November 27th, 2020

Local News

Folk Music Club ensuring live music not lost in pandemic

By MO CRANKER on November 25th, 2020

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker Medicine Hatters will get to view live music from the comfort of their homes Friday thanks to the Folk Music Club. Alberta band Over the Moon will be performing live on the Medicine Hat Music Club’s Facebook page starting at 7 p.m. “We wanted to be able to present a show,” said club executive ... Read More »

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New store in Redcliff features products from 40 local vendors

By MO CRANKER on November 24th, 2020

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker Brooke Frechette has been working for weeks to get her new store, The Chic Crafter, open for the Holiday Season. She was able to host a grand opening Saturday with roughly 250 people passing through her Redcliff shop throughout the day. The Chic Crafter is home to products from 41 vendors in the area. ... Read More »

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Outbreak declared at South Country Village seniors’ residence, with three active cases listed

By GILLIAN SLADE on November 24th, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Alberta Health says there is currently a COVID-19 outbreak in a seniors’ facility in Medicine Hat. There are three active cases at South Country Village seniors’ residence near the airport, said Tom McMillan, assistant director of communications for Alberta Health. Outbreaks are declared at an acute or continuing care facility when there are two ... Read More »

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Musical Theatre forced to postpone live shows

By MO CRANKER on November 24th, 2020

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker Medicine Hat Musical Theatre has made the decision to postpone its upcoming winter shows. The organization had multiple weekend showings planned for its radio play adaptation of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ but decided to push all shows back to a later, undecided date. “With numbers rising in the area for COVID-19, we started to ... Read More »

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South Zone had 26 patients in hospital with COVID-19 as of Monday morning

By GILLIAN SLADE on November 24th, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Alberta Health Services says there were 26 patients with COVID-19 in hospitals across the south zone on Monday morning. Medicine Hat Regional Hospital had seven patients, with two in ICU. Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge had 15, with three in ICU. Oyen’s Big Country Hospital had one patient, and Brooks Health Centre had three. ... Read More »

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ER doc says mask bylaw overdue

By GILLIAN SLADE on November 24th, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade A local emergency room physician is urging Medicine Hat city council to introduce a mandatory mask bylaw. Dr. Paul Parks, emergency physician Medicine Hat Regional Hospital and president of the section of emergency medicine Alberta Medical Association, wrote a letter to Mayor Ted Clugston and city councillors on Sunday. “I am writing to each ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat Real Estate ceases open houses until new year

By Medicine Hat News on November 21st, 2020

The Medicine Hat Real Estate board has suspended open houses until the end of the year, according to several realtors in the city. Open houses were cancelled for several months this spring during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. Several agencies posted on Friday that as a result of rising case numbers in the ... Read More »

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City Notebook: Clear as mud with dirt on the way

By COLLIN GALLANT on November 21st, 2020

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant New studies prove what you might have suspected, but maybe weren’t sure about. The longer people have to think about something, and the more information they are given, the less they tend to know about a certain subject. Or at least, they’re less certain about what they know. It’s a study of how people ... Read More »

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Local physician pens letter to Premier Kenney urging halt to further restrictions

By GILLIAN SLADE on November 21st, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade A local physician is urging the provincial government not to invoke any further COIVD-19 restrictions. Dr. Bao Dang, internal medicine and respirology, sent a letter to Premier Jason Kenney saying he is opposed to a lockdown. “I am aware that many of my colleagues lately have written to you and very publicly demanded re-instituting ... Read More »

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CP Holiday Train goes virtual with Dec. 12 concert

By MO CRANKER on November 21st, 2020

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@mocranker The CP Holiday Train is a tradition that many hold dear in Medicine Hat. This year, the train is going to have a different look compared to previous iterations. Canadian Pacific is holding a virtual concert this year, so people can still take live music in while not crowding outside with hundreds of others. ... Read More »

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