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Vital Signs release date Oct. 6

By Charles Lefebvre on September 24th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre The Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta is about to get get Medicine Hat talking again, as the organization releases its annual Vital Signs report Oct. 6. “The Community Foundations of Canada set that date for us,” said community leadership committee chair Warren Stark. “It worked out good this year. We had a really ... Read More »

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Nominations for MHC’s Business Person of the Year award open

By Charles Lefebvre on September 24th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat College has opened up the nomination process for its Business Person of the Year award. The award, handed out yearly at the college’s Connecting Students to Business Dinner, is awarded to an individual who resides or operates a business in southern Alberta, who demonstrates character and integrity through their success, ... Read More »

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Swallowing device for stroke patients now available at MHRH

By Gillian Slade on September 24th, 2016

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade Stroke patients may have an increased risk of choking, and a tool to assess that risk is now available at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. A test called a Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) assessment involves a flexible tube that has a camera on the end. When this goes down the patient’s throat ... Read More »

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Curriculum introduced to teach kids about tobacco risks

By Mo Cranker on September 24th, 2016

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Alberta Health Services announced Thursday that teachers of Grade 4, 5 and 6 classrooms will have access to new anti-tobacco resources to help teach the risks of tobacco use to children. The new curriculum, created in conjunction with the University of Lethbridge, has been updated with the latest statistics and facts surrounding the ... Read More »

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Saturday BBQ at M&M supports MS Society

By Mo Cranker on September 24th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat’s M&M Meat Shop is holding a charity barbecue today in support of the Multiple Sculorosis Society of Canada. The event is running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the store’s location of 2201 13th Ave. SE. Those who donate will receive a hamburger in return... Read More »

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Legacy Giving: Esplanade exhibit reached full potential thanks to gift

By Mo Cranker on September 24th, 2016

Medicine Hat News To the Esplanade’s museum, a donation helps create exhibits that meet their full potential, without cutting corners. Recently, during the planning of the museum’s last exhibit, “Salute! Neighbours for 75 years,” the museum received a gift from the estate of Gwendolyn Borah, who was just one year shy of her 100th birthday, ... Read More »

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Legacy Giving: Investing in the future of MHC students and the world

By Peggy Revell on September 24th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Breaking down the barriers so students can succeed — it’s what the newly established Pathways Student Life Enhancement Fund for Medicine Hat College is all about. “It’s really investing in the future of our students, it’s really just investing in the future of our world —that’s exactly the purpose of our fund, ... Read More »

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Legacy Giving: A donation to CORE Association means a better life for clients

By Mo Cranker on September 24th, 2016

Medicine Hat News For Medicine Hat’s CORE Association, a donation means a better life for the hundreds of clients that use their facilities each year. CORE, which has been active for over 60 years, is aimed at getting community living services for those born with developmental disabilities and helping them to become contributing members of ... Read More »

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Legacy Giving: A gift in the present helps preserve the past

By Mo Cranker on September 24th, 2016

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat and District Historical Society have tasked themselves with honouring and preserving the region’s history, and giving allows them to do so. The group’s biggest ongoing project is their Living History Project, a video series compromised of over 35 video interviews and are now being aired on Shaw cable. The ... Read More »

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Most popular local stories Sept. 16-22

By Medicine Hat News on September 23rd, 2016

News of the Medicine Hat Mall is preparing for major renovations that will see several mid- to large-scale retailers and a more modern food court share the former Target space was popular this week. Said mall manager Richard Okrainec of the changes: “Essentially what there is now is a 1980s style mall,” said Okrainec. “This ... Read More »

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