January 15th, 2021


Your Money: Pension income splitting

By Matt Solberg on December 19th, 2020

In Canada, we have a graduated income tax system, which means that taxpayers who earn more income are subject to progressively higher rates of tax on incremental dollars earned. To minimize the overall tax liability for a couple, spouses may elect to split their pension income by allocating certain pension income from a higher-income spouse ... Read More »

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Insurance Understood: Don’t make assumptions, plan ahead

By Steve Meldrum on December 5th, 2020

This past week, a relative asked my family and I to go on a walk in a local park. This seemed like a safe activity given the pandemic protocols recently introduced in Alberta. Well, as we were driving there, my wife and I realized that we were not 100 per cent sure of the protocols ... Read More »

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Business Beat: MHC expands rural nursing partnership

By Dr. Harrison Applin on November 4th, 2020

As a leader in the health field, I’ve learned that partnerships are an effective way to serve Albertans and increase the sustainability of education. The Medicine Hat College will be using this business model again in the near future to benefit the province as a whole, and our region. I’m happy to say that rural ... Read More »

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Insurance Understood: Don’t shoot yourself in the foot

By Steve Meldrum on October 23rd, 2020

I think we have all heard he phrase, “Don’t Shoot Yourself in the Foot”. In simple terms, it means, don’t say or do something that will come back and cause you problems in the future. Well, this got me thinking about insurance and how people need to be cautious when applying for insurance. Especially when ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Chamber hands out annual awards during small business week

By Lisa Kowalchuk on October 21st, 2020

On Friday, we celebrated the kick-off to small business week with our annual business awards. The event, themed ‘Driving Business Forward’ signified that even through challenging times, we can continue to drive business forward. Seven months ago, we were uncertain as to how this event would come together. However, one thing was certain, we needed ... Read More »

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Business Beat: How are you managing your organization through COVID-19?

By Chamber of Commerce on August 26th, 2020

As your local Chamber, we have assisted in navigating information related to the pandemic and have voiced your concerns to Government to ensure that businesses had what they needed to manage this very challenging time. However, we still find that some businesses may not have formal pandemic or continuity plans, others are unaware of the ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Innovation Series…

By Sandra Milne on June 3rd, 2020

As a business owner during the province-wide re-launch, what are you doing to make yourself, your employees and your customers feel safe when they enter your establishment? We’ve all read the Provincial Re-launch Guideline documents, the general guideline and/or the industry specific guidelines located on https://Alberta.ca/guidance-documents.aspx. We know we are required to perform a hazard ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Invest Medicine Hat has had to pivot, too

By Sandra Blyth on May 20th, 2020

Despite the obstacles, there are courageous businesses that are persevering through this challenging time. Businesses that two months ago had a different operating model, and have virtually changed overnight to meet the needs of today’s reality. At Invest Medicine Hat, we have been sharing these stories of bravery – from companies offering curbside pick-up, to ... Read More »

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Business Beat: The impact of COVID-19 on small business and what the Chamber is doing to help

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on April 29th, 2020

Over 96 per cent of businesses in our region are small businesses and through provincial survey data, over 50 per cent of businesses had to lay off employees, with the same number having used up most of their cash reserves. There are concerns about mid- to long-term impact, particularly with an extended shut down and ... Read More »

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