Election 2021

While voting for different candidates in this year’s federal election, Hazel and Ed Widenmaier of Central Saanich won’t let politics get in the way of their 56 years of marriage. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Competing political lawn signs won’t divide Central Saanich couple

Opposing views welcomed after 56 years of marriage

While voting for different candidates in this year’s federal election, Hazel and Ed Widenmaier of Central Saanich won’t let politics get in the way of their 56 years of marriage. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Duck Currie is running for the Communist Party of Canada in Saanich-Gulf Islands. (Courtesy of the Dock Currie campaign)

Communist candidate for Saanich-Gulf Islands says current crises require radical solutions

Dock Currie has no illusions about his chances but is excited to present his ideas

Duck Currie is running for the Communist Party of Canada in Saanich-Gulf Islands. (Courtesy of the Dock Currie campaign)
Tyson Strandlund, a masters student at UVic, has put down his name as the Communist candidate for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke. (Courtesy of Tyson Standlund)

Communist candidate in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke touts benefits of party for today’s dilemmas

Tyson Strandland – a descendant of Louie Riel – says membership has increased 50% in the last year

Tyson Strandlund, a masters student at UVic, has put down his name as the Communist candidate for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke. (Courtesy of Tyson Standlund)
Jordan Reichert is the Animal Protection Party candidate for Victoria. (Photo courtesy of Jordan Reichert)

Victoria’s Animal Protection Party candidate wants people, wildlife, planet at centre of federal policy

Canada needs a minister for animals to oversee and review their treatment, says Jordan Reichert

Jordan Reichert is the Animal Protection Party candidate for Victoria. (Photo courtesy of Jordan Reichert)
You can vote early at your designated polling station until the evening of Sept. 13 (Black Press Media file photo)

Advanced polling opens in Victoria from Sept. 10 to 13.

Early voters can visit their assigned polling station from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. until Monday.

You can vote early at your designated polling station until the evening of Sept. 13 (Black Press Media file photo)
Candidates in the 2021 federal election for the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding answer Black Press Media’s questions relating to current issues. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cowichan-Malahat-Langford candidates speak out on housing, climate and COVID-19

Part of Black Press Media’s coverage of the 2021 federal election

  • Sep 10, 2021
Candidates in the 2021 federal election for the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding answer Black Press Media’s questions relating to current issues. (Black Press Media file photo)
Candidates in the 2021 federal election for the Saanich-Gulf Islands riding answer Black Press Media’s questions relating to current issues. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich-Gulf Islands candidates speak out on housing, climate and COVID-19

Part of Black Press Media’s coverage of the 2021 federal election

  • Sep 10, 2021
Candidates in the 2021 federal election for the Saanich-Gulf Islands riding answer Black Press Media’s questions relating to current issues. (Black Press Media file photo)
Local real estate expert Leo Spalteholz analyzes the various parties’ election platforms around housing. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria housing analyst says solutions lay with province, local governments, not feds

Leo Spalteholz breaks down the major parties’ housing platforms in the 2021 election

Local real estate expert Leo Spalteholz analyzes the various parties’ election platforms around housing. (Black Press Media file photo)
Candidates in the 2021 federal election for the Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding answer Black Press Media’s questions relating to current issues. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke candidates speak out on housing, climate and COVID-19

Part of Black Press Media’s coverage of the 2021 federal election

  • Sep 9, 2021
Candidates in the 2021 federal election for the Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding answer Black Press Media’s questions relating to current issues. (Black Press Media file photo)
Jordan Reichert is the Animal Protection Party candidate for Victoria. (Photo courtesy of Jordan Reichert)

Victoria candidates speak out on housing, climate and COVID-19

In the runup to the Sept. 20 federal election, Black Press Media…

  • Sep 9, 2021
Jordan Reichert is the Animal Protection Party candidate for Victoria. (Photo courtesy of Jordan Reichert)
A mail-in ballot for the 2021 federal election. The last day to request a mail-in ballot is on Sept. 14, 2021, and Elections Canada must receive it by election day on Sept. 20, 2021. (Black Press Media files)

A guide to casting your federal election ballot in Greater Victoria

Voting options run Sept. 10 to 13 and Sept. 20

A mail-in ballot for the 2021 federal election. The last day to request a mail-in ballot is on Sept. 14, 2021, and Elections Canada must receive it by election day on Sept. 20, 2021. (Black Press Media files)
Parliament buildings in Ottawa. (Black Press file photo)

Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke candidates talk housing and more at chamber forum

Online forum a ‘non-confrontational’ discussion hosted by West Shore, Sooke chambers of commerce

Parliament buildings in Ottawa. (Black Press file photo)
Laura Frost (middle) with her sister, Elizabeth Johnson, husband Mark Frost and their dogs. (Contributed/Laura Frost campaign)

Gratitude for veterans inspired Conservative Laura Frost to join race in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke

‘I just really felt in my heart how much we owe this country, our veterans who have stood up for us’

  • Sep 8, 2021
Laura Frost (middle) with her sister, Elizabeth Johnson, husband Mark Frost and their dogs. (Contributed/Laura Frost campaign)
Nick Loughton is running as Green Party of Canada in the Victoria riding. (Photo courtesy of Nick Loughton)

Victoria Green Party candidate Nick Loughton fed up with inaction on climate, housing

Local law student frustrated enough to throw his hat in the ring for Greens

Nick Loughton is running as Green Party of Canada in the Victoria riding. (Photo courtesy of Nick Loughton)
Conservative Party of Canada leader Erin O’Toole holds up his party’s platform while addressing supporters Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Conservative leader says Island will be included in economic recovery plans

Erin O’Toole held rally Saturday, Sept. 4, at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre

Conservative Party of Canada leader Erin O’Toole holds up his party’s platform while addressing supporters Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Rob Anderson is running to represent Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke for the People’s Party of Canada. (Courtesy of Rob Anderson)

People’s Party candidate Rob Anderson looks to unite Canadians in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke

Former helicopter pilot talks lockdowns, vaccines and public rights and freedoms

Rob Anderson is running to represent Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke for the People’s Party of Canada. (Courtesy of Rob Anderson)
Randall Garrison is running for re-election in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke. (Submitted/Garrison Campaign)

Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke MP not done with Ottawa yet

Three-time NDP MP Randall Garrison hopes voters send him back to finish what he started

Randall Garrison is running for re-election in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke. (Submitted/Garrison Campaign)
People’s Party of Canada candidate for Victoria, John Randal Phipps. (Courtesy of John Randal Phipps)

People’s Party candidate John Randal Phipps would fight vaccine passports in Victoria

Kabuki Kabs founder’s 30 years of entrepreneurship informs his opinion

People’s Party of Canada candidate for Victoria, John Randal Phipps. (Courtesy of John Randal Phipps)
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, left to right, Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and debate moderator Pierre Bruneau pose for a photo during the first French leaders’ debate on Thursday, September 2, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Martin Chevalier - POOL

Leaders go on offensive in first campaign debate, focusing on pandemic, health care

Four party leaders went head to head in the first televised debate of the campaign Thursday night

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, left to right, Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and debate moderator Pierre Bruneau pose for a photo during the first French leaders’ debate on Thursday, September 2, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Martin Chevalier - POOL
Liberal Sherri Moore-Arbour (from left, top to bottom), incumbent Green Elizabeth May, New Democrat Sabina Singh and Conservative David Busch participated in the MicCHEK podcast hosted by Rob Shaw and Joe Perkins (top right) on Monday morning. (Screenshot)

Saanich Gulf-Islands candidates clash on environment, agree on high ferry, housing costs

May calls Trans-Mountain Pipeline an abomination, Moore-Arbour defends need for it

Liberal Sherri Moore-Arbour (from left, top to bottom), incumbent Green Elizabeth May, New Democrat Sabina Singh and Conservative David Busch participated in the MicCHEK podcast hosted by Rob Shaw and Joe Perkins (top right) on Monday morning. (Screenshot)