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Monday in Medicine Hat — Oct. 30, 2023

By Collin Gallant on October 30, 2023.

Alberta Premier and Brooks-Medicine Hat MLA Danielle Smith's government will open the new legislative session on Monday. --THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Fransson

Medicine Hat News

A quick look at what is happening in Southeast Alberta during the week of Oct. 30

Legislature opens

The first full season of the Alberta Legislature following last spring’s election opens today in Edmonton with a Speech from the Throne. The United Conservative government is expected to prioritize tax measures laid out in its campaign platform as well as introduce measure to create a framework to explore creating and Alberta Pension Plan.
A look at how new Cypress-Medicine Hat MLA is approaching the session is here.

Halloween forecast

Trick or Treaters have one more sleep until they get to work on Oct. 31, but they could see warmer weather in Southeast Alberta. Following snow and double digit lows last week, the forecast for the week ahead calls for a high of plus 3C on Tuesday and 6C closer to the weekend.

Tigers win

The Medicine Hat Tigers rolled to a weekend sweep at home with a 6-3 topping of the Seattle Thunderbirds at Co-op Place on Saturday night. That came after the home team scored seven straight goals after the midpoint of Friday’s 7-4 comeback win over the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings.
News coverage of the weekend wins is found here.

On the agenda

— The city’s major departments will host an open house on Wednesday evening at City Hall to discuss priority projects and answer operational questions from the public.

— The City’s energy, land and economic development committee on Thursday meets for the first time since a reorganization of committee assignments and council’s decision to reset power rates.

— The new “wholesale best in class” electricity rate comes into effect on Wednesday Nov. 1.

— The Vital Signs report from the Community Foundation of Southeast Alberta will be released on Monday afternoon.

Stay up to date on issues in Medicine Hat and Southeast Alberta with the Medicine Hat News, in print, online and on social media. 

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