April 20th, 2018

Local Life

Mental Health Matters: The power of your words

By Medicine Hat News on April 7th, 2018

“That does not happen here.” Five of the most deadly words when it comes to talking about mental illness and addiction which are, unfortunately, more commonly used than we would like to think. People often hear mental health and immediately couple it with mental illness. Further, the picture of mental illness appears as a person ... Read More »

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Wingapalooza coming to the Canalta Centre

By Medicine Hat News on April 7th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Wings are kings and the Canalta Centre wants to crown a Lord of the Wing this summer. Officials from the Canalta Centre announced Wingapalooza this week, a chance for local restaurants and chefs to showcase their wing preparation and styles and compete for best wing and flavour in Medicine Hat. The event ... Read More »

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By the Way: Coming to believe is worth the effort

By Medicine Hat News on April 7th, 2018

Bright Week is what the Orthodox Church calls the week after Easter. This week is Bright Week for us. What a lovely name! According to our Easter timeline, last weekend the Risen Jesus beamed himself through a locked door to stand among his fearful disciples, showed them his wounds and they “rejoiced” (John 20.19-20). No ... Read More »

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Praxis: An expanding and smiling marshmallow

By Medicine Hat News on April 7th, 2018

Well it looks like we may be stuck inside this weekend, again. I know it’s spring and we all want to get outside. All I can say is to be patient; spring will be here before you know it. In the meantime, there are plenty of science activities that can keep you busy inside. This ... Read More »

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Financial Focus: Six principles of tax-smart investing

By Medicine Hat News on April 7th, 2018

Following are six principles to help you enhance your after-tax investment returns. 1. Focusing on your after-tax returns can — literally — pay dividends Interest income (e.g. from GICs or bonds) is fully taxable at your marginal tax rate. However, only one half of any capital gain (e.g. from selling a stock that has increased ... Read More »

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Viva Vitality: Keeping the home fires burning

By Medicine Hat News on April 6th, 2018

March was an important month for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Lethbridge and area, as local Elders, leaders and the community joined together, unified in prayer, to ignite the spirit of reconciliation. The Akano’tsisissin Blackfoot Ceremony (A- GUN-Oat- SIS- IN), meaning “say all together,” was hosted and organized by the Sik-Ooh-Kotoki Friendship Society and its ... Read More »

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Coin and stamp club hosting show Saturday

By Medicine Hat News on April 6th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Coin & Stamp Club is set for its annual spring show on Saturday. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Higdon Hall the club welcomes coin and stamp enthusiasts and collectors to buy, sell or simply view many unique items from more than 30 vendors. In coins there will be circulation ... Read More »

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All Psyched Up: Are you tenacious?

By Medicine Hat News on April 6th, 2018

My sister never liked it when I used what she called “big words.” I remember making her a poster-sized photo collage for her 35th wedding anniversary with a heading that stated, “Being tenacious is 35 years of marriage.” She called me to ask what I meant by “tenacious.” I explained that I was meaning they ... Read More »

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Conference on the Family on Saturday

By Medicine Hat News on April 6th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The 2018 Southern Alberta Conference on the Family takes place this weekend, with the theme “Fortifying our Families in Challenging Times.” The event runs from 1-4 p.m. at Victory Lutheran Church and will feature guest speakers and informative workshops. Keynote speaker Jonathon Van Maren will present on the topic of Standing Up ... Read More »

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What’s Up Doc?: Doctors and Good Samaritan acts in Canada

By Medicine Hat News on April 3rd, 2018

“The parable of the Good Samaritan is a parable told by Jesus and is mentioned in only one of the gospels of the New Testament,” reads an article in Wikipedia. Good Samaritan acts are defined as when doctors and other health-care professionals who aren’t on duty offer help in an emergency. The concept of a ... Read More »

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