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Elections BC released the campaign spending for the 2022 municipal election Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, and mayor Victor Cumming (right) tops the list in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Mayor Victor Cumming tops Vernon election spending list

Cumming spent $15,529 in his 2022 campaign, more than any other candidate running in the election

 

The new Neskonlith council, elected Jan. 26, 2023, from left, is: Councillor Frances Narcisse (Salmon Arm), Coun. Joan Hooper, Coun. Shirley Anderson, Coun. Mindy Dick, Kukpi7 (Chief) Irvin Wai and Coun. Brad Arnouse. (Tara Willard photo)

Neskonlith chief defeated after 16 years as leader of Salmon Arm, Chase area band

Judy Wilson replaced by Chief (Kukpi7) Irvin Wai, incumbent Salmon Arm councillor also loses seat

 

Former Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran was charged with sexual assault on Dec. 7 2022 (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Ex-B.C. mayor Basran to be defended in sex assault case by lawyer from Air India bombing case

Colin Basran had a lawyer appear on his behalf in Kelowna on Jan. 24

 

The Okanagan Indian Band is holding a meeting of eligible electors on February 16, 2023, for the purpose of nominating candidates ahead of the March 30 election. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Nominations sought ahead of Okanagan Indian Band election

The election is March 30; the band has scheduled a meeting on Feb. 16 to gather nominations

The Okanagan Indian Band is holding a meeting of eligible electors on February 16, 2023, for the purpose of nominating candidates ahead of the March 30 election. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a special session of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, to approve and swear in a new right-wing government, in Jerusalem Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. Netanyahu was set to return to office Thursday at the helm of the most religious and ultranationalist government in Israel’s history, vowing to implement policies that could cause domestic and regional turmoil and alienate the country’s closest allies.(Amir Cohen/Pool Photo via AP)

Israel swears in Netanyahu as PM of hard-line government

New leader promises most right-wing rule in Israel’s history

Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a special session of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, to approve and swear in a new right-wing government, in Jerusalem Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. Netanyahu was set to return to office Thursday at the helm of the most religious and ultranationalist government in Israel’s history, vowing to implement policies that could cause domestic and regional turmoil and alienate the country’s closest allies.(Amir Cohen/Pool Photo via AP)
Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick appeared before the BC Electoral Boundaries Commission Nov. 23. (Contributed)

Proposed changes to Vernon and Kelowna provincial riding concern for MLA

MLA Norm Letnick made his concerns known to BC Electoral Boundaries Commission.

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick appeared before the BC Electoral Boundaries Commission Nov. 23. (Contributed)
Brar said that it can also be difficult for women to find guidance and mentorship from people who have had a successful career in politics. (Amarit Brar/Submitted)

Politicians in Kelowna still looking to break down patriarchal barriers, misogyny

Only two women were elected in the October municipal election, out of eight council spots

Brar said that it can also be difficult for women to find guidance and mentorship from people who have had a successful career in politics. (Amarit Brar/Submitted)
President Joe Biden waves as he walks off stage after speaking at a campaign rally for Pennsylvania’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro and Democratic Senate candidate Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
President Joe Biden waves as he walks off stage after speaking at a campaign rally for Pennsylvania’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro and Democratic Senate candidate Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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)
Latvians cast their ballots at a polling station during general elections, in Riga, Latvia, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Polling stations opened Saturday in Latvia for a general election influenced by neighboring Russia’s attack on Ukraine, disintegration among the Baltic country’s sizable ethnic-Russian minority and the economy, particularly high energy prices. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov)

Latvian premier’s center-right party wins national election

Party captured just 19 per cent of the vote, but still came out above others

Latvians cast their ballots at a polling station during general elections, in Riga, Latvia, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Polling stations opened Saturday in Latvia for a general election influenced by neighboring Russia’s attack on Ukraine, disintegration among the Baltic country’s sizable ethnic-Russian minority and the economy, particularly high energy prices. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov)
A Transition Marketing Services is placed among actual election campaign signs at the intersection of Auto Road SE and 20th Street SE in Salmon Arm on Tuesday, Sept. 27. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Enderby company uses election to launch unique advertising campaign

Election-sign lookalikes placed among other campaign signs in Salmon Arm, North Okanagan

A Transition Marketing Services is placed among actual election campaign signs at the intersection of Auto Road SE and 20th Street SE in Salmon Arm on Tuesday, Sept. 27. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
Democratic Party leader Enrico Letta speaks at the party’s final rally ahead of Sunday’s election in Rome, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Italians vote on Sunday for a new Parliament, and the outcome of balloting will determine who next governs Italy, a major industrial economy and a key NATO member. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Democratic Party leader Enrico Letta speaks at the party’s final rally ahead of Sunday’s election in Rome, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Italians vote on Sunday for a new Parliament, and the outcome of balloting will determine who next governs Italy, a major industrial economy and a key NATO member. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Vancouver City Hall is seen in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Vancouver voters heading to polls on Oct. 15 will find 15 candidates’ names on the ballots represented in non-Latin characters, such as Chinese, Persian and Farsi. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Judge says Vancouver candidates can use non-Latin names on the ballot Oct. 15

Judge rules it would be “unfair” to proceed with city challenge on such a strict timeline

Vancouver City Hall is seen in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Vancouver voters heading to polls on Oct. 15 will find 15 candidates’ names on the ballots represented in non-Latin characters, such as Chinese, Persian and Farsi. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The downtown Vancouver skyline is seen in an aerial view from east Vancouver, on Saturday, April 9, 2022. The City of Vancouver says none of the municipal election candidates named in a court action by its chief election officer will be disqualified from running, regardless of whether a judge agrees to remove names in non-Latin characters from ballots. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver candidates in court case over Chinese, Persian names won’t be barred: city

The city says ballots for the Vancouver election will comply with any court ruling

The downtown Vancouver skyline is seen in an aerial view from east Vancouver, on Saturday, April 9, 2022. The City of Vancouver says none of the municipal election candidates named in a court action by its chief election officer will be disqualified from running, regardless of whether a judge agrees to remove names in non-Latin characters from ballots. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver City Hall is seen in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Vancouver’s chief election officer has filed a court application seeking to declare that 15 candidates in upcoming municipal polls are not entitled to have their names on the ballot papers in Chinese, Persian or other non-Latin characters.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver election chief challenges use of Chinese and Persian names on ballots

None of the respondents used non-Latin versions of their names in the earlier nomination papers

Vancouver City Hall is seen in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Vancouver’s chief election officer has filed a court application seeking to declare that 15 candidates in upcoming municipal polls are not entitled to have their names on the ballot papers in Chinese, Persian or other non-Latin characters.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
(File Photo - Vernon Morning Star)

Vernon-Monashee MLA Sandhu responds to recall petition

Genevieve Ring’s application was approved and the petition will begin on Aug. 12

(File Photo - Vernon Morning Star)
Candidates, left to right, Leslyn Lewis, Roman Baber, Jean Charest, Scott Aitchison, Patrick Brown, and Pierre Poilievre pose on stage following the Conservative Party of Canada English leadership debate in Edmonton, on May 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Poilievre continues to lead polls 2 months out from Conservative leadership race vote

British Columbians less in favour than other Canadians, latest Leger poll shows

Candidates, left to right, Leslyn Lewis, Roman Baber, Jean Charest, Scott Aitchison, Patrick Brown, and Pierre Poilievre pose on stage following the Conservative Party of Canada English leadership debate in Edmonton, on May 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
FILE - Former President Donald Trump, speaks at a campaign rally in Greensburg, Pa., on May 6, 2022. House investigators are unlikely to call Trump to testify about his role in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection. That's according to Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, the Democratic chairman of the nine-member panel investigating the attack. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

VIDEO: Donald Trump’s chances at 2024 election under renewed scrutiny

Associated Press analyzes Trump’s chances at being selected by Republicans in the next U.S. election

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FILE - Former President Donald Trump, speaks at a campaign rally in Greensburg, Pa., on May 6, 2022. House investigators are unlikely to call Trump to testify about his role in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection. That's according to Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, the Democratic chairman of the nine-member panel investigating the attack. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Premier John Horgan announced Tuesday (June 28) he will not be running in B.C.’s 2024 election. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

B.C. Premier John Horgan to step down ahead of 2024 election

Leadership convention will be held in the fall

Premier John Horgan announced Tuesday (June 28) he will not be running in B.C.’s 2024 election. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, left, says he will stay in the top job to maintain continuity and stability in government until a new United Conservative party leader is chosen, in Calgary, Alta., Friday, May 20, 2022. Kenney says he will not be running in the race to pick a new leader of his United Conservative party. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he won’t run in upcoming party leadership race

Kenney names implementing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate as his likely downfall

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, left, says he will stay in the top job to maintain continuity and stability in government until a new United Conservative party leader is chosen, in Calgary, Alta., Friday, May 20, 2022. Kenney says he will not be running in the race to pick a new leader of his United Conservative party. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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