Saanich–Gulf Islands

A mail-in ballot for the 2021 federal election. The last day to request a mail-in ballot was Sept. 14, and Elections Canada must receive it by election day on Sept. 20. (Black Press Media files)

Advance poll turnout up in most Greater Victoria ridings

Greater Victoria ridings led country in requests for mail-in ballots

 

Duck Currie is running for the Communist Party of Canada in Saanich-Gulf Islands. (Courtesy of the Dock Currie campaign)

Communist candidate for Saanich-Gulf Islands says current crises require radical solutions

Dock Currie has no illusions about his chances but is excited to present his ideas

 

Candidates in the 2021 federal election for the Saanich-Gulf Islands riding answer Black Press Media’s questions relating to current issues. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich-Gulf Islands candidates speak out on housing, climate and COVID-19

Part of Black Press Media’s coverage of the 2021 federal election

  • Sep 10, 2021

 

A mail-in ballot for the 2021 federal election. The last day to request a mail-in ballot is on Sept. 14, 2021, and Elections Canada must receive it by election day on Sept. 20, 2021. (Black Press Media files)

A guide to casting your federal election ballot in Greater Victoria

Voting options run Sept. 10 to 13 and Sept. 20

A mail-in ballot for the 2021 federal election. The last day to request a mail-in ballot is on Sept. 14, 2021, and Elections Canada must receive it by election day on Sept. 20, 2021. (Black Press Media files)
Liberal Sherri Moore-Arbour (from left, top to bottom), incumbent Green Elizabeth May, New Democrat Sabina Singh and Conservative David Busch participated in the MicCHEK podcast hosted by Rob Shaw and Joe Perkins (top right) on Monday morning. (Screenshot)

Saanich Gulf-Islands candidates clash on environment, agree on high ferry, housing costs

May calls Trans-Mountain Pipeline an abomination, Moore-Arbour defends need for it

Liberal Sherri Moore-Arbour (from left, top to bottom), incumbent Green Elizabeth May, New Democrat Sabina Singh and Conservative David Busch participated in the MicCHEK podcast hosted by Rob Shaw and Joe Perkins (top right) on Monday morning. (Screenshot)
Federal candidates in Saanich Gulf-Islands will participate in a live forum Sept. 8 at Saanich Presbyterian Church, organized by the North Saanich Residents’ Association. (Black Press Media)

North Saanich Residents’ Association hosting Saanich Gulf-Islands candidates forum

Live event scheduled for Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at Saanich Presbyterian Church

Federal candidates in Saanich Gulf-Islands will participate in a live forum Sept. 8 at Saanich Presbyterian Church, organized by the North Saanich Residents’ Association. (Black Press Media)
Liberal Sherri Moore-Arbour (from left, top to bottom), incumbent Green Elizabeth May, New Democrat Sabina Singh and Conservative David Busch participated in the MicCHEK podcast hosted by Rob Shaw and Joe Perkins (top right) on Monday morning. (Screenshot)

Saanich Gulf-Islands candidates mostly sidestep question on Amazon’s arrival in Sidney

NDP’s Sabine Singh, and to lesser degree Green incumbent Elizabeth May, critical of online giant

Liberal Sherri Moore-Arbour (from left, top to bottom), incumbent Green Elizabeth May, New Democrat Sabina Singh and Conservative David Busch participated in the MicCHEK podcast hosted by Rob Shaw and Joe Perkins (top right) on Monday morning. (Screenshot)
Sherri Moore-Arbour, federal Liberal candidate for Saanich–Gulf Islands, believes voters are shopping for an alternative to incumbent Elizabeth May. (Photo Courtesy of Moore-Arbour Campaign)

Federal Liberal candidate for Saanich–Gulf Islands says voters are looking for an alternative

Sherri Moore-Arbour sees herself as a champion of progressive causes

Sherri Moore-Arbour, federal Liberal candidate for Saanich–Gulf Islands, believes voters are shopping for an alternative to incumbent Elizabeth May. (Photo Courtesy of Moore-Arbour Campaign)
The Conservative candidate for Saanich Gulf-Islands has apologized for past comments he made about the Black Lives Matter demonstrations that followed the murder of George Floyd. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Trelford).

Saanich-Gulf Islands Conservative candidate apologizes for Black Lives Matter comments

David Busch asked if protesters wanted lynchings, BLM organizer says it’s a learning opportunity

The Conservative candidate for Saanich Gulf-Islands has apologized for past comments he made about the Black Lives Matter demonstrations that followed the murder of George Floyd. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Trelford).
David Hilderman, who is running for the People’s Party of Canada, says the climate is changing, but says there is no evidence of a climate change catastrophe. (Courtesy of David Hildeman campaign)

People’s Party candidate in Saanich Gulf-Islands downplays role of greenhouse gases

David Hilderman says there is no climate change emergency

David Hilderman, who is running for the People’s Party of Canada, says the climate is changing, but says there is no evidence of a climate change catastrophe. (Courtesy of David Hildeman campaign)
Sabine Singh is running for the second time as the standard-bearer of the federal New Democrats in Saanich-Gulf Islands. (Taylor Roades/Submitted)

New Democrat Sabine Singh offers herself as bold alternative

Singh, who finished fourth in 2019, says Canada needs bold solutions

Sabine Singh is running for the second time as the standard-bearer of the federal New Democrats in Saanich-Gulf Islands. (Taylor Roades/Submitted)
Conservative candidate David Busch, here seen with his family, calls the current federal election unnecessary and potentially reckless. (Jeff Slater/Submitted)

Conservative David Busch promises Saanich-Gulf Islands voters to be a voice at the table

Unlike incumbent Elizabeth May of the federal Greens, Busch believes he can shape policy as part of a Conservative government

Conservative candidate David Busch, here seen with his family, calls the current federal election unnecessary and potentially reckless. (Jeff Slater/Submitted)
Elizabeth May, who is recovering from knee surgery, officially launched her campaign in Sidney Monday morning. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Green candidate Elizabeth May questions need for federal election

Former Green Party leader says Canadians care about environment, not party turmoil

Elizabeth May, who is recovering from knee surgery, officially launched her campaign in Sidney Monday morning. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Parliament buildings in Ottawa. (Black Press Media file photo)

Election 2021: Who are your Greater Victoria candidates?

All incumbent MPs are running again for the Sept. 20 election

Parliament buildings in Ottawa. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria’s Threshold Society has received $105,000 from the federal government and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to support local at-risk youth. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Threshold Society gets funds to redesign site for Greater Victoria’s at-risk youth

The agency received $105,000 from the federal government for the project

Victoria’s Threshold Society has received $105,000 from the federal government and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to support local at-risk youth. (Black Press Media File Photo)
AquaLink, a tourism pilot project connecting five Southern Gulf Islands by water taxi, is set to start this September. (AquaLink/Screenshot)

Water taxi to connect five Southern Gulf Islands in pilot project

Taxi will run every Saturday and Sunday in September

AquaLink, a tourism pilot project connecting five Southern Gulf Islands by water taxi, is set to start this September. (AquaLink/Screenshot)
Instead of being demolished, two Fairfield houses found new homes this week. The structures were moved to make way for a town house development. (Courtesy of Ryan Goodman)

Victoria houses take barge to San Juan, Gulf Islands

Fairfield homes moved to make way for townhouse development

Instead of being demolished, two Fairfield houses found new homes this week. The structures were moved to make way for a town house development. (Courtesy of Ryan Goodman)
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau speaks to the crowd during his final campaign rally at the Bard & Banker in Victoria on Sunday. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

Regional election results in Greater Victoria retain the status quo

NDP retains three out of four seats in Greater Victoria

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau speaks to the crowd during his final campaign rally at the Bard & Banker in Victoria on Sunday. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May celebrates her party winning three seats at the Green Party of Canada’s election night party at the Crystal Gardens in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/News Staff)
Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May celebrates her party winning three seats at the Green Party of Canada’s election night party at the Crystal Gardens in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/News Staff)
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Greater Victoria polling stations are closed

Election officials report no issues so far

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