July 18th, 2018

Local Life

By the Way: Giving in love

By Medicine Hat News on June 30th, 2018

Did you hear about the overprotective parent who packed a lunch for his child? It fed 5,000. But seriously, as I reflect on the story of Jesus feeding 5,000 people with a little boy’s lunch — two fish and five loaves of bread — I am reminded of a basic principle of the Way of ... Read More »

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Praxis: Floating your way into Canada Day and summer

By Medicine Hat News on June 30th, 2018

I always feel like the long weekend in July is the kickoff to summer. The weeks leading up to the end of school are hectic and extremely busy for all of us at Praxis and I suppose that once July 1 arrives we all need a well deserved break! It has been a great school ... Read More »

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Mental Health Matters: Bringing attention to the issue of elder abuse

By Medicine Hat News on June 30th, 2018

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was recognized globally on June 15. The purpose of WEAAD is to encourage communities to recognize the problem of older adult abuse and for countries to create policies that foster respect for older adults. It is a day that attempts to bring global attention to the problem of financial, ... Read More »

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Collector’s Corner: Canadian postage due stamps

By Medicine Hat News on June 30th, 2018

Postage due stamps are an interesting and little known area of Canadian stamp collecting. Collectors in the past have paid little attention to this group of stamps. On June 30, 1906, the Postmaster General started a system for accounting for short paid or unpaid postage by postmasters. This system of postage due stamps finally ended ... Read More »

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All Psyched Up: Canada Day in the country’s birthplace

By Medicine Hat News on June 29th, 2018

This year I will be celebrating Canada Day in the Maritimes. Air Canada had a wonderful Mother’s Day seat sale and I just couldn’t resist! Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, is known as the birthplace of Canada. From Sept. 1-9, 1864, meetings were held to discuss the possibility of Confederation. Originally the only three who were ... Read More »

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Viva Vitality: Seniors oral health

By Medicine Hat News on June 29th, 2018

Healthy teeth lead to a healthier well being! It is common for people to keep their own teeth as a result of more access to care, more education and more advances in professional services. In Canada, dental care is mainly privately funded. Financial challenges are often a concern when it comes to seniors visiting the ... Read More »

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Child Care Chatter: Picking the right child care program

By Medicine Hat News on June 29th, 2018

How do you know which kind of child care program is the right one for you? Choosing a child care program can be a challenging task for many parents. It can be especially hard when you are going back to work after maternity leave as the spaces are even more limited for children 18 months ... Read More »

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Hatters helping residents of flood-stricken Grand Forks

By Medicine Hat News on June 27th, 2018

Medicine Hat News You still have a couple of days to pass along donations that will help the residents of Grand Forks, B.C., which was hit by devastating flooding last month. Hatters Robert and Brenda Larrabee have teamed up with Doras and Claig Hurter and Colleen Kelly to bring a 27-foot trailer full of donations ... Read More »

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What’s Up Doc?: What you should know about medical assistance in dying

By Medicine Hat News on June 26th, 2018

“I’m not afraid of being dead. I’m just afraid of what you might have to go through to get there,” saidPamela Bone. Bone, 68, was a columnist and associate editor of theAge, one of Australia’s most respected newspapers. She died of terminal cancer. She was also a passionate campaigner on the right to die. In ... Read More »

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Clubs Calendar June 25-July 1

By Medicine Hat News on June 25th, 2018

Note: Some listings may be cancelled due to the Canada Day long weekend. 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 ... Read More »

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