Medicine Hat Minute: Canada Day, Stage Three, and a New Mustard Seed Facility
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This Week In Medicine Hat:
- Thursday is Canada Day and also the start of Stage 3 of the Province's reopening plan. We still don't know exactly what the rules will look like in Stage 3, but we've repeatedly been told that "almost all" rules will be repealed, so we're looking forward to it!
Otherwise, it's going to be a very quiet week at City Hall with no Council meetings planned and only two Committee meetings. The first meeting will be a Public Services Committee Meeting at 12:15 pm today to discuss the City's Parks and Recreation Master Plan and an in-camera (secret) discussion on Public Services Business Items. On Tuesday at 12:45 pm, there will be a Corporate Services Committee Meeting to hold an in-camera (secret) discussion on Corporate Services Division Items and debate a Tax Cancellation Request.
- Finally, on Canada Day things are looking pretty normal, with a full slate of celebratory activities planned at the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede. It's expected that it will be a hot one that day as a heatwave makes its way across the province, so make sure to stay hydrated; especially if you plan on attending the festivities!
Last Week In Medicine Hat:
- On Monday, people gathered for traditional dancing, prayers, a barbeque lunch, and more at Riverside Veterans' Memorial Park for National Indigenous peoples Day. It was the second annual edition of the event.
- On Thursday, the Mustard Seed officially cut the ribbon on their brand new Community Centre on Allowance Avenue and is now ready to serve those in need. This is welcome news for many vulnerable populations in our community.
- COVID-19 continued its downward trend. As of last Wednesday, there were only 21 active cases of COVID-19 in our City.
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