Election 2022

Village of Keremeos offices. (Brennan Phillips Review file photo)

Vote count stagnant in Keremeos despite growing population

The number of votes has stayed fairly steady since 2008

 

Sacheen Collecutt was running for a seat on Kelowna council with Spirit Alliance (Photo/Sacheen)

Election recount demanded by failed Kelowna council candidate dismissed

Sacheen Collecut claims ballot stuffing and fraud

 

Black Press Media file

EDITORIAL: Voters determined election outcome

Not all voters saw their preferred candidates elected to council, school board or regional district

  • Oct 24, 2022

 

Voters mark their civic election ballots at a polling station in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

ELECTION 2022: 158 new school trustees elected across B.C.

The province’s first openly transgender school trustee has been elected

Voters mark their civic election ballots at a polling station in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
This vehicle was set alight sometime overnight on Oct. 19 at TRU Auto Market in Kamloops — the business of incoming mayor Reid Hamer-Jackson.

Vehicle torched at business of Kamloops’ mayor-elect

Hamer-Jackson said he does not know if the damage is connected to his mayoral run

  • Oct 19, 2022
This vehicle was set alight sometime overnight on Oct. 19 at TRU Auto Market in Kamloops — the business of incoming mayor Reid Hamer-Jackson.
Voters mark their civic election ballots at a polling station in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

CAMERON: Boosting 2022 local election turnout in B.C. unlikely

‘One reason cited for the low turnout is the peculiar nature of local elections’

Voters mark their civic election ballots at a polling station in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Surrey mayoral candidate, incumbent Doug McCallum, waits for the start of a candidates meeting in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, September 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

McCallum not conceding in Surrey, considering judicial recount of vote: party

Safe Surrey Coalition says McCallum won’t accept defeat at this point in time’

Surrey mayoral candidate, incumbent Doug McCallum, waits for the start of a candidates meeting in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, September 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Mayor-elect Ken Sim arrives for a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

VIDEO: Vancouver gets its first Chinese Canadian mayor

Ken Sim will lead Vancouver for the next 4 years

Vancouver Mayor-elect Ken Sim arrives for a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Voter turnout was abysmal in Penticton with only 33% of eligible voters turning out to the polls for the 2022 municipal election. (City of Penticton)

Only 33% of eligible voters show up to vote in Penticton

It’s a drop from the 41% turnout in 2018

Voter turnout was abysmal in Penticton with only 33% of eligible voters turning out to the polls for the 2022 municipal election. (City of Penticton)
RDOS building (file photo)

Two new faces around the Regional District board table

Area E (Naramata) elects Adrienne Fedrigo and Area D (Okanagan Falls) saw Matt Taylor win

RDOS building (file photo)
Vancouver mayoral candidate Ken Sim speaks during a town hall hosted by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs and S.U.C.C.E.S.S., in Vancouver, on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. Sim defeated incumbent Kennedy Stewart in the October 15, 2022 election to become the new mayor of Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver, Surrey voters elect new mayors; bring promises of more police, RCMP stays

Ken Sims beat incumbent Kennedy Stewart in Vancouver

Vancouver mayoral candidate Ken Sim speaks during a town hall hosted by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs and S.U.C.C.E.S.S., in Vancouver, on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. Sim defeated incumbent Kennedy Stewart in the October 15, 2022 election to become the new mayor of Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
On Oct. 15, voting was held at Summerland Secondary School. Voter turnout in Summerland was significantly lower than in past years. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland sees low voter turnout

Nearly two-thirds of eligible voters did not cast ballots

On Oct. 15, voting was held at Summerland Secondary School. Voter turnout in Summerland was significantly lower than in past years. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Incumbents Linda Van Alphen and Dave Stathers have been re-elected as Summerland trustees on the Okanagan-Skaha School Board. (Contributed)

Summerland voters choose incumbent school trustees

Dave Stathers and Linda Van Alphen have both been re-elected

Incumbents Linda Van Alphen and Dave Stathers have been re-elected as Summerland trustees on the Okanagan-Skaha School Board. (Contributed)
Julius Bloomfield responds to the announcement he has been elected as Penticton’s new mayor. (Brennan Phillips, Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Julius Bloomfield is Penticton’s new mayor

It was a close finish against newcomer Jason Reynen

Julius Bloomfield responds to the announcement he has been elected as Penticton’s new mayor. (Brennan Phillips, Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Summerland voters choose council experience

Six of seven members of new council have served in the past.

(Calendar Staff)

Incumbents fall to newcomers in Lake Country election

Lake Country sees barely 2,000 ballots cast

(Calendar Staff)
Gord Milsom is West Kelowna’s new mayor. Milson gave an acceptance speech Saturday night after votes were tallied. - Sydney Morton/Capital News

BREAKING: Milsom staying on as West Kelowna mayor

The unofficial results from the city say he received 4,410 votes

Gord Milsom is West Kelowna’s new mayor. Milson gave an acceptance speech Saturday night after votes were tallied. - Sydney Morton/Capital News
Peachland Coun. Patrick Van Minsel declares his intention to run for mayor. (Photo/Matt Abrey)

BREAKING: Patrick Van Minsel defeats Fortin to be Peachland’s next mayor

He received 46 per cent of the vote (1,104 votes)

Peachland Coun. Patrick Van Minsel declares his intention to run for mayor. (Photo/Matt Abrey)
Jason Wiebe, centre, was elected Mayor of Keremeos with 63 per cent of the vote. Clockwise from the top left are the acclaimed councillors who will join him at the table: Incumbents Jeremy Evens and Arden Holly, and newcomers Tracy Henderson and Garry Elliot. (File)

Jason Wiebe elected mayor of Keremeos

Wiebe beat Arlene Arlow to the vacated mayor’s chair

Jason Wiebe, centre, was elected Mayor of Keremeos with 63 per cent of the vote. Clockwise from the top left are the acclaimed councillors who will join him at the table: Incumbents Jeremy Evens and Arden Holly, and newcomers Tracy Henderson and Garry Elliot. (File)
Recreation services director Doug Ross gives guests at a pop-up information booth the facts about Vernon’s proposed Active Living Centre prior to the referendum. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Vernon affords city new active living centre, for 2026

Referendum passes for $121 M facility borrowing, total number in favour underreported by 100 votes

Recreation services director Doug Ross gives guests at a pop-up information booth the facts about Vernon’s proposed Active Living Centre prior to the referendum. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)