June 16th, 2024

Electoral boundary explained for river residents

By Gillian Slade on June 22, 2018.

A map showing those south of the river who will still be part of the Brooks-Medicine Hat riding.--SUBMITTED IMAGE


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Even if you live south of the South Saskatchewan River in Medicine Hat you may still be in the Brooks-Medicine Hat provincial electoral riding.

Residents in Harlow, River Heights, hospital area, and downtown north of Third Street SE are in the Brooks-Medicine Hat riding.

Everyone north of the South Saskatchewan River is in this riding but also those south of First Street SE up to Maple Avenue. The boundary then goes up to Third Street SE along South Railway Street. It continues along Third Street SE and Third Street SW and west of Gershaw Drive until it intersects with the Trans-Canada Highway.

Everyone living on the north side of Third Street SE and Third Street SW up to the river, including Second Street and First Street is in the Brooks-Medicine Hat riding, along with those north of the river. If you reside on the northwest side of Gershaw Drive, you are in the Brooks-Medicine Hat riding.

If you live on the south side of Third Street, you are in the Cypress-Medicine Hat riding. If you live on the east side of Gershaw Drive, you are in Cypress-Medicine Hat.

East of the Trans-Canada Highway up to Gershaw Drive, you are in the Brooks-Medicine Hat riding.

The South Saskatchewan River, Highway 41A and Township Road 132 are boundaries for the Cypress-Medicine Hat riding. If you are wondering about the streets in the historic clay district and near Ross Creek, here are the details.

“This means that Porcelain Ave, Brick Ave, Iron Ave, and Day Street are all within Cypress-Medicine Hat as they are all west of the City of Medicine Hat boundary but south of the South Saskatchewan River,” said Tara Young GIS Technologist with Elections Alberta.

If you live in Veinerville though, you are in the Brooks-Medicine Hat riding, said Young. Veinerville is north of Highway 41A where the highway is the electoral division boundary line.

The Brooks-Medicine Hat riding has the South Saskatchewan River as a boundary on the west side and includes Bassano, Bow City, Scandia, Redcliff and Veinerville. The eastern boundary of the riding is the Saskatchewan border and includes communities such as Schuler and Hilda. The Red Deer River and Cypress County border are the northern boundaries of the riding.

Not all parties have contestants or candidates in the Brooks-Medicine Hat riding yet. Jim Black is an Alberta Party contestant. There are two contestants vying to be the United Conservative Party (UCP) candidate: Michaela Glasgow and Todd Beasley. Voting for the nomination is expected to take place in mid July. In Cypress-Medicine Hat, so far, Drew Barnes in the UCP candidate.

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