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Plan ahead, and leave extra time for Construction Season

There are a lot of road closures, detours and lane reductions in place, so use the City of Medicine Hat site map to plan ahead and allow a little extra time to get to your destination. This real-time road closures map will tell you on any given day what roads, alleys, and sidewalks are affected with construction or events. You can find it at

Health Statutes Amendment Act

If passed the Health Statutes Amendment Act will enable the transition from one regional health authority, Alberta Health Services, to an integrated system of four sector-based provincial health agencies including primary care, acute care, continuing care and mental health and addiction. Find out more

Concerns over potential rail, port work stoppages: Premier Smith

Premier Danielle Smith sent the below letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding the steep economic impacts of potential rail and port strikes: Find out more.

Advocacy in Action

Alberta China Offices

At our Business Advisory Committee meeting on May 13, we had the benefit of hearing from the Alberta China Office as a representative from the Government of Alberta international offices. These international offices support a broad set of government initiatives and priorities and also assist Alberta companies and organizations in their efforts to: promote trade; advocate on behalf of Alberta; attract talent; attract investment to the province.

The Alberta China Offices promote Alberta products and services, connects Alberta companies to Chinese buyers, and helps Chinese companies in seizing investment opportunities in Alberta and setting up a presence across a variety of sectors, including energy, agriculture, forestry, cleantech, life science, ICT, education, healthcare, manufacturing, aviation, logistics, and tourism. The Alberta China Offices also facilitates participation in key trade promotion events, showcasing Alberta’s exceptional offerings in China. Additionally, the office can provide any other support such as market intelligence, due diligence, and leads introduction.

If you’re exploring expansion opportunities in China, William Wang, Director of Alberta China Office, would love to connect with you to discuss the market, market intelligence, partnerships, risk, and opportunities related to doing business in China.  Contact us to find out more or email


Next Level Events

Reality Bytes: Cyber Lunch & Learn

We’re thrilled to invite you to our upcoming Cybersecurity Lunch and Learn Event, hosted by Reality Bytes Incorporated. Picture it as a cozy gathering where we’ll dive into all things cybersecurity—because protecting your business is just as important as locking your front door at home! 🏠🔐 More information and registration here!

Grand Openings Galore!

These next couple of weeks are PACKED with grand openings! Join us in supporting these local businesses and their milestones. Check out the upcoming openings here.

2024 JazzFest

The Medicine Hat JazzFest is just around the corner, and there are lots of options to catch the jazz! Incredible artists are getting ready to travel the country, with major jazz festivals happening all across Canada. And from June 25th to the 30th, many of them will be right here in Medicine Hat!

The festival pass is perfect for those that really want to dig in. For $150.25, you can see everything that takes place at JazzFest all week long. That’s over $300 worth of tickets for half the price! Tuesday through Saturday evening performances all feature double bills with two headlining artists performing back-to-back in one ticketed event. And included in that is the popular dance party in the Super T aviation hangar at the Medicine Hat Airport. This year’s dance party includes local favorites The Hip Katz and Calgary’s Sabor a Cuba Latin Band. Those tickets for the evening double bills are $46.25 each. Another exciting new offer this year is a Youth Ticket Price. Anyone 25 years old and younger can get into any JazzFest event for just $20!

From Tuesday, June 25th through Saturday, June 29th, free performances take place on the front lawn of the Esplanade at 2:00 PM each day. Many of these feature headliner performers. Two are participatory, with a drum circle on Tuesday and an open jam session on Saturday.

Full details are available at

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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


Check out all the amazing businesses we have in Southern Alberta in our Business Directory here!!

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 new member moving forward!

Fill Up On Funding

Business Benefits Finder

In under two minutes, you can use the Business Benefits Finder by Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada (ISED) to find a tailored list of more than 1,620 government services and programs to help your business. Refine your needs using the handy dropdowns and watch in real-time as the tool whittles down the results to just those that are relevant to you. It’s a fast, easy way to cut through the clutter and find the support you need from grants and funding to tax credits, subsidies, interns, and more. Use the Business Benefits Finder. Did you know, this is one of many tools on our Business Resource page? Check it out.

Supporting Indigenous-Led Reconciliation Efforts

Alberta’s government is investing nearly $4 million into Indigenous-led projects that help communities celebrate their cultures or research new business opportunities. Find out more.

Brooks-Newell Region News

NewGrow Program

NewGrow is a program aimed at supporting new and existing businesses in the Brooks Newell Region. Businesses make a pitch to a panel of judges and compete for funding. Applications are due May 24, 2024 - Find out more here

Excellence in Municipal Enforcement Award

The Safe Communities Committee recently received the Excellence in Municipal Enforcement Award. This recognition highlights their collaborative efforts involving the City, County, Municipal Enforcement, RCMP, and the community. Their innovative approach to public communication through active engagement on social media was commended. Additionally, their initiatives with youth, including the Police Academy, were recognized for promoting safety awareness and career opportunities. The committee's inclusive approach, involving public members, was also praised. See the FB post here

Brooks Smoker Wars

Brooks Smoker Wars will host their third annual event at the CRA on June 13 and 14. Last year, approximately 60 competitors participated in the event and fed over 700 people. This event raised over $20,000 last year which was donated to local organizations including the Aarit Hok Pediatric Fund, Senior's Outreach, BAPS, Cleo's Karma Canine Rescue and the Brooks Dog Park. The City donated the use of the CRA for the event in exchange for a donation to a City-funded project (e.g. Brooks Dog Park) in an amount equivalent to the cost of a facility rental. The same request has been made for this year's event.

Brooks-Newell Regional Southeast Alberta Home & Leisure Show

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.  Take a look at more details regarding becoming an exhibitor here!

Chamber JBS Tour AND Brooks-Newell Event

The Chamber of Commerce had a great day earlier this week where we had the opportunity to tour the JPS meat-processing plant in Brooks, AB. It was a very interesting and informative tour, with wonderful staff answering all our burning questions! Check out their website here

We also hosted a Brooks-Newell Business Mixer that evening at the Heritage Inn Hotel. With amazing turnout, we enjoyed connecting with the businesses that came out to the network. Keep an eye out for future Brooks events! Check out our Brooks-Newell calendar here

Crossword Puzzle


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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