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Election 2017

Hugh English wants a council seat

By Gillian Slade on September 16th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Bringing a wealth of business experience to the table, Hugh English announced Friday he is running for council in the October municipal election. He has lived in the community for more than 30 years, serving on various boards along the way. “Those connections help,” said English, noting some of his strengths are ... Read More »

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Pearson officially seeks re-election, cites need for inclusion

By Gillian Slade on September 16th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Officially launching his campaign to be re-elected for city council, Les Pearson is championing “inclusion” with a passion to celebrate diversity. Inclusion means equal opportunities for social, economic, educational and recreational participation, said Pearson. “I am troubled by the good things we say and then do not follow,” said Pearson. Concerned about ... Read More »

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Longtime Redcliff councillor challenges for mayor

By Jeremy Appel on September 15th, 2017

jappel@medicinehatnews.ca @MHNJeremyAppel The race is on for Mayor of Redcliff after longtime town councillor Dwight Kilpatrick announced Thursday he is entering the race against incumbent Ernie Reimer. “I believe I’m stronger in negotiations, because I can relate better with the issues, I can understand the issues better and I can remember the issues better,” said ... Read More »

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Like it or not, council will sit

By Collin Gallant on September 15th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Candidates seeking a seat on city council will drop off nomination papers Monday morning at city hall, but eight will return that night to conduct a regularly scheduled council meeting. And, council will sit again during the campaign — something unheard of at the federal or provincial level, where governments also limit news ... Read More »

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Sitting during campaigns up to the council

By Collin Gallant on September 15th, 2017

"There's no policy (against it) in place and it's business as usual," said town manager Arlos Croft... Read More »

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Jim Black decides not to run for council

By Gillian Slade on September 15th, 2017

Medicine Hat News One of the municipal elections candidates who registered early in the process has decided to withdraw from the race. “With the highnumber of candidates running, no one’s voice will be heard at the forums except the incumbents,” said Jim Black. It was March 8 the News revealed Black, a retired school teacher, ... Read More »

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Candidates feel strains of new transit

By Gillian Slade on September 15th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The only municipal election candidate who took the full transit challenge, as specified by a local resident, discovered just how vulnerable those who depend on the service are feeling. Wait times at transfer points are longer than they used to be, it takes longer to reach your destination and journey times are ... Read More »

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Candidates expect spirited but cordial race

By Collin Gallant on September 15th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The more the merrier, says Ted Clugston of what’s forming to be a three — or perhaps more — person race for the city’s top job, but the incumbent mayoral candidate told a crowd of supporters that anyone running for office “better do their home work.” “New candidates are going to be talking ... Read More »

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Clugston makes mayoral run official

By Collin Gallant on September 14th, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Ted Clugston told supporters Wednesday that every election is about change, and he’s prepared, if re-elected as mayor, to put a full-stop on city spending that’s fuelled massive capital building program during his first term. “We’ve created some of the best recreation and city facilities of any city our size, and now it’s ... Read More »

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Hamill declares for mayoral race

By Gillian Slade on September 13th, 2017

gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Running for mayor to put the Medicine Hat advantage back into the equation and see more issues discussed in open public debate, is former alderman John Hamill. The city has lost sight of the “public service” side of the job of council, said Hamill, who believes the current format to allows the ... Read More »

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