December 3rd, 2021

Local Life

Common Sense Health: Happy hour with a hedgehog?


These days, too many things are all wrong. But now and again, everything that’s right in the world comes together. We found such a place in a local neighbourhood restaurant recently, where good food, good music, and good company combined to make everybody happy. But was it healthy? Almost, but not quite. What would be ... Read More »

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All Psyched Up: Time marches on

By DR. LINDA HANCOCK on November 27th, 2021

When I was in high school in the 1960s, I was the newspaper correspondent for the Indian Head News. I remember entering the news office for the first time and being quite impressed by all the equipment necessary for printing as well as the strong smell of ink. My responsibilities were to report the “goings ... Read More »

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By the Way: The season of joyful anticipation is upon us

By REV. KRISTY REIMERS-LOADER on November 27th, 2021

Advent. Just like that, this season of joyful anticipation is upon us once again. It is good in this wonder-filled time to reflect on what the arrival of Jesus to Joseph and Mary in that rough stable in Bethlehem means to us. Who was Jesus then, and who is he to us now, some 2,000 ... Read More »

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Science Smarts: Exploding snowmen

By PATTY ROOKS on November 27th, 2021

It was exciting to see a light dusting of snow this week, but I will be honest, I wish there was A LOT more out there this time of the year. Who does not love embracing the winter season? There is nothing like getting all bundled up to go play out in the snow. What ... Read More »

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Collectors Corner: The HMCS Medicine Hat

By DENNIS VICKERy on November 27th, 2021

The Medicine Hat Coin and Stamp Club holds two shows a year at Higdon Hall on the Stampede Grounds – one in the spring and again in the fall. In recent years, one of our members has designed a special commemorative cover for each show. A show cover generally depicts a theme or event of ... Read More »

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Eye on the Esplanade: Science and safety in the galleries

By DANIEL MELLER on November 26th, 2021

In 2015, a boy on a school tour in Taipei, Taiwan tripped and punched a fist-sized hole in a $1.5 million painting. The entire incident went viral online, displaying how amazingly quick something so valuable can be damaged. Luckily, he wasn’t forced to empty his piggy bank to pay for the damages. Every artist I’ve ... Read More »

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Common Sense Health: What’s wrong with hearing aids?


Peter Drucker, the management theorist who wore hearing aids later in life, famously remarked, “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” The hearing aid industry would be wise to listen in. For all the big noise about what can be heard when people with hearing impairment are fitted with aids, is ... Read More »

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Miywasin Moment: Indigenous entrepreneurship strengthens economic growth

By JoLynn Parenteau on November 24th, 2021

“You already possess everything necessary to become great.” – Proverb, Apsáalooke (Crow) Tribe Indigenous Peoples are on a path to self-determination. The concept that people are capable of making decisions about their own lives is a driving force in reconciliation. In a society that equates success with survival, Indigenous small business owners are working to ... Read More »

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What’s Up Doc?: Are you prepared to stay safe and healthy this winter?

By DR. NOORALI BHARWANI on November 23rd, 2021

Winter is here and it is just the beginning of cold weather. This is the time to plan for the next six months. Here are some reminders for you, for your health and your safety. First, we have to prepare ourselves for our own safety with winter jackets and shoes. Second, we should make sure ... Read More »

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Heritage in the Hat: A ripe old age

By SALLY SEHN on November 23rd, 2021

A common characteristic of many heritage buildings in Medicine Hat is the use of locally manufactured brick, which was abundant during the early years of the town’s growth. However, one of our oldest commercial structures is an unassuming stuccoed building located at 622-624 Third Street. This building was constructed in 1899 on what was then ... Read More »

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