November 24th, 2017

Local Life

All Psyched Up: The family orange

By Medicine Hat News on November 24th, 2017

I love looking at the fresh produce at the grocery store. Often I have been enticed by large, beautiful oranges and then am disappointed to find that what I have purchased is mostly peel! You can’t eat the peel but it does serve to protect the fruit that lives inside of it. Sometimes it is ... Read More »

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Parents: Encourage your kids to active winter play, eh?

By Medicine Hat News on November 24th, 2017

Encouraging play for children is so important for their physical literacy skills to develop as they grow older. What is physical literacy exactly? It is having the motion, confidence, physical competence, knowledge, and understanding to value physical activity engagement for life (Physical Literacy, 2017). What does this all mean? Physical literacy is a necessary part ... Read More »

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Reformation commemorative service draws 250

By Medicine Hat News on November 23rd, 2017

Medicine Hat News Around 250 people attended a commemorative service Nov. 12 at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The Reformation marked the beginning of the modern era as well as the breach between Protestants and Catholics. The service contained thanksgiving for what we share in common, repentance ... Read More »

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Clubs Calendar Nov. 20-26

By Medicine Hat News on November 20th, 2017

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 Court in front of A&W. Walk, then have coffee. — TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) 5:30 p.m., ... Read More »

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Buds and Blooms: The Windmill elves are decorating

By Medicine Hat News on November 18th, 2017

The winter-land elves at the Windmill Garden Centre have been constructive with their hands and creative with their minds. Come down to see the interesting ideas for decorating a Christmas tree. They will inspire your artistic side. My favourite tree is the woodland one with squirrels, foxes, owls, snowmen and braided burlap garland. The silver ... Read More »

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Praxis: Conductive dough

By Medicine Hat News on November 18th, 2017

It has been a busy few weeks with requests for electricity. With a turn in the weather, what better thing to investigate! If the truth was told, I am not an expert by any means in this field. I have had to do my homework, some research and brush up on my skills in this ... Read More »

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Mental Health Matters: When youth volunteer

By Medicine Hat News on November 18th, 2017

The experience of volunteering provides young people with self-confidence, work experience, flexible thinking and independence. There are so many first experiences that are nerve racking and working is one of them. Everything from the interview, to the training and the new personalities of co-workers — the unknowns. This is when the value of volunteering can ... Read More »

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Legal Briefs: Defeat procrastination: The small steps to complete your estate plan (continued)

By Medicine Hat News on November 18th, 2017

This is a continuation of my October column in the Medicine Hat News with my six steps to complete your estate plan. In my October column I suggested putting off your estate plan is even easier than putting off a fence repair. Fortunately, if you break down the completion of your estate plan into smaller ... Read More »

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By the Way: On giving

By Medicine Hat News on November 18th, 2017

Well it is here! The time is at hand for the Christmas shopping season Nov. 24 is Black Friday followed quickly by its online counterpart Cyber Monday. Soon the malls will be full, and kids will be amped up. Soon we will be baking and hosting and enjoying or perhaps tolerating the office Christmas party. ... Read More »

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Your Money: Retirement is coming … will you have enough?

By Medicine Hat News on November 18th, 2017

For years you’ve been saving for retirement. How much do you think you will spend during retirement? Will you have enough? You’ve probably considered the first question from time to time, but have you taken a hard look at the second question? It’s one thing to save for retirement in general, but what about your ... Read More »

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