Election 2020

Harwinder Sandhu, a Vernon registered nurse, has won the Vernon-Monashee riding after mail-in and absentee votes were counted. (Black Press - file photo)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Registered nurse becomes Okanagan MLA

Vernon’s Harwinder Sandhu of the NDP unseats three-term Liberal incumbent Eric Foster

 

Incumbent Liberal MLA Eric Foster (left) trails NDP candidate Harwinder Sandhu by 282 votes as counting of mail-in and absentee ballots for the Vernon-Monashee riding is expected to resume Sunday, Nov. 8. (Morning Star - file photo)

Okanagan riding vote count could conclude Sunday

Harwinder Sandhu (NDP) holds 282 vote lead in Vernon-Monashee over incumbent Eric Foster (Liberal)

 

BC NDP candidate Harwinder Sandhu offered praise to her team of volunteers (pictured Oct. 21), following a too-close race with BC Liberal and incumbent Eric Foster in the 2020 provincial election Oct. 24. The outcome will be dependent on the final count from mail-in ballots expected in three weeks. (Facebook)

‘Every vote counts’ in tight Vernon-Monashee race: NDP Harwinder Sandhu

Incumbent BC Liberal Eric Foster finishes election night with slim lead

 

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COLUMN: Voting by itself is not enough

Not all countries with elections are strong democracies

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The provincial riding of Penticton has been Liberal since the riding was created in 2009. (File image)

Penticton riding has been represented by Liberals in past years

Since riding was created in 2009, party has won every election

The provincial riding of Penticton has been Liberal since the riding was created in 2009. (File image)
Vernon-Monashee candidate Harwinder Sandhu signs have been tampered with repeatedly leading up to the Oct. 24 election. (Contributed)

More Okanagan election signs vandalized

Vernon-Monashee NDP candidate Hardwinder Sandhu hit hard with repairs

Vernon-Monashee candidate Harwinder Sandhu signs have been tampered with repeatedly leading up to the Oct. 24 election. (Contributed)
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EDITORIAL: The power of a single vote

In the Oct. 24 British Columbia election, every vote is important

  • Oct 21, 2020
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Naramata transit users will have free transit service on election day, Oct. 24. (Black Press Media file photo)

No charge for Naramata transit users on election day

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen waives fare collection on Oct. 24

Naramata transit users will have free transit service on election day, Oct. 24. (Black Press Media file photo)
With local MLA Adam Olsen looking on, BC Greens leader Sonia Furstenau said a Green government would convert BC Ferries into a Crown corporation Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Green leader Sonia Furstenau promises to convert BC Ferries back into Crown corporation

Promise comes Monday afternoon with five days left in campaign

With local MLA Adam Olsen looking on, BC Greens leader Sonia Furstenau said a Green government would convert BC Ferries into a Crown corporation Wolf Depner/News Staff)
A woman arrives at a polling station to vote in the provincial election in the riding of Vancouver-Fraserview, in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday May 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Mail-in ballot uptake in B.C. influenced by political leaning, geography

Voters in the most left-leaning ridings much more likely to request packages than in right-leaning

A woman arrives at a polling station to vote in the provincial election in the riding of Vancouver-Fraserview, in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday May 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The B.C. provincial election will be held Saturday, Oct. 24. (Black Press file photo)

Summerland chamber won’t hold candidate forum for upcoming election

Chamber executive director urges public to cast ballots on Oct. 24

The B.C. provincial election will be held Saturday, Oct. 24. (Black Press file photo)
On Oct. 24, British Columbians will hire the people to represent them in the B.C. legislature. (File photo)

EDITORIAL: Applying for the job of governing

Elected officials will be charged with a difficult task

  • Oct 7, 2020
On Oct. 24, British Columbians will hire the people to represent them in the B.C. legislature. (File photo)
Summerland mayor Toni Boot and Oliver councillor Petra Veintimilla are both running in the Oct. 24 provincial election. The two have taken different approaches to their local government roles during the campaign period. (Contributed)

Two Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen directors to run in B.C. election

Summerland mayor Toni Boot and Oliver councillor Petra Veintimilla have both filed nomination papers

Summerland mayor Toni Boot and Oliver councillor Petra Veintimilla are both running in the Oct. 24 provincial election. The two have taken different approaches to their local government roles during the campaign period. (Contributed)
The B.C. provincial election is on Oct. 24. (File photo.)

EDITORIAL: Selecting the best choice

B.C. election should be about finding the best candidates, not the least worst

  • Oct 1, 2020
The B.C. provincial election is on Oct. 24. (File photo.)
B.C. VOTES 2020: Greens join North Okanagan race

B.C. VOTES 2020: Greens join North Okanagan race

Keli Westgate throws her ‘compost lady’ hat in the ring

B.C. VOTES 2020: Greens join North Okanagan race
Harwinder Sandhu, a Vernon registered nurse, is the declared NDP candidate for Vernon-Monashee in the upcoming Oct. 24 provincial election. Sandhu finished third in the North Okanagan-Shuswap riding in the 2019 federal election running under the NDP banner. (Black Press - file photo)

BC VOTES 2020: North Okanagan nurse running for NDP

Harwinder Sandhu, who ran for NDP in 2019 federal vote, is declared Vernon-Monashee candidate

Harwinder Sandhu, a Vernon registered nurse, is the declared NDP candidate for Vernon-Monashee in the upcoming Oct. 24 provincial election. Sandhu finished third in the North Okanagan-Shuswap riding in the 2019 federal election running under the NDP banner. (Black Press - file photo)
Roly Russell has received the NDP nomination as candidate in the provincial riding of Boundary-Similkameen. He lives in Grand Forks, where he serves on the RDKB council and the UBCM executive. (Submitted)

Russell selected as B.C. NDP candidate for Boundary-Similkameen

The director for the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary was chosen over Oliver councillor Grice.

Roly Russell has received the NDP nomination as candidate in the provincial riding of Boundary-Similkameen. He lives in Grand Forks, where he serves on the RDKB council and the UBCM executive. (Submitted)
Okanagan School of the Arts (OSA) president Keith MacIntyre is running as the Libertarian candidate for the Penticton riding in the upcoming provincial election. (File photo)

MacIntyre acclaimed as Libertarian candidate for Penticton

MacIntyre is the president of the Okanagan School of the Arts

Okanagan School of the Arts (OSA) president Keith MacIntyre is running as the Libertarian candidate for the Penticton riding in the upcoming provincial election. (File photo)
Oliver councillor Petra Veintimilla will be running for MLA of the Boundary-Similkameen for the BC Liberal Party this October. (Contributed)

Veintimilla to run as Liberal candidate

The Oliver councillor will run for MLA of the Boundary-Similkameen riding

Oliver councillor Petra Veintimilla will be running for MLA of the Boundary-Similkameen for the BC Liberal Party this October. (Contributed)
Premier John Horgan heads to his ride following his announcement that there will be a fall election as he speaks during a press conference in Langford, B.C., on Monday September 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

In snap election, Horgan must prove COVID-19 track record to cynical voters: experts

NDP leader is ahead in the polls but calling election is a political risk

Premier John Horgan heads to his ride following his announcement that there will be a fall election as he speaks during a press conference in Langford, B.C., on Monday September 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito