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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: December 6th, 2021

December 6, 2021

Your Weekly Tune Up According to the mid-year update, the province continues to see strong improvements in the economy, confirming that Alberta’s Recovery Plan to support job creation and broaden the economy is working. Alberta has gained more than 103,000 jobs since the start of the year. According to the October jobs report, the unemployment…

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The Voice: November 29th, 2021

November 29, 2021

Your Weekly Tune Up Alberta’s new Investment and Growth Fund is attracting investments to the province, including GoodLeaf Farms’ standing up operations in Calgary. The country’s largest commercial vertical farming company will build a 74,000 square foot indoor farm in the city, after receiving a $2.73-million incentive to locate to Alberta. The company will create…

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The Voice: November 22nd, 2021

November 22, 2021

Your Weekly Tune Up On Wednesday, November 24, the City will host an information session at the Veiner Centre from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. regarding parks and recreation facilities around the city. Numerous city staff from various departments will be on hand the same day from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the auditorium…

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The Voice: November 15th, 2021

November 15, 2021

Your Weekly Tune Up Patrons entering businesses and venues taking part in the REP will be required to show one of the following: Alberta vaccine record with a QR code Canadian Armed Forces vaccine record First Nations immunization record Vaccine records issued by other provinces and territories ArriveCan app for international travellers and valid international…

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The Voice: November 8th, 2021

November 8, 2021

Your Weekly Tune Up Development of the Northwest Industrial Area Structure Plan (ASP) enters the next stage in the planning process and is now ready for public viewing on Shape Your City, with the project team collecting feedback until November 24, 2021. To learn more and share feedback, visit https://shapeyourcity.medicinehat.ca/northwest-industrial-plan. View the frequently asked questions…

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The Voice: November 1st, 2021

November 1, 2021

Your Weekly Tune Up In this fall sitting, the government has already proposed the following notable pieces of legislation: Captive Insurance Companies Act Advanced Education Statutes Amendment Act Infrastructure Accountability Act Labour Mobility Act Arts Professions Recognition Act Changes to the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act and revised regulations take effect on Dec. 1. Key changes…

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The Voice: October 25th, 2021

October 25, 2021

Your Weekly Tune Up OH&S recently provided guidance that employers are required to treat COVID-19 as a workplace hazard. Similar to other workplace hazards, employers are obligated to “eliminate a hazard wherever possible”. The guidance from OH&S identifies vaccinations as an effective control of the hazard and a first choice in addressing the hazard. If…

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The Voice: October 18th, 2021

October 18, 2021

Your Weekly Tune Up The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is introducing a new way to confirm authorized representatives using My Account or My Business Account. Whether you’re an individual or a business, the new two-step digital process will help you protect your tax information and make authorizing new representatives more efficient and secure. Learn more.…

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The Voice: October 12th, 2021

October 12, 2021

Your Weekly Tune Up Voters have a choice of location to cast their vote early: • Hockey Hounds Recreation Centre at 39 10 Street NE • Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Grandstand Banquet Room at 2055 21 Avenue SE Advance polls are open: Saturday, Oct. 9: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12: 2…

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The Voice: October 4th, 2021

October 4, 2021

Your Weekly Tune Up The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation was established through legislation passed earlier this spring, and is a direct response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action number 80. Many individuals took the time to learn, reflect and better understand the meaning and intent behind the day as we…

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