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Election 2017

Strong support for SD76 incumbents

By Tim Kalinowski on October 17th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal While longtime SD76 trustee Terry Riley went down in defeat last night by a whisker’s length, all other incumbents were re-elected by a wide margin. Chair Rick Massini will be joined by fellow incumbents Deborah Forbes, Catherine Wilson-Fraser and Carolyn Freeman for another four years on council. Newly elected trustee Celina Symmonds will ... Read More »

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Minor changes to Catholic school board

By Peggy Revell on October 17th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Medicine Hat’s Catholic voters elected three incumbents and two newcomers Monday to serve as separate school board trustees. “It is going to be a different perspective, sitting in a different chair in the board room,” said vote leader David Leahy, who served as superintendent for the board until stepping down five years ago. ... Read More »

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Pair of experienced incumbents ousted

By Gillian Slade on October 17th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Two incumbents who have significant experience on Medicine Hat city council lost their seats on Monday. With 5,970 votes, Bill Cocks finished ninth, only 113 votes fewer than eighth-place Jamie McIntosh’s 6,083 votes. Les Pearson was 10th with 5,842 votes, 241 fewer than McIntosh’s total. “The people have spoken,” said Pearson. “Transit ... Read More »

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Close race decides Prairie Rose SD

By Tim Kalinowski on October 17th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Longtime trustee Arnold Frank and relative newcomer Pam Cursons, who was acclaimed in the byelection this past spring in Ward 4 (Redcliff-Ralston-Jenner), were both re-elected to the PRSD board on Monday, defeating challenger Meredith Conboy. Frank was first elected in Ward 4 in 2001. He was gratified local voters have continued to show ... Read More »

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Redcliff residents elect a new mayor

By Jeremy Appel on October 17th, 2017

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel The Town of Redcliff has a new mayor. Longtime councillor Dwight Kilpatrick defeated incumbent Ernie Reimer in Monday’s municipal election. Kilpatrick received 591 votes, or 54.2 per cent, to Reimer’s 499 votes, or 45.8 per cent. Turnout was 1,095. “I’m humbled and grateful for the people who voted for me,” said Kilpatrick. “Next ... Read More »

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Clugston releases campaign donors, as promised

By Collin Gallant on October 17th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Ted Clugston, who promised to release a list of major campaign donors before the election, did so just as polls opened on Monday morning. An email sent at 10:30 a.m. on election day states Clugston had raised $13,900 as of last Friday. The News cannot confirm the information released by his campaign ... Read More »

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Students pick ’em pretty well

By Tim Kalinowski on October 17th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Medicine Hat’s Student Vote largely mirrored the results of the Medicine Hat civic election as expected. Student Vote has been an uncanny predictor of many elections in the past, and this time was no exception. According to the Student Vote results released Monday night for Medicine Hat after the polls closed Ted Clugston ... Read More »

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Change on the horizon for Cypress County

By Justin Seward on October 17th, 2017

It was an historic night in Cypress County’s election as the polls closed with longtime councillor LeRay Pahl ousted by Shane Hok, Michelle McKenzie becoming the first female councillor voted in the Hilda/Schuler riding, while the younger Robin Kurpjuweit overtook Garry Lentz for Ward 4. Pahl has been on council for 30 years and said ... Read More »

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Lethbridge re-elects Spearman in landslide

By Melissa Villeneuve on October 17th, 2017

mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com LETHBRIDGE HERALD Chris Spearman is looking forward to taking care of unfinished business as he swept the Lethbridge municipal election race to hold his mayoral seat another four years. Mayor-elect Spearman received 14,897 ballots on Monday for 73.72 per cent of the vote. He took an early lead with the first of 17 polls ... Read More »

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Clugston romps to re-election, calls it ‘redemption’

By Collin Gallant on October 16th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Ted Clugston sailed to re-election on Monday night, winning a second term as mayor in Medicine Hat, saying that issues of transit and transparency at city raised by his opponents failed to resonate with voters. He also said that winning another majority mandate from voters was “redemption.” “I’ve done the job, and I ... Read More »

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