BC municipal election

Councillor Nathan Pachal, left, and Mayor Val van den Broek are running for mayor of Langley City in the upcoming election, and took questions at an all-candidates meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 28. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

City mayor says council calls her a ‘thief’ during election debate

Val van den Broek and Nathan Pachal are vying for the City’s top job

 

The first group of Langley Township council candidates at Monday’s all-candidates meeting. With 28 names on the ballot, the debate had them speak in three groups of 10 to eight each. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

More than two dozen Langley Township council candidates debate

Chamber-hosted event lobs questions at groups of contenders as vote nears

 

Langley Township mayoral candidates (left to right) Blair Whitmarsh, Rich Coleman, Eric Woodward, and Michelle Sparrow. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Mayoral hopefuls spar in Langley Township all-candidates meeting

All four contenders for the top job were at Tuesday’s chamber-sponsored debate

 

Gerald Wartak, running for Langley Township council with Elevate Langley. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Lacrosse coach and business owner runs with Coleman’s slate in Township

Gerald Wartak is one of eight candidates on Elevate Langley

Gerald Wartak, running for Langley Township council with Elevate Langley. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Suzanne Perreault is running for a second term as a Langley School Board trustee. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Suzanne Perreault is running for a second term as a Langley School Board trustee. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Stephen Dinesen is running with the Elevate Langley slate. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Company founder joins Elevate Langley slate in Township race

Stephen Dinesen has operated a number of businesses

  • Sep 19, 2022
Stephen Dinesen is running with the Elevate Langley slate. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Condos under construction in Langley City in August, 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)

OUR VIEW: Civic governments can’t tackle housing affordability alone

That doesn’t mean they shouldn’t try – or that housing won’t be on the ballot this fall

  • Sep 17, 2022
Condos under construction in Langley City in August, 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)
Lobo the donkey might just be B.C.’s most popular political figure in the upcoming municipal elections. (Kayla Mellville photo)

Donkey running to be mayor of Grand Forks becomes ‘voice of the people’

Lobo the donkey has gained support across the country in his bid to become mayor

Lobo the donkey might just be B.C.’s most popular political figure in the upcoming municipal elections. (Kayla Mellville photo)
Surrey-Newton MLA Harry Bains, left, and Harry Bains, Surrey council candidate, right.
Surrey-Newton MLA Harry Bains, left, and Harry Bains, Surrey council candidate, right.
Send your letter to the editor via email to news@langleyadvancetimes.com and include your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Langley resident skeptical of slates in municipal elections

Where do candidates’ allegiances lay when they are part of a slate, wonders letter writer

  • Sep 2, 2022
Send your letter to the editor via email to news@langleyadvancetimes.com and include your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Langley Advance Times files)
Liberal Sukh Dhaliwal speaks to supporters in Surrey after winning his riding of Surrey-Newton in 2021. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey MP Sukh Dhaliwal enters race for mayor, reveals new United Surrey slate

Julie Tapley, former Surrey NDP MP Jasbir Sandhu, Becky Zhou and Jeff Bridge are running for a council seat with United Surrey. More candidates will be announced over the summer, Dhaliwal says

Liberal Sukh Dhaliwal speaks to supporters in Surrey after winning his riding of Surrey-Newton in 2021. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
Late morning view southward over the top of Victoria city hall, as seen from the top of the Fisgard Street parkade. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘A cure for cynicism:’ Experts explain why voting in B.C. municipal election is important

Cities shape daily experiences, prepare for emergencies and do politics differently

Late morning view southward over the top of Victoria city hall, as seen from the top of the Fisgard Street parkade. (Black Press Media file photo)
Send your letter to the editor via email to news@langleyadvancetimes.com and include your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Why can’t election donations be posted on Langley Township website during campaign?

Letter writer calls current system of disclosing finances three months after election ‘ridiculous’

  • Jun 20, 2022
Send your letter to the editor via email to news@langleyadvancetimes.com and include your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Black Press Media files)
Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Rail District on Oct. 5, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun not seeking re-election this Fall

2-term mayor makes surprise announcement via social media on June 13

Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Rail District on Oct. 5, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Michael Pratt is making a second bid for a seat on the Township of Langley Council, promising a new vision for what the future of the Township can be. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Pratt makes second bid for Township council

Co-founder of ‘Walk to remember’ memorial

Michael Pratt is making a second bid for a seat on the Township of Langley Council, promising a new vision for what the future of the Township can be. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Township Councillor Blair Whitmarsh has announced he is running for mayor this fall. (Blair Whitmarsh/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Whitmarsh announces run for Langley Township mayor’s seat

The two-term councillor is the first to announce he will be running this fall

Langley Township Councillor Blair Whitmarsh has announced he is running for mayor this fall. (Blair Whitmarsh/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese is retiring and will not run again in this fall’s municipal election. (Langley Advance Times files)

VIDEO: Froese not running for mayor again in Langley Township

He made the announcement official at Monday’s council meeting

Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese is retiring and will not run again in this fall’s municipal election. (Langley Advance Times files)
Kool-Aid man to run for mayor of B.C. town

Kool-Aid man to run for mayor of B.C. town

Comedian Danny Nunes hopes youth will “drink the kool-aid” and exercise their vote

Kool-Aid man to run for mayor of B.C. town
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