BC municipal election

Surrey mayoral candidate, incumbent Doug McCallum, waits for the start of a candidates meeting in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, September 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

McCallum not conceding in Surrey, considering judicial recount of vote: party

Safe Surrey Coalition says McCallum won’t accept defeat at this point in time’

 

Surrey mayoral candidates, incumbent Doug McCallum, second right, Sukh Dhaliwal, back left, Brenda Locke, second left, and Jinny Sims, right, wait for the start of a candidates meeting in Surrey, B.C., Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

An election, then a trial, poses unusual test for Surrey’s Mayor McCallum

McCallum is being challenged for the top job by seven contenders

 

Jeff Stevenson

Coldstream candidate looks to carve out a seat on council

Jeff Stevenson is parent, PAC president and entrepreneur

  • Sep 20, 2022

 

Philipp Gruner is running for a trustee seat on the Vernon School District. (Contributed)

Vernon father passionate about education

Philipp Gruner seeks trustee seat with Vernon School District

Philipp Gruner is running for a trustee seat on the Vernon School District. (Contributed)
Photos were taken with permission of a man concealing his identity, and his belongings (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Photos were taken with permission of a man concealing his identity, and his belongings (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Lobo the donkey might just be B.C.’s most popular political figure in the upcoming municipal elections. (Kayla Mellville photo)

Donkey running to be mayor of Grand Forks becomes ‘voice of the people’

Lobo the donkey has gained support across the country in his bid to become mayor

Lobo the donkey might just be B.C.’s most popular political figure in the upcoming municipal elections. (Kayla Mellville photo)
Coldstream Mayor Jim Garlick will give up his seat to run for councillor in the Oct. 15 municipal election. (File shot)

Coldstream mayor opts for shot at council; councillor aims to replace him

Jim Garlick has been district mayor since 2008; first-term councillor Ruth Hoyte runs for mayor

Coldstream Mayor Jim Garlick will give up his seat to run for councillor in the Oct. 15 municipal election. (File shot)
Residents of Armstrong and Spallumcheen will have a chance to ask questions of mayoral and council candidates for both communities at back-to-back forums in Armstrong in September. (Morning Star - file photo)

Armstrong-Spallumcheen candidate forums set

Spallumcheen election candidates will face public Sept. 27; Armstrong candidates are up Sept. 28

Residents of Armstrong and Spallumcheen will have a chance to ask questions of mayoral and council candidates for both communities at back-to-back forums in Armstrong in September. (Morning Star - file photo)
The nomination period for Vernon’s 2022 general election opened Tuesday, Aug. 30. (File photo)

Nomination period opens for Vernon general election

Candidates have until 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 to file their paperwork

The nomination period for Vernon’s 2022 general election opened Tuesday, Aug. 30. (File photo)
Active Living Centre conceptual design proposed for Vernon. Information on the centre, which goes to referendum in October, will be available in the coming weeks at public events in Vernon. (Contributed)

Pop-up information booths boast Vernon Active Living Centre

City of Vernon staff on hand over the coming weeks to answer questions about proposed centre

Active Living Centre conceptual design proposed for Vernon. Information on the centre, which goes to referendum in October, will be available in the coming weeks at public events in Vernon. (Contributed)
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)
Vernon voters will mark ballots about the city borrowing money to build a new Actiive Living ‘Centre, including a new swimming pool, on Oct. 15. (City of Vernon concept design)

Vernon releasing more info on Active Living Centre plan

Ahead of Oct. 15 referendum to borrow funds to build new facility, city will answer FAQs about proposal

Vernon voters will mark ballots about the city borrowing money to build a new Actiive Living ‘Centre, including a new swimming pool, on Oct. 15. (City of Vernon concept design)
Vernon councillor Kari Gares has announced her plans to seek re-election in October. (Contributed)

Vernon councillor throws hat in ring

Kari Gares to seek re-election to council on Oct. 15

Vernon councillor Kari Gares has announced her plans to seek re-election in October. (Contributed)
Dawn Tucker is running for Vernon city council in the Oct. 15, 2022 municipal election. (Submitted photo)

Dawn Tucker running for Vernon council

The longtime Vernon resident is in touch with the community as admin for social media groups

Dawn Tucker is running for Vernon city council in the Oct. 15, 2022 municipal election. (Submitted photo)
Jenelle Brewer has put forward her name for Vernon city council ahead of the municipal election Oct. 15, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Okanagan Indian Band member running for Vernon council

Jenelle Brewer announced her candidacy for the Oct. 15 municipal election

Jenelle Brewer has put forward her name for Vernon city council ahead of the municipal election Oct. 15, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Jeremy Levy has put his name forward to run for Coldstream council in the municipal election on Oct. 15. (Contributed)

Former star football player running for Coldstream council

Ex-Okanagan Sun team captain Jeremy Levy has put his name forward for the Oct. 15 election

Jeremy Levy has put his name forward to run for Coldstream council in the municipal election on Oct. 15. (Contributed)
District of Coldstream municipal offices. (Morning Star file photo)

Coldstream referendum seeks $8.5 million public works building

Residents will be asked for consent to borrow for new facility

District of Coldstream municipal offices. (Morning Star file photo)
Late morning view southward over the top of Victoria city hall, as seen from the top of the Fisgard Street parkade. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘A cure for cynicism:’ Experts explain why voting in B.C. municipal election is important

Cities shape daily experiences, prepare for emergencies and do politics differently

Late morning view southward over the top of Victoria city hall, as seen from the top of the Fisgard Street parkade. (Black Press Media file photo)
Armstrong Mayor Chris Pieper (right) – about to purchase a Vernon Winter Carnival button from Carnival Cop Rod Koenig in 2018 – will not seek a fifth term in October as mayor. (File photo)

Armstrong mayor won’t seek re-election

Chris Pieper will step down this fall after a 30+ year career in municipal politics

Armstrong Mayor Chris Pieper (right) – about to purchase a Vernon Winter Carnival button from Carnival Cop Rod Koenig in 2018 – will not seek a fifth term in October as mayor. (File photo)
Lake Country Mayor James Baker was first elected to the role in 2005 (Brittany Webster)

Lake Country Mayor ending 17 year run

James Baker has been involved in local politics since 1981

  • Apr 19, 2022
Lake Country Mayor James Baker was first elected to the role in 2005 (Brittany Webster)