October 23rd, 2017

Regional News

Smear campaign targets candidate

By Schnarr, J.W. on October 13th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald -COALDALE jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Coaldale mayoral candidate Jack Van Rijn addressed what appears to be a co-ordinated social media attempt to derail his campaign, saying he has “no time” for smear campaigns. On Thursday, Van Rijn spoke about a series of posts made to his public Facebook page, including one which accused him ... Read More »

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Nominations being accepted for Vauxhall, Vulcan

By Mabell, Dave on September 23rd, 2017

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Nominations for the Oct. 16 municipal elections remain open in several southern Alberta communities. As of press time, there were fewer candidates than available elected positions in Vulcan as well as Vauxhall. There were errors in a printed listing of candidates running in Pincher Creek, meanwhile. Here is a corrected list, from the ... Read More »

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Craig seeking fourth term as mayor of Coaldale

By Mabell, Dave on September 22nd, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald -coaldale dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com There’s been plenty of growth in Coaldale over the last 10 years. New restaurants and stores have opened on the town’s west side, families have moved into new homes in several parts of town, and new businesses and operators have been attracted to the northside industrial park. And the ... Read More »

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Southern Alberta candidates’ list

By Mabell, Dave on September 22nd, 2017

Following is the candidates list for civic office across southern Alberta: BARNWELL Council (5 seats): Del Bodnarek, Kent Bulloch, Debra Hansen, Robin Hansen, Ian Matheson (all acclaimed). The new village council will elect a mayor. BARONS Council (3): Ron Gorzitza, Martin Matheson, Michelle Lynn Tarditi, Ed Weistra. Council will elect a mayor. CARDSTON Mayor: Maggie ... Read More »

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Election races anticipated across region

By Mabell, Dave on September 19th, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Who wants to be mayor?Quite a few southern Albertans, apparently. Nominations filed Monday have triggered two-way or three-way races in a number of communities across the south. In Coaldale, incumbent Kim Craig is in a two-man race with longtime firefighter Jack Van Rijn. In Fort Macleod, controversial mayor Rene Gendre ... Read More »

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Van Rijn announces candidacy for mayor of Coaldale

By Kuhl, Nick on April 25th, 2017

Stan Ashbee Southern Alberta Newspapers – Coaldale With municipal elections being held Oct. 16 in Alberta and nomination day scheduled for Sept. 18, many mayors, reeves and councillors are deciding whether or not they’re gearing up to put their name on the ballot. Deputy Mayor Jack Van Rijn, however, has announced his candidacy for mayor ... Read More »

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