January 24th, 2021

Election 2017

Election 2017: News declares Clugston re-elected as mayor; Kilpatrick upsets Reimer in Redcliff

By Medicine Hat News on October 16th, 2017

11:30 p.m: Final tally for preliminary poll results. Mayor: Clugston 9,317, Hamill 4,119, Raible 2,516, Fougere 497; Councillors: Dumanowski 8,356, Samraj 7,619, Turnbull 7,393, Friesen 7,056, Hirsch 6,957, J. Turner 6,393, Varga 6,115, McIntosh 6,083, Cocks 5,970, Pearson 5,842, Moritz 5,650, Roberts 5,141, English 4,230, Klassen 3,717, Smithers 3,611, Mulholland 3,536, C. Turner 2,656, Rath ... Read More »

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Turnout down for advance polls

By Mo Cranker on October 16th, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Today is the big day — election day. The city will have 40 voting stations set up for anyone 18 or older to use to vote from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., today. In order to vote, one must have lived in the province for at least six months, and in Medicine Hat ... Read More »

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Is there still a Medicine Hat Advantage? Council candidates give their take

By Collin Gallant on October 14th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A question at a mayoral debate has council candidates similarly split about how to define the Medicine Hat advantage, how to keep it, or how to get it back. Entering the final weekend before Monday’s municipal election, the News surveyed candidates about how property taxes and utility fees should be used to address ... Read More »

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How are municipal decisions made?

By Gillian Slade on October 14th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Recent public transit issues have raised questions on how decisions are made at city hall and by council. The primary legwork on a new initiative is done by the city’s administration, which is more familiar with municipal requirements, and staff present it to council for a political point of view, said Jim ... Read More »

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Local children take part in Student Vote

By Tim Kalinowski on October 14th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Hundreds of students and dozens of schools across the city took part in Student Vote on Friday to make their own choices for the city’s municipal leaders. While results of the vote will not be released until after the civic election results are recorded on Monday, most students who took part deemed it ... Read More »

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Complete list of voting stations for Monday

By Gillian Slade on October 14th, 2017

Medicine Hat News There are 40 voting stations where you can cast your ballot in the municipal election on Monday, Oct. 16. Most voting stations are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. You must be at least 18 years old to vote and have lived here at least six months. You will be asked ... Read More »

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Candidates make final plea to students

By Tim Kalinowski on October 13th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal All four of Medicine Hat’s mayoral candidates, most of council and most SD76 trustee candidates were on hand for an interactive and engaging candidates forum with about 200 Grade 6 students from across the city Thursday morning at Dr. Roy Wilson Learning Centre. Candidates were given prepared questions from the students, who will ... Read More »

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Is there still a Medicine Hat Advantage? Mayoral candidates give their take

By Collin Gallant on October 13th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Low taxes, low utility rates and first-class city services have been the hallmarks of Medicine Hat for decades — it’s the so-called “Medicine Hat Advantage.” For just as long, citizens and candidates for council have debated what’s the real advantage or whether it still exists. This year’s election race is no exception, especially ... Read More »

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Klassen hopes to build economy

By Collin Gallant on October 13th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Building a new, modern economy, is the goal of Michael Klassen, who says his bid for a city council seat is the culmination of his lifelong interest in politics and concern about economic growth. “I felt that it was time, personally, to get involved and I felt that there just wasn’t enough growth ... Read More »

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PRSD Ward 4 candidates discuss school closures

By Tim Kalinowski on October 13th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal The Prairie Rose School Division’s Ward 4 (Redcliff-Ralston-Jenner) is the only ward under contest during this year’s municipal election. Three candidates are vying for two seats, Arnold Frank, Pam Cursons and Meredith Conboy. The News recently polled each for responses to certain challenging issues facing Ward 4. On the issue of possible future ... Read More »

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