January 19th, 2018

Local Life

By the Way: Martin Luther didn’t change the world, Jesus did

By Medicine Hat News on December 16th, 2017

I’ve been reading “Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet” by Lyndal Roper, a history professor at Oxford — one of many new books, TV programs, and interviews that have been released in the last year with it being the 500th Reformation anniversary. What I’ve appreciated is that while we sometimes call Luther “a man who changed ... Read More »

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Downtown Beat: Reducing downtown speed limits would be beneficial

By Medicine Hat News on December 16th, 2017

This summer I was sitting with a friend, having a chat over a hot beverage from Station Coffee Co. We were enjoying the cool morning breeze and admiring the view. Life was beautiful. With a start to the day like that, how could anything be wrong in the world? Whether a tourist or a local, ... Read More »

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Reflections: It is the ‘we’ that allows couples to withstand bitterness in life

By Medicine Hat News on December 16th, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip celebrated their platinum anniversary. That’s a milestone that few couples attain. While I’m not an expert on marriage (although I’ve been happily married for 35 years, half that of the royal couple), I suspect the dream of a happy and long lasting marriage is not any different today than ... Read More »

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Mental Health Matters: Coping with loss over the holidays

By Medicine Hat News on December 16th, 2017

As the holiday time approaches many are excited about spending time with friends and family and sharing in the Christmas spirit. Christmas is filled with joy for the season but also the stress of decorating, buying and wrapping gifts and making the perfect Christmas supper. If you have experienced a recent death of someone close ... Read More »

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Praxis: Science masquerading as magic and illusion

By Medicine Hat News on December 16th, 2017

I had the privilege of watching a show recently that featured “illusions.” The show was quite amazing and much of the audience were in awe of the illusions that were performed. Of course after the show, I was asked “how did he do that?” about many of the features shown. Well, I cannot explain everything, ... Read More »

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Legal Briefs: Finding answers to your employment law questions

By Medicine Hat News on December 16th, 2017

Employment law, as an area, is the source of rules, obligations and responsibilities which govern employment relationships. The purpose of this article is to inform you about important employment law resources you can access and use to become better informed about employment law and how it governs employment relationships. First, a common mistake: Every so ... Read More »

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Your Money: Gov’t benefits major source of income for retirees

By Medicine Hat News on December 16th, 2017

As you go through your working life, you will generally have one primary source of income: Your job or your business. In retirement, you will have several potential sources of income. The basic source for many Canadians is often government benefits. That includes Old Age Security (OAS) and the Canada or Quebec Pension Plan (CPP/QPP). ... Read More »

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Taking a stand against impaired driving

By Medicine Hat News on December 15th, 2017

Each year, Alberta Transportation and the Office of Traffic Safety designates the month of December as Impaired Driving Awareness Month. Everyone knows impaired driving is dangerous and presents a serious public health risk to all on the road, yet each year hundreds of people are still being killed and tens of thousands are injured in ... Read More »

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All Psyched Up: O Christmas tree

By Medicine Hat News on December 15th, 2017

I happened to go into a large retail store recently and was absolutely shocked by the extremely long wall that was stocked from floor to ceiling with artificial Christmas trees. Sizes ranged from those suitable for desktops or apartments all the way up to those that were well over nine feet in height. Choices included ... Read More »

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Tim Hortons promo to aid women’s shelter and food bank

By Medicine Hat News on December 14th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Tim Hortons’ new Strachan Corner location in Medicine Hat has plans to warm up the winter. From 1-4 p.m. Dec. 17, Santa is paying a visit and $5 Tim cards will be given out with the purchase of a hot beverage. As well, kids visiting Santa will receive a free timbit and ... Read More »

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