Municipal Election

James Miller, the managing editor at the Penticton Herald, celebrates his win with his dog Milo after finding out he was elected as city councillor in Saturday night’s by-election. (Submitted)

Penticton’s newly elected city councillor explains how he can be both editor and politician

James Miller picked up a third of the votes in Saturday’s by-election

James Miller, the managing editor at the Penticton Herald, has been voted in for Jake Kimberley’s vacated council seat. (Submitted)

James Miller elected as Penticton city councillor

Penticton also voted yes to allowing up to 25 years for a Skaha Marina contract

There are 10 candidates vying for the one seat on Penticton city council. The by-election takes place Saturday, June 19. (Chamber photo)

Meet your Penticton Candidates

A round up of candidates’ bios, responses to our questions, and more

Jason Cox

Meet Penticton candidate Jason Cox

Meet the candidates running in the upcoming Penticton by-election

Jason Cox
James Miller

Meet Penticton candidate James Miller

Meet the candidates running in the upcoming Penticton by-election

  • Jun 10, 2021
James Miller
Isaac Gilbert

Meet Penticton candidate Isaac Gilbert

Meet the candidates running in the upcoming Penticton by-election

Isaac Gilbert
Kate Hansen

Meet Penticton candidate Kate Hansen

Meet the candidates running in the upcoming Penticton by-election

Kate Hansen
Karen Brownlee (Stuart Bish photography)

Meet Penticton candidate Karen Brownlee

Meet the candidates running in the upcoming Penticton by-election

Karen Brownlee (Stuart Bish photography)
Steve Brown

Meet Penticton candidate Steve Brown

Meet the candidates running in the upcoming Penticton by-election

Steve Brown
Katie O'Kell

Meet Penticton candidate Katie O’Kell

Meet the candidates running in the upcoming Penticton by-election

Katie O'Kell
James Blake

Meet Penticton candidate James Blake

Meet the candidates running in the upcoming Penticton by-election

James Blake
Keith McIntyre

Meet Penticton candidate Keith McIntyre

Meet the candidates running in the upcoming Penticton by-election

Keith McIntyre
Amelia Boultbee

Meet Penticton candidate Amelia Boultbee

Meet the candidates running in the upcoming Penticton by-election

  • Jun 9, 2021
Amelia Boultbee
Penticton's by-election candidates participated in a forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce on Thursday evening. (Youtube)

Penticton council by-election candidates speak to business

Candidates shared their views in the Penticton Chamber of Commerce forum

Penticton's by-election candidates participated in a forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce on Thursday evening. (Youtube)
Isaac Gilbert is running for council in the by-election for Jake Kimberley’s vacated seat. (Submitted)

First candidate for 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
City of Penticton mayoral candidates (from left to right) John Vassilaki, Jason Cox and Andrew Jakubeit waiting for results at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.                                Mark Brett/Western News

Penticton mayoral hopefuls wouldn’t change a thing

Both Jason Cox and Penticton’s incumbent mayor said they wouldn’t have changed campaigns

City of Penticton mayoral candidates (from left to right) John Vassilaki, Jason Cox and Andrew Jakubeit waiting for results at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.                                Mark Brett/Western News
Riley Gettens (right) beat out Rick Hatch (left) and two other candidates for the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen’s Area F director position. File photo

Riley Gettens named director Area F region of RDOS

New director for West Bench/Okanagan Lake West

Riley Gettens (right) beat out Rick Hatch (left) and two other candidates for the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen’s Area F director position. File photo
John Vassilaki couldn’t contain himself as the results for mayor were read out Saturday night at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre Saturday night, pumping his fists in the air and shouting. Mark Brett/Western News

John Vassilaki takes Penticton mayor’s chair

Vassilaki is back on Penticton city council, but now he’s mayor

John Vassilaki couldn’t contain himself as the results for mayor were read out Saturday night at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre Saturday night, pumping his fists in the air and shouting. Mark Brett/Western News