Your Weekly Tune Up
View your property tax account online through myMH portal
The City of Medicine Hat has launched a new property tax widget on the myMH portal that allows property owners to view their tax account online. Property owners can link their property tax account in the myMH Portal at mymh.medicinehat.ca using their corresponding tax roll number and personalized access code found on the printed tax notice to view their tax balance, last payment, details of their tax levy as well as current and previous tax notices and assessment notices. If a property owner owns multiple properties, they are able to link them together to toggle between each one and set up for electronic notices for the future.
The portal is not mandatory. Customers will continue to receive information by mail. The next phase of development on this widget will include the option to choose paperless tax billing in 2023. The 2022 Property Tax Notices were mailed on May 20, 2022 along with information about the new property tax widget. Tax payments are due June 30, 2022. Login or create an account for myMH Portal at mymh.medicinehat.ca, or use the “myMH Login | Sign Up” button on the top header of the City website.
City Council announces interim City Manager
City Council has approved the appointment of Dr. Glenn Feltham to the role of interim City Manager while the search for a permanent City Manager continues.
Feltham, who was born and raised in Alberta, holds a PhD from the School of Accountancy at the University of Waterloo, an MBA from the University of Montana, an LLB from Queen’s University Faculty of Law, and two undergraduate degrees. Further, he has professional backgrounds in both law and accounting.
Alberta’s government has cut more than one-third of the regulatory requirements
Since 2019, the government of Alberta has completed hundreds of initiatives to cut red tape, totalling 215,000 requirements and more than $1.2 billion. If Albertans come across a government process that’s too complex, takes too long or is duplicative, Alberta’s government wants to know about it. Visit alberta.ca/cutredtape and click on “Email us your idea.”
Changes Announced to Vaccine Mandates for Transportation Industry
Earlier this week, the Government of Canada announced a series of adjustments to current vaccine mandates affecting the transportation industry. These adjustments will be in effect as of June 20, 2022. Read the full press release.
Travellers and transportation workers:
- In addition, federally regulated transport sector employers will no longer be required to have mandatory vaccination policies in place for employees.
- Due to the unique nature of cruise ship travel, vaccination requirements for passengers and crew of cruise ships will continue to remain in effect.
- Masking and other public health protection measures will continue to be in place and enforced on planes, trains, and ships.
- Current border measures, including the existing vaccination requirement for most foreign nationals to enter Canada, and quarantine and testing requirements for Canadians who have not received their primary vaccine series, remain in effect.
Women’s Hub helps women find support
The new Government of Alberta Women’s Hub directory connects women easily with services and resources that will help empower them to succeed at work, at home and in the community. View the Hub and watch the demo video.
Public water bottle fill stations ready for use
City crews installed and took samples from the first four water bottle fill stations available for public use at the following four locations:
- Towne Square on the corner of First Street SE and Sixth Avenue SE
- Second Street SE between South Railway Street SE and Sixth Avenue SE
- McCutcheon Trail at McCutcheon Drive NW and Basset Crescent NW
- South Ridge Trail at Stratton Way SE
This is a pilot project through the summer of 2022 and the City is looking for your feedback through the Shape Your City website.
Fuelling Our Business Community
Redcliff Days Parade
Redcliff hosted their parade again after 5 years. For those who don't know this past weekend was Redcliff Days which is an annual celebration in Redcliff. There is always a great turnout from locals as well as many citizens of Medicine Hat participate. Redcliff every 5 years hosts a parade during Redcliff Days and 2022 was it's time for return. We were glad we got the opportunity to participate in the parade as well as 'Take your business to new heights for 2022' we look forward to the next in 5 years time! Congrats to all the participants, there were some awesome floats!
The Power of Community
Medicine Hat Women's Shelter Society - More Ways to connect
Starting June 1st, people can connect with MHWSS Crisis Intervention Staff between 7AM and 11PM daily by texting 587-850-5885 or visiting their newly relaunched website mhwss.ca to access web chat.
Help get the word out by:
• Watching for and reshare their social media posts. They are on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @mhwomensshelter
• Downloading & print their new posters: 8.5x11 Poster or 11x17 Poster
• Submit a request for brochures & cards.
Enriching Your Business
Fill Up On Funding
What is digital adoption?
Digital adoption is the idea of acquiring and using digital technology to meet your business needs. Virtually every business already uses some kind of digital technology. It can range from the basic—using email—to the cutting edge such as smart robotics and artificial intelligence. Digital technology describes tools that allows businesses to create, collect (store) or process (use) digital data.
Why should I care about digital adoption?
Digital adoption has many potential benefits including better financial performance and innovation, improved resilience, higher productivity, cost reductions and better product quality.
Want to learn more? Click here
Ready to set yourself up for digital success? Check out the FREE services from Community Futures here.
You can also check out this digital maturity assessment from BDC here.
Advocacy in Action
Strong Voice for Alberta Agriculture
Chambers across the country stood together in support of our agriculture industry and the efforts of the Alberta Beef Producers and Canadian Cattlemen's Association. In letters issued to Ministers Duclos and Minister Bibeau, the Alberta Chambers, along with the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce requested that the Federal Government include an exemption to front-of-package labelling for ground beef and pork products, as every other jurisdiction internationally has done.
Our Canadian Chamber also issued a letter on June 6, indicating that the current front of package labelling proposals will hold us back from reaching our full potential.
Our Chamber has positions that support the agriculture and agrifood sector through policies such as our Grown in Canada Label position that speak to the need for a unified public education strategy showcasing the agri-food industry’s practice of environmental stewardship resulting in reliable, sustainable and high-quality agri-food and value-added products.
We have also advocated for securing and stabilizing Canada’s Agriculture and Agri-food Industry for Long-term Prosperity after Covid-19, which recommends a review of existing regulations that impose an administrative burden on business while ensuring the health and safety of the agriculture and agri-food supply chain.
We hope that the many voices are heard. If you would like to support the industry, visit this website: https://www.dontlabelmybeef.ca/.
What are your top priorities for Alberta ? We want to hear from you!
With Alberta's fortunes having changed significantly from one year ago, the Alberta Chambers of Commerce network is launching the fourth annual business survey—focused on economic and fiscal priorities for the province. It will remain open until June 30.
Please take the survey and share your insights – it takes only 10 minutes or less to complete: https://www.albertaperspectives.ca/c/r/ABpriorities2022
Your responses will remain anonymous and help us advocate on your behalf to government, supporting Alberta’s job creators and communities.
To share the survey, please copy and paste the following link rather than sharing your unique URL: https://www.albertaperspectives.ca/c/r/ABpriorities2022
Next Level Events
2022 Business Awards - A New Era of Roaring Success
The ' Roaring 20’s ' was a period in history of dramatic social and political change, some freedoms were expanded while others were diminished. The 1920’s was an era of historical significance with monumental change that shaped the future.
We all recognize that businesses in the 2020’s have experienced significant social and political changes that have disrupted what our ‘normal’ life has looked like. This will leave many stories that will form part of our history, while playing a major role in the success of a new era.
As we navigate the ‘Roaring 20’s’ of this century, we celebrate our businesses, past and present, that have weathered the challenges and have emerged with new ideas, innovative practices, and even stronger connections.
Similarly, the 1920’s and our 2020’s are the beginning of a united force in supporting and strengthening our local economic prosperity.
It truly is, A New Era of Roaring Success.
Art In Motion - July 9th
Celebrate our city’s art and culture with Art in Motion!
Art is on the move at key downtown locations including the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre, Towne Square, Riverside Veteran’s Memorial Park and the broader downtown area. This multi-faceted event kicks off in the afternoon and moves into the evening and night. Enjoy all ages daytime activities, Mural Fest events, Downtown Art Walk, Midnight Madness and much more.
Take in live art demonstrations, get hands on and create it yourself, and support local artisans by checking out the Open Air Art Market at Towne Square.
Enjoy live music and cultural performances or get in motion with many community groups like the Medicine Hat Paddle Club with their Great Big Paddle happening on the river! Explore downtown, take in pop-up events and treat yourself to shopping and tasty eats!
There will be lots to see and do as you get on the move with Art In Motion! More details to follow soon.
Do you know who your ideal customers are?
Hint - they're the people most likely to become paying customers! Learn how to build an ideal customer profile with confidence in one hour.
Are you a tech company, innovator, or problem solver? Then this Product-Market Fit workshop hosted by APEX Alberta is for you. Save your seat for this online workshop on Thursday, June 23, 2022.
Register now: https://live.remo.co/e/growthx-product-market-fit-works
GrowthX are early-stage innovation investors with significant go-to-market experience. They volunteer their time to host 60-minute workshops. Why, you ask? It's how they begin earning the opportunity to invest in your startups
June 22: Restarting, Reimagining, Accelerating and Recuperating: Women in the Post-Pandemic Era - National Women in Business Summit | Register
Jun 28: Orchestrating Your Global Success: Market Trends & Entry Strategies | Register
June 29: CanadianSME Small Business Expo 2022 Online | Register
June 29: EDC’s Global Economic Outlook: Mapping the Road Ahead | Register
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