Municipal election

Former Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran charged with sexual assault. (file photo: Capital News)

Former Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran charged with sexual assault

Colin Basran is due in Kelowna Provincial Court Jan. 24

 

Retiring Langley Township Council member Bob Long ran for office in the Town of Princeton. (file)

Bob Long loses bid for Princeton council seat

Retiring Langley Township Councillor has ‘no regrets’ about running in his new hometown

 

Thousands of Langley residents have already voted at advance polls – which continue this week. (Dan Ferguson/Black Press Media)

Thousands fill out early ballots in Langley Township, City

Early voting is proving more popular than ever

 

City of Fernie city hall. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

‘I’m so excited to be out of this room’: Departing BC councillor laments experience as elected official

Morgan Pulsifer said he was disappointed by the way city staff, elected officials and service workers were treated in Fernie

City of Fernie city hall. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Candidates running for the office of mayor and councillor seats met seniors at the Langley Senior Resources Society centre. All candidates expressed their concerns and pitched their agendas in a round-table-like setting. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Candidates running for the office of mayor and councillor seats met seniors at the Langley Senior Resources Society centre. All candidates expressed their concerns and pitched their agendas in a round-table-like setting. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
British Columbia's provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday Jul. 3, 2020. Municipal elections are still more than a month away, but mayors for dozens of communities across B.C. have already won by acclamation after standing unopposed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

37 B.C. mayors win by acclamation after standing unopposed

In 2018, 36 B.C. mayors were elected without contest

British Columbia's provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday Jul. 3, 2020. Municipal elections are still more than a month away, but mayors for dozens of communities across B.C. have already won by acclamation after standing unopposed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Long-time Langley Township council member Bob Long is running for council in the Town of Princeton (file)

Bob Long won’t be running in Langley Township this election. He will be running in Princeton.

After seven terms and 23 years in Langley, says ‘it was a good time to not run again.’

Long-time Langley Township council member Bob Long is running for council in the Town of Princeton (file)
Joel Neufeld and Holly Dickson will be running for the Langley school board as part of the ‘Contract With Langley’ slate. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Joel Neufeld and Holly Dickson announced run for Langley school board

Will be part of ‘Contract With Langley’ slate of candidates

  • Aug 17, 2022
Joel Neufeld and Holly Dickson will be running for the Langley school board as part of the ‘Contract With Langley’ slate. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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)
Langley school board chair Rod Ross said he is running for trustee again. (Langley Advance Times files)

Rod Ross announces another run for Langley Township school board seat

Candidates are jumping in to the race for seats in the Oct. 15 election

Langley school board chair Rod Ross said he is running for trustee again. (Langley Advance Times files)
Citing problems with vandalized election signs like this incident on 200th Street during the 2018 municipal election, and the ‘negative environmental impact’ of using plastic, Langley City is shrinking the permitted size of signs and will not allow them on public spaces under a proposed new bylaw. Campaign signs are still allowed on private property. (Langley Advance Times file)

VIDEO: Langley City shrinks election signs and limits them to private property

Campaign signs in two public display areas of City often end up vandalized

Citing problems with vandalized election signs like this incident on 200th Street during the 2018 municipal election, and the ‘negative environmental impact’ of using plastic, Langley City is shrinking the permitted size of signs and will not allow them on public spaces under a proposed new bylaw. Campaign signs are still allowed on private property. (Langley Advance Times file)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum presenting his State of the City address on June 1. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Safe Surrey Coalition promises to bring SkyTrain to Newton if re-elected

Brenda Locke, of Surrey Connect, calls the promise ‘a re-announcement of a re-announcement’

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum presenting his State of the City address on June 1. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Eric Woodward is running for mayor in Langley Township. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Woodward announces run for mayor of Langley Township

The councillor will face Blair Whitmarsh in the Oct. 15 vote

Eric Woodward is running for mayor in Langley Township. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley resident wonders why muncipal elections don’t have ward system

Reader points to many other jurisdictions that have elected officials represent a particular area

  • Apr 4, 2022
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Black Press Media files)
UPDATED: Developer donations still coming in Langley Township despite rule change

UPDATED: Developer donations still coming in Langley Township despite rule change

Mayor, councillors deny conflict of interest in donations

UPDATED: Developer donations still coming in Langley Township despite rule change
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)
Cotton reusable bag given out by B.C. Liquor Stores 20 years ago. It’s never been entirely clear how plastic bags threaten the Vancouver Island marmot or the burrowing owl. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. VIEWS: Politicians pose on plastic bags

Virtue signalling distracts from local government performance

Cotton reusable bag given out by B.C. Liquor Stores 20 years ago. It’s never been entirely clear how plastic bags threaten the Vancouver Island marmot or the burrowing owl. (Tom Fletcher/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)