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Medicine Hat Proves Idealism and Realism Can Walk Hand in Hand

This year, Medicine Hat became the first city in Canada to effectively end homelessness. Almost 900 people in this small town of 61,000 have been placed in rent-free apartments or houses. And the benefits are clear: police calls and hospital emergency room visits are down. "You're going to end homelessness? Yeah ok, good one," he recalls thinking. But the society argued that the $20,000 per year cost of housing someone was as much as four times less than the expense of policing and health care when that person lived on the streets.
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Experts Help With Toxic Fire

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - Officials say they are finally ready to start trying to extinguish a landfill fire that has spewed toxic smoke into Medicine Hat, Alta.Mayor Ted Clugson said on Friday afternoon...