January 20th, 2018

Local Life

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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What’s Up Doc?: Maternal age the most significant risk factor associated with Down syndrome

By Medicine Hat News on December 12th, 2017

“Attacking people with disabilities is the lowest display of power I can think of,” actor Morgan Freeman has said. Down syndrome is the most frequently occurring chromosomal congenital abnormality in Canada. It is a lifelong condition. It adversely affects infant’s life and mortality. An English physician John Langdon Down first described Down syndrome in 1862, ... Read More »

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Clubs Calendar Dec. 11-17

By Medicine Hat News on December 11th, 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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Noteworthy: Fast workers, wedding gifts and John John

By Medicine Hat News on December 9th, 2017

Seeing the construction of the Tim Hortons, 7-Eleven, Petro Canada gas bar/car wash at the Strachan Road/Dunmore Road corner was almost like watching a sped-up video. Those construction workers must have been on 24-7 schedules É It has been an apologetic-filled couple of months for Justin Trudeau and his government. First, to Indigenous Canadians in ... Read More »

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