David Collyer is the new board chair of Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA), effective October 1, 2018. Mr. Collyer brings nearly 40 years of experience to the table. He has served as president and CEO of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, president and country chair for Shell in Canada, and co-chair of the Oil Sands Advisory Group. ERA works with government, industry and the innovation community to advance solutions to reduce emissions.
- 2018 (439)
- 2017 (539)
- 2016 (440)
- 2015 (338)
- 2014 (327)
- 2013 (324)
- 2012 (39)
You've worked hard all year long. You've created unique and unforgettable tourism events or experiences, and crafted marketing campaigns to showcase the best of what Alberta has to offer. Now it's time for you to celebrate and shout your story from the rooftops. Applications are open for the 18th Annual Alto Awards and there are some exciting changes to the program for 2018. This year there will be 10 categories of awards to apply for and the winners will be announced at the Alto Awards Gala on October 22, 2018. To see all Alto categories and application forms visit the Travel Alberta Industry Website. Nominations must be received no later that 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018.
Bumbleboo is a place where you can get all the things you need for your new baby or young child right here in Medicine Hat.
Three major credit card companies have agreed to charge Canadian small businesses lower processing fees when accepting cards. Visa, Mastercard and American Express all made commitments to make credit-card acceptance fairer. Visa and Mastercard will reduce domestic consumer interchange fees to an annual average effective rate of 1.40% for a period of five years, narrow the range of interchange rates charged to businesses and require annual verification by an independent third party. The commitment by American Express was less clear as they have a different business model but it could still be considered a step in the right direction.
As our partner in electronic payment processing, First Data fully supports initiatives to lower interchange and believes it is in the best interest of all parties involved in the Canadian payments ecosystem. In relation to CFIB rates that the CFIB had negotiated with MasterCard, their rate remains unchanged. If you want to find out more, our First Data Rep Mohamed Ali-Kessentini can be of assistance.
The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce worked collaboratively with the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on this policy, which was brought forward to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. The resolution that was passed called for greater transparency, disclosure and flexibility, so that small business customers could have a clearer understanding when they become merchants with one of the major credit card companies. While not all the recommendations that delegates were calling for at the 2016 AGM were addressed, we are pleased that that the chamber network was able to influence the federal government to alleviate some of the costs that small business bear while operating in Canada.
See the federal government press release here.
Sanatec Environmental is a locally owned and operated sewer/septic service company supplying vacuum truck services, portable toilets rentals and municipal sewer cleaning and video inspection.