October 23rd, 2017

Candidates

Strong economic base is key, says council candidate MacLeod

By Kuhl, Nick on October 7th, 2017

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Building an economic base to create tax revenue for sustainable spending is key, says a candidate for Lethbridge City Council, as is fiscal efficiency and collaboration. “I can’t say that enough times,” said Shelby MacLeod, one of 29 council candidates for the Oct. 16 municipal election. “What that means is ... Read More »

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Green energy, city spending priorities for council candidate Woss

By Schnarr, J.W. on October 7th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge City Council candidate Rena Woss says Lethbridge has an untapped opportunity for being a leader in the green energy sector. The retired tradesperson and contractor also wants to talk about the level of spending and the rate of taxation experienced in Lethbridge. She wants to talk about gender balance ... Read More »

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Layton wants to be a voice for those who aren’t heard

By Kuhl, Nick on October 6th, 2017

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com The City of Lethbridge needs a full-time commitment to council, says Kevin Layton. So, for the fourth consecutive time, he will be seeking a seat on city council come Oct. 16. Layton said he wants to devote his full time and energy to being a city councillor, as it is ... Read More »

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Opioid crisis a concern to council candidate Wiggers

By Schnarr, J.W. on October 6th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Local businessman Davey Wiggers is running for city council as a way to get involved and help the community at large – especially when it comes to dealing with the opioid crisis. For Wiggers, soft issues take a back seat to more serious issues faced by the city. “This opioid ... Read More »

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Candidates running for area school boards

By Kuhl, Nick on October 6th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald Following is a list of candidates for school board trusteess across southern Alberta: -(I) refers to incumbent Lethbridge School District No. 51: Public School Trustee (Seven Positions): Clark Bosch, Travis Burndred, Brooke Culley, Tyler Demers (I), Janice (Jan) Foster (I), Keith Fowler (I), D.J. Gellatly, Donna Hunt (I), Doug James, Don Lacey (I), ... Read More »

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Council would be opportunity to learn for Mikuliak

By Villeneuve, Melissa on October 4th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Being elected to Lethbridge city council would be music to David Mikuliak’s ears. The long-term educator, currently teaching music and music theatre at Chinook High School, has put his name forward for councillor in the upcoming municipal election. Mikuliak says he wants to provide service to the community, and running ... Read More »

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Shackleford has a vision for city, council

By Kuhl, Nick on October 4th, 2017

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Joey Shackleford believes candidates need to show voters a vision for Lethbridge, not just now, but three, five and 10 years from now. “I think that’s what people are interested in,” said Shackleford, one of 29 people vying for a councillor spot on Lethbridge City Council in the Oct. 16 ... Read More »

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Saloff dedicated to community service

By Villeneuve, Melissa on October 3rd, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Louise Saloff will bring her background in social work and community service to the table if elected as a Lethbridge city councillor. Saloff is one of the 29 candidates vying for a seat on council in the October Municipal Election. The recently retired registered social worker has devoted almost 40 ... Read More »

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Local poverty focus of candidate’s council campaign

By Mabell, Dave on September 30th, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Lower-income families and homeless people are a focus of council candidate Clint Germsheid’s election campaign. The westside resident has seen the impacts of poverty first hand as part of a local volunteer group that travelled to Mexico. As a growing and progressive city, Germsheid says Lethbridge can do much more ... Read More »

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Burke looks to add youth, more female voices to council

By Villeneuve, Melissa on September 29th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge city council needs more youth and more women, says council candidate Aileen Burke. She would bring both to the table if elected in the October Municipal Election. “I want to change the demographics on city council for better representation of what our city looks like – so more women, ... Read More »

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Needs of poor, seniors a priority for council candidate Ginther

By Mabell, Dave on September 28th, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com After many years working with international development and relief organizations overseas, Bill Ginther and his wife moved to Lethbridge four years ago to retire. But then he got involved with local organizations like the Interfaith Food Bank and the Lethbridge Soup Kitchen. Earlier this year, he was named the Soup ... Read More »

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