September 25th, 2021

Candidates

Brian Webster: Retired firefighter hopes to land spot on city council

By Medicine Hat News on August 26th, 2021

As a firefighter in the region for 40 years, Brian Webster says his time as a public servant gives him ample experience in working with and for the residents of Medicine Hat. The first-time candidate running for councillor who retired from the city’s fire service as deputy chief a couple of years ago, says he ... Read More »

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Stephen Campbell: Local fighter for freedom looks to join city council

By Medicine Hat News on August 24th, 2021

Stephen Campbell has made a name for himself during the course of the pandemic as the leading local voice advocating against limiting personal freedoms. Now he is hoping to put that advocacy experience toward giving a voice to Hatters in his bid to become a city councillor. Campbell’s lived in Medicine Hat since 1996 and ... Read More »

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Allison Knodel: Born and raised Hatter hopes to earn seat on council

By Medicine Hat News on August 20th, 2021

Allison Knodel is a born and bred Hatter with deep family roots in the Medicine Hat community. It’s that experience, along with her work as a local high school educator, which she brings to the table in her bid to become city councillor. “I’ve lived my whole life here,” said Knodel. “I really love my ... Read More »

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Marco Jansen: Jansen hopes balanced approach lands him on council

By Medicine Hat News on August 19th, 2021

Council candidate Marco Jansen might be new to running for elected office but he is no stranger to the local political scene having served as Wildrose and UCP Cypress-Medicine Hat constituency president. It is that experience coupled with serving for five years as a UNIFOR shop steward at his job as an air traffic controller ... Read More »

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Hydrogen Hub: Election ploy or business as usual?

By COLLIN GALLANT on August 19th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Two mayoral candidates are questioning the timing of major economic announcements just two months before Hatters go to the polls, with one calling a plan to create a local hydrogen strategy, “chasing rainbows,” while the other says it has potential but is still just an idea. “It’s being used to drum up some publicity ... Read More »

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Audit OK’d over handling of Invest MH

By Medicine Hat News on August 4th, 2021

Medicine Hat city council approved a motion to conduct a third-party audit of how a potential privatization of Invest Medicine Hat was handled. The decision, reached unanimously at Tuesday’s city council meeting, comes after the lone bidder in a request for proposals backed out due to a perception of conflict of interest last month. “I ... Read More »

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Linnsie Clark for mayor: Clark says transparency will drive economic growth, create more livable community

By COLLIN GALLANT on July 28th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Linnsie Clark says a more transparent city hall is needed to drive economic growth, reposition the city’s power company and create a more affordable, more livable community. The 41-year-old candidate for mayor – who is a city solicitor currently on unpaid leave – made waves last week announcing her candidacy with a hard statement ... Read More »

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Clugston to call for third-party audit

By COLLIN GALLANT on July 24th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Mayor Ted Clugston says he will call for a third-party audit of how a potential privatization of Invest Medicine Hat was handled, saying it will likely “vindicate” city hall’s actions, but says any changes to economic development and municipal land sales are likely now on hold until after the October election. “It’s unfortunate, because ... Read More »

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Orka rescinds proposal: Lone company to bid on taking over Invest Medicine Hat withdraws

By COLLIN GALLANT on July 24th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant The only company to bid on taking over Invest Medicine Hat has rescinded its proposal after public complaints the process appeared tainted, and it hopes “more discussion” will dispel that notion. Orka Management stated in a press release on Friday afternoon that “the perception of a conflict of interest is sufficient to remove our ... Read More »

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Tony Leahy for mayor: Candidate says city hall should have mental health department

By COLLIN GALLANT on July 23rd, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant A candidate for mayor says the city should take the lead on tackling social problems like drug addiction, crime and suicide by creating a dedicated department of mental health within city hall. “This city is dealing with major mental health issues and suicide without any help from our municipal government,” said Tony Leahy, a ... Read More »

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