October 22nd, 2017

Election 2017

Final pieces of election puzzle falling into place

By Collin Gallant on September 13th, 2017

Medicine Hat News It’s beginning to look a lot like an election. Ted Clugston will launch officially launch his re-election bid on Wednesday, laying out his platform at an event for supporters at a family member’s home. Clugston announced his first bid for mayor at a similar event on Sept. 12, 2013, and went on ... Read More »

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Symmonds will not seek a second council term

By Collin Gallant on September 9th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Celina Symmonds will not seek another term on city council but will run to become a public school board trustee. Symmonds, the final current city councillor to make her plans known ahead of this autumn’s elections, told the News on Friday that she had been considering switching streams for some time. “I ... Read More »

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City Notebook: Gushers, gaffes and how it happened

By Collin Gallant on September 9th, 2017

It’s been “Helium Week” in Medicine Hat, and while most Hatters have harkened back to periodic tables of long-ago chemistry classes, the News didn’t make the grade when it came to reporting on a new city endeavour. Yours truly got it wrong, announcing on Wednesday morning that the valuable and elusive gas had already been ... Read More »

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Election candidate pushes for reduced transit fares

By Gillian Slade on September 9th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A mayoral candidate in the election is concerned that a fare reduction for transit users was not part of the plan rolled out this week. Scott Raible says the idea of a fare reduction has been shared with members of council “both in letters to the editor and directly with them by ... Read More »

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Phil Turnbull wants back in

By Gillian Slade on September 8th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade After registering as a municipal election candidate some time ago with the possibility of running for mayor, Phil Turnbull has decided to run for council. Scott Raible has already declared he will run for mayor and that factored into Turnbull’s difficult decision. “I still have a yearning to be CEO of the ... Read More »

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McIntosh ready for another term

By Collin Gallant on September 7th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Jamie McIntosh has become the eighth member of council to announce intentions to seek re-election this October, and says his relatively late announcement had nothing to do with building suspense. He told the News Tuesday the timing is based on how his first foray into politics in 2013 worked out. “I made the ... Read More »

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Transit challenge issued to election candidates

By Gillian Slade on September 6th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The transit challenge has now been issued to all candidates in the municipal election, and so far only one is on board while a few others are nibbling on the idea. Susan Spicer, whose special needs daughter Kaytlyn relies on public transit every day, issued the challenge to council and the mayor ... Read More »

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Raible announces run for mayor

By Peggy Revell on September 5th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell The race is officially on, as Hatter Scott Raible announced Sunday he will be running for mayor in the fall municipal election. “Being a part of the community of Medicine Hat is a blessing,” said Raible, who came to the city almost 20 years ago from Surrey, B.C., with a “garbage bag and ... Read More »

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Another new name in the race

By Gillian Slade on August 31st, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The municipal election will have the biggest effect on your day-to-day life, says Kris Samraj, who has joined 13 others in a bid to be one of the councillors elected Oct. 16. While consensus is good there is merit in looking at things from different angles, he says. “City council is the ... Read More »

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Who’s influencing your vote?

By Collin Gallant on August 30th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Six weeks before ballots are cast across the province to fill municipal council seats, non-registered groups seeking to influence voters are coming under heavy scrutiny. In Calgary, a largely anonymous group known as “Save Calgary” is buying billboards in an attempt to unseat incumbent Mayor Naheed Nenshi and five other councillors. In 2013, ... Read More »

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