Municipal Election

Surprising number of candidates step up for trustee byelection, says deputy chief election officer

Surprising number of candidates step up for trustee byelection, says deputy chief election officer

Unexpected passing left board vacancy for Area 3 of Fraser-Cascade School District

Area 3 of the Fraser-Cascade School District (SD 78) is about to return to polling stations to vote for a new trustee to represent them. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard

Question Answers with Fraser-Cascade 2019 byelection candidates

Seven candidates have stepped forward for this year’s sudden byelection—learn about them here

New councils inaugurated in Kent, Harrison

New councils inaugurated in Kent, Harrison

Fresh faces join returning councillors, mayors in both municipalities

New councils inaugurated in Kent, Harrison
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
With experience as mayor and councillor, Sylvia Pranger is ready to again take the Mayor’s seat this fall. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)

Mayor-elect Pranger hopes to maintain past work of District of Kent council

New mayor and council but no big changes planned for District of Kent

With experience as mayor and councillor, Sylvia Pranger is ready to again take the Mayor’s seat this fall. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)
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Preliminary results show Leo Facio re-elected mayor of Harrison Hot Springs Saturday night. Facio won against challenger John Allen who received 38.6 per cent of the vote, versus Facio’s 59.1 per cent. (Submitted)

Facio looking forward to working with Harrison’s new council

Mayor-elect won with 59 per cent of the vote in Saturday’s election

Preliminary results show Leo Facio re-elected mayor of Harrison Hot Springs Saturday night. Facio won against challenger John Allen who received 38.6 per cent of the vote, versus Facio’s 59.1 per cent. (Submitted)
The winner of Area-C’s election is still up in the air. An application for a judicial recount has been submitted by chief election officer Jaime Schween to determine if Annie Silver (left) or Wendy Bales (right) is the area’s new director. Preliminary results had shown Silver winning by a single vote.

Tied: New Area-C director to be determined by draw

Annie Silver announced winner by single vote ahead of Wendy Bales before recount called

The winner of Area-C’s election is still up in the air. An application for a judicial recount has been submitted by chief election officer Jaime Schween to determine if Annie Silver (left) or Wendy Bales (right) is the area’s new director. Preliminary results had shown Silver winning by a single vote.
Annie Silver voted new director of Sasquatch Country - Area-C

Annie Silver voted new director of Sasquatch Country – Area-C

Silver to take over role of director for Hemlock Valley, Harrison Mills, Lake Errock

Annie Silver voted new director of Sasquatch Country - Area-C
Leo Facio re-elected as Harrison’s mayor

Leo Facio re-elected as Harrison’s mayor

Facio joined by three new councillors

Leo Facio re-elected as Harrison’s mayor
Agassiz election: District of Kent elects two new councillors
Agassiz election: District of Kent elects two new councillors
VIDEO: Agassiz, Harrison voters on why they went to the polls
VIDEO: Agassiz, Harrison voters on why they went to the polls
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.
POLLS NOW CLOSED: Results to come for Agassiz, Harrison and Area-C

POLLS NOW CLOSED: Results to come for Agassiz, Harrison and Area-C

Voters went to the polls today to elect mayor, council, school board and more

  • Oct 20, 2018
POLLS NOW CLOSED: Results to come for Agassiz, Harrison and Area-C
SD78 trustee candidates spoke with audience members after the all-candidates session at Agassiz Elementary Secondary School on Monday night. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)

Agassiz Harrison school trustee candidates talk SOGI, spending and more

Final all-candidates meeting sees trustee-hopefuls taking the hot seat

SD78 trustee candidates spoke with audience members after the all-candidates session at Agassiz Elementary Secondary School on Monday night. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)
Q & A with SD78 trustee candidates

Q & A with SD78 trustee candidates

Agassiz-Harrison’s trustee-hopefuls answer the Observer’s questions

Q & A with SD78 trustee candidates
Q & A with District of Kent councillor candidates

Q & A with District of Kent councillor candidates

Kent councillor-hopefuls answer the Observer’s questions

Q & A with District of Kent councillor candidates
Q & A with Harrison Hot Springs councillor candidates

Q & A with Harrison Hot Springs councillor candidates

Village councillor-hopefuls answer the Observer’s questions

Q & A with Harrison Hot Springs councillor candidates
In today’s day and age, social media has become a key component in political campaigns across the country, and Chilliwack’s no different.

Social media and the civic election: how technology changed Chilliwack’s political playing field

With an ever increasing network of people, social media has become an important political force

In today’s day and age, social media has become a key component in political campaigns across the country, and Chilliwack’s no different.
Area-C candidates address health care, environmental concerns

Area-C candidates address health care, environmental concerns

Full house for Tuesday night’s all-candidates meeting

Area-C candidates address health care, environmental concerns