Municipal Election

Sooke council candidate withdraws from race

Sooke council candidate withdraws from race

Sooke council candidate withdraws from race

Michelle Staples is the first female mayor in Duncan’s history. Cowichan Citizen/file

Gender equity closer on Vancouver Island councils

Islanders elected 42 per cent women to their councils this fall.

  • Oct 30, 2018
Challenger Harry Gough and incumbent Cindy Fortin were tied in votes following a recount of the Oct 20 Peachland mayoral election result. So a B.C. judge had to draw the name of the winner and she drew Fortin’s name. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Incumbent’s name drawn to settle who will be Peachland’s next mayor

B.C. judge draws incumbent Cindy Fortin’s name to settle tied mayoral vote

Lisa Helps at her election party headquarters after the polls closed in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Women make up nearly 50 per cent of Greater Victoria councillors

Ten councils in Greater Victoria elected women for at least half of their seats

Lisa Helps at her election party headquarters after the polls closed in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Gery Lemon is the only new face on the Town of View Royal’s council after the Oct. 20 municipal election. (Submitted)

Gery Lemon adds woman’s perspective to View Royal council

New council-elect ready to work with incumbent councillors and mayor

Gery Lemon is the only new face on the Town of View Royal’s council after the Oct. 20 municipal election. (Submitted)
Lucia Espino recently moved a couple blocks, shifting from Victoria to Saanich, and as a result was unable to vote in either municipality. (Contributed)

Victoria resident unable to vote after a move across the Saanich border

Lucia Espino moved just a few blocks, but unable to vote in either municipality

Lucia Espino recently moved a couple blocks, shifting from Victoria to Saanich, and as a result was unable to vote in either municipality. (Contributed)
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Furstenau says NDP engineered election to wipe out opponents
Jane Jones, left, encouraged her daughter Connie Watts to run for school board trustee. Now Jones is off the board and Watts will take her seat. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Mother passes school trustee torch to daughter in Port Alberni

Jane Jones loses after one term, but proud of her daughter Connie Watts

Jane Jones, left, encouraged her daughter Connie Watts to run for school board trustee. Now Jones is off the board and Watts will take her seat. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Voters in Saanich and Victoria support creation of citizens’ assembly on amalgamation

Voters in Saanich and Victoria support creation of citizens’ assembly on amalgamation

Group will continue to keep pressure on Victoria and Saanich councils after amalgamation referendum

Voters in Saanich and Victoria support creation of citizens’ assembly on amalgamation
Lisa Helps at her election party headquarters after the polls closed in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Challengers topple incumbents in several South Island races

2018 civic election ushers in new faces across the CRD

  • Oct 21, 2018
Lisa Helps at her election party headquarters after the polls closed in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Lisa Helps at her election party headquarters after the polls closed in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Lisa Helps at her election party headquarters after the polls closed in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Victoria and Saanich voters elect to move ahead with amalgamation talks

Victoria and Saanich voters elect to move ahead with amalgamation talks

Victoria and Saanich voters have chosen to move ahead with exploring amalgamation…

Victoria and Saanich voters elect to move ahead with amalgamation talks
UPDATED: Geoff Orr elected mayor of North Saanich
UPDATED: Geoff Orr elected mayor of North Saanich
Incumbents claim all council in Central Saanich

Incumbents claim all council in Central Saanich

Nine seek a seat at the council table, mayor acclaimed

Incumbents claim all council in Central Saanich
UPDATE: Votes are in for School District 63 trustees

UPDATE: Votes are in for School District 63 trustees

Three candidates vie for two positions in Central Saanich

UPDATE: Votes are in for School District 63 trustees
McNeil-Smith ousts incumbent for Sidney mayor’s seat

McNeil-Smith ousts incumbent for Sidney mayor’s seat

Cliff McNeil-Smith resoundly defeated the incumbent Mayor Steve Price, 3,740 to 929…

McNeil-Smith ousts incumbent for Sidney mayor’s seat
When asked what brought them to the polls, Sidney voter George Richardson said he wanted to vote because “one of the mayor candidate said he would listen.” Trudi Seibel said she always voted, regardless of any big issue. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

2018 Sidney voter turnout already higher than 2014

Sidney Chief Electoral Officer hopes for 50% turnout by night’s end

When asked what brought them to the polls, Sidney voter George Richardson said he wanted to vote because “one of the mayor candidate said he would listen.” Trudi Seibel said she always voted, regardless of any big issue. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
The Central Saanich Cultural Centre was one of two polling stations in Central Saanich for the 2018 municipal elections. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Good weather equals good voter turnout in Central Saanich election

At the Central Saanich Cultural Centre, foot traffic was steady during the…

The Central Saanich Cultural Centre was one of two polling stations in Central Saanich for the 2018 municipal elections. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
Last chance to vote in 2018 municipal election

Last chance to vote in 2018 municipal election

Polls close Saturday night at 8 p.m. for mayoral, councillor and school board

Last chance to vote in 2018 municipal election
Voters in Saanich have come out in a steady stream today, but especially at the District’s four community recreation centres. Don Descoteau/Black Press

CIVIC ELECTION: Large voter turnout seen in Saanich, Oak Bay

Rec centres as polling places boosts numbers in Saanich, advance voting soars in Oak Bay

Voters in Saanich have come out in a steady stream today, but especially at the District’s four community recreation centres. Don Descoteau/Black Press
Mayoral results from across B.C.

Mayoral results from across B.C.

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

Mayoral results from across B.C.