October 26th, 2021

Election

Mayoral candidates make their case at U of L Students Union forum

By Tim Kalinowski on October 8th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Four of the six Lethbridge mayoral candidates took part in a Lethbridge Youth Mayoral Forum hosted by the University of Lethbridge Students’ Union on Thursday night. The forum focused on common concerns in the community held by all residents, including students, in combination with specific questions related to the concerns of students and ... Read More »

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Council candidates tackle downtown issues at BRZ debate

By Tim Kalinowski on October 7th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com City council candidates wrestled for over two hours with some of the fundamental questions facing Lethbridge’s downtown core at the Downtown Business Revitalization Zone virtual candidates’ debate on Tuesday evening.  What emerged was a composite of all the potential solutions to the downtown question, and a cross-section of all the different camps within ... Read More »

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Police chief clarifies department budget cuts

By Lethbridge Herald on October 5th, 2021

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Chief of Police Shahin Mehdizadeh is clarifying some misconceptions about last year’s budget cuts to the Lethbridge Police Service which have been circulating recently in the community. While concerning in their impact, particularly over the next few years, Mehdizadeh confirmed the $1-million cut to the police budget enacted by the ... Read More »

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Advance voting double 2017 election so far in Lethbridge

By City of Lethbridge on October 5th, 2021

The first two days of advance voting for the 2021 Municipal Election, held October 1-2 at City Hall, saw 1,255 Lethbridge residents cast their ballots. Returning Officer Bonnie Hilford says, for comparison, after two days of advance voting during the 2017 Municipal Election, 543 residents had voted. There are six more Advance Vote opportunities which will ... Read More »

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Mayoral candidates offer their vision for downtown Lethbridge

By Herald on September 29th, 2021

Tim Kalinowski – Lethbridge Herald For the second night in a row Lethbridge’s mayoral candidates convened to discuss the issues facing the city, and tried to convince voters they are the best person to vote for.  During Tuesday’s Downtown Business Revitalization Zone debate candidates discussed their visions to make Lethbridge a better, safer and more ... Read More »

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Leadership the theme of mayoral candidates forum

By Herald on September 27th, 2021

Tim Kalinowski – Lethbridge Herald Five mayoral candidates took part in a spirited debate hosted by the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce Monday evening at the Yates Memorial Theatre. And while there were no knockout punches, all candidates got their shots in and made strong points in favour of their candidacy. Candidate Stephen Mogdan metaphorically fired ... Read More »

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City making voting easier to increase voter turnout

By Trevor Busch LETHBRIDGE HERALD on September 22nd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtbusch@lethbridgeherald.com In an effort to enhance voter turnout for the upcoming municipal election on Oct. 18, the City of Lethbridge is promoting some new methods to help citizens mark an ‘X’ beside their chosen candidates. To increase accessibility and convenience, Lethbridge residents will be able to vote at any voting station across the city ... Read More »

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Reeve Hickey seeking another term for County

By Tim Kalinowski on September 22nd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com With the retirement of Mayor Chris Spearman of Lethbridge, Mayor Kim Craig of Coaldale and Mayor Dennis Cassie of Coalhurst, Reeve Lorne Hickey of Lethbridge County is pretty much the last man standing in the greater Lethbridge area when it comes to incumbent local leaders running for office. Hickey hopes to return for ... Read More »

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Nomination Day officially kicks off municipal campaign

By Tim Kalinowski on September 21st, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Nominations closed for city council on Monday with some familiar faces seeking re-election, and some old faces departing. Councillors Belinda Crowson, Mark Campbell, Jeffrey Carlson and Ryan Parker confirmed their desire to run for council again at city hall on Monday. Crowson said it was unfinished business that was bringing her back to ... Read More »

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Herald confirms council candidate has past criminal history

By Herald on September 18th, 2021

Tim Kalinowski – Lethbridge Herald A Lethbridge city council candidate has past convictions for child luring, robbery, having his face masked while committing an offence, theft, two fraud offences, and committing mischief in the form of property damage when he resided in Nova Scotia. Court documents provided by the Nova Scotia Judiciary Office, and information ... Read More »

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Long-time public school board trustee giving up her seat after 23 years of service

By Al Beeber on September 16th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com When Jan Foster leaves the board room for the final time on Sept. 28, she’ll be walking away from seven terms and a total of 23 years serving as a trustee for the Lethbridge School Division. Foster is calling it quits after more than two decades of serving city students in her role ... Read More »

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