November 30th, 2020

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mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker Hatter Joe Miller has had just about every obstacle thrown at him by life, but no matter what, he always pushed through. His book, “Who Am I: A Little Book of Hope,” gives the reader an in-depth look at where he came from and everything he persevered through. Miller was born in India about

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Local News

  • Santa Claus Fund forced to postpone annual auction

    Health orders limiting gatherings have postponed a major fundraiser of the Medicine Hat News Santa Claus Fund, the group that helps those struggling financially to have a merry Christmas. Organizers say however, they are steadfast that the work will continue and they thank existing donors and called upon new donors to pitch in to help ... Read More »

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  • Hatter’s remarkable story told in new book

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker Hatter Joe Miller has had just about every obstacle thrown at him by life, but no matter what, he always pushed through. His book, “Who Am I: A Little Book of Hope,” gives the reader an in-depth look at where he came from and everything he persevered through. Miller was born in India about ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Province to begin rapid testing in select northern communities

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade A month ago the federal government dispatched to Alberta COVID tests that provide results in about 15 minutes, and next month Alberta Health Services will begin using them in select regions. AHS and Alberta Precision Laboratories have been evaluating the Abbott IDNow and Pan Bio COVID-19 testing kits for the past two months. These ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Local Sports

  • Training Matters: Maintaining fitness through a lockdown

    This week the sports and fitness community was served another crushing blow when the government announced a new set of restrictions. Sports and the gym may seem cancelled for now, but they will start back up and it’s important to keep your goals in mind over the next several weeks. Staying healthy means more than ... Read More »

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  • WHL Cup cancelled

    The 2020 WHL Cup has been called off. The Western Hockey League announced the decision to cancel the U16 provincial tournament Wednesday, stating it was made in partnership with BC Hockey, Hockey Alberta, the Saskatchewan Hockey Association and Hockey Manitoba. “With the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the decision was made with the health and ... Read More »

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  • Svejkovsky to open eCup against Hodder

    Medicine Hat Tigers forward Lukas Svejkovsky will be in the limelight when the virtual puck drops on the Memorial eCup this Saturday. The 18-year-old Point Roberts, Wash., product will be the first to face off against one of the e-sports hockey tournament’s four special guests in WHL graduate Zach Hodder – who spent 35 games ... Read More »

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  • City Notebook: The great committee consolidation of 2020

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Lost in the shuffle of a busy council meeting on Nov. 16 was a vote to overhaul a long list of committees and advisory boards that report to council on a variety of topics. “Overhaul” is defined in this case as collapsing 10 advisory boards made up of community volunteers into one. Councillor members ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: Canada can take note from Biden, Yellen

    It’s tempting to note similarities between Janet Yellen and Chrystia Freeland. Like Canada’s finance minister, Joe Biden’s choice for U.S. treasury secretary is the first woman in that job, has her eye on the people hit hardest by the pandemic and seems inclined to spend lots of money getting out of the recession. Both are ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Business Beat: Businesses bracing for new enhanced public health measures

    Once again COVID 19 puts pressure on the Alberta economy, small business in particular. On Nov. 13, the Alberta government instituted targeted public health measures. Communities with more than 50 active cases per 100,000 people, became subject to enhanced public health measures to control the spread. Medicine Hat’s numbers have increased to 90+ (147/100,000) in ... Read More »

    5 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Support for women more important than ever

    Dear editor, 2020 has been a challenging year for us all. The isolation and general uncertainty of what’s to come, the added stress of keeping safe from the virus, for some a more out-of-balance work life; an increased workload for many parents and unexpected unemployment for others. These struggles have no doubt put a strain ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Wear a mask for everyone

    Dear editor, 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 ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Our corner has been forgotten once again

    Dear editor, Early this week many of us waited with the faint hope that we had not been forgotten. Alas we are again in the lonely shadows of being the forgotten corner of Alberta by our premier and provincial government. Our mayor and some councillors, sadly, have chosen to delay, defer and silently watch as ... Read More »

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