November 14th, 2018



  • Business Beat: Defining your value prop

    Providing value to your customer is everything in business. Most small business owners believe that the value they provide to their customers is the products and services they deliver. In fact, a well-defined value proposition outlines to the customer how the company’s products and services solves a problem and improves their daily life. A value [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Business Beat: Third Emerging Industries session later this month

    On Nov. 29, APEX Alberta, with the support of Alberta Labour, will be hosting a full day session at the Medicine Hat College. This session is the final of a three-part series entitled “Emerging Industries & The Future of Work.” Each session has been designed to help increase awareness and knowledge of emerging industries developing [...] Read More »

    7 days ago
  • Business Beat: Off-site levies explained

    There is a lot of confusion around off-site levies and rightly so. Stakeholders, including the Chamber of Commerce, met from April 2012 to June 2013 to review the scope, plans, infrastructure projects, allocations and costs, and have gone through continual research and advocacy on the issue since that time. I can appreciate that without extensive [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Business Beat: Plant protein is a strategic opportunity for Medicine Hat and region

    Beyond Meat, a vegan food company, is preparing for an initial public offering. The company is one of many that is selling a new breed of vegetable-based products designed to mimic the taste and texture of real meat. The company has tapped into strong demand. Since launching the Beyond Burger in 2016, they’ve managed to [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • Business Beat: Opportunities abound for cannabis industry in Alberta

    How do you define your future in an undefined market? The cannabis industry in Alberta is laden with opportunities for Canadian licensed producers (LPs) and affiliated companies. It’s a critical time and an opportune moment to ask important questions about the future. Players in this industry face an uncertain operating landscape that challenges even the [...] Read More »

    4 weeks 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 »

    1 week ago
  • From Our Table: Pumpkin pecan cheesecake sure to be a fall fave

    We are well into October with a beautiful fall and Halloween quickly approaching. It’s the time to put out pumpkins decorated with funny, scary or beautiful faces. Remember if you decorate your pumpkin with markers on the outside or carve them but don’t put a candle inside you can use them to make pumpkin puree [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • From Our Table: The turkey two cup

    I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving filled with friends, family and of course food. Lots and lots of fabulous food. And now I hope you have lots of stretchy pants handy to help in your recovery this week. As I’ve mentioned before I always strive for lots of leftovers at Thanksgiving but rarely am [...] Read More »

    1 month ago
  • From Our Table: Think beyond the bird this Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving weekend is just 12 days away. Many will be planning out menus, getting guest lists ready and ordering a fresh turkey or buying a frozen one to prepare for the upcoming festivities. While Thanksgiving just wouldn’t seem the same without a turkey it’s also a good idea to think beyond the bird. There’s succulent [...] Read More »

    2 months ago
  • From Our Table: How much should I make?

    With the start of another school year the number of mouths to feed around the dinner table may need some adjusting. Some families may find a few new extra friends appearing at suppertime and the amount of food needs to increase while others may find they adjust to fewer faces appearing. I tried to keep [...] Read More »

    2 months ago


  • Doctor Game: Fire Gifford Jones for vaccination column

    Do you need excitement in your life? If so, just write a column on the rewards and risks of vaccination. Then find a safe, secure, hideout. Pour yourself a drink and wait for those who want to boil you in oil. This scenario happened to me when an editor pulled my article, balanced I thought, [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • To Your Health: Music positively impacts health

    Music can stir the soul, provoke emotion that has eyes brimming with tears, and have a positive impact on health. If you attended any of the Remembrance Day events you can probably identify. Listening to the Last Post or even our national anthem, O Canada, as you watched veterans in uniform, triggers strong emotions and [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • To Your Health: Be wary of pneumonia this time of year

    There were 24,000 Canadians hospitalized with pneumonia in 2010 and about 400 or 500 of those were in Alberta, says the Lung Association of Alberta and the N.W.T Seniors are most at risk and because we have an aging population the numbers are expected to increase dramatically in future, said Nina Snyder, chief operations officer [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Doctor Game: Could stem cell injections take the place of hip and knee surgery?

    What should you do if the doctor says you need a hip or knee replacement due to severe arthritis? The time-honoured treatment has been a major operation to replace the injured joint. This may still be the best option for some patients. But how many of these joints could be repaired by stem cell injections, [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • To Your Health: The sweetest time of the year

    Thanks to Halloween and a lack of common sense we will end up having an abundance of sugar in our homes this week. If you have not noticed yet let me remind you of the negative impact of that sugar. Children are often hyper-active, you are probably craving more sugar too if you have been [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago

Local Life

  • What’s Up Doc?: Loneliness is a growing problem

    According to research, doctors and lawyers are the loneliest professionals. That is not good because loneliness is linked to social isolation and increased risks of cardiovascular disease, dementia, depression and anxiety. How do you define loneliness? I went to Wikipedia to look for a definition. It says, “Lonelinessis a complex and usually unpleasantemotionalresponse toisolation.” People [...] Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Clubs Calendar Nov. 12-18

    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 days ago
  • By the Way: Love builds a better future

    Recent events in the United States and throughout the world have been very disturbing. Over a 72-hour period in the U.S., bombs were sent to various politicians and prominent individuals on the left, a man killed two African-Americans in a supermarket, and another man killed 11 in an attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh. What [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Financial Focus: The three things (when It comes to investing)

    With the market volatility of late, and the news cycle adding to levels of fear and concerns about the global economy and political environment, it can be difficult to watch your investments decline and wonder what you should do next. Emotion can play a strong role in any decision we make. When it comes to [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Praxis: Here’s the dirt on coming clean

    I do not know about you, but it seems like I can never get caught up on the laundry these days! Perhaps one of the issues I am facing is that my new laundry detergent is not working as well as I had hoped. Of course, this allowed me to stop and think for a [...] Read More »

    4 days ago


  • The endlessly exotic Seychelles

    Steve MacNaull Special to the News Tyson stretches his wrinkly, 120-year-old neck as an invitation to stroke it. It feels much like it looks: dry and leathery, yet utterly wonderful. Tyson is a rare Aldabra giant land tortoise and my wife, Kerry, and I are meeting this gentle giant in his natural habitat, the endlessly [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Your Travels: ‘Otherworldly’ at Red Rock Coulee

    Leslie Maltin Red Rock Coulee is located in south-eastern Alberta, 60 kilometres south of of Medicine Hat just outside the hamlet of Seven Persons. The main feature of this natural landscape is the huge red boulders, some measuring 2.5 metres across. They are scattered over a relatively small distance and can be viewed without walking [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • A long weekend in West Hollywood. WeHo to the cool kids

    Steve MacNaull Special to the News Indulge. Repent. Repeat. It will become the mantra of my wife, Kerry, and me during a long weekend of self-regulated revelry in West Hollywood. For every drink sipped at the rooftop pool of The London West Hollywood Hotel there will be an hour of cycling in Beverly Hills spying [...] Read More »

    1 month ago
  • Your Travels: Touring California’s scenic rugged coast

    Ernest Fode San Francisco was the last stop on my road trip through northern Nevada and California this past summer. Having already seen most of the touristy places in and around San Francisco on previous visits, I decided to travel south to Monterey Bay as far as Carmel-by-the-Sea. Driving down California’s rugged coastline I encountered [...] Read More »

    1 month ago
  • Kelowna always ripe for celebration

    Mansoor Ladha Special to the News “Cheers, Cheers, Cheers” is a battle cry of people you’ll hear everywhere you go in Kelowna, B.C., Canada’s wine capital. Every pub, lounge, winery or restaurant you visit in Kelowna, you are bound to hear the clinking of the glasses as Kelowna is the place where locals and tourists [...] Read More »

    2 months ago