February 29th, 2024

Monday in Medicine Hat, Feb. 5

By James Tubb on February 5, 2024.

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Protests following UCP policy

Following a heated town hall meeting with the area’s two MLAs on Friday (find our story here), thousands protested the UCP government’s new parental rights polices at the legislature over the weekend.

The office of MLA Justin Wright also apologized to media outlets over ban on video recording of the event, calling it a miscommunication. Videos of tense debate at the event have surfaced online posted by attendees.

Old Food Bank decision

City council will again discuss the potential of selling the former Food Bank building after administrators said in late December the facility should be sold at a loss rather than keep paying insurance and utilities on the older building. Our coverage on the decision can be found here.

City council’s meeting on Monday begins at 6:30 p.m. at city hall and will be broadcast on the city’s YouTube channel here.

Mystery ring

Medicine Hat police put a call out for the public’s help to find the owner of a San Diego Gulls championship ring that was recovered during a call on Saturday morning.

The Gulls won five Taylor Cups in the 1990s era and featured a number of Alberta and Saskatchewan-born players on the rosters.

Weather

Snow returned to the region over the weekend but with generally mild temperatures for February. Sunny conditions near freezing are expected to return at the end of the week.

Tigers drop both on weekend slate

The Medicine Hat Tigers dropped both of their weekend games for the first time this season. The Tigers lost 5-2 Friday to the Saskatoon Blades and 3-2 to the Prince Albert Raiders on Saturday, both games on the road. Game stories on those losses can be found here (Friday) and here (Saturday).

The Tigers (29-16-3-1) remain in first place of the Central division one point ahead of the Red Deer Rebels. They’ll host the Regina Pats at Co-op Place on Tuesday.

This and that

The first ever case of chronic wasting disease has been detected in British Columbia. Here is our story on the case.

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