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Monday in Medicine Hat, Mar. 4

By James Tubb on March 4, 2024.

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Missing Brooks man found (update)

The RCMP are thanking the public for their help to locate a man last seen in Brooks on Feb. 26.

They believe the 49-year-old man was believed to be travelling in the Calgary area and police were concerned about his well-being.

On March 6, RCMP announced the man had been located and is safe.

(NOTE: This report has been edited to delete the man’s name.)

Budget debate

Premier Danielle Smith is defending her government’s budget stating that spending restraint is needed.

Finance Minister Nate Horner will be in Medicine Hat on Wednesday to discuss the budget with local business leaders.

Council preview

Medicine Hat city councillors will discuss a new proposal to schedule closed door meetings held prior each week’s council meeting.

Council sits at 6:30 p.m. at city hall. The public can watch on local community cable or on the city’s YouTube channel.

Weather

A return to winter cold this weekend will give way to warmer temperatures by the end of the week. Positive temperatures could return on Thursday with double-digit highs forecast for the weekend.

Tigers split weekend

The Medicine Hat Tigers split the first two games of their six-game, nine-day stretch. The Tigers had a three-goal comeback Friday to beat the Edmonton Oil Kings. On Sunday they were shutout for the first time this season, falling to the Calgary Hitmen.

The Tigers (34-19-5-2) did clinch their spot in the WHL playoffs with a Calgary loss on Saturday. They host the Brandon Wheat Kings on Tuesday before hitting the road to face the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Wednesday.

Cubs drop Game 1

The Medicine Hat Cubs lost Game 1 of their semifinals series against the Sylvan Lake Wranglers, falling 2-1 in double overtime. The Cubs surrendered 62 shots in what was their first loss in the post season.

They look for a bounce back Thursday in Game 2, back at Sylvan Lake.

Weekend round up

— The Home and Leisure travel show drew thousands to the Cypress Centre on the weekend.

Hatter Joel Oulette has been cast in a new series by Netflix.

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