BC Votes 2017

Kelowna West NDP candidate Shelley Cook lost out to Christy Clark in the BC election.

NDP candidate plans to finish studies

Kelowna West candidate Shelley Cook plans to finish her PhD

Kelowna West NDP candidate Shelley Cook lost out to Christy Clark in the BC election.
Kelowna-Mission Liberal winner Steve Thomson (left) and Kelowna-Lake Country Liberal winner Norm Letnick celebrate on election night Tuesday.—Image credit: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Victorious Liberals say it’s business as usual

Clark, Letnick and Thomson all re-elected by large margins in Central Okanagan.

Kelowna-Mission Liberal winner Steve Thomson (left) and Kelowna-Lake Country Liberal winner Norm Letnick celebrate on election night Tuesday.—Image credit: Alistair Waters/Capital News
(Black Press)

UPDATE: Voter turnout hits 61.5 per cent in 2017 B.C. election

Over half of B.C. voters went to the polls on May 9

(Black Press)
An election debrief: Central Okanagan

An election debrief: Central Okanagan

Kelowna Capital News reporter Al Waters discusses election night in the Central Okanagan

An election debrief: Central Okanagan
An election debrief: Penticton Boundary-Similkameen

An election debrief: Penticton Boundary-Similkameen

Penticton Western News reporter Steve Kidd discusses election night in the Penticton and Boundary-Similkameen ridings.

An election debrief: Penticton Boundary-Similkameen
An election debrief: Shuswap

An election debrief: Shuswap

Black Press reporter Richard Rolke discusses election night in the Shuswap riding

An election debrief: Shuswap
An election debrief: Vernon-Monashee

An election debrief: Vernon-Monashee

Senior reporter Richard Rolke discusses election night in the Vernon-Monashee riding.

An election debrief: Vernon-Monashee
B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver is flanked by new MLAs Adam Olsen and Sonia Furstenau, whom he introduced as “the first Green caucus in North America.”

B.C. Green leader begins talks with other parties

Potential minority government gives Weaver bargaining power

B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver is flanked by new MLAs Adam Olsen and Sonia Furstenau, whom he introduced as “the first Green caucus in North America.”
Green Party leader Andrew Weaver got his breakthrough, with MLAs joining him from Cowichan Valley and Saanich North and the Islands. (B.C. Broadcast Consortium)

ELECTION 2017: Unstable minority unlikely to last

Greens’ Andrew Weaver will want to see carbon tax increased

Green Party leader Andrew Weaver got his breakthrough, with MLAs joining him from Cowichan Valley and Saanich North and the Islands. (B.C. Broadcast Consortium)
Noah Hanson and Phil Krabbendam pose in front of Maggies’ I voted sign, like the selfie booth that is a new feature of the provincial election this year.                                -courtesy PMSS

Students choose Sayeed in mock election

In a student vote, Pen Hi students said NDP candidate Tarik Sayeed should win the May 9 election

Noah Hanson and Phil Krabbendam pose in front of Maggies’ I voted sign, like the selfie booth that is a new feature of the provincial election this year.                                -courtesy PMSS
Okanagan – Shuswap – Similkameen – your votes

Okanagan – Shuswap – Similkameen – your votes

A regional roundup of results from Sicamous to Princeton

Okanagan – Shuswap – Similkameen – your votes
New era in B.C. politics

New era in B.C. politics

B.C.’s electoral urban-rural divide now a reality.

New era in B.C. politics
Dan Ashton watches with friends and supporters as results come in, giving him better than 50 per cent of the votes.                                -Steve Kidd/Western News

Ashton takes Penticton riding for BC Liberals

In an evening filled with close votes and races too tight to…

Dan Ashton watches with friends and supporters as results come in, giving him better than 50 per cent of the votes.                                -Steve Kidd/Western News
Carli Berry/Capital News                                Rutland Senior Secondary student Wesley Turcot, 15, casts his ballot during Student Vote, May 9 which aligns with the provincial election.

Election 2017: Students knock premier off her seat

Kelowna West students voted for NDP candidate Shelley Cook in Student Vote

Carli Berry/Capital News                                Rutland Senior Secondary student Wesley Turcot, 15, casts his ballot during Student Vote, May 9 which aligns with the provincial election.
B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver celebrates his party breakthrough with new Green MLA Adam Olsen. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

ELECTION: 43 Liberals to rule as minority vs NDP’s 41, three Greens

Christy Clark aims to continue to govern as premier without a majority

B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver celebrates his party breakthrough with new Green MLA Adam Olsen. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
BC Greens gain two more seats in 2017 provincial election

BC Greens gain two more seats in 2017 provincial election

Andrew Weaver, leader of the BC Green Party, will be joined by Adam Olsen and Sonia Furstenau

BC Greens gain two more seats in 2017 provincial election
Green Party leader Andrew Weaver walks to Gordon Head Middle School to vote. (Arnold Lim/Black Press) VICTORIA, B.C. May 8, 2017.

ELECTION 2017: Could B.C. get a third official party?

B.C. Greens could see benefits by reaching four elected MLA’s in the Legislative Assembly.

Green Party leader Andrew Weaver walks to Gordon Head Middle School to vote. (Arnold Lim/Black Press) VICTORIA, B.C. May 8, 2017.
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UPDATE: Christy Clark wins Kelowna West

UPDATE: Christy Clark wins Kelowna West

BC Premier Christy Clark holds onto her seat

UPDATE: Christy Clark wins Kelowna West
Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick (left) celebrates with supporters Philip Paterson and Ron Cannan.

UPDATE: Kelowna-Lake Country claimed by Letnick

Kelowna-Lake Country looks like it will stay with popular incumbent

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick (left) celebrates with supporters Philip Paterson and Ron Cannan.