January 24th, 2021

Election 2017

Mayoral hopefuls go head to head

By Collin Gallant on October 6th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Four candidates vying to be mayor appear to have accomplished what they wanted at Thursday’s election forum. Incumbent Ted Clugston worked to defend his record while being set upon by three challengers on issues of service cuts, city spending and council transparency. John Hamill, the loquacious former alderman, reintroduced himself to the electorate ... Read More »

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Moritz says city must grow, or fall behind

By Collin Gallant on October 6th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Immanuel Moritz says the time is right for him to move from an observer of politics to a city council seat with a pro-growth agenda he says will be accountable to residents. “I’ve always liked politics, talking to people and getting their viewpoints — I usually have a viewpoint and I like to ... Read More »

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Business talk dominates again

By Collin Gallant on October 5th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Nine council candidates discussed support for incentive packages to attract business, tax rates and city budgeting, as well as transit changes and their priorities, if elected, during a Chamber of Commerce election forum on Wednesday. They showed varying levels of support for business incentives, such as tax breaks and discounts on infrastructure costs ... Read More »

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Council candidates talk business

By Peggy Revell on October 4th, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Unsurprisingly, it was economic development and financial policy dominating the first municipal election forum hosted Tuesday evening by the local Chamber of Commerce at the Medicine Hat College Theatre. With topics like job growth, diversification, off-site levies, the boom/bust cycle and sustainable municipal finances, incumbents Robert Dumanowski, Julie Friesen, Jamie McIntosh and Jim ... Read More »

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Varying ideas for boosting energy revenue

By Collin Gallant on October 4th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Two high-profile projects from late in the current council’s term are off the official agenda this week as the municipal election enters its final two weeks. A presentation on proposed helium exploration was nixed from Monday night’s council agenda. As well, a planned ribbon-cutting on a $55-million north-end power plant set for Friday ... Read More »

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Redcliff election hopefuls face off

By Jeremy Appel on October 4th, 2017

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel Candidates for Redcliff mayor and town council, as well as, the Prairie Rose District School Board, touted their credentials at an all-candidates forum Tuesday. The forum, which attracted 79 attendees, was held at Redcliff’s Parkside School. Moderated by Lori Johnson of the RC Lions Club, the event began with introductory statements by each ... Read More »

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Regnier hopes to grow business

By Gillian Slade on September 30th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade City council candidate Ryan Regnier says attracting businesses to the city, and council members hearing directly from residents are corner stones of his platform. Creating an environment to promote the growth of current businesses and attract new ones, by making it simpler to start a business, has huge benefits for the community, ... Read More »

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Smithers wants to give you a voice

By Gillian Slade on September 29th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Giving a voice to those seldom heard and optimistically extolling the advantages of living and working in Medicine Hat, are key points in Colette Smithers’ election platform. “What I love in particular about Albertans and Medicine Hatters is there’s an entrepreneurial spirit, there’s a spirit of exploration always looking for opportunities and ... Read More »

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Advance polls for election will begin Oct. 7

By Gillian Slade on September 29th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Voting in the municipal election starts next week at advance polls. Election day is on Oct. 16 with voting from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Locations are still to be announced. From Saturday, Oct. 7 you can vote in advance polls: At city hall on Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 ... Read More »

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PRSD Ward 4 (Redcliff, Ralston, Jenner) candidate profiles

By Tim Kalinowski on September 29th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Arnold Frank Frank has been a trustee for the past 16 years. The Redcliff resident spent 30 years as a physical education instructor at Medicine Hat College before retiring in 2001. Frank, who represents the division at the Alberta School Board Association, is one of the most outspoken members of the board of ... Read More »

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