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Emergency Preparedness Week

This May 7-13 is Emergency Preparedness Week, an annual national event supported by Public Safety Canada and emergency management organizations throughout the country. During this time, everyone is encouraged to think about what they would do in an emergency, and take action to ensure they are prepared if disaster strikes. Having a response plan ready before an emergency occurs is an important part of occupational health and safety. A comprehensive toolkit for emergency response planning has recently been updated; this toolkit is a great resource you can use in your workplace to make sure everyone knows what to do in an emergency. For additional information and resources related to Emergency Preparedness Week in Alberta, visit 

Automated Inspection Phone Line

In an effort to streamline processes, the City of Medicine Hat Planning and Development Safety Codes Services will be discontinuing the automated inspections phone line (403.529.8208) effective May 15, 2023. Bookings will only be accepted by web form or ePermit, or you can continue to email requests to    

Planning & Development Services is happy to help show you how to book an inspection on the portal if you are not used to this process, so please feel free to contact them at or call 403.529.8374.  You can also view the user guide for more information. 

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Public Matters Podcast

Second Episode of the City’s Public Matters Podcast is Now Streaming

The brand-new episode explores the ins and outs of road construction and potholes in the city. 

Hosts Mayor Clark and Jay Hitchen are joined by Councillor Alison Van Dyke, Chair of the Energy and Infrastructure Committee, and Pat Bohan, director of City assets, who provide insights into the challenges and opportunities regarding maintaining Medicine Hat’s road infrastructure. 

The episode covers a wide range of topics, including the impact of weather on road conditions, the role of technology in road maintenance, and some upcoming projects.  

Public Matters is available on many popular podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio , Spotify, Castro, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music and more. To learn more about the podcast, hosts and upcoming topics visit,   

Advocacy in Action

What Are Your Economic and Fiscal Priorities for the Next Alberta Government? 

With the election less than a month away, the Alberta Chambers of Commerce network is launching the latest survey in our Alberta Perspectives market research program — this one focused on priorities for the province.  

 Your opinions and feedback mean a lot to us. The survey will take ~10 min to complete and is open until 5:00PM on May 26th.  

Help us shape our perspectives here: 

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Questions for the Election Forums 

The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce will be holding two election forums next week.

  • For the Brooks-Medicine Hat residents, a meet and greet will be held at 6 pm with the forum beginning at 7 pm on May 17th.
  • For the Cypress-Medicine Hat residents, a meet and greet will be held at 6 pm with the forum beginning at 7 pm on May 18th.

Do you have questions you would like to have asked during the upcoming provincial election? Email us at

Next Level Events

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The Conference

The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is bringing a large-scale professional development conference to Southern Alberta. Hosting a panel of speakers that present new concepts and ideas that Medicine Hat has never seen before. This event will not only be an amazing learning opportunity but also will attract business owners from all over the province. 'The Conference' is going to feature a wide variety of speakers including topics of interest such as economic development, operational strategies, marketing, leadership, and motivation. 'The Conference' is perfect for long-term business owners looking to grow on a wide scale.

This "new to" Medicine Hat Event looks to bridge the gap of learning opportunities within an ecosystem presented to professionals within and outside of the city. 'The Conference' will pack all this content into ONE DAY - Friday, May 26th. It's an event you won't want to miss!

Get your event passport here

Thank you to our Conference Sponsor:


Enriching Your Business

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Contact JoAnne Letkeman, Exclusive Chamber Group Advisor, 403-504-2166 ext 1.

Fuelling the Business Community

New Members!

We would like to welcome Design Kitchens & Counter Tops and Crumbl Cookies to the Chamber Family!

We continually look forward to helping our members during their business journey and wish each the best in all future endeavors. We are extremely happy to have such amazing members, and are very glad that we can serve a part in that journey! Keep your eye out for more new member posts moving forward!

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Canada Post's Small Business Tales of Triumph Contest  

Behind every small business is a tale of triumph and Canada Post wants to hear yours! Share your tale for a chance to win millions of people’s hearts along with more than $100,000 in services, media, and professional support that will help you start the next chapter of your story. Whether your business is just opening its doors, has the most loyal customers, or is finding ways to give back to the community and environment— Canada Post would love to hear about it.  

Applications close May 12th, 2023. Enter today!  

Applications for 2023 City of Medicine Hat Development Incentives Open May 15 

Applications for three development incentives will open starting Monday, May 15 at 9 a.m. Businesses can learn more and apply at Applicants that meet the criteria will be accepted on a first come first served basis.   

The 2023 development incentives include: 

  • Waterfront District Housing Incentive 
  • Waterfront District Vibrancy Incentive 
  • Infill Incentive 
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Other Events

May 3rd-31st: Making Procurement a Part of Your Small Business Plan | Register

May 18th: EDC- Expanding Your Business South of the Border | Register

May 10th: Startup Women and Zendesk Customer Experience Best Practices | Register 

May 24th: Startup Women Industry Advisory Circle: Women in Agriculture | Register 

May 29th: #StartupChats AccessAbility Week | Register

May 31: Startup Women Webinar: How to Build Customer Trust with a Solid Brand Strategy | Register 

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