May 26th, 2018

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Weapons seized at border

By Medicine Hat News on December 16th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Seizing four undeclared handguns was one of the highlights of November at southern Alberta border crossings, according to a recent news release by the Canada Border Services Agency. Officers seized four undeclared handguns — including two with prohibited status — while examining a pickup truck and flatbed trailer on Nov. 29. The ... Read More »

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All Psyched Up: Christmas experience

By Medicine Hat News on December 16th, 2016

We Three Kings of Orient are; bearing gifts we traverse afarÉ In 1857, Reverend John Henry Hopkins, Jr. who was an author, book illustrator, stained glass window designer, clergyman and editor of the New York Church Journal wrote this carol for a pageant. The lyrics tell the story of three magi or wise men named ... Read More »

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Viva Vitality: Christmas is not all about sugar

By Medicine Hat News on December 16th, 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, except for teeth. Maintaining proper oral hygiene may be difficult during the holidays because of the abundance of sugary treats at various gatherings. It is important to remember that holiday festivities do not have to revolve around sugary treats. Families can share other activities such as holiday ... Read More »

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Take time Sunday to count birds

By Medicine Hat News on December 15th, 2016

Medicine Hat News If you have a bird feeder in your yard, then you can help with the annual Medicine Hat Christmas Bird Count Sunday. Every year, citizen scientists across North America make the bird count the longest-running wildlife survey in the world. Feeder watchers are an important part of the count because they often ... Read More »

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Local 4-H clubs share in FCC’s generosity

By Medicine Hat News on December 15th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Three 4-H clubs from Medicine Hat were among 253 clubs across Canada to receive $500 from Farm Credit Canada to support various local events and activities. Locally, recipients were Medicine Hat and District 4-H Beef Council, the Borderline 4-H Multi Club, and the Medicine Hat 4-H Beef Club. Clubs from Taber and ... Read More »

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Community Foundation grants enrich 18 area charities

By Medicine Hat News on December 15th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Eighteen southern Alberta charities received a total of $77,506 in grants Tuesday night from the Smart and Caring Community Fund through the Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta. The Cheques and certificates were presented to representatives from all 18 organizations at the 17th annual chair’s reception. Numerous organizations applied for grants from the ... Read More »

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Untitled: Vast areas of Canada perfect for backpacking

By Medicine Hat News on December 14th, 2016

We are living in a special window of time in Canada. There are still vast areas of wilderness and that wilderness is accessible like never before. There are plenty of backcountry activities that take advantage of this; rock climbing, mountain biking, BASE jumping and backcountry skiing for starters. But none are as accessible as backpacking ... Read More »

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Canadian newcomers meet Santa Claus at holiday party

By Medicine Hat News on December 14th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Twenty-six families new to Canada attended the Saamis Immigration Services annual children’s holiday party Dec. 4. The families shared coffee and cookies, sang songs, did some crafts, played games, met Santa (for the first time), and received gifts from Saamis and from some generous community donors. In all, the party was attended ... Read More »

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What’s Up Doc?: Bittersweet reality about chocolate

By Medicine Hat News on December 13th, 2016

Christmas is not a good time to give you bad news about the health benefits of chocolates. I am a chocolate lover myself and I have written about the apparent health benefits of chocolates, especially dark chocolates. Chocolate is a food produced from the cocoa bean. It is fermented, roasted, ground to form a paste ... Read More »

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Clubs Calendar Dec. 12-18

By Medicine Hat News on December 12th, 2016

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), 5-6 p.m., ... Read More »

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