Municipal Election

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
Video: What are issues do you want candidates to address?

Video: What are issues do you want candidates to address?

Penticton residents share the issues that matter most to them

Video: What are issues do you want candidates to address?
Penticton city council candidate Marie Prior (centre) checks her notes while waiting for her turn to answer a question at the arts and culture all-candidates forum Thursday evening. Steve Kidd/Western News

Video: Candidates answer hard questions about supporting the arts

Penticton city council candidates gather to discuss arts and culture

Penticton city council candidate Marie Prior (centre) checks her notes while waiting for her turn to answer a question at the arts and culture all-candidates forum Thursday evening. Steve Kidd/Western News
ELECTION SIGNS                                Candidates in the upcoming municipal elections have signs set up around the community. The election for a mayor, six municipal councillors and two school trustees will be held Oct. 20.                                (John Arendt/Summerland Review)

Questions accepted for Summerland candidate forums

Summerland Chamber will hold candidate forums on Oct. 3 and 4

ELECTION SIGNS                                Candidates in the upcoming municipal elections have signs set up around the community. The election for a mayor, six municipal councillors and two school trustees will be held Oct. 20.                                (John Arendt/Summerland Review)
Princeton council candidate tackles accusations of racism

Princeton council candidate tackles accusations of racism

Luigi Gino Del-Ciotto‎ is one of 16 people vying for a spot on the Princeton City Council.

Princeton council candidate tackles accusations of racism
MAYORAL CANDIDATES                                Toni Boot, left, and Janet Peake are Summerland’s two mayoral candidates. On Sept. 20, Peake will hold an information session, while on Sept. 26, Boot will hold an information session. The election for mayor, council and school trustees will be held Oct. 20.

Summerland mayoral candidates to hold open house meetings

Coun. Janet Peake and Coun. Toni Boot have both served as councillors during past term

MAYORAL CANDIDATES                                Toni Boot, left, and Janet Peake are Summerland’s two mayoral candidates. On Sept. 20, Peake will hold an information session, while on Sept. 26, Boot will hold an information session. The election for mayor, council and school trustees will be held Oct. 20.