Municipal Election

Saanich group wants to break mayor’s slate

Saanich group wants to break mayor’s slate

Break The Slate has denounced the slate headed by Mayor Richard Atwell as undemocratic and unfair

Saanich group wants to break mayor’s slate
Attendees of a mayoral candidates forum on how to solve homelessness in Greater Victoria packed the First Metropolitan Church, Tuesday. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Homelessness experts challenge Greater Victoria candidates on finding a fix

‘People are dying every week on our streets, and it’s not just the opioid crisis,’ Our Place executive director tells crowd of hundreds

Attendees of a mayoral candidates forum on how to solve homelessness in Greater Victoria packed the First Metropolitan Church, Tuesday. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Central Saanich candidates address the issues

Central Saanich candidates address the issues

Candidates call for safety improvements, more transportation networks and more

  • Oct 10, 2018
Central Saanich candidates address the issues
Coun. Colin Plant, second from the right, has organized a series of daily coffee chats until the Oct. 20 during he and other candidates for council are meeting with voters. This picture shows him with candidates Nathalie Chambers (second from left), Trevor Barry (third from left), Zac de Vries (middle, next to Barry) and Coun. Judy Brownoff (first from right) during a meeting last week at Cherries Breakfast Bistro. Submitted.

Councillor brews up political coffee chats with his rivals

Coun. Colin Plant is hosting a series of daily coffee chats that include his competitors

Coun. Colin Plant, second from the right, has organized a series of daily coffee chats until the Oct. 20 during he and other candidates for council are meeting with voters. This picture shows him with candidates Nathalie Chambers (second from left), Trevor Barry (third from left), Zac de Vries (middle, next to Barry) and Coun. Judy Brownoff (first from right) during a meeting last week at Cherries Breakfast Bistro. Submitted.
Advance voting begins Oct. 10 in Greater Victoria

Advance voting begins Oct. 10 in Greater Victoria

The polls open at 8 a.m. for the 2018 municipal election with the general election taking place Oct. 20

Advance voting begins Oct. 10 in Greater Victoria
B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks to local politicians at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler, Sept. 14, 2018. (UBCM)

B.C.’s new municipal election finance laws getting their first test

Vancouver shows loopholes for early spending, union support

B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks to local politicians at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler, Sept. 14, 2018. (UBCM)
From left: Saanich mayor Richard Atwell, moderator Ryan Price, mayoral candidates Rob Wickson and Coun. Fred Haynes, Thursday during the Saanich mayoral debate on CFAX 1070. Twitter

Saanich mayoral candidates clash during debate

Three mayoral candidates did not hold back in attacking one another during hour-long radio debate

From left: Saanich mayor Richard Atwell, moderator Ryan Price, mayoral candidates Rob Wickson and Coun. Fred Haynes, Thursday during the Saanich mayoral debate on CFAX 1070. Twitter
Tent city campers have moved to David Shebib’s residence in Saanich (Sam Seera’s property), after leaving Goldstream campground Oct. 2. (Travis Paterson/News staff)

Absent Saanich mayoral candidate subject of all-candidates forum

David Shebib missed the third straight all-candidates’ forum, but nonetheless generated attention

Tent city campers have moved to David Shebib’s residence in Saanich (Sam Seera’s property), after leaving Goldstream campground Oct. 2. (Travis Paterson/News staff)
Victoria city councillor Pam Madoff stands to address the crowd during an all-candidates meeting hosted by the Victoria Disability Resource Centre Monday at the Church of Truth in James Bay. (Kristyn Anthony/News Staff)

‘We live in an ableist society,’ Victoria candidates debate how to approach accessibility

All-candidates meeting hosted by Victoria Disability Resource Centre draws unanimous conclusion – city needs to do better

Victoria city councillor Pam Madoff stands to address the crowd during an all-candidates meeting hosted by the Victoria Disability Resource Centre Monday at the Church of Truth in James Bay. (Kristyn Anthony/News Staff)
Saanich council paid tribute to three retiring councillors during its last meeting before Oct. 20 municipal election — Couns. Dean Murdock, Vicki Sanders, and Leif Wergeland.

Saanich council meeting pays tribute to retiring councillors ahead of election

Couns. Dean Murdock, Vicki Sanders and Leif Wergeland are not seeking re-election

Saanich council paid tribute to three retiring councillors during its last meeting before Oct. 20 municipal election — Couns. Dean Murdock, Vicki Sanders, and Leif Wergeland.
Saanich’s last regular council meeting Monday before the election will mark the final council meeting for Couns. Dean Murdock, Vicki Sanders, and Leif Wergeland. Others may follow them in political retirement, but only after the election. Black Press File.

Last Saanich council meeting Monday will mark end of an area

Couns. Dean Murdock, Vicki Sanders, and Leif Wergeland to sit at council table for last time Monday

Saanich’s last regular council meeting Monday before the election will mark the final council meeting for Couns. Dean Murdock, Vicki Sanders, and Leif Wergeland. Others may follow them in political retirement, but only after the election. Black Press File.
Mayor Richard Atwell has urged residents to vote in favour of a forum to study the amalgamation of Saanich with Victoria. Depner/News Staff

Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell urges voters to vote yes on amalgamation referendum

Referendum will ask residents whether they favour a citizens’ assembly to study amalgamation

Mayor Richard Atwell has urged residents to vote in favour of a forum to study the amalgamation of Saanich with Victoria. Depner/News Staff
Maja Tait answered resident’s questions at the speed-dating format meet-and-greet. (Tim Collins/Sooke News Mirror)

Speed-dating format spotlights Sooke candidates

Meet-and-greet with a time limit held at Sooke Community Hall

Maja Tait answered resident’s questions at the speed-dating format meet-and-greet. (Tim Collins/Sooke News Mirror)
Ben Allan is running for Saanich council in the 2018 general election. Travis Paterson/News Staff

Affordable housing, land planning critical for candidate Ben Allan

Braefoot resident makes political debut in seeking Saanich council seat

Ben Allan is running for Saanich council in the 2018 general election. Travis Paterson/News Staff
Michael Geoghegan (left) says Stephen Hammond paid for attack ads on Victoria BC Today. (File photos)

Victoria mayoral candidate files complaint against fellow mayoral candidate

Geoghegan says Hammond paid for attack ads on a Facebook page

Michael Geoghegan (left) says Stephen Hammond paid for attack ads on Victoria BC Today. (File photos)
Mayor Richard Atwell and Coun. Fred Haynes, here seen in 2014 when voters elected them, will face off Wednesday during an all-candidates forum in Saanich’s Cadboro Bay neighbourhood. They remain embroiled in a legal dispute over a question concerning Atwell’s association with Amalgamation Yes.
Mayor Richard Atwell and Coun. Fred Haynes, here seen in 2014 when voters elected them, will face off Wednesday during an all-candidates forum in Saanich’s Cadboro Bay neighbourhood. They remain embroiled in a legal dispute over a question concerning Atwell’s association with Amalgamation Yes.
Vernon Lord, here seen standing in front of the fenced-off Regina Park, says Saanich should explore the creation of a designated area for homeless in consultation and collaboration with other regional municipalities. Wolf Depner/News Staff

Saanich councillor candidate wants a designated public space for homeless

Vernon Lord says residents living near homeless camp deserve more consultation

Vernon Lord, here seen standing in front of the fenced-off Regina Park, says Saanich should explore the creation of a designated area for homeless in consultation and collaboration with other regional municipalities. Wolf Depner/News Staff
Newby enters his third race for council

Newby enters his third race for council

community leader counts on changing political winds

Newby enters his third race for council
Vernon Lord, here seen standing in front of the fenced-off Regina Park, says Saanich should explore the creation of a designated area for homeless in consultation and collaboration with other regional municipalities. Wolf Depner/News Staff

Saanich councillor candidate wants a designated public space for homeless

Vernon Lord says residents living near homeless camp deserve more consultation

Vernon Lord, here seen standing in front of the fenced-off Regina Park, says Saanich should explore the creation of a designated area for homeless in consultation and collaboration with other regional municipalities. Wolf Depner/News Staff
Mayoral candidates Rob Wickson, Coun. Fred Haynes, and Mayor Richard Atwell will face off for a second time Wednesday following Thursday’s all-candidates’ forum Wolf Depner/News Staff

Ward discussion in Saanich draws competing reactions from mayoral candidates

While Mayor Richard Atwell appears open to the idea, Coun. Fred Haynes raises concerns

Mayoral candidates Rob Wickson, Coun. Fred Haynes, and Mayor Richard Atwell will face off for a second time Wednesday following Thursday’s all-candidates’ forum Wolf Depner/News Staff