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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We're feeling pretty sad these days, as vandals seem pretty adamant on wrecking some of the great things we have in our community. The beautiful granite wolf statue in BlackWolf was vandalized, lights were ripped off a building and stolen out of Legacy Park, and paving stones by the new Henderson retaining wall were thrown into the lake.

We're out there working hard to make our community beautiful, so we're asking for your help. If you see vandalism in your neighbourhood or in a City park, please call 403-328-4444 to report it. And if you are reading this and were the ones vandalizing our parks, please stop. Wrecking stuff just for fun, is just ruining beautiful things for others and actually isn’t funny or fun at all.

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