Municipal Election

L-R: Councillor Tim Morrison celebrates his re-election to Esquimalt council with fellow winners Ken Armour, Mayor Barb Desjardins and Jane Vermeulen at Archie Browning Arena. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

UPDATE: Barb Desjardins clinches another win, will serve fourth term as Esquimalt mayor

Three new councillors will join three veterans at Esquimalt Township council

L-R: Councillor Tim Morrison celebrates his re-election to Esquimalt council with fellow winners Ken Armour, Mayor Barb Desjardins and Jane Vermeulen at Archie Browning Arena. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
ELECTION DAY: People flock to polling stations

ELECTION DAY: People flock to polling stations

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

  • Oct 20, 2018
ELECTION DAY: People flock to polling stations
Record breaking number of voters went to advance polls across Greater Victoria

Record breaking number of voters went to advance polls across Greater Victoria

Victoria’s advance voters have quadrupled in the past 10 years

Record breaking number of voters went to advance polls across Greater Victoria
Lisa Helps campaigners decided to adorn bikes with reminders to vote on Thursday. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Lisa Helps campaigners target downtown Victoria bikes for election ads

Flyers were hung off of parked bikes in the downtown area

Lisa Helps campaigners decided to adorn bikes with reminders to vote on Thursday. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
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)
Meet Your Candidates: Nine candidates vying for mayor’s seat in Victoria

Meet Your Candidates: Nine candidates vying for mayor’s seat in Victoria

Bike lanes, congestion, public consultation and more concerns voiced by candidates

  • Oct 16, 2018
Meet Your Candidates: Nine candidates vying for mayor’s seat in Victoria
Meet Your Candidates: Greater Victoria trustee candidates outline priorities

Meet Your Candidates: Greater Victoria trustee candidates outline priorities

Voters will elect nine trustees for the Greater Victoria School District

  • Oct 16, 2018
Meet Your Candidates: Greater Victoria trustee candidates outline priorities
Meet Your Candidates: City of Victoria council candidates outline their top initiatives

Meet Your Candidates: City of Victoria council candidates outline their top initiatives

Twenty-nine candidates face off for eight seats on council

  • Oct 16, 2018
Meet Your Candidates: City of Victoria council candidates outline their top initiatives
A humpback whale swims through Cape Lazo on Sept. 18. Photo by Peter Hamilton, Lifeforce Ocean Friends

Environmental all-candidates forum includes all running in the CRD

Issues addressed will include climate change, tanker traffic and resident killer whales

A humpback whale swims through Cape Lazo on Sept. 18. Photo by Peter Hamilton, Lifeforce Ocean Friends
Fair Vote Canada won’t be able to distribute this flyer within 100 feet of advanced voting locations in Saanich.

Fair Vote Canada reps say Saanich violating provincial voting directive

Group advocating for proportional referendum aren’t allowed to distribute flyers within 100 feet of polling stations

Fair Vote Canada won’t be able to distribute this flyer within 100 feet of advanced voting locations in Saanich.
Meet Your Candidates: Learn more about the Esquimalt council candidates

Meet Your Candidates: Learn more about the Esquimalt council candidates

We asked candidates what changes they would make in the municipality

  • Oct 15, 2018
Meet Your Candidates: Learn more about the Esquimalt council candidates
The City’s new app ‘Victoria Votes’ is free and can be downloaded for iOS or Android. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

City of Victoria launches voting app

‘Victoria Votes’ compiles candidate profiles, advance polling schedule, voter registration info

The City’s new app ‘Victoria Votes’ is free and can be downloaded for iOS or Android. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Sophie Verrier surveys the literature of candidates running in the 2018 municipal election Sunday during a breakfast hosted by Saanich Neighbourhood Place. Wolf Depner/News Staff

Saanich Neighbourhood Place serves up some politics with their pancakes

Local family resource and support centre aims to educate voters and politicians

Sophie Verrier surveys the literature of candidates running in the 2018 municipal election Sunday during a breakfast hosted by Saanich Neighbourhood Place. Wolf Depner/News Staff
Victoria mayoral candidates talk arts today

Victoria mayoral candidates talk arts today

The ProArt Alliance of Greater Victoria posts results of municipal candidate survey

  • Oct 12, 2018
Victoria mayoral candidates talk arts today
SD61 Facebook

Students challenge SD61 trustees at all-candidates meeting tonight

Topics on the agenda include public education and community relationships

SD61 Facebook
Wayne Salmon, here with grandson Beckett, was one of more than 1,500 Saanich residents, who cast their ballots in advanced voting Wednesday. (Wolf Depner/News staff)

Advance voting in Saanich tops 1,500 on first day

Figures from the District of Saanich show 1,514 Saanich residents availed themselves…

Wayne Salmon, here with grandson Beckett, was one of more than 1,500 Saanich residents, who cast their ballots in advanced voting Wednesday. (Wolf Depner/News staff)
Attendees of a mayoral candidates forum on how to solve homelessness in Greater Victoria packed the First Metropolitan Church, Tuesday. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Homelessness experts challenge Greater Victoria candidates on finding a fix

‘People are dying every week on our streets, and it’s not just the opioid crisis,’ Our Place executive director tells crowd of hundreds

Attendees of a mayoral candidates forum on how to solve homelessness in Greater Victoria packed the First Metropolitan Church, Tuesday. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Rob Duncan has dropped out of the mayoral race for the Victoria municipal election. (Submitted)

Victoria mayoral candidate Rob Duncan throws in the towel

Duncan endorses fellow candidate Michael Geoghegan because of ‘remarkably similar’ housing platforms

Rob Duncan has dropped out of the mayoral race for the Victoria municipal election. (Submitted)
An all-candidates public forum on housing, addressing issues related to residential rental and market housing in Victoria, will be held from 6 - 8:30 p.m. Oct.10 at the Atrium Building at 800 Yates St. (File photo)

All-candidates meeting on housing held at Atrium building

Forum to address issues related to residential rental and market housing in Victoria

An all-candidates public forum on housing, addressing issues related to residential rental and market housing in Victoria, will be held from 6 - 8:30 p.m. Oct.10 at the Atrium Building at 800 Yates St. (File photo)
Central Saanich candidates address the issues

Central Saanich candidates address the issues

Candidates call for safety improvements, more transportation networks and more

  • Oct 10, 2018
Central Saanich candidates address the issues