Municipal election

Former Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran charged with sexual assault. (file photo: Capital News)

Former Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran charged with sexual assault

Colin Basran is due in Kelowna Provincial Court Jan. 24

 

City of Fernie city hall. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

‘I’m so excited to be out of this room’: Departing BC councillor laments experience as elected official

Morgan Pulsifer said he was disappointed by the way city staff, elected officials and service workers were treated in Fernie

 

British Columbia's provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday Jul. 3, 2020. Municipal elections are still more than a month away, but mayors for dozens of communities across B.C. have already won by acclamation after standing unopposed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

37 B.C. mayors win by acclamation after standing unopposed

In 2018, 36 B.C. mayors were elected without contest

 

Twyla Slonski, chief electoral officer for the City of Port Alberni, presents the vintage top hat from which the names of council and mayoral candidates are drawn to determine the order listed on the ballot in the 2022 municipal election. The hat belonged to Arthur E. Waterhouse, the first mayor of Alberni. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Who’s running: candidate lists released for Alberni Valley civic election

23 candidates running for Port Alberni city council; ACRD extends nominations for Area C

Twyla Slonski, chief electoral officer for the City of Port Alberni, presents the vintage top hat from which the names of council and mayoral candidates are drawn to determine the order listed on the ballot in the 2022 municipal election. The hat belonged to Arthur E. Waterhouse, the first mayor of Alberni. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Retired Langley East MLA Rich Coleman has registered a civic party for the Langley Township municipal election and is ‘seriously’ considering a run for mayor (file)

Former B.C. solicitor-general Rich Coleman is returning to politics

Retired MLA registers party for election, is considering running for Langley Township mayor

Retired Langley East MLA Rich Coleman has registered a civic party for the Langley Township municipal election and is ‘seriously’ considering a run for mayor (file)
Helen Poon, Port Alberni city councillor for the 2018-22 term, also was the 2020 BC Liberal candidate for Mid Island- Pacific Rim. (FILE PHOTO)

Port Alberni city councillor Helen Poon says she won’t seek re-election

Pre-election phase has begun for B.C. municipal election slated for Oct. 15

Helen Poon, Port Alberni city councillor for the 2018-22 term, also was the 2020 BC Liberal candidate for Mid Island- Pacific Rim. (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)
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

What does it take to successfully win a seat in this room? Current, new and past city councilors chime in. Mirror File Photo
Alberni chamber of commerce hosts mayoral candidate meetings

Alberni chamber of commerce hosts mayoral candidate meetings

Alberni chamber, labour council will host all-candidates’ meeting on Oct. 9

Alberni chamber of commerce hosts mayoral candidate meetings
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)
Cotton reusable bag given out by B.C. Liquor Stores 20 years ago. It’s never been entirely clear how plastic bags threaten the Vancouver Island marmot or the burrowing owl. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. VIEWS: Politicians pose on plastic bags

Virtue signalling distracts from local government performance

Cotton reusable bag given out by B.C. Liquor Stores 20 years ago. It’s never been entirely clear how plastic bags threaten the Vancouver Island marmot or the burrowing owl. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson battles with opposition in question period, B.C. legislature, November 2017. (Hansard TV)

B.C. VIEWS: Big money and local elections

Slates discouraged in civic politics, unions get green light

Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson battles with opposition in question period, B.C. legislature, November 2017. (Hansard TV)
Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson (B.C. government)

NDP moves to limit local election money

Selina Robinson’s bans corporate, union donations

Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson (B.C. government)
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