July 17th, 2019



  • Business Beat: Medicine Hat has a plant-based opportunity

    Beyond Meat, the world’s No. 1 plant-based burger maker, is up big since its initial public offering in May. Early investors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Bill Gates, Jack Welch and Justin Timberlake have made out like bandits. Even Don Thompson, former CEO of McDonald’s, is in on the action. Which begs the question. When, exactly, is [...] Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Business Beat: Fueling business growth through connections, support and influence

    My activity over the past couple of months has been primarily focused on building our connections, while enhancing our supports and building our influence. It has been rewarding to see how a strong network with both breadth and quality of connections compounds our influence, effectiveness and success in the business community and fuels business growth. [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Business Beat: Last year was a tough one for local employment

    Every three months, Invest Medicine Hat publishes an economic report card. This is a backward-looking document that allows us to glean valuable insights into the state of local economy. Every quarter includes a special report. Recently, we did a deep dive into 2018’s job numbers. What we found is worth sharing. Looking at the report, [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Business Beat: Don’t be afraid to let your inner entrepreneur shine

    edc@mhc.ab.ca The value of entrepreneurship is much more than dollars and cents. While we often focus on the revenue generation of a business as a guiding marker of success, there are many added benefits to the practice of entrepreneurship than cash alone. The advantages of entrepreneurship cross over cultures, demographics and financial status. The ability [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • Business Beat: Group taking action for business

    Entrepreneurs, there is a new initiative underway! Are you ready to join the movement?   With a focus on existing and developing businesses, and a changing landscape to employment, our region is facing a shift in how we view economic diversity. A newly-formed consortium of business, governments, and service agencies called Invest Southeast Alberta is [...] Read More »

    4 weeks ago


  • From Our Table: Stay hydrated while enjoying Stampede

    The Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede is almost here. The queen and princess have just been crowned and my congratulations to Queen Rayelle Smith and Princess Dionne Freimark What a wonderful opportunity to be Ambassadors for our area. I remember when my boys were young and the Stampede queen and princess visited their school. It [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • From Our Table: Cool as a cucumber

    Summer is officially here! School is out, the warm summer sun is shining in the sky and summer storms have started. I love the thunderstorms but I could definitely do without the hail. I have a few pots and perennials looking somewhat sad with some shredded leaves and bent branches after last Thursday’s storm. At [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • From Our Table: Pack your picnic with nutritional power

     There are so many wonderful things about spring and summer and one of them is eating outside in the warmth of the sun. Last year my son Josiah and his friend Steven added on to our deck in the back yard. It is absolutely beautiful and we have been using it a lot. Most of [...] Read More »

    4 weeks ago
  • From Our Table: Super snacks

    Snacks are an important part of a healthy diet. If chosen wisely they are a vital way to get the 50-plus nutrients we need every day. They are an excellent way to stay nourished between meals and help avoid overeating at meals because of increased hunger. Snacks are especially important for children. They have smaller [...] Read More »

    1 month ago
  • From Our Table: Chill that chicken

    Chicken is a staple in many households. When I was pregnant with my last son Benjamin, the famed guest writer, I was extremely nauseous off and on throughout the pregnancy. Lemons were a big help but red meat, especially raw ground beef made me feel ill just glancing its way. Consequently we ate a lot [...] Read More »

    2 months ago


  • To Your Health: Understanding the hurdles others face

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Most of us have heard about ALS and perhaps have a vague idea of the symptoms but there is nothing quite like being close to someone who is living with it. ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s disease, or motor neuron disease. It gradually paralyzes people when their brain no longer [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Doctor Game: Does too much sun cause melanomas?

    info@docgiff.com In their book, “Embrace the Sun,” doctors. William Grant and Marc Sorenson, experts on vitamin D, report that North Americans have been taught to believe excessive amounts of sun cause potentially fatal skin malignancies. The result? North Americans have developed sun phobia and spent billions of dollars on sunscreen protection. But does the sun [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Doctor Game: Avoiding adverse drug reactions

    info@docgiff.com Barnum and Bailey, the circus promoters, were right saying, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” Or, as Dr. William Osler, Professor of Medicine at McGill and Johns Hopkins University, would add, “The one thing that separates man from animals is man’s desire to take pills.” Now, a report from the University of California cites [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • To Your Health: Another reason to love and treasure dogs

    Dogs really are our best friends, according to a Swedish study that says canine ownership could reduce heart disease. Most dogs have the ability to bring smiles to people faces and coax the most reluctant individual to get up and go for a walk. This Swedish study of 3.4 million people, between the ages of [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Doctor Game: Believing myths is bad for your heart

    info@docgiff.com George Orwell, the English journalist, wrote, “Myths that are believed in tend to become true.” Today cardiovascular disease is still the No. 1 killer. Yet there are still myths about this disease which can be dangerous to your health and longevity. I don’t have high blood pressure because it’s only high when it’s taken [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago

Local Life

  • Clubs Calendar July 15-21, 2019

    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 »

    3 days ago
  • By the Way: To do God’s work is to do simple things that can change the world

    I was talking to a friend recently about her work in addictions. My knowledge of the subject is limited to the time I’ve spent with addicts in homeless shelters, day programs, and hospitals, and their stories. I imagine how people have suffered events in their lives – trauma, mental illness, loss, injury, abuse – and [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Mental Health Matters: Spend wisely this summer

    abecker@cmha-aser.ca How many of us want to get away, go camping, or see the sightss? Most people do but they need to budget to enjoy the little extras in life. If you are one of those people, and want to be economical, there are many ways to do so. To start, you can begin with [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Praxis: Find your way home

    praxis@praxismh.ca@PraxisMedHat I don’t know about you, but a favourite activity of mine in the summer is camping! I don’t necessarily “glamp” but prefer to go to the backcountry and camp. My last outing was a bit nerve-wracking for some members in our group. Unfortunately, they decided to go hiking without any hiking gear. I quickly [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Viva Vitality: Get to know your neighbours

    laura.lukye@ahs.ca Our lives have become so busy, we don’t take the time to get to know our neighbours. We talk a lot about neighbourhood and community, but did you know that almost half of Canadians don’t even know their neighbours, according to an Angus Reid/Cardus survey? Have we lost our connections with each other? We [...] Read More »

    6 days ago


  • Get naked, sip wine and eat schnitzel in the historic German town of Wiesbaden

    Certainly, you can make eye contact and even nod in greeting. But, for heaven’s sake, don’t stare, in neither admiration nor aversion, at anyone’s privates or bare backside. Those are my do-and-don’t tips for taking the waters naked at Kaiser Friedrich Therme, a Roman-style bath in the German spa town of Wiesbaden. Not that I’m [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Your Travels: A South Pacific Paradise

    Oahu, nicknamed the “Gathering Place,” is the most visited and most populated of all the Hawaiian Islands with a daily average temperature of about 26 C (80 F) all year long. Hawaii draws more than eight million tourists annually to its crystal waters and pristine beaches especially world famous Waikiki Beach. I was on a [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Electric-assist wining and dining

    Half-way up the impossibly steep hill to Schloss Johannisberg, I’m silently rejoicing I opted for an e-bike. Originally, the plan was for a leisurely pedal on a commuter bike through vineyards in Germany’s Rheingau wine region. But when I meet my guide, Claudia Lewerenz, at Radkranz Bike Rental in Rudesheim, she’s already picked out an [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • Experience India like a Maharajah

    Sound of drums filled the air with young men in colourful traditional attire and women dressed in multi-coloured saris greeted us as we entered Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji train terminus to board the luxurious Deccan Odyssey for a seven-day trip. A portion of the train station was cordoned off for Odyssey passengers and an area was [...] Read More »

    4 weeks ago
  • In San Francisco, it’s all about the bridge

    Of course we’re amped. We’re cycling over one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. The wind howls, our grip tightens on the handlebars and we peddle harder. My wife, Kerry, and I and our 16-year-old daughter, Grace, are half-way across San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge [...] Read More »

    2 months ago