January 21st, 2019



  • Business Beat: Craft malt and hops opportunities ready for the taking in Medicine Hat

    At last count, Alberta was home to 80 breweries and 24 distilleries, with many more in various stages of planning and commissioning. As the province’s brewers and distillers look to differentiate their offering, they are turning to local ingredient suppliers to help their product stand out on crowded store shelves. “We try to get as [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Business Beat: Mentorship can be a contributor to success and achievement

    What do you think you might have in common with Mark Zuckerberg or Oprah Winfrey? Maybe you are a creative entrepreneur with bulldog tenacity. You believe you can accomplish great things, so you press forward to rise above the crowd. Or perhaps you are a “pro” at what it is that you do, and you [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • Business Beat: Driving change in the new year

    As the new year approaches, many individuals may be thinking about their New Year’s resolution. We set certain goals at this time of year to accomplish something that we believe will improve our life. For our Chamber, it’s not just about a New Year’s resolution, but rather resolutions we set throughout the year in order [...] Read More »

    4 weeks ago
  • Business Beat: Medicine Hat’s major projects of the year

    The year 2018 was a transformational one for Medicine Hat and region. All year long, a parade of major announcements saw a diverse number of new industries take root in the city and region. The positive economic impact of these new developments will be felt for many years to come. The good news started in [...] Read More »

    1 month ago
  • Business Beat: Prepare for labour market shifts

    There’s a shift brewing in the regional labour market that could catch unwary employers off guard. One sign of the shift is the story in Saturday’s edition of the Medicine Hat News that carried good news for job seekers. The local unemployment is below provincial averages and dropping further all the time. After a few [...] Read More »

    1 month ago


  • From Our Table: No diet at all is the best diet around

    We are already halfway through January, can you believe it? I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. It was one of the quietest we’ve ever had and I actually ended up liking it much more then I was anticipating. I recently read an article that I really enjoyed. It was regarding New Year’s goals [...] Read More »

    6 days ago
  • From Our Table: Recipes for a merry Christmas dinner

    Christmas season is in full swing with just seven sleeps until Christmas Day. I truly hope you are taking time to enjoy the seasonal celebrations. This time of year can be very busy and somewhat stressful. It is so important to stop and take a deep breath and really look around at the delightful decorations, [...] Read More »

    1 month ago
  • From Our Table: Top tips for the Christmas holiday party season

    Nutritional survival during the Christmas and holiday season can be a real challenge. There is such a wide variety of tempting treats that can be high in fat and sugar and likely to contribute to a few extra party pounds. Here are some top tips to help you navigate your way through even the most [...] Read More »

    2 months ago
  • From Our Table: It’s Grey Cup time, let’s party

    This Sunday is the 106th Grey Cup Game, the ultimate prize in the Canadian Football League. It’s set to take place in our very own province of Alberta, Edmonton to be exact. I see it’s only going to be around -5 C and shouldn’t be too much snow since temperatures are above zero all week. [...] Read More »

    2 months ago
  • From Our Table: The facts on fats

    Fat in our diets has tended to get a really bad rap. Fat is actually one of the six essential nutrients, along with water, carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals and fat. As with any food or nutrient it is possible to get too much, even of an essential part of a healthy diet. Let’s take a [...] Read More »

    3 months ago


  • To Your Health: Are you getting enough fibre?

    Most of us do not have enough fibre in our diet and the implications have now been highlighted by the World Health Organization (WHO). This is not only about ensuring your bowel movements are regular but the benefits in terms of your overall health and longevity. Eating enough fibre can reduce your risk of heart [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Doctor Game: A W. Gifford-Jones Prize for service to humanity

    For 44 years I’ve been writing this medical column. It’s been a privilege, but also a huge responsibility. Now, in my 95th year, my time on this planet is limited. Consequently, I’d like to establish The W. Gifford-Jones Prize to honour somebody or something that personifies the importance of common sense, a healthy lifestyle and [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • To Your Health: A pain in the back

    If you are one of the many people living with back pain and you are not a candidate for surgery — not many are — there may be hope on the horizon for you. Ask anyone who deals with chronic back pain and they will talk about it affecting almost every aspect of their lives. [...] Read More »

    7 days ago
  • Doctor Game: How we can prevent deaths from influenza

    Death from influenza is always tragic. But it is particularly so when it occurs at a young age. This year an increasing number of influenza cases is being seen in emergency centres. And, as usual, thousands of North Americans will die from this seasonal disease. But are some dying needlessly? The Center for Disease Control [...] Read More »

    7 days ago
  • Doctor Game: Why not Dr. Sydney Bush for the Nobel Prize?

    What a sad day for me! I should also add, for the world. I have just learned that Dr. Sydney Bush has died. During my 43 years of writing this column I have never devoted a memoriam to a colleague. But one is needed for Dr. Sydney Bush. In part, I’ll miss his presence. But [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago

Local Life

  • Clubs Calendar Jan. 21-27

    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 »

    2 hours ago
  • How tree services can protect your property

    Metro Editorial Cold weather can take its toll on a property, especially in regions of the world where winters are harsh. Most parts of the landscape are vulnerable to damage from winter storms, but trees may be especially susceptible. By the end of winter, many homeowners wonder if their trees would benefit from some professional [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Your Money: Grabbed by the headlines?

    (Part 1) How can you minimize the impact of media coverage on your investment decisions? This is critically important in the last few months with all the recent market volatility. “Markets are up!” “Markets are down!” “The economy is weak!” “The economy is strong!” Financial headlines are often sensational and sometimes contradictory. The key question [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Praxis: Magic cans?

    This week I had a ton of requests for activities that involve air and aerodynamics and in particular Bernoulli’s Principle. I know that some of you may be scratching your head as Bernoulli is quite well known for his work in as a well respected physicist and was a pioneer in probability and statistics. Personally, [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Legal Briefs: Duties of a personal representative (executor) in dealing with estate

    I’ve been named a personal representative: What do I do? A personal representative (a.k.a. executor or administrator) is a person or corporation named in a will to manage and administer the deceased’s estate in accordance with the terms of the will. A personal representative (PR) must act in the best interests of the estate and [...] Read More »

    2 days ago


  • Coming alive for the Day of the Dead

    Mansoor Ladha Special to the News By some fortunate coincidence, I happened to be in Puerto Escondido, Mexico, famous for Mexican fiestas. One has to be there, especially on Nov. 2 to witness the Day of the Dead, the largest and most vivid festivities and experience the electric atmosphere, with energy and liveliness buzzing through [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Father-and-son trip to Dallas proves everything is in fact bigger in Texas

    Steve MacNaull Special to the News In this case, a hot mess is not the condition you left your last girlfriend or boyfriend in upon breakup. It’s the signature dish at Dallas’ hottest barbecue joint. Pecan Lodge’s Hot Mess is the most tender and moist, low-and-slow-cooked brisket shredded atop a baked sweet potato. It does, [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • Your Travels: Marvelous Moraine Lake

    Leslie Maltin This past September I headed for a visit to Moraine Lake. If you’re not familiar with Moraine Lake, it’s a glacially fed lake in Banff National Park, 14 kilometres outside the Village of Lake Louise. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet (1,885 [...] Read More »

    1 month ago
  • Your Travels: California’s Italian Riviera is in Sausalito

    Ernest Fode Arriving by ferry at the Sausalito Harbor, the waterfront and hillside homes reminded me of a village on the Italian Riviera shown in pictures one would see in glossy travel magazines. Since I had a few days remaining on my recent summer road trip through Nevada and California, upon arriving in San Francisco [...] Read More »

    2 months ago
  • Vivo Resort: Albertans’ home away from home

    Mansoor Ladha Special to the News Vivo Resort in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, on the southern tip of Mexico, is a home away from home for hundreds of winter-weary Albertans who have been patronizing it while fleeing from the province’s harsh winters in search of sun-soaked part of the world. This is undoubtedly, a hidden jewel [...] Read More »

    2 months ago