Municipal Election

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

Election results for Haida Gwaii

Election results for Haida Gwaii

Latest results for Haida Gwaii’s civic and school board elections

  • Oct 20, 2018
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

Voting day is today, Saturday, Oct. 20.

ELECTION DAY: Polls are now closed

Haida Gwaii voters to elect mayors, councillors, regional district directors, and school trustees

  • Oct 20, 2018
Voting day is today, Saturday, Oct. 20.
Civic election brings islands-wide change

Civic election brings islands-wide change

Haida Gwaiians got plenty of change Oct. 20, and they outvoted most…

Civic election brings islands-wide change
Teacher Behn Cohrane introduces Evan Putterill and Ellen Foster, who are running to represent Sandspit and Moresby Island at the North Coast Regional District, during an Oct. 9 all-candidates forum at the Sandspit Inn. Bill Beldessi, who is running for re-election, was unable to attend. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Sandspit candidates focus on ferries, housing, and emergency plans

It may be first, but restoring Kwuna ferry sailings isn’t the only…

Teacher Behn Cohrane introduces Evan Putterill and Ellen Foster, who are running to represent Sandspit and Moresby Island at the North Coast Regional District, during an Oct. 9 all-candidates forum at the Sandspit Inn. Bill Beldessi, who is running for re-election, was unable to attend. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
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Advance polls open today

Advance polls open today

Early bird voters can elect village council, school board, and regional district reps today

  • Oct 10, 2018
Advance polls open today
From left to right, Masset councillor candidates Terry Carty, Regina Williams, Robert Morton, Bret Johnston, and Evelyn von Almassy speak at the GTN candidates forum together with mayoral candidates Barry Pages and Margo Hearne. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Housing a top issue for future Masset mayor and council

Lack of daycare, better recreation and tsunami planning also discussed at Oct. 4 forum

From left to right, Masset councillor candidates Terry Carty, Regina Williams, Robert Morton, Bret Johnston, and Evelyn von Almassy speak at the GTN candidates forum together with mayoral candidates Barry Pages and Margo Hearne. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Tahayghen, cultural teachings key for school trustee candidates

Tahayghen, cultural teachings key for school trustee candidates

Saving Tahayghen Elementary and restoring Haida language were big topics last night…

Tahayghen, cultural teachings key for school trustee candidates
(Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)

Protecting watershed key to Queen Charlotte candidates

Queen Charlotte has a real live contest for council. Not only does…

(Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)
B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks to local politicians at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler, Sept. 14, 2018. (UBCM)

B.C.’s new municipal election finance laws getting their first test

Vancouver shows loopholes for early spending, union support

B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks to local politicians at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler, Sept. 14, 2018. (UBCM)
(File photo)

All-candidates sessions set for Q.C., Masset, Port, and Sandspit

Candidate Q&As for the upcoming Oct. 20 local government elections are scheduled…

(File photo)
It’s official: B.C.’s civic election campaign period kicks off
It’s official: B.C.’s civic election campaign period kicks off
A view of Masset harbour. (Kate Gannon/Submitted)

Masset dodges empty-ballot bullet

After an extended deadline, Masset now has enough candidates for council

A view of Masset harbour. (Kate Gannon/Submitted)
(Haida Gwaii Observer files)

Masset short on council candidates, other communities okay

Nominations deadline for Masset council extended to 4 p.m. Monday

(Haida Gwaii Observer files)
(File photo)

Last day to run for Oct. 20 election

Candidates have until 4 p.m. today to file nomination packages

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Notification cards are in the mail this month. (Elections BC)

Voter registration push begins for B.C. referendum

Province-wide notification coming for mail-in vote

Notification cards are in the mail this month. (Elections BC)
Nomination period kicks off for B.C.’s 2018 municipal elections
Nomination period kicks off for B.C.’s 2018 municipal elections
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)
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)