Municipal Election

Sooke council candidate withdraws from race

Sooke council candidate withdraws from race

Sooke council candidate withdraws from race

Michelle Staples is the first female mayor in Duncan’s history. Cowichan Citizen/file

Gender equity closer on Vancouver Island councils

Islanders elected 42 per cent women to their councils this fall.

  • Oct 30, 2018
Challenger Harry Gough and incumbent Cindy Fortin were tied in votes following a recount of the Oct 20 Peachland mayoral election result. So a B.C. judge had to draw the name of the winner and she drew Fortin’s name. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Incumbent’s name drawn to settle who will be Peachland’s next mayor

B.C. judge draws incumbent Cindy Fortin’s name to settle tied mayoral vote

As a new council is about to begin its work at Saanich’s Municipal Hall, they will face a list of financial File photo

New Saanich council faces long list of financial issues

Issues include Employer Health Tax, labour costs and unknowns like final Regina Park costs

As a new council is about to begin its work at Saanich’s Municipal Hall, they will face a list of financial File photo
One of the first major actions of the new council could be the purchase of B.C. Hydro surplus land for a new public park between Kings Road and Haultain Street. Google Images

Mayor-elect Fred Haynes wants to study idea of bringing film studio, new hockey arena to Saanich

Haynes also calls on council to help turn private surplus land into public park

One of the first major actions of the new council could be the purchase of B.C. Hydro surplus land for a new public park between Kings Road and Haultain Street. Google Images
Lisa Helps at her election party headquarters after the polls closed in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Women make up nearly 50 per cent of Greater Victoria councillors

Ten councils in Greater Victoria elected women for at least half of their seats

Lisa Helps at her election party headquarters after the polls closed in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
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Hand-made paper hearts bring joy to View Royal Starbucks employees after outburst from angry patron
Oaklands students make necklaces to fundraise for injured Saanich student
Salvation Army kicks off 2020 Christmas Kettle Campaign with donation from Saanich mayor
Mother, three young raccoons rescued from Saanich dumpster
Gery Lemon is the only new face on the Town of View Royal’s council after the Oct. 20 municipal election. (Submitted)

Gery Lemon adds woman’s perspective to View Royal council

New council-elect ready to work with incumbent councillors and mayor

Gery Lemon is the only new face on the Town of View Royal’s council after the Oct. 20 municipal election. (Submitted)
Lucia Espino recently moved a couple blocks, shifting from Victoria to Saanich, and as a result was unable to vote in either municipality. (Contributed)

Victoria resident unable to vote after a move across the Saanich border

Lucia Espino moved just a few blocks, but unable to vote in either municipality

Lucia Espino recently moved a couple blocks, shifting from Victoria to Saanich, and as a result was unable to vote in either municipality. (Contributed)
Saanich Coun. Colin Plant joins incoming councillor Rebecca Mersereau at her victory party. Mersereau and Plant received the highest number of votes in the 2018 municipal election. (Contributed)

Incumbent Saanich councillors look forward to working with fresh faces

Re-elected Coun. Judy Brownoff said voters elected a healthy mix for next four years in Saanich

Saanich Coun. Colin Plant joins incoming councillor Rebecca Mersereau at her victory party. Mersereau and Plant received the highest number of votes in the 2018 municipal election. (Contributed)
Nathalie Chambers of Madrona Farm is one of four new councillors joining Saanich council. Submitted

New quartet of Saanich councillors queue up for new role

Nathalie Chambers, Rebecca Mersereau, Ned Taylor and Zac de Vries join four incumbents

Nathalie Chambers of Madrona Farm is one of four new councillors joining Saanich council. Submitted
Jane Jones, left, encouraged her daughter Connie Watts to run for school board trustee. Now Jones is off the board and Watts will take her seat. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Mother passes school trustee torch to daughter in Port Alberni

Jane Jones loses after one term, but proud of her daughter Connie Watts

Jane Jones, left, encouraged her daughter Connie Watts to run for school board trustee. Now Jones is off the board and Watts will take her seat. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Voters in Saanich and Victoria support creation of citizens’ assembly on amalgamation

Voters in Saanich and Victoria support creation of citizens’ assembly on amalgamation

Group will continue to keep pressure on Victoria and Saanich councils after amalgamation referendum

Voters in Saanich and Victoria support creation of citizens’ assembly on amalgamation
Lisa Helps at her election party headquarters after the polls closed in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Challengers topple incumbents in several South Island races

2018 civic election ushers in new faces across the CRD

  • Oct 21, 2018
Lisa Helps at her election party headquarters after the polls closed in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Lisa Helps at her election party headquarters after the polls closed in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Lisa Helps at her election party headquarters after the polls closed in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Victoria and Saanich voters elect to move ahead with amalgamation talks

Victoria and Saanich voters elect to move ahead with amalgamation talks

Victoria and Saanich voters have chosen to move ahead with exploring amalgamation…

Victoria and Saanich voters elect to move ahead with amalgamation talks
Saanich voters send Haynes to mayor’s office, reject political slate
Saanich voters send Haynes to mayor’s office, reject political slate
UPDATE: Votes are in for School District 63 trustees

UPDATE: Votes are in for School District 63 trustees

Three candidates vie for two positions in Central Saanich

UPDATE: Votes are in for School District 63 trustees
New faces elected to Greater Victoria school district
New faces elected to Greater Victoria school district
Last chance to vote in 2018 municipal election

Last chance to vote in 2018 municipal election

Polls close Saturday night at 8 p.m. for mayoral, councillor and school board

Last chance to vote in 2018 municipal election
Voters in Saanich have come out in a steady stream today, but especially at the District’s four community recreation centres. Don Descoteau/Black Press

CIVIC ELECTION: Large voter turnout seen in Saanich, Oak Bay

Rec centres as polling places boosts numbers in Saanich, advance voting soars in Oak Bay

Voters in Saanich have come out in a steady stream today, but especially at the District’s four community recreation centres. Don Descoteau/Black Press