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Barb Desjardins celebrates after discovering she defeated Sonya Gracey to win her fifth term as mayor of Esquimalt. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

Esquimalt Votes: Barb Desjardins keeps her seat

Desjardins beats challenger Sonya Gracey by 475 votes

Barb Desjardins celebrates after discovering she defeated Sonya Gracey to win her fifth term as mayor of Esquimalt. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
Highlands residents voted to keep the same council in the 2022 municipal election. (Black Press Media file photo)

Highlands votes to keep the same council

Every single incumbent will return to council chambers this term

Highlands residents voted to keep the same council in the 2022 municipal election. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria mayor-elect Marianne Alto celebrates as favourable election results start to pour in on Oct. 15. (Jake Romphf/ News Staff)

Marianne Alto ascends to Victoria mayor

Alto wins by large margin as Victoria elects progressive council

Victoria mayor-elect Marianne Alto celebrates as favourable election results start to pour in on Oct. 15. (Jake Romphf/ News Staff)
Marie-Terese Little will be Metchosin’s new mayor, the first person to sit in that chair other than John Ranns in three decades. (Black Press Media file photo)

Marie-Terese Little is Metchosin’s new mayor

Little narrowly beat out Kyara Kahakauwila by less than 100 votes

Marie-Terese Little will be Metchosin’s new mayor, the first person to sit in that chair other than John Ranns in three decades. (Black Press Media file photo)
Incumbent councillors Andrew Appleton, Cairine Green and Hazel Braithwaite celebrate a return to the Oak Bay council table after the Oct. 15 municipal election. (Christine van Reeuwk/News Staff)

Oak Bay chooses 2 new faces for council

Longtime councillor Hazel Braithwaite leads the polls

Incumbent councillors Andrew Appleton, Cairine Green and Hazel Braithwaite celebrate a return to the Oak Bay council table after the Oct. 15 municipal election. (Christine van Reeuwk/News Staff)
North Saanich’s new mayor-elect Peter Jones said the incoming council will be middle-of-the-road. (Photo courtesy of Peter Jones)

Peter Jones elected new mayor of North Saanich

Jack McClintock tops the polls for councillor

North Saanich’s new mayor-elect Peter Jones said the incoming council will be middle-of-the-road. (Photo courtesy of Peter Jones)
Sarah Riddell celebrates her election victory in Central Saanich. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Riddell)

Sarah Riddell tops the polls in Central Saanich

Riddell will be joined by five incumbent councillors

Sarah Riddell celebrates her election victory in Central Saanich. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Riddell)
The Town of View Royal’s town hall building. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sid Tobias elected mayor of View Royal

Tobias defeated incumbent David Screech by 236 votes

The Town of View Royal’s town hall building. (Black Press Media file photo)
Langford Now has swept the election. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Stew Young loses, Langford Now sweeps election

Lillian Szpak only incumbent elected as Langford votes in six new faces

Langford Now has swept the election. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Sidney Municipal Hall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Terri O’Keeffe tops the polls in Sidney

Former mayor Steve Price loses bid for council seat

Sidney Municipal Hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Sooke polling station at Edward Milne Community School has experienced backups as voters wait to cast their ballots electronically throughout the day. (Sooke News Mirror)
The Sooke polling station at Edward Milne Community School has experienced backups as voters wait to cast their ballots electronically throughout the day. (Sooke News Mirror)
Brianna Hrasky with her children Avery, 9, Attley 3, Hudson, 6, and Hayden, 18 months, after voting in Central Saanich. (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)

Voters in North Saanich, Central Saanich and Sidney face different environments

Evidence points to strong turnout in North Saanich while others fear low turnout in Central Saanich

Brianna Hrasky with her children Avery, 9, Attley 3, Hudson, 6, and Hayden, 18 months, after voting in Central Saanich. (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)
Voters at George Jay Elementary where the line is down the block as of 3 p.m. and has been all day. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Victoria voters line up at George Jay elementary

1 mayor, 8 councillors, and 9 school trustees to elect

Voters at George Jay Elementary where the line is down the block as of 3 p.m. and has been all day. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
A steady stream of voters head into Pearkes Recreation Centre to cast their ballot in the Saanich municipal election on Saturday, Oct. 15. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Voters flock to the polls to decide the next mayor and council of Saanich

Polls all across the district are open until 8 p.m.

A steady stream of voters head into Pearkes Recreation Centre to cast their ballot in the Saanich municipal election on Saturday, Oct. 15. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
Voters lineup at the polling station at Colwood City Hall Saturday (Oct.15) to cast their votes in the 2022 municipal election. The line at times grew to stretch outside the building but was moving quickly and staff said voting had been running smoothly all morning. The polling station is open until 8 p.m. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

West Shore voters hit the polls to choose next councils, school board trustees

Polls in Colwood, Langford, Metchosin, View Royal, and Highlands are open until 8 p.m.

Voters lineup at the polling station at Colwood City Hall Saturday (Oct.15) to cast their votes in the 2022 municipal election. The line at times grew to stretch outside the building but was moving quickly and staff said voting had been running smoothly all morning. The polling station is open until 8 p.m. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Sooke Mayor Maja Tait with newly elected councillor Kevin Pearson. Tait won 72 per cent of the popular vote to win a third term on Saturday. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke mayor trounces challengers

Maja Tait returns for third term

Sooke Mayor Maja Tait with newly elected councillor Kevin Pearson. Tait won 72 per cent of the popular vote to win a third term on Saturday. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Pearkes Recreation Centre is one of 17 sites open to Saanich voters between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Oct. 15. (Photo by Melanie Seal-Jones/Courtesy District of Saanich)
Pearkes Recreation Centre is one of 17 sites open to Saanich voters between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Oct. 15. (Photo by Melanie Seal-Jones/Courtesy District of Saanich)
School trustee candidates will also be on the ballot during the 2022 general election. (Black Press Media file photo)
School trustee candidates will also be on the ballot during the 2022 general election. (Black Press Media file photo)
(Nicole Friesen/Facebook)

Incident on Coquihalla between Merritt and Hope causing delays and detours

The incident occurred shortly before 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 14

(Nicole Friesen/Facebook)
A victim of crime in Nanaimo couldn’t even get out of his driveway to go on trip before a thief stole his luggage. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo traveller trying to pack for trip has luggage stolen from driveway

Nanaimo RCMP remind residents not to leave items unattended

A victim of crime in Nanaimo couldn’t even get out of his driveway to go on trip before a thief stole his luggage. (News Bulletin file photo)