Federal Election

Kyla Neustaeter (on ledge) was among about 20 people who took part in the Fridays for Future climate action strike in Hope on Nov. 29, 2019. A small group strikes in front of the Hope District office every Friday at noon, including Arthur Green, who often runs in elections as the Green candidate. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)

Hope’s Green candidate is tops with local students in mock vote process

Students at three schools choose Arthur Green as ideal Member of Parliament

Chilliwack-Hope NDP federal election candidate DJ Pohl on election night Sept. 20, 2021 outside her Wellington Avenue campaign office. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

ELECTION 2021: NDP garner historic vote total in Chilliwack-Hope but fall short of win

Preliminary numbers had DJ Pohl with 28.4% of ballots cast by 10 p.m. Monday

From top left: Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Jagmeet Singh (NDP), Erin O'Toole (Conservative). 
From bottom left: Yves-Francois Blanchet (Bloc Quebecois), Maxime Bernier (PPC), Annamie Paul (Green). (Canadian Press photos)
From top left: Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Jagmeet Singh (NDP), Erin O'Toole (Conservative). 
From bottom left: Yves-Francois Blanchet (Bloc Quebecois), Maxime Bernier (PPC), Annamie Paul (Green). (Canadian Press photos)
Chilliwack-Hope voter Gary Abbott talks to Chilliwack Progress reporter Jennifer Feinberg outside Evergreen Hall after voting in the 44th federal election in Canada on Sept. 20, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg video still)

VIDEO: Handful of Chilliwack voters weigh in with 2021 election priorities

They also talk about what it’s like to vote during a global pandemic

Chilliwack-Hope voter Gary Abbott talks to Chilliwack Progress reporter Jennifer Feinberg outside Evergreen Hall after voting in the 44th federal election in Canada on Sept. 20, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg video still)
Voters were arriving at the Hope Legion polling station in a steady stream on Monday morning. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Hope’s polling stations seeing steady voters arriving

No lineups yet, say Elections Canada workers, following busy early voting days

Voters were arriving at the Hope Legion polling station in a steady stream on Monday morning. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
From top left: Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Jagmeet Singh (NDP), Erin O’Toole (Conservative). From bottom left: Yves-Francois Blanchet (Bloc Quebecois), Maxime Bernier (PPC), Annamie Paul (Green). (Canadian Press photos)
From top left: Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Jagmeet Singh (NDP), Erin O’Toole (Conservative). From bottom left: Yves-Francois Blanchet (Bloc Quebecois), Maxime Bernier (PPC), Annamie Paul (Green). (Canadian Press photos)
Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)

ELECTION 2021: Chilliwack-Hope candidates answer two Progress questions

What are the most important issues locally? Why are you best for the job?

Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)
Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People's Party of Canada). (Submitted)

Third question from Chilliwack Healthier Community zeroes in on climate crisis

The Chilliwack Progress is providing answers from all five federal candidates in a series

Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People's Party of Canada). (Submitted)
Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)

All-candidates’ meeting in Chilliwack-Hope cancelled after vaccination kerfuffle

PPC candidate barred by health officials from event because of his unvaccinated status

Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)
Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Arthur Green (Green Party), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)

ELECTION 2021: Chilliwack-Hope candidates clash in virtual meeting Monday

One of the only chances voters will get to see them in action after Tuesday’s event cancelled

Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Arthur Green (Green Party), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)
Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People's Party of Canada). (Submitted)

All-candidates’ debate at Cultural Centre cancelled after vaccination kerfuffle

Bogunovic barred by health officials from Cultural Centre event given unvaccinated status

Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People's Party of Canada). (Submitted)
Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)

UPDATE: Chilliwack Chamber, Downtown BIA election all-candidates meeting tonight

Virtual event will be livestreamed on YouTube and viewable through this story

Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)
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Q&A with PPC candidate Tyler Niles

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon candidates answer three questions

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An election sign for NDP candidate DJ Pohl sign knocked over. (DJ Pohl campaign)

Chilliwack-Hope candidates speak out about spike in election-sign vandalism

Destroying or removing election signs a federal offence under Elections Act

An election sign for NDP candidate DJ Pohl sign knocked over. (DJ Pohl campaign)
Brad Vis, Conservative candidate in the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding. / Submitted Photo

Q&A with Conservative candidate Brad Vis

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon candidates answer three questions

  • Sep 9, 2021
Brad Vis, Conservative candidate in the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding. / Submitted Photo
Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)

Chilliwack-Hope all-candidates meeting Tuesday at the Cultural Centre

In-person event with capacity of 280 will be by donation, tickets available in advance

Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)
Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)

Chilliwack-Hope candidates asked how they plan to engage young people

Youth question is second in federal election series from Chilliwack Healthier Community network

Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)
Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon Liberal candidate Geet Grewal awaits her turn at the podium during a rally in Abbotsford on Sept. 4 / Submitted Photo

Liberals hold a ‘Geet-Together’ in Abbotsford

Geet Grewal is running in the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon Liberal candidate Geet Grewal awaits her turn at the podium during a rally in Abbotsford on Sept. 4 / Submitted Photo
Candidates for Chilliwack-Hope: Mark Strahl, (Conservatives), Kelly Velonis (Liberals), DJ Pohl (NDP), Arthur Green (Greens), Robert Bogunovic (PPC). (Submitted)

Chilliwack Healthier Community is quizzing candidates with a series of election questions

Chilliwack-Hope candidates offer various visions for housing and rental affordability

Candidates for Chilliwack-Hope: Mark Strahl, (Conservatives), Kelly Velonis (Liberals), DJ Pohl (NDP), Arthur Green (Greens), Robert Bogunovic (PPC). (Submitted)