Municipal election

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
Jordan Reichart has declared his intention to run for city council in Victoria. File contributed

Animal rights activist running for Victoria council

Jordan Reichert says he wants to use ‘animal inclusive politics’

Jordan Reichart has declared his intention to run for city council in Victoria. File contributed
Laurel Collins (left), Sharmarke Dubow, and Sarah Potts are all running for City council in the upcoming election. File contributed

Slate of candidates to run for City council

Together Victoria endorses rookie trio for Oct. 20 election

Laurel Collins (left), Sharmarke Dubow, and Sarah Potts are all running for City council in the upcoming election. File contributed
Victoria gets fourth mayoral candidate for fall election

Victoria gets fourth mayoral candidate for fall election

Sean Leitenberg to run against Rob Duncan, Gary Beyer and incumbent Lisa Helps

Victoria gets fourth mayoral candidate for fall election
B.C. Premier John Horgan takes questions outside his legislature office, April 25, 2018. (Black Press)

Municipal election loophole will be fixed, premier says

Union, corporate donations still allowed for slate party ‘operational’ needs

B.C. Premier John Horgan takes questions outside his legislature office, April 25, 2018. (Black Press)
Stephen Weller. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

UPDATE: Challenger to North Saanich mayor’s seat emerges

Businessman Stephen Weller promoting measured growth over the long term

Stephen Weller. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Cotton reusable bag given out by B.C. Liquor Stores 20 years ago. It’s never been entirely clear how plastic bags threaten the Vancouver Island marmot or the burrowing owl. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. VIEWS: Politicians pose on plastic bags

Virtue signalling distracts from local government performance

Cotton reusable bag given out by B.C. Liquor Stores 20 years ago. It’s never been entirely clear how plastic bags threaten the Vancouver Island marmot or the burrowing owl. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson battles with opposition in question period, B.C. legislature, November 2017. (Hansard TV)

B.C. VIEWS: Big money and local elections

Slates discouraged in civic politics, unions get green light

Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson battles with opposition in question period, B.C. legislature, November 2017. (Hansard TV)
Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson (B.C. government)

NDP moves to limit local election money

Selina Robinson’s bans corporate, union donations

Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson (B.C. government)