Municipal Election

School District 70 trustee candidate Karrine Magnussen answers questions at the Sept. 25 meet and greet at the Italian Hall Events Centre in Port Alberni.                                 SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

ELECTION 2018: School District 70 board guaranteed to have new look

Two seats have been vacated, and parents step up to run for office

School District 70 trustee candidate Karrine Magnussen answers questions at the Sept. 25 meet and greet at the Italian Hall Events Centre in Port Alberni.                                 SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks to local politicians at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler, Sept. 14, 2018. (UBCM)

B.C.’s new municipal election finance laws getting their first test

Vancouver shows loopholes for early spending, union support

B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks to local politicians at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler, Sept. 14, 2018. (UBCM)
Blain Pouliot is running for city council in Port Alberni. SUBMITTED PHOTO

ELECTION 2018: Blain Pouliot offers Port Alberni city council a “strong voice”

Pouliot and his wife own a five-star tourism business in Port Alberni

  • Oct 5, 2018
Blain Pouliot is running for city council in Port Alberni. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Seva Dhaliwal is running for Port Alberni city council. SUBMITTED PHOTO

ELECTION 2018: Seva Dhaliwal seeks a seat on Port Alberni city council

Dhaliwal focuses on jobs, crime and affordable taxes

  • Oct 5, 2018
Seva Dhaliwal is running for Port Alberni city council. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Candidates are asked if they support keeping the steam engine running during an all-candidates meeting at Alberni District Secondary School. All mayoral candidates stand in support, while Gary Robertson lowers himself to the ground in a resounding “no.” ELENA RARDON PHOTO

ELECTION 2018: Alberni District Secondary School students ask the tough questions

Candidates for Port Alberni’s municipal election invited to all-candidates meeting at ADSS

Candidates are asked if they support keeping the steam engine running during an all-candidates meeting at Alberni District Secondary School. All mayoral candidates stand in support, while Gary Robertson lowers himself to the ground in a resounding “no.” ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Chris Washington is running for a seat on the School Distict 70 board as a trustee in the 2018 municipal election. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

ELECTION 2018: Chris Washington vies for a seat on the SD70 school board

Education comes in many different forms, says Washington

  • Oct 4, 2018
Chris Washington is running for a seat on the School Distict 70 board as a trustee in the 2018 municipal election. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
ELECTION 2018: Cindy Solda wants to bring experience to Port Alberni city council

ELECTION 2018: Cindy Solda wants to bring experience to Port Alberni city council

Solda was a member of Port Alberni city council from 2001 to 2014

  • Oct 4, 2018
ELECTION 2018: Cindy Solda wants to bring experience to Port Alberni city council
Hira Chopra is running for Port Alberni City Council in the 2018 municipal election. SUBMITTED PHOTO

ELECTION 2018: Hira Chopra runs again for Port Alberni city councillor

A former councillor, Chopra promotes teamwork, fiscal responsibility

  • Oct 3, 2018
Hira Chopra is running for Port Alberni City Council in the 2018 municipal election. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Pam Craig is running for re-election for School District 70 trustee. SUBMITTED PHOTO

ELECTION 2018: Pam Craig seeks re-election for School District 70 trustee

Craig was born and raised in Port Alberni

  • Oct 3, 2018
Pam Craig is running for re-election for School District 70 trustee. SUBMITTED PHOTO
ELECTION 2018: Kris Patterson hopes to bring diverse experience to Port Alberni city council
ELECTION 2018: Kris Patterson hopes to bring diverse experience to Port Alberni city council
Ron Paulson was elected as a city councillor in the 2014 municipal election. AV NEWS FILE PHOTO

ELECTION 2018: Ron Paulson runs for re-election as Port Alberni city councillor

Paulson believes in the Alberni Valley and its people

  • Oct 2, 2018
Ron Paulson was elected as a city councillor in the 2014 municipal election. AV NEWS FILE PHOTO
ELECTION 2018: Candidates get a chance to share their concerns

ELECTION 2018: Candidates get a chance to share their concerns

Upcoming all-candidates’ meetings in the Alberni Valley

ELECTION 2018: Candidates get a chance to share their concerns
Port Alberni mayoral candidate John Douglas, right, talks about his platform at the Sept. 25 meet and greet. Douglas has served on council both as councillor and mayor in the past. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Port Alberni mayoral candidate John Douglas, right, talks about his platform at the Sept. 25 meet and greet. Douglas has served on council both as councillor and mayor in the past. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
It’s official: B.C.’s civic election campaign period kicks off
It’s official: B.C.’s civic election campaign period kicks off
Dallas Dalziel has created a film series profiling the six candidates for mayor in Port Alberni. SCREENSHOT

Learn about Port Alberni’s mayoral candidates with new film series

Alberni Valley filmmaker Dallas Dalziel discusses key issues with candidates

Dallas Dalziel has created a film series profiling the six candidates for mayor in Port Alberni. SCREENSHOT
Municipal elections are scheduled to take place Saturday, Oct. 20. NEWS FILE PHOTO

Municipal election kicks off in Port Alberni

Declaration of candidates for Port Alberni, ACRD, SD70 has been released

Municipal elections are scheduled to take place Saturday, Oct. 20. NEWS FILE PHOTO
Todd Patola is running for Port Alberni city council. SUBMITTED PHOTO

ELECTION 2018: Todd Patola seeks a seat on Port Alberni city council

Patola resides in Coombs but works in Port Alberni

  • Sep 12, 2018
Todd Patola is running for Port Alberni city council. SUBMITTED PHOTO
ELECTION 2018: Debbie Haggard looks for positive change in Port Alberni

ELECTION 2018: Debbie Haggard looks for positive change in Port Alberni

The small business owner will be running for city council on Oct. 20

  • Sep 11, 2018
ELECTION 2018: Debbie Haggard looks for positive change in Port Alberni
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)
Jack McLeman was first elected to Port Alberni city council in 2005. AV NEWS FILE PHOTO

Port Alberni city councillor Jack McLeman calls it a career

McLeman has worked in municipal politics for 13 years

Jack McLeman was first elected to Port Alberni city council in 2005. AV NEWS FILE PHOTO