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March 19, 2018
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Albertans can now have a say on new rules for workplace harassment and violence and joint work site health and safety committees. The new Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act takes steps to protect workers from harassment and violence in all forms. It also requires a joint work site health and safety committees or a worker health and safety representative, depending on workforce size. The input will help shape specific rules around these new requirements to ensure the legislation is fair and balanced. Read More
 
We Have Some Exciting News to Share and We Couldn't be Happier!!!
It's our pleasure to welcome  Shauna VanderSpruit  to The Home Team!! Having been born and raised in rural Manitoba, Shauna offers a strong work ethic and dedication to her clients. She specializes in finding buyers a home tailored to their needs, lifestyle and dreams. Shauna moved to Medicine Hat for college originally, like many she fell in love with the city and never left. Shauna is happily married, a mother of three active boys, and a community advocate. When she is not working with clients , you can find Shauna at the hockey rink where she manages her son's hockey team(s) or volunteering her time as a board treasurer for her children's school society. Shauna believes in strong family values, community passion and has a motivation for helping others. Her clients are like family, Shauna is dedicated to ensuring a happy, successful real estate experience for them. 

The Home Team has proven results, being awarded the Royal Lepage Diamond Award for the past 3 years. An achievement earned by Realtors® who are Top 3% in their marketplace. Through the balance of work, family and community, The Home Team is committed to helping you buy and/or sell your home. We provide top of the line marketing, engaging in social media, radio, print, professional photography and one on one contact. If you are in the market for a new home, Shauna and Torrey are ready to help!
 
 
The Chamber of Commerce has sponsorship opportunities available for the 2018 Business Awards: Large Business of the Year, Customer Service Excellence along with Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsorship. Click here to download the sponsorship or e-mail  Morgan Widmer for more information.
 
Sizzlin Bombs hand makes bath bombs for any special occasions, all holidays or just for personal use! In more than 20 scents and different shapes, you will find something for everyone!
 
 
In this free workshop drawing from Natural Resources Canada's Dollars to $ense training material, our experienced trainer will provide a high-level overview of energy efficiency (EE) and energy management and, most importantly, how it can benefit your organization in the short term. You will discover a straightforward, seven-step approach to energy savings which can be applied in industrial, commercial or institutional buildings. Read More
 
Stephanie Foley presents Medicine Hats first Comedy Club & Live Comedy Theater; the  Mad Hatter Comedy Club . Providing comedic entertainment for all ages & interests. Come experience all forms of comedy performances by artists of all comedic styles. Opening night is Saturday March 17th!
 
Controlled environment agriculture raised over $10 billion in 2017, representing nearly a 30 per cent increase over 2016. Within that, investment into novel farming systems rose 200 per cent as companies got serious about how to grow as much food as efficiently as possible. Novel farming systems includes what are essentially greenhouses, growing systems and the technology that increases growing efficiency. Investments are highlighted by Silicon-valley startup Plenty, which raised a record setting $200 million with its plan to erect greenhouses next to China's largest cities. Read More
 
On March 10, 2018, in honour of International Women's Day, the  Medicine Hat Women's Shelter Society (MHWSS) in partnership with  CF Industries and  The Smith Group Business & Estate Planning proudly hosted the Annual Bread & Roses Gala for the 6th year in a row. The popular event sold out in mid January and is the largest fundraiser for the MHWSS raising over $139,000 for the organization this year and over $300,000 since the first event on March 8, 2013. All proceeds from the evening help support the shelter's programs and services for individuals and families who have experienced family violence.  "We are thrilled that this event experiences so much community support each year", said Natasha Carvalho, Executive Director with the MHWSS. Read More
 
 
About  Five Star Moving ; Care: We protect your belongings like they are our own. Value: Affordable pricing and expert speed help with any moving budget. Communication: Organized dependable. Booking is easy and we will be there for you. Professional: Skilled and strong staff in uniform. Always polite and helpful. Stress Free: Any move, big or small - our company prides itself on having none of the negative qualities we have seen or heard about in our city. 
 
Nominations are now open for the 2018 cycle of the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame. Since its inception in  1951, the Hall of Fame has recognized 132 men and women who have made significant contribution to the agriculture and food industry, and to the development and sustainability of rural life in Alberta. Read More
 
The new Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act comes into effect on June 1, 2018. An overview of the changes can be viewed here. Register  here to reserve your spot in new interactive webinars that profile the changes that will come into effect. Space is available on a first-come first served basis.
 
 
Let us help you focus on your people, not your paperwork. We know it's not always easy to run a business. Let us help you comply with complex, ever-changing payroll rules and regulations. Payroll solutions for you small business; fast/simple professional tools, direct deposit to the employees' bank accounts, employees can access their pay statements and tax forms online, HR best practices, REO filing and more.
 
To submit a nomination, you'll need to send the following information:
  1. The name and address of your candidate, as well as your own name and address, for correspondence purposes.
  2. A short description of your nominee's specific deed or contribution to the community, including the scope and impact of the nominee's work.
  3. The names and contact information of three (3) references that could support your nomination and maintain confidentiality. Read More
 
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