About me

I have lived in Lethbridge for over 27 years. During that time, I have attended college, started a family, and conducted business.

I have 2 daughters Jayden and Jelayna that attend Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge. Jennifer, my wife, is a Registered Nurse at the Chinook Regional Hospital. My extended family includes local business owners, healthcare professionals, teachers, and law enforcement personnel. I enjoy running, playing hockey, and attending local live theatre.

I have built 4 successful businesses in our city, including Copy Express, which I have operated for over 20 years.

I am a real guy, with real life experience! I have experienced success and also taken some hard knocks. I have worked hard for what I have, and I truly understand the value of a dollar. I am just like you.

I would ask you to please vote Blaine Hyggen for City Council on October 16.

my campaign

  • Maintaining the ambulance dispatch centre in Lethbridge
  • An emergent resolution on urban drilling
  • The commitment of a multipurpose leisure complex in West Lethbridge
  • A comprehensive waste diversion strategy for our city
  • Welcoming Syrian Refugees as valued new members of our community
  • Renovations and improvements to the Henderson Pool
  • Fast tracking the Whoop-Up Drive Twinning and Métis Trail construction
  • Ensuring our city has the broadband and IT infrastructure needed to be competitive in the broadband economy
  • New incentives to spur new residential and commercial development in our downtown
  • Construction of Legacy Park, a 74-acre regional park in North Lethbridge
  • $350-million investment from Cavendish Farms, the largest investment in our city’s history
  • A new destination management plan that will heighten the profile of Lethbridge
  • A proactive community response to the growing opioid crisis and how it’s affecting our city
  • The approval of a 10-year Community Reconciliation Implementation Plan in response to the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
  • Expansion of the Lethbridge Transit service to new neighbourhoods including Garry Station and BlackWolf
  • Adoption of the new River Valley Parks Master Plan
  • Protection our urban forest from European Elm Scale
  • The launch of the LethRequests app
  • Greater financial oversight through implementation of interim forecast reports to Council

  • Ensuring Council is focused on achieving the goals it outlined in the Capital Improvement Program, and responsibly maintaining the budgets as they’ve been approved.
  • Ensuring the programs and initiatives that Council has planned and initiated over the past 4 years continue to move forward to implementation and completion.
  • A continued proactive response to the opioid crisis and establishing harm reduction services in our city, as well as continued advocacy on this issue with the provincial and federal governments.
  • Increased representation of the small business voice in Lethbridge, and continue to support and advocate for our business community at the local, provincial, and federal levels.
  • Proactive succession planning for the future of our city’s leadership as we move into the future.
  • Ensuring our city is well-positioned as its population grows to the 100,000 mark.

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Christmas Memories

November 30, 2017, 7:30pm - December 2, 2017, 10:30pm

Christmas Memories

November 30 – December 2, 2017 | Multicultural Centre | Christmas Concert

The December collaboration between New West Theatre and the Lethbridge Big Band is back for the first time in over 7 years. Christmas Memories is a throwback to the charming television variety Christmas specials you remember from your youth. regardless of the weather in December, this joyful production will move you into the holiday spirit

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