October 22nd, 2017

Election 2017

Mayoral candidates fought the fight they wanted

By Collin Gallant on October 18th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Two men who challenged Ted Clugston say they’re pleased with the race they ran. Clugston secured a second term as mayor on Monday, winning more than half the vote total. His 9,307 votes were more than double John Hamill’s total of 4,119, While Scott Raible placed third with 2,516, and Thomas Fougere trailed ... Read More »

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Clugston expects good things from newest version of city council

By Collin Gallant on October 18th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Mayor Ted Clugston says he expected some changes to take place in Monday’s municipal election, but he said it was hard to figure out who may be put on or left off the council roster. He also said he expects a well-working group will form from the top-eight council vote-getters. After welcoming four ... Read More »

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Another Clugston rout

By Collin Gallant on October 17th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Ted Clugston sailed to re-election on Monday night, winning a second term as mayor in Medicine Hat, saying that issues of transit and transparency at city raised by his opponents failed to resonate with voters. He also said winning another majority mandate from voters was “redemption.” “I’ve done the job, and I think ... Read More »

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Samraj brings fresh face to council

By Gillian Slade on October 17th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The young man who spent three years preparing to run for Medicine Hat city council took the second highest number of votes on Monday. Kris Samraj, 37, will be the new fresh face on council having achieved 7,619 votes, taking second place to Robert Dumanowski who led the way with 8,356 votes ... Read More »

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Minor changes to Catholic school board

By Peggy Revell on October 17th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Medicine Hat’s Catholic voters elected three incumbents and two newcomers Monday to serve as separate school board trustees. “It is going to be a different perspective, sitting in a different chair in the board room,” said vote leader David Leahy, who served as superintendent for the board until stepping down five years ago. ... Read More »

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Strong support for SD76 incumbents

By Tim Kalinowski on October 17th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal While longtime SD76 trustee Terry Riley went down in defeat last night by a whisker’s length, all other incumbents were re-elected by a wide margin. Chair Rick Massini will be joined by fellow incumbents Deborah Forbes, Catherine Wilson-Fraser and Carolyn Freeman for another four years on council. Newly elected trustee Celina Symmonds will ... Read More »

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Pair of experienced incumbents ousted

By Gillian Slade on October 17th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Two incumbents who have significant experience on Medicine Hat city council lost their seats on Monday. With 5,970 votes, Bill Cocks finished ninth, only 113 votes fewer than eighth-place Jamie McIntosh’s 6,083 votes. Les Pearson was 10th with 5,842 votes, 241 fewer than McIntosh’s total. “The people have spoken,” said Pearson. “Transit ... Read More »

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Redcliff residents elect a new mayor

By Jeremy Appel on October 17th, 2017

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel The Town of Redcliff has a new mayor. Longtime councillor Dwight Kilpatrick defeated incumbent Ernie Reimer in Monday’s municipal election. Kilpatrick received 591 votes, or 54.2 per cent, to Reimer’s 499 votes, or 45.8 per cent. Turnout was 1,095. “I’m humbled and grateful for the people who voted for me,” said Kilpatrick. “Next ... Read More »

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Close race decides Prairie Rose SD

By Tim Kalinowski on October 17th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Longtime trustee Arnold Frank and relative newcomer Pam Cursons, who was acclaimed in the byelection this past spring in Ward 4 (Redcliff-Ralston-Jenner), were both re-elected to the PRSD board on Monday, defeating challenger Meredith Conboy. Frank was first elected in Ward 4 in 2001. He was gratified local voters have continued to show ... Read More »

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Clugston releases campaign donors, as promised

By Collin Gallant on October 17th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Ted Clugston, who promised to release a list of major campaign donors before the election, did so just as polls opened on Monday morning. An email sent at 10:30 a.m. on election day states Clugston had raised $13,900 as of last Friday. The News cannot confirm the information released by his campaign ... Read More »

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