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Election 2021

Unofficial Election Results

Election Day results will be updated after 8:00 pm (polls close)  on October 18, 2021 as the vote count is completed at each voting station.  It is a requirement that the results regarding the Alberta Senate Act and the Referendum Act are counted and recorded before the Office of Councillor.
The results are not official until Noon on October 22, 2021 to allow for recounts if required.

Senate Election Act

Names of Candidates (in ballot order)

Erika Barootes
Rick Bonnett
Pam Davidson
Doug A. Horner
Duncan Kinney
Kelly Lorencz
Mykhailo Martyniouk
Ann McCormick
Jeff Nielsen
Karina Pillay
Chad Jett Thunders Saunders
Sunil Sookram
Nadine R. Wellwood
Total

# of valid ballots marked for each candidate

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Referendum Act

Question 1: Equalization

Should section 36(2) of the Consitution Act, 1982 – Parliament and the government of Canada’s commitment to the principle of making equalization payments – be removed from the constitution?

Yes

0

No

0

Question 2: 

Do you want Alberta to adopt year-round Daylight Saving Time, which is summer hours, eliminating the need to change our clocks twice a year?

Yes

0

No

0

Unofficial Results

Election Day results will be updated after 8:00 pm on October 18, 2021 as the vote count is completed at each voting station. The results are not official until Noon on October 22, 2021 to allow for recounts if required.

Danny Povaschuk has been acclaimed as Mayor and will be sworn in Oct 26, 2021.

0/8 polling stations reporting for Councillors.

Council Candidates (6 seats)

BEAUDOIN, Sandra
CAMPION, Brass
CROWLE, Fred
GODZIUK, Shawn W.
GOULET, Robert Allan Jr.
HAUGEN, Brad
MURPHY, Sandra C.
OLSEN, Kyle
WARWICK, Angie
Totals

# of Votes

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% of Votes

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Nomination papers for candidates for the 2021 Municipal Election will be available for review at the Town Office.  The names of candidates are posted below.  Candidate photo, bio, or platform will be published as submitted.

Candidates for Mayor

* Candidate profiles are published as submitted. Please note: The Town does not operate, review, endorse or approve any external site listed here and is not responsible or liable for any damages arising from linking to or using these sites.

POVASCHUK, Danny-Acclaimed

* Candidate profiles are published as submitted. Please note: The Town does not operate, review, endorse or approve any external site listed here and is not responsible or liable for any damages arising from linking to or using these sites.

Candidates for Council

* Candidate profiles are published as submitted. Please note: The Town does not operate, review, endorse or approve any external site listed here and is not responsible or liable for any damages arising from linking to or using these sites.

Beaudoin, Sandra

Passions: Family, Friends, & Community!

Living in Hanna for over 29 years. Raised on a farm near Fort Saskatchewan, Ab. Active in Light Horse 4H for over 9 years, learning “to do by doing”.

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Lived in Edmonton for 10 years: Secondary education U of A, Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science. Employed 6 years with Alberta Agriculture as Agrologist/supervisor until relocating to Hanna in 1992.

Married a hardworking man raised on a mixed farm east of Hanna who worked at Sheerness Power plant & built his successful welding/fabricating business operating over 20 years. Very proud of our 2 children, both employed & Hanna taxpayers.

Worked in Hanna: AFSC Crop Insurance 6 yrs. AFSC Lending Specialist 9 yrs.

Volunteer: various groups during our children’s school years. Hanna Indoor Pro Rodeo, Hanna Rummage Sale, Hanna Museum & others.
– Created history display projects for Hanna’s Centennial, Hanna Rodeo, & Hanna Roundhouse Society.
– Founder/president of Hanna Roundhouse Society. Registered Non-profit Society in 2010 to protect, preserve & restore the 1913 Canadian Northern Railway Roundhouse in Hanna.
– Involved in every aspect of the Hanna Roundhouse Society since 2010. In 2013, HRS becomes owner/operator of the Roundhouse & 8.97 acres. In 2015, the Roundhouse becomes a Provincial Historic Resource. This has been possible with support received from awesome volunteers, family & friends.

Awards: Caring Canadian Award in 2013, nominated by JC Charyk High School students. Attended a group ceremony at Rideau Hall, Ottawa where Governor General David Johnston presented.

Accomplishments 2017-2021 as Councillor: Donated my time, & resources:
– helped some businesses along Palliser & along 2nd Ave, & residents along Railway Ave across from the original CN Train Station site.
– initiated private funding for 9 trees planted along Palliser Trail, north of Nick’s Restaurant, & promoted the Town’s Adopt-a-Tree program, supported by 3 generous others.
– initiated & organized the 2020 Carp Fishing Derby, CN Reservoir. Brought attention to the reservoir as once an active fishing hole & a Restocking Feasibility Study was started by Fish & Wildlife with JCC students gathering some information.
– voted based on resident input/feedback. I voted on no tax increases & with fiscal responsibility in mind. Voted against projects where no opportunity to recover investment.

As my 1st term as Councillor was coming to an end, I was asked to run again. As Councillor, I can be more involved in my community. Sitting on boards representing the Town, has given me insight to the work & the challenges each Board faces.

Should I be re-elected, these areas are my interests:
1. Fiscal Responsibility
2. Aging underground infrastructure
3. Raising Town revenue instead of taxes & user fees.
4. Trying to keep (or increase) existing Hospital services.
5. Attracting business
6. Downtown Beautification (currently underway.)

I feel I contributed to Council, addressing some residents’ concerns & have been engaged in Council meetings, asking questions & getting involved! I enjoy speaking with residents.

Should you think I can be an asset to Council this term, place your “X” beside Sandra Beaudoin. I may not always get it right, but I always do my best!

Thank you!

* Candidate profiles are published as submitted.  Please note: The Town does not operate, review, endorse or approve any external site listed here and is not responsible or liable for any damages arising from linking to or using these sites.

Campion, Brass

I have lived in Hanna most of my 69+ years as I truly believe that life is better in a small municipality than in a big city to raise a family and live a happier, healthier lifestyle.

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In my previous 11 years on Town Council, I have always kept my phone lines open to hear from any residents about any issues they face in our community. When called, I immediately try to get an answer or solution to whatever issues the caller faces. I believe being open and honest with all residents is the best way to have good positive vibes in Hanna.

I have chaired and vice-chaired many committees in the past and look forward to continuing this if I get re-elected. Part of my platform will be to work with administration to reduce budget costs, update and enforce bylaws, and improve our infrastructure needs like roads, alleys, and water/sewer lines. As a part of Hanna council, I will work hard to encourage industrial growth in and around Hanna and Special Areas that will keep our town vibrant for many years to come.

* Candidate profiles are published as submitted.  Please note: The Town does not operate, review, endorse or approve any external site listed here and is not responsible or liable for any damages arising from linking to or using these sites.

Crowle, Fred

I was born and raised in Hanna, and I am the youngest of 16 siblings. The “Crowle” family name has been a part of the Hanna’s History since 1918. Since 1918 to present, our family has owned and

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operated many different businesses in The Town of Hanna. My dad,Richard Crowle Sr. was a long time local Blacksmith. I have owned and operated my own businesses, I am a Red Seal AutoBody Technician for 47 years, managed facilities, therefore understanding the process of running a business,such as financials and leadership.

I am familiar with the operation and history of Hanna since 1968, I was employed by The Public Works at a very young age. I shoveled sand out of the back of a ½ ton truck at the stop signs,I filled Flares with Kerosine,I shoveled ditches for water and sewer lines. I have been associated with Hanna Volunteer Fire Department,I was a Lieutenant,Training Officer and Disaster Services leader for 18 years. The Hanna Ambulance Society,I was an EMT for 14 years. I am retired therefore have plenty of time to dedicate support to any committees that I may be appointed to …..

I have volunteered with the community for over 50 years with organizations such as the Hanna Volunteer Fire Department, Hanna Ambulance Society and a Hanna Young Lions Club. As a member of a large family, I have had the privilege of being part of constructing many projects in Hanna, such as the Water Fountain at Memorial Park, the Cabin at Hector King Hunter Park, and the Community Centre. I have also transported individuals in Hanna to medical appointments, family affairs, Airport Shuttles and everyday transportation in general.I operate a Limo Shuttle Service,I have been involved in many Weddings,Sport Events,Birthday Parties and other fun filled transportation ….

If elected I would like to help control any increases in taxes and support local businesses with sustainability and growth. I believe the taxpayers should be involved with budgeting,especially with major projects and expenditures. I have been a concerned citizen of Hanna for too many years,to see Hanna get trapped in a Vortex of Destruction.I am here to support and voice The Concerns of Hanna Citizens,”WE” can make Hanna the Place to Grow….

* Candidate profiles are published as submitted.  Please note: The Town does not operate, review, endorse or approve any external site listed here and is not responsible or liable for any damages arising from linking to or using these sites.

Godziuk, Shawn

My name is Shawn Godziuk and I have lived in Hanna since 1995 . I love this town and see nothing but potential . I started a family here and my business SWG Contracting and have no plans of leaving . I’m out about about in the community , I volunteer coaching football and am very

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involved in Hanna Minor Hockey . My roots are firmly planted in town . If elected I promise To work with the people for the people .

* Candidate profiles are published as submitted.  Please note: The Town does not operate, review, endorse or approve any external site listed here and is not responsible or liable for any damages arising from linking to or using these sites.

Goulet, Robert Allan Jr.

I’d like to take a moment to say hello and introduce my self. …my name is Robert Allan Goulet Jr.

I’ve been a resident of Hanna since 2004. Where I moved myself and my wife Cindy and my two boys Braiden and Hunter

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this beautiful community. I brought a new business to this community when I arrived and continue to operate my businesses, where they still thrive today. I’m a certified master Electrician and Safety Codes Officer and a instrumentation technician. I’ve worked all over this country and I’m always amazed at the treasure I call home.

As your elected official I want to continue to represent you the people and do the most I can to get your voices and ideals to the people that can implement change. I want to continue making Hanna great for other family’s and businesses so Hanna can continue to thrive for generations to come. My door is always open swing by Hunden Contracting for a visit. I would cherish the opportunity to meet any of our valued citizens of Hanna and area…take care ❤

* Candidate profiles are published as submitted.  Please note: The Town does not operate, review, endorse or approve any external site listed here and is not responsible or liable for any damages arising from linking to or using these sites.

Haugen, Brad

My only agenda is to listen to you and report back what facts I find.

  • I will do my best as a new councillor for our community.
  • I believe in being open and honest.
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I will do my best to advise on the committees I am told to work with.

With my extensive experience in a wide variety of industry I feel I may be able to bring a fresh outlook into the many tasks that this position requires.

Vote Brad Haugen for a fresh outlook.

* Candidate profiles are published as submitted.  Please note: The Town does not operate, review, endorse or approve any external site listed here and is not responsible or liable for any damages arising from linking to or using these sites.

Murphy, Sandra C.

Let me introduce myself, my name is Sandra Murphy, I have been a resident and business owner in Hanna for over 10 years. I own and operate Tumbleweeds Print & Sign Shop; my love for this little

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town quickly spread to include many family members (my mom Denise lives in the Lodge, my son Kevin and fiancee Shayna run Bowerstone PC, my daughter Bluebell works with me at Tumbleweeds and is co-owner of Skyriver Shala Yoga Studio).

I am extremely proud of what my Tumbleweeds family has and continues to accomplish in terms of promoting local businesses, not-for-profits and sporting events. During the pandemic, we continued to give back to our community by donating in kind to local seniors’ groups; kids’ sporting events, the Badlands 2SLGBTQIA+ support group, our Pro Rodeo, and many more.

My interest in serving on Town Council stems from 10 years in administrative positions at the Universities of Winnipeg and Calgary and 15 years as a federal public servant in the Department of Veterans Affairs. I served on dozens of committees and Chaired the Joint Occupational Safety & Health for several years.

I understand the importance of transparency and accountability in government, and I believe Hanna deserves nothing less than that from all of its Council members. I look forward to getting to know all of you better, and hope that I may represent you, as a proud member of this community.

* Candidate profiles are published as submitted.  Please note: The Town does not operate, review, endorse or approve any external site listed here and is not responsible or liable for any damages arising from linking to or using these sites.

Kyle Olsen Family

Olsen, Kyle

I was born and raised in Hanna so after getting married and completing college, my wife and I couldn’t think of a better place to raise our own family.  I love the options here for my family as well as

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the ability to coach them in almost all sports they’re interested in.

After completing 4 years on Council I plan to continue to make decisions based on long-term costs and effects.  I will continue to support groups who fundraise for the lion’s share of projects they want to see accomplished and ease the burden on the municipal budget.  4 years of budgeting and the revenue drawn from taxes has been reduced since 2018 so I will continue to ensure that it doesn’t cost any more to live in Hanna in the future.

I will always advocate to people and industry that Hanna is the best place to live and work, whether I’m serving on Council or not.

* Candidate profiles are published as submitted.  Please note: The Town does not operate, review, endorse or approve any external site listed here and is not responsible or liable for any damages arising from linking to or using these sites.

Warwick, Angie

Angie has lived in Hanna for the past 31 years. Twenty five of those with her husband Chris and their two children, Nathanael & Abigail and step son Will.

Her careers have included: Dental

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Assistant, operating Home Hardware’s Garden Centre, Interior Decorating business, and of recent owning & operating Out On A Limb tree services.

In her professional activities she has most recently achieved her Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Legislation Awareness, Principals of Health & Safety Management, Leadership for Safety Excellence and Auditor Training Program.

Angie’s previous tenure was served as a school trustee for Prairie Land Public School Division for three consecutive terms: sitting on a vast amount of adhoc committees, including being vice chair of the Board.

Angie is an avid gardener, and enjoys her free time spent swimming, paddle boarding, reading, feeding & caring for her daughters horses while she is off to College, along with long rides on her motor bike. Some of her best hours are spent with her family & friends.

As a liaison and a voice of you my constituents we can continue to make Hanna a great place to raise our families, grow with opportunities, advance in a world of change and live comfortable lives.

Having lived in a rural community all my life I strongly believe in the rural culture and climate that support community needs and offer equal and often greater opportunities than than our urban partners. Hanna will have to work to maintain & support what we have along with keeping an active eye on what will continue to make us viable to attract and retain what already exists.

My goal is to be transparent, accountable & available to you my constituents, along with working diligently and being fiscally responsible to sustain and build upon the true needs and voices of our community.

I believe that having served as a School Board Trustee for 10 years, has equipped me well to be a successful Town Councillor. Experience has taught me that in order to make the best decisions you must be informed of the facts. It is also imperative that I listen to you, the citizens of Hanna. Municipal Politics is the truest form of democracy. It is the only governance model where you, the electors can reach out and have your voices heard directly to your elected officials. I promise that I will be that Councillor, the Councillor that listens to your voice of concerns, and makes my decisions based on that feedback.

I believe in hearing from you the people and setting sail from the direction of my constituents.

* Candidate profiles are published as submitted.  Please note: The Town does not operate, review, endorse or approve any external site listed here and is not responsible or liable for any damages arising from linking to or using these sites.

How to Vote

Advance Vote

Thurs. Oct 7  3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Tues. Oct 12  Noon to 3:00 pm
Town Council Chambers 302 2nd Ave West

 

Election Day

Mon Oct 18, 2021 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Hanna Community Centre 503 5th Ave West

 

Elector Assistance

Election officers will attend the place of residence of an elector who, because of physical incapacity, is unable to attend a voting station. Please register to arrange for this service by contacting the Town Office before 9:30 am on election day. (Oct 18)  You can expect an election officer between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

FAQ’s

What are we voting for?

If you are a resident of the Town of Hanna, you are voting for the Mayor and 6 Councillors. These people are the governing body of the municipality for the next four years.

When will we know who is running for office in Hanna?

Nominations close at noon on Sept 20, 2021.  The Returning Officer cannot accept nomination papers after 12:00 noon on Sept 20.

What if the same number of people run for the number of positions available?

At the close of nominations, the Returning Officer will declare the nominated persons to be elected and an election for that office will not be held.

Who can vote?

  • You are 18 years of age or older;
  • You are a Canadian citizen;
  • You have resided in Alberta for 6 consecutive months prior to election day.
  • Your residence is Hanna on election day.  A person may have only one place of residence and it is the place where the person lives and sleeps and to which, when the person is absent, the person intends to return.

Who can vote in the Advance Vote?

An advance vote is available prior to the election day to provide an opportunity for eligible voters who wish to vote prior to election day.

Do I need identification to vote?

Every elector who attends the voting station will be permitted to vote if they make a statement that they are eligible to vote in the presence of an officer in the prescribed form. They must produce the following identification:

  • photo ID stating your name and current address that is issued by the government (federal, provincial or local). An example is a driver’s license or provincial id card.
  • The list of acceptable pieces of ID can be found on the Government of Alberta website Voter Identification Requirements.

Nominating or Becoming a Candidate

Nomination papers:

  • will be accepted from Jan 1, 2021, to 12:00 noon Sept 20, 2021
  • with the Returning Officer at the Town Office 302 2nd Ave West

To be eligible to be nominated, all potential candidates must be:

  • eligible to vote (18 years of age and a Canadian Citizen) and
  • reside in Hanna Alberta for 6 consecutive months before to nomination day and
  • reside in Hanna on election day.

Note:  According to Section 32 of the Local Authorities Election Act, a candidate may withdraw their nomination by filing a written notice with the Returning Officer prior to 12:00 noon Sept 21, 2021.  If the number of candidates does not exceed the number of vacancies to be filled, the returning officer cannot accept a withdrawal.