Municipal Election

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
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

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

Lucia Espino recently moved a couple block, shifting from Victoria to Saanich, and as a result was unable to vote for either municipality. (File contributed/Lucia Espino)

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 block, shifting from Victoria to Saanich, and as a result was unable to vote for either municipality. (File contributed/Lucia Espino)
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
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Mayco Noel, far left, is Ucluelet’s new mayor after besting challengers, Randy Oliwa, Kevin Cortes and Bill Irving. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Mayco Noel voted Ucluelet’s new mayor

“I’m delighted. I’m overwhelmed, emotional and I’m just ecstatic.”

Mayco Noel, far left, is Ucluelet’s new mayor after besting challengers, Randy Oliwa, Kevin Cortes and Bill Irving. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
Parksville’s new mayor Ed Mayne congratulates new councillor Adam Fras. — Michael Briones photo
Parksville’s new mayor Ed Mayne congratulates new councillor Adam Fras. — Michael Briones photo
Michelle Staples is Duncan’s new mayor.

Staples to lead fresh-faced council in Duncan

It felt like a ghost town in the City of Duncan on…

Michelle Staples is Duncan’s new mayor.
Al Siebring new mayor of North Cowichan

Al Siebring new mayor of North Cowichan

Siebringwon the mayor’s position with 3,017 votes, just 10 votes ahead of incumbent Jon Lefebure

Al Siebring new mayor of North Cowichan
Josie Osborne has been re-elected to a third term as Tofino’s mayor.

Tofino mayor Josie Osborne re-elected

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be able to serve my community for another four years.”

Josie Osborne has been re-elected to a third term as Tofino’s mayor.
Sharie Minions has been named the new mayor of Port Alberni. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Sharie Minions named Port Alberni mayor

Haggard, Solda, Washington, Poon, Paulson and Corbeil named councillors

Sharie Minions has been named the new mayor of Port Alberni. SUBMITTED PHOTO
UPDATED: Russ Arnott elected as Comox mayor; mix of new and experienced councillors voted to the town
UPDATED: Russ Arnott elected as Comox mayor; mix of new and experienced councillors voted to the town
Bob Wells, pictured at the Filberg Centre Saturday night, has been elected mayor of Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo
Bob Wells, pictured at the Filberg Centre Saturday night, has been elected mayor of Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo
Lisa Helps re-elected as mayor of Victoria

Lisa Helps re-elected as mayor of Victoria

Nine people were seeking the mayor’s seat for the City of Victoria and 29 candidates hoped to be chosen for council

Lisa Helps re-elected as mayor of Victoria
Mayor-elect Leonard Krog, right, makes a speech at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre on Saturday night. CHRIS BUSH/The NEWS BULLETIN

Krog voted in as Nanaimo’s next mayor

‘I think we’re going to have a very good council, maybe even a great council’

Mayor-elect Leonard Krog, right, makes a speech at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre on Saturday night. CHRIS BUSH/The NEWS BULLETIN
Ladysmith voters elect 5 new faces to town council

Ladysmith voters elect 5 new faces to town council

Voters overwhelmingly support referendum questions

Ladysmith voters elect 5 new faces to town council
Mayoral results from across B.C.

Mayoral results from across B.C.

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

Mayoral results from across B.C.
Record breaking number of voters went to advance polls across Greater Victoria

Record breaking number of voters went to advance polls across Greater Victoria

Victoria’s advance voters have quadrupled in the past 10 years

Record breaking number of voters went to advance polls across Greater Victoria
Anxiety amongst voters on amalgamation referendum

Anxiety amongst voters on amalgamation referendum

Non-binding referendum asks Victoria and Saanich residents to endorse citizens’ assembly

Anxiety amongst voters on amalgamation referendum