February 23rd, 2017

Local Life

Untitled: Democracies must be built on trust

By Medicine Hat News on February 23rd, 2017

This is Part 2 of a three-part series. Part 3 will appear in Friday’s News ————— The biggest mistake our political leaders have made in our fight against Islamic terrorism is to not mentally prepare us for the next attack. Prime Ministers Stephen Harper and Justin Trudeau, Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald ... Read More »

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Untitled: Platitudes ignore the real terrorism threat

By Medicine Hat News on February 22nd, 2017

This is Part 1 of a three-part series. Part 2 will appear in Thursday’s News ————— Islamic terrorism is a tricky subject to talk about. If we only look at the numbers it’s clear terrorism is not an existential threat to the West. The Soviet Union during the Cold War had the capacity to destroy ... Read More »

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What’s Up Doc?: Doctors advised to be careful when treating elderly with cholesterol-lowering drugs

By Medicine Hat News on February 21st, 2017

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta in their newsletter, The Messenger (Jan. 11, 2017) advised doctors to use statins carefully in the elderly. If your blood cholesterol level is high then you should ask your doctor if treatment with statins is right for you. High cholesterol level is a risk factor for heart ... Read More »

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Clubs Calendar Feb. 20-26

By Meaghan Baxter on February 20th, 2017

Note: Some listings may be cancelled due to the Family Day long weekend. Check with the club. MONDAY — Do you have a drinking problem? Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held seven days a week in Medicine Hat. For times and locations, call 403-527-2065. — Moms’ Walking Group, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., meet in Mall Food ... Read More »

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Praxis: Nails in my cereal

By Medicine Hat News on February 18th, 2017

We are down to the final weeks before the Regional Science Fair on April 8 at Medicine Hat College. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you are going to do a project, we need to get started now. There are many interesting and simple science fair projects that you can ... Read More »

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Legal Briefs: Standing in place of a parent and the obligations

By Medicine Hat News on February 18th, 2017

Last mont”s column provided information about what happens when a person stands in the place of a parent with their partner’s child or children. The article listed the factors that the court looks at to decide whether or not an adult meets the threshold of standing in the place of a parent. If the court ... Read More »

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Heritage in the Hat: The little engine that could

By Medicine Hat News on February 18th, 2017

Upon the arrival of the CPR and settlers in what was to become Medicine Hat, a source of fuel was of vital importance. There were very few trees and natural gas was two decades in the future. Coal was the standard fuel for home heating and cooking and for industrial use. Seams of coal were ... Read More »

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By the Way: Mercy, love forgiveness for everyone

By Medicine Hat News on February 18th, 2017

These last few weeks our church and many others have been reading through the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 5. These teachings of Jesus are probably some of the most familiar and most challenging: “Blessed are the merciful.” “You are the light of the world.” “Love your enemies. Pray for those who persecute you.” ... Read More »

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Your Money: Required savings rate to finance retirement

By Medicine Hat News on February 18th, 2017

The C. D. Howe Institute published a research paper to address the issue of what fraction of earnings must be saved to provide for an adequate retirement income. In this column I have decided to provide a summary of the report. The Institute estimated required savings rates for workers at different levels of income and ... Read More »

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All Psyched Up: Simple ways to make the world a better place

By Medicine Hat News on February 17th, 2017

Even though Billy Joel is 67 years of age and has not written a pop song in decades, he still performs at sold-out concerts and has been declared the third biggest selling artist of all time in the United States. During one of his media interviews he was asked about why he has had such ... Read More »

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