July 15th, 2018

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A candidate seeking the UCP nomination for Brooks-Medicine Hat has been asked to withdraw from the race by the party less than 48-hours before voting begins. “I have been asked by the United Conservative Party to withdraw my name as contestant for the Party candidacy in the Brooks Medicine Hat riding,” wrote Todd Beasley in

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  • UCP takes Beasley off the ballot for Brooks-Medicine Hat nomination vote

    A candidate seeking the UCP nomination for Brooks-Medicine Hat has been asked to withdraw from the race by the party less than 48-hours before voting begins. “I have been asked by the United Conservative Party to withdraw my name as contestant for the Party candidacy in the Brooks Medicine Hat riding,” wrote Todd Beasley in ... Read More »

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  • Veiner Centre fees clarified by city

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade New membership fees at the Veiner Centre have been clarified by the city. The current annual membership of $40 will increase to $100 a year. This gives the member access to the Veiner Centre and the Strathcona Centre with the exception of the fitness centre. If you would like to use the ... Read More »

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  • Passing on the gas

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The owner of a Redcliff gasbar took the unusual step this week of shutting down sales of regular gasoline saying that she can’t sell it for what refineries are charging her. It adds a twist to a series of ups and downs in fuel prices in the Medicine Hat region since late June, ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Mavericks clinch playoff spot with 16 games remaining

    Medicine Hat News With two weeks left in the regular season, the Medicine Hat Mavericks will be able to ensure all arms are ready for August, when playoffs begin. But if you dig down into the statistics, they’re already doing a pretty good job of that. For a team that’s scored by far the most ... Read More »

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  • Mav pitchers jump in on batting practice before playoff-clinching win

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Even the pitchers were going deep on Friday at Athletic Park. Following Jaymon Cervantes’ complete game shutout victory over the Regina Red Sox on Wednesday, the Medicine Hat Mavericks opted to put their pitchers at the plate for batting practice before taking on the Fort McMurray Giants. While the arms stayed on the ... Read More »

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  • AAAs take Hat battle

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat AAA Thunder kicked off their host invitational baseball tournament with a commanding cross-town victory over the local AA squad on Friday at KinCoulee Park. Jack Didack, Evan Morrison, Carson Sauter and Hayden Hall all connected for 3 RBI in a 19-1 landslide victory that will serve as a tune-up for ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

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    I am a Grade 8 student at Crescent Heights High School. I am writing about the new marijuana factory coming to Medicine Hat. I think that the city did a great job of bringing new economic options to Medicine Hat, especially since the downturn of the oil and gas industry. Although this is great for ... Read More »

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  • Pot concerns

    I’m writing about the new Aurora Sun greenhouse. I have a concern about the types of marijuana being sold. Will it just be medicinal marijuana or will there be recreational marijuana also? If there’s recreational marijuana there’s a big concern about crime and people on the streets in regards to how people will act. But ... Read More »

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