Municipal Election

Advance voting begins Oct. 10 in Greater Victoria

Advance voting begins Oct. 10 in Greater Victoria

The polls open at 8 a.m. for the 2018 municipal election with the general election taking place Oct. 20

Advance voting begins Oct. 10 in Greater Victoria
David Foster endorsed Victoria mayoral candidate Mike Geoghegan in a video on Thanksgiving weekend. (Youtube)

David Foster endorses Victoria mayoral candidate

Video endorsement of Mike Geoghegan posted on Thanksgiving weekend

David Foster endorsed Victoria mayoral candidate Mike Geoghegan in a video on Thanksgiving weekend. (Youtube)
B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks to local politicians at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler, Sept. 14, 2018. (UBCM)

B.C.’s new municipal election finance laws getting their first test

Vancouver shows loopholes for early spending, union support

B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks to local politicians at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler, Sept. 14, 2018. (UBCM)
There are several opportunities to speak with mayoral and council candidates before the upcoming election. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Upcoming meetings held for Victoria residents to meet mayoral and council candidates

There are several discussions planned in the upcoming weeks before the municipal election

There are several opportunities to speak with mayoral and council candidates before the upcoming election. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Tent city campers have moved to David Shebib’s residence in Saanich (Sam Seera’s property), after leaving Goldstream campground Oct. 2. (Travis Paterson/News staff)

Absent Saanich mayoral candidate subject of all-candidates forum

David Shebib missed the third straight all-candidates’ forum, but nonetheless generated attention

Tent city campers have moved to David Shebib’s residence in Saanich (Sam Seera’s property), after leaving Goldstream campground Oct. 2. (Travis Paterson/News staff)
Victoria city councillor Pam Madoff stands to address the crowd during an all-candidates meeting hosted by the Victoria Disability Resource Centre Monday at the Church of Truth in James Bay. (Kristyn Anthony/News Staff)

‘We live in an ableist society,’ Victoria candidates debate how to approach accessibility

All-candidates meeting hosted by Victoria Disability Resource Centre draws unanimous conclusion – city needs to do better

Victoria city councillor Pam Madoff stands to address the crowd during an all-candidates meeting hosted by the Victoria Disability Resource Centre Monday at the Church of Truth in James Bay. (Kristyn Anthony/News Staff)
Residents will hear how candidates propose to make Victoria more inclusive for people of all abilities at the Oct. 1 candidate forum hosted by the Victoria Disability Resource Centre. News files

Victoria Disability Resource Centre holds candidate forum to discuss accessibility

Mayoral and council candidates to present platforms, participate in public Q&A

Residents will hear how candidates propose to make Victoria more inclusive for people of all abilities at the Oct. 1 candidate forum hosted by the Victoria Disability Resource Centre. News files
Maja Tait answered resident’s questions at the speed-dating format meet-and-greet. (Tim Collins/Sooke News Mirror)

Speed-dating format spotlights Sooke candidates

Meet-and-greet with a time limit held at Sooke Community Hall

Maja Tait answered resident’s questions at the speed-dating format meet-and-greet. (Tim Collins/Sooke News Mirror)
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)
Mayor Richard Atwell and Coun. Fred Haynes, here seen in 2014 when voters elected them, will face off Wednesday during an all-candidates forum in Saanich’s Cadboro Bay neighbourhood. They remain embroiled in a legal dispute over a question concerning Atwell’s association with Amalgamation Yes.
Mayor Richard Atwell and Coun. Fred Haynes, here seen in 2014 when voters elected them, will face off Wednesday during an all-candidates forum in Saanich’s Cadboro Bay neighbourhood. They remain embroiled in a legal dispute over a question concerning Atwell’s association with Amalgamation Yes.
Editorial: Everywhere a sign

Editorial: Everywhere a sign

Are elections signs really a good idea?

  • Sep 25, 2018
Editorial: Everywhere a sign
Mayoral candidate Rob Wickson, long time president of the Gorge Tillicum Community Association, would be open to the introduction of a ward system. Submitted

Saanich mayoral candidate open to the idea of wards

Rob Wickson says it would be an “interesting question” to explore, while hedging his bets

Mayoral candidate Rob Wickson, long time president of the Gorge Tillicum Community Association, would be open to the introduction of a ward system. Submitted
It’s official: B.C.’s civic election campaign period kicks off
It’s official: B.C.’s civic election campaign period kicks off
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)
Coun. Fred Haynes (left) and Mayor Richard Atwell (right), here appearing with Nagasaki nuclear holocaust survivor and prisoner of war Rudi Hoenson in August 2017, will face each other Thursday during the first all-candidates’ forum to be held in Saanich. Black Press/File

Saanich mayoral candidates in middle of legal dispute prepare for first face off

Mayor Richard Atwell and Coun. Fred Haynes will be among four mayoral candidates Thursday’s forum

Coun. Fred Haynes (left) and Mayor Richard Atwell (right), here appearing with Nagasaki nuclear holocaust survivor and prisoner of war Rudi Hoenson in August 2017, will face each other Thursday during the first all-candidates’ forum to be held in Saanich. Black Press/File
Mayor Richard Atwell and Coun. Fred Haynes — here seen in 2014 when voters first elected them — will face off later this week in an all-candidates forum as they remain embroiled in a legal dispute over Haynes’ claims concerning Atwell’s association with Amalgamation Yes.

Saanich Mayor insists he never served as director of Amalgamation Yes

Mayoral rival Coun. Fred Haynes questions Richard Atwell’s defensiveness

Mayor Richard Atwell and Coun. Fred Haynes — here seen in 2014 when voters first elected them — will face off later this week in an all-candidates forum as they remain embroiled in a legal dispute over Haynes’ claims concerning Atwell’s association with Amalgamation Yes.
Two advance voting opportunities will be available in Esquimalt Oct. 10 and 17 at Municipal Hall, ahead of election day Oct. 20. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

What you need to know about voting in the Oct. 20 election in Esquimalt

Two advance voting opportunities available to elect six councillors, nine school board trustees, one mayor

Two advance voting opportunities will be available in Esquimalt Oct. 10 and 17 at Municipal Hall, ahead of election day Oct. 20. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Sean Leitenberg has switched from running for mayor to running for council in the Oct. 20 municipal election. File contributed

Victoria mayoral candidate switches over to run for council

Sean Leitenberg says time on council would help him prepare to be mayor in the future

Sean Leitenberg has switched from running for mayor to running for council in the Oct. 20 municipal election. File contributed
Ten mayoral candidates and 29 council candidates are the final numbers for the upcoming municipal election. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

40 people aim to be mayor or councillor in Victoria municipal election

The final list of candidates for the Oct. 20 election has been released

Ten mayoral candidates and 29 council candidates are the final numbers for the upcoming municipal election. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Rob Wickson, who is running against incumbent Mayor Richard Atwell and Coun. Fred Haynes, said the legal dispute between his two competitors is taking away the focus from policy.

Saanich mayoral candidate says dispute between rival takes away from policy issues

Rob Wickson says dispute between Mayor Richard Atwell and Coun. Fred Haynes distracts.

Rob Wickson, who is running against incumbent Mayor Richard Atwell and Coun. Fred Haynes, said the legal dispute between his two competitors is taking away the focus from policy.