BC Votes 2017

Liberals expected to win again; Greens to capture three seats: poll

Liberals expected to win again; Greens to capture three seats: poll

Pollster anticipates another Christy Clark victory, with gains for Andrew Weaver on Vancouver Island

  • May 8, 2017
Liberals expected to win again; Greens to capture three seats: poll
ELECTION 2017: Parties square off on LNG

ELECTION 2017: Parties square off on LNG

B.C. Liberals ‘absolutely determined,’ B.C. NDP say it’s situation to situation and B.C. Greens oppose

ELECTION 2017: Parties square off on LNG
Christy Clark arrives in Cache Creek

Christy Clark arrives in Cache Creek

Clark changed her campaign route Saturday, to visit Cache Creek.

Christy Clark arrives in Cache Creek
NDP leader spreads the message in Vernon

NDP leader spreads the message in Vernon

John Horgan optimistic about the party’s chances in Tuesday’s election

NDP leader spreads the message in Vernon
ELECTION 2017: Oil pipeline politics

ELECTION 2017: Oil pipeline politics

Former NDP leader Adrian Dix’s opposition to the project was a turning point in the 2013 election

ELECTION 2017: Oil pipeline politics
NDP Barry Dorval, left, Liberal Eric Foster, Libertarian Don Jefcoat, and Greens Keli Westgate answer questions regarding issues concerning persons with disabilities during the final all candidates forum at the People Place Thursday. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

Disability funding in the spotlight

Government plans for disability funding dominated the all candidates forum Thursday

NDP Barry Dorval, left, Liberal Eric Foster, Libertarian Don Jefcoat, and Greens Keli Westgate answer questions regarding issues concerning persons with disabilities during the final all candidates forum at the People Place Thursday. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
NDP leader John Horgan will be campaigning in Vernon Saturday. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

NDP leader visits Vernon

The NDP’s John Horgan will be in Vernon Saturday at 10 a.m. at the campaign office of Barry Dorval

NDP leader John Horgan will be campaigning in Vernon Saturday. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)
NDP leader John Horgan joins Fraser-Nicola candidate Harry Lali (left) at the site of the shut-down Tolko sawmill in Merritt. (B.C. NDP)

U.S. lumber retaliation ‘irresponsible,’ NDP leader John Horgan says

Christy Clark threatens carbon levy on U.S. thermal coal exports

NDP leader John Horgan joins Fraser-Nicola candidate Harry Lali (left) at the site of the shut-down Tolko sawmill in Merritt. (B.C. NDP)
Advanced polling underway Wednesday to Saturday

Advanced polling underway Wednesday to Saturday

More than 230,000 British Columbians have already voted

Advanced polling underway Wednesday to Saturday
Clark faces off in her only Okanagan debate

Clark faces off in her only Okanagan debate

Kelowna-West candidates met for an on-air B.C. election forum Wednesday morning

  • May 3, 2017
Clark faces off in her only Okanagan debate
Clark’s campaign rolls into South Okanagan

Clark’s campaign rolls into South Okanagan

Starting in Kamloops, the very large blue bus whisked Christy Clark to Merritt, Princeton, Osoyoos, Oliver, Penticton and finally Kelowna.

Clark’s campaign rolls into South Okanagan
ELECTION 2017: Who wants to raise your taxes?

ELECTION 2017: Who wants to raise your taxes?

Parties make pledges on carbon tax, personal income tax and more.

ELECTION 2017: Who wants to raise your taxes?
Deltaport coal shipping facilities at Tsawwassen, where U.S. thermal coal is shipped to Asia as well as metallurgical coal from B.C. mines. (Port Metro Vancouver)

Christy Clark vows heavy levy on U.S., Alberta, Saskatchewan coal

$70 carbon levy would make thermal coal exports non-viable

Deltaport coal shipping facilities at Tsawwassen, where U.S. thermal coal is shipped to Asia as well as metallurgical coal from B.C. mines. (Port Metro Vancouver)
NDP leader John Horgan operates a lift at an announcement in Maple Ridge to promote trades training. (B.C. NDP)

ELECTION 2017: Trash talk doesn’t help lumber trade

Christy Clark, John Horgan trade nonsense allegations on softwood battle

NDP leader John Horgan operates a lift at an announcement in Maple Ridge to promote trades training. (B.C. NDP)
Green Party leader Andrew Weaver and Kelowna-Lake Country candidate Alison Shaw at a rally held by the Green Party in Kelowna Sunday afternoon April, 30, 2017. Image: Kevin Parnell/Capital News

Green’s Weaver rolls into Kelowna

Riding what the Green Party says is major momentum, leader Andrew Weaver arrives in Okanagan

Green Party leader Andrew Weaver and Kelowna-Lake Country candidate Alison Shaw at a rally held by the Green Party in Kelowna Sunday afternoon April, 30, 2017. Image: Kevin Parnell/Capital News
B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver, right, arrives in Parksville to the waves of supporters, along with Parksville-Qualicum candidate for the party, Glenn Sollitt, left, on Saturday, April 29. Weaver, starting his last provincial tour this election, met with about 50 supporters. - Image: Adam Kveton                                B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver, right, arrives in Parksville to the waves of supporters, along with Parksville-Qualicum candidate for the party, Glenn Sollitt, left, on Saturday, April 29. Weaver, starting his last provincial tour this election, met with about 50 supporters. - Image: Adam Kveton

Greens rally in Kelowna

Party leader Andrew Weaver plus regional candidate to speak Sunday as part of Green Party tour

B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver, right, arrives in Parksville to the waves of supporters, along with Parksville-Qualicum candidate for the party, Glenn Sollitt, left, on Saturday, April 29. Weaver, starting his last provincial tour this election, met with about 50 supporters. - Image: Adam Kveton                                B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver, right, arrives in Parksville to the waves of supporters, along with Parksville-Qualicum candidate for the party, Glenn Sollitt, left, on Saturday, April 29. Weaver, starting his last provincial tour this election, met with about 50 supporters. - Image: Adam Kveton
ELECTION 2017: Medical premiums and promises

ELECTION 2017: Medical premiums and promises

MSP is not only a tax, it’s a payroll tax for nearly half of those subject to it

ELECTION 2017: Medical premiums and promises
Advance voting starts Saturday

Advance voting starts Saturday

There will be six days of advance voting prior to B.C.’s general election day on May 9

Advance voting starts Saturday
Kelowna-Lake Country provincial election candidates (from left) Liberal Norm Letnick, Green Alison Shaw and NDP Erik Olesen. Image Credit: Barry Gerding/Black Press

Vision of B.C.’s future offered

Election candidates for Kelowna-Lake Country exchange ideas at public forum

Kelowna-Lake Country provincial election candidates (from left) Liberal Norm Letnick, Green Alison Shaw and NDP Erik Olesen. Image Credit: Barry Gerding/Black Press
The last time Christy Clark made a public appearance in the Kelowna area was March 30 to announce more money for the fight against invassive mussels.—Image credit: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Clark expected to make first election appearance in Kelowna-West next week

B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark is expected to particpate in an all-candidates’ meeting.

The last time Christy Clark made a public appearance in the Kelowna area was March 30 to announce more money for the fight against invassive mussels.—Image credit: Alistair Waters/Capital News
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