Municipal Election

Mayoral candidate Rob Wickson, long time president of the Gorge Tillicum Community Association, would be open to the introduction of a ward system. Submitted

Saanich mayoral candidate open to the idea of wards

Rob Wickson says it would be an “interesting question” to explore, while hedging his bets

Mayoral candidate Rob Wickson, long time president of the Gorge Tillicum Community Association, would be open to the introduction of a ward system. Submitted
It’s official: B.C.’s civic election campaign period kicks off
It’s official: B.C.’s civic election campaign period kicks off
Mayoral candidates Rob Wickson, Coun. Fred Haynes, and Mayor Richard Atwell faced off for the first time Thursday during an all-candidates’ forum. Wolf Depner/News Staff

Saanich mayoral candidates clash over leadership

Mayor Richard Atwell justifies slate, while Coun. Fred Haynes accuses Atwell of disparaging council

Mayoral candidates Rob Wickson, Coun. Fred Haynes, and Mayor Richard Atwell faced off for the first time Thursday during an all-candidates’ forum. Wolf Depner/News Staff
The Victorians for Transportation Choice are asking Greater Victoria electoral candidates how they feel about transportation options (photo / Victoria cycling association)

Victorians for Tranportation Choice survey Greater Victoria election candidates

Mayoral and council candidates from across Greater Victoria face 12 questions

The Victorians for Transportation Choice are asking Greater Victoria electoral candidates how they feel about transportation options (photo / Victoria cycling association)
Coun. Fred Haynes (left) and Mayor Richard Atwell (right), here appearing with Nagasaki nuclear holocaust survivor and prisoner of war Rudi Hoenson in August 2017, will face each other Thursday during the first all-candidates’ forum to be held in Saanich. Black Press/File

Saanich mayoral candidates prepare for first roundtable

Mayor Richard Atwell and Coun. Fred Haynes will be among four mayoral candidates at Thursday’s forum

Coun. Fred Haynes (left) and Mayor Richard Atwell (right), here appearing with Nagasaki nuclear holocaust survivor and prisoner of war Rudi Hoenson in August 2017, will face each other Thursday during the first all-candidates’ forum to be held in Saanich. Black Press/File
Art Pollard of the Quadra Cedar Hill neighbourhood is seeking council. Pollard ran in the 2017 byelection. Travis Paterson/News Staff

Saanich needs social planner, says council candidate Art Pollard

Pollard is anti-slate, unimpressed by Saanich mayor

Art Pollard of the Quadra Cedar Hill neighbourhood is seeking council. Pollard ran in the 2017 byelection. Travis Paterson/News Staff
Mayor Richard Atwell and Coun. Fred Haynes — here seen in 2014 when voters first elected them — will face off later this week in an all-candidates forum as they remain embroiled in a legal dispute over Haynes’ claims concerning Atwell’s association with Amalgamation Yes.

Saanich Mayor insists he never served as director of Amalgamation Yes

Mayoral rival Coun. Fred Haynes questions Richard Atwell’s defensiveness

Mayor Richard Atwell and Coun. Fred Haynes — here seen in 2014 when voters first elected them — will face off later this week in an all-candidates forum as they remain embroiled in a legal dispute over Haynes’ claims concerning Atwell’s association with Amalgamation Yes.
Rob Wickson, who is running against incumbent Mayor Richard Atwell and Coun. Fred Haynes, said the legal dispute between his two competitors is taking away the focus from policy.

Saanich mayoral candidate says dispute between rival takes away from policy issues

Rob Wickson says dispute between Mayor Richard Atwell and Coun. Fred Haynes distracts.

Rob Wickson, who is running against incumbent Mayor Richard Atwell and Coun. Fred Haynes, said the legal dispute between his two competitors is taking away the focus from policy.
This tweet shows Mayor Richard Atwell and Coun. Fred Haynes back in 2014 when voters elected both of them. This year, Haynes is challenging Atwell for mayor.

Documents contradict Saanich Mayor Atwell in legal dispute with Coun. Fred Haynes

Documents dated Sept. 11, 2018 show Atwell as one of three directors of the Capital Region Municipal Amalgamation Society

This tweet shows Mayor Richard Atwell and Coun. Fred Haynes back in 2014 when voters elected both of them. This year, Haynes is challenging Atwell for mayor.
Notification cards are in the mail this month. (Elections BC)

Voter registration push begins for B.C. referendum

Province-wide notification coming for mail-in vote

Notification cards are in the mail this month. (Elections BC)
Gorge Tillicum’s Rob Wickson running for mayor of Saanich

Gorge Tillicum’s Rob Wickson running for mayor of Saanich

Saanich needs leadership, says former Gorge Tillicum president

Gorge Tillicum’s Rob Wickson running for mayor of Saanich
Who’s running for Saanich mayor and council? Check here

Who’s running for Saanich mayor and council? Check here

Updated with council and mayor candidates, schedule of all-candidates forums

Who’s running for Saanich mayor and council? Check here
Michael Geoghegan announces his candidacy in the rose garden at the B.C. legislature. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

‘Lack of leadership’ prompts former Saanich council hopeful to run for mayor of Victoria

Mike Geoghegan supports high density housing, financial breaks for small business

Michael Geoghegan announces his candidacy in the rose garden at the B.C. legislature. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Nomination period kicks off for B.C.’s 2018 municipal elections
Nomination period kicks off for B.C.’s 2018 municipal elections
Nomination packages available for 2018 civic election

Nomination packages available for 2018 civic election

Potential candidates must submit paperwork to their local city hall between Sept. 4 and 14th

Nomination packages available for 2018 civic election
Trevor Barry has announced his candidacy for Saanich council. He is running, among other policies, on the promise to liberalize laws against drinking in public. Submitted.

Candidate promises to crack open Saanich council with bold ideas

The latest candidate declaring for Saanich council promises to disrupt municipal politics…

Trevor Barry has announced his candidacy for Saanich council. He is running, among other policies, on the promise to liberalize laws against drinking in public. Submitted.
Mayor Richard Atwell (centre) is one of five members part of United for Saanich running in the upcoming municipal election. Other members include Coun. Karen Harper and candidates Cory Montgomery, Kathleen Burton and Ian Jessop.                                 Photo submitted

Mayor heads Saanich slate

Mayor Richard Atwell joins five-person political slate for Oct. 20 municipal election

Mayor Richard Atwell (centre) is one of five members part of United for Saanich running in the upcoming municipal election. Other members include Coun. Karen Harper and candidates Cory Montgomery, Kathleen Burton and Ian Jessop.                                 Photo submitted
Candidate says Saanich needs to stimulate economic activity
Candidate says Saanich needs to stimulate economic activity
Council candidate calls for common-sense approach to issues facing Saanich

Council candidate calls for common-sense approach to issues facing Saanich

Cory Montgomery announces his candidacy for Saanich council

Council candidate calls for common-sense approach to issues facing Saanich
Ian Jessop wants to eliminate the divisive tone that has existed on council over the past term. (Photo submitted)

Longtime broadcaster joins race for Saanich council

Ian Jessop says he wants to bring support to Mayor Richard Atwell around council table

Ian Jessop wants to eliminate the divisive tone that has existed on council over the past term. (Photo submitted)