April 20th, 2018

Local Life

All Psyched Up: Early Easter blessings

By Medicine Hat News on March 23rd, 2018

We are all standing on the threshold of one of the most recognized Christian celebrations of the year. For some people, Easter is merely a long weekend. Schools, on the other hand, usually plan a week-long break for the children. For still others Easter observance spans for several weeks with specific parts including Lent, Good ... Read More »

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Mental Health Matters: More education about The POST is needed in the community

By Medicine Hat News on March 23rd, 2018

The POST Thrift Store was a nominee for Employer of Persons with Disability Award of Distinction by the Chamber of Commerce in Edmonton. Although we did not win on a provincial level, I learned about how the business community sees a non-profit business. I discovered that many people have the perception that if a non-profit ... Read More »

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Viva Vitality: Make drowning prevention awareness part of your spring

By Medicine Hat News on March 23rd, 2018

As winter melts away, and spring begins to appear, we experience the spring thaw. Although spring is welcome by all Albertans, it is also the time of year when bodies of water rise, reminding us all about the risks of drowning. As a young child, I enjoyed exploring the outdoors and escaping into the never-ending ... Read More »

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What’s Up Doc?: The importance of getting screened for common cancers

By Medicine Hat News on March 20th, 2018

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored,”says Aldous Huxley. Aldous Leonard Huxley was an Englishwriter. By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his time. Generally speaking, many people ignore going through screening tests. They believe “no news is good news.” That is ... Read More »

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Downtown Beat: Downtown is for families

By Medicine Hat News on March 20th, 2018

Two weeks ago, the question “What is there downtown that would draw a typical nuclear family to it for a Saturday afternoon. was raised?” Having spent nearly every available Saturday afternoon downtown for the last six months, I’d like to answer. Let me start by describing last Saturday afternoon, which is pretty typical for me ... Read More »

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Clubs Calendar March 19-25

By Medicine Hat News on March 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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Rotary Music Festival Results for March 15-16

By Medicine Hat News on March 19th, 2018

12yrs & under and Pre-Grade 1-4 Standard are Non-Competitive March 15afternoon results PIANO Piano Solo-Classical-Grade 6 Standard — Krysa Schlenker Piano Solo-Classical-Grade 7 Standard — Angela Peter Piano Solo-Classical-Grade 8 Standard — Kaitlyn Affleck Piano Solo-Romantic-Grade 7 Standard — Angela Peter Piano Solo-Romantic-Own Choice-16yrs & under — Noah Dolter Piano Solo-Romantic-Grade 5 Standard — Spiro ... Read More »

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Praxis: Seed science

By Medicine Hat News on March 17th, 2018

With the warmer weather this week, I am hopeful that spring is not far away. As the days begin to feel longer with more sunlight I begin to think about my garden and what I should grow in it. Unfortunately, it is still much too cold out to start gardening outside, but in order to ... Read More »

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Legal Briefs: Where do you keep your safe?

By Medicine Hat News on March 17th, 2018

My father used to be self-employed and owned a small wholesaling business in Calgary. The warehouse was about 10,000 square feet and had boxes upon boxes of inventory. One day before he was going away for a short vacation he told me nestled in the boxes was a product box, which instead of the product ... Read More »

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Child Care Chatter: Choosing quality care

By Medicine Hat News on March 17th, 2018

What are the hallmarks of quality early childhood environments? The first one is the early childhood educator themselves. You want to see caregivers that are loving and responsive. Educators who spend time cuddling, talking to and really listening to your child are the best! It is so important that they are truly interested in learning ... Read More »

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