Municipal Election

Esquimalt mayoral candidate John Roe says he swims in the Gorge Waterway most afternoons, having spent the better part of 20 years helping to make sure it’s safe to do so. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

‘Gorge Guy’ hangs his hat on mayoral race in Esquimalt

Longtime environmental conservationist John Roe determined to fix Township’s aging infrastructure

Esquimalt mayoral candidate John Roe says he swims in the Gorge Waterway most afternoons, having spent the better part of 20 years helping to make sure it’s safe to do so. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Ryan “RyMo” Moen has joined an already busy Victoria mayoral race. File contributed

New Victoria mayoral candidate has a simple message: get out and vote

Ryan “RyMo” Moen plans to remind people of democratic process

Ryan “RyMo” Moen has joined an already busy Victoria mayoral race. File contributed
Notification cards are in the mail this month. (Elections BC)

Voter registration push begins for B.C. referendum

Province-wide notification coming for mail-in vote

Notification cards are in the mail this month. (Elections BC)
Gorge Tillicum’s Rob Wickson running for mayor of Saanich

Gorge Tillicum’s Rob Wickson running for mayor of Saanich

Saanich needs leadership, says former Gorge Tillicum president

Gorge Tillicum’s Rob Wickson running for mayor of Saanich
Incumbent Mayor Lisa Helps chats with her supporters at her Fort Street campaign headquarters Aug. 7. Helps recently announced details of her official campaign. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Mayor Lisa Helps prioritizes speed limits, garden suites at campaign launch

Incumbent mayor announces two commitments as campaign for re-election kicks off

Incumbent Mayor Lisa Helps chats with her supporters at her Fort Street campaign headquarters Aug. 7. Helps recently announced details of her official campaign. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Who’s running for Saanich mayor and council? Check here

Who’s running for Saanich mayor and council? Check here

Keep up to date on who’s running for Saanich mayor and council in 2018

Who’s running for Saanich mayor and council? Check here
Longtime local business owner Gary Beyer announced May 29 he intends to run in the Oct. 2018 Victoria mayoral race, but announced on his campaign website that he will be stepping down. Christian Stewart photo

Gary Beyer bows out of Victoria’s mayoral candidate race

The local businessman said other credible candidates have stepped forward

Longtime local business owner Gary Beyer announced May 29 he intends to run in the Oct. 2018 Victoria mayoral race, but announced on his campaign website that he will be stepping down. Christian Stewart photo
Longtime Fernwood resident Bruce McGuigan is running for mayor because of what he calls a lack of transparency and good decision making at city hall. Photo contributed

VIU sociology professor joins mayoral race in Victoria

‘Lack of transparency, good decision making’ prompts Bruce McGuigan to announce candidacy

Longtime Fernwood resident Bruce McGuigan is running for mayor because of what he calls a lack of transparency and good decision making at city hall. Photo contributed
Michael Geoghegan announces his candidacy in the rose garden at the B.C. legislature. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

‘Lack of leadership’ prompts former Saanich council hopeful to run for mayor of Victoria

Mike Geoghegan supports high density housing, financial breaks for small business

Michael Geoghegan announces his candidacy in the rose garden at the B.C. legislature. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Nomination period kicks off for B.C.’s 2018 municipal elections
Nomination period kicks off for B.C.’s 2018 municipal elections
Nomination packages available for 2018 civic election

Nomination packages available for 2018 civic election

Potential candidates must submit paperwork to their local city hall between Sept. 4 and 14th

Nomination packages available for 2018 civic election
Clockwise from top left: Jacob Helliwell, Ken Armour, Chris Munkacsi and Jane Vermeulen will all be on the ballot Oct. 20 vying for a seat on Esquimalt town council. Photo contributed

Four council candidates step up to the plate in Esquimalt

With half the seats on council vacated, significant change is imminent in the Township

Clockwise from top left: Jacob Helliwell, Ken Armour, Chris Munkacsi and Jane Vermeulen will all be on the ballot Oct. 20 vying for a seat on Esquimalt town council. Photo contributed
Longtime cannabis activist Ted Smith is running for a seat on Victoria city council in the upcoming municipal election, Oct. 20. Photo contributed

Longtime Victoria cannabis activist wants to bring expertise to council table

Ted Smith: ‘Lack of affordable housing the most pressing issue in 2018 municipal election’

Longtime cannabis activist Ted Smith is running for a seat on Victoria city council in the upcoming municipal election, Oct. 20. Photo contributed
Mayor Richard Atwell (centre) is one of five members part of United for Saanich running in the upcoming municipal election. Other members include Coun. Karen Harper and candidates Cory Montgomery, Kathleen Burton and Ian Jessop.                                 Photo submitted

Mayor heads Saanich slate

Mayor Richard Atwell joins five-person political slate for Oct. 20 municipal election

Mayor Richard Atwell (centre) is one of five members part of United for Saanich running in the upcoming municipal election. Other members include Coun. Karen Harper and candidates Cory Montgomery, Kathleen Burton and Ian Jessop.                                 Photo submitted
Coun. Margaret Lucas (left) and Coun. Chris Coleman have both announced that they will not be running for City Council again. File photo

Victoria councillors Coleman, Lucas not running for re-election this fall

Council veteran Chris Coleman, one-term rep Margaret Lucas only two incumbents stepping down

Coun. Margaret Lucas (left) and Coun. Chris Coleman have both announced that they will not be running for City Council again. File photo
Downtown businessman Krzysztof “Chris” Zmuda has joined the race for Victoria council’s top job.                                File contributed

Local businessman steps forward as sixth mayoral candidate for Victoria

Deli owner Krzysztof “Chris” Zmuda’s says his shop suffered from being in a ‘cannabis sandwich’

Downtown businessman Krzysztof “Chris” Zmuda has joined the race for Victoria council’s top job.                                File contributed
Stephen Hammond (left) has declared he wants to run for mayor, and Randie Johal, Andrew Reeve and Gary Alberts declared they want to run for city council. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

New Victoria mayoral candidate, three more council candidates step forward

Four people from NewCouncil.ca jump into the race for the Oct. 2018 municipal election

Stephen Hammond (left) has declared he wants to run for mayor, and Randie Johal, Andrew Reeve and Gary Alberts declared they want to run for city council. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Marg Gardiner (left) and Gary Alberts have come forward as to run for a seat on Victoria city counci in the Oct. 20 municipal election. Photo contributed

Two new candidates step forward for Victoria city council

Marg Gardiner and Gary Alberts will join the municipal election this October

Marg Gardiner (left) and Gary Alberts have come forward as to run for a seat on Victoria city counci in the Oct. 20 municipal election. Photo contributed
Anna King is running for Victoria city council because she doesn’t feel represented as a young, female person from a minority group. Photo contributed

Victoria millennial hops into city council race

Anna King to run in fall election to ensure others like her are represented at the table

Anna King is running for Victoria city council because she doesn’t feel represented as a young, female person from a minority group. Photo contributed
Incumbent Mayor Lisa Helps chats with Tracy James (right) and other supporters at her Fort Street campaign headquarters Aug. 7. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Lisa Helps opens campaign headquarters, a ‘space for the community’

Mayor and team park office on Fort Street to support merchants hit hard by bike lane construction

Incumbent Mayor Lisa Helps chats with Tracy James (right) and other supporters at her Fort Street campaign headquarters Aug. 7. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS