July 17th, 2018

Local Life

Clubs Calendar July 16-22

By Medicine Hat News on July 16th, 2018

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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Buds and Blooms: ‘Bee’ kind to our pollinators

By Medicine Hat News on July 14th, 2018

We are working with Dennis Douglas from Fat Bee Honey Ranch who sells honey and hives. It’s always a difficult decision when you choose flowers for your garden. There are so many things to consider putting in your yards. Plants with a long flowering season assure the bees of a continuous food supply. Early spring ... Read More »

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Mental Health Matters: Simple ways to practice self-care this summer

By Collin Gallant on July 14th, 2018

With summer here, it is important to make a conscious effort to enjoy it. There are still many stressors during the summer, which makes it difficult to find time to do things that make us happy. There are a few tricks you can do to feel happier instantly. One trick to feel happier is exercise, ... Read More »

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Heritage in the Hat: Stone circles of life

By Medicine Hat News on July 14th, 2018

We think of Medicine Hat as having been settled in 1883 with the arrival of the CPR. Our oldest known buildings date from the 1880s but that is actually a recent chapter in our story. Within the city limits are the remains of residences that are much older. Small bands of hunters roamed the Plains ... Read More »

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By the Way: God is the lifeline if we are to be saved

By Medicine Hat News on July 14th, 2018

It was on Easter Sunday. Two men are walking down the road on their way to Emmaus which is about seven miles away. They are joined by a third person who asks them what they are talking about. Their answer is, “are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that ... Read More »

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Praxis: Swapping back among states of matter

By Medicine Hat News on July 14th, 2018

I don’t know about you, but I am FINALLY getting around to cleaning up the remnants of school supplies that were used last year and arrived home the last day of school. It is really hard for me to throw away some of the items as they are still in pretty good condition. This made ... Read More »

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Local gun club hosting youth shoot

By Medicine Hat News on July 14th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Rifle and Revolver Club is hosting its annual Youth Carnival Rimfire Rifle Shoot this weekend. All youth under the age of 18, club member or not, are welcome to the event. Organizers say it is a “great way to enjoy quality shooting time” with a family member or guardian ... Read More »

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Caregiving Corner: Online support for family caregivers

By Medicine Hat News on July 13th, 2018

For the last 10 months I’ve been a member of Huddol.com, a free, online social networking community for anyone impacted or involved with caregiving. The community members include family caregivers, professional caregivers, health professionals, businesses and many more. There are more than 10,000 people in the Huddol social learning community, many of them just like ... Read More »

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All Psyched Up: Dealing with scary thoughts

By Medicine Hat News on July 13th, 2018

In June I was on a holiday in the Maritimes. Part of the trip involved me driving from Charlottetown, P.E.I., to Halifax N.S. Suddenly negative thoughts seemed to be coming from nowhere. I found myself thinking “What on earth are you doing, Hancock? You are in a province that you have never been in, driving ... Read More »

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Viva Vitality: Keep your cool in the summer heat

By Medicine Hat News on July 13th, 2018

Feelin’ hot, hot, hot! Yes, it’s summer, time to keep your cool and stay healthy and alive in hot weather. The higher temperatures climb at this time of year, the more the water looks attractive to swimmers. Water makes for a great place to cool off. But it can also be hazardous, especially for swimmers. ... Read More »

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