July 30th, 2016

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Mental Health Matters: Mental Health First Aid

We all know someone who is experiencing or has experienced a mental health problem or crisis. Did we do everything we could to help and support them? We likely did the best we could with the knowledge we had. Now you have the option to learn Mental Health First Aid. The Mental Health Commission of ... Read More »


Collector’s Corner: U.S. coins

One thing that we have not talked about much are the U.S. coins. You think Canada has a lot of coins â think again. The U.S. has twomints, Philadelphia and Denver so for each coin one is made at each mint. So if you have a 2013 penny there will be two of them, one ... Read More »


Staff boost for Home Care as need spikes

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Home Care in Medicine Hat is boosting staff by 21 per cent to meet an ever growing demand, says Alberta Health Services. “I think Home Care and continuing care, specifically as our population ages, is going to be really, really critical and we will see significant growth,” said Sean Chilton, chief zone ... Read More »


Gang violence solutions explored

Medicine Hat News Solutions to gang violence and hope for gang members will be explored at Lifetree CafĂ© on Aug. 3 from 7-8 p.m. The program, titled “Hope for Gangs: Surprising Stories from the Bloods and Crips,” features exclusive filmed interviews with several former gang members who share their past experiences and how they escaped ... Read More »


The most luxurious cruise ship ever built

Steve MacNaull Special to the News A little tipsy and a lot happy, we return to the most luxurious cruise ship ever built. My wife and I have just spent a decadent Monday in glamourous Saint Tropez wandering, swimming in the Mediterranean and drinking quintessential Provencal rose. Saint Tropez is one of the Med-cool ports ... Read More »


NHLers help with camp at Family Leisure Centre

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Dozens of young hockey players got the chance to skate with some NHL talent this week as the Medicine Hat Minor Hockey Association welcomed Nick Schultz and Cory Sarich for a skills camp. Schultz, a Philadelphia Flyers defenceman and brother of Medicine Hat Minor Hockey president Kris Schultz, says it’s always great when ... Read More »


You can make your own mini tornado

This summer has been a crazy with extreme weather. A day rarely goes by that I am not receiving a weather warning or watch of some kind. Probably the most nerve wracking message was late at night a couple of weeks ago while I was watching the news. A red screen popped up indicating there ... Read More »


Amsterdam, city of bikes

MARILYN KRAUSE We flew to Europe arriving at the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and then took a train to Central Station, which is located in the heart of Amsterdam and is the hub for the city trams, metro trains and buses. I have read that everyone rides a bike in Amsterdam, but nothing prepared me for ... Read More »


Seniors issues on tap at council

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade Seniors will feature prominently on city council’s agenda Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at city hall. There are three recommendations from the public services committee this week for council to make a decision on: Approve the design for refurbishment of the Veiner Centre, approve the construction budget of $11.6 million ... Read More »


Maybe the biggest Kiddies Day yet

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Pioneer Village was the place to be for young Hatters at the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede on Friday, as Methanex sponsored the annual Kiddies Day on the Stampede grounds. With free admission to the grounds between noon and 3:30 p.m. for children 12 and under, and a plethora of activities, the village ... Read More »