BC Election 2022

Voters mark their civic election ballots at a polling station in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

ELECTION 2022: 158 new school trustees elected across B.C.

The province’s first openly transgender school trustee has been elected

 

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COLUMN: The cranky voters have spoken in Surrey and White Rock

Turfing of more than 3 dozen incumbent mayors across B.C. sends a message

  • Oct 19, 2022

 

Vancouver mayoral candidate Ken Sim pauses after speaking during a town hall hosted by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs and S.U.C.C.E.S.S., in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. Nearly half of British Columbia’s 162 cities and communities have a new mayor-elect after municipal elections last weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Some new B.C. mayors are familiar, others mark historic firsts after municipal vote

Nearly half of B.C. communities have a new person in charge after Saturday’s vote

 

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)

BY THE NUMBERS: Surrey, White Rock election turnout higher than B.C. average

Voter turnout up in Surrey, down in White Rock compared to 2018, however

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)
Jen McCutcheon was re-elected as director of the Metro Vancouver Regional District/Electoral Area A Oct. 15. (Credit: jenmccutcheon.wordpress.com)

Incumbent Jen McCutcheon wins Metro Vancouver electoral area with easy majority

McCutcheon has been director of Electoral Area A since a June 2019 byelection

Jen McCutcheon was re-elected as director of the Metro Vancouver Regional District/Electoral Area A Oct. 15. (Credit: jenmccutcheon.wordpress.com)
Doug McCallum concedes defeat in the 2022 race for mayor of Surrey to Brenda Locke. (Screenshot)
Doug McCallum concedes defeat in the 2022 race for mayor of Surrey to Brenda Locke. (Screenshot)
Vancouver mayoral candidate, incumbent Kennedy Stewart, picks up his civic election ballot from a polling station worker as he votes at an advance poll, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022. General local elections are scheduled in British Columbia municipalities Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Municipal elections across B.C., with major battles in Vancouver, Surrey expected

Across the province campaigns focused on issues that typically fall beyond the municipal realm

Vancouver mayoral candidate, incumbent Kennedy Stewart, picks up his civic election ballot from a polling station worker as he votes at an advance poll, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022. General local elections are scheduled in British Columbia municipalities Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The B.C. Elections logo is seen on a ballot screen at a polling station in Vancouver, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. With cumulative crises including homelessness, crime, affordability and climate disasters, municipal politicians across the province are finding themselves tackling major issues from the ground up. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Campaigns in crisis mode as B.C. mayors pivot from parks and potholes to big picture

When Merlin Blackwell ran for mayor four years ago in the small…

The B.C. Elections logo is seen on a ballot screen at a polling station in Vancouver, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. With cumulative crises including homelessness, crime, affordability and climate disasters, municipal politicians across the province are finding themselves tackling major issues from the ground up. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Maple Ridge school board candidate Brian Dominick does not deny this was him in a video outside the Vancouver Art Gallery speaking to a crowd of people. (Screen grab)

Lower Mainland school board candidate on video preaching about exterminating the ‘global, elitist parasite’

Brian Dominick is seen outside the Vancouver Art Gallery at World Freedom Rally

Maple Ridge school board candidate Brian Dominick does not deny this was him in a video outside the Vancouver Art Gallery speaking to a crowd of people. (Screen grab)
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LETTERS: White Rock voters must choose candidates carefully on Oct. 15

Editor: Does White Rock need more highrises? What benefits have they produced…

  • Sep 29, 2022
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OUR VIEW: Wise Surrey owls pay attention to policy prior to voting

Big projects, if they ever do come to fruition, are not freebies

  • Sep 21, 2022
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Building permitting times have become a battleground in Surrey’s civic election. (File photo)

Surrey slates duel over building permitting times

Election campaign heats up as United Surrey, Safe Surrey Coalition promise quicker turnarounds

Building permitting times have become a battleground in Surrey’s civic election. (File photo)
Sukh Dhaliwal, United Surrey’s mayoral candidate, speaks at a Surrey banquet hall in September 2021. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

United Surrey’s 4-point public safety plan aims to ‘impact lives, not play politics’

Sukh Dhaliwal-led slate promises to build a law-enforcement training facility in Surrey, among other plans

Sukh Dhaliwal, United Surrey’s mayoral candidate, speaks at a Surrey banquet hall in September 2021. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Cloverdale will host three all-candidates meetings ahead of the upcoming municipal election on Oct. 15, 2022. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Three all-candidates meetings finalized for Cloverdale

Municipal candidate meetings will all take place at KPU’s Cloverdale campus

Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Cloverdale will host three all-candidates meetings ahead of the upcoming municipal election on Oct. 15, 2022. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Nominations have closed for the next civic election to be held on Oct. 15, 2022. The official campaign period begins Sept .17. (Photo courtesy of Elections BC)
Nominations have closed for the next civic election to be held on Oct. 15, 2022. The official campaign period begins Sept .17. (Photo courtesy of Elections BC)
Surrey City Hall (Photo by Anna Burns/Surrey Now-Leader)

Annis says ‘rush’ to push land-use applications through before election has ‘bad smell’

Councillor says mayor trying to stuff record 50 land-use applications into final council meetings before Oct. 15 election

Surrey City Hall (Photo by Anna Burns/Surrey Now-Leader)
Surrey city hall. (Photo: Anna Burns)

84 candidates running in 2022 Surrey civic election

That’s 8 for mayor, 56 candidates for councillor and 20 who want to be a school trustee. All told, one more than in 2018

Surrey city hall. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Jack Hundial, pictured in 2021 during an announcement for Surrey Connect. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey’s Jack Hundial will no longer be running in the 2022 election

He says he will stay on as a director with Surrey Connect

Jack Hundial, pictured in 2021 during an announcement for Surrey Connect. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University instructor Dr. Balbir Gurm has formed a new slate, Team Surrey Schools, for the upcoming civic election on Oct. 15 which she announced on Sunday afternoon (August 7). (Photo: Sobia Moman/Peace Arch News)

New slate announced for Surrey school board election

Team Surrey Schools debuts full slate, headed by KPU professor

Kwantlen Polytechnic University instructor Dr. Balbir Gurm has formed a new slate, Team Surrey Schools, for the upcoming civic election on Oct. 15 which she announced on Sunday afternoon (August 7). (Photo: Sobia Moman/Peace Arch News)
The Surrey First Education team announced all of its trustees will be seeking re-election on Oct. 15. Pictured from left: Shawn Wilson, Gary Tymoschuk, Laurie Larsen, Garry Thind, Terry Allen and Bob Holmes. (Submitted photo: Surrey First Education Society)

Surrey First Education team seeking re-election

Laurie Larsen, Terry Allen, Bob Holmes, Garry Thind, Gary Tymoschuk, Shawn Wilson make up 6 of the 7 seats

  • Jul 27, 2022
The Surrey First Education team announced all of its trustees will be seeking re-election on Oct. 15. Pictured from left: Shawn Wilson, Gary Tymoschuk, Laurie Larsen, Garry Thind, Terry Allen and Bob Holmes. (Submitted photo: Surrey First Education Society)