Medicine Hat Minute: Candidate Surveys, Vacant Space, and a Food Court Reprieve
Medicine Hat Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Medicine Hat politics
This Week In Medicine Hat:
It’s going to be reasonably steady at City Hall this week with two meetings scheduled, starting with a Regular Medicine Hat City Council meeting at 6:30 pm today. Council will kick off this meeting In-Camera (in secret), for the expansively vague reason of “advice from officials”, to discuss a few Public Services Division items and a Corporate Services Division item.
- On Thursday, there will be a meeting of the Energy and Infrastructure Committee at 3:30 pm. Unfortunately, there’s not much to report back, as the meeting will also be In-Camera (in secret), also to discuss “advice from officials”.
- Finally, this week we will be sending out a survey to all the prospective mayoral and council candidates in the upcoming municipal election, asking them questions on a wide range of topics, including whether they think property taxes are too high, too low, the role of the municipal government, and a whole lot more! We look forward to hearing what all the candidates have to say and will make their answers available to you on our website as soon as possible.
Last Week In Medicine Hat:
- It’s going to be an interesting election, to say the least, especially considering the pandemic. Campaigning in this year's municipal election has presented unique challenges to candidates looking to get their message out to voters. The winners come election day will most likely be decided by those who found ways to innovate and market their ideas despite the challenges of COVID-19.
- The massive empty space that is the unfinished Sun facility, in the City's Northwest, looks like it is to remain empty, at least for the foreseeable future. Aurora Cannabis announced that it's looking at more facility closures, including seeking a buyer or someone to lease the unfinished facility.
- After initially being blocked from re-opening, the Medicine Hat Mall announced that it will be able to reopen its food court for in-person dining, after all, thanks to changes to the provincial government's Restriction Exemption Program.
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