January 22nd, 2022

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kking@medicinehatnews.com Tongue on the Post Folk Music Festival is returning to Medicine Hat for its 16th year. The annual festival, which features Canadian folk music artists, will once again be held online due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, however organizers say that won’t hinder the experience. “The thing we’ve discovered with the live streams that we

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Local News

  • City Notebook: Is this the way things need to be done?

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Late breaking news on Friday sees city manager Bob Nicolay depart two months after a major change on city council and after an extended period of budget back-and-forths between administration and new councillors. That’s led to some level of intrigue about how a slate of new council members elected on a so-called “change” platform ... Read More »

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  • Hatter leading truck convoy set to pass through Gas City on Monday

    kking@medicinehatnews.com Longtime Hatter, Tamara Lich, has organized a transport truck convoy which will pass through Medicine Hat Monday as it heads towards Ottawa in a show of protest against vaccination mandates for truck drivers. Lich created a GoFundMe encouraging people to join the convoy – called the Freedom Convoy 2022 – following the Jan. 15 ... Read More »

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  • Stampede votes in new president-elect

    kking@medicinehatnews.com Darlene Keeler has been voted the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede’s new president-elect. Keeler, a lifelong resident of Medicine Hat, has been involved with the Stampede for nearly 20 years and has filled several roles including chair of the Methanex Kiddie’s Day, Olde Tyme Christmas, Canada Day, Promotion and Store Decorating committees and board ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Tigers go up early but lose big, 9-2 against Saskatoon

    The Medicine Hat Tigers mini Saskatchewan road trip got off on the wrong foot Friday night. The Tigers led 2-0 early and outshot Saskatoon in the game but gave up nine unanswered goals to fall 9-2 to the Blades. Medicine Hat’s newest player, Logan Barlage, scored in his Tigers debut 3:24 into the contest. Barlage, ... Read More »

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  • Cubs beat Coaldale Thursday night, 4-0

    The Medicine Hat Cubs bounced back from an overtime loss Sunday and beat Coaldale 4-0 Thursday night. With the win, the Cubs sit second in the Heritage Junior Hockey League’s South Division with a 23-6-3 record – or 49 points to Coaldale’s 39. Colby Friedrich opened the scoring for the Cubs over halfway though the ... Read More »

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  • Hopwo: Thank you Medicine Hat

    jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb New Lethbridge Hurricane Corson Hopwo wants to say thank you to Medicine Hat. “I just want to put an emphasis on how thankful I am for the city and what everyone has done for me in this city and how nice people were,” Hopwo said. “I can’t thank everyone who made a difference in ... Read More »

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  • MLA Report: Albertans are right to question Kenney’s empty promises

    Last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s federal government launched a public relations blitz, aimed at pressuring provinces into adopting mandatory vaccination policies. Not only is this a massive attack on civil liberties, but also it is also a complete departure from the current federal policy. Just eight months ago Trudeau himself stated, “we’re not a ... Read More »

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  • The Human Condition: Traffic violation

    Governments are in the business of taxation and finance; it is part of organizing a functional nation. Nobody likes paying taxes and such, but we do get value from having the government deal with policing and infrastructure. Building roads and catching criminals are worthy uses of such funds. So imagine my extreme dismay when I ... Read More »

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  • Laying it Out: The con is the same as it’s always been; COVID just gives them ammo

    Last week’s column discussed provincial staffers complaining about a lack of hospital beds after helping brand the #BestSummerEver that broke the system in the first place. But, while those who speak when Premier Kenney pulls their string are easily refuted with the internet and a six-month memory, the end goal has been around for decades. ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Letter: The January blues

    Dear editor, It is the middle of January and money is running low. The bills are coming in and I will have to juggle this and that to figure out how to make it to AISH Day on February 1. I am not worried though. Routine is important. A good night’s sleep, too. We are ... Read More »

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  • Letter: At-home rapid tests creating more problems than they solve

    Dear editor, I’d like to share my experience with COVID-19. I recently attended a birthday party and because it was held in a pub, as an unvaccinated person, I had to produce a negative rapid test at my expense. Three days later, I had a sore throat and runny nose. Two days after that, I ... Read More »

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  • Letter: Another slide into open legal use

    Dear editor, Health Canada has issued a “No objection” letter to a clinic in Calgary to experiment with magic mushrooms and MDMA. The clinic will test the procedure on in-house physicians before using it on patients, and they are also “looking forward” to trying LSD and ayahuasca. Whilst this is obviously another slide into open ... Read More »

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