Municipal election

Nick Dickinson-Wilde is seeking Sooke council seat. “I will be looking at all questions with an environmental lens,” he says. (Contributed - Nick Dickinson-Wilde)

Sooke council race takes shape as another candidate declares

Local businessman Nick Dickinson-Wilde eyes housing as an issue

 

Sooke council: elected in 2018. (File - District of Sooke)

Four Sooke council members will run for re-election in October

It doesn’t look like there’s a lack of political ambition in Sooke.…

 

Retired Langley East MLA Rich Coleman has registered a civic party for the Langley Township municipal election and is ‘seriously’ considering a run for mayor (file)

Former B.C. solicitor-general Rich Coleman is returning to politics

Retired MLA registers party for election, is considering running for Langley Township mayor

 

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)

Victoria now has a mayoral race on its hands

Coun. Marianne Alto throws hat in ring for 2022 election, joining Coun. Stephen Andrew

Langford Coun. Lillian Szpak said she has no plans to run for mayor in this year’s municipal election. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford Coun. Lillian Szpak rules out mayoral run in 2022

20-year councillor yet to decide whether to run for re-election to council again

Langford Coun. Lillian Szpak said she has no plans to run for mayor in this year’s municipal election. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre, seen here seen during the 2021 provincial election, will be the voting site for the 2022 municipal election. (Black Press Media file photo)

Veteran election official to oversee 2022 vote in Sidney

Sandi Nelson, helped by Christa Baxter, will guide process for a sixth consecutive time

Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre, seen here seen during the 2021 provincial election, will be the voting site for the 2022 municipal election. (Black Press Media file photo)
What does it take to successfully win a seat in this room? Current, new and past city councilors chime in. Mirror File Photo

So you want to run for a Vancouver Island city council?

New, current and past city councilors chime in on what it takes to win a municipal election

What does it take to successfully win a seat in this room? Current, new and past city councilors chime in. Mirror File Photo
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)
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)
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
Meet Your Candidates: Greater Victoria trustee candidates outline priorities

Meet Your Candidates: Greater Victoria trustee candidates outline priorities

Voters will elect nine trustees for the Greater Victoria School District

  • Oct 16, 2018
Meet Your Candidates: Greater Victoria trustee candidates outline priorities
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
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)
In the District of Highlands, there is no need for an election as Mayor Ken Williams (far right) will be acclaimed and six candidates will vie for six council seats. (Courtesy District of Highlands)

Four Greater Victoria mayors to be acclaimed in fall election

No election in District of Highlands with six council candidates up for six seats

In the District of Highlands, there is no need for an election as Mayor Ken Williams (far right) will be acclaimed and six candidates will vie for six council seats. (Courtesy District of Highlands)
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
(Photo by Dawn Gibson/Victoria News)

EDITORIAL: How many candidates is too many for voters?

Victoria residents have eight mayoral candidates to choose from next month

(Photo by Dawn Gibson/Victoria News)