Election 2022

Gregor Craigie interviews Mayor Kevin Murdoch, who runs unopposed for the mayoral seat this election, ahead of an all-candidates meeting focused on reconciliation. (Rick Marshall photo)

9 vie for 6 council seats in Oak Bay

All-candidates meetings set for Sept. 28, Oct. 7

 

Corinne Saad, executive director of Gorge View Society, discusses the joint list of calls to action during a media event on Sept. 22 at the Camas Gardens Supportive Housing Site in Victoria. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Housing crisis takes centre stage in Greater Victoria

Non-profit housing providers give calls to action ahead of elections

 

Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside and partners in provincial K-12 education issued a statement on Sept. 16, 2022 in support of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) policy. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. Education Minister and partners in K-12 education issue statement in support of SOGI

Statement on inclusive policy comes 1 day before election campaign to elect school board trustees

 

Nominations have closed for the next civic election to be held on Oct. 15, 2022. The official campaign period begins Sept .17. (Photo courtesy of Elections BC)
Nominations have closed for the next civic election to be held on Oct. 15, 2022. The official campaign period begins Sept .17. (Photo courtesy of Elections BC)
The Community Association of Oak Bay, which fundraised and commissioned the Sno’uyutth welcome pole outside Oak Bay High, is among the partners of ReconciliACTION Oak Bay. The cooperative hosts a reconciliation-focused all-candidates meeting Sept. 18. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay groups host election all-candidates meeting focused on reconciliation

Sept. 18 meeting starts at 7 p.m. with streamed option available

The Community Association of Oak Bay, which fundraised and commissioned the Sno’uyutth welcome pole outside Oak Bay High, is among the partners of ReconciliACTION Oak Bay. The cooperative hosts a reconciliation-focused all-candidates meeting Sept. 18. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
School districts are holding elections for trustees, who will work on the school district boards. (Black Press Media file photo)

Who is running for school trustee in SD61, SD62, SD63?

School trustee candidates are on the ballot on general voting day Oct. 15

School districts are holding elections for trustees, who will work on the school district boards. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colwood’s all-candidates meeting is on Oct. 7 at Church of the Advent, 510 Mount View Ave., at 7 p.m. (Google Maps photo)
Colwood’s all-candidates meeting is on Oct. 7 at Church of the Advent, 510 Mount View Ave., at 7 p.m. (Google Maps photo)
With almost all of the current mayor and councillors not returning, a large field of candidates is looking to join municipal politics in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Long list of candidates looking to fill Victoria council seats

Eight candidates eye mayor chair while 37 vie for councillor positions

With almost all of the current mayor and councillors not returning, a large field of candidates is looking to join municipal politics in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Esquimalt voters head to the polls to select the new council on Oct. 15 with advance polls and mail-in voting also available. (Black Press Media file photo)

One candidate will be out of luck in Esquimalt’s mayor and councillor races

The township has just enough candidates to make it a race ahead of the Oct. 15 election

Esquimalt voters head to the polls to select the new council on Oct. 15 with advance polls and mail-in voting also available. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Who’s running for council on the West Shore?

Council candidates gear up for Oct. 15 election

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Three candidates will be running for the open mayor’s chair in North Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney and Central Saanich won’t see a race for mayor

North Saanich, meanwhile, will see three candidates run for open mayor’s chair

Three candidates will be running for the open mayor’s chair in North Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)
The North Saanich Residents Association will hold an all-candidates forum Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Saanich Peninsula Presbyterian Church in the 9000-block of East Saanich Road as voters prepare to elect a new council on Oct. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich Peninsula Presbyterian Church to hold all-candidates meeting in North Saanich

North Saanich Residents Association is holding event Sept. 28 starting at 7 p.m.

The North Saanich Residents Association will hold an all-candidates forum Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Saanich Peninsula Presbyterian Church in the 9000-block of East Saanich Road as voters prepare to elect a new council on Oct. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
Hand of a person casting a vote into the ballot box during elections

Sooke Municipal Election 2022: Who’s running?

Nominations for the civic elections on Oct. 15 closed Friday. Here’s a list of candidates.

Hand of a person casting a vote into the ballot box during elections
The candidate nomination period for the 2022 general election closes on Sept. 9. General voting day is Oct. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford slated for election battle

Two slates, three independent candidates face off with time still left for others to come forward

The candidate nomination period for the 2022 general election closes on Sept. 9. General voting day is Oct. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
Late morning view southward over the top of Victoria city hall, as seen from the top of the Fisgard Street parkade. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘A cure for cynicism:’ Experts explain why voting in municipal election is important

Cities shape daily experiences, prepare for emergencies and do politics differently

Late morning view southward over the top of Victoria city hall, as seen from the top of the Fisgard Street parkade. (Black Press Media file photo)
Central Saanich, North Saanich and Sidney host an information session for would-be municipal council candidates at Greenglade Community Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich Peninsula municipalities host joint information session for potential candidates

Session scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. July 14 at Greenglade Community Centre

Central Saanich, North Saanich and Sidney host an information session for would-be municipal council candidates at Greenglade Community Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)
Some voting stations had line-ups on the 2018 municipal election on general voting day. The City of Victoria says registering with Elections BC before Oct. 15 will make voting faster. (Black Press Media file photo)

How to vote and your ballot options for the upcoming municipal election

Registering to vote, voting by mail, counting ballots and accessibility in Victoria

Some voting stations had line-ups on the 2018 municipal election on general voting day. The City of Victoria says registering with Elections BC before Oct. 15 will make voting faster. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay’s municipal hall as pictured in May 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

All Oak Bay voters can use mail-in ballots in upcoming municipal election

Details about requesting a mail ballot package to be released closer to election

Oak Bay’s municipal hall as pictured in May 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
All voters will be eligible to cast their ballots by mail in the upcoming municipal and school trustee elections this fall. (Black Press Media file photo)

All Saanich Peninsula voters eligible to cast ballots by mail in fall elections

Sidney, North Saanich confirm changes with Central Saanich to follow

All voters will be eligible to cast their ballots by mail in the upcoming municipal and school trustee elections this fall. (Black Press Media file photo)
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