Stories Tagged - Medicine Hat
May 06, 2021 | Alan Tennant
I remember being 23 years old. The year was 1981. I was a Medicine Hat banker with my new wife, Rona, and a new job in Calgary, staring down a brand-new, three-bedroom, one-bathroom bungalow. Oh, and a mortgage to pay.
We had two cars (with no garage to put them in) and no way of knowing that four years later, mortgage rates would hit a whopping 18 per cent.
We asked the question many people do now when they contemplate their first home purchase: can we afford it?
March 05, 2021 | Joel Schlesinger
Governments of all levels have been talking about ending homelessness for some time now, but Medicine Hat is actually walking the talk.
With a population over 63,000, Medicine Hat, for all intents and purposes, has put an end to chronic homelessness – a cycle in which individuals are perpetually stuck, residing in shelters, or worse, living on the streets for extended periods.
It's a goal seven municipalities across Alberta, including Calgary, vowed to accomplish almost a decade ago. But only Medicine Hat can claim success — outside of a handful of individuals who continue to use the city's shelter system on a long-term basis.
July 07, 2020 | Gerald Vander Pyl
July 14, 2017 | Tyler Difley
While the Calgary Stampede is the "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth," Alberta's western heritage runs deep across the province – where a number of small-town and community rodeos, both professional and amateur, are being held throughout the summer.
Oct. 24, 2016 | CREBNow
Residential resale housing activity declines in the province eased last month, falling by 3.8 per cent to 4,611 units, according to the Alberta Real Estate Association.
The provincial organization noted September represented the smallest year-over-year decline since December 2014.
Meanwhile, the average MLS® residential price in Alberta rose 3.9 per cent from September 2015 to $396,646.