Neat to Know: April 2, 2024

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Please enjoy this week's edition of Neat to Know, a roundup of City news, updates, and other important information. You can expect to see the week's most interesting content and even some that may have not been delivered through our regular channels. 

Firefighters raise awareness for Muscular Dystrophy

The Medicine Hat Fire and Emergency Services and City staff want to thank YOU!

From March 22-24, five Medicine Hat Firefighters volunteered to spend the weekend on the roof to raise vital funds for Canadians living with neuromuscular disorders. 

Hatters showed up to #FilltheBoot and helped the team raise $12,245.65 for muscular dystrophy! 

Learn more about the cause

Medicine Hat: Experience the energy

There's an energy inside us all, a spirit looking for its path, a joy hoping to be discovered, a vibe waiting to be experienced, a grit ready to be revealed, and we call this place Medicine Hat!

Tell us what makes Medicine Hat unique for you and you could win a $1,500 local prize giveaway. Submit your story and/or tag us in your photos/videos using #DifferentKindofEnergy on social media. The draw date is Wednesday, June 5.

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Big Marble Go Centre upgrades

The Big Marble Go Centre will see major upgrades in the coming months on both the pool and arena infrastructure to ensure the longevity of the facility. The Cenovus Arena will close from April 8 until July, while the Kinsmen Aquatic Centre will be closed from May 15 to September 15. 

The gymnasium, fieldhouse, and South Country Co-op Fitness Centre will remain open during the work. 

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Tackling misconceptions about community well-being

As part of the work to develop a Community Well-being plan, the City has gathered and responded to some myths about well-being unique to Medicine Hat. In order to foster a well-informed and connected community, it's important to address misconceptions. Let's dive into one here. 

Myth: People are sleeping rough in our community because there are no shelter spaces or housing supports available in Medicine Hat


  • There are three emergency shelters in Medicine Hat: McMan Roots Youth Shelter (4 beds), Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter (30 beds), and The Mustard Seed (30 beds).
  • There is adequate shelter space within Medicine Hat for those sleeping rough. However, many choose not to access the shelter system for a variety of reasons: history of trauma, fear of violence, mental health challenges, and simply personal preference.
  • Individuals sleeping rough may be struggling with several complex issues that hinder their comfort in accessing emergency and transitional housing supports in our community.

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Playoff hockey is back in Medicine Hat

The stage is set, the series is tied, and the Medicine Hat Tigers are just hours away from Game 3 against Red Deer Rebels in Red Deer! Hatters can be a part of the action this Friday when the Tigers head home to battle the Rebels at Co-op Place. 

A friendly reminder that Tigers fans can hop on the Co-op Place Express departing from the Medicine Hat Mall or Downtown Transit Terminal for only $5 round trip.

Visit the Co-op Place Express website to learn more

Gas, electric, wind energy rates set for April

The City of Medicine Hat has set its April energy commodity rates. 

  • Natural Gas default: $1.9008 per gigajoule
  • Electricity default: $0.07956 per kilowatt-hour (includes recovery rate*)
*Remember: a Recovery Rate is added to the calculated default electricity rate for all customers on the Regulated Rate Option (RRO) to recover the difference in the temporary provincial rate relief that was offered in January, February and March of 2023.

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This Sunday! Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell: The Untold Love Story
Sunday, April 7 at the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre
Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell: The Untold Love Story immerses audiences in the passionate but brief romance the iconic duo shared that shaped their songs, their lives and music history.

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Monday, April 22 is Earth Day
Get involved and help participate in a community-wide litter clean-up! Need supplies? We've got you covered, visit the Parks office at 88 Kipling Street to get bags, gloves and vests from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Bonnie Northgraves Quartet
Friday, May 3 at the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre
Bonnie Northgraves is a Canadian trumpeter, vocalist, pianist, and composer based in Vancouver, BC. Her singing is smoky, rich, and explorative; her trumpet playing a call to the early jazz styles of New Orleans while being lyrical, intriguing, evolved, and playful.

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