August 5th, 2020

Local News

Fire service urges safety after river death

By MO CRANKER on August 4th, 2020

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker Medicine Hat Fire Service and South East Alberta Search and Rescue have located the remains of a 31-year-old male who was reportedly swept away by the South Saskatchewan River on Saturday. A release from Medicine Hat Police Service says the remains were located by fire service crews at around 11:15 a.m. Sunday morning. The ... Read More »

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Paddling Club urges safety, safety, safety for river users

By MO CRANKER on August 4th, 2020

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker Following the drowning death of a 31-year-old man on the weekend, the president of the Medicine Hat Paddling Club is urging river safety for all recreational users. Rick Redmond says water levels are safe for paddlers to take trips down the South Saskatchewan River but people need to take the right precautions before making ... Read More »

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Mural Fest takes on infamous ‘pee tunnel’

By MO CRANKER on August 4th, 2020

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker The second phase of this year’s Mural Fest took place over the weekend, with a number of local and out-of-town artists teaming up to beautify downtown. “This weekend went really smooth,” said organizer Jeff Goring. “We formed a partnership with Pop Up Parks and the City of Medicine Hat this time around. “We had ... Read More »

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Safe family adventure awaits at Police Point

By MO CRANKER on August 4th, 2020

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker The Medicine Hat Interpretive Program has launched new summer programs for Hat families to enjoy. The programming started Aug. 1 and is free to take participate in. The group is offering a Bug Safari, a Pond/Wetland Adventure and an Indigenous History Tour. Park Interpreter Kara Karst broke down each program for the News. Bug ... Read More »

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Local developer’s video game delayed until February over funding issues

By Medicine Hat News on August 4th, 2020

Time Crackers will have to wait. The Nintendo Switch video game being developed by 19-year-old Eagle Butte High School graduate Aaron Taylor was initially eying a November release. However a Kickstarter for the platformer failed to reach its funding goal – raising just $1,900 of its $30,000 target – forcing Basement Dweller Games to delay ... Read More »

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Crews locate remains of 31-year-old male swept away into river

By Ryan McCracken on August 2nd, 2020

Medicine Hat Fire Service and South East Alberta Search and Rescue have located the remains of a 31-year-old male who was reportedly swept away into the South Saskatchewan River Saturday.  A release from Medicine Hat Police Service says the remains were located by the fire service at around 11:15 a.m. Sunday morning. The search began ... Read More »

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Man facing weapons charges after foot patrol alerted

By Medicine Hat News on August 1st, 2020

A 31-year-old Medicine Hat man is facing charges of breaching a release order and possession of a prohibited weapon following a report made to a Medicine Hat Police Service foot patrol on Thursday afternoon. An MHPS release states that two patrol members were approached by a member of the public regarding “open air intravenous drug ... Read More »

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Best Block, Yard showcases Medicine Hat’s beauty

By Paul and Judy Howe on August 1st, 2020

You may have noticed Kiwanis signs springing up around the city on various lawns with the words Residence of the Week or Block of the Week. Behind the signs you will also have noticed how attractive the front gardens are at the particular houses. For almost 50 years, members of the Kiwanis Club of Medicine ... Read More »

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Book sale on in support of APARC

By MO CRANKER on August 1st, 2020

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker Despite a scare from heavy rain early Friday, the annual Alberta Pound and Rescue Centres book sale was able to kick off before the weekend hit. The outdoor sale is taking place downtown at the Rite Downtown Garden Centre near the Monarch on Second Street. It will be running today and Sunday from 10-6 ... Read More »

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Canadian Blood Services testing random samples for COVID antibodies

By GILLIAN SLADE on August 1st, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade GILLIAN SLADE gslade@medicinehatnews.com Twitter: MHNGillianSlade Canadian Blood Services routinely tests donated blood for diseases such as HIV and hepatitis, and although COVID-19 is not transmitted by blood, samples are being tested for COVID antibodies. This is helping to determine how many people have already had COVID-19 and perhaps did not even know it. “We ... Read More »

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