Municipal Election

Maja Tait is seeking a second term as Sooke’s mayor. (Jack Most/Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke mayor ready to tackle community growth

Health care, infrastructure and housing among top priorities

Maja Tait is seeking a second term as Sooke’s mayor. (Jack Most/Sooke News Mirror)
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)
Maja Tait, Kevin Pearson (centre) and Mick Rhodes at the Mayor Candidates’ Forum on Wednesday night at EMCS Community Theatre. (Kevin Laird/Sooke News Mirror)
Maja Tait, Kevin Pearson (centre) and Mick Rhodes at the Mayor Candidates’ Forum on Wednesday night at EMCS Community Theatre. (Kevin Laird/Sooke News Mirror)
Kevin Pearson is one of three candidates running for mayor in Sooke. (Jack Most/Sooke News Mirror)

Mayoralty candidate lists leadership as top issue

Kevin Pearson challenging Maja Tait for mayor’s chair

Kevin Pearson is one of three candidates running for mayor in Sooke. (Jack Most/Sooke News Mirror)
Victoria city councillor Pam Madoff stands to address the crowd during an all-candidates meeting hosted by the Victoria Disability Resource Centre Monday at the Church of Truth in James Bay. (Kristyn Anthony/News Staff)

‘We live in an ableist society,’ Victoria candidates debate how to approach accessibility

All-candidates meeting hosted by Victoria Disability Resource Centre draws unanimous conclusion – city needs to do better

Victoria city councillor Pam Madoff stands to address the crowd during an all-candidates meeting hosted by the Victoria Disability Resource Centre Monday at the Church of Truth in James Bay. (Kristyn Anthony/News Staff)
Sooke council candidate profiles

Sooke council candidate profiles

13 running for District of Sooke council

Sooke council candidate profiles
Maja Tait answered resident’s questions at the speed-dating format meet-and-greet. (Tim Collins/Sooke News Mirror)

Speed-dating format spotlights Sooke candidates

Meet-and-greet with a time limit held at Sooke Community Hall

Maja Tait answered resident’s questions at the speed-dating format meet-and-greet. (Tim Collins/Sooke News Mirror)
Mayor Richard Atwell and Coun. Fred Haynes, here seen in 2014 when voters elected them, will face off Wednesday during an all-candidates forum in Saanich’s Cadboro Bay neighbourhood. They remain embroiled in a legal dispute over a question concerning Atwell’s association with Amalgamation Yes.
Mayor Richard Atwell and Coun. Fred Haynes, here seen in 2014 when voters elected them, will face off Wednesday during an all-candidates forum in Saanich’s Cadboro Bay neighbourhood. They remain embroiled in a legal dispute over a question concerning Atwell’s association with Amalgamation Yes.
Civic politicians sign Charter of Compassion

Civic politicians sign Charter of Compassion

The charter wants all people to be treated with respect, equity and justice

  • Sep 25, 2018
Civic politicians sign Charter of Compassion
Sooke mayoral candidate Mick Rhodes wants to create a waterfront park on the former Mariners Village development site at the corner of Sooke and Goodmear roads. (Jack Most/Sooke News Mirror)

Mayoral candidate concerned about unfettered growth

Mick Rhodes also wants to create new park

Sooke mayoral candidate Mick Rhodes wants to create a waterfront park on the former Mariners Village development site at the corner of Sooke and Goodmear roads. (Jack Most/Sooke News Mirror)
Mayoral candidate Rob Wickson, long time president of the Gorge Tillicum Community Association, would be open to the introduction of a ward system. Submitted

Saanich mayoral candidate open to the idea of wards

Rob Wickson says it would be an “interesting question” to explore, while hedging his bets

Mayoral candidate Rob Wickson, long time president of the Gorge Tillicum Community Association, would be open to the introduction of a ward system. Submitted
It’s official: B.C.’s civic election campaign period kicks off
It’s official: B.C.’s civic election campaign period kicks off
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School trustee candidates

See who’s running for school board in Sooke

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The Victorians for Transportation Choice are asking Greater Victoria electoral candidates how they feel about transportation options (photo / Victoria cycling association)

Victorians for Tranportation Choice survey Greater Victoria election candidates

Mayoral and council candidates from across Greater Victoria face 12 questions

The Victorians for Transportation Choice are asking Greater Victoria electoral candidates how they feel about transportation options (photo / Victoria cycling association)
Coun. Fred Haynes (left) and Mayor Richard Atwell (right), here appearing with Nagasaki nuclear holocaust survivor and prisoner of war Rudi Hoenson in August 2017, will face each other Thursday during the first all-candidates’ forum to be held in Saanich. Black Press/File

Saanich mayoral candidates in middle of legal dispute prepare for first face off

Mayor Richard Atwell and Coun. Fred Haynes will be among four mayoral candidates Thursday’s forum

Coun. Fred Haynes (left) and Mayor Richard Atwell (right), here appearing with Nagasaki nuclear holocaust survivor and prisoner of war Rudi Hoenson in August 2017, will face each other Thursday during the first all-candidates’ forum to be held in Saanich. Black Press/File
Mayor Richard Atwell and Coun. Fred Haynes — here seen in 2014 when voters first elected them — will face off later this week in an all-candidates forum as they remain embroiled in a legal dispute over Haynes’ claims concerning Atwell’s association with Amalgamation Yes.

Saanich Mayor insists he never served as director of Amalgamation Yes

Mayoral rival Coun. Fred Haynes questions Richard Atwell’s defensiveness

Mayor Richard Atwell and Coun. Fred Haynes — here seen in 2014 when voters first elected them — will face off later this week in an all-candidates forum as they remain embroiled in a legal dispute over Haynes’ claims concerning Atwell’s association with Amalgamation Yes.
Candidates are poised to get their campaign signs installed on the roadways. Signs are subject to some restrictions, but their placement is on a first-come, first served basis. (photo Mike Hicks)
Candidates are poised to get their campaign signs installed on the roadways. Signs are subject to some restrictions, but their placement is on a first-come, first served basis. (photo Mike Hicks)
24 candidates running in municipal election
24 candidates running in municipal election
Rob Wickson, who is running against incumbent Mayor Richard Atwell and Coun. Fred Haynes, said the legal dispute between his two competitors is taking away the focus from policy.

Saanich mayoral candidate says dispute between rival takes away from policy issues

Rob Wickson says dispute between Mayor Richard Atwell and Coun. Fred Haynes distracts.

Rob Wickson, who is running against incumbent Mayor Richard Atwell and Coun. Fred Haynes, said the legal dispute between his two competitors is taking away the focus from policy.
Sooke councillor Bev Berger not running for re-election

Sooke councillor Bev Berger not running for re-election

Cites family commitments as a reason why she won’t seek third team

Sooke councillor Bev Berger not running for re-election