Election

Our Home on 8th, the Port Alberni Shelter that opened in March 2019, has 27 extra ‘extreme weather’ spaces for people who need a place to get out of the cold. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

BC VOTES 2020: Mid-Island candidate plans occupation of shelter to protest homelessness

Graham Hughes says homeless situation a ‘crisis’ in Port Alberni

Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May says her party would eliminate the temporary foreign worker program. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)
Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May says her party would eliminate the temporary foreign worker program. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)
Voters can cast advance ballots Oct. 11-14

Voters can cast advance ballots Oct. 11-14

Ballots can be cast from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Oct 2, 2019
Voters can cast advance ballots Oct. 11-14
Saanich-Gulf Islands Conservative party candidate David Busch has noted that almost 40 of his signs have been stolen or damaged. (Photo courtesy Saanich-Gulf Islands Conservative campaign)

Election signs vandalized in Saanich-Gulf Islands district

‘Please do not silence our democratic voices,’ says candidate

Saanich-Gulf Islands Conservative party candidate David Busch has noted that almost 40 of his signs have been stolen or damaged. (Photo courtesy Saanich-Gulf Islands Conservative campaign)
Tia Helfrich is a high school student at EMCS who is working to lower the voting age to 16. (Tim Collins/Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke’s youth are engaged and want a vote on their future

EMCS students advocate for the lowering of the voting age

Tia Helfrich is a high school student at EMCS who is working to lower the voting age to 16. (Tim Collins/Sooke News Mirror)
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (right) poses with her communications director, Erin Bremner-Mitchell, and her son, Robson Mitchell, at a campaign birthday party in North Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

May takes campaign detour to Saanich home riding

The campaign team shared cake, talked about climate change with local families

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (right) poses with her communications director, Erin Bremner-Mitchell, and her son, Robson Mitchell, at a campaign birthday party in North Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
The salmon fishery and the rehabilitation of streams was one of the issues identified by some candidates for the upcoming federal election. (File)

Candidates hone in on Sooke issues for federal election

Local issues can be lost in national platforms

The salmon fishery and the rehabilitation of streams was one of the issues identified by some candidates for the upcoming federal election. (File)
Which approach to community growth is followed in Sooke will be resolved at the ballot box. (file photo)
Which approach to community growth is followed in Sooke will be resolved at the ballot box. (file photo)
Justin Trudeau’s apology for the brown-face incidents in his past have met with mixed reactions. (CP)

Federal candidates react to Trudeau blackface controversy

‘It does look like a foolish mistake,’ says Green candidate David Merner

Justin Trudeau’s apology for the brown-face incidents in his past have met with mixed reactions. (CP)
CIVIC BYELECTION: Comments from the candidates

CIVIC BYELECTION: Comments from the candidates

Nine running for one spot on Sooke council; election Sept. 28

CIVIC BYELECTION: Comments from the candidates
Jeff McArthur suspends Sooke council bid

Jeff McArthur suspends Sooke council bid

Former Mountie second candidate to withdraw from race

Jeff McArthur suspends Sooke council bid