June 20th, 2018

Election 2017

Richard Oster seeking re-election in Cypress County

By Tim Kalinowski on July 26th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Coun. Richard Oster will be running for re-election in Ward 7 (Seven Persons North/ Desert Blume) in Cypress County this fall. Oster is the former owner of Art’s Excavating and served as reeve of Cypress County in 2014-15. Oster is known as a forceful advocate for the causes and individuals he champions. Oster ... Read More »

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Jim Turner will seek second council term

By Gillian Slade on July 21st, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A lot was accomplished in his past four years on council, says Jim Turner, who is ready to contribute more and hopes to win a second term in the municipal election this fall. “I think I am now more confident on council and can contribute more,” said Turner. A focus on economic ... Read More »

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Former alderman will run for council

By Gillian Slade on July 20th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A former city councillor will run again in the municipal election this fall. Promising allegiance only to taxpayers and no hidden agenda, Darren Hirsch announced Wednesday he is running for council. “Right now it’s not a big secret that operationally the city of Medicine Hat is challenged, and I think I can ... Read More »

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Alf Belyea will run for re-election in Ward 9

By Tim Kalinowski on July 15th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Cypress County Coun. Alf Belyea is running for re-election in Ward 9 Jenner/Suffield this fall. Belyea moved to the hamlet of Suffield in 2010 after retiring from the logging industry in British Columbia, and was acclaimed in the byelection of 2014 after former reeve Bob Olson stepped down. Belyea, who was raised on ... Read More »

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Three Cypress County Councillors declare intentions for re-election in October

By Tim Kalinowski on July 14th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Three more candidates have declared their intention to run in the Cypress County municipal elections this fall. Coun. Richard Oster of Ward 7, (Seven Persons North/Desert Blume), Coun. Dan Hamilton of Ward 5, (Dunmore/Veinerville) and Coun. Alf Belyea of Ward 9, (Jenner/Suffield), all declared Thursday they would be running for re-election in ... Read More »

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No city shockers before election

By Collin Gallant on July 6th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Entering the annual July break, city council appears to be in the homestretch heading toward the end of the current term this fall. Almost four years after the last election, and with only five meetings left until Hatters go to the polls on Oct. 16, council members say the public shouldn’t expect huge ... Read More »

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Municipal election follows just after the summer months

By Gillian Slade on July 5th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Hatters are three months away from choosing eight councillors, a mayor, five public school board trustees and five Catholic school trustees. Voting will take place Oct. 16, with advance polls from Oct. 7. There are nine candidates registered for Medicine Hat council to date, six of whom are incumbents. Nomination deadline is ... Read More »

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Friesen to seek re-election to council

By Collin Gallant on July 4th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Julie Friesen will seek an eighth term on city council hoping to build on current momentum to secure the city’s finances, create new strategy for business units and enhance the local quality of life for residents, she told the News. “There was a very positive impetus to this term on council,” she said. ... Read More »

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Garry Lentz will seek re-election in Cypress County’s Ward 4

By Tim Kalinowski on July 1st, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Ward 4 Longfellow Coun. Garry Lentz has announced he will be running for re-election in Cypress County this fall. Lentz has been on council for 16 years and is chair of the county’s Agricultural Service Board. He is semi-retired, a director on the Cypress Rural Water Co-op and a fourth generation farmer in ... Read More »

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And then there were 10

By Collin Gallant on June 8th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Robert Dumanowski’s re-election campaign announcement brings those seeking nine spots on Medicine Hat city council to 10. Council members Ted Clugston, Les Pearson, Jim Turner and Brian Varga have formally registered to seek re-election, while Bill Cocks has said he will run, but does not yet appear to have registered with the ... Read More »

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