Municipal election

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

 

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

 

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

 

Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks councilor to seek re-election

City’s mayoral race remains uncontested

Photo: Laurie Tritschler
City council resolved to buy the property at its regular meeting Monday, Feb. 14. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ council to buy BC Housing’s 2nd Street property

The so-called ‘Second Street site’ had been considered for use as a supportive housing facility

City council resolved to buy the property at its regular meeting Monday, Feb. 14. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks city council holds back funding for Boundary Museum

The museum closed its doors last month, following the departure of its last administrator

Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Councillor-elect Everett Baker was on hand as elections officials tabulated the final results of Saturday’s byelection, Dec. 5. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Baker wins Grand Forks byelection

Final results announced after general polls closed at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5

Councillor-elect Everett Baker was on hand as elections officials tabulated the final results of Saturday’s byelection, Dec. 5. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
CEO Wendy Higashi said the mistake was the first miscount after a Greenwood election. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Province given wrong vote count after Greenwood byelection

Miscount first in city’s history, according to Chief Election Officer

CEO Wendy Higashi said the mistake was the first miscount after a Greenwood election. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
More than 700 people voted in the City of Greenwood’s byelection, the final results of which were announced Saturday night, Oct. 10, after 10 p.m. (Photo: Laurie Tritschler)

Mayor-elect Noll and Councillor-elect Seymour win Greenwood byelection

Polls closed at the city’s MacArthur Centre at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10

More than 700 people voted in the City of Greenwood’s byelection, the final results of which were announced Saturday night, Oct. 10, after 10 p.m. (Photo: Laurie Tritschler)
Another All Candidates Meeting isn’t in the cards after sound issues compromised the live broadcast of Monday’s forum, Sept. 28. (Greenwood Board of Trade website)

No repeat ACM ahead of Greenwood byelection

Sound problems disrupted the livestream of Monday’s forum at the MacArthur Centre

Another All Candidates Meeting isn’t in the cards after sound issues compromised the live broadcast of Monday’s forum, Sept. 28. (Greenwood Board of Trade website)
From right to left, byelection candidates Carolina Hopkins, Barry Noll, Mark Seymour, Charlene Izuka, Hendrik van Wyk and Gerry Shaw met at the Greenwood’s MacArthur Centre Monday, Sept. 28. Their forum was hosted by the Greenwood Board of Trade. (Greenwood Board of Trade/Facebook)

Greenwood candidates meet at MacArthur Centre

Forum was live-streamed on Facebook, but sound problems quickly set in

From right to left, byelection candidates Carolina Hopkins, Barry Noll, Mark Seymour, Charlene Izuka, Hendrik van Wyk and Gerry Shaw met at the Greenwood’s MacArthur Centre Monday, Sept. 28. Their forum was hosted by the Greenwood Board of Trade. (Greenwood Board of Trade/Facebook)
Grand Forks City Hall. (Gazette File Image)

By-election currently planned to be held November 28 for council seat

The seat opened after Rod Zielinski resigned on Aug. 13.

Grand Forks City Hall. (Gazette File Image)
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)