Medicine Hat Minute: Efficient Generator, Unemployment Rate, and a New Boardroom Name
Medicine Hat Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Medicine Hat politics
This Week In Medicine Hat:
This morning, at 8:00 am, the Public Services Committee will meet. The Committee will hear a Managing Director’s Service Area update on a variety of topics including the Moose Recreation Centre, shelter services, and the Royal Hotel Fire. Also on the agenda are the Medalta 2021 annual report and a Towne Square update. The Committee will also go in-camera to discuss two items - the Medalta 2023-2024 budget and the Monarch Theatre.
- The Municipal Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday at 2:30 pm to discuss a land use bylaw amendment to rezone 155 Ash Avenue SE from Community Services (CS) to High Density Mixed Use (MU-HD).
- Run for the Cure is looking for more Hatters to join in the event which raises money for breast cancer research. Interested runners - or walkers - can sign up for either a 1-kilometre or 5-kilometre route online. The event takes place on October 2nd at the Kin Coulee Park bandshell. Registration begins at 8:00 am and the run begins at 9:00 am.
Last Week In Medicine Hat:
The community boardroom at the Medicine Hat Police Service was given the Blackfoot name Aahkoinnimaan ni, which means “sacred pipe.” The Miywasin Friendship Centre and the MHPS held a naming ceremony last week where Elder of the Kainai Nation, Charlie Fox, chose the name. A new mural was also painted inside the boardroom.
- A new generator system was installed at the Big Marble Go Centre to cut down on wasted energy and decrease the building’s carbon footprint. The system uses recovered hot air generated from a motor instead of letting it escape into the air, increasing efficiency and cutting energy costs. Council should really look at adding one of these at City Hall - plenty of hot air to go around in that place!
- New unemployment figures were released by Statistics Canada. Analysis of the numbers shows that Southern Alberta posted the lowest jobless rates in the province, which itself sits below the national average. The Medicine Hat-Lethbridge region had an unemployment rate of 3.9% last month. Alberta’s rate is 5.4%.
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