Municipal election

City of Fernie city hall. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

‘I’m so excited to be out of this room’: Departing BC councillor laments experience as elected official

Morgan Pulsifer said he was disappointed by the way city staff, elected officials and service workers were treated in Fernie

 

British Columbia's provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday Jul. 3, 2020. Municipal elections are still more than a month away, but mayors for dozens of communities across B.C. have already won by acclamation after standing unopposed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

37 B.C. mayors win by acclamation after standing unopposed

In 2018, 36 B.C. mayors were elected without contest

 

Mission city hall (File photo)

List of Mission election candidates has been finalized

24 people step forward for council and board of education

 

Mission mayoral candidate Dustin Hiles with former B.C. premier Christy Clark. Submitted photo.

Former B.C. premier Christy Clark backs anti-abortion candidate for Mission mayoral seat

Dustin Hiles also has endorsement from Campaign Life Coalition

Mission mayoral candidate Dustin Hiles with former B.C. premier Christy Clark. Submitted photo.
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

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)
Arsh Dhaliwal grew up heavily involved in athletics in Mission, earning a scholarship to play football . / Submitted Photo

Arsh Dhaliwal running for Mission city council

Dhaliwal has a master’s degree specializing in banking and finance law from the University of London

  • Jul 26, 2022
Arsh Dhaliwal grew up heavily involved in athletics in Mission, earning a scholarship to play football . / Submitted Photo
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 B.C. 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)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum presenting his State of the City address on June 1. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Safe Surrey Coalition promises to bring SkyTrain to Newton if re-elected

Brenda Locke, of Surrey Connect, calls the promise ‘a re-announcement of a re-announcement’

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum presenting his State of the City address on June 1. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Candace Koch has declared her intention to run for Mission council in the municipal election in October. / Submitted Photo

Candace Koch to seek seat on Mission council

Longtime volunteer believes she has the skill set to be a strong councillor

  • May 25, 2022
Candace Koch has declared her intention to run for Mission council in the municipal election in October. / Submitted Photo
Elias says her close-working relationship with Fraser Health could be beneficial in advocating for Mission’s health needs. Submitted photo.

Angel Elias announces run for Mission council

Elias is Mission Hospice Society’s executive director

Elias says her close-working relationship with Fraser Health could be beneficial in advocating for Mission’s health needs. Submitted photo.
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)
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)