Municipal Election

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
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
Wayne Salmon, here with his grandson Beckett, was one of 6,941, who cast an early ballot during the 2018 municipal election. General election day is Saturday, Oct. 20 (Wolf Depner/News staff)

Advance poll turnout way up for Saturday’s election

Interest in voting early evident across Vancouver Island

Wayne Salmon, here with his grandson Beckett, was one of 6,941, who cast an early ballot during the 2018 municipal election. General election day is Saturday, Oct. 20 (Wolf Depner/News staff)
Courtenay mayor denounces Culture Guard endorsement

Courtenay mayor denounces Culture Guard endorsement

Larry Jangula has asked anti-SOGI group to remove him from their list

Courtenay mayor denounces Culture Guard endorsement
Balakrishna (Viraat) Thammanna is one of 40 candidates running for council in this week’s municipal election. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Globe-trotting soldier wants to serve on Nanaimo city council

Balakrishna (Viraat) Thammanna has skipped across the Rocky Mountains

Balakrishna (Viraat) Thammanna is one of 40 candidates running for council in this week’s municipal election. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
Mayor Richard Atwell (centre) is one of five members part of United for Saanich running in the upcoming municipal . Other members include Coun. Karen Harper, candidate Cory Montgomery, candidate Kathleen Burton and candidate Ian Jessop. United for Saanich is one of 62 electoral organizations running in the 2018 municipal election. Submitted.

United for Saanich among 62 slates running across British Columbia

The only communities outside Greater Victoria and the Lower Mainland featuring slates are Nelson and Sechelt

Mayor Richard Atwell (centre) is one of five members part of United for Saanich running in the upcoming municipal . Other members include Coun. Karen Harper, candidate Cory Montgomery, candidate Kathleen Burton and candidate Ian Jessop. United for Saanich is one of 62 electoral organizations running in the 2018 municipal election. Submitted.