City of Medicine Hat: Airport Runway and Taxiway Rehabilitation

In March 2017, the City of Medicine Hat received nearly $13 million in federal funding through Transport Canada's Airports Capital Assistance Program. The funding will go towards the rehabilitation of Medicine Hat's Airport Runway 03-21 and Taxiway A. The facility, which was originally constructed in 1964, has not seen any major surface treatments in over 20 years. Construction on Phase 1 of the project is expected to commence August 21, 2017. Phase 1 consists of the replacement of the subsurface drainage system as well as the airfield electrical systems. To minimize the disruption to the airport operations, construction will be completed during the nighttime hours between 9:30 pm and 4:30 am for approximately 11 weeks, weather dependent. Read More

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News We're Following for the Week of June 26 - 30, 2017

Feds Announce Closer Ties with Germany on Agricultural Research - Canadian Manufacturing
Canadian Employers Need Longer Term Workforce Planning to Stay Competitive - Canadian Insider
Trans Mountain Pipeline will Proceed Despite B.C. Shakeup, Trudeau Says - Globe and Mail
What the B.C. NDP-Green Deal Could Mean for Rest of Canada - Maclean's
Ottawa's Foreign Policy Pivot Began Before Liberals Took Office: Reports - Metro News
Morneau Defends Infrastructure Bank Independence as His Plan Faces a Rough Ride in the Senate - Globe and Mail
U.S. Dairy Farmers Want Canada to Overturn New Laws on Ultrafiltered Milk - CTV News
Business Leaders Survey Reflects Optimism for the Future - Calgary Economic Development
U.S. Not Committed to Completing NAFTA Talks by End of 2017: Trump's Trade Czar - Vancouver Sun
2nd Wave of Softwood Lumber Duties Sets Up 'Dangerous' Talks for Canada - CBC
Justin Trudeau Calls Idea that Canada's Steel Could Threaten U.S. Security 'Just Silly' - Global News
Minister Garneau Participates in the G7 Transport Ministers' Meeting in Italy - Canadian Insider
NAFTA Renegotiation: U.S. to Take 'Do-No-Harm' Approach With Talks, Lighthizer Says - The Huffington Post
America Expected to Play Hardball When it Brings in Second Round of Softwood Lumber Duties Today - Financial Post
Softwood dispute will have to be resolved outside of NAFTA: Canadian Chamber of Commerce - BNN
By the End of 2017, Softwood Lumber Will Cost Almost 7% More to Sell to the U.S. - Global News
How Oil Prices are Messing with the Bank of Canada's Interest Rate Math - Canadian Business
Alberta Stands Firm in Support of Forestry - Government of Alberta
Canada in the Right on Softwood Dispute, Will Keep Working with U.S.: Trudeau - Globe and Mail
Canada First: Canada Regains Ranking as World's Most Reputable Country - Canada Insider
CETA held up by disputes over drugs and cheese - BNN
John Horgan Will Be B.C.'s New Premier. What Comes Next? - Yahoo News
Canada's Economy Grows 0.2 percent in April - Globe and Mail
NAFTA Negotiations Key for Life and Health Insurers' Prosperity, Says CLHIA - Life Pro Health
Premier Notley Congratulates Next B.C. Premier - Government of Alberta

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5 Minutes for Business: Modernizing NAFTA - Come Join Our Campaign

As business communities around the world rise up to advocate the benefits of trade, in this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, Canadian Chamber of Commerce Senior Director, Financial and Tax Policy, reflects on how the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is supporting the bilateral trade relationship between Canada and the U.S. through its efforts and future visits to key U.S. states. With the Canadian Chamber playing a direct role in Canada's NAFTA negotiations, we're encouraging businesses, large and small, in all sectors to join forces in building an effective strategy to ensure the future of trade. Read this edition of 5 Minutes for Business to find out what opportunities Hendrik foresees for trade negotiations and what you can do to put the power of the network behind NAFTA.

Business Beat: Don’t Use Alternative Facts to Make Business Decisions

With so much information coming at us everyday, it’s hard to tell what is truth and what is just garnering headlines. We live in a politically charged world and some individuals and organizations put out false information for their own gain. Business owners often don’t have the time to sift through all the mediums, yet, accurate information is imperative for making solid business decisions. Industry trends, demographics, competitor changes — these are just a few things a business owner needs to be aware of and stay on top of to be profitable in the long run. So where can entrepreneurs strapped for time go to get reliable information? Here are a few dependable source. Read More...

New Member: Towerview Ranch Ltd.

Towerview Ranch was established in 1979 and consists of 4,050 acres of tame and native pastures, with adequate grass production, 480 acres rented pasture land, and grazing allotments in a community pasture as well as PFRA pastures. The Towerview herd consists of 200 commercial cows and 80 elite purebred Gelbvieh females. They use a strong AI program, as well as using some of the best walking sires available. Bulls are sold at private treaty, as well as at the spring bull sale. A few females are marketed through the Canadian Western Agribition Gelbvieh Sale and the Gelbvieh Wishlist sale. The Towerview program is geared to low birth weights and curve bending growth. Calves are raised alongside their mothers, without creep feed or irrigated pastures. A lot of emphasis is on strong maternal traits, including calving ease, milk production and temperament. Our commercial cows calve starting the first week in April and are sold the end of October, with our calves consistently at the top of the market each year. Our heifers calve out alongside our cows, on pasture, and never calving earlier than the cows or having any worries about their abilities to calve on their own.

Nomination Packages for the 2017 Municipal General Election

An information package for potential candidates for City Council and School Boards is now available at City Hall, School Board offices, and on the City's website. Nomination papers are included in the package, as well as key dates for advanced polls for the October 16 Election Day. The Returning Officer will be accepting nominations papers 8 a.m. until noon on Monday, September 18, in Council Chambers, City Hall, 580 First Street SE, Medicine Hat. For further information contact: Angela Cruickshank, City Clerk, Returning Officer, City of Medicine Hat, (403) 529-8234.

New Member: The Co-Operators - Northlands

At The Co-Operators you can get coverage for the important things in life. Find the insurance coverage and investments you need, all in one place. Including auto, life, farm, investments, home, travel, business and even group insurance.

Remember to Send in Your Request for Information Forms

The City of Medicine Hat Tax Assessment department has mailed out Request for Information (RFI) packages to property owners of improved non-residential property class. This process of collecting property related data is the first step towards developing the 2018 assessment roll and ensures the assessment roll reflects current market information. Completing the RFI is an important part of the tax assessment process and higher response rates will increase the statistical confidence level in the resulting assessment values. For property owners to be eligible to appeal their 2018 assessment, they must respond completely to a RFI by the August 1, 2017 deadline and we encourage property owners to submit their request for information by the deadline in order to retain your ability to participate in the assessment appeal process. As always, property owners are encouraged to contact the Assessment department directly if they have questions regarding their property assessment or if they require any assistance in completing their request for information forms. The Assessment Department can be contacted at (403) 529-8114 or [email protected].