January 24th, 2021

Election 2017

Garry Procter says fire service to Desert Blume top issue as he campaigns in Cypress Ward 7

By Tim Kalinowski on September 26th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Garry Procter is running for election in Ward 7 (Seven Persons North/Desert Blume) in Cypress County. A well-known local building contractor, Procter is running against incumbent, and former reeve, Richard Oster. Procter feels he can do a better job than Oster in advocating for the taxpayers of his ward. He counts the county’s ... Read More »

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Mayoral candidates discuss debt

By Collin Gallant on September 23rd, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Among election issues, public debt tends to rank high in the queue, but most candidates for mayor say the level of city debt is reasonable. Candidate John Hamill however, says he would “put and immediate cap on everything” until a “clear financial plan” can be drawn up to tackle an operating shortfall, growing ... Read More »

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Election candidates have differing opinions on council sitting during a campaign

By Gillian Slade on September 22nd, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Whether incumbent candidates have an unfair advantage over new candidates as they continue in their role on council during the election has all candidates divided in opinion. Not having a council and mayor during the election campaign is not feasible, said Phil Turnbull, a candidate for council. “I don’t think there’s any ... Read More »

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McKenzie becomes one of just two women to declare in Cypress County election

By Tim Kalinowski on September 22nd, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Michelle McKenzie is running for election in Ward 1 (Hilda/Schuler), making it a three-person race between McKenzie, Shirley Roy and incumbent Art Squire. McKenzie, a former school bus driver who works as a flagger and owns a cattle farm near Schuler, is only the second woman to declare her candidacy in Cypress County ... Read More »

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Three newcomers hope to join Redcliff council

By Jeremy Appel on September 22nd, 2017

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel There are three new challengers looking for seats on Redcliff town council in the Oct. 16 election. Shawna Cockle, Chris Czember and JD Gaetan are running against incumbents Catherine Crozier, Larry Leipert, Eric Solberg and Jim Steinke. Coun. Chere Brown opted not to run for re-election, while Coun. Dwight Kilpatrick is facing off ... Read More »

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Candidate lists made official

By Collin Gallant on September 20th, 2017

Medicine Hat News It’s official, a list of confirmed nominated candidates for next month’s municipal and school board elections was released Tuesday by the local chief returning officer. Four mayoral and 19 councillor candidates submitted paperwork on Monday, but legislation states they have 24 hours to reconsider while election officials vet information on the forms. ... Read More »

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And then there were four…

By Collin Gallant on September 19th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Medicine Hatters will have four names to choose from on the ballot for mayor next month, including that of a web blogger who describes himself as someone who shakes up the status quo. Tom Fougere joined incumbent Ted Clugston, former alderman John Hamill and local broadcaster Scott Raible in filing nomination papers at ... Read More »

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Stage is set for a spirited council race

By Collin Gallant on September 19th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Seven incumbents, some familiar names and a few surprises are among 19 candidates that filed to contest next month’s municipal election after paperwork was submitted on Monday. A survey of council hopefuls shows the key issues range from seeing the city’s 10-year budget plan through, to reversing course, or from boasting economic ... Read More »

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SD76 race set with nine

By Jeremy Appel on September 19th, 2017

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel Registration for SD76, Medicine Hat’s public school board, occurred Monday at city hall, with nine candidates vying for five trustee positions. SD76 chair Rick Massini, who was a teacher for 38 years, said he’s running for re-election as a trustee to build upon the unconventional methods of teaching he’s promoted on the board. ... Read More »

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Catholic board election attracts packed ballot

By Jeremy Appel on September 19th, 2017

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel The future of Catholic education in Alberta was front of mind for many trustee candidates as they registered on Monday at Medicine Hat city hall before the noon deadline. There are nine candidates running in the election for the city’s Catholic Board of Education, including all five incumbents and a former superintendent. The ... Read More »

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