July 24th, 2021

Provincial Election 2019

Mixed emotions among election’s non-winners

By JEREMY APPEL on April 17th, 2019

jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel There were mixed emotions for the unsuccessful local candidates in Tuesday night’s election, with reflections on a hard-fought campaign. Peter Mueller, who came in second place for the NDP in Cypress-Medicine Hat with 26.2 per cent of the vote, says he felt a sense of relief that the campaign was over. “I can now ... Read More »

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New MLA Glasgo touts strong message after win

By GILLIAN SLADE on April 17th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade In Brooks-Medicine Hat the UCP’s candidate, Michaela Glasgo, was one of the first candidates to be declared a winner. By 10:30 p.m. on election night Glasgo had already garnered 54 per cent of the vote, reflecting a similar trend for the UCP across the province. “We’ve worked hard, we’ve earned every single vote,” said ... Read More »

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Glasgo’s win: Focus on jobs, the economy and pipelines

By medicinehatnews on April 16th, 2019

Shooting out to an early lead and never looking back, UCP candidate Michaela Glasgo was one of the first candidates to be declared a winner in the provincial election. “We’ve worked hard, we’ve earned every single vote,” said a visibly emotional Glasgo as she arrived at the UCP party at Medicine Hat Lodge where several ... Read More »

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Barnes says UCP will be a voice for rural Alberta and southeastern Alberta

By medicinehatnews on April 16th, 2019

Drew Barnes has been re-elected in the riding of Cypress-Medicine Hat, the News is predicting, and for the first time into a majority governing party. It is the third straight electoral win for the former realtor who was first elected in 2012 and he returns to the Alberta legislature this spring as one of the ... Read More »

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Alberta Election 2019: UCP majority government declared; Glasgo and Barnes elected locally

By medicinehatnews on April 16th, 2019

11:25 p.m. That from us tonight, folks. Thanks for being with us for our election night coverage. Be sure to get a copy of tomorrow’s paper, filled with all the election news you need. 11:12 p.m. Local stories are up now – Michaela Glasgo and Drew Barnes 10:58 p.m. We’ve wrapped up our Facebook Live ... Read More »

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Record voters at advance polls, including 2,147 locals

By GILLIAN SLADE on April 16th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade A total of 2,147 people in the Brooks-Medicine Hat and Cypress-Medicine Hat ridings voted in advance polls that ended on Saturday. The option of voting in advance polls, over a five-day period, attracted a record number of voters across Alberta – nearly 700,000. “The turnout at advance polls was record breaking, with almost triple ... Read More »

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Local candidates on private school funding

By JEREMY APPEL on April 15th, 2019

jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel Although it hasn’t been as prominent as other election topics, the level of support the province offers to private schools is another fault line between the parties. Accredited private schools qualify receive a grant between 60 to 70 per cent of base funding received by the public and Catholic schools, according to Alberta Education. ... Read More »

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GSA direction receiving debate ahead of Tuesday’s election

By JEREMY APPEL on April 13th, 2019

jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel Since the NDP government passed Bill 24 in 2017, the subject of gay-straight alliances in Alberta’s schools and when parents should be notified of their child’s involvement has been the subject of much heated debate, which has only gotten louder during election time. Bill 24 prevents schools from notifying parents of their kids’ involvement ... Read More »

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Cypress-MH candidates approach the home stretch

By COLLIN GALLANT on April 13th, 2019

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant For decades, the riding of Cypress-Medicine Hat was considered the region’s rural constituency, but a redrawing of electoral boundaries has changed its complexion in 2019. Whether that will affect the results when Albertans elect a new government next week will be determined on Tuesday. The district that covers the southern portion of southeast Alberta ... Read More »

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Health-care issues take the stage at forum

By GILLIAN SLADE on April 12th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade The Palliser Friends of Medicare election candidates debate attracted a crowd of about 50 people Thursday covering topics such as staffing ratios in seniors’ residences and making vaccinations mandatory. Four candidates felt strongly that vaccinations should be mandatory with Todd Beasley, independent candidate for Brooks-Medicine Hat, stating there is less than 0.01 per cent ... Read More »

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