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New Member: Grass City Growers

February 1, 2019

At Grass City Growers, we are here to help the avid seasonal gardener grow into a year-round expert. We have solutions for all indoor gardeners. Hydroponic pros, or inexperienced hobbyists can find everything needed to grow an amazing indoor garden year-round. We are working with quality wholesalers to bring our shelves top quality products from reputable companies…

Counterfeit Currency: Do You Know What to Look For?

January 31, 2019

The RCMP in Spruce Grove were alerted by businesses that counterfeit currency was being circulated. The currency was missing several security features and was printed on regular paper instead of the new polymer material. In addition, one legitimate bill  had been altered. RCMP advise businesses to be cautious when accepting any denominations of cash and…

Federal Government Announces Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

January 31, 2019

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) was pleased with the announcement of federal government’s  Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP). With the closure of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (now Immigration, Refugess and Citizenship Canada) offices across Canada since 2012, many rural and northern communities ability to attract, retain and service newcomers and international students was…

Do You Work From Home? Make Sure You Use These Deductions!

January 31, 2019

What exactly is a home-based business, you ask? There are two possible tests, one of which must be met for a business to qualify as a home-based business. One test is for the home to be the principal (or main) place of business, which generally means that the business does not have a physical location elsewhere outside…

Federal Government Unveils Election 2019 Safeguards

January 31, 2019

The Minister of Democratic Institutions, the Honourable Karina Gould, along with Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, and the Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, announced Canada’s plan to combat threats to the electoral process. A series of actions across a number of areas is meant to strengthen…

Canadian Chamber of Commerce – A Year in Review

January 31, 2019

As the voice of business in communities across the country, our network of chambers of commerce, businesses and associations worked together in the best interest of the Canadian business community—and all Canadians—in a year that brought about many challenges and changes. A lot can happen in one year, but we held strong in our commitments…

City CAO Appoints Commissioner of Public Services

January 31, 2019

Robert Nicolay, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) with the City of Medicine Hat is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Mastel as Commissioner of Public Services. Mastel will replace Karen Charlton, who announced her retirement earlier this month. Mastel has been with the City of Medicine Hat since 2012, and has held the role of…

Province Increases Limit on Oil Production

January 31, 2019

In response to new storage data, Alberta is increasing production in February and March to 3.63 million barrels per day, which is a 75,000-barrel per day increase from the January limit of 3.56 million barrels per day. Alberta’s goal has been to match production levels to what can be shipped using existing pipeline and rail capacity,…

Business Beat: Intellectual Property Options for Protecting your Ideas in Growing your Business

January 30, 2019

Yesterday, local innovators, entrepreneurs, students, and startups were treated to a free seminar on intellectual property protection. The event was sponsored by APEX at the Medicine Hat College. The two-day program featured a main presentation as well as individual meetings during which individuals were given the opportunity to meet one-on-one with intellectual property lawyers and…

Free Public Parking at Cottonwood Parking Lot

January 28, 2019

The east section of the Cottonwood Parking Lot will remain temporarily available beyond January 31st for designated free public parking up to a maximum of 2 hours per day until further notice. Signage will be adjusted accordingly at the east entrance of the lot. The City intends to engage with Downtown stakeholders in the coming…

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