Municipal Election

Sooke council candidate withdraws from race

Sooke council candidate withdraws from race

Sooke council candidate withdraws from race

Michelle Staples is the first female mayor in Duncan’s history. Cowichan Citizen/file

Gender equity closer on Vancouver Island councils

Islanders elected 42 per cent women to their councils this fall.

  • Oct 30, 2018
Challenger Harry Gough and incumbent Cindy Fortin were tied in votes following a recount of the Oct 20 Peachland mayoral election result. So a B.C. judge had to draw the name of the winner and she drew Fortin’s name. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Incumbent’s name drawn to settle who will be Peachland’s next mayor

B.C. judge draws incumbent Cindy Fortin’s name to settle tied mayoral vote

Lisa Helps at her election party headquarters after the polls closed in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Women make up nearly 50 per cent of Greater Victoria councillors

Ten councils in Greater Victoria elected women for at least half of their seats

Lisa Helps at her election party headquarters after the polls closed in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Gery Lemon is the only new face on the Town of View Royal’s council after the Oct. 20 municipal election. (Submitted)

Gery Lemon adds woman’s perspective to View Royal council

New council-elect ready to work with incumbent councillors and mayor

Gery Lemon is the only new face on the Town of View Royal’s council after the Oct. 20 municipal election. (Submitted)
Lucia Espino recently moved a couple blocks, shifting from Victoria to Saanich, and as a result was unable to vote in either municipality. (Contributed)

Victoria resident unable to vote after a move across the Saanich border

Lucia Espino moved just a few blocks, but unable to vote in either municipality

Lucia Espino recently moved a couple blocks, shifting from Victoria to Saanich, and as a result was unable to vote in either municipality. (Contributed)
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Metchosin Mayor John Rann welcomes new council members
Metchosin Mayor John Rann welcomes new council members
Jane Jones, left, encouraged her daughter Connie Watts to run for school board trustee. Now Jones is off the board and Watts will take her seat. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Mother passes school trustee torch to daughter in Port Alberni

Jane Jones loses after one term, but proud of her daughter Connie Watts

Jane Jones, left, encouraged her daughter Connie Watts to run for school board trustee. Now Jones is off the board and Watts will take her seat. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Voters in Saanich and Victoria support creation of citizens’ assembly on amalgamation

Voters in Saanich and Victoria support creation of citizens’ assembly on amalgamation

Group will continue to keep pressure on Victoria and Saanich councils after amalgamation referendum

Voters in Saanich and Victoria support creation of citizens’ assembly on amalgamation
Lisa Helps at her election party headquarters after the polls closed in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Challengers topple incumbents in several South Island races

2018 civic election ushers in new faces across the CRD

  • Oct 21, 2018
Lisa Helps at her election party headquarters after the polls closed in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Lisa Helps at her election party headquarters after the polls closed in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Lisa Helps at her election party headquarters after the polls closed in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Victoria and Saanich voters elect to move ahead with amalgamation talks

Victoria and Saanich voters elect to move ahead with amalgamation talks

Victoria and Saanich voters have chosen to move ahead with exploring amalgamation…

Victoria and Saanich voters elect to move ahead with amalgamation talks
Juan de Fuca CRD director wins in a landslide
Juan de Fuca CRD director wins in a landslide
Langford Mayor Stew Young thanks his supports after being re-elected. (Spencer Pickles/News staff)

Norma Stewart joins Langford council

Stew Young beats challenger Robert Fraser

Langford Mayor Stew Young thanks his supports after being re-elected. (Spencer Pickles/News staff)
Results are in for the District of Metchosin

Results are in for the District of Metchosin

Ranns to serve another term as Metchosin mayor with two new council members

Results are in for the District of Metchosin
Two new faces on the Sooke School Board

Two new faces on the Sooke School Board

Bob Beckett and Allison Watson become SD62 trustees

Two new faces on the Sooke School Board
Screech joined by Kowalewich, Rogers, Mattson and Lemon
Screech joined by Kowalewich, Rogers, Mattson and Lemon
New faces elected to Greater Victoria school district
New faces elected to Greater Victoria school district
Polls closed at 8 p.m. at Colwood City Hall and a few last minute voters were running to the door to cast their ballots. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Rob Martin is the new mayor of Colwood

Martin will be joined by four new faces on council

Polls closed at 8 p.m. at Colwood City Hall and a few last minute voters were running to the door to cast their ballots. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
West Shore voters run to the polls in the final minutes
West Shore voters run to the polls in the final minutes