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The Greater Victoria School District wants to take public cues before decisions are made
Sheena M capsized and sank on Oct. 1 not far from the BC Ferries terminal in Langdale
EV charging could be coming to all zones
Meet your candidates and more information on how to cast your ballot
Part four in a four-part discussion with local candidates
A solid footing for the home of your dreams
Winners of the Vancouver Island MPower Award perform Oct. 20
The fundraiser is Friday, Oct 18 at the Royal Canadian Legion on Station Road
CRD’s kid-friendly events feature Halloween activites, costume contest, guided walks
Submissions, voting closes Nov. 1
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Increasing voter turnout has long been a goal of officials across the country in all levels of government. The 2015 Canadian election saw the highest turnout in a quarter century, when 68.5 per cent of eligible voters cast a ballot.
And this election is off to a good start as Elections Canada said two million people voted on Friday and Saturday, the first two days of advance polls. The agency said this was a 25 per cent jump compared to the first two days of advance voting in the 2015 election.
One idea for increasing turnout is to give voters the day off work. More than half of Canadians want Election Day to be a federal holiday, according to a recent Research Co. poll. An online poll of 1,000 adults in Canada last month found 58 per cent agree with making voting day a holiday, while 32 per cent are against the idea and 11 per cent are undecided.
Do you think Election Day should be a statutory holiday? Cast your ballot in our online poll.
Kawhi Leonard to play in Vancouver on Oct. 17
Ongoing project will tie Tofino and Ucluelet together with a paved cycling trail