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Overview of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

Medicine Hat, Alberta comes from the English translation of ‘saamis', the Blackfoot work for the eagle tail feather headdress worn by medicine men – ‘Medicine Hat'. Medicine Hat is known as 'The Gas City' due to its immense wealth of natural gas beneath it. Medicine Hat residents are often referred to as `Hatters`

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  • Population: 56,048 (2005)
  • Population Density: 467/km²
  • Area: 112.0 km²
  • Latitude: 50°02? N
  • Longitude: 110°40? W
  • Weather: See forecast
  • Time Zone: Mountain
  • Language: English
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History of Medicine Hat, Alberta

During WWII Medicine Hat had one of the largest P.O.W. camps in Canada.

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Medicine Hat's Demographics

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Medicine Hat's Climate

Environment Canada survey found that Medicine Hat is the sunniest city in the country, receiving 2,512 hours of sunshine per year Medicine Hat has dry, hot summers and mild winters. Warm Chinook winds blow during the winter months to provide pleasant weather conditions.

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Education in Medicine Hat, Alberta

The Medicine Hat School District #76 has 13 elementary schools and three secondary schools (Grades 7-12). The Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education offers a complete academic program (Kindergarten - Grade 12), including fine arts and business course options. There are also three private schools in Medicine Hat, the Cornerstone Christian School, the Medicine Hat Christian School and the Montessori Elementary Institute of Southeastern Alberta.

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Transportation around Medicine Hat, Alberta

The City of Medicine Hat has a integrated and fully accessible transit service throughout the community six days a week.

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Tourism and Attractions of Medicine Hat

The Medicine Hat Clay Industries National Historic District is a living, working museum that offers unique attractions and exhibits. Medicine Hat also has the worlds tallest Teepee that was designed for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary and was moved to Medicine Hat in 1991. Medicine Hat has five major parks and over 100 community parks. The South Saskatchewan River runs through Medicine Hat, whether you want to float for a couple of hours, or embark on a five day wilderness experience, you will enjoy this prairie river.

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Surrounding Communities

  • Medicine Hat
  • Redcliff
  • Dunmore
  • Irvine
  • Suffield
  • Ralston
  • Seven Persons
  • Bow Island
  • Walsh
  • Schuler
  • Tunstall
  • Hatton
  • Elkwater
  • Maleb

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Geography of Medicine Hat, Alberta

Medicine Hat is located in southeastern Alberta, approximately 300 kms southeast of Calgary, and 160 kms north of the United States border. The Trans-Canada Highway #1 and Highway #3, run directly through Medicine Hat.

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Medicine Hat's Government

Medicine Hat is governed by a Mayor, eight Aldermen, four Commissioners and two Designated Officers.

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Medicine Hat's Economy and Industry

When Alberta was incorporated as a Canadian Province in 1905, Medicine Hat was the largest southeastern community and its residents were already using natural gas as an inexpensive source of energy. Medicine Hat soon developed as a prime location in western Canada for industry, trade and distribution. Medicine Hat is a diversified manufacturing centre producing a variety of industrial and consumer goods for domestic and export markets. In addition, agriculture is also a major contributor to the economic stability of the Medicine Hat area.

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Medicine Hat's Culture and Significant Events

Medicine Hat hosts a wide range of festivals every year. The Folk Music Festival is held in February, the Medicine Hat JazzFest is held the third week in June with seven days of great jazz concerts with local, national and international artists and the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede is held the third week of July. These are just a few of the many events that Medicine Hat hosts throughout the year.

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Sports in Medicine Hat, Alberta

Medicine Hat has much to offer in the area of sports and recreation, play a round of golf at one of the many golf courses in the area, the Family Leisure Centre offers many recreational programs including swimming lessons and open swim times and more than 90 kilometres of hiking/biking trails, just to list a few! Medicine Hat is also home to the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Canada Junior Hockey League.

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Media of Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat's main daily newspaper is the Medicine Hat News, which is published on a daily basis. A few AM and FM radio station call Medicine Hat home as well.

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