October 18th, 2017

Election 2017

Candidate lists made official

By Collin Gallant on September 20th, 2017

Medicine Hat News It’s official, a list of confirmed nominated candidates for next month’s municipal and school board elections was released Tuesday by the local chief returning officer. Four mayoral and 19 councillor candidates submitted paperwork on Monday, but legislation states they have 24 hours to reconsider while election officials vet information on the forms. ... Read More »

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And then there were four…

By Collin Gallant on September 19th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Medicine Hatters will have four names to choose from on the ballot for mayor next month, including that of a web blogger who describes himself as someone who shakes up the status quo. Tom Fougere joined incumbent Ted Clugston, former alderman John Hamill and local broadcaster Scott Raible in filing nomination papers at ... Read More »

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Stage is set for a spirited council race

By Collin Gallant on September 19th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Seven incumbents, some familiar names and a few surprises are among 19 candidates that filed to contest next month’s municipal election after paperwork was submitted on Monday. A survey of council hopefuls shows the key issues range from seeing the city’s 10-year budget plan through, to reversing course, or from boasting economic ... Read More »

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Catholic board election attracts packed ballot

By Jeremy Appel on September 19th, 2017

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel The future of Catholic education in Alberta was front of mind for many trustee candidates as they registered on Monday at Medicine Hat city hall before the noon deadline. There are nine candidates running in the election for the city’s Catholic Board of Education, including all five incumbents and a former superintendent. The ... Read More »

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SD76 race set with nine

By Jeremy Appel on September 19th, 2017

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel Registration for SD76, Medicine Hat’s public school board, occurred Monday at city hall, with nine candidates vying for five trustee positions. SD76 chair Rick Massini, who was a teacher for 38 years, said he’s running for re-election as a trustee to build upon the unconventional methods of teaching he’s promoted on the board. ... Read More »

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Redcliff municipal election candidates

By Peggy Revell on September 19th, 2017

Medicine Hat News New and old names will be on the ballot for Redcliff Town Council, as the deadline for entering the fall municipal election passed Monday. Running for mayor is incumbent Ernie Reimer, while current councillor Dwight Kilpatrick will be challenging him for office. Four incumbent councillors have filed to run again. This includes ... Read More »

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Cypress County election candidates

By Peggy Revell on September 19th, 2017

Medicine Hat News There will be races in four Cypress County wards in the fall municipal election. Three-way contest in Ward 1 (Hilda/Schuler), with incumbent Arthur Squire being challenged by Michelle McKenzie and Shiry Roy. Ward 4 (Longfellow) will have a two-way race between incumbent Garry Lentz and Robin Kurpjuweit. Ward 7 (Seven Persons North/Desert ... Read More »

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PRSD trustee election candidates

By Peggy Revell on September 19th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Save for one ward, all trustee positions of the Prairie Rose School Division have been acclaimed. Ward 4 — which covers the area of Redcliff, Ralston, Jenner and surrounding area — has two trustee positions available, and three people vying for them. Incumbents Arnold Frank and Pam Cursons will be running against ... Read More »

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Four running for mayor’s seat, one candidate says that’s not enough

By Medicine Hat News on September 18th, 2017

Medicine Hatters will have four names to choose from on the ballot for mayor next month, including that of a web blogger who describes himself as someone who shakes up the status quo. Tom Fougere joined incumbent Ted Clugston, former alderman John Hamill and local broadcaster and teacher Scott Raible in filing nomination papers on ... Read More »

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City Notebook: The council race begins

By Collin Gallant on September 16th, 2017

And they’ll be off Monday, officially, but it’s more likely election candidates will spend this weekend putting up signs, knocking on doors, rubbing shoulders at this event or that, or generally trying to win over votes. The 2017 municipal election begins at noon Monday after candidates formally submit paperwork. It’ll be up to candidates to ... Read More »

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