September 25th, 2021

Municipal Election

Andy McGrogan: Former police chief says leadership key to council bid

By COLLIN GALLANT on September 4th, 2021 Former police chief Andy McGrogan will seek a seat on city council this fall after filing nomination papers Thursday The career policeman who retired last winter tells the News the campaign is sparked by his desire to continue in public service and provide administrative leadership to what could be a largely new group of ... Read More »

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Robert Dumanowski: 20 years in, Dumanowski still eager

By COLLIN GALLANT on September 3rd, 2021 Medicine Hat’s longest continually serving city councillor will seek another term this fall. Robert Dumanowski tells the News he has enjoyed support from a broad demographic in the past, will stand on his record and still has enthusiasm for the job. “I’ve tried to take every issue seriously, reflect on it and look for ... Read More »

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Justin Wright: Financial stewardship the focus for city council candidate

By Medicine Hat News on September 1st, 2021

Justin Wright is already part of the local food truck scene, and now hopes to take his place in city council. Wright has lived in Medicine Hat since 1998 and is a graduate of Hat High. He started his management career with Future Shop and ran the local store for a number of years. Then ... Read More »

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Darren Hirsch: Hirsch announces bid for re-election

By COLLIN GALLANT on September 1st, 2021 Darren Hirsch says his record over the past four years should resonate with voters in the coming election – his support for a heavy “cost reduction” in the city budget, a COVID relief plan for business grants, property tax relief and economic development efforts. He told reporters at a noon-hour announcement in Rotary Park ... Read More »

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Still more candidates to come

By MEDICINE HAT NEWS on August 31st, 2021 More sitting city councillors are announcing their re-election campaigns. Councillor Darren Hirsch has scheduled a noon-hour announcement with media in the city on Tuesday. Phil Turnbull plans to file his nomination papers early this week, he told the News on Monday. On the weekend, two-term council member Brian Varga attended a meet-the candidates gathering ... Read More »

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Phil Turnbull: Turnbull to seek another turn on council

By COLLIN GALLANT on August 31st, 2021 Phil Turnbull says he will seek another turn on council to help usher in new stability for the city’s power plant in the face of a rapidly changing electrical sector. That comes after controversy erupted when the city announced a strategic power plant review to determine the effect of renewable power on pricing and ... Read More »

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Jeremy Silver: Local businessman hopes to make a difference on council

By Medicine Hat News on August 28th, 2021

Local businessman and community volunteer Jeremy Silver says it’s time for a change at city hall and he believes he can foster that goal if elected to council. Silver says he has grown his IFIX Technology business to one of the largest in the region that specializes in mobile device repair along with other tech ... Read More »

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Jon Petrie: Former radio manager joins Brooks’ race for mayor

By MEDICINE HAT NEWS on August 27th, 2021 Longtime Brooks media personality and current city councillor John Petrie has joined the race to become that city’s mayor. The former radio station manager joins longtime councillor Norm Gerestein in the race to replace outgoing mayor Barry Morishita this October. Morishita announced last week he will seek the provincial leadership of the Alberta Party ... Read More »

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Praveen Joshi: Hotel manager bids for city council

By Medicine Hat News on August 27th, 2021

Praveen Joshi spent much of his career in hotel and business management, and now hopes for a spot on city council. Born in India, Joshi has spent the last 20 years in the United States and Canada. He moved from Regina, Sask. to Medicine Hat in 2015 to open Co-op Place. “I loved the arena, ... Read More »

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Extra-large municipal election field keeps getting bigger

By MEDICINE HAT NEWS on August 26th, 2021 The number of people running for eight city council positions has reached two dozen, making it the largest race in Medicine Hat municipal politics in 20 years. That occurred Wednesday, about four weeks before a deadline to submit nomination papers and with a number of current councillors still to declare their intentions ahead of ... Read More »

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