Municipal Election

HOUSE CONSTRUCTION                                While building permits are being issued and construction activity is busy in Summerland, there is still a lack of affordable housing in the community at present.                                (John Arendt/Summerland Review)

Summerland housing issues raised at candidate forum

High housing costs, low vacancy rates and lack of affordable housing addressed

HOUSE CONSTRUCTION                                While building permits are being issued and construction activity is busy in Summerland, there is still a lack of affordable housing in the community at present.                                (John Arendt/Summerland Review)
Penticton city council candidate questioning vote counters

Penticton city council candidate questioning vote counters

Kevin Proteau has previously requested the city go back to manual vote counts

Penticton city council candidate questioning vote counters
Almost 2,000 votes were cast at Penticton’s first two advance polls. File photo

Almost 2,000 votes already cast

Penticton voters taking advantage of advance polls

Almost 2,000 votes were cast at Penticton’s first two advance polls. File photo
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Here's a roundup of this week's headlines
Boys and Girls Clubs grateful for community's support
Fitness centres look different as pandemic continues
Woman allegedly steals donations from Critter Aid
The Accu-Vote machines will be tallying votes during Penticton’s 2018 municipal elections. Jordyn Thomson/Western News.

Video: Learn how your vote will be tallied in the municipal election

Laurie Darcus, Chief Election Officer for Penticton, demonstrated how the Accu-Vote machines work

The Accu-Vote machines will be tallying votes during Penticton’s 2018 municipal elections. Jordyn Thomson/Western News.
TRUSTEE CANDIDATES                                Kathy Pierre, left, and incumbent Ginny Manning answered questions at an all candidates forum at West Bench Elementary School on Oct. 11. The two are on the ballot for the Okanagan Skaha School District’s rural school trustee.                                (John Arendt/Summerland Review)

Rural trustee candidates discuss past board decisions

Okanagan Skaha School District candidates participate in forum at West Bench Elementary School

TRUSTEE CANDIDATES                                Kathy Pierre, left, and incumbent Ginny Manning answered questions at an all candidates forum at West Bench Elementary School on Oct. 11. The two are on the ballot for the Okanagan Skaha School District’s rural school trustee.                                (John Arendt/Summerland Review)
DISCUSSING ISSUES                                Candidates for the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen’s Area F answer questions during an all-candidates forum on Oct. 11. From left are Rick Hatch, Riley Gettens and Leah Schulting. A fourth candidates, Ashley Jestin, was unable to attend the forum at West Bench Elementary School.                                (John Arendt/Summerland Review)

Area F candidates present platforms, discuss needs of diverse region

Four candidates on ballot to represent large area within Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen

DISCUSSING ISSUES                                Candidates for the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen’s Area F answer questions during an all-candidates forum on Oct. 11. From left are Rick Hatch, Riley Gettens and Leah Schulting. A fourth candidates, Ashley Jestin, was unable to attend the forum at West Bench Elementary School.                                (John Arendt/Summerland Review)
The City of Penticton and BC Transit are offering free bus service on Oct. 20, municipal election day.                                Black Press photo

Free election day bus service and property boundary checks advised

Free transit to the polls and property boundary checks highlighted in city news release

The City of Penticton and BC Transit are offering free bus service on Oct. 20, municipal election day.                                Black Press photo
Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Area D candidates Rodney Penway (left), Bill Schwarz (second from right) and Ron Obirek (right) at an all-candidates forum held in Okanagan Falls on Tuesday.                                Kristi Patton/Western News

Area D: Candidates take jabs at past director’s decisions

All three candidates faced off in a forum held in Okanagan Falls

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Area D candidates Rodney Penway (left), Bill Schwarz (second from right) and Ron Obirek (right) at an all-candidates forum held in Okanagan Falls on Tuesday.                                Kristi Patton/Western News
Advanced voting is open for Penticton and RDOS residents today. Black Press file photo.

Advanced voting open today for Penticton and RDOS residents

Learn when and where you can vote in advance of the Oct. 20 municipal elections

Advanced voting is open for Penticton and RDOS residents today. Black Press file photo.
The mayoral candidates each had an opportunity to introduce themselves at the Women in Business mayoral forum on Oct. 9. Jordyn Thomson/Western News

Social issues the focus at Penticton mayoral forum

The luncheon provided an opportunity for WIB members and candidates to discuss election issues

The mayoral candidates each had an opportunity to introduce themselves at the Women in Business mayoral forum on Oct. 9. Jordyn Thomson/Western News
Candidate James Blake addresses the audience and panel during his introduction at the mayoral candidates forum at the Penticton Lakeside Resort on Sept. 26.                                Jordyn Thomson/Western News

Break bread with the Penticton mayoral candidates

Penticton Women In Business hosting mayoral forum

Candidate James Blake addresses the audience and panel during his introduction at the mayoral candidates forum at the Penticton Lakeside Resort on Sept. 26.                                Jordyn Thomson/Western News
B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks to local politicians at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler, Sept. 14, 2018. (UBCM)

B.C.’s new municipal election finance laws getting their first test

Vancouver shows loopholes for early spending, union support

B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks to local politicians at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler, Sept. 14, 2018. (UBCM)
There will be two forums on Oct. 11, one for West Bench candidates and another on the environment for Penticton candidates. Western News file photo

Two election forums next week in Penticton

All candidates forum on the environment, and West Bench forum, on Oct. 11

  • Oct 4, 2018
There will be two forums on Oct. 11, one for West Bench candidates and another on the environment for Penticton candidates. Western News file photo
MAYORAL CANDIDATES                                Janet Peake, left, and Toni Boot answer questions during an all-candidates forum for mayoral candidates on Wednesday evening.                                 (John Arendt/Summerland Review)

Mayoral candidates present visions for Summerland

Janet Peake and Toni Boot responded to questions during all-candidates forum on Oct. 3

MAYORAL CANDIDATES                                Janet Peake, left, and Toni Boot answer questions during an all-candidates forum for mayoral candidates on Wednesday evening.                                 (John Arendt/Summerland Review)
TRUSTEE CANDIDATES                                School trustee candidates Dave Stathers, left, and Linda Van Alphen answered questions during an all-candidates forum on Oct. 3 at Centre Stage Theatre. There are four candidates on the ballot for two Summerland school trustee positions. Peter Waterman had introductory remarks presented by video. Julie Planiden was not present. The election is on Oct. 20.                                (John Arendt/Summerland Review)

School closure discussed at Summerland trustee forum

Two of four trustee candidates were present at forum on Wednesday evening

TRUSTEE CANDIDATES                                School trustee candidates Dave Stathers, left, and Linda Van Alphen answered questions during an all-candidates forum on Oct. 3 at Centre Stage Theatre. There are four candidates on the ballot for two Summerland school trustee positions. Peter Waterman had introductory remarks presented by video. Julie Planiden was not present. The election is on Oct. 20.                                (John Arendt/Summerland Review)
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Who’s running for director in RDOS Area E?

Candidates for the RDOS Area E election

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Candidate James Blake addresses the audience and panel during his introduction at the mayoral candidates forum at the Penticton Lakeside Resort on Sept. 26. All six candidates were questioned about relevant election issues by a panel of media personnel.                                Jordyn Thomson/Western News

Penticton mayoral candidates weigh in on homelessness

Each of the six candidates had their own viewpoint of the problem and possible solutions

Candidate James Blake addresses the audience and panel during his introduction at the mayoral candidates forum at the Penticton Lakeside Resort on Sept. 26. All six candidates were questioned about relevant election issues by a panel of media personnel.                                Jordyn Thomson/Western News
Who’s running for Osoyoos town council?

Who’s running for Osoyoos town council?

A look at the candidates for mayor and council in Osoyoos

Who’s running for Osoyoos town council?
Another Penticton all-candidates forum announced

Another Penticton all-candidates forum announced

Penticton all-candidates meeting focused on senior issues

Another Penticton all-candidates forum announced
It’s official: B.C.’s civic election campaign period kicks off
It’s official: B.C.’s civic election campaign period kicks off