September 26th, 2018

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gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Nine people in Medicine Hat have suffered a drug overdose in the past month alone. The timeframe for the statistic provided by city police is Aug. 24 to Sept. 24. “We are very concerned. It’s a huge public safety issue, nine overdoses in a 30 day span is too many,” MHPS Insp.

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  • City police report nine overdoses in a month

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Nine people in Medicine Hat have suffered a drug overdose in the past month alone. The timeframe for the statistic provided by city police is Aug. 24 to Sept. 24. “We are very concerned. It’s a huge public safety issue, nine overdoses in a 30 day span is too many,” MHPS Insp. ... Read More »

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  • MHC unveils rainbow of inclusion

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Like many communities across the country — Medicine Hat is now home to a rainbow crosswalk. A large crowd gathered outside the front of Medicine Hat College around noon Monday for the grand unveiling. “We did this to celebrate our commitment to inclusion and acceptance of all students,” said MHC Student Association external ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Public pot ban on the table

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant City councillors will debate making it illegal to smoke marijuana in almost all outdoor spaces in Medicine Hat when they meet next Monday, about two weeks before adult recreational use of the long-banned narcotic is made legal. That timeline also means members will have to begin advancing a local bylaw at that time, ... Read More »

    19 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Hat bantam team beats powerhouse Raymond

    Medicine Hat News It was a monumental day for the Medicine Hat Hawks bantam football team Saturday. Head coach Scott Howes reported that his team beat the Raymond Comets for the first time in 22 years. At the Methanex Bowl, the Hawks started slow but wound up 58-14 victors. They fumbled the opening kickoff to ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Minor hockey: Bantams beat Airdrie

    Medicine Hat News They made huge strides in just getting to the playoffs last season. Now the Southeast Athletic Club bantam AAA Tigers want to follow it up. On the road to start their campaign, the Tigers beat the Airdrie Xtreme 5-1 Saturday, before falling 4-2 to the Red Deer Rebels Sunday. Still, they’ll take ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Gas City hosts second annual CrossFit event

    Medicine Hat News It was an exciting day at Gas City CrossFit Saturday as the local gym held its second annual Sun City Shakedown. Dozens of competitors representing more than a half-dozen gyms took part in the event, pushing themselves to the fitness limit. The home team of Gary and Brittny Jordan won the prescribed ... Read More »

    19 hours ago


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    When was the last time any of us were excited to vote for a politician? For most people it’s probably been a while. Canadian politics have become so boring, as have the people involved in them. Not to mention our version of democracy is becoming quite fringe. In our last federal election and in the ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: CAQ’s immigration plan a caution to Scheer

    Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives may want to push pause on plans to make immigration a signature federal campaign theme next fall long enough to take stock of the turn in the Quebec election conversation. Coalition Avenir Quebec Leader Francois Legault thought he was reaching for a low-hanging fruit when he embraced the issue. With less than ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: Pie-in-the sky promises, empty threats

    The little white prince rides into the realm. He’s astride his little white donkey named UCP, aptly named for his poor toilet training. A constant trail of piddle indicates his previous travels. This prince-in-waiting is short in stature but oh so tall in pie-in-the-sky promises and empty threats. He fully expects the people of the ... Read More »

    4 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • ‘What Would Jesus Do?’

    In church on a recent Sunday our minister left us with the thought “What Would Jesus Do?” So I thought should we apply that to the safe consumption site question and how we approach people who use drugs? I think we could. Jesus did not agree with the teaching of the times and paid attention ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Story of fallen firefighters should have been covered

    In the Sept. 10 edition of this newspaper there was a news article describing fallen firefighters being honoured in Ottawa. The article recognized a firefighter from Ontario, but nothing was written about a local firefighter from southeast Alberta who also lost his life, James Hargrave. He was a volunteer firefighter from a well known family ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Crosswalk shouldn’t be used for advertising

    Medicine Hat’s crosswalks can be some of the most dangerous places to navigate in our small city. Both for pedestrians as well as drivers. So what kind of people would come up with the idea to use our crosswalks as a platform for advertising? Surely there are more safer ways to advertise in our high-tech ... Read More »

    5 days ago


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