Medicine Hat Minute: Redcliff Days, COVID Protocols, and the Election Heats Up

Medicine Hat Minute: Redcliff Days, COVID Protocols, and the Election Heats Up


Medicine Hat Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Medicine Hat politics


This Week In Medicine Hat:

  • Another quiet week for Council, with no meetings scheduled at all this week. Council will be back next Tuesday, however, for a regular City Council meeting.

  • Things definitely aren't quiet on the election campaign trail though. The upcoming municipal election is shaping up to be one for the record books, with 24 candidates vying for Council positions. This will be the largest field in Medicine Hat's municipal political arena in 20 years.

  • Finally, if you're looking for something to keep your kids busy, the Link Fellowship Church is holding a back to school BBQ for Grade 7-12 students on Wednesday.


Last Week In Medicine Hat:

  • Redcliff Days returned to Medicine Hat last Friday and things were certainly in full swing after being delayed earlier this year due to COVID-19. From the sidewalk sale, Friday night under the lights, live music or the beer gardens, what was your favourite part of Redcliff days this year?

  • The City has launched a new bus fare system, with single-ride tickets now costing $3.25 while a $6.50 all-day ticket replaces the old transfer system. A new bus route, primarily designed to service Medicine Hat College has also been launched.

  • With no clear policy direction of their own, the City has opted to leave it to artists when it comes to what COVID-19 protocols should be in place at the venues they perform. Do you agree with this decision by Council? Will it impact what artists you decide to attend live and in-person?



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