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Tuck Takes On The Critics

Turner Valley Mayor Kelly Tuck should be in for a fight in next month's municipal elections. She's finding herself under fire from the Turner Valley Ratepayers Board, who claim under her leadership…

Holladay Says Taxes, Communication & Amalgamation All Election Issues

The amalgamation issue with Black Diamond is a hot topic of discussion heading into next months civic election in Turner Valley. One candidate, Cindy Holladay says it's an issue that's definitely on…

Rowntree Rounding Up Support

"Not an income problem, but a spending problem." That's the campaign focus of former Turner Valley Town Councillor Gary Rowntree, and the reason he's taking a run at the Mayors chair in the October…

FSD Board Chair Steps Away

Twenty people have let their names stand for the five available Trustees positions on the Foothills School Board. One person who isn't running is the board chair Christine Pretty. She says after two…

Crane Wants To See More Planning For Turner Valley's Future

Turner Valley Town Councillor Barry Crane is looking for a second term. Crane describes himself as a social candidate who likes to get out and talk to residents. He says moving the Town forward is…

Spilak Happy With Acclamation

One person who doesn't have to worry about the hustle and bustle of the election is MD of Foothills Mayor Larry Spilak. Spilak, along with Suzanne Oel, were both acclaimed in their Divisions in the…

Nanton Has The Numbers

Nanton voters have an even dozen candidates to choose from in the October 16 election. The Town extended the nomination process by one day because only five people had stepped forward originally for…

Black Diamond Has a Full Slate

Black Diamond went looking for at least one more person to step forward and run for town council and got three more. Ted Bain, Sharon Hart, Daryl Lalonde, Brian Marconi and Jackie Stickel filed…

Snodgrass, Milligan Up For High River Mayor

There will be a race for the Mayor and town Councillor jobs in High River. The incumbent, Craig Snodgrass will be challenged by Paul Milligan for the top job. For Councillor there are nine candidates…

Mayor's Race On In Nanton. Council Race Stalls

The Town of Nanton will have to continue with their nomination process. Nanton CAO Kevin Miller says so far two people will run for Mayor, but not enough people turned in papers for Town Council. "At…

Two Run For Okotoks Mayor's Job

There are two candidates running for Mayor and 18 for Councillor in Okotoks. Below is the list of everyone officially running in the 2017 Municipal Election: Office of Mayor: Fischer,…

Black Diamond Needs At Least One More Candidate

There'll be an election in Black Diamond for Mayor but they're still looking for candidates for the six council spots. Ruth Goodwin and Mike Ross have put their names forward on the ballot for Mayor.…

Spilak, Oel Back By Acclamation For MD of Foothills

A handful of races for Council spots in the MD of Foothills as we head into next months Civic Elections. Both current Division Six Councillor and MD Mayor Larry Spilak and Division Four Councillor…

New Blood In Turner Valley

Expect a "new look" Turner Valley Town Council after the Civic Election Monday, October 16. Former Mayor and longtime Councillor Dona Fluter is calling it a day as she's not seeking re-election. Same…

One Acclaimed In FSD

There's just one ward in the Foothills School Division where the lone candidate has been acclaimed. That's Ward 3 where Theresa Latendre has been acclaimed. That's the ward where former board chair…

Nanton Mayor Not Running in Election

One local mayor has decided not to toss his hat into the ring for another round. Nanton Mayor Rick Everett says he had to decide if he had the energy to go for four more years. "I've given a lot of…

Unique Voting Service For Black Diamond Residents

The Town of Black Diamond is offering a service for those who are physically unable to get out and cast their vote in the municipal election. The Incapacitated Voter at Home Service takes place…

Spilak Decides To Try One More Term

Another current Mayor has decided he wants to stick around for another term. Foothills M.D. Mayor, Larry Spilak has announced he'll run again in Division Six. Spilak says, the Province making their…

Snodgrass To Run Again

There'll be a familiar name on the ballot for Mayor of High River when the October 16 municipal election rolls around. Craig Snodrass says, after going back and fourth, he's decided to run again for…

Advice For Running For Trustee

Nomination day for anyone thinking about running for trustee at the Foothills School Division is Sept. 18th, the same deadline for local municipal elections. Superintendent John Bailey says there are…

Calling All Politicians

Time is starting to tick down for people thinking of running for a seat on High River Town Council or for the mayors chair in the municipal election. Returning officer Kara Rusk will be accepting…

Nanton Mayor Urges People To Run For Office

It's a safe bet that not every Councillor and Mayor around the Foothills will be back for another term when election day rolls around in October. Either through not wanting to run again, or just…

All Candidates Forum Dates Set

Plenty of notice for when candidates for mayor and town councillor positions in High River will go before the public. The Chamber of Commerce has set the dates for municipal election forums. The…

Tuck Wants To Serve Another Term As Mayor

The Mayor of Turner Valley, wants to keep the position and will run for the job again in this Fall's civic elections. Kelly Tuck says she loves being the Mayor. "I'll always appreciate it and am…

Municipal Election Preparations Are Underway

If you have ever wanted to learn more about municipal elections, you're in luck. High River will be having a municipal election this October, and the town is beginning it's preparations. Kara Rusk,…

Barlow Says Scheer's The Right Man To Lead

Foothills M.P. John Barlow had a long day on Saturday, May 27 watching as the Federal Conservative leadership race went through 13 rounds of balloting before declaring a winner. He has spent the last…

Elections Are "Ready For Her"

The Fall municipal elections might be a long way off for most of us, but if you're thinking of running for a seat, it's time to get started. The Provincial Government launched the Ready For Her…

Okotoks Civic Election By-Laws Approved

The basic guidelines have been set for election day later this fall in Okotoks. The Town approved their by-laws for the upcoming Civic Election. If you're interested in running for Councillor the…

New Campaign Finance Forms For Candidates In 2017 Civic Elections

If you're thinking about running in this fall's municipal elections, you'll have one extra piece of paperwork to fill out. MD of Foothills Returning Officer, Heather McInnis says that's the candidate…

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