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Federal Election: Deadline Approaches To Apply To Vote by Mail or at an Elections Canada Office

The deadline to apply to vote by mail is Tuesday, September 14, 6:00 p.m., local time. Electors who apply to vote by special ballot at an Elections Canada office may vote there at the same time. They have until Tuesday, September 14, 6:00 p.m., to do so. Find out more.

Electors can find the address of their assigned polling station on the back of their voter information card, by visiting or by calling 1-800-463-6868. To vote, electors must prove their identity and address. The list of accepted ID is online. You can also view the health and safety measures for voting here.

City prepares to launch new website to community

The City's new website, which will launch mid-September, offers an intuitive navigation, a mobile responsive design, and addresses accessibility standards. In addition to the redesigned website, the City is simultaneously launching a citizen portal – a new mobile channel where residents can create an account that is tied to their address, allowing them to customize a dashboard of location-based services and City information. Find out more.


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Fuelling Our Business Community

Business Awards Sponsorship Spotlight: QinetiQ
We are very proud to feature our Large Business of the year award sponsor of the 2021 Celebrating the Hero Within Business Awards: QinetiQ Target Systems. "We are a world-centre of excellence in research and development, and act as catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, technical, engineering and scientific expertise. The land, sea and air ranges we operate are some of the most advanced in the world."
Their superpower of commitment and advancement have been essential while serving world wide clients and connecting with the business community of Medicine Hat and Area.
Interested in helping us celebrate the everyday heroes within our business community? Become a sponsor.

The Power of Community


Join us from September 10 to 19 to celebrate Welcoming Week 2021.

Each and every one of us has the power to help others, regardless of background, to be seen, heard, welcomed and included in our communities. More Info.

Locally, Saamis Immigration is just one great example of how our community is able to welcome newcomers into Medicine Hat! We at the Chamber not only advocate for current and new businesses in our community, but we are also accepting of everyone and anyone! Please Join us as we celebrate Welcome Week 2021!

Peerpreneur Sessions

BusinessLink Peerpreneur Sessions give entrepreneurs the chance to participate in live, peer-to-peer virtual group discussions facilitated by a Business Link Strategist. Over a 4-week period, each group will connect on a weekly basis to discuss their business challenges, exchange best practices, and learn how to best support each other.


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$340 million for Alberta ranchers due to drought

Producers can apply for an initial AgriRecovery payment through the 2021 Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Assistance Initiative to help cover feed and water access costs for breeding female livestock across the province.

Alberta ranchers can apply for up to $200 per head through a $340-million support program. Read More.

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Get Export Ready: A Chance to Win $75,000 with Startup Global
Sponsored by Export Development Canada (EDC), Startup Global (formerly Canadian Export Challenge) is an event for Canadian entrepreneurs and businesses looking to scale up. Your FREE registration gives you access to valuable resources on a convenient online portal including:
• how-to guides
• business templates
• pitching bootcamps
• EDC’s financial and knowledge resources
If you’re ready to compete, you can also pitch your export idea to a panel of expert judges for a chance to win up to $75,000 cash and up to $100,000 in support. Check it out

Advocacy in Action

The Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC) is being conducted to gauge how to keep businesses operating without restrictions!
Survey closes on Monday September 13th, 2021 @5:00 PM
The ACC recently conducted a hot button issue survey on mandated proof of vaccinations, receiving nearly 1500 responses from business.
Following the announcement of new health measures, the ACC is working with industry partners Restaurants Canada, Alberta Hotel and Lodging, Alberta Brewers, and our network to see if businesses' preferences have changed.
Other Surveys from the ACC

Reducing direct costs tops list of competitiveness priorities

A recent Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC) survey reveals reducing direct costs is a top priority for Alberta business operators. Find out more.

Next Level Events


Vaccination & Remote Work Issues for Employers

Join the Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce and Shane Buchanan, Employment Lawyer with MLT Aikins LLP to learn about Vaccination & Remote Work Issues for Employers.

Location - Online Event

Thursday Sep 16, 2021

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM MDT


2021 Business Awards: Celebrating the Hero Within - Tickets on sale now!

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What: This prestigious awards presentation will celebrate the businesses in our region that have shown their superpowers during the unprecedented challenges of a global pandemic.
When: October 22, 2021, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: City of Medicine Hat Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre (Virtual Tickets Available as well)
Visit our Business Awards page to stay up to date
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