Neat to Know: January 16, 2024

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Thanks for reading Neat to Know, a weekly 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. 

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Adopt-a-rink volunteers

The City of Medicine Hat is still seeking volunteers for the 2024 ‘Adopt-a-rink’ program at the following locations: Celebration Park, East Glen, Jeffries, Kensington, Kiwanis Central Park, Lienweber, Palliser Water, Southlands, Upland, and Viterra!

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Community Vibrancy Grant accepting applications

The City is accepting applications for it's 'Community Vibrancy Grant' program meant to provide funding funding for projects that promote vibrancy, energy, belonging and enthusiasm in the community. The deadline to apply is February 8 at 3 p.m. 

Learn more and apply now

Stay warm and safe in the cold

It's important to understand that even brief exposure to extreme weather conditions can be dangerous. Here are some tips to keep safe and stay warm:

  • Stay indoors and check-on friends and family, especially the vulnerable
  • Dress in layers and watch for frostbite signs
  • Avoid overexertion to prevent hypothermia
  • Keep pets in warm places
  • Visit Big Marble Go Centre, Medicine Hat Public Library, or Medicine Hat Mall for shelter during regular business hours

Track your bus with MyRide

Stay warm and informed! Track your bus in real-time with MyRide by entering your stop number or selecting a route, and using the 'Live Map'. You might also trying downloading the Transit App on your smartphone for up-to-date bus locations by inputting your destination and route number. 

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Annual tree trimming

Trees are a beautiful and vital part of the City’s landscape. But they are also the leading cause of power outages and can pose a serious public safety hazard if they grow too close to power lines.

Each year, as a proactive measure to protect electricity infrastructure, qualified crews work in designated areas to trim public trees growing too close to power lines. We do this work in the winter when trees are dormant to maintain both healthy trees AND safe, reliable power.

Once this cold snap is over, you'll find the trimmers in and around Dunmore this January, working their way into southeast Medicine Hat. The program should be complete by the end of February or early March.

Council highlights

Council met for the first time in 2024 on Monday and approved a motion for the City to continue operating Co-op place rather than seeking a third-party operator in order to capitalize on synergies with operating the Esplanade event space as well. There were many other items discussed which are outlined in the Council Highlights.

View the Council highlights

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We need your feedback

Shape Your City is the City's online engagement hub to learn about projects and topics that affect our community. Here's are some current projects:

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Struggling to pay your utility bill?

If you or someone you know is experiencing financial hardship or crisis, you may be eligible for one-time emergency funding to assist with utility bills through the Community Warmth program.

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Servus Family Free Skate featuring the characters of FROZEN
January 21 from 12 - 4 p.m.
Co-op Place
Event Details

Medicine Hat Tigers Pre-Game Buffet
January 27 at 5 p.m.
Co-op Place
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If your New Year's resolution involves recreational pursuits, consider a membership at Big Marble Go Centre. We offer a wide range of activities and programs suitable for all interests, such as fitness classes, Aquafit, nerf wars, soccer, skating, swimming, among others. Join us for an active year ahead!

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