Municipal Election

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Sooke mayoral candidates debate development and green space at election forum

Issues of development and green space dominated a civic election forum on…

Mayor Maja Tait is seeking a third term as the mayor of Sooke. In addition to her mayoralty duties over the last eight years, she’s also served on the Union of B.C. Municipalities and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. (File - UBCM)

Maja Tait hopes for third term as Sooke’s mayor

‘Local government is all about the people,’ she says

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In Sooke, mayoralty candidate cites division for decision to withdraw from race

Climate action, draft OCP and growth key issues for William Wallace

Sooke School District trustees Margot Swinburnson and Bob Phillips, who have almost 50 years of service, have decided not to seek re-election. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)

Seven-term trustees bid adieu in Sooke

Bob Phillips and Margot Swinburnson stepping down as trustees

Sooke School District trustees Margot Swinburnson and Bob Phillips, who have almost 50 years of service, have decided not to seek re-election. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
Steve Anderson has declared his candidacy for a set on Sooke Council. (Photo-contributed)

Lifelong Sooke resident makes council pitch

Steve Anderson is an active participant in social outreach, planning community events and performing arts

Steve Anderson has declared his candidacy for a set on Sooke Council. (Photo-contributed)
Anna Russell is running for Sooke district council in this fall’s municipal election. (Submitted)

Anna Russell announces bid for Sooke council

She wants to represent those who want to protect community’s rural nature, small-town feel

Anna Russell is running for Sooke district council in this fall’s municipal election. (Submitted)
Trevor Paul has announced a bid for council. The civic election is on Oct. 15. (Contributed - Laura Bryant)
Trevor Paul has announced a bid for council. The civic election is on Oct. 15. (Contributed - Laura Bryant)
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

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: 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.…

Sooke council: elected in 2018. (File - District of Sooke)
Sooke council candidate withdraws from race

Sooke council candidate withdraws from race

Sooke council candidate withdraws from race

Sooke council candidate withdraws from race
Michelle Staples is the first female mayor in Duncan’s history. Cowichan Citizen/file

Gender equity closer on Vancouver Island councils

Islanders elected 42 per cent women to their councils this fall.

  • Oct 30, 2018
Michelle Staples is the first female mayor in Duncan’s history. Cowichan Citizen/file
Challenger Harry Gough and incumbent Cindy Fortin were tied in votes following a recount of the Oct 20 Peachland mayoral election result. So a B.C. judge had to draw the name of the winner and she drew Fortin’s name. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Incumbent’s name drawn to settle who will be Peachland’s next mayor

B.C. judge draws incumbent Cindy Fortin’s name to settle tied mayoral vote

Challenger Harry Gough and incumbent Cindy Fortin were tied in votes following a recount of the Oct 20 Peachland mayoral election result. So a B.C. judge had to draw the name of the winner and she drew Fortin’s name. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
Voter turnout breaks 10-year record in Victoria

Voter turnout breaks 10-year record in Victoria

Nearly 45 per cent of eligible Victoria voters cast ballots in the 2018 municipal election

Voter turnout breaks 10-year record in Victoria
Michael Geoghegan cam in third in the municipal election. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria mayoral candidate Mike Geoghegan offers concession statement

Geoghegan came in third after Mayor Lisa Helps and Stephen Hammond

Michael Geoghegan cam in third in the municipal election. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Lisa Helps at her election party headquarters after the polls closed in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Women make up nearly 50 per cent of Greater Victoria councillors

Ten councils in Greater Victoria elected women for at least half of their seats

Lisa Helps at her election party headquarters after the polls closed in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Gery Lemon is the only new face on the Town of View Royal’s council after the Oct. 20 municipal election. (Submitted)

Gery Lemon adds woman’s perspective to View Royal council

New council-elect ready to work with incumbent councillors and mayor

Gery Lemon is the only new face on the Town of View Royal’s council after the Oct. 20 municipal election. (Submitted)
Lucia Espino recently moved a couple blocks, shifting from Victoria to Saanich, and as a result was unable to vote in either municipality. (Contributed)

Victoria resident unable to vote after a move across the Saanich border

Lucia Espino moved just a few blocks, but unable to vote in either municipality

Lucia Espino recently moved a couple blocks, shifting from Victoria to Saanich, and as a result was unable to vote in either municipality. (Contributed)
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)
Jane Jones, left, encouraged her daughter Connie Watts to run for school board trustee. Now Jones is off the board and Watts will take her seat. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Mother passes school trustee torch to daughter in Port Alberni

Jane Jones loses after one term, but proud of her daughter Connie Watts

Jane Jones, left, encouraged her daughter Connie Watts to run for school board trustee. Now Jones is off the board and Watts will take her seat. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Voters in Saanich and Victoria support creation of citizens’ assembly on amalgamation

Voters in Saanich and Victoria support creation of citizens’ assembly on amalgamation

Group will continue to keep pressure on Victoria and Saanich councils after amalgamation referendum

Voters in Saanich and Victoria support creation of citizens’ assembly on amalgamation