Medicine Hat Minute: Voting Info, Candidate Info, and Campaigning Heats Up
Medicine Hat Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Medicine Hat politics
This Week In Medicine Hat:
It’s going to be a relatively busy week with three meetings scheduled, starting on Tuesday with a meeting of the Corporate Services Committee at 12:00 pm. On Thursday, there will be a meeting of the Energy and Infrastructure Committee at 3:30 pm and the Audit Committee at 4:15 pm.
- If you haven’t already had the chance to get out and vote early, you can still do so from Tuesday to Friday 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and on Saturday from 1:00 am to 4:00 pm. There are two advanced polling locations: the Hockey Hounds Recreation Centre, and the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Grandstand Banquet Room. If you can’t make it on those days, you'll have to vote on election day: Monday, October 18th.
- To help you decide who to vote for, we sent out a questionnaire to all the Mayoral and Council candidates last week. A bunch of candidates have responded already and their answers will be going up on our website, under Election 2021 in the menu later today. We’ll upload more responses as candidates send them back to us over the next week.
Last Week In Medicine Hat:
- It looks like the City has been cleared of any "material wrongdoing" during the Invest Medicine Hat scandal, following a third-party report on how the City acted while contracting out its land sales department and economic development wing. Others aren’t so accepting of the report, however, with some calling for a deeper investigation into the matter. What do you think?
- The unemployment rate for the Lethbridge-Medicine Hat region jumped from 4.9% in August to 5.7% in September, but remains the lowest in the Province. In stark contrast, Calgary’s unemployment rate sits at 9.2%, the worst unemployment rate in the Province.
- The City-owned and managed Co-op Place held a grand opening ceremony last Friday, welcoming a large number of fans for the first time in nearly 18 months. Officials with the City of Medicine Hat and South Country Co-op were on hand at the ribbon-cutting ceremony to re-announce the naming rights partnership signed one year ago.
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