BC municipal election

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 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)
Central Saanich, North Saanich and Sidney host an information session for would-be municipal council candidates at Greenglade Community Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich Peninsula municipalities host joint information session for potential candidates

Session scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. July 14 at Greenglade Community Centre

Central Saanich, North Saanich and Sidney host an information session for would-be municipal council candidates at Greenglade Community Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)
Some voting stations had line-ups on the 2018 municipal election on general voting day. The City of Victoria says registering with Elections BC before Oct. 15 will make voting faster. (Black Press Media file photo)

How to vote and your ballot options for the upcoming municipal election

Registering to vote, voting by mail, counting ballots and accessibility in Victoria

Some voting stations had line-ups on the 2018 municipal election on general voting day. The City of Victoria says registering with Elections BC before Oct. 15 will make voting faster. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay’s municipal hall as pictured in May 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

All Oak Bay voters can use mail-in ballots in upcoming municipal election

Details about requesting a mail ballot package to be released closer to election

Oak Bay’s municipal hall as pictured in May 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
All voters will be eligible to cast their ballots by mail in the upcoming municipal and school trustee elections this fall. (Black Press Media file photo)

All Saanich Peninsula voters eligible to cast ballots by mail in fall elections

Sidney, North Saanich confirm changes with Central Saanich to follow

All voters will be eligible to cast their ballots by mail in the upcoming municipal and school trustee elections this fall. (Black Press Media file photo)
Mayor Stew Young and Coun. Denise Blackwell are the longest-serving members of Langford council, having both been first elected in 1992. Blackwell says she will only run for the top job if longtime mayor Young chooses not to this year. (Courtesy City of Langford)

No head-to-head mayoral battle in works for longest-standing Langford council members

Denise Blackwell says she’ll run only if Mayor Stew Young decides not to seek re-election

Mayor Stew Young and Coun. Denise Blackwell are the longest-serving members of Langford council, having both been first elected in 1992. Blackwell says she will only run for the top job if longtime mayor Young chooses not to this year. (Courtesy City of Langford)
Sooke Mayor Maja Tait at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in 2019. She announced last week she plans to seek a third term as mayor. (Scott McAlpine photo)

Mayor Tait says she will seek re-election in Sooke

‘I really do enjoy the work,’ mayor says

Sooke Mayor Maja Tait at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in 2019. She announced last week she plans to seek a third term as mayor. (Scott McAlpine photo)
Today is the last day for advance voting on the West Shore. (File photo)
Today is the last day for advance voting on the West Shore. (File photo)
Residents of View Royal mingle before the WestShore Chamber all-candidates meeting Thursday at Elements Casino. (Kristyn Anthony/News Staff)

View Royal all-candidates meeting draws hefty crowd

Transportation, taxes and development questions all posed to six council hopefuls

Residents of View Royal mingle before the WestShore Chamber all-candidates meeting Thursday at Elements Casino. (Kristyn Anthony/News Staff)
Michael Geoghegan (left) says Stephen Hammond paid for attack ads on Victoria BC Today. (File photos)

Victoria mayoral candidate files complaint against fellow mayoral candidate

Geoghegan says Hammond paid for attack ads on a Facebook page

Michael Geoghegan (left) says Stephen Hammond paid for attack ads on Victoria BC Today. (File photos)
The Victorians for Transportation Choice are asking Greater Victoria electoral candidates how they feel about transportation options (photo / Victoria cycling association)

Victorians for Tranportation Choice survey Greater Victoria election candidates

Mayoral and council candidates from across Greater Victoria face 12 questions

The Victorians for Transportation Choice are asking Greater Victoria electoral candidates how they feel about transportation options (photo / Victoria cycling association)
Municipal nomination papers ready for pick up
Municipal nomination papers ready for pick up
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
Rob Duncan has declared his intention to run for mayor of Victoria. Photo contributed

Victoria gains a second mayoral candidate for fall election

Fernwood resident Rob Duncan also ran in 2014, in the guise of Changes the Clown

Rob Duncan has declared his intention to run for mayor of Victoria. Photo contributed
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