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Promoting Alberta’s energy in Japan

Minister of Energy and Minerals Brian Jean will be advocating for Alberta’s future as a global leader in energy exports at the 2024 Japan Energy Summit and Exhibition in Tokyo.

This year’s Summit and Exhibition runs from June 3-5 and will serve as a showcase for innovative ideas and technologies to foster cross-border collaboration in the Asia-Pacific region, energy security and the transition to decarbonised energy ecosystems. The 2024 event will focus on Japan’s current and future energy mix from natural gas to hydrogen, ammonia and renewables.

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Investing in the future of apprenticeships at NAIT

Alberta’s government is investing $43 million to plan the Advanced Skills Centre at NAIT, training an additional 4,200 apprentices yearly. The ASC will deliver the most comprehensive, leading-edge apprenticeship and technology-based education in the world, focused on training in four key sectors: construction, transportation, manufacturing, and energy.

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Highway 3 twinning has begun

Construction is underway on the twinning of Highway 3, between Taber and Burdett, kicking off a multi-year initiative to twin the highway from the B.C. border to Medicine Hat.

The growng agri-business and the continued development and expansion of agri-food processing plants has led to safety concerns regarding increased traffic volumes and congestion on Highway 3.  Twinning reduces congestion and adds an extra layer of safety for all users, virtually eliminating the risk of head on collisions, giving travelers peace of mind on their journey.

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Advocacy in Action

Canadian Chamber of Commerce expresses concern over potential rail strike

Their statement regarding the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference's announcement that workers at CN and CPKC have voted to authorize strikes.

"The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is concerned with today’s announcement from the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference that workers at CN and CPKC have voted to authorize strikes. The importance of our Class 1 railways to the Canadian economy and our ability to move goods, both domestically and internationally, cannot be understated."

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Canadian Chamber's statement on concerns regarding Bill C-59 amendments and process

On Tuesday, April 30, during the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance’s clause-by-clause study of Bill C-59, significant amendments to the Competition Act were adopted without warning and without consultation of the businesses of all sizes that will be affected.

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Next Level Events


Grand Openings: Support your community

Why attend a grand opening? It's a chance to network, make connections, support local and small businesses without having to give anything but your time, plus there can be coffee, snacks, giveaways, draws, etc!

Let's get the cycle of supporting each other going, we hope to see you at one of these upcoming business milestones 🙂

Check out our Grand Openings calendar here!

Business, Brainstorming & Beers

Join the Chamber at locations around Medicine Hat to discuss whatever needs discussing at your business.

Whether it's business growth, workforce challenges, new business opportunities, regulatory hurdles, or anything else, we are all about finding solutions. 

Come have a drink with us and solve the world's problems! Upcoming get together will be at Blowers & Grafton's on June 20th:


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Ag-Advocacy Roundtable

We invite you to a follow-up roundtable on June 20, from 4:00-6:00 pm, right before Chuckwagons.

The goal of the meeting would be to review the ‘What We Heard’ document from February 21 and review some of our policy recommendations that are set to expire this year unless they are updated and renewed. We will also look at our existing policies and see what gaps need to be addressed.

Register and save your spot here

Enriching Your Business

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There's a reason Chambers Plan is Canada's #1 plan.

Contact JoAnne Letkeman,
Exclusive Chamber Group Advisor,
403-504-2166 ext 1.

Look at what else your Chambers Plan includes here!

Fueling the Business Community


We would like to welcome these businesses to the Chamber Family! Forever Memories Embroidery | BHE Canada | Redcliff Youth Centre | Consilium CCS | Envision Wellness Therapies

We continually look forward to helping our members during their business journey and wish each the best in all future endeavors. We are extremely happy to have such amazing members, and are very glad that we can serve a part in that journey! Keep your eye out for more new member posts moving forward!

Fill Up On Funding


Crowdfunding Alberta

Crowdfunding Alberta is a made-for-Alberta crowdfunding platform. It helps to connect Alberta’s non-profit organizations with supporters and donors for fundraising campaigns.

Join us on our journey toward a stronger, healthier and more resilient province.

Learn more about the Crowdfunding Alberta Program.

Alberta Export and Expansion Program

Funding to help export-ready companies and non-profit organizations enhance access to international markets and attract global buyers.

The Alberta Export Expansion Program (AEEP) supports Alberta’s small- and medium-sized enterprises, industry associations, Indigenous organizations, economic development organizations that promote Alberta exports through international travel to formal outbound trade events.

Check it out here:


Brooks-Newell Region News

Canadian Natural

Canadian Natural Resources Limited donates to Brooks & District Health Foundation

The Brooks & District Health Foundation extends their appreciation for Canadian Natural’s continued support in enhancing local healthcare.
Since 2018, Canadian Natural Resources Limited has contributed $35,000 to the Brooks & District Health Foundation. Their support has contributed to incredible enhancements in Unit B at the Brooks Health Centre.

Brooks Tradeshow: October 4th - 6th, 2024

Each year, the Chamber invests time and resources into creating quality trade shows for our communities, and we are proud to host our inaugural trade show in Brooks. With thousands of consumers visiting the shows over the course of three days these trade shows give an incredible opportunity to gain exposure for your business, demonstrate and sell products, and showcase your services.

As an added bonus, Chamber members receive 10% off the price of trade show booths! Bringing businesses together under the JBS Canada Centre roof provides a fantastic experience for everyone. Get all the details here: 


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Crossword Puzzle Answers

Crossword puzzles are on pause as our website goes back and forth between maintenance... but it won't be gone for long!

Remember that subscribing to our weekly email gets you access to the crossword puzzle. Anyone who sends us their answers will get their name put into our quarterly draw.

The prize? Receive 5 promotional credits with us (for members) or credit towards a membership (for non-members)! Oh and bragging rights that you're a crossword master.

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