Municipal Election

Bruce Cameron. (File photo)

PODCAST.: Turnout for B.C. 2022 municipal elections down from 2018

TODAY IN B.C.: Voting online, campaign issues and mayoralty races discussed

Ucluelet’s candidates for mayor Bruce Faith, Marilyn McEwen and Rachelle Cole smile together after pitching their case to the community at an all candidates forum hosted by the Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet’s three candidates for mayor introduce themselves

Three candidates vying to steer Ucluelet council for next four years

  • Oct 5, 2022
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Meet your acclaimed Ucluelet councillors

Four candidates put their names forward for four councillor seats

  • Oct 5, 2022
Michelle Staples is the first female mayor in Duncan’s history. Cowichan Citizen/file

Gender equity closer on Vancouver Island councils

Islanders elected 42 per cent women to their councils this fall.

  • Oct 30, 2018
Michelle Staples is the first female mayor in Duncan’s history. Cowichan Citizen/file
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

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
Sandra Leslie ready to lobby for Tofino and Ucluelet schools

Sandra Leslie ready to lobby for Tofino and Ucluelet schools

“Thanks very much to all the people who voted for me and please feel free to give me your ideas.”

Sandra Leslie ready to lobby for Tofino and Ucluelet schools
Mayco Noel, far left, is Ucluelet’s new mayor after besting challengers, Randy Oliwa, Kevin Cortes and Bill Irving. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

UPDATED: Mayco Noel voted Ucluelet’s new mayor

“I’m delighted. I’m overwhelmed, emotional and I’m just ecstatic.”

Mayco Noel, far left, is Ucluelet’s new mayor after besting challengers, Randy Oliwa, Kevin Cortes and Bill Irving. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
Josie Osborne has been re-elected to a third term as Tofino’s mayor.

UPDATED: Tofino mayor Josie Osborne re-elected

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be able to serve my community for another four years.”

Josie Osborne has been re-elected to a third term as Tofino’s mayor.
The voting station at Ucluelet’s Community Centre will close at 8 p.m. Saturday. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
The voting station at Ucluelet’s Community Centre will close at 8 p.m. Saturday. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
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.
Tofitians Marnie Helliwell and Duane Bell smile together inside a picture frame set up outside Tofino’s voting station at the municipal hall on Saturday morning. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

VIDEO: Tofino voters cite housing as key election issue

“It seems to be becoming more of a playground for the rich.”

Tofitians Marnie Helliwell and Duane Bell smile together inside a picture frame set up outside Tofino’s voting station at the municipal hall on Saturday morning. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
Tofitians Marnie Helliwell and Duane Bell smile together inside a picture frame set up outside Tofino’s voting station at the municipal hall on Saturday morning. The voting stations in both Tofino and Ucluelet closed at 8 p.m. today. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

ELECTION DAY: Full election results from Tofino, Ucluelet and Area C

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

Tofitians Marnie Helliwell and Duane Bell smile together inside a picture frame set up outside Tofino’s voting station at the municipal hall on Saturday morning. The voting stations in both Tofino and Ucluelet closed at 8 p.m. today. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
School District 70 West Coast trustee candidates Sandra Leslie and Sally Mole smile together after participating in an informal forum at the Tofino Botanical Gardens on Saturday. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

School District 70 candidates hold court in Tofino

“Whichever person the communities choose, they will have a person that will represent them well.”

School District 70 West Coast trustee candidates Sandra Leslie and Sally Mole smile together after participating in an informal forum at the Tofino Botanical Gardens on Saturday. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
Ucluelet mayor thanks team at last meeting

Ucluelet mayor thanks team at last meeting

Dianne St. Jacques is not running for re-election this month.

Ucluelet mayor thanks team at last meeting
The Alberni Clayoquot Regional District is encouraging residents to have their voices heard by voting this month. (Graphic from ACRD)

Q&A with candidates for Electoral Area C and SD70

What is the most pressing election issue and what sets you apart from the other candidates?

  • Oct 12, 2018
The Alberni Clayoquot Regional District is encouraging residents to have their voices heard by voting this month. (Graphic from ACRD)
Candidates vying for a seat on Tofino’s council presented their priorities to a packed All Candidates Forum on Oct. 2. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Tofino’s candidates for mayor introduce themselves at forum

“Tofino is an amazing place. You can’t really describe it; you can only live it.”

Candidates vying for a seat on Tofino’s council presented their priorities to a packed All Candidates Forum on Oct. 2. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
Ucluelet’s candidates for mayor, from left, Mayco Noel, Randy Oliwa, Kevin Cortes and Bill Irving smile together after presenting their platforms to the community on Oct. 3. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Ucluelet’s mayoral candidates respond to concerns at forum

With Dianne St. Jacques not seeking re-election, Ucluelet is headed for change.

Ucluelet’s candidates for mayor, from left, Mayco Noel, Randy Oliwa, Kevin Cortes and Bill Irving smile together after presenting their platforms to the community on Oct. 3. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
An advanced voting station is set up at the Ucluelet Community Centre on Wednesday and will be open until 8 p.m. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

VIDEO: Advanced Voting Day in Ucluelet

“I voted because I really love this community and I’m really passionate about Ucluelet.”

An advanced voting station is set up at the Ucluelet Community Centre on Wednesday and will be open until 8 p.m. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
Ucluelet council candidates Q&A

Ucluelet council candidates Q&A

We asked each candidate what they feel is the most important issue facing their community.

  • Oct 10, 2018
Ucluelet council candidates Q&A
Tofino’s candidates for mayor and council answer questions during an All Candidates Forum hosted by the Tofino Long Beach Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 2. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Q&A with Tofino’s candidates for council

What do you feel is the most important issue facing your community and what sets you apart?

  • Oct 10, 2018
Tofino’s candidates for mayor and council answer questions during an All Candidates Forum hosted by the Tofino Long Beach Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 2. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)