December 17th, 2017

Election 2017

Complete list of voting stations for Monday

By Gillian Slade on October 14th, 2017

Medicine Hat News There are 40 voting stations where you can cast your ballot in the municipal election on Monday, Oct. 16. Most voting stations are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. You must be at least 18 years old to vote and have lived here at least six months. You will be asked ... Read More »

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Candidates make final plea to students

By Tim Kalinowski on October 13th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal All four of Medicine Hat’s mayoral candidates, most of council and most SD76 trustee candidates were on hand for an interactive and engaging candidates forum with about 200 Grade 6 students from across the city Thursday morning at Dr. Roy Wilson Learning Centre. Candidates were given prepared questions from the students, who will ... Read More »

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

By Collin Gallant on October 13th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Low taxes, low utility rates and first-class city services have been the hallmarks of Medicine Hat for decades — it’s the so-called “Medicine Hat Advantage.” For just as long, citizens and candidates for council have debated what’s the real advantage or whether it still exists. This year’s election race is no exception, especially ... Read More »

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Klassen hopes to build economy

By Collin Gallant on October 13th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Building a new, modern economy, is the goal of Michael Klassen, who says his bid for a city council seat is the culmination of his lifelong interest in politics and concern about economic growth. “I felt that it was time, personally, to get involved and I felt that there just wasn’t enough growth ... Read More »

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PRSD Ward 4 candidates discuss school closures

By Tim Kalinowski on October 13th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal The Prairie Rose School Division’s Ward 4 (Redcliff-Ralston-Jenner) is the only ward under contest during this year’s municipal election. Three candidates are vying for two seats, Arnold Frank, Pam Cursons and Meredith Conboy. The News recently polled each for responses to certain challenging issues facing Ward 4. On the issue of possible future ... Read More »

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Cypress County Ward 4 candidates’ questionnaire answers

By Tim Kalinowski on October 13th, 2017

Cypress County Ward 4 Longfellow election questionnaire 1. What is the right balance, in your opinion, between preservation of agricultural lands and subdivision development in Cypress County? 2. Cypress County has a number of undeveloped road allowances, gravelled grid roads and highways which all require regular maintenance at an enormous cost to taxpayers. What would ... Read More »

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SD76 trustee candidates passionately discuss inclusion

By Tim Kalinowski on October 12th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal SD76 board of trustee candidates took part in a passionate debate at the Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club on Wednesday evening. About 100 Hatters attended the ATA Local No. 1-sponsored debate to hear from each of the nine candidates on various issues of concern ranging from diversity and inclusion in public schools, ... Read More »

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Who’s spending what on the campaign trail, and from whom?

By Collin Gallant on October 12th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant If an initial survey of municipal election candidates holds true, campaign spending as well as fundraising could plummet in Medicine Hat compared to the 2013 election. All candidates are required to submit campaign expenses as well as list any donation over $100 within 90 days of next Monday’s election. Before the last election ... Read More »

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Transit still at top of mind for Hatters

By Jeremy Appel on October 12th, 2017

jappel@medicinehatnews.com– @MHNJeremyAppel Transit and the general state of public services in the city were top of mind as the News caught up with some Hatters about the upcoming municipal election. 1. What issues would you like to see council address in its next term? 2. Have you decided who you’re voting for? Robert Hildebrand 1. ... Read More »

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Leslie Rath hopes to bring growth

By Gillian Slade on October 12th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade On a platform of “honesty and straight talk,” Leslie Rath is running for council in the municipal election. In 1972, Medicine Hat was the third largest city in the province and has now slipped to number eight, he said. “I am very tired of seeing the city let companies go to Lethbridge ... Read More »

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