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Election 2020

Candidate, polling information ahead of election day

Residents may still be looking for information on all 18 candidates before heading to the polls as the municipal election looms. As advancing polling begins to wrap up, with the last day being Wednesday, voters will still get a chance to fill out a ballot will be able to on Monday. Polls will be set up on election day at …

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Lloydminster MLA Colleen Young wins second consecutive term

Colleen Young is set to serve her second term as MLA for the Lloydminster riding. On Monday, Young won her constituency by a landslide, locking up her seat in office with a little more than 80 per cent of the votes as of 10 p.m. NDP Candidate Colleen Morrell Henning came in second place in the voting with a little …

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Council candidate Shawn Davidson eyeing business opportunities

Shawn Davidson is running for a seat on city council because he believes he can bring business opportunities to the Border City. Davidson owns Orion Machining & Design located just off of 66 Street and 63 Avenue. He believes his experience as a business owner gives him a necessary perspective to help make business decisions in City Hall. “I wasn’t …

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Satish Patel hopes to re-establish community pillars in city council

Council candidate Satish Patel wants to bring community economic, environmental and social sustainability into decision making in city council. Patel has lived in Lloydminster since 2007, running three businesses over 13 years, including Southridge Mall Liquor Store, Border City Cigar Company and Marble Slab Creamery. If elected, Patel said he will bring a bigger focus to the local economy, healthcare …

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Whiting campaigning for return to City Council

After running for Mayor in 2016, Jason Whiting, has put his name on the ballot in hopes of sitting on City Council for the second time. Whiting was on council two terms ago and realized his desire for being apart of the city is still strong. “I really look forward to getting back on council again and sharing my opinions, …

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Fiscal responsibility, local investment focuses for Torresan

Jonathan Torresan is taking another shot at a seat inside City Hall. Torresan is one of four incumbents looking to rejoin Mayor Gerald Aalbers at council. In order to get through the pandemic, he believes council must continue to be financially mindful. This includes promoting the City as much as possible to stimulate investment in local businesses. “We need to …

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Aftab Arif council platform spotlighting healthcare & small businesses

City Council Candidate Aftab Arif hopes to correct issues in local physical and mental healthcare and¬†economic stimulation. Arif has lived in the Border City for a little over a year, working as a property manager assisting nearly 200 local families. His passion for community development has seen him help communities in the Dominican Republic and Haiti in 2010 after the …

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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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