July 21st, 2018

Local Life

Organizations help keep kids active, healthy

By Peggy Revell on June 16th, 2018

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell As the phrase goes: When you’ve got your health, you’ve got everything. Yet study after study has found Canadian children aren’t meeting basic recommendations for daily physical activity. “We need to have healthy kids in our community,” said Sharon Hayward, CEO of the Medicine Hat YMCA. “We know that screentime’s a factor, we ... Read More »

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Locals perform at provincial festival

By Medicine Hat News on June 16th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Twenty-seven Medicine Hat musicians were recommended by adjudicators at the Medicine Hat Rotary Music Festival or Brooks Festival to compete at the provincial festival in Edmonton, which took place May 27 to June 2. There, the following performers were finalists in their disciplines. Tyler Casat – Second Place – Vocal Solo Boys ... Read More »

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Praxis: Balloon hovercrafts

By Medicine Hat News on June 16th, 2018

I am still working on some finishing touches for our amazing new summer camps at Medicine Hat College. Things are looking like the camps this year are going to be BIGGER and BETTER than ever for all of those young scientists out there! Don’t forget to sign up as spots are filling up fast. Here ... Read More »

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By the Way: If trees could vote …

By Medicine Hat News on June 16th, 2018

Did you catch this story in the news? In April 2018, the Supreme Court in Colombia decided in favour of 25 children and young people who sued the Colombian government for not living up to its promises to care for the environment and take action against climate change. The court upheld the rights of these ... Read More »

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Viva Vitality: Physical activity is good for your mental health

By Medicine Hat News on June 15th, 2018

We know that physical activity supports our physical health, but did you know that physical activity can also improve mental health? In a world where digital devices keep social pressures constantly in their back pockets, and competing priorities from school, work, and activities demand the attention of our teens, exercise might be their best defence ... Read More »

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All Psyched Up: Need or want

By Medicine Hat News on June 15th, 2018

Several weeks ago, I received a telephone call from one of my readers. She told me about a motto that her family had when she was being raised. It consisted of three parts: Use it up. Wear it out. Do without. I was inspired by this and since the conversation have been questioning myself regarding ... Read More »

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What’s Up Doc?: Are most doctors biased against the use of medical and recreational marijuana?

By Medicine Hat News on June 12th, 2018

Government of Canada’s plan to end the prohibition on recreational pot use is going through the parliament and will soon become a law. Although the cannabisplanthas a history of medicinal use dating back thousands of years across many cultures, scientifically the use of medical cannabis is controversial. Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect ... Read More »

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Clubs Calendar June 11-17

By Medicine Hat News on June 11th, 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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Insurance Understood: Ohhh those summertime slushies

By Medicine Hat News on June 9th, 2018

How do you cool down in the heat of the summer? I have three daughters who consistently plea for slushes. Occasionally we all go get them together. What happens next is funny. I seem to fall into a childhood habit of trying to top up my slush to the max. Have you ever been in ... Read More »

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By the Way: Saying goodbye

By Medicine Hat News on June 9th, 2018

How do we say goodbye? Roy Oswald, in “Running Through the Thistles” (Alban Institute, 1978), suggests that how we last said goodbye on the phone, or ended a relationship, bid farewell to a gathering of family and friends, disengaged from a job or church or school or community to go elsewhere, and how we will ... Read More »

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