October 25th, 2021

Election

Chamber forum gives public a chance to meet candidates

By Al Beeber on September 15th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Impassioned. Eloquent. Committed to Lethbridge. If that’s what it takes to get elected, every city council candidate who spoke at a Chamber of Commerce-sponsored meet and greet at the Lethbridge Public Library Tuesday will be a shoo-in at the ballot box in October. The Chamber event, which attracted a relatively sparse audience to ... Read More »

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Jeffrey Coffman not seeking re-election to city council

By Lethbridge Herald on September 4th, 2021

Long-serving Lethbridge City Councillor Jeffrey Coffman will not be seeking re-election this October when local citizens head to the polls. “When I was re-elected in 2011, I committed to a three-term limit because I believed that 10 years should be enough time to accomplish the policy agenda that inspired me to run in the first ... Read More »

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Local church hosting community prayer event for municipal candidates

By Lethbridge Herald on September 2nd, 2021

Galt Gardens will be be a place of prayer tonight. Hosted by Amazing Grace Community Church, Thursday’s Prayer in the Park #YQL, which starts at 7 p.m., aims to bring together prospective councillors and mayoral candidates with the rest of the community. The AGCC’s Rohan Crown chose to move ahead with co-hosting the event after ... Read More »

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MLAs say Premier’s inaction will impact October referendums

By Lethbridge Herald on August 5th, 2021

A pair of Independent MLAs are questioning Premier Jason Kenney’s commitment to this October’s equalization referendum. The referendum is slated to held Oct. 18, in conjunction with Municipal and Senate elections. “The Premier’s failure to stand up for our province is nothing new, but now his inaction on implementing his own Bill 32 threatens to ... Read More »

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Voters to have say about third bridge

By Tim Kalinowski on July 28th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge residents will have a chance to vote on a non-binding ballot question during this fall’s municipal election which will gauge the public’s desire to build a third bridge by 2030. “I think it is important to ask the citizens of Lethbridge if they want that third bridge built before 2030,” said Mayor ... Read More »

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Ward system question being put on October ballot

By Tim Kalinowski on July 15th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge voters will have the opportunity to choose how they want to be represented in the future by their municipal government after city council approved a ballot question on a potential Ward system during the Oct. 18 city election. The motion, put forth by Coun. Jeffrey Coffman, was approved 8-1 during Tuesday’s meeting. ... Read More »

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Coaldale mayor Kim Craig not running again this fall

By Tim Kalinowski on May 22nd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Mayor Kim Craig says the cloud of negativity hanging over Coaldale for much of the past year has not diminished his high hopes for the community as he gets set to retire from municipal politics. Craig confirmed to The Herald earlier this week he would not be running as mayor again this fall. ... Read More »

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Taber to use electronic tabulators in upcoming municipal election

By Stan Ashbee on April 7th, 2021

During a regular Town of Taber council meeting held Mar. 22, a Request for Decision was presented in regards to information submitted about proposed automated voting systems. This item was requested to be brought back for council’s further consideration. At a Feb. 22 council meeting, administration requested council’s consideration of approval of Proposed Bylaw 6-2021 ... Read More »

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Taber council says ‘no’ to automated voting machines

By Lethbridge Herald on March 5th, 2021

Stan Ashbee Southern Alberta Newspapers At a regular Town of Taber council meeting held Feb. 22, administration requested council’s approval of Proposed Bylaw 6-2021, in order for the municipality to use an automated voting system and electronic vote tabulators for the 2021 Municipal Election. Coun. Carly Firth attended the meeting remotely. Coun. Louie Tams made ... Read More »

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Mayor Spearman not running in next election

By Herald on January 7th, 2021

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Mayor Chris Spearman will not run for office again in 2021. Spearman spoke to The Herald in an exclusive interview on Wednesday, confirming he would be retiring from municipal politics after eight years following this October’s city elections. “I have been thinking about things for awhile, and this past year ... Read More »

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