January 18th, 2019

Local Life

All Psyched Up: Delayed gratification

By Medicine Hat News on January 18th, 2019

We live in a world where everything is designed to give instant results. Drive-throughs, pre-packaged food and microwaves allow us to eat in minutes without having to invest time and energy into preparation or to wait for regular cooking times. The internet provides us with information that we might otherwise have had to research in ... Read More »

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Viva Vitality: Holiday traditions have evolved over the years

By Medicine Hat News on January 18th, 2019

With the Christmas holidays behind us, I am pondering the many different traditions and customs that took place around the world to celebrate Christmas. Growing up in the Low German Mennonite culture we often watched others, wondering why they did what they did around any holidays, and I know others watched us and wondered as ... Read More »

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Clubs Calendar Jan. 14-20

By Medicine Hat News on January 14th, 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 »

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Praxis: Charge up an ice tray

By Medicine Hat News on January 12th, 2019

What a busy week it has been with getting back into the routine of school. I have been visiting schools preparing many students for their science fairs, which are fast approaching. What a great opportunity for these bright young minds to showcase their interests and talents. It is a time for students to choose something ... Read More »

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Mental Health Matters: Reaching out is one the best ways to take care of yourself

By Medicine Hat News on January 12th, 2019

With it being a new year many people are creating New Year’s resolutions. Common resolutions include eating healthier, exercising more, saving money, quitting a bad habit, or learning a new skill or hobby. However, one resolution you may want to consider for the new year is reaching out for help more. Reaching out for help ... Read More »

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Insurance Understood: Ice cream and RRSPs

By Medicine Hat News on January 12th, 2019

Once as a teenager, my older brother and I were at a grocery store when there was a sale on two-litre cartons of ice cream. The store had my favourite kind, cookies and cream. My brother told me that if I could eat the entire two litres carton he would pay for it but if ... Read More »

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Heritage in the Hat: Medicine Hat Coulee

By Medicine Hat News on January 12th, 2019

Prelude: 1876. Senator Gershaw states in “Saamis,” that NWMP Sergeant Bob McCutcheon and three other policemen were looking for horse thieves and came upon the Medicine Hat Coulee and “the whole place was absolutely black with buffalo.” Although we recognize the long presence of First Nations in our river valley, we assume that the next ... Read More »

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All Psyched Up: One step at a time

By Medicine Hat News on January 11th, 2019

Years ago, I attended a seminar where Zig Ziglar was the main speaker. I remember his session on goal setting when he talked about how his doctor told him that he had to lose weight. Zig stated that the first day he was only able to run to the mailbox. The next day he ran ... Read More »

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Viva Vitality: The smoker has to want to quit

By Medicine Hat News on January 11th, 2019

Quite often, I receive phone calls from family members of smokers asking “how can I get them to quit? I am really worried about him/her.” Their concerns are genuine and heartfelt. They want the best for their loved one and want them to change. Unfortunately, my response may not be the answer they are looking ... Read More »

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What’s Up Doc?: My take on New Year’s resolutions

By Medicine Hat News on January 8th, 2019

“Many years ago, I made a New Year’s resolution to never make New Year’s resolutions. Hell, it’s been the only resolution I’ve ever kept!” — D.S. Mixell, writer My first column of 2019 happens to be my 700th column. I have written many columns on the subject of New Year’s resolutions. In all honesty, I ... Read More »

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