BC municipal election

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The voters have spoken

The ballots have been counted and the local government elections are now…

  • Oct 27, 2022

 

Surrey mayoral candidate, incumbent Doug McCallum, waits for the start of a candidates meeting in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, September 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

McCallum not conceding in Surrey, considering judicial recount of vote: party

Safe Surrey Coalition says McCallum won’t accept defeat at this point in time’

 

Leroy Dekens is the new Mayor of Telkwa, in the 2022 municipal elections. (Village of Telkwa photo)

Leroy Dekens declared as new Village of Telkwa Mayor

30.7 per cent of eligible voters (1,044 total), in Telkwa turned out for the elections October 15, or in advanced polls

 

Surrey mayoral candidates, incumbent Doug McCallum, second right, Sukh Dhaliwal, back left, Brenda Locke, second left, and Jinny Sims, right, wait for the start of a candidates meeting in Surrey, B.C., Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

An election, then a trial, poses unusual test for Surrey’s Mayor McCallum

McCallum is being challenged for the top job by seven contenders

Surrey mayoral candidates, incumbent Doug McCallum, second right, Sukh Dhaliwal, back left, Brenda Locke, second left, and Jinny Sims, right, wait for the start of a candidates meeting in Surrey, B.C., Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
From left, Mayoral candidates Gladys Atrill and Murray Hawse and council candidates Nick Briere, John Buikema, Calvin Elliott, Adam Koch, Jason McCrindle, Genevieve Paterson, Sam Raven and Frank Wray. Not present Laura Leonard (Stanton). (Deb Meissner photo)

Housing dominates Smithers civic election all candidates forum

Both mayoral candidates and almost all of the council hopefuls show up for the all candidates forum

From left, Mayoral candidates Gladys Atrill and Murray Hawse and council candidates Nick Briere, John Buikema, Calvin Elliott, Adam Koch, Jason McCrindle, Genevieve Paterson, Sam Raven and Frank Wray. Not present Laura Leonard (Stanton). (Deb Meissner photo)
A sign of the times. Election season is well underway in Smithers. The municipal election is coming up on Oct. 15 2022. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Housing a hot topic on campaign trail in Smithers

Candidates for the upcoming municpal election give their take on the issue

A sign of the times. Election season is well underway in Smithers. The municipal election is coming up on Oct. 15 2022. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Sunflower season. Mark Fisher sells his farm goods at the Smithers Farmers Market on earlier this month. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Back to the land: Mark Fisher takes a break from local government

The former regional district director wants to spend more time nurturing his expanding farm

Sunflower season. Mark Fisher sells his farm goods at the Smithers Farmers Market on earlier this month. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Stoney Stoltenberg shows the flooding on the Bulkley River that forced some Telkwa residents to evacuate their homes when he was a regional district director in 2012. (Interior News file photo)

Familar face returning to regional district as area A director

Stoney Stoltenberg will once again be director of Area A (Smithers rural) running unopposed

Stoney Stoltenberg shows the flooding on the Bulkley River that forced some Telkwa residents to evacuate their homes when he was a regional district director in 2012. (Interior News file photo)
Murray Hawse with his wife Shirley at his retirement reception during the company’s regional meetings this past summer. (Submitted photo)

Challenger steps forward for Smithers mayor’s chain

Murray Hawse joins Gladys Atrill on the ballot for the Oct. 15 election

Murray Hawse with his wife Shirley at his retirement reception during the company’s regional meetings this past summer. (Submitted photo)
Smithers Town Councillor Casda Thomas offers remarks on behalf of Mayor Gladys Atrill and the Town of Smithers during an unveiling ceremony July 15 of a new carving by artist James Madam installed in the foyer at the Bulkley Valley District Hospital. (Thom Barker photo)

Another current Smithers councillor not running again

Casda Thomas says she won’t be seeking reelection

Smithers Town Councillor Casda Thomas offers remarks on behalf of Mayor Gladys Atrill and the Town of Smithers during an unveiling ceremony July 15 of a new carving by artist James Madam installed in the foyer at the Bulkley Valley District Hospital. (Thom Barker photo)
Lobo the donkey might just be B.C.’s most popular political figure in the upcoming municipal elections. (Kayla Mellville photo)

Donkey running to be mayor of Grand Forks becomes ‘voice of the people’

Lobo the donkey has gained support across the country in his bid to become mayor

Lobo the donkey might just be B.C.’s most popular political figure in the upcoming municipal elections. (Kayla Mellville photo)
Late morning view southward over the top of Victoria city hall, as seen from the top of the Fisgard Street parkade. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘A cure for cynicism:’ Experts explain why voting in B.C. municipal election is important

Cities shape daily experiences, prepare for emergencies and do politics differently

Late morning view southward over the top of Victoria city hall, as seen from the top of the Fisgard Street parkade. (Black Press Media file photo)
Late morning view southward over the top of Victoria city hall, as seen from the top of the Fisgard Street parkade. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘A cure for cynicism:’ Experts explain why voting in B.C. municipal election is important

Cities shape daily experiences, prepare for emergencies and do politics differently

Late morning view southward over the top of Victoria city hall, as seen from the top of the Fisgard Street parkade. (Black Press Media file photo)
From left: Erik Jacobsen, Klaus Kraft and Dave Livesey are running for Telkwa councillor in a byelection coming up on Feb. 27. (Interior News composite photo)

In their own words: Telkwa council hopefuls make a pitch for your vote

Erik Jacobsen, Klaus Kraft and Dave Livesey will be on the ballot Feb. 27 when Telkwans vote

From left: Erik Jacobsen, Klaus Kraft and Dave Livesey are running for Telkwa councillor in a byelection coming up on Feb. 27. (Interior News composite photo)
Telkwa Village Office sign. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Three candidates line up to contest Telkwa byelection

Erik Jacobsen, Klaus Kraft and Dave Livesey have all filed their paperwork for vacant council seat

Telkwa Village Office sign. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Kool-Aid man to run for mayor of B.C. town

Kool-Aid man to run for mayor of B.C. town

Comedian Danny Nunes hopes youth will “drink the kool-aid” and exercise their vote

Kool-Aid man to run for mayor of B.C. town