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Daily COVID-19 Update: March 31, 2020 Supports for Business Prime Minister announces new partnerships with Canadian industries to fight COVID-19 The Government of Canada has signed new procurement agreements with Canadian companies to purchase and boost capacity to manufacture equipment and supplies including portable ventilators, surgical masks, and rapid testing kits. The government has ordered…

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Daily COVID-19 Update: March 30, 2020 Supports for Business City Assessments Notices Delayed Due to the challenges of the recent COVID-19 crisis and the impact on department operations, the City of Medicine Hat is extending the notice of assessment date. For Single Family Residential and Farmland, the mail date was February 28th with a notice…

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Daily COVID 19 Update: March 27, 2020 Supports for Business Wage Subsidy for Employers A major change was announced today by the Prime Minister in his daily press conference. The previously announced 10% wage subsidy has been increased to 75% to help small businesses keep operating and retain their employees.  This 75 per cent wage…

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Daily COVID-19 Update: March 25, 2020 Supports for Individuals Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). This taxable benefit would provide $2,000 a month for up to four months for workers who lose their income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CERB combines the previously announced Emergency Care Benefit and Emergency Support Benefit. Who is…

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If you suspect you have COVID-19, call 811 before visiting any medical services. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today outlined Canada’s whole-of-government response to COVID-19, by establishing a more than $1 billion COVID-19 Response Fund. This comprehensive approach includes measures already underway to respond to the outbreak, as well as new investments to limit the…

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As part of an ongoing Corporate Initiative to enhance service to our residents and customers, Planning & Development Services (P&DS) has recently completed the new CityView Electronic Permit System (EPS). This new EPS will unite two older legacy systems (Permit Tracking and Business License) which have been in place since approximately 2005. These old legacy…

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Travel Alberta’s Canada’s West Marketplace Scholarship Program supports Alberta-based tourism businesses offering export-ready products or services by providing financial support and coaching to attend the annual Canada’s West Marketplace. We encourage export-ready, Alberta-based tourism operators to review the criteria to see if this program can help you grow your business. CWM SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES Scholars qualify for Travel Alberta investment for…

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Canada’s future depends on our young people being able to get the good, well-paying jobs they need to succeed. Creating more opportunities for young people to gain valuable skills and experience will strengthen our economy and help build a Canada where no one is left behind. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced an investment…

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Canadians expect their government to take ambitious action to protect our environment, while growing our economy and creating new jobs and opportunities for workers and businesses. To do this, we must support measures to accelerate Canada’s clean energy transition and help our businesses adopt the sustainable technologies of the future. Today, at the global mineral…

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Farm Credit Canada is now accepting applications from registered charities and non-profit organizations in rural Canada for the FCC AgriSpirit Fund. It will award $1.5 million in funding this year. The application deadline is March 31, 2020 and FCC will announce the selected projects in August. For the past 16 years, FCC has awarded rural community groups…

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