Election 2022

Genevieve Paterson is running for one of six council seats in the 2022 Smithers municipal election. (Submitted photo)

In their own words: Genevieve Paterson

For Smithers council

  • Sep 22, 2022
Genevieve Paterson is running for one of six council seats in the 2022 Smithers municipal election. (Submitted photo)
Laura Leonard is running for one of six council seats in the 2022 Smithers municipal election. (Submitted photo)

In their own words: Laura Leonard (Stanton)

For Smithers council

  • Sep 22, 2022
Laura Leonard is running for one of six council seats in the 2022 Smithers municipal election. (Submitted photo)
Adam Koch is running for one of six council seats in the 2022 Smithers municipal election. (Submitted photo)

In their own words: Adam Koch

For Smithers council

  • Sep 22, 2022
Adam Koch is running for one of six council seats in the 2022 Smithers municipal election. (Submitted photo)
John Buikema is running for reelection for one of six council seats in the 2022 Municipal election. (Submitted photo)

In their own words: John Buikema

For Smithers council

  • Sep 22, 2022
John Buikema is running for reelection for one of six council seats in the 2022 Municipal election. (Submitted photo)
Sam Raven is running for one of six council seats in the 2022 Smithers municipal election. (Submitted photo)

In their own words: Sam Raven

For Smithers council

  • Sep 22, 2022
Sam Raven is running for one of six council seats in the 2022 Smithers municipal election. (Submitted 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)
Jason McCrindle is running for one of six council seats in the 2022 Smithers municipal election. (Submitted photo)

In their own words: Jason McCrindle

For Smithers council

  • Sep 22, 2022
Jason McCrindle is running for one of six council seats in the 2022 Smithers municipal election. (Submitted photo)
Gladys Atrill is running for mayor in the 2022 Smithers municipal election. (Submitted photo)

In their own words: Gladys Atrill

For Smithers mayor

  • Sep 21, 2022
Gladys Atrill is running for mayor in the 2022 Smithers municipal election. (Submitted photo)
Murray Hawse with his wife Shirley at his retirement reception during the company’s regional meetings this past summer. (Submitted photo)

In their own words: Murray Hawse

For Smithers mayor

  • Sep 21, 2022
Murray Hawse with his wife Shirley at his retirement reception during the company’s regional meetings this past summer. (Submitted photo)
Derek Meerdink is running for mayor of Telkwa in the 2022 municipal election. (Village of Telkwa photo)

In their own words: Derek Meerdink

For Telkwa mayor

  • Sep 21, 2022
Derek Meerdink is running for mayor of Telkwa in the 2022 municipal election. (Village of Telkwa photo)
Leroy Dekens is running for mayor of Telkwa in the 2022 municipal election. (Village of Telkwa photo)

In their own words: Leroy Dekens

For Telkwa mayor

  • Sep 21, 2022
Leroy Dekens is running for mayor of Telkwa in the 2022 municipal election. (Village of Telkwa photo)
Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside and partners in provincial K-12 education issued a statement on Sept. 16, 2022 in support of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) policy. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. Education Minister and partners in K-12 education issue statement in support of SOGI

Statement on inclusive policy comes 1 day before election campaign to elect school board trustees

Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside and partners in provincial K-12 education issued a statement on Sept. 16, 2022 in support of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) policy. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nominations have closed for the next civic election to be held on Oct. 15, 2022. The official campaign period begins Sept .17. (Photo courtesy of Elections BC)
Nominations have closed for the next civic election to be held on Oct. 15, 2022. The official campaign period begins Sept .17. (Photo courtesy of Elections BC)
Voting day for the municipal by-election is April 4. File photo.

Nominations close for the municipal election

A list of everyone running in Bulkley Valley communities

Voting day for the municipal by-election is April 4. 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)
Adam Koch is running for Smithers council in the upcoming municipal election. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Adam Koch throws his name in the ring

Adam Koch adds name to the run for council in Smithers

Adam Koch is running for Smithers council in the upcoming municipal election. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Laura Leonard hands in her Smithers Council nomination package at Town Hall Sept. 2. (Thom Barker photo)

Daughter of Smithers’ first female mayor makes bid for council seat

Daughter of Smithers’ first female mayor makes bid for council seat

Laura Leonard hands in her Smithers Council nomination package at Town Hall Sept. 2. (Thom Barker photo)
Smithers Town Hall. ((Marisca Bakker photo))

Nomination process for the upcoming municipal elections starts this week

Elections gearing up for October 15, positions in Smithers and Telkwa up for grabs

Smithers Town Hall. ((Marisca Bakker 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)
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