September 30th, 2020

Local Life

Navigating the waters of financial aid programs

By SANDRA MILNE on July 8th, 2020

As an ex-entrepreneur, if there really is such a thing, I lived through some tough times. I understand the angst that is brought on by economic downturns, recessions, and low commodity prices. The absolute despair that can overtake the toughest, savviest and even most successful business owner when there is a crisis, is something that ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Pivot your business with automation and technology

By Medicine Hat News on June 10th, 2020

Many creative ideas have come as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic. Companies large and small have had to act quickly to change the way they do business in a now isolated world. This new business environment has forced many to come up with solution based ideas and act on them quickly. When business ... Read More »

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What’s Up Doc?: A second wave could come later this year, or not

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on May 12th, 2020

“Epidemics are like fires. When fuel is plentiful, they rage uncontrollably, and when it is scarce, they smolder slowly.” – Justin Lessler, an associate professor of epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University, wrote in the Washington Post in March. The problem is we do not know how much fuel COVID-19 virus is left with. This question ... Read More »

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ALL PSYCHED UP: NOTICING THE POSITIVES

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on May 7th, 2020

We are living in a world that can be scary and full of unknowns. Never before has there been anything exactly like the COVID-19 pandemic that has been terrorizing the world. Governments have followed recommendations of researchers and health experts in ways that have changed our entire lifestyles. At the same time, however, I have ... Read More »

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What’s Up Doc?: Can we prevent sudden death in young athletes?

By Dr. Noorali Bharwani on March 17th, 2020

Some young athletes die suddenly. If the athlete is over 35 years of age, sudden death is usually caused by coronary artery disease. If the athlete is below 35 years of age, sudden death is most commonly related to congenital or genetic heart conditions. Exertional heatstroke can cause sudden death. Exertional heatstroke is caused by ... Read More »

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Clubs Calendar March 16-22, 2020

By Medicine Hat News on March 16th, 2020

Note: Some listings may be cancelled due to COVID-19. Check with the club. 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 ... Read More »

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Mental Health Matters: Self-care isn’t selfish

By Kayleah Robbins on March 14th, 2020

Did you know that 20% of Albertans aged 12-65 reported feeling “quite a bit or extremely stressed” most days? This level of consistent stress can cause many physical conditions, like high blood pressure, obesity, fertility issues, heart attack and stroke – and that is just on our bodies. When it comes to our minds – ... Read More »

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By the Way: Be open to loving and being loved

By Rev. Oz Lorentzen on March 14th, 2020

“Love means never having to say you’re sorry,” is one of those pearls of wisdom the 1970s gave us. Instead of describing love, however, this describes the opposite of love. An unwillingness or inability to acknowledge one is wrong, or that the other is upset or offended does not come from the freedom of love, ... Read More »

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Praxis: Create a rainbow without the rain

By Patty Rooks on March 14th, 2020

praxis@praxismh.ca@PraxisMedHat It is that time of the year – St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching. We all know that those sneaky little Leprechauns come out this time of the year and hide their treasures in those elusive pots of gold at the end of the lucky rainbow. I don’t know about you, but I could ... Read More »

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Buds and Blooms: Succulents are the biggest trend in plants

By Joyce Swaren on March 14th, 2020

Way back in the day the only succulents you would see was the Aloe Vera and Jade Plants and maybe a few Prickly Cacti (and yes cacti are succulents too) Succulents have become the trendiest and most versatile houseplant around. I have seen succulents used in floral arrangements, wedding bouquets, picture frames, fairy gardens and ... Read More »

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