September 25th, 2018



  • Business Beat: Plan to manage your brand

    One of the business books on my shelf has a ragged, dog-eared page or two containing a definition of “brand” and “branding.” I drag that book out now and then not because I think the information is useful, but because I think it is dead wrong. The book asserts that a “brand” is the logo [...] Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Business Beat: Workforce transformation and future trends events

    APEX Alberta (with the support of Alberta Labour) is presenting three informative events for business and community members starting September 2018. These three events entitled “Emerging Industries & The Future of Work” will be held at the Medicine Hat College. Our keynote speaker for the first event on Sept. 20 is Linda Nazareth, renowned economist, [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Business Beat: The benefits of exhibiting

    How many consumers would you like to have visit your business? I think most, if not all, businesses would love to have thousands of consumers see their business and have customers walk through their doors over the course of just a few days. However, businesses may not associate that desire for exposure and to expand [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • Business Beat: Whole plant harvest of industrial hemp

    On Aug. 10, 2018 Health Canada announced that revisions to Section 56 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act will allow industrial hemp farmers to collect and store industrial hemp flower, bud and leaf material. As harvest nears, producers are in a position to capture the full value of this season’s industrial hemp crop by [...] Read More »

    4 weeks ago
  • Business Beat: Aligning new business offerings with emerging industry trends

    As an economy changes so must aspiring entrepreneurs if they want to keep up. Growing and sustainable economies happen best when entrepreneurs and communities embrace global trends that work with local attributes and natural resources. The recent attraction of a number of emerging industry companies to the Medicine Hat region are proof that this phenomena [...] 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 »

    3 hours 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 weeks ago
  • From Our Table: Salad in a Jar a quick and easy school lunch

    One more last long weekend hurrah and then it’s right into routine of back to school. One of my boys has already left to get ready for school. I’m super proud of Levi who will be attending law school at my alma mater, the University of Saskatchewan, this year. He has wanted to be a [...] Read More »

    4 weeks ago
  • From Our Table: Berry hydrated

    This extreme summer heat can be a challenge in a few ways and staying hydrated is definitely one of those challenges. Hydration is extremely important all the time. We need to have 6-8 cups of fluids every day just for basic bodily functions. That number doesn’t take into account fluid loss from sweating in the [...] Read More »

    1 month ago
  • From Our Table: Just can’t wait to get on the road again

    Summertime sunshine sizzles with so many fun things to do. There’s swimming, boating, stampedes, exhibitions, rodeos, outdoor concerts, water parks, biking, camping and the list goes on. There’s also lots of road trips. Short ones, long ones, hot ones, squished ones, fun ones and not so fun ones. We’ve done lots of camping and boating [...] Read More »

    2 months ago


  • Doctor Game: Chronic inflammation and its impact on how we age

    This week I’ve learned a new word, “inflammaging.” Researchers at the University of California use it in a report that claims chronic inflammation has a profound effect on how we age, and what diseases we develop. No one can go through life without experiencing the red, warm sensation of an injury or infection. But none [...] Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • To Your Health: Consider the value of food

    If you are not convinced that appearance is everything when it comes to food just take a look at the carefully created photos of food at a fast food restaurant. The picture has you salivating as you stand in line, you can already taste the mustard on your tongue, the red tomato, and the flavour [...] Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • To Your Health: Don’t let the cold keep you isolated

    Especially when the weather turns cooler it is often easier to decide to stay home and sit in a comfortable chair rather than get out in the community. There is valid scientific research though that shows isolation results in depression, being more introverted, and cognitive decline because there is little outside stimulation. Something as simple [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Doctor Game: A horrible way to start the day

    The first thing I do every morning is read the newspaper. This morning I should have stayed in bed. The headline read, “No amount of alcohol is safe.” The report claimed to be one of the largest studies of alcohol consumption that’s ever been done. To make my day worse, the litany of alcohol problems [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Doctor Game: Give your heart a tune-up in just 30 days

    Have I been missing a vital remedy to maintain a healthy heart? I wondered if that was the case when I read an article in LifeExtension titled, “The 30-Day Heart Tune-Up.” The author, Dr. Steven Masley, is a Fellow of both The American Heart Association and The American Academy of Nutrition. He has devoted his [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago

Local Life

  • Clubs Calendar Sept. 24-30

    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 »

    21 hours ago
  • Medicine Hat Duplicate Bridge Club results for August

    August 2 Howell 1. Sumit Chatterjee and John Weatherhead 2. James Noble and LaVerne Noble 3. Pius Dennis and Ed Codding 4. Dave Spencer and Terry Noble August 7 Howell 1. Doreen Dennis and LaVerne Noble 2. Pius Dennis and John Weatherhead 3. Lorena Kelly and Maggie Burrows 4. Shirley Gaffney and Diane Klick August [...] Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • Medicine Hat Senior Euchre Club results

    July 5 1. Marlene Wigemyr, Ann McGrogan, Lorna Rankin 2. Monika Evans 3. Hal Barker July 12 1. Dee Iftiniuk 2. Fred McNab, Barry Warcimaga 3. Marlene Wigemyr July 26 1. Al Guscott 2. George Evans 3. Sharon Hall August 2 1. Ivan Marthaller 2. Lorna Rankin 3. Barry Warcimaga August 9 1. Ivan Marthaller [...] Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • Veiner Centre Contract Bridge Club August results

    August 1 1. Stan Biffard 2. Bert Howes 3. Ruth Tidy 4. Bruce Perrin August 8 1. Bert Howes 2. Stan Biffard 3. Betty Biffard 4. Norma Campbell 5. Matilda Weiss August 13 1. Ruth Tidy 2. Iris Boychuk 3. Lynn Windjack 4. Matilda Weiss 5. Laraine Payne August 15 1. Laraine Payne 2. Jackie [...] Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • Praxis: Testing for starch

    What a week it has been as we celebrated Science Literacy Week in Canada! We had a great start with a number of students attending our “Science Fair How To” at the Medicine Hat Public Library and we ended with a bang (literally!) with a full house of preschool scientists! It was an amazing group [...] Read More »

    3 days ago


  • Your Travels: Meeting Stanley and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame

    Marilyn Krause We were on a recent visit to Toronto and among our list of things to do were the CN Tower, watch a Blue Jays home game and of course visit the Hockey Hall of Fame. The Hockey Hall of Fame is celebrating its 75/25 anniversary this year. (75 years since it’s inception and [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Now is Kamloops’ time for growth

    Mansoor Ladha Special to the News Kerry Wiebe, an Albertan cowboy turned entrepreneur, is a great promoter of Kamloops. He is the best public relations entrepreneur and promoter of Kamloops that the city can have. A staunch advocate of Kamloops, he believes quite emphatically that the time for the B.C. city of 90,000 people, has [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • New York City on a full moon

    Steve MacNaull Special to the News The full moon is auspicious. Perched at a corner table bordering the wall of windows on the 35th floor of Asiate restaurant with the view spilling out to Columbus Circle and Central Park, the lunar illumination can only spell good luck. I’d already jogged effortlessly in Central Park, New [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Your Travels: Try your luck in Nevada’s other gambling city

    Ernest Fode Reno Nevada was the first stop on my recent summer road trip through northern Nevada and California. Reno, sometimes referred to as a poor man’s Las Vegas, is better known by its famous tourist slogan as being “the biggest little city in the world.” This area was first settled in 1858 when a [...] Read More »

    1 month ago
  • A hidden gem nestled in the Cypress Hills

    Medicine Hat News Driving east along the Trans-Canada highway from Medicine Hat, wheat and cornfields make up much of the landscape. As you drive closer to the border where Alberta meets Saskatchewan, a quick right turn off the highway soon brings you to a nature lover’s paradise. When the plains begin to rise and fall [...] Read More »

    1 month ago