Municipal election

What does it take to successfully win a seat in this room? Current, new and past city councilors chime in. Mirror File Photo

So you want to run for a Vancouver Island city council?

New, current and past city councilors chime in on what it takes to win a municipal election

 

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

 

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)
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
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.
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
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)
In the District of Highlands, there is no need for an election as Mayor Ken Williams (far right) will be acclaimed and six candidates will vie for six council seats. (Courtesy District of Highlands)

Four Greater Victoria mayors to be acclaimed in fall election

No election in District of Highlands with six council candidates up for six seats

In the District of Highlands, there is no need for an election as Mayor Ken Williams (far right) will be acclaimed and six candidates will vie for six council seats. (Courtesy District of Highlands)
(Photo by Dawn Gibson/Victoria News)

EDITORIAL: How many candidates is too many for voters?

Victoria residents have eight mayoral candidates to choose from next month

(Photo by Dawn Gibson/Victoria News)
Jordan Reichart has declared his intention to run for city council in Victoria. File contributed

Animal rights activist running for Victoria council

Jordan Reichert says he wants to use ‘animal inclusive politics’

Jordan Reichart has declared his intention to run for city council in Victoria. File contributed
Laurel Collins (left), Sharmarke Dubow, and Sarah Potts are all running for City council in the upcoming election. File contributed

Slate of candidates to run for City council

Together Victoria endorses rookie trio for Oct. 20 election

Laurel Collins (left), Sharmarke Dubow, and Sarah Potts are all running for City council in the upcoming election. File contributed
Victoria gets fourth mayoral candidate for fall election

Victoria gets fourth mayoral candidate for fall election

Sean Leitenberg to run against Rob Duncan, Gary Beyer and incumbent Lisa Helps

Victoria gets fourth mayoral candidate for fall election
B.C. Premier John Horgan takes questions outside his legislature office, April 25, 2018. (Black Press)

Municipal election loophole will be fixed, premier says

Union, corporate donations still allowed for slate party ‘operational’ needs

B.C. Premier John Horgan takes questions outside his legislature office, April 25, 2018. (Black Press)