Wednesday , 21 October 2020

Election 2020

City council candidates voice their four year vision

Voters got more information on council candidates during a local forum on Monday as the municipal election is right around the corner. The Chamber of Commerce invited all 18 city council candidates to the Lloyd Exh for a virtual forum. In a change from recent years, the event was a live stream on the Chamber’s website and social media platforms …

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Sask. MLA candidates speak on issues during forum

The economy, rural internet and taxes were highlighted at the local all candidates forum with the Saskatchewan election looming. On Thursday at the Lloyd Exh, Incumbent Saskatchewan Party MLA Colleen Young, Buffalo Party candidate Steve Gessner and New Democratic Party candidate Colleen Henning attended the event while Audra Kish of the Green Party was absent. Young looks to secure her …

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Council Candidate Balenga focusing on inclusivity and fiscal responsibility

Charles Balenga hopes to bring his experience as an immigrant and ideals surrounding fiscal responsibly to City Hall. “Lloydminster is growing as a multicultural city, and it’s good to have first-hand representation. I’m not just bringing my experience as a first-generation immigrant, I bring my understanding of both sides. My wife is born and raised here in Lloydminster, and so …

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Fagnan aims to accomplish more in City Hall

Resident and business owner Glenn Fagnan has decided to run for a second term on City Council. After discussions with family, locals, friends, and other business owners Glenn decided his time with the City was not done yet. “I’ve been on City Council for the last four years and there are a number of things that I still want to …

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Council Candidate Bill King honing in on local infrastructure

Third generation local Bill King has put his name on the ballot for one of the six city council seats. King had previously run for council in 2016, and has sat on the board with the K-40 Club, Richard Larson Barr Colony Foundation and the Lloydminster Curling Club. While King believes city council has done a good job, he believes he …

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Diachuk focusing on revitalization, Pioneer Lodge if re-elected

Councillor Michael Diachuk is aiming to help the economical rebuild in Lloydminster in his potential second term. Four years ago, Diachuk ran for council after a conversation with his daughter who was asked to be the president of an alumni association for girls hockey with no other goal but to give back. But after these years of public service, he …

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Barrett to bring a voice to council for local farmers

Sandy Barrett is aiming to bring her farming roots to City Hall to focus on the agriculture as well as the oil and gas sector. Barrett was raised on a farm northeast of the City in the Hillmond area and has lived in Lloydminster since 2003. The downtown redevelopment is a focus for Barrett in order to see more family-owned …

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Buffalo Party candidate Gessner throws name in Lloydminster riding race

A new candidate from the Buffalo Party of Saskatchewan has made his way onto the ballot in the Lloydminster riding. Steve Gessner, who was born into a farm family in Humboldt, has lived in the province his whole life. He helped his parents with their farm for four years before getting into the construction industry, eventually beginning a 30-year truck …

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Lloyd 2020 election advance polling dates, locations released

With the municipal election around the corner, the City of Lloydminster has released advance polling dates. Advance polling will take place for seven days at City Hall to ensure the safety of voters. “We’re confident the safety and risk-mitigation measures in place will ease anyone who is worried about voting in person. We’ll continue to monitor the pandemic and will …

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