Election 2021

Advance polling opened on Sept. 10 in the Centre Square Mall in Yellowknife while Elections Canada has said it is reviewing its voting locations after indoor gathering limits of 25 people were announced by chief public health officer Dr. Kami Kandola on Sept. 8. Blair McBride/NNSL photo

EDITORIAL: Considering the cost of an election

In other parts of the world, our electoral system is an unattainable dream

  • Oct 5, 2021

 

Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)

COLUMN: Status quo federal election still to have consequences

Election numbers change minimal but will still be disruptive

  • Sep 24, 2021

 

Conservative incumbent Mel Arnold’s campaign spent $1,700 on Facebook ads from Aug. 22 to Sept. 20. (Facebook Image)

North Okanagan-Shuswap Conservatives spend most in riding on Facebook ads

Liberals spend more than any other party to sway the public via Facebook

 

Poised to once again represent the North Okanagan-Shuswap riding, Conservative Party candidate Mel Arnold, accompanied wife Linda on election night, was grateful to voters, and every one who assisted with his campaign. (Zachary Roman-Salmon Arm Observer)

Election 2021: Mel Arnold grateful to once again represent North Okanagan-Shuswap

Preliminary results show Conservative candidate winning more than 40 per cent of the vote

Poised to once again represent the North Okanagan-Shuswap riding, Conservative Party candidate Mel Arnold, accompanied wife Linda on election night, was grateful to voters, and every one who assisted with his campaign. (Zachary Roman-Salmon Arm Observer)
Around 100 supporters of the People’s Party of Canada watched the results roll in in Armstrong alongside North Okanagan-Shuswap candidate Kyle Delfing. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Party marks end to ‘good campaign’ for North Okanagan-Shuswap PPC candidate

More than 100 party supporters join in to celebrate Kyle Delfing

Around 100 supporters of the People’s Party of Canada watched the results roll in in Armstrong alongside North Okanagan-Shuswap candidate Kyle Delfing. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
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CANADA VOTES: Conservative Tracy Gray retains seat in Kelowna-Lake Country

Gray leads by more than 5,000 votes with more than 60 per cent of polls reporting

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Elizabeth May at the Green Party headquarters in Saanich. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

Elizabeth May once again face of the Green Party after disappointing national result

Leader’s defeat coupled with drop in popular vote leaves party looking to regroup

Elizabeth May at the Green Party headquarters in Saanich. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
Preliminary results from Elections Canada show incumbent Mel Arnold is poised to once again win the North Okanagan-Shuswap riding. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Arnold set to win North Okanagan-Shuswap

Update, 8:36 p.m. Preliminary results show Mel Arnold once again taking the…

Preliminary results from Elections Canada show incumbent Mel Arnold is poised to once again win the North Okanagan-Shuswap riding. (Contributed)
Vernon’s Mission Hill Elementary School Grade 5 student Connor Castonguay (right) casts his ballot into the box in front of polling clerk, school principal Devon Tyssen, during the school’s Students Vote day for the federal election Monday, Sept. 20. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon students get crack at federal election vote

Mission Hill Elementary has nearly 100 Grade 4-7 students cast ballots in mock election following discussion on the parties, leaders, local candidates and issues

Vernon’s Mission Hill Elementary School Grade 5 student Connor Castonguay (right) casts his ballot into the box in front of polling clerk, school principal Devon Tyssen, during the school’s Students Vote day for the federal election Monday, Sept. 20. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon’s Hannah Pederson compares Voting Day at her home to a football game day thanks to her partner, a huge gridiron fan. Pederson, 30, has voted in every election since she’s been able to because she cares about her country. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Voting Day excitement builds for Vernon family

Hannah Pederson and partner may cook vat of chili to go with the federal election results they’ll watch roll in after 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20

Vernon’s Hannah Pederson compares Voting Day at her home to a football game day thanks to her partner, a huge gridiron fan. Pederson, 30, has voted in every election since she’s been able to because she cares about her country. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Voters shared with Black Press Media what their pandemic voting experience was like. (Elections Canada)

VIDEO: Voters on their pandemic election day experience

Here’s what some voters had to say about voting during a pandemic

Voters shared with Black Press Media what their pandemic voting experience was like. (Elections Canada)
Several of North Okanagan-Shuswap PPC candidate Kyle Delfing’s campaign signs have been targeted by vandals spraying ‘fascist’ or drawing toothbrush moustaches on. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Vernon, Salmon Arm signs hit by vandals not surprising: PPC candidate

‘Hate isn’t just directed at skin colour,’ North Okanagan-Shuswap candidate Kyle Delfing says

Several of North Okanagan-Shuswap PPC candidate Kyle Delfing’s campaign signs have been targeted by vandals spraying ‘fascist’ or drawing toothbrush moustaches on. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
A polling station will be set up in the Nechako Residence gathering room on Monday, Sept. 20 for those living on campus and the areas surrounding campus. (Photo: Tom Zillich/Black Press Media)

Polling station to be set up at UBCO for students living near campus

Those living near UBC Okanagan will have the opportunity to vote on campus on election day.

A polling station will be set up in the Nechako Residence gathering room on Monday, Sept. 20 for those living on campus and the areas surrounding campus. (Photo: Tom Zillich/Black Press Media)
The federal election will be held Sept. 20. Make sure your decision is based on accurate information. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

EDITORIAL: Examine the facts during election campaign

It is essential that voters make their decisions based on accurate information

  • Sep 16, 2021
The federal election will be held Sept. 20. Make sure your decision is based on accurate information. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier responds to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh during the Federal leaders debate in Gatineau, Que. on Monday October 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

COLUMN: The problem with negative election campaigning

In a multi-party system, voters have plenty of choices at the polls

People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier responds to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh during the Federal leaders debate in Gatineau, Que. on Monday October 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
From left: Mel Arnold, Conservative; Kyle Delfing, People’s Party of Canada; Shelley Desautels, Liberal; Andrea Gunner, Green; and Ron Johnston, NDP, are the five candidates vying for the North Okanagan-Shuswap seat in the Sept. 20, 2021, federal election. (Contributed)

Candidates in North Okanagan-Shuswap tackle wildfire prevention

Forum asks would-be MPs more than a dozen tough questions on climate

From left: Mel Arnold, Conservative; Kyle Delfing, People’s Party of Canada; Shelley Desautels, Liberal; Andrea Gunner, Green; and Ron Johnston, NDP, are the five candidates vying for the North Okanagan-Shuswap seat in the Sept. 20, 2021, federal election. (Contributed)
While voting for different candidates in this year’s federal election, Hazel and Ed Widenmaier of Central Saanich won’t let politics get in the way of their 56 years of marriage. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

B.C. couple’s 56-year love connection transcends federal election’s political divide

Greater Victoria pair keep the peace no matter what opposing election signs might say

While voting for different candidates in this year’s federal election, Hazel and Ed Widenmaier of Central Saanich won’t let politics get in the way of their 56 years of marriage. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Amber at Indigo Valley Farm tends to the haskap bushes at the BX orchard, a member of the North Okanagan Land to Table Network, which is hosting an all-candidates forum Friday, Sept. 17. (Land to Table photo)

Food served up as topic of North Okanagan Shuswap election forum

Land to Table brings community and candidates together for Eat Think Vote event

Amber at Indigo Valley Farm tends to the haskap bushes at the BX orchard, a member of the North Okanagan Land to Table Network, which is hosting an all-candidates forum Friday, Sept. 17. (Land to Table photo)
From left: Mel Arnold, Conservatives; Kyle Delfing, People’s Party of Canada; Shelley Desautels, Liberal; Andrea Gunner, Green; and Ron Johnston, NDP, are the five candidates vying for the North Okanagan-Shuswap seat in the Sept. 20, 2021, federal election.
From left: Mel Arnold, Conservatives; Kyle Delfing, People’s Party of Canada; Shelley Desautels, Liberal; Andrea Gunner, Green; and Ron Johnston, NDP, are the five candidates vying for the North Okanagan-Shuswap seat in the Sept. 20, 2021, federal election.
People’s Party of Canada federal election candidate Kyle Delfing discovered the company from eastern Canada that created his campaign signs did not spell Shuswap correctly. He has since repaired or removed them. (Contributed)

Sign thefts, typo, vandalism all part of North Okanagan-Shuswap election campaign

One camp calls the campaign sign aspect of 2021 election ‘extraordinarily clean’

People’s Party of Canada federal election candidate Kyle Delfing discovered the company from eastern Canada that created his campaign signs did not spell Shuswap correctly. He has since repaired or removed them. (Contributed)