Municipal Election

More candidates come forward for Lower Similkameen

More candidates come forward for Lower Similkameen

Some familiar faces put their name in for council and regional district area director positions

More candidates come forward for Lower Similkameen
Notification cards are in the mail this month. (Elections BC)

Voter registration push begins for B.C. referendum

Province-wide notification coming for mail-in vote

Notification cards are in the mail this month. (Elections BC)
Clarke aiming to hold on to school board seat

Clarke aiming to hold on to school board seat

Even though both her children have graduated, Shelley Clarke hasn’t lost interest…

Clarke aiming to hold on to school board seat
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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
Kelowna mayoral candidate Joshua Hoggan. —Image: Facebook

Kelowna mayoral candidate vows to become homeless if elected

Joshua Hoggan says he will live in transient housing for a year if elected Oct. 20

Kelowna mayoral candidate Joshua Hoggan. —Image: Facebook
In front of about 100 people Thursday, John Vassilaki announced his campaign for mayor from the steps of Penticton City Hall. Steve Kidd/Western News
In front of about 100 people Thursday, John Vassilaki announced his campaign for mayor from the steps of Penticton City Hall. Steve Kidd/Western News
Mayor race official in Keremeos

Mayor race official in Keremeos

Two people have put their names in the ring to be mayor of Keremeos

Mayor race official in Keremeos
Tarik Sayeed has decided he won’t be running for council again this fall. Submitted photo.

Tarik Sayeed not seeking re-election

One more opening on Penticton city council

Tarik Sayeed has decided he won’t be running for council again this fall. Submitted photo.
Artist Serge Mozhnevsky poses with his sculpture, one of six pieces making up the 2017 public sculpture exhibition. An all-candidates forum later this month will focus on integrating arts and culture with future planning for Penticton. File photo

Penticton election forum mixes arts and politics

Candidate forum brings arts and culture to the political discussion

Artist Serge Mozhnevsky poses with his sculpture, one of six pieces making up the 2017 public sculpture exhibition. An all-candidates forum later this month will focus on integrating arts and culture with future planning for Penticton. File photo
Nomination period kicks off for B.C.’s 2018 municipal elections
Nomination period kicks off for B.C.’s 2018 municipal elections
John Archer, 67, a retired Okanagan business owner has announced he will run for Penticton city council in the upcoming election.                                Submitted photo

Archer joining Penticton city council election race

A retired Okanagan business owner has announced he will run in the municipal election

John Archer, 67, a retired Okanagan business owner has announced he will run for Penticton city council in the upcoming election.                                Submitted photo
The line of potential voters extended outside the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre just one hour after the polls opened for the 2014 municipal election. Western News file photo                                The line of potential voters extended outside the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre just one hour after the polls opened for the 2014 municipal election.                                Western News file photo

Municipal elections: what you need to know

City of Penticton municipal election takes place Oct. 20

The line of potential voters extended outside the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre just one hour after the polls opened for the 2014 municipal election. Western News file photo                                The line of potential voters extended outside the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre just one hour after the polls opened for the 2014 municipal election.                                Western News file photo
Daryl Clarke, seen here with former Minister of Jobs Shirley Bond, is running for Penticton city council this fall. Western News file photo

Candidate for Penticton city council steps forward

Daryl Clarke running for Penticton city council

Daryl Clarke, seen here with former Minister of Jobs Shirley Bond, is running for Penticton city council this fall. Western News file photo
Vassilaki making announcement for the future of Penticton

Vassilaki making announcement for the future of Penticton

The announcement will be “regarding the municipal election”

Vassilaki making announcement for the future of Penticton
Businessman Jason Cox announced his intention to run for Penticton mayor this fall. Steve Kidd/Western News

Jason Cox running for mayor

Penticton business man second to announce mayoral intentions

Businessman Jason Cox announced his intention to run for Penticton mayor this fall. Steve Kidd/Western News
Vernon economist Victor Cumming has announced his intention to become Vernon mayor. Cumming finished second in the 2014 municipal election to Akbal Mund by only 625 votes. (Black Press file photo)

Third candidate seeks Vernon mayor’s job

Victor Cumming finished second in the 2014 election to Akbal Mund by only 625 votes

Vernon economist Victor Cumming has announced his intention to become Vernon mayor. Cumming finished second in the 2014 municipal election to Akbal Mund by only 625 votes. (Black Press file photo)
Marie Prior has announced she will be running for city council in the next City of Penticton municipal election. Photo courtesy of David Szabo

Prior ready to ‘shake up the status quo’

Marie Prior, a long-time Penticton resident, has announced her candidacy

Marie Prior has announced she will be running for city council in the next City of Penticton municipal election. Photo courtesy of David Szabo
Mayor Andrew Jakubeit says he wants to be Penticton mayor for another four years, despite the pressures he faced in his first term.                                Steve Kidd/Western News

Jakubeit seeking a second term as mayor

Penticton mayor says he wants to continue work started in first term as mayor

Mayor Andrew Jakubeit says he wants to be Penticton mayor for another four years, despite the pressures he faced in his first term.                                Steve Kidd/Western News
B.C. Premier John Horgan takes questions outside his legislature office, April 25, 2018. (Black Press)

Municipal election loophole will be fixed, premier says

Union, corporate donations still allowed for slate party ‘operational’ needs

B.C. Premier John Horgan takes questions outside his legislature office, April 25, 2018. (Black Press)
Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson battles with opposition in question period, B.C. legislature, November 2017. (Hansard TV)

B.C. VIEWS: Big money and local elections

Slates discouraged in civic politics, unions get green light

Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson battles with opposition in question period, B.C. legislature, November 2017. (Hansard TV)
Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson (B.C. government)

NDP moves to limit local election money

Selina Robinson’s bans corporate, union donations

Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson (B.C. government)