Municipal Election

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Meet Your Candidates: 23 running for Sooke council

Five incumbents seek re-election

  • Oct 7, 2022
The Juan de Fuca Electoral Area is home to some of the best beaches in the Capital Regional District. (Dawn Gibson - Sooke News Mirror))

Meet Your Candidates: Four battle for Juan de Fuca seat on CRD

Mike Hicks retiring after 13 years on board

  • Oct 6, 2022
The Juan de Fuca Electoral Area is home to some of the best beaches in the Capital Regional District. (Dawn Gibson - Sooke News Mirror))
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Sooke mayoral candidates debate development and green space at election forum

Issues of development and green space dominated a civic election forum on…

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Mayor Maja Tait is seeking a third term as the mayor of Sooke. In addition to her mayoralty duties over the last eight years, she’s also served on the Union of B.C. Municipalities and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. (File - UBCM)

Maja Tait hopes for third term as Sooke’s mayor

‘Local government is all about the people,’ she says

Mayor Maja Tait is seeking a third term as the mayor of Sooke. In addition to her mayoralty duties over the last eight years, she’s also served on the Union of B.C. Municipalities and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. (File - UBCM)
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In Sooke, mayoralty candidate cites division for decision to withdraw from race

Climate action, draft OCP and growth key issues for William Wallace

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Sooke School District trustees Margot Swinburnson and Bob Phillips, who have almost 50 years of service, have decided not to seek re-election. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)

Seven-term trustees bid adieu in Sooke

Bob Phillips and Margot Swinburnson stepping down as trustees

Sooke School District trustees Margot Swinburnson and Bob Phillips, who have almost 50 years of service, have decided not to seek re-election. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
Steve Anderson has declared his candidacy for a set on Sooke Council. (Photo-contributed)

Lifelong Sooke resident makes council pitch

Steve Anderson is an active participant in social outreach, planning community events and performing arts

Steve Anderson has declared his candidacy for a set on Sooke Council. (Photo-contributed)
Anna Russell is running for Sooke district council in this fall’s municipal election. (Submitted)

Anna Russell announces bid for Sooke council

She wants to represent those who want to protect community’s rural nature, small-town feel

Anna Russell is running for Sooke district council in this fall’s municipal election. (Submitted)
Trevor Paul has announced a bid for council. The civic election is on Oct. 15. (Contributed - Laura Bryant)
Trevor Paul has announced a bid for council. The civic election is on Oct. 15. (Contributed - Laura Bryant)
Nick Dickinson-Wilde is seeking Sooke council seat. “I will be looking at all questions with an environmental lens,” he says. (Contributed - Nick Dickinson-Wilde)

Sooke council race takes shape as another candidate declares

Local businessman Nick Dickinson-Wilde eyes housing as an issue

Nick Dickinson-Wilde is seeking Sooke council seat. “I will be looking at all questions with an environmental lens,” he says. (Contributed - Nick Dickinson-Wilde)
Sooke council: elected in 2018. (File - District of Sooke)

Four Sooke council members will run for re-election in October

It doesn’t look like there’s a lack of political ambition in Sooke.…

Sooke council: elected in 2018. (File - District of Sooke)
Sooke council candidate withdraws from race

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

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
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
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