Tags : municipal election

Lyndsay Montina elected as new mayor of Coalhurst

Another female candidate was elected mayor in Alberta and this time in the Town of Coalhurst. Lyndsay Montina won the mayoral seat on Monday night. She beat out former city councillor Ron Lagemaat in a close race. Montina claimed 398 votes, whereas Lagemaat only earned 259. Montina says she was ecstatic when she heard the […]Read More

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

Lethbridge residents go to the polls for election day

This is a day many Albertans have been waiting for with the municipal election. Specifically our windy city of Lethbridge. As Micah Quinn explains, this is set to become a historic election day for a multitude of candidates. Through the advance voting opportunities, 12 per cent of eligible Lethbridge voters have already cast their ballot […]Read More

Local printing businesses seeing increase in sales thanks to large

It’s starting to be a common sight when driving around Lethbridge, campaign signs plaguing the streets for the upcoming municipal election. But, before the campaign signs are set out along the street, local printing businesses have been working hard to prepare them.    David Watson with Friesen Plastics, says they’ve printed thousands of campaign signs […]Read More

Lyndsay Montina vying for Coalhurst mayoral seat

And just outside of Lethbridge, Lyndsay Montina is vying for the title of Mayor of Coalhurst in the 2021 municipal election. She’s joining Ron Lagemaat as the only two participants running for the town. Montina is the Director of Alumni Relations at the University of Lethbridge. She’s also the President of the Parks and Recreation […]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

Jack Van Rijn looking for Coaldale mayoral seat

Jack Van Rijn has declared his intentions to run for mayor in the Town of Coaldale. He was a councillor for the town for four years, and he says transparency and public input are essential to town decision making. “I’m really going to work towards bringing more communication, transparency, and accountability between residents and the […]Read More

Allison Purcell running on three platform campaign

Allison Purcell will be running for the position of Public School Trustee in the Lethbridge municipal election on October 18th. Purcell served eight years on the board of the Alberta School Councils’ Association, with four of those as president. She says she has had a chance to look at education through various lenses. Her main […]Read More

Tim VanderBeek signs papers for city councillor bid

A new candidate has declared his intentions to run as a Lethbridge city councillor in the upcoming municipal election. Tim VanderBeek says he is a lifelong Lethbridge resident and has previous experience working for the City of Lethbridge Parks department. VanderBeek has also worked as a substitute teacher for the Lethbridge School Division. He says […]Read More

Brent Feyter running for Fort Macleod mayor’s seat

Brent Feyter recently announced he will be seeking re-election for the mayoral chair in Fort Macleod. Feyter says there have been many highlights for him as mayor for the last four years. He lists the completion of a new town office, swimming pool, and upgrading town facilities as accomplishments. Feyter says if elected again, he […]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

Rick Popadynetz going for Taber mayor’s seat

Rick Popadynetz has added his name to the list of mayoral hopefuls for the Town of Taber. Popadynetz was born in Taber, and is a past President of the Chamber of Commerce. He has also worked as a councillor for the town. He says the biggest problem the town is facing is that there hasn’t […]Read More

Mayoral hopeful for Town of Coaldale talks campaign

Henry Doeve is running to become Mayor of Coaldale for the upcoming municipal election on October 18th. Doeve has lived in Coaldale for 40 years. He says he’s passionate about improving the town’s image. Doeve says he’s running to increase accountability and restore trust between council and the community, “I think the trust is good, […]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

Ben Christensen running for spot on city council

Ben Christensen has thrown his hat into the ring vying for a spot on Lethbridge City Council next month. Christensen says he is unhappy with the current direction that council has taken. He says he has three main platforms that he’ll be campaigning on in the upcoming election. Christensen also wants to look at reform […]Read More

Prayer in the Park set to take place in Galt

The Amazing Grace Community Church in Lethbridge is hosting a Prayer in the Park on Thursday evening in the city. Organizers say the event is open to everyone. With the Municipal Election coming up in October, organizers have invited all mayoral and councillor candidates to attend the prayer service as a way to pray for […]Read More

Keean Lehtinen is newest mayoral hopeful

Another candidate has declared his intention to challenge for the mayor’s seat in Lethbridge. Keean Lehtinen is a business student at the University of Lethbridge, with a minor in International Management. He is currently working for a nonprofit doing government relations and industrial support. For the past four years he’s also worked with the Canadian […]Read More

Vote to End Equalization campaign aimed to help simplifying ballot

With the municipal election on Oct. 18, the Alberta Government previously announced two new ballot questions will be included. One is the controversial equalization payments and how Alberta has been getting a raw deal. However, the wording has caused some confusion among Albertans. As a way to help, a new third party advertisement has created […]Read More

John Middleton-Hope launches election campaign

A new candidate has declared his intention to run for Lethbridge City Council in October. John Middleton-Hope is the former Lethbridge Chief of Police, and started his career with the Calgary Police Service in 1980. As Micah Quinn explains, this new candidate is hoping to bring stability to the city, with a tougher stance on […]Read More

Ken Holst announces bid for Mayor of Taber

With the recent news that current Taber Mayor Andrew Prokop will be running again, a new candidate has declared his intention to challenge the top spot. As Micah Quinn explains, the mayoral hopeful says he is running on a platform of transparency, unity, and growth.Read More

Dale Leier is latest candidate running for councillor

Leier says running to become a councillor for the City of Lethbridge was never top of mind for himself. After talking with a few current people on council he was convinced to brave the political storm. He was born and raised in Lethbridge, and later became an air traffic controller in the city. “At the […]Read More