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The Medicine Hat Chamber Business News page has everything to offer from advocacy efforts, business news and resources, Chamber updates and stories, Covid-19 updates, Alberta Chamber updates as well as Canadian Chamber updates. As a result the Chamber 'News' page also holds our weekly blog called 'the Voice' which is posted every Monday updating you with Advocacy, Covid-19, Local News, Economic impacts, Important funding and so much more all in one place. Subscribe today so you get 'the Voice' every Monday the second it comes out!

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The Voice: September 18th, 2023

September 18, 2023

Your Weekly Tune Up Changes to the repayment terms for Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) loans  The Government of Canada announced changed to CEBA loans. To qualify for the forgivable portion of the loan (up to $20,000): Businesses must pay the full amount of a CEBA loan by January 18; or Have a refinance plan…

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The Voice: September 11th, 2023

September 11, 2023

Your Weekly Tune Up Council approves Cost Pressure Relief Program The Cost Pressure Relief Program includes the following: a) $200 per month for the months of August, September, October and November be applied to each Residential Utility Account holder, including residential units represented by condo associations and other housing-based associations as a community cost pressure…

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The Voice: September 5th, 2023

September 5, 2023

Your Weekly Tune Up Alberta Culture Days 2023 marks the 15-year anniversary of Alberta Culture Days. Throughout September, Albertans can visit numerous locations across the province to celebrate the province’s rich and vibrant culture. Artists, cultural groups, writers, dancers, filmmakers and musicians will be displaying their work that plays an integral part of weaving the…

Policy Win: Predictable and Fair Market Value Assessments

August 29, 2023

One of the central purposes of a Chamber of Commerce is to act as a conduit for conversation between the business community and all levels of government. In Medicine Hat, our business community shares the challenges they are experiencing through our regular Policy Council meetings and ad hoc task force meetings.  During and following these…

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The Voice: August 28th, 2023

August 28, 2023

Your Weekly Tune Up Canadians can now view their Social Insurance Number online As part of modernization efforts, Service Canada has improved the online My Service Canada Account (MSCA) to allow anyone with an account to view their Social Insurance Number (SIN) or view the status of their new SIN application securely online. Register Apply…

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The Voice: August 21st, 2023

August 21, 2023

Your Weekly Tune Up Changes to lab service delivery in Alberta An agreement in principle has been reached with ownership of DynaLIFE to transfer staff, equipment and property in all regions of the province to Alberta Precision Laboratories. This work will be completed in phases with the full transition expected to be completed by December…

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The Voice: August 14th, 2023

August 14, 2023

Your Weekly Tune Up “The Remembered Corner” – Telus Series Interview Thank you to Isabela Josey for providing the Chamber the opportunity to be a guest on her TELUS STORYHIVE series, “The Remembered Corner”. This series features various businesses, leaders and organizations in our community to profile what we love about this corner of the…

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The Voice: August 8th, 2023

August 8, 2023

Your Weekly Tune Up Local Spending Tracker Shows Some Signs of Change Ahead  Canadian consumers kept spending in the second quarter of 2023, continuing a trend of resilience in the face of higher interest rates and affordability challenges. But will this summer finally mark a turning point? In the Canadian Chamber latest data dive, indications…

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The Voice: July 31st, 2023

July 31, 2023

Your Weekly Tune Up 50 years of protecting human rights in Alberta 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the Alberta Human Rights Commission. To encourage public engagement and broaden understanding of human rights, the commission has compiled a provincial human rights resource list that includes numerous events, webinars, podcasts, videos, books and reports as part…

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The Voice: July 24th, 2023

July 24, 2023

Your Weekly Tune Up News from the Province… Premier names parliamentary secretaries  Mandate letters to ministers [2023]  New funding for emissions-reducing technologies  Securing 10,000 Alberta homes to high-speed internet   June Labour Force Survey: Statement from Minister Jones  Premier names cabinet committees  Strong year-end positions Alberta for stability  New arrangement expands work opportunities for Canadian…


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