Municipal Election

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)
Al Siebring. (Photo by Don Bodger)

North Cowichan mayor and councillor candidates seek voter support

Crofton meeting first chance for the public to hear from hopefuls

Al Siebring. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Sean Jonas is one of four hopefuls to become the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s Area G (Saltair/Gulf Islands) director. (Photo by PM Foto, Peter McCallum)

Getting along and information flow essentials for Area G director candidate

Jonas feels working productively together makes a better community

Sean Jonas is one of four hopefuls to become the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s Area G (Saltair/Gulf Islands) director. (Photo by PM Foto, Peter McCallum)
It’s official: B.C.’s civic election campaign period kicks off
It’s official: B.C.’s civic election campaign period kicks off
John Koury is seekign to return to a councillor’s seat in North Cowichan. (File photo)

Abundance of candidates for North Cowichan council positions

Three in the mayor’s race and 15 vying for councillor seats

John Koury is seekign to return to a councillor’s seat in North Cowichan. (File photo)
Saltair/Gulf Islands Area G director candidate Lia Versaevel on Penelakut Island. (Photo submitted)

Versaevel feels her abundant experience will be beneficial in election bid

Candidate for CVRD Area G director identifies community building as paramount in the campaign

Saltair/Gulf Islands Area G director candidate Lia Versaevel on Penelakut Island. (Photo submitted)
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)
Nomination period kicks off for B.C.’s 2018 municipal elections
Nomination period kicks off for B.C.’s 2018 municipal elections
Peter Rusland on the scene, displaying his objection to the cutting of a tree at the Island Savings Centre to make room for a revamped parking lot. (Photo submitted)

Rusland making a bid to become a North Cowichan councillor

Former reporter feels his background gives him a unique perspective on the issues

Peter Rusland on the scene, displaying his objection to the cutting of a tree at the Island Savings Centre to make room for a revamped parking lot. (Photo submitted)
Lynne Smith at Boulder Point in Saltair. (Photo submitted)

Smith in the running for CVRD’s Area G director

Candidate feels her extensive experience will be an asset at the board table for residents

Lynne Smith at Boulder Point in Saltair. (Photo submitted)
Joyce Behnsen at the Chemainus waterfront on the day she publicly announced her candidacy for Mayor of North Cowichan.  (Photo by Don Bodger)

Behnsen running for mayor of North Cowichan

Councillor cites the need for accountability, responsibility and transparency in local government

Joyce Behnsen at the Chemainus waterfront on the day she publicly announced her candidacy for Mayor of North Cowichan.  (Photo by Don Bodger)
Joyce Behnsen at the Chemainus waterfront on the day she publicly announced her candidacy for Mayor of North Cowichan. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Behnsen running for mayor of North Cowichan

Councillor cites the need for accountability, responsibility and transparency in local government

Joyce Behnsen at the Chemainus waterfront on the day she publicly announced her candidacy for Mayor of North Cowichan. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Ladysmith councillor resigns due to personal reasons

Ladysmith councillor resigns due to personal reasons

Councillor Carol Henderson is resigning her seat at the Ladysmith city council…

Ladysmith councillor resigns due to personal reasons
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)
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)