Medicine Hat is a city in southeast Alberta, approximately 169 km (105 mi) east of Lethbridge and 295 km (183 mi) southeast of Calgary. Medicine Hat is situated on the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1), the eastern terminus of the Crowsnest Highway, and the South Saskatchewan River.
Population: 63,018 (2011 Census).
Located in the steppe region known as Palliser’s Triangle, Medicine Hat has a semi-arid, continental climate (Köppen climate classification BSk), with cold winters, and warm to hot, dry summers. Medicine Hat receives less precipitation annually than most other cities of the Canadian Prairies and a lot of sunshine (widely known as “The sunniest city in Canada”). Frequently, the winter cold is decreased by mild and dry chinook winds.
Things to Do. The City of Medicine Hat strives to achieve its vision to be a “Community of Choice” – a place where people choose to live, work and play. It has the lowest combined tax rate in Canada, the lowest utility rates in Alberta and an enviable climate. Known as the “oasis of the prairies”, Medicine Hat is also Canada’s sunniest city.
Economy & Employment.
A number of large industries located in Medicine Hat, due to the availability of cheap and plentiful energy resources. Coal mines, brick works, pottery and glass bottle manufacturing plants, flour mills, etc. are established here.
Also, Medicine Hat area is rich in natural resources, such as natural gas, coal, clay, as well as a vast farmland. The agricultural potential of the surrounding area, both in crop and livestock, also made the town a viable service centre with a well established transportation route.
Important to note that Medicine Hat prides itself as one of the most economical places to live in Canada, with its unique city-owned gas utility and power generation plant being main factors.
Here’s more information about living in Medicine Hat: http://www.medicinehat.ca/index.aspx?page=473
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