December 17th, 2017

Election 2017

Former mayor’s daughter running for council

By Gillian Slade on August 25th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Her father was mayor of Medicine Hat for more than 20 years but it is Maureen Roberts’ love of people motivating her to run for city council in the October municipal election. Roberts’ father, Ted Grimm was Medicine Hat’s mayor from 1980 to 2001. While recognizing people tend to gravitate to what ... Read More »

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Varga begins campaign for 2nd term

By Collin Gallant on August 22nd, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Brian Varga is now actively seeking another term on city council after the current councillor released a campaign-style statement late last week. In it, the first-term councillor states that despite some tough choices, he feels he and his fellow council members have made the best, albeit difficult, decisions for the people of Medicine ... Read More »

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Former alderman says transit cuts a mistake

By Gillian Slade on August 22nd, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Cuts to public transit are inappropriate for something that should be considered a public service, says a former city alderman. “It always has been a public service to the people, just like street sweeping and grooming our parks,” said John Hamill. “That kind of thing is a service that is provided by ... Read More »

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Shirley Roy to run for Cypress County council

By Tim Kalinowski on August 21st, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Shirley Roy has just thrown the Cypress County municipal election for a loop by declaring her intention to run against Coun. Art Squire in Ward 1 (Hilda/ Schuler). Roy is a lifetime resident of the ward. Her family has ranched and farmed in the area for decades. She is a Cypress County firefighter ... Read More »

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Ernest Mudie will seek a second council term in Cypress County

By Tim Kalinowski on August 17th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal First-term Coun. Ernest Mudie is running for re-election in Ward 3 (Elkwater) in Cypress County this fall. Mudie is a farmer in the Cypress Hills area, and is known as a bit of a scrapper on council, often needling other councillors and making pointed comments during debate. “It is always a battle to ... Read More »

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Voters can now register for special ballot in order to participate in municipal election

By Gillian Slade on August 16th, 2017

Medicine Hat News You can now register to vote by special ballot in the upcoming municipal election, if you qualify to do so. Voting by special ballot is an option if you are unable to attend your voting station on election day, Oct. 16, and during advance voting from Oct. 7-14. To qualify for voting ... Read More »

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Massini seeks SD76 re-election

By Tim Kalinowski on August 15th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Rick Massini will be seeking re-election to the Medicine Hat Public School Division 76 board of trustees in the municipal election this fall. Massini has served on the board for the past seven years, and has been chair of the body for a year. Massini is also vice president of the Public School ... Read More »

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Cypress Coun. LeRay Pahl gets blessing to run in one more county election

By Tim Kalinowski on August 9th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Cypress County Coun. LeRay Pahl is running for re-election this fall in Ward 8 (Redcliff/Hwy. 523 North). Pahl has spent 30 years on council and is the owner of Pahl Livestock Ltd. Pahl has a reputation as a straight shooter, and is one of the more fiscally conservative members on council. He says ... Read More »

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Bill Cocks seeking re-election

By Collin Gallant on August 2nd, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Bill Cocks has officially joined the ranks of those seeking re-election. The four-term council member registered his campaign with the chief returning officer on Tuesday, and says that he feels proud of what’s been accomplished over the past four years. “There will be some new faces, certainly, and I’m hoping to be an ... Read More »

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Cocks will seek another term on city council

By Collin Gallant on August 1st, 2017

Medicine Hat News Bill Cocks is prepared to make it official and formally register to run in this October’s municipal election, the News has learned Cocks, a four-term and current council member, will submit his notice of intent today to pursue another term as councillor. A release from his campaign chair Tom Rooke states that ... Read More »

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