By MO CRANKER on October 17, 2020.
While it may have felt like summer just a week or so ago, it sure won’t this weekend.
Medicine Hat is expected to see its first taste of winter on Saturday and Sunday, with highs of -1C being forecast for both days.
A mixture of rain and snow is expected Saturday, meaning roads and sidewalks could become unsafe for unprepared Hatters.
The Medicine Hat Police Service is urging road safety to everyone, and to drive with caution. Leaving extra distance between you and other cars can prevent crashes.
“As we transition to winter, make sure you take extra time to get to where you need to be – don’t be in a rush,” said Darren Holeha. “Slow down and be courteous with other drivers on the road. Make sure winter tires are on and make sure tire tread is appropriate for slick roads.
“Make sure you have blankets in the car in case of emergency.”
Holeha says people need to take caution with slippery sidewalks.
“Make sure you’re wearing the correct footwear,” he said. “If you own a home, make sure the sidewalks are clear – a lot of people use the sidewalks to get around.”
The Medicine Hat Interpretive Program is hosting a Beaver Walk on Saturday and is asking participants to pre-register. People are also asked to dress for the weather. The park can be reached at 403-529-6225.
Medicine Hatters can also head over to Redcliff to take part in the Glass House Haunting haunted house in support of the Redcliff Youth Centre.
The haunted house is located in an old greenhouse building, and spans over 8,000 square feet.
Dunmore Dugout is also hosting a haunted maze over the next few weekends.
The haunted maze costs $10 per person and is located in at 821 Industrial Ave.