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Election 2017

Cypress County Ward 4 candidates’ questionnaire answers

By Tim Kalinowski on October 13th, 2017

Cypress County Ward 4 Longfellow election questionnaire 1. What is the right balance, in your opinion, between preservation of agricultural lands and subdivision development in Cypress County? 2. Cypress County has a number of undeveloped road allowances, gravelled grid roads and highways which all require regular maintenance at an enormous cost to taxpayers. What would ... Read More »

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SD76 trustee candidates passionately discuss inclusion

By Tim Kalinowski on October 12th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal SD76 board of trustee candidates took part in a passionate debate at the Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club on Wednesday evening. About 100 Hatters attended the ATA Local No. 1-sponsored debate to hear from each of the nine candidates on various issues of concern ranging from diversity and inclusion in public schools, ... Read More »

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Who’s spending what on the campaign trail, and from whom?

By Collin Gallant on October 12th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant If an initial survey of municipal election candidates holds true, campaign spending as well as fundraising could plummet in Medicine Hat compared to the 2013 election. All candidates are required to submit campaign expenses as well as list any donation over $100 within 90 days of next Monday’s election. Before the last election ... Read More »

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Transit still at top of mind for Hatters

By Jeremy Appel on October 12th, 2017

jappel@medicinehatnews.com– @MHNJeremyAppel Transit and the general state of public services in the city were top of mind as the News caught up with some Hatters about the upcoming municipal election. 1. What issues would you like to see council address in its next term? 2. Have you decided who you’re voting for? Robert Hildebrand 1. ... Read More »

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Leslie Rath hopes to bring growth

By Gillian Slade on October 12th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade On a platform of “honesty and straight talk,” Leslie Rath is running for council in the municipal election. In 1972, Medicine Hat was the third largest city in the province and has now slipped to number eight, he said. “I am very tired of seeing the city let companies go to Lethbridge ... Read More »

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Cypress County Ward 1: Hilda/Schuler candidates’ questionnaires

By Tim Kalinowski on October 12th, 2017

1. What is the right balance, in your opinion, between preservation of agricultural lands and subdivision development in Cypress County? 2. Cypress County has a number of undeveloped road allowances, gravelled grid roads and highways which all require regular maintenance at an enormous cost to taxpayers. What would be your highest priority if elected in ... Read More »

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Ward 8, Cypress County candidates’ questionnaires

By Tim Kalinowski on October 12th, 2017

Cypress County Ward 8 Redcliff/ Hwy. 523 North 1. What is the right balance, in your opinion, between preservation of agricultural lands and subdivision development in Cypress County? 2. Cypress County has a number of undeveloped road allowances, gravelled grid roads and highways which all require regular maintenance at an enormous cost to taxpayers. What ... Read More »

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Local students vote this week

By Tim Kalinowski on October 12th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Nearly two dozen schools across the city and region will be taking part in a student vote Thursday and Friday this week for local the municipal election. Ciara Schauerte, a Grade 9 teacher organizing the vote for Alexandra Middle School, felt it was important for students to become engaged in local politics ... Read More »

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Council remuneration broken down

By Gillian Slade on October 11th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade How much a city councillor or the mayor gets paid per hour depends on how much time they spend on council business but it could be as low as $17.54, or as high as $32 when benefits are included in remuneration. The mayor’s position is full-time with a base salary of $68,500 ... Read More »

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Cypress County Ward 7 Seven Persons North/Desert Blume election questionnaire

By Tim Kalinowski on October 11th, 2017

1. What is the right balance, in your opinion, between preservation of agricultural lands and subdivision development in Cypress County? 2. Cypress County has a number of undeveloped road allowances, graveled grid roads and highways which all require regular maintenance at an enormous cost to taxpayers. What would be your highest priority if elected in ... Read More »

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