Medicine Hat Minute: Rib-Fest Returns, Sunshine Skillet, and an Invest Medicine Hat Report

Medicine Hat Minute: Rib-Fest Returns, Sunshine Skillet, and an Invest Medicine Hat Report


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


This Week In Medicine Hat:

  • It's going to be another reasonably quiet ahead at City Hall, with only one meeting scheduled, after a meeting of the Energy and Infrastructure Committee on Thursday was cancelled.

  • Today's Regular Medicine Hat City Council meeting will begin at 6:30 pm with four separate in-camera (in secret) reports before opening the meeting to the public. Of particular note, Council will receive a mid-year update from two of the employees of Invest Medicine Hat who formed a company in February to become the sole bidder to privatize Invest Medicine Hat. In total, only 2 of the 8 reports or presentations made today will be in public.

  • Don't forget to mark August 28th on your calendar, as the inaugural PorchFest is set to make its way to Medicine Hat and is part of what organizers call a global movement with the last Saturday of August known internationally as Play Music on your Porch Day, apparently. Who knew?


Last Week In Medicine Hat:

  • The Medicine Hat and District Food Bank are in need of some assistance and two popular Medicine Hat food events have teamed up in an effort to benefit their cause. The Sunshine Skillet will, for $100, send a box of local ingredients to participants who will be able to cook them with virtual help from an experienced chef, in the comfort of their own home. All proceeds will go to support the Food Bank.

  • If you noticed a delicious smell wafting over the parking lot at Murray-Chev Cadillac and followed your nose over the weekend, you would have found the return of Ribfest. After last year's festivities were exclusively drive-thru, this year festivities reopened to in-person revelry.

  • The most well-known legal U-turn location in Medicine Hat is legal no more. The City says the U-turn from First Street SE onto South Railway Street is not in keeping with the pedestrian-friendly plan for Towne Square and the broader Waterfront District and a traffic study is underway throughout downtown.




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