Municipal Election

Mayoral results from across B.C.

Mayoral results from across B.C.

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

Mayoral results from across B.C.
The presiding officer at the polling station in Langford checks to make sure voters are registered before they get into the voting area. (Lindsey Horsting/News staff)
The presiding officer at the polling station in Langford checks to make sure voters are registered before they get into the voting area. (Lindsey Horsting/News staff)
ELECTION DAY: People flock to polling stations

ELECTION DAY: People flock to polling stations

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

  • Oct 20, 2018
ELECTION DAY: People flock to polling stations
Record breaking number of voters went to advance polls across Greater Victoria

Record breaking number of voters went to advance polls across Greater Victoria

Victoria’s advance voters have quadrupled in the past 10 years

Record breaking number of voters went to advance polls across Greater Victoria
New rules aim to curb election spending in the upcoming municipal election. Thinkstock/Photo Illustration

Saanich mayoral candidates face new spending limits

Mayoral candidate David Shebib spent zero in 2014

New rules aim to curb election spending in the upcoming municipal election. Thinkstock/Photo Illustration
Rob Wickson, David Shebib, Coun. Fred Haynes and Mayor Richard Atwell, here seen just moments before the final debate Tuesday, are vying to lead Saanich as mayor, when residents go to the polls Saturday. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Fringe candidate for Saanich mayor roils last election forum

Shebib accuses municipalities of hiding their poor

Rob Wickson, David Shebib, Coun. Fred Haynes and Mayor Richard Atwell, here seen just moments before the final debate Tuesday, are vying to lead Saanich as mayor, when residents go to the polls Saturday. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Mayor Richard Atwell (centre) is claiming victory in a dispute with Saanich over United for Saanich’s electoral brochure after the District announced that it will not pursue the matter further. (Photo submitted)

Election officer will not take action against Saanich slate brochure

Richard Atwell demands apology from District of Saanich

Mayor Richard Atwell (centre) is claiming victory in a dispute with Saanich over United for Saanich’s electoral brochure after the District announced that it will not pursue the matter further. (Photo submitted)
Today is the last day for advance voting on the West Shore. (File photo)
Today is the last day for advance voting on the West Shore. (File photo)
Meet Your Candidates: Council candidates outline priorities for Saanich

Meet Your Candidates: Council candidates outline priorities for Saanich

District of Saanich has 18 candidates running for eight spots on council

  • Oct 16, 2018
Meet Your Candidates: Council candidates outline priorities for Saanich
The last all-candidates forum held Tuesday afternoon at the Church of the Nazarene in Saanich featured 17 candidates. Wolf Depner/News Staff

Saanich council candidates face off for last time in front of 500 people

Amalgamation, slates and affordable housing dominate final forum

The last all-candidates forum held Tuesday afternoon at the Church of the Nazarene in Saanich featured 17 candidates. Wolf Depner/News Staff
Meet Your Candidates: Greater Victoria trustee candidates outline priorities

Meet Your Candidates: Greater Victoria trustee candidates outline priorities

Voters will elect nine trustees for the Greater Victoria School District

  • Oct 16, 2018
Meet Your Candidates: Greater Victoria trustee candidates outline priorities
Meet Your Candidates: School trustee candidates weigh in on the issues

Meet Your Candidates: School trustee candidates weigh in on the issues

Saanich School District candidates acclaimed in three municipalities

  • Oct 16, 2018
Meet Your Candidates: School trustee candidates weigh in on the issues
A humpback whale swims through Cape Lazo on Sept. 18. Photo by Peter Hamilton, Lifeforce Ocean Friends

Environmental all-candidates forum includes all running in the CRD

Issues addressed will include climate change, tanker traffic and resident killer whales

A humpback whale swims through Cape Lazo on Sept. 18. Photo by Peter Hamilton, Lifeforce Ocean Friends
Fair Vote Canada won’t be able to distribute this flyer within 100 feet of advanced voting locations in Saanich.

Fair Vote Canada reps say Saanich violating provincial voting directive

Group advocating for proportional referendum aren’t allowed to distribute flyers within 100 feet of polling stations

Fair Vote Canada won’t be able to distribute this flyer within 100 feet of advanced voting locations in Saanich.
Trevor Barry is running for Saanich council. The candidate, who is also a local musician, has foregone street signs in favour of musicial favourites.

Saanich municipal candidate plays politics by a different tune

Trevor Barry is using musical earworms to strike up voters

Trevor Barry is running for Saanich council. The candidate, who is also a local musician, has foregone street signs in favour of musicial favourites.
Saanich’s chief electoral officer has asked the slate United for Saanich headed by Mayor Richard Atwell to “immediately” cease distribution of this election brochure. The slate has so far refused and plans to distribute it until Saanich has clarified its position.

Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell refuses to stop distribution of election brochure

The District of Saanich has asked United for Saanich to “immediately” stop distribution

Saanich’s chief electoral officer has asked the slate United for Saanich headed by Mayor Richard Atwell to “immediately” cease distribution of this election brochure. The slate has so far refused and plans to distribute it until Saanich has clarified its position.
Meet Your Candidates: Saanich mayoral candidates identify their priorities

Meet Your Candidates: Saanich mayoral candidates identify their priorities

Candidates share their key initiatives

  • Oct 15, 2018
Meet Your Candidates: Saanich mayoral candidates identify their priorities
Sophie Verrier surveys the literature of candidates running in the 2018 municipal election Sunday during a breakfast hosted by Saanich Neighbourhood Place. Wolf Depner/News Staff

Saanich Neighbourhood Place serves up some politics with their pancakes

Local family resource and support centre aims to educate voters and politicians

Sophie Verrier surveys the literature of candidates running in the 2018 municipal election Sunday during a breakfast hosted by Saanich Neighbourhood Place. Wolf Depner/News Staff
SD61 Facebook

Students challenge SD61 trustees at all-candidates meeting tonight

Topics on the agenda include public education and community relationships

SD61 Facebook
Wayne Salmon, here with grandson Beckett, was one of more than 1,500 Saanich residents, who cast their ballots in advanced voting Wednesday. (Wolf Depner/News staff)

Advance voting in Saanich tops 1,500 on first day

Figures from the District of Saanich show 1,514 Saanich residents availed themselves…

Wayne Salmon, here with grandson Beckett, was one of more than 1,500 Saanich residents, who cast their ballots in advanced voting Wednesday. (Wolf Depner/News staff)