December 17th, 2017

Election 2017

Redcliff election hopefuls face off

By Jeremy Appel on October 4th, 2017

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel Candidates for Redcliff mayor and town council, as well as, the Prairie Rose District School Board, touted their credentials at an all-candidates forum Tuesday. The forum, which attracted 79 attendees, was held at Redcliff’s Parkside School. Moderated by Lori Johnson of the RC Lions Club, the event began with introductory statements by each ... Read More »

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Regnier hopes to grow business

By Gillian Slade on September 30th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade City council candidate Ryan Regnier says attracting businesses to the city, and council members hearing directly from residents are corner stones of his platform. Creating an environment to promote the growth of current businesses and attract new ones, by making it simpler to start a business, has huge benefits for the community, ... Read More »

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Smithers wants to give you a voice

By Gillian Slade on September 29th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Giving a voice to those seldom heard and optimistically extolling the advantages of living and working in Medicine Hat, are key points in Colette Smithers’ election platform. “What I love in particular about Albertans and Medicine Hatters is there’s an entrepreneurial spirit, there’s a spirit of exploration always looking for opportunities and ... Read More »

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Advance polls for election will begin Oct. 7

By Gillian Slade on September 29th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Voting in the municipal election starts next week at advance polls. Election day is on Oct. 16 with voting from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Locations are still to be announced. From Saturday, Oct. 7 you can vote in advance polls: At city hall on Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 ... Read More »

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PRSD Ward 4 (Redcliff, Ralston, Jenner) candidate profiles

By Tim Kalinowski on September 29th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Arnold Frank Frank has been a trustee for the past 16 years. The Redcliff resident spent 30 years as a physical education instructor at Medicine Hat College before retiring in 2001. Frank, who represents the division at the Alberta School Board Association, is one of the most outspoken members of the board of ... Read More »

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Garry Procter says fire service to Desert Blume top issue as he campaigns in Cypress Ward 7

By Tim Kalinowski on September 26th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Garry Procter is running for election in Ward 7 (Seven Persons North/Desert Blume) in Cypress County. A well-known local building contractor, Procter is running against incumbent, and former reeve, Richard Oster. Procter feels he can do a better job than Oster in advocating for the taxpayers of his ward. He counts the county’s ... Read More »

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Mayoral candidates discuss debt

By Collin Gallant on September 23rd, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Among election issues, public debt tends to rank high in the queue, but most candidates for mayor say the level of city debt is reasonable. Candidate John Hamill however, says he would “put and immediate cap on everything” until a “clear financial plan” can be drawn up to tackle an operating shortfall, growing ... Read More »

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Election candidates have differing opinions on council sitting during a campaign

By Gillian Slade on September 22nd, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Whether incumbent candidates have an unfair advantage over new candidates as they continue in their role on council during the election has all candidates divided in opinion. Not having a council and mayor during the election campaign is not feasible, said Phil Turnbull, a candidate for council. “I don’t think there’s any ... Read More »

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McKenzie becomes one of just two women to declare in Cypress County election

By Tim Kalinowski on September 22nd, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Michelle McKenzie is running for election in Ward 1 (Hilda/Schuler), making it a three-person race between McKenzie, Shirley Roy and incumbent Art Squire. McKenzie, a former school bus driver who works as a flagger and owns a cattle farm near Schuler, is only the second woman to declare her candidacy in Cypress County ... Read More »

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Three newcomers hope to join Redcliff council

By Jeremy Appel on September 22nd, 2017

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel There are three new challengers looking for seats on Redcliff town council in the Oct. 16 election. Shawna Cockle, Chris Czember and JD Gaetan are running against incumbents Catherine Crozier, Larry Leipert, Eric Solberg and Jim Steinke. Coun. Chere Brown opted not to run for re-election, while Coun. Dwight Kilpatrick is facing off ... Read More »

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