Neat to Know: February 21, 2024

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Due to the Family Day long weekend, our news update was slightly delayed. Nonetheless, we hope you had a wonderful time with family and enjoy reading 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. 

City Council highlights 

The latest City Council meeting was held on February 20 in Council Chambers at City Hall. See full list of items discussed or watch the meeting. Want to attend a council meeting in-person? City Council meets on the first and third Monday of each month. 

Read more  Watch Council meeting

Community microgrants still available

Community microgrants are available up to $500 in the categories of: Neighbourhood Connections and Community Arts & Culture. Do you have an idea for an event in the community or your neighbourhood? Let us help. 

View guidelines  Apply now

Community Warmth: neighbours helping neighbours since 2010

Community Warmth is a program whereby Medicine Hat utility customers subscribe to have a voluntary donation deducted from their utility bill. The Salvation Army administers the program and distributes the donations to those who are struggling to make utility payments. 

Since the program began in 2010, a total of $330,499 has been donated, helping 616 families with utility assistance. Last year (2023), 39 families received support through $31,018 in donations.

There are currently 267 customers donating monthly to the program. It's easy to participate, simply 'set it and forget it'. Even $1 per month makes a difference.

Donate to Community Warmth

Division Avenue rehabilitation project

Division Avenue South serves as crucial arterial road that serves a substantial residential area, with up to 10,000 vehicles using it each day.

The section of the road between 3rd Street SE and 12th Street SE is in poor condition, with significant cracking and damage to the pavement. This requires the road surface be completely removed and replaced. The anticipated start date for this project is in April 2024 (weather pending). 

Watch the video below to see the transformation. 

Division Ave transformed  Project webpage

Third Street downtown utility and surface upgrades

 We're upgrading downtown's water and sewer systems, originally installed back in the early 1900s. Our goal is to ensure a reliable and future-proof utility network along 3rd Street SE. Businesses will remain open during the construction - please support them if you are able. The anticipated start date for this project is in April 2024 (weather pending). 

Project webpage

Volunteer shoutout

The City is grateful for all the volunteers in our community. This week, we showcased Ron from the Adopt-a-Rink program, who has dedicated his time for more than two decades to maintaining an outdoor rink. His commitment and effort in ensuring these facilities are available for everyone's enjoyment are highly valued.

See the story on our Facebook

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Transportation Master Plan
We greatly appreciate your input. To shape the future of our city's transportation network, the Transportation Master Plan is conducting three, online surveys within the community. Have your say (click on each of the links to fill out the respective surveys):

Transportation Master Plan  Active Transportation  Transportation Safety  

Medicine Hat: A different kind of energy
At the heart of our community lies a different kind of energy, a pulse that sets us apart and makes us PROUD to be Hatters. Tell us what makes Medicine Hat unique for you and you could win a $1,500 local prize package! Submit your story and/or tag us in your photos/videos using #DifferentKindOfEnergy on social media. Draw date is Wednesday, June 5.

Share your story   Watch our video


THIS WEEKEND! Pre-Game Buffet at the Medicine Hat Tigers Game

Saturday, February 24 at 5 p.m. at Co-op Place
This is the final buffet of the season! Patrons with a gameday ticket can enjoy a delicious family-style roast beef dinner (with baby potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, vegetables, salad and dessert) for $25.

Buy Tixx

Blizzard Taking the Stage by Storm
Wednesday, February 28  at 7:30 p.m. at the Esplanade
FLIP Fabrique's "Blizzard" offers a whimsical and poetic experience, immersing audiences in a winter snowstorm that recaptures the wonder of childhood and showcases the acrobats' unparalleled agility amidst the beauty of the cold season.

Buy Tixx  Watch on Youtube

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