BC municipal election

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’

 

Comox town hall. Black Press file photo

Updated: Comox voters pick mix of experience and new faces on council

There is a mix of experience and new faces on Comox council,…

 

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
File photo of CVRD building.

Comox Valley rural candidate taken to task on social media for bigoted post

Matthew Ellis, who is running for director in Area C (Puntledge-Black Creek)…

File photo of CVRD building.
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)
File photo of Will Cole-Hamilton

Courtenay Coun. Will Cole-Hamilton seeks re-election

Courtenay Coun. Will Cole-Hamilton announced Monday that he will seek re-election on…

  • Sep 2, 2022
File photo of Will Cole-Hamilton
Dr. Jonathan Kerr is running for re-election for Comox council. Black Press file photo

Jonathan Kerr running for re-election in Comox

A top priority for Kerr is addressing the local doctor shortage

Dr. Jonathan Kerr is running for re-election for Comox council. Black Press file photo
Wendy Morin is running for Courtenay council again. Photo supplied

Morin runs again for Courtenay council

“Our council is very action-oriented.”

Wendy Morin is running for Courtenay council again. Photo supplied
Michael Gilbert is running for Courtenay council. Photo supplied

Retired restaurateur declares candidacy for Courtenay council

I want to offer a better alternative along with others who are…

  • Aug 24, 2022
Michael Gilbert is running for Courtenay council. Photo supplied
Tamara Meggitt, one of the organizers behind Loonies for Loggers in 2019, is running for director in Area A in the upcoming municipal election. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Tamara Meggitt to run for Area A director

‘It is time we put focus back into communities’

Tamara Meggitt, one of the organizers behind Loonies for Loggers in 2019, is running for director in Area A in the upcoming municipal election. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird. Photo supplied

Baird seeking re-election for mayor of Cumberland

She has served as mayor for the village since 2011

Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird. Photo supplied
Erik Eriksson has announced his decision to run for mayor of Courtenay. Photo submitted

Erik Eriksson to run for mayor of Courtenay

“I think the time is right to take on the challenge of serving the people of Courtenay as mayor”

Erik Eriksson has announced his decision to run for mayor of Courtenay. Photo submitted
Manno Theos

Theos seeks seventh term on Courtenay council

I’m pleased to announce I’ll be running for a seventh term on…

  • Aug 16, 2022
Manno Theos
Janice Caton will be seeking a sixth term as SD71 school trustee. Photo supplied

Long-time SD71 school trustee Janice Caton to run for re-election

Janice Caton is seeking a sixth term as school trustee for Comox…

Janice Caton will be seeking a sixth term as SD71 school trustee. Photo supplied
Evan Jolicoeur has announced his candidacy for Courtenay city council. Photo supplied

Evan Jolicoeur announces candidacy for Courtenay council

Evan Jolicoeur, 32, has announced his candidacy for the Courtenay municipal elections…

Evan Jolicoeur has announced his candidacy for Courtenay city council. Photo supplied
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)
Comox Valley Regional District Area B director Arzeena Hamir will run for re-election on Oct. 15. File photo

Comox Valley Regional District director Hamir announces re-election bid

Incumbent politician and local farmer Arzeena Hamir is formally declaring that she…

Comox Valley Regional District Area B director Arzeena Hamir will run for re-election on Oct. 15. File photo
Vickey Brown is running for mayor of Cumberland. Photo supplied
Coun. Vickey Brown will be running for mayor of Cumberland this fall. Photo supplied

Coun. Vickey Brown is running for mayor of Cumberland

“Cumberland deserves to have leadership that can express the values of our community.”

Vickey Brown is running for mayor of Cumberland. Photo supplied
Coun. Vickey Brown will be running for mayor of Cumberland this fall. Photo supplied
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