Municipal Election

Colin Basran addresses supporters at The Curious Cafe after being elected for a second term as mayor of Kelowna on Oct. 20, 2018. (Marissa Tiel/ Kelowna Capital News)

LIVE BLOG: Kelowna re-elects Colin Basran for mayor

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

  • Oct 20, 2018
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5 people hope to be Peachland’s next mayor

The nomination period closed Friday in Peachland

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

On Oct. 15, voting was held at Summerland Secondary School. Voter turnout in Summerland was significantly lower than in past years. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland sees low voter turnout

Nearly two-thirds of eligible voters did not cast ballots

On Oct. 15, voting was held at Summerland Secondary School. Voter turnout in Summerland was significantly lower than in past years. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Incumbents Linda Van Alphen and Dave Stathers have been re-elected as Summerland trustees on the Okanagan-Skaha School Board. (Contributed)

Summerland voters choose incumbent school trustees

Dave Stathers and Linda Van Alphen have both been re-elected

Incumbents Linda Van Alphen and Dave Stathers have been re-elected as Summerland trustees on the Okanagan-Skaha School Board. (Contributed)

Summerland voters choose council experience

Six of seven members of new council have served in the past.

In most of British Columbia, candidates in local government elections are not running under party banners. (Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: Individuals, not parties, will form local governments

In most parts of B.C., candidates in local government elections run as independents

  • Oct 13, 2022
In most of British Columbia, candidates in local government elections are not running under party banners. (Black Press file photo)
Third-party election signs set up by Roy Roope were removed on Sunday, Sept. 25. The signs are now back in place. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Third-party elections signs removed in Summerland

Question about message led to bylaw officer’s decision to take down signs

Third-party election signs set up by Roy Roope were removed on Sunday, Sept. 25. The signs are now back in place. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Isaac Gilbert is running for council in the by-election for Jake Kimberley’s vacated seat. (Submitted)

First candidate for Penticton council by-election makes himself known

Isaac Gilbert is making a second run at council after receiving 19.63 per cent of the vote in 2018

Isaac Gilbert is running for council in the by-election for Jake Kimberley’s vacated seat. (Submitted)
Peachland’s mayor Cindy Fortin, chosen from a draw
Peachland’s mayor Cindy Fortin, chosen from a draw
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
Peachland mayoral candidate Harry Gough was court in Kelowna Friday to oppose a judicial recount of ballots cast in the recent civic election. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Judicial recount ordered in Peachland mayoral race

Challenger Harry Gough and incumbent Mayor Cindy Fortin are tied with 804 votes each

Peachland mayoral candidate Harry Gough was court in Kelowna Friday to oppose a judicial recount of ballots cast in the recent civic election. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
West Kelowna Mayor-elect Gord Milsom accepts congratulations Saturday night after winning the job in the civic election. —Image: Capital News file

Kelowna and West Kelowna election winners confirmed

New city councils to be sworn in in both cities Nov. 5 and 6 respectively.

West Kelowna Mayor-elect Gord Milsom accepts congratulations Saturday night after winning the job in the civic election. —Image: Capital News file
Colin Basran addresses supporters at The Curious Cafe Saturday night after being re-elected mayor of Kelowna for a second term. —Image: Marissa Tiel/Kelowna Capital News

Re-election of Kelowna incumbents seen by winners as endorsement of status quo

Returning Mayor Colin Basran says social issues, housing and transportation are his top priorities

Colin Basran addresses supporters at The Curious Cafe Saturday night after being re-elected mayor of Kelowna for a second term. —Image: Marissa Tiel/Kelowna Capital News
Peachland mayoral candidate Harry Gough appeared to have won the election Saturday by one vote but a recount has changed that to a tie with incumbent mayor Cindy Fortin. —Image: Facebook

UPDATE: Peachland mayoral race may come down to luck of the draw

Harry Gough led incumbent Cindy Fortin by one vote on election night Saturday

Peachland mayoral candidate Harry Gough appeared to have won the election Saturday by one vote but a recount has changed that to a tie with incumbent mayor Cindy Fortin. —Image: Facebook
Wayne Carson, was re-elected Central Okanagan West regional director in Saturday’s civic elections. —Image: RDCO

Wayne Carson re-elected as Central Okanagan West regional director

But his bid to win seats on both the regional board and Kelowna city council comes up short

Wayne Carson, was re-elected Central Okanagan West regional director in Saturday’s civic elections. —Image: RDCO
Community will benefit from race, says Dyas

Community will benefit from race, says Dyas

Dyas ran against a friend and made him a rival

Community will benefit from race, says Dyas
Colin Basran hugs his wife Leanne after being elected for a second term as mayor of Kelowna on Oct. 20, 2018. Basran supporters gathered at The Curious Cafe on Ellis Street in Kelowna, B.C. (Marissa Tiel/ Kelowna Capital News)

Updated: Basran re-elected Kelowna’s next mayor

Basran won with 56.95 of the vote. The next closest was Tom Dyas with 29.92 per cent of the vote.

Colin Basran hugs his wife Leanne after being elected for a second term as mayor of Kelowna on Oct. 20, 2018. Basran supporters gathered at The Curious Cafe on Ellis Street in Kelowna, B.C. (Marissa Tiel/ Kelowna Capital News)
ELECTION NIGHT: Harry Gough is Peachland’s new mayor by a single vote
ELECTION NIGHT: Harry Gough is Peachland’s new mayor by a single vote
ELECTION NIGHT: Baker remains Lake Country’s mayor, fire hall upgrade approved
ELECTION NIGHT: Baker remains Lake Country’s mayor, fire hall upgrade approved