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Blaine Hyggen wins election to become new mayor of Lethbridge

Monday night was a roller coaster ride of emotions for Lethbridge candidates during the Alberta municipal election. Long time city councillor Blaine Hyggen was elected mayor of Lethbridge in a closely contested race against rival Bridget Mearns. He received close to 43 per cent of the vote compared to Mearns at 41 per cent. Hyggen, […]Read More

Candidates say campaign signs stolen, damaged

Streets like Mayor Magrath Drive are decked with campaign signs.  And with numerous candidates looking to fill seats in council and school boards, there are a lot of signs out there.  The City sent out a tweet on Tuesday morning addressing reports from candidates that signs were being stolen.  Newcomer to municipal politics Suketu Shah […]Read More

Downtown BRZ hosted second mayoral forum on Tuesday evening

For the second night in a row, Lethbridge’s mayoral candidates participated in a mayoral forum. Tuesday’s forum was put on by the Downtown BRZ at the Public Library. Five out of the six candidates were present. Questions were asked by a media panel throughout the evening highlighting different budgets, public art work, diversifying the economy, […]Read More

Lethbridge city council held its final meeting ahead of municipal

With just over a month to go until the Alberta municipal election, Lethbridge City Council gathered for its final council meeting on Tuesday. Both the mayor and councillors started the meeting by thanking the community and wishing each other well after working together for the past four years.   Mayor Spearman says they have achieved […]Read More

Mayoral, council candidates come together at Prayer in the Park

Roughly 60 people gathered in prayer in Galt Gardens Thursday evening. Amazing Grace Community Church hosted the Prayer in the Park, which saw a large number of municipal candidates attend. Organizer, Colette Aikema, says it was important to connect the Christian community with potential candidates ahead of the fall election.    Councillor Candidate, Kelti Baird […]Read More

Blaine Hyggen officially launches mayoral campaign

It came as a surprise to many people of Lethbridge on Facebook Wednesday afternoon.  News quickly spread that Lethbridge city councillor Blaine Hyggen is running for mayor in this fall’s election. And now he has made it official as of Thursday morning by filing his nomination papers. At a campaign launch event held the same […]Read More