December 17th, 2017

Election 2017

Change on the horizon for Cypress County

By Justin Seward on October 17th, 2017

It was an historic night in Cypress County’s election as the polls closed with longtime councillor LeRay Pahl ousted by Shane Hok, Michelle McKenzie becoming the first female councillor voted in the Hilda/Schuler riding, while the younger Robin Kurpjuweit overtook Garry Lentz for Ward 4. Pahl has been on council for 30 years and said ... 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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Lethbridge re-elects Spearman in landslide

By Melissa Villeneuve on October 17th, 2017

mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com LETHBRIDGE HERALD Chris Spearman is looking forward to taking care of unfinished business as he swept the Lethbridge municipal election race to hold his mayoral seat another four years. Mayor-elect Spearman received 14,897 ballots on Monday for 73.72 per cent of the vote. He took an early lead with the first of 17 polls ... Read More »

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Clugston romps to re-election, calls it ‘redemption’

By Collin Gallant on October 16th, 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 that winning another majority mandate from voters was “redemption.” “I’ve done the job, and I ... Read More »

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Election 2017: News declares Clugston re-elected as mayor; Kilpatrick upsets Reimer in Redcliff

By Medicine Hat News on October 16th, 2017

11:30 p.m: Final tally for preliminary poll results. Mayor: Clugston 9,317, Hamill 4,119, Raible 2,516, Fougere 497; Councillors: Dumanowski 8,356, Samraj 7,619, Turnbull 7,393, Friesen 7,056, Hirsch 6,957, J. Turner 6,393, Varga 6,115, McIntosh 6,083, Cocks 5,970, Pearson 5,842, Moritz 5,650, Roberts 5,141, English 4,230, Klassen 3,717, Smithers 3,611, Mulholland 3,536, C. Turner 2,656, Rath ... Read More »

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Your guide to our candidate profiles

By Medicine Hat News on October 16th, 2017

We want to give you all the information we can on the candidates running for mayor and councillor in this election and to make it as easy as possible to find it. With that in mind right here is where you can find links to all the candidate profiles that we did as people announced ... Read More »

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Turnout down for advance polls

By Mo Cranker on October 16th, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Today is the big day — election day. The city will have 40 voting stations set up for anyone 18 or older to use to vote from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., today. In order to vote, one must have lived in the province for at least six months, and in Medicine Hat ... Read More »

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Is there still a Medicine Hat Advantage? Council candidates give their take

By Collin Gallant on October 14th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A question at a mayoral debate has council candidates similarly split about how to define the Medicine Hat advantage, how to keep it, or how to get it back. Entering the final weekend before Monday’s municipal election, the News surveyed candidates about how property taxes and utility fees should be used to address ... Read More »

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How are municipal decisions made?

By Gillian Slade on October 14th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Recent public transit issues have raised questions on how decisions are made at city hall and by council. The primary legwork on a new initiative is done by the city’s administration, which is more familiar with municipal requirements, and staff present it to council for a political point of view, said Jim ... Read More »

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Local children take part in Student Vote

By Tim Kalinowski on October 14th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Hundreds of students and dozens of schools across the city took part in Student Vote on Friday to make their own choices for the city’s municipal leaders. While results of the vote will not be released until after the civic election results are recorded on Monday, most students who took part deemed it ... Read More »

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