BC Election 2022

Sacheen Collecutt was running for a seat on Kelowna council with Spirit Alliance (Photo/Sacheen)

Election recount demanded by failed Kelowna council candidate dismissed

Sacheen Collecut claims ballot stuffing and fraud

 

Osoyoos mayoral candidate Dustin Sikora put up cameras and caught footage of a man stealing his election signs. The man was later identified by several people, including Sikora to be that of Marcel St. Louis, husband to financial agent for incumbent mayor Sue McKortoff. (Screen grab Facebook)

Osoyoos farmers market manager resigns after election sign controversy

Marcel St. Louis is accused of stealing several election signs of mayoral candidate Dustin Sikora

 

Voters mark their civic election ballots at a polling station in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

ELECTION 2022: 158 new school trustees elected across B.C.

The province’s first openly transgender school trustee has been elected

 

Vancouver mayoral candidate Ken Sim pauses after speaking during a town hall hosted by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs and S.U.C.C.E.S.S., in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. Nearly half of British Columbia’s 162 cities and communities have a new mayor-elect after municipal elections last weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Some new B.C. mayors are familiar, others mark historic firsts after municipal vote

Nearly half of B.C. communities have a new person in charge after Saturday’s vote

Vancouver mayoral candidate Ken Sim pauses after speaking during a town hall hosted by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs and S.U.C.C.E.S.S., in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. Nearly half of British Columbia’s 162 cities and communities have a new mayor-elect after municipal elections last weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The elected. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke Votes: Gary Sulz re-elected as mayor

The preliminary results are in for the 2022 General Local Election

The elected. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
A sketch of what a potential Aquatic facility would look like in the area. (CSRD photo).

Golden and Area A votes yes to proposed indoor aquatic centre

The vote was 1,172 ‘yes’ to 423 ‘no’.

A sketch of what a potential Aquatic facility would look like in the area. (CSRD photo).
Candidates gathered at the Civic Centre for unofficial results. (Claire Palmer photo)
Candidates gathered at the Civic Centre for unofficial results. (Claire Palmer photo)
Vancouver mayoral candidate, incumbent Kennedy Stewart, picks up his civic election ballot from a polling station worker as he votes at an advance poll, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022. General local elections are scheduled in British Columbia municipalities Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Municipal elections across B.C., with major battles in Vancouver, Surrey expected

Across the province campaigns focused on issues that typically fall beyond the municipal realm

Vancouver mayoral candidate, incumbent Kennedy Stewart, picks up his civic election ballot from a polling station worker as he votes at an advance poll, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022. General local elections are scheduled in British Columbia municipalities Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Balzor Singh and Gulshaan preet Brar have fallen in love while volunteering during the 2022 BC municipal election campaign. (Submitted)

Love blossoms on the Kelowna campaign trail

A pair of campaign volunteers have fallen in love and plan to get engaged after the Oct. 15 election

Balzor Singh and Gulshaan preet Brar have fallen in love while volunteering during the 2022 BC municipal election campaign. (Submitted)
The B.C. Elections logo is seen on a ballot screen at a polling station in Vancouver, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. With cumulative crises including homelessness, crime, affordability and climate disasters, municipal politicians across the province are finding themselves tackling major issues from the ground up. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Campaigns in crisis mode as B.C. mayors pivot from parks and potholes to big picture

When Merlin Blackwell ran for mayor four years ago in the small…

The B.C. Elections logo is seen on a ballot screen at a polling station in Vancouver, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. With cumulative crises including homelessness, crime, affordability and climate disasters, municipal politicians across the province are finding themselves tackling major issues from the ground up. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Maple Ridge school board candidate Brian Dominick does not deny this was him in a video outside the Vancouver Art Gallery speaking to a crowd of people. (Screen grab)

Lower Mainland school board candidate on video preaching about exterminating the ‘global, elitist parasite’

Brian Dominick is seen outside the Vancouver Art Gallery at World Freedom Rally

Maple Ridge school board candidate Brian Dominick does not deny this was him in a video outside the Vancouver Art Gallery speaking to a crowd of people. (Screen grab)
Current SD83 trustees gather for their first school board meeting of the 2022-23 school year at the Salmon Arm District Education Support Centre on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. (File photo)

Three North Okanagan-Shuswap school trustee candidates acclaimed

Race down to three candidates vying for two seats representing Salmon Arm

Current SD83 trustees gather for their first school board meeting of the 2022-23 school year at the Salmon Arm District Education Support Centre on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. (File photo)
Nominations have closed for the next civic election to be held on Oct. 15, 2022. The official campaign period begins Sept .17. (Photo courtesy of Elections BC)
Nominations have closed for the next civic election to be held on Oct. 15, 2022. The official campaign period begins Sept .17. (Photo courtesy of Elections BC)
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COLUMN: The strength of an effective local government

These seven individual members became a strong team

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Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki took to the steps of City Hall to announce his reelection bid on Aug. 29. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton mayor announces re-election bid

John Vassilaki touts successes over last 4 years, wants to continue progress

Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki took to the steps of City Hall to announce his reelection bid on Aug. 29. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Coun. Kelly Fehr is seeking a second term on council. (Contributed)

Second Vernon councillor seeks re-election

Kelly Fehr looking to serve city for a second term

Coun. Kelly Fehr is seeking a second term on council. (Contributed)
House model on wood table overlooking neighbourhood (Pixabay photo).

Housing, homelessness and poverty are top concerns in B.C. municipal election: survey

Survey shows housing, homelessness and poverty as top voter concern for civic fall election

House model on wood table overlooking neighbourhood (Pixabay photo).