August 17th, 2018

Local Life

Legal Briefs: Standing in place of a parent and the obligations

By Medicine Hat News on February 18th, 2017

Last mont”s column provided information about what happens when a person stands in the place of a parent with their partner’s child or children. The article listed the factors that the court looks at to decide whether or not an adult meets the threshold of standing in the place of a parent. If the court ... Read More »

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Heritage in the Hat: The little engine that could

By Medicine Hat News on February 18th, 2017

Upon the arrival of the CPR and settlers in what was to become Medicine Hat, a source of fuel was of vital importance. There were very few trees and natural gas was two decades in the future. Coal was the standard fuel for home heating and cooking and for industrial use. Seams of coal were ... Read More »

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By the Way: Mercy, love forgiveness for everyone

By Medicine Hat News on February 18th, 2017

These last few weeks our church and many others have been reading through the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 5. These teachings of Jesus are probably some of the most familiar and most challenging: “Blessed are the merciful.” “You are the light of the world.” “Love your enemies. Pray for those who persecute you.” ... Read More »

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Your Money: Required savings rate to finance retirement

By Medicine Hat News on February 18th, 2017

The C. D. Howe Institute published a research paper to address the issue of what fraction of earnings must be saved to provide for an adequate retirement income. In this column I have decided to provide a summary of the report. The Institute estimated required savings rates for workers at different levels of income and ... Read More »

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All Psyched Up: Simple ways to make the world a better place

By Medicine Hat News on February 17th, 2017

Even though Billy Joel is 67 years of age and has not written a pop song in decades, he still performs at sold-out concerts and has been declared the third biggest selling artist of all time in the United States. During one of his media interviews he was asked about why he has had such ... Read More »

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Inside Health Care: Vital work at Clinical Engineering department

By Medicine Hat News on February 17th, 2017

Are you slipping and sliding outside? I hope this weather means spring is just around the corner and that means high school graduates are starting to make some big life decisions. One career that I’m sure most haven’t considered is bio-medical engineering. There are bio-medical equipment technologists that work in the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital’s ... Read More »

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Viva Vitality: Mindful tobacco reduction

By Medicine Hat News on February 17th, 2017

Mindfulness is one of those “buzz words” right now; many people are trying more mindfulness techniques in an attempt to reduce stress, anxiety, be better at living in the moment and increase focus. Mindfulness also has its place in tobacco reduction and can be a tool used for those who are trying to cut down ... Read More »

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Clubs Calendar Feb. 13-19

By Medicine Hat News on February 13th, 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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Child Care Chatter: Never a down moment for early childhood educators

By Medicine Hat News on February 11th, 2017

What happens after you drop your child off at child care? The early childhood educators in the room are busy, busy all day long. If you haven’t spent time in child care, it can be hard to imagine how the day goes with 16 children (more or less) all needing support and care. And really ... Read More »

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Praxis: For someone special on Valentine’s Day

By Medicine Hat News on February 11th, 2017

Of course, we all know that it is Valentine’s Day next week. I know that many of you will be exchanging cards, chocolates, perhaps flowers, while I will be exchanging warm fuzzies. There are a ton of great holiday STEM activities out there, and here is one you can do, or share with that someone ... Read More »

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