemingly overnight while continuing to serve customers. For government it appears there was no urgency to continue serving the public – ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • What’s Up Doc?: Many challenges in overcoming COVID-19

    Globally, there have been more than 10 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 500,000 deaths (WHO statistics). It is estimated, more than one billion people face increased risk of severe COVID-19. Can we control this terrible pandemic? Hopefully, yes. But there are few challenges. First challenge: People with illnesses like diabetes, heart and lung problems and other ... Read More »

    1 week ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Long way to go to end systemic racism

    Here we are in the midst of huge protests, riots, and other actions which are intended to do away with systemic racism for any reason. But it seems even the legitimate articles can’t get it right. Just today it was announced that Alberta is getting a new lieutenant governor who will be the first Muslim ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Has the door been slammed shut on the oil?

    It was our conservative hero Peter Lougheed who urged the Klein and Stelmach governments to slow down the growth of the oilsands, collect proper royalties and taxes, and refine our oil in Canada and they refused to listen. The oil executives agreed with Lougheed that something needed to be done about out pollution and they ... Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • It is time to talk Provincial Sales Tax

    Most of us can appreciate the services that taxes buy, like highways without potholes for example, public schools that welcome every child in the community and a public health care system that won’t bankrupt us when we get sick. Yet, we grumble about paying taxes. Nonetheless, Alberta is broke again thanks to the collapse of ... Read More »

    3 weeks ago


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