February 19th, 2018

Local Life

021918-clubs calendar

By Medicine Hat News on February 19th, 2018

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: Start thinking of spring and plan your growing season

By Medicine Hat News on February 17th, 2018

It is so cold and miserable outside, especially this past Monday, but it is time to turn your thoughts to spring and start planning your growing season. Many of the following reasons might entice you to grow your own vegetable garden: exercise; pride in your accomplishment; organic guarantee; to teach your children; quality and flavour ... Read More »

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Reflections: Scrabble has surprising benefits

By Medicine Hat News on February 17th, 2018

“Why do we play this game?” I asked my husband for the umpteenth time. I was referring to Scrabble, and it was not going well. Despite the claims on the box, not every word is a winner. Not all Scrabble games are fun. It is definitely not fun to lose by more than 100 points. ... Read More »

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January results from duplicate bridge club

By Medicine Hat News on February 17th, 2018

Jan 2 — Howell 1. Pius Denis & Marnie Burry; 2. Doreen Denis & LaVerne Noble; 3. Lloyd Fowlie & Don Borrowman Jan. 4 — Howell 1. Doreen Denis & Lorena Kelly; 2. Sumit Chatterjee & Chris Stewart; 3. John Weatherhead & Ed Keck Jan. 9 — Howell 1. Len Sharland & Adrienne Warynycia; 2. ... Read More »

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Legal Briefs: A voice, not a choice

By Medicine Hat News on February 17th, 2018

How much input should your children have into your post-divorce parenting plan? When I first started practising family law, the conventional wisdom was that children should really know little or nothing about their parents’ divorce. It is still true that experts believe that children should not be involved in the adult details of their parents’ ... Read More »

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Science Smarts: Catching snowflakes

By Medicine Hat News on February 17th, 2018

I can hardly believe the weather we are having in February. Please do not hate me, but I am quite enjoying all of the snow we have received the past few days. It is truly beautiful out there. Today is especially beautiful as I came into the office, the gentle snowflakes were landing on my ... Read More »

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Collector’s Corner: Putting a stamp on Canada’s 150th

By Medicine Hat News on February 17th, 2018

For Canada’s 150th year celebration, Canada Post has produced a series of noteworthy stamps highlighting certain events. Between 1967 and 2016, we have enjoyed accomplishments of Canadians across the country and have shown this by issuing a special set of 10 stamps. Each of these stamps tells its own story, and no matter which part ... Read More »

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Heritage in the Hat: Medicine Hat’s local menagerie

By Medicine Hat News on February 17th, 2018

Aside from the exploding deer and Canada goose population and the odd rattler, Medicine Hat has been home to some iconic animals, not all of them alive today, or ever! Arguably, the most famous animal was Nancy the Bear. This prairie grizzly cub was captured by Blackfoot hunters up on the Red Deer River in ... Read More »

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By the Way: Speaking of God

By Medicine Hat News on February 17th, 2018

Last fall I was diagnosed with cancer. I’ve always been very healthy so the diagnosis came as a shock. While I waited for surgery, I contemplated my mortality. I was pretty anxious. After 40 years in ministry, it was the first time I needed the pastoral attention I’ve offered to others in the same situation. ... Read More »

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Your Money: Planning, patience, partnership: Maximizing investment performance

By Medicine Hat News on February 17th, 2018

There is nothing particularly difficult about building an investment portfolio. But making that portfolio pay off is another story. There are some key fundamentals to investment success: partnership, planning and patience. Partnership is about getting professional advice. Planning is about the establishment of goals. Patience is about thinking long-term. Making all three work together successfully ... Read More »

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