Municipal Election

Tofino’s candidates for mayor and council answered questions during an All Candidates Forum hosted by the Tofino Long Beach Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday night. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Tofino’s municipal candidates make their pitch at forum

Residents will vote in an Oct. 10 Advanced Voting Day and an Oct. 20 General Voting Day.

Tofino’s candidates for mayor and council answered questions during an All Candidates Forum hosted by the Tofino Long Beach Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday night. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
The Ucluelet Secondary School band room was packed on Tuesday, Oct. 2, with residents interested in hearing from all the candidates on the electoral slate. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Ucluelet election candidates speak out at chamber forum

Multiplex, youth outreach, and transportation among topics discussed.

The Ucluelet Secondary School band room was packed on Tuesday, Oct. 2, with residents interested in hearing from all the candidates on the electoral slate. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Ucluelet mayor and council candidates face off next week

Ucluelet mayor and council candidates face off next week

“We’re excited that there’s so many people running for council and mayor.”

Ucluelet mayor and council candidates face off next week
UPDATED: Tofino All Candidates meeting coming up

UPDATED: Tofino All Candidates meeting coming up

The Chamber will be asking questions related to taxes and infrastructure costs, housing and parking.

  • Sep 27, 2018
UPDATED: Tofino All Candidates meeting coming up
Brittany Olson, Jarmo Venalainen, Lilly Woodbury, Stephanie Kathleen Hughes, Britt Chalmers, Tom Stere, Seth Stere, front row from left, Christ Heisterman, Josie Osborne and Andrea McQuade braved heavy rain to participate in a cigarette butt cleanup in Tofino on Friday. (Andrew Bailey Photo)

VIDEO: Surfrider Foundation invites Tofino council candidates to cigarette butt cleanup

“I am picking up butts for Surfrider so they don’t wash down the drains and get in the ocean.”

Brittany Olson, Jarmo Venalainen, Lilly Woodbury, Stephanie Kathleen Hughes, Britt Chalmers, Tom Stere, Seth Stere, front row from left, Christ Heisterman, Josie Osborne and Andrea McQuade braved heavy rain to participate in a cigarette butt cleanup in Tofino on Friday. (Andrew Bailey Photo)
It’s official: B.C.’s civic election campaign period kicks off
It’s official: B.C.’s civic election campaign period kicks off
Ucluelet councillor joins crowded mayoral race

Ucluelet councillor joins crowded mayoral race

Coun. Marilyn McEwen is the only incumbent councillor on the ballot in Oct. 20 municipal election.

Ucluelet councillor joins crowded mayoral race
With Oct. 20’s municipal election coming up, Ucluelet has four candidates for mayor and 11 candidates for its four council seats.

Tofino and Ucluelet candidates announced for Oct. 20 municipal election

Ucluelet has four candidates for mayor and 11 candidates for its four council seats.

With Oct. 20’s municipal election coming up, Ucluelet has four candidates for mayor and 11 candidates for its four council seats.
Ucluelet mayor will not run for re-election

Ucluelet mayor will not run for re-election

Harbour master, municipal councillor and former mayor put their names on the ballot.

Ucluelet mayor will not run for re-election
Notification cards are in the mail this month. (Elections BC)

Voter registration push begins for B.C. referendum

Province-wide notification coming for mail-in vote

Notification cards are in the mail this month. (Elections BC)
After running unopposed twice, Tofino mayor Josie Osborne is facing challengers for the first time on the campaign trail this year.

Tofino sees first challengers for mayor since 2011

“I’m hopeful for a robust and exciting municipal campaign period.”

After running unopposed twice, Tofino mayor Josie Osborne is facing challengers for the first time on the campaign trail this year.
Nomination period kicks off for B.C.’s 2018 municipal elections
Nomination period kicks off for B.C.’s 2018 municipal elections
Ucluelet’s Bill Irving hopes to earn back his former position as mayor in this fall’s municipal election. (Photo courtesy of Bill Irving)

Ucluelet’s former mayor announces re-election bid

Bill Irving spent 25 years on council before losing his seat to Dianne St. Jacques in 2014

Ucluelet’s Bill Irving hopes to earn back his former position as mayor in this fall’s municipal election. (Photo courtesy of Bill Irving)
B.C. Premier John Horgan takes questions outside his legislature office, April 25, 2018. (Black Press)

Municipal election loophole will be fixed, premier says

Union, corporate donations still allowed for slate party ‘operational’ needs

B.C. Premier John Horgan takes questions outside his legislature office, April 25, 2018. (Black Press)
Front row from left, Coun. Sally Mole, Mayor Dianne St. Jacques, and Coun. Marilyn McEwen. Back row from left, Coun. Randy Oliwa and Coun. Mayco Noel. (District of Ucluelet photo)

Ucluelet’s mayor and council consider re-election bids

Municipal councillor Randy Oliwa has confirmed he will be running for mayor this October.

Front row from left, Coun. Sally Mole, Mayor Dianne St. Jacques, and Coun. Marilyn McEwen. Back row from left, Coun. Randy Oliwa and Coun. Mayco Noel. (District of Ucluelet photo)
From left, councillors Greg Blanchette, Duncan McMaster, Cathy Thicke, Al Anderson, Mayor Josie Osborne, councillors Dorothy Baert and Ray Thorogood are weighing whether to run for re-election this October. (Photo - www.tofino.ca)

Tofino mayor and councillors consider 2018 re-election bids

Departure of Coun. Ray Thorogood means at least one new face will join the fray.

From left, councillors Greg Blanchette, Duncan McMaster, Cathy Thicke, Al Anderson, Mayor Josie Osborne, councillors Dorothy Baert and Ray Thorogood are weighing whether to run for re-election this October. (Photo - www.tofino.ca)
Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson battles with opposition in question period, B.C. legislature, November 2017. (Hansard TV)

B.C. VIEWS: Big money and local elections

Slates discouraged in civic politics, unions get green light

Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson battles with opposition in question period, B.C. legislature, November 2017. (Hansard TV)
Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson (B.C. government)

NDP moves to limit local election money

Selina Robinson’s bans corporate, union donations

Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson (B.C. government)