Neat to Know: January 9, 2024

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Happy New Year to you and yours!

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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

Be a part of something bigger and join a community of individuals dedicated to bringing winter joy to their local neighbourhoods. The City of Medicine Hat is now seeking volunteers for the 2024 ‘Adopt-a-rink’ program!

Apply now

Community grants and microgrants accepting applications

The City is now accepting application for it's 'Community Vibrancy Grant' and 'Community Microgrants' program.
  • The purpose of the Community Vibrancy Grant is to provide funding for projects that promote vibrancy, energy, belonging and enthusiasm in the community of Medicine Hat.
  • The Community Microgrants aim to strengthen community bonds by supporting diverse local gatherings and activities that promote a sense of connection among residents and neighborhoods.

Learn more and apply now

Energy rates, simplified

In 2024, residential customers will benefit from the simplicity of a single interim rate for both natural gas and electricity. Read more about the January rates in the news release link below. 

January energy rates news release

Recycle your Christmas tree

Did you have a real Christmas tree this year? Make sure it doesn't end up in the landfill! 

Before recycling your tree, please ensure all lights, tinsel, decorations, and bags are removed. You can then take your tree to one of our designated locations, available until January 31.

See recycling locations

Introducing Medicine Hat Economic Development

Medicine Hat Economic Development is energizing our future by focusing on the four pillars of a strong economic development strategy: workforce development, business development, investment attraction, and investment growth and readiness. 

Follow us on socials over the coming days as we share more about these fundamental pillars and the important role the City plays in fostering each.

Learn more about Medicine Hat Economic Development 

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Have your say 

Have you visited Shape Your City lately? This is the City's online engagement hub to learn about projects and topics that affect our community. Here's what's currently in the works:

Visit Shape Your City

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Amy Bishop (on-stage series)
Thursday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
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Chiki Lora
Friday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
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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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