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The Voice: January 30th, 2023

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Your Weekly Tune Up Get the Scoop on the Bank of Canada’s Latest Monetary Policy Report and Interest Rate Hike  Last week the Bank of Canada announcement marked its eighth interest rate hike, bringing it up to 4.50%. Though inflation shows signs of coming down, it remains triple the Bank’s target rate as Canada’s economy…

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The Voice January 23rd, 2023

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Your Weekly Tune Up You’re not alone – check out this Canadian Survey on Business Conditions    Business obstacles, inflationary pressures, debt constraints, labour challenges, supply chain issues, digital adoption all pose demanding challenges. Looking ahead, business expectations remain in check with the potentially recessionary conditions that await them in the new year. What remains to…

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The Voice: January 16th, 2023

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Your Weekly Tune Up NEW Occupational Health and Safety resources  Reminder – new changes will take effect on March 31, 2023. A three-year review plan is now in place to chart out which parts of the OHS Code will be reviewed next and to ensure the OHS Code is kept current.   Visit the OHS Resource…

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The Voice: January 9th, 2023

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Your Weekly Tune Up Congratulations to new City Manager, Ann Mitchell  Mitchell will vacate her current position as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of Lethbridge County where she has served in the role since 2018. Prior to that, she was the CAO in the Municipality of Sioux Lookout from 2012-2018, the Township of Pelee, Ontario, from…

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The Voice: December 19th, 2022

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What is Local First? Local First is a campaign created with community partners to help promote the businesses within Medicine Hat and District. There is so much more to supporting local than just shopping. Hiring, contracting, promoting or visiting local keeps money in OUR community and contributes to the vitality of our region. Now more than ever,…

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The Voice: December 12th, 2022

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Your Weekly Tune Up New energy pricing plans for utility customers start January 1 The City of Medicine Hat introduced new energy pricing plans for electricity and natural gas that take effect Jan. 1, 2023. For residential, farm, and small and medium commercial customers, the new offerings for both electricity and natural gas include a…

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The Voice: December 5th, 2022

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Your Weekly Tune Up Alberta Speech from the Throne The fourth session of the 30th legislature opened with a speech from the throne delivered by Her Honour, the Honourable Salma Lakhani. There was a focus on affordability, highlighting a proposed Inflation Relief Act. The speech also made mention of the healthcare reform action plan. Jobs…

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The Voice: November 28th, 2022

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Your Weekly Tune Up Alberta’s government is doubling 211 funding  Alberta 211 provides a single point of contact for information and seamless connections to health services and organizations that support a range of addiction and mental health challenges with funding doubling to more than $15 million over three years to help people of all ages…

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The Voice: November 21st, 2022

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Your Weekly Tune Up Medicine Hat Living Wage Data The Alberta Living Wage Network (ALWN or “the Network”) has released updated living wage numbers for 2022. A living wage reflects the hourly amount needed to cover actual costs of living in a specific community. Different from the legislated mandatory minimum wage, which is the same…

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The Voice: November 14th, 2022

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Your Weekly Tune Up Photo from Alberta Government Mandate Letters to Provincial Government Ministers  Premier Danielle Smith has issued mandate letters to the multiple Government Minister to address various issues. The Ministers of Energy, Environment and Protected Areas, Justice, Public Safety and Emergency Services, and Trade, Immigration and Multiculturalism received letters outlining actions for the…

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