Municipal Election

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

Incumbent mayors in Victoria, Esquimalt retain their roles

A high voter turnout saw the mayors unchanged, but new faces on both councils

Lisa Helps at her election party headquarters after the polls closed in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
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
New faces elected to Greater Victoria school district
New faces elected to Greater Victoria school district
UPDATE: Lisa Helps re-elected as mayor of Victoria

UPDATE: Lisa Helps re-elected as mayor of Victoria

Nine people were seeking the mayor’s seat for the City of Victoria and 29 candidates hoped to be chosen for council

UPDATE: Lisa Helps re-elected as mayor of Victoria
Last chance to vote in 2018 municipal election

Last chance to vote in 2018 municipal election

Polls close Saturday night at 8 p.m. for mayoral, councillor and school board

Last chance to vote in 2018 municipal election
Voters in Saanich have come out in a steady stream today, but especially at the District’s four community recreation centres. Don Descoteau/Black Press

CIVIC ELECTION: Large voter turnout seen in Saanich, Oak Bay

Rec centres as polling places boosts numbers in Saanich, advance voting soars in Oak Bay

Voters in Saanich have come out in a steady stream today, but especially at the District’s four community recreation centres. Don Descoteau/Black Press
Mayoral results from across B.C.

Mayoral results from across B.C.

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

Mayoral results from across B.C.
The presiding officer at the polling station in Langford checks to make sure voters are registered before they get into the voting area. (Lindsey Horsting/News staff)
The presiding officer at the polling station in Langford checks to make sure voters are registered before they get into the voting area. (Lindsey Horsting/News staff)
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)