Archive | 2010 Civic Election

DEFEATED COUNCIL INCUMBENTS CONSIDERING SOME FORM OF FUTURE PUBLIC SERVICE

DEFEATED COUNCIL INCUMBENTS CONSIDERING SOME FORM OF FUTURE PUBLIC SERVICE

From left: Ric McIver, Bob Hawkesworth, Joe Connelly

By Greg Kamphuis, reporter

After a collective 35 years in Calgary civic politics former mayoral candidates Ric McIver, Bob Hawkesworth, and Joe Connelly are starting a new chapter in their lives, but none have begun writing it yet. Continue Reading

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CALGARY’S NEW MAYOR CAMPAIGNED IN POETRY, NOW MUST GOVERN IN PROSE

CALGARY’S NEW MAYOR CAMPAIGNED IN POETRY, NOW MUST GOVERN IN PROSE

By Meaghan MacSween, reporter

The campaign is over: Monday evening, Naheed Nenshi officially became Calgary’s mayor, when he and other members were sworn in at City Hall. On Tuesday, the governing begins. Continue Reading

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CALGARIANS FINALLY REALIZE CITY ISN’T WHITE ANY MORE

CALGARIANS FINALLY REALIZE CITY ISN’T WHITE ANY MORE

Troy Media – Doug Firby

The unpredicted and decisive win by a member of a visible minority to Calgary’s top political job is the fulfillment of a long-prophesied shift in voter patterns brought about by decades of rapid immigration to the city, in addition to his own widely noted smart politicking. Continue Reading

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A NEW MAYOR FOR CALGARY AND A NEW STYLE OF MUNICIPAL POLITICS

A NEW MAYOR FOR CALGARY AND A NEW STYLE OF MUNICIPAL POLITICS

Calgary mayor-elect Naheed Nenshi addresses his supporters Monday night

By Greg Kamphuis, reporter

Calgary has a new mayor and, it appears, the political torch has been passed to a new generation.  Naheed Nenshi won a decisive victory over three-time alderman Ric McIver Monday.  And he did it largely with a voter demographic that supposedly doesn’t vote – 18 to 35 year olds. Continue Reading

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HIGGINS FINISHES THIRD IN MAYOR’S RACE DESPITE HIGH EXPECTIONS

HIGGINS FINISHES THIRD IN MAYOR’S RACE DESPITE HIGH EXPECTIONS

A dejected Higgins faces her supporters Monday night. Photo: Jessica Patterson

By Jessica Patterson, reporter

Barb Higgins supporters had a rough ride election night.  Twenty-five minutes after the polls closed, the early results showed Higgins in the lead, with 130 votes, followed closely by Ric McIver with 132 and Naheed Nenshi at 44.  That was the high point of the evening for Higgins supporters, as her lead quickly evaporated and she eventally finished a distant third. Continue Reading

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MCIVER BESTED BY NENSHI ON ELECTION DAY

MCIVER BESTED BY NENSHI ON ELECTION DAY

Defeated mayoral candidate Ric McIver thanks his supporters Monday night

By Markham Hislop, editor

No one expected a knockout.  Worst case scenario, Ric McIver supporters thought their man might lose on points.  But the full-on pummelling administered last night by Naheed Nenshi came out of the blue. Continue Reading

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ALMOST LIVE COVERAGE FROM THE MAYORAL FRONTRUNNERS HQs ELECTION NIGHT

ALMOST LIVE COVERAGE FROM THE MAYORAL FRONTRUNNERS HQs ELECTION NIGHT

Mciver supporters were holding their breath election night

Beacon staff

The campaign headquarters of the three frontrunners in the Calgary mayoral race are hopping as each team anxiously awaits news from the election polls. Continue Reading

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MAYORAL CANDIDATE MCIVER BUSY DOOK KNOCKING AS CAMPAIGN NEARS END

MAYORAL CANDIDATE MCIVER BUSY DOOK KNOCKING AS CAMPAIGN NEARS END

By Markham Hislop, editor

The day before Election Day found mayor candidate out doorknocking in McKenzie Lake with a dozen of his campaign team.  After months of campaigning, he was upbeat after talking to voters on the doorstep. Continue Reading

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SOCIAL MEDIA BLEEDING EDGE OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES USED FOR ELECTION CAMPAIGNS

SOCIAL MEDIA BLEEDING EDGE OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES USED FOR ELECTION CAMPAIGNS

By Elizabeth Sande, reporter

Social media is one of the fastest sweep technologies. Its available 24/7, reaches demographics that aren’t easily accessible and it’s something that everyone can learn to use. Twitter, Facebook and other similar sites have not only continually reminded people to cast their vote today, but they’ve allowed voters access into the thought process behind the campaigns. Continue Reading

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DESIRE FOR CHANGE HAS POLLS IN WARD 1 HOPPING EARLY WITH BIG TURNOUT

DESIRE FOR CHANGE HAS POLLS IN WARD 1 HOPPING EARLY WITH BIG TURNOUT

Voters leave the Suunyside School polling station

By Greg Kamphuis, reporter

The polling stations are busy today in the culmination of what has been an exciting lead up to Calgary’s decision on who they want as mayor going into the future. Continue Reading

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