July 21st, 2018

Local Life

Financial Focus: A tax-smart way to save

By Medicine Hat News on March 4th, 2017

As of Jan 1, you can contribute an additional $5,500 to your TFSA to benefit from additional tax-free investment growth. If you haven’t opened your TFSA yet, you can also catch up by using your contribution room earned to this point which is currently $52,000. When you contribute to your RRSP, you reduce your taxable ... Read More »

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All Psyched Up: Dealing with the literal and figurative junk drawer

By Medicine Hat News on March 3rd, 2017

I have decided to reorganize my kitchen. I don’t know why it took so long for me to figure out that my junk drawer was actually stealing one-quarter of my available space. You see I live in a condo with a galley kitchen that only has four drawers. Three of them have been difficult to ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat couple assembles mammoth puzzle

By Medicine Hat News on March 3rd, 2017

Medicine Hat News The popular saying is “go big or go home,” but a Medicine Hat couple has brought big into their home. Really big. Local puzzle enthusiasts Ray and Judy Fleury recently completed the world’s second-largest commercially available puzzle. The task took them more than 1,048 man hours over the course of about 14 ... Read More »

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Viva Vitality: Know where to find the healthy eating info you need

By Medicine Hat News on March 3rd, 2017

March is Nutrition Month. Dietitians everywhere are promoting healthy-eating messages to help you meet your nutrition goals. Dietitians are uniquely qualified to provide nutrition advice. They have completed a four-year university degree in nutrition and a year of internship. Dietitians are health professionals regulated by the College of Dietitians of Alberta. Only individuals registered with ... Read More »

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Clubs Calendar Feb. 27-March 5

By Medicine Hat News on February 27th, 2017

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), 5-6 p.m., ... Read More »

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Seniors News and Views for March

By Medicine Hat News on February 27th, 2017

Wellness Wednesday Events Movie Matinee: Bridget Jones’s Baby, March 1, 12:45-2 p.m. Bridget’s focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch … she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby’s father. Rated R for language, sex references and some nudity. ... Read More »

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Praxis: The science of helmets

By Medicine Hat News on February 25th, 2017

With all of the warm weather last week, I saw many of you out and about enjoying a leisurely bike ride through town. What a great way to get out and enjoy the great weather we have been experiencing. One thing that did worry me is that many people did not have a helmet on. ... Read More »

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Genealogy: The mystery of the old black suitcase

By Medicine Hat News on February 25th, 2017

Ancestors, whether they are your own or someone else’s, can be very elusive. Sometimes in our research we wonder where they are hiding. Some have been found on line, some in the attic, and some have been found in the basement. But, when Jody and Ryan were renovating a wartime home built circa 1949, you ... Read More »

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Collector’s Corner: The story of The Penny Black

By Medicine Hat News on February 25th, 2017

Nearly 350 years ago King Charles issued a proclamation establishing a first Postal System to send and receive letters within the realm with a levy to be paid to the Crown. Prior to this there a “King’s Post” to carry royal posts between the Crown and nobles using horses and changing stations similar to those ... Read More »

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Mental Health Matters: Are you having thoughts of suicide?

By Medicine Hat News on February 25th, 2017

If you are thinking about suicide, know you are not alone. One in 20 people have thoughts of suicide. Life can be hard and problems can pile so high that we cannot see a way out. Many of us experience loss, loneliness, relationship conflicts, mental and physical health problems, abuse, financial or legal problems, addiction, ... Read More »

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