New Member: Baymont Inn & Suites

At Baymont Inn & Suites, we know how comforting it is to feel like you're in familiar territory, especially when you're away from home. We don't believe in pomp and circumstance here - just warm, inviting hospitality. We call it good old hometown hospitality. So come on in and relax. We also have banquet facilities that include our convention hall, with 2 meeting rooms; they are a great place to host company gatherings.

Business Beat: Starting Up Is Hard To Do, Or Is It?

A lot of time, effort, money and hard work goes into starting up a business and some still fail. It is this knowledge and the process itself that sometimes gets in the way of the best ideas moving from concept to reality. While some would say that, the traditional method of starting a business should in fact be hard, as this weeds out those not ‘tough’ enough to be successful in business, I would argue that just getting started is the key to success in business. Many experts are proponents of iterative business development, a process where you don’t wait until you have all the answers and full business plan, to get your venture underway. Rather, you just start. Read More

Transit Adjusting Schedules to Improve Reliability

Adjustments to improve on-time performance are being made to Medicine Hat Transit (MHT) route schedules. Changes will be effective as of Monday, September 25. Routes previously scheduled to take 30 minutes to travel from one end to the other will now take 35 minutes, with round trips taking 70 minutes. Adding time to certain sections of routes where bottlenecks have been experienced, including Maple Avenue overpass, Dunmore Road and College Hill will help ensure routes are reliable and predictable and transfers can be made as scheduled. These changes will be implemented to immediately improve system performance and customer experience. Additionally, City staff are working on a plan to return MHT to the old system and find new solutions as directed by City Council at the September 18 regular council meeting.

Adjustments to the routes as well as revised 35 minute schedule are included in the new MHT fold out brochure which is accessible online now at Additional staff will be distributing new schedules on the buses Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22. Schedules will also be available from the Transit Information desk located in the Esplanade.

The temporary Helpline (403-525-8900) will continue to be operational until Friday, October 6 to assist with route planning and to answer questions about the transit system.

For further information, please contact:
Simon Amos
Manager of Community Access
City of Medicine Hat

City of Medicine: Nomination Day

Nomination Day for the 2017 Medicine Hat Municipal & School Board Election took place on September 18th from 8 am until noon in Medicine Hat Council Chambers. There are Mayor/Chief Elected Official (1 position), Councillor (8 positions), Public School Board Trustee (5 positions), Separate (Catholic) School Board Trustee (5 positions). The list on nominees is now finalized and available here. For more information about the October 16 election, please visit the City web site. For help locating your Election Zone and Voting Station, use the new app on the City's website.

For further information please contact:
Angela Cruickshank, Returning Officer
City Clerk
City of Medicine Hat
[email protected]

Funding Announced for Mental Health Needs at Medicine Hat College

The Government of Alberta is providing $175,000 to Medicine Hat College for the next three years. This new, equitable funding is part of the $25.8-million investment to protect and improve mental health resources for post-secondary students at all publicly funded institutions across Alberta between 2017 and 2020. Denise Henning, president of Medicine Hat College said “We really care about the success of every student and work hard to anticipate and meet individual needs. This funding increases our capacity to provide support, and that will help students succeed on campus and in their future careers. The whole province wins.” Staff at Medicine Hat College will now work to identify how best to use these funds to best support the mental health of students.

In June 2017, the province announced new funding that increases and  improves mental health supports for post-secondary students across Alberta. Last year, the college received $40,000 from the Alberta Students’ Executive Council, which provided provincial government grant funds to many college campuses across Alberta. The 2016 National College Health Assessment survey conducted at 10 post-secondary institutions across the province showed a high incidence of anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts. With good mental health supports in place, mental well-being is linked to academic achievement, learning, retention and future achievement.

M2M Discount Program Offering: Adam's Jewellery

15% off regular priced merchandise

5 Chances to Win with Startup Canada: September Deadlines Approaching

New Occupational Health and Safety Resources Now Available

Sunday Road Closure for South Raliway Street Paving

Pending good weather, construction crews will work this Sunday, September 17, to pave the top lift on South Railway Street SE from 2nd Street SE to just south of The Post Thrift Store entrance. Sunday was chosen to have a minimal impact on traffic and the Downtown. Please see the map showing the road closure area. The City thanks residents and businesses for their ongoing patience and understanding as this important infrastructure project has been underway. Please continue to obey all signs and traffic lights, yield to pedestrians at intersections and drive carefully in the Downtown work areas. For more information contact Downtown Project, Environmental Utilities Department, (403) 529-8179.

News We're Following for the Week of September 11 - 15, 2017.