June 23rd, 2018



  • Business Beat: Thirty years in business

    Community Futures Entre-Corp in Medicine Hat is celebrating 30 years of business. During this time, we have helped more than 1,200 small businesses get started in southeast Alberta by helping entrepreneurs access approximately $32 million in loans, leveraging another $28 million, creating or maintaining another 3,452 jobs in the region. We have helped train thousands [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Business Beat: Why your Assessment Request for Information form is important

    In order to prepare an estimated value of your property an assessor needs to know about the physical characteristics and condition of each property. Providing this information is important, as this data is used to prepare not only your assessment, but the assessment of other properties throughout the city using a mass appraisal process. A [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Business Beat: The economic impact of cannabis production in Medicine Hat

    On April 16, 2018, Aurora Cannabis announced plans to construct Aurora Sun, a 1.2-million-square-foot cannabis production facility, in Medicine Hat. According to publicly available statements, Aurora’s new greenhouse will cost $120-million to build and will employ 450 people when fully operational. Using these numbers as a starting point, and rounding out the picture using data [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • Business Beat: The art of networking

    Many good things, can truly be “lost” unless they are continually practised and exercised. I believe that there is an art in the practice of business networking and referring business. Once a business owner learns to do this well that skill can turn into increased sales. Networking and referring business may be one of the [...] Read More »

    1 month ago
  • Business Beat: Connect, support, influence

    While our Chamber has been around since the year 1900, many people may still not be aware of what our Chamber of Commerce does. Our member-based organization has always represented “the voice” of the business community and has always stood for promoting business, monitoring government and championing managed growth in the local economy. So what [...] Read More »

    1 month ago


  • From Our Table: Ripe and ready radishes

    Deliciously crisp ruby red radishes are abundantly available this time of year. There is just nothing like the first fresh veggies grown in the spring. Radishes are easy to grow on your own or readily available at the local farmers’ markets. They are also in some grocery stores but be sure to check the package [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • From Our Table: Ready for rhubarb

    Ripe ruby red rhubarb is ready! This very undemanding perennial, which means it grows back on its own every year, is extremely easy to grow. If I asked you whether it is a fruit or a vegetable I’m guessing most would respond fruit, likely because most rhubarb recipes are for desserts. Who makes desserts out [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • From Our Table: Rocking recipe reading

    Reading recipes can sometimes be a bit of a challenge depending on how they are written. They basically have their own language. A well-written recipe gives you good guidance towards putting a recipe together with successful succulent results. Here are some savvy tips to help you out courtesy of “Dietitians of Canada- Cook!” Book. 1. [...] Read More »

    1 month ago
  • From Our Table: Make morning meals meaningful

    The morning meal, the first meal of the day, the meal that breaks your night fast or best known as “breakfast.” Yes that one, I’m sure you’ve heard of it. Here are some really good reasons not to ignore it. 1. Studies show that people who eat breakfast have healthier weights. Breakfast helps you lose [...] Read More »

    2 months ago
  • From Our Table: Amazing asparagus

    Spring weather has finally arrived. I’m sure many people are eagerly anticipating planting flower and vegetable gardens. Late April early May is typically a time that one of my favourite vegetables comes into season Asparagus used to be called sparrow grass but it’s in the genus “asparagus” and that’s the exact name most know it [...] Read More »

    2 months ago


  • To Your Health: Consider adding lentils to your diet

    Most of us already know and understand the importance of reducing the quantity of white carbohydrates in our diets. We know to reduce potatoes, white rice, white bread and so on but it is often difficult to find a substitute that we really enjoy. I have written before of eating barley instead and now there [...] Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Doctor Game: When all this doesn’t happen, we’re all dead

    What did I learn at my 68th medical reunion at The Harvard Medical School (HMS)? I learned, from an article written by Stephanie Dutchen, that my brilliant classmate, Melvin Glimcher, physician, engineer and professor, had created the myoelectric elbow. Dubbed “the Boston Arm,” this device is a godsend to upper arm amputees. But I learned [...] Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Doctor Game: What women (and men) should know about HRT

    The year 2002 was a worrying year for women who were taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to combat troublesome menopausal symptoms. Bold newspaper headlines reported that a study called The Women’s Health Initiative, conducted by the National Institute of Health, showed an increased risk of breast cancer, heart disease, stroke, gall bladder disease and blood [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • To Your Health: Don’t put yourself at risk this summer

    We are ready to enjoy warmth and summertime’s pleasures but it is good to be reminded of the season’s potential health issues. The hotter it gets the more we increase our risk of heat stroke, sunburn and dehydration if we spend an extended period out of doors. Whether you work out of doors or spend [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Doctor Game: Green funerals: How we can help green our planet

    How would you react if you saw people dumping 800,000 gallons of formaldehyde, a carcinogenic substance, into the earth every year? Then witness them cutting down four million acres of forests annually? I suspect the environmentalists who fight underground oil pipes would be raising holy hell about formaldehyde and rampant destruction of trees. Yet this [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago

Local Life

  • Your Money: Keep calm and carry on (with your plan)

    In the run up to the Second World War, “keep calm and carry on” was the phrase used on a motivational poster produced by the British government. The objective of this phrase was to raise the morale of the British public who were living under threat of widely predicted air attacks on major cities. While [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Go green when spending time outdoors this summer

    Metro Editorial The great outdoors beckons people year-round. But nature is especially enticing in summer, when warm weather compels people to leave their couches and soak up some sun. Spending time outdoors is rewarding, and it can be even more so when men and women take steps to make their outdoor recreation as eco-friendly as [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Praxis: Catching magic in a bottle

    I don’t know about all of you, but the anticipation of summer break is driving us absolutely mad at our house. School will be out in about a week, if you aren’t one of the lucky ones who has already finished. It’s hard to believe another school year is coming to an end. We are [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Be Youth Centre hosting grand opening today

    Medicine Hat News The public is invited to the grand opening of the Be Youth Centre today. The event takes place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today at 102-1201 Kingsway Ave. S.E. A ribbon cutting, free barbecue and free activities will all be part of the celebration. Kona Ice will be on scene from 11:30-a.m.-1:30 p.m. [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Reflections: Poverty affects socialand emotional well-being

    “Stay calm. You’re in the Kootenays.” The slogan caught my eye as I waited in line with my grandchildren to order gelato. As my three-year-old grandson twirled himself repeatedly around my legs, I began to wish we’d chosen the ice cream shop down the road. No one was in a hurry here; the wait seemed [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago


  • Vibrant Victoria spreads royal carpet to visitors

    Mansoor Ladha Special to the News As someone born on an exotic island, Zanzibar, Tanzania, a visit to Victoria, British Columbia, an island city, has brought lots of memories and fascinated me with plenty of similarities during a recent visit. Described as “very British,” it specializes in royal glamour and English charm, combined with seafront [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • A brew-haha in Sacramento

    Steve MacNaull Special to the News It’s a most undignified way to roll up to former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s favourite restaurant. We arrive at Lucca, in Sacramento’s leafy Midtown, hooting and hollering on one of those 15-person party bikes that resembles a bar on wheels. Usually, Sac Brew Bike’s tours hit rambunctious pubs. But, [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Shuswap Lake in B.C.’s southern interior is the houseboating capital of Canada

    Steve MacNaull Special to the News Sometime between being shot out of the waterslide like a cannon ball and jumping off the top deck into shimmering Shuswap Lake, we declare houseboating our new favourite way to vacation. But, of course, there will also be simple lounging in the sunshine, awe-inspiring vistas around every bend, soaking [...] Read More »

    4 weeks ago
  • Tiny Tempe offers a tantalizing lifestyle

    Mansoor Ladha Special to the News Bordered by Phoenix (population 1.6M) on the west, Scottsdale (265,645) on the north, Chandler (247,477)on the south and Mesa (484,587)on the east, Tempe (182,598) is comparatively less known city in Arizona. It’s greatest name to fame is having the largest main campus of Arizona State University (ASU) with more [...] Read More »

    1 month ago
  • Phoenix has more to offer than better climate

    Mansoor Ladha Special to the News Phoenix needs no introduction, especially to snowbird Albertans fleeing from harsh winters at home. It’s their second home, their home away from home. Phoenix has more to offer than just the climate. U.S.’s fifth-most populous city will dazzle you with serene desert gardens, one-of-a-kind museums, award-winning dining and more. [...] Read More »

    3 months ago