Municipal Election

Voters in Saanich have come out in a steady stream today, but especially at the District’s four community recreation centres. Don Descoteau/Black Press

CIVIC ELECTION: Large voter turnout seen in Saanich, Oak Bay

Rec centres as polling places boosts numbers in Saanich, advance voting soars in Oak Bay

Voters in Saanich have come out in a steady stream today, but especially at the District’s four community recreation centres. Don Descoteau/Black Press
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.
The presiding officer at the polling station in Langford checks to make sure voters are registered before they get into the voting area. (Lindsey Horsting/News staff)
The presiding officer at the polling station in Langford checks to make sure voters are registered before they get into the voting area. (Lindsey Horsting/News staff)
5 races to watch in B.C.’s municipal election

5 races to watch in B.C.’s municipal election

This year’s election results across more than 160 cities in B.C. will start pouring in after polls close Saturday at 8 p.m.

5 races to watch in B.C.’s municipal election
ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to vote

ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to vote

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

  • Oct 20, 2018
ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to vote
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
OUR VIEW: Candidates deserve our gratitude for their community spirit

OUR VIEW: Candidates deserve our gratitude for their community spirit

Telling you how to vote creates perceptions of bias

  • Oct 17, 2018
OUR VIEW: Candidates deserve our gratitude for their community spirit
Today is the last day for advance voting on the West Shore. (File photo)
Today is the last day for advance voting on the West Shore. (File photo)
Voter-turnout expectations low for Sooke election

Voter-turnout expectations low for Sooke election

Expert weigh-in on low civic voter turnout and what it might take to change

Voter-turnout expectations low for Sooke election
Mayoral candidates speak out

Mayoral candidates speak out

Which candidate deserves your vote

Mayoral candidates speak out
A humpback whale swims through Cape Lazo on Sept. 18. Photo by Peter Hamilton, Lifeforce Ocean Friends

Environmental all-candidates forum includes all running in the CRD

Issues addressed will include climate change, tanker traffic and resident killer whales

A humpback whale swims through Cape Lazo on Sept. 18. Photo by Peter Hamilton, Lifeforce Ocean Friends
Fair Vote Canada won’t be able to distribute this flyer within 100 feet of advanced voting locations in Saanich.

Fair Vote Canada reps say Saanich violating provincial voting directive

Group advocating for proportional referendum aren’t allowed to distribute flyers within 100 feet of polling stations

Fair Vote Canada won’t be able to distribute this flyer within 100 feet of advanced voting locations in Saanich.
Sophie Verrier surveys the literature of candidates running in the 2018 municipal election Sunday during a breakfast hosted by Saanich Neighbourhood Place. Wolf Depner/News Staff

Saanich Neighbourhood Place serves up some politics with their pancakes

Local family resource and support centre aims to educate voters and politicians

Sophie Verrier surveys the literature of candidates running in the 2018 municipal election Sunday during a breakfast hosted by Saanich Neighbourhood Place. Wolf Depner/News Staff
Hillary Child, creator of Huckleberry Hill Handcrafted Soap and Body Care, at her new workshop. Encouraged by the demand for her products, Child joined the Country Market in 2014 and quickly developed a faithful following. (Contributed photo)

ELECTION ISSUE: Sooke Country Market helps grow local economy

Permanent market location sought in downtown core

  • Oct 13, 2018
Hillary Child, creator of Huckleberry Hill Handcrafted Soap and Body Care, at her new workshop. Encouraged by the demand for her products, Child joined the Country Market in 2014 and quickly developed a faithful following. (Contributed photo)
Mayoral candidates Kevin Pearson, Maja Tait, and Mick Rhodes participated in the all-candidates debate hosted by the Sooke Chamber of Commerce at the Prestige Oceanside Resort. (Tim Collins/Sooke News Mirror)

Few surprises at council candidate debate

Capacity crowd questioned candidates but drew few surprises

Mayoral candidates Kevin Pearson, Maja Tait, and Mick Rhodes participated in the all-candidates debate hosted by the Sooke Chamber of Commerce at the Prestige Oceanside Resort. (Tim Collins/Sooke News Mirror)
Early bird voters cast ballots at advance poll

Early bird voters cast ballots at advance poll

376 mark ballot yesterday at first poll of civic election

  • Oct 11, 2018
Early bird voters cast ballots at advance poll
Wayne Salmon, here with grandson Beckett, was one of more than 1,500 Saanich residents, who cast their ballots in advanced voting Wednesday. (Wolf Depner/News staff)

Advance voting in Saanich tops 1,500 on first day

Figures from the District of Saanich show 1,514 Saanich residents availed themselves…

Wayne Salmon, here with grandson Beckett, was one of more than 1,500 Saanich residents, who cast their ballots in advanced voting Wednesday. (Wolf Depner/News staff)
Attendees of a mayoral candidates forum on how to solve homelessness in Greater Victoria packed the First Metropolitan Church, Tuesday. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Homelessness experts challenge Greater Victoria candidates on finding a fix

‘People are dying every week on our streets, and it’s not just the opioid crisis,’ Our Place executive director tells crowd of hundreds

Attendees of a mayoral candidates forum on how to solve homelessness in Greater Victoria packed the First Metropolitan Church, Tuesday. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Central Saanich candidates address the issues

Central Saanich candidates address the issues

Candidates call for safety improvements, more transportation networks and more

  • Oct 10, 2018
Central Saanich candidates address the issues
Advance voting begins Oct. 10 in Greater Victoria

Advance voting begins Oct. 10 in Greater Victoria

The polls open at 8 a.m. for the 2018 municipal election with the general election taking place Oct. 20

Advance voting begins Oct. 10 in Greater Victoria