November 29th, 2021

Featured Story A group of local potters will ‘Clay it Forward’ this Christmas by generously donating the proceeds from 13 one-of-a-kind clay pieces to the Medicine Hat News Santa Claus Fund. Members of the Medicine Hat Potters Association decided to throw together a unique idea for fundraising during the Holiday Season. ‘Clay it Forward’ is an

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  • Mustard Seed working to end homelessness this Giving Tuesday The Mustard Seed is asking for support this Giving Tuesday to help end homelessness. This year will mark the ninth annual Giving Tuesday in Canada. It is a charitable event that occurs post-Black Friday and Cyber Monday and is a time where charities, companies and individuals rally together for their favourite causes. The Mustard ... Read More »

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  • Ground breaks on Southlands project Work on a new commercial and professional office plaza in south Medicine Hat is underway, filling a lot left vacant for more than 10 years and giving a physical signal of a recovery that officials say is underway in the development community. The first building of “Southlands Commons” will become the new practice of ... Read More »

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  • MHARA stock car stuffed with toys for Holiday gifts

    The stock car was sufficiently stuffed on Sunday at Canadian Tire. Members of the Medicine Hat Auto Racing Association parked a pair of race cars out front of the store and managed to drum up nearly $3,000 in money and toys for the Santa Claus Fund in the annual Stuff the Stock Car fundraiser. “It’s ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Tigers lose big in Winnipeg, extend losing streak to 12

    The Medicine Hat Tigers will return from their Manitoba road trip empty handed. The Tigers fell 7-2 to the Winnipeg Ice Saturday night and had their losing streak extended to 12 games. Winnipeg entered Saturday night’s contest as the CHL’s top ranked team for the fourth week in a row. The win marks their 21st ... Read More »

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  • Tigers lose barnburner in Brandon, extend streak

    It was a high scoring affair in Brandon on Friday night. The Medicine Hat Tigers came back from a 5-1 deficit but fell 7-4 to the Wheat Kings on the road. The loss marks the Tabbies’ 11th in a row. Vincent Lorio got the Wheat Kings on the board early with a goal 2:17 into ... Read More »

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  • Rattlers getting closer with young squad Twitter: ReporterTubb The Medicine Hat College Rattlers men’s basketball team nearly came all the way back Friday night. The Rattlers outscored Red Deer Polytechnic 32-21 in the fourth quarter but could not complete the comeback, falling 83-75 at home. Rattlers head coach Richard Humphrey says besides the fact they only played hard for 20 ... Read More »

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  • City Notebook: Keep an eye on base decisions Hatters are right to worry about an eventual loss of British Army Tank training at CFB Suffield. The News broached the subject last spring and was accused of being a sour puss, but this week reports that the British Army was ready to close the base entirely was met by a sort of non-denial ... Read More »

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  • Laying It Out: Children dying while in government care goes well beyond who is in charge

    A story this week highlighted data released by the Ministry of Children’s Services showing 34 deaths since April 1 among children, youth or young adults receiving government service intervention. That total equals the record set in the fiscal year of 2020/21, and with four months before April 1, there’s little doubt a new high will ... Read More »

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  • MP Report: Throne Speech leaves Canadians wanting

    The House of Commons began with the Speech from the Throne where the government traditionally lays out their priorities. Having just returned from an election where I heard from many in our communities, I listened intently to the Throne Speech hoping to hear about jobs, affordable living, combating excessive inflation and securing the future of ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Letter: Invest Medicine Hat needs to do more to attract investors

    Dear editor, If, late in the afternoon of Monday you detect a whiff of bovine excrement, you will be correct, only it is not someone cleaning a corral, it is city council peeling back the sordid cover on Invest Medicine Hat. This collection of estate experts was expected to sell any and all real estate ... Read More »

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  • Letter: No one should have to pay for medical care

    Dear editor, To the lady that feels that any unvaxxed people that go to the hospital with COVID should pay their own medical expenses. Surely she jests. What about all the cigarette smokers and alcohol abusers that cost us billions of dollars per year in medical expenses? What about the obese people that are severe ... Read More »

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  • Letter: If you want to be welcome in a neighbourhood, you need to be a good neighbour

    Dear editor, With the colder weather, housing situations like that reported in Wetaskiwin due to the closing of a homeless shelter, become more urgent. One reason for this closure was a financial shortfall, which badly needs to be addressed. However, other reasons for the closure were said to be concerns by residents about crime, open ... Read More »

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