BC Votes 2020

B.C. NDP leader John Horgan and former finance minister Carole James roll out “StrongerBC,” a $1.5 billion business support plan for COVID-19, seven months after the B.C. legislature approved borrowing the money and four days before a snap election call, Sept. 17, 2020. (B.C. government photo)

Horgan on delayed tourism, small business aid: ‘It’s happening now, dude’

$300M grant program opens eight months after money approved

B.C. NDP leader John Horgan and former finance minister Carole James roll out “StrongerBC,” a $1.5 billion business support plan for COVID-19, seven months after the B.C. legislature approved borrowing the money and four days before a snap election call, Sept. 17, 2020. (B.C. government photo)
Architectural renderings of a proposed 52-unit supportive housing building, which BC Housing has proposed to be built on their 650 Old Hope Princeton Way property. (BC Housing photo)

Have something to say about BC Housing’s proposed supportive housing plans in Hope?

Here’s how to submit questions and comments, or register to speak at Nov. 3 and 4 public hearings

Architectural renderings of a proposed 52-unit supportive housing building, which BC Housing has proposed to be built on their 650 Old Hope Princeton Way property. (BC Housing photo)
Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson stands under a patio umbrella during a campaign stop at a cafe, in Coquitlam, B.C., on Thursday, October 15, 2020. The B.C. Liberals announced Thursday that Laurie Throness was not representing the party in Chilliwack-Kent after making comments at an all-candidates meeting comparing free birth control to eugenics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Liberals continue campaign after ex-candidate compared free birth control to eugenics

Laurie Throness has been a member of the legislature since 2013

Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson stands under a patio umbrella during a campaign stop at a cafe, in Coquitlam, B.C., on Thursday, October 15, 2020. The B.C. Liberals announced Thursday that Laurie Throness was not representing the party in Chilliwack-Kent after making comments at an all-candidates meeting comparing free birth control to eugenics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Facebook’s public policy director Neil Potts, left, and global director and head of public policy Canada, Kevin Chan, speak with the clerk as he places name plates for Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg as they wait to appear before The International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy and Democracy in Ottawa, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Facebook Canada says it is taking measures to ensure election integrity ahead of the Oct. 24 vote in British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Facebook says its election integrity strategy is in effect in B.C.

Content promoting voter suppression will be removed under the company’s community standards

Facebook’s public policy director Neil Potts, left, and global director and head of public policy Canada, Kevin Chan, speak with the clerk as he places name plates for Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg as they wait to appear before The International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy and Democracy in Ottawa, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Facebook Canada says it is taking measures to ensure election integrity ahead of the Oct. 24 vote in British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Mail in ballot, provincial election 2020 (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

B.C. VOTES: 2020: Get those mail-in ballots in the post ASAP

All you need to know about mail-in ballots for the 2020 B.C. election

Mail in ballot, provincial election 2020 (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Aaron Sumexheltza, NDP candidate for Fraser Nicola, 2020 (Submitted photo)

Fraser-Nicola candidate Q&A: Aaron Sumexheltza

Learn more about BC NDP candidate Aaron Sumexheltza

  • Oct 16, 2020
Aaron Sumexheltza, NDP candidate for Fraser Nicola, 2020 (Submitted photo)
Dennis Adamson, 2015

Fraser-Nicola candidate Q&A: Dennis Adamson

Learn more about independent candidate Dennis Adamson

  • Oct 16, 2020
Dennis Adamson, 2015
Incumbent BC Liberal Party candidate for Fraser Nicola Jackie Tegart. (Submitted photo)

Fraser-Nicola candidate Q&A: Jackie Tegart

Learn more about BC Liberal Party candidate Jackie Tegart

  • Oct 16, 2020
Incumbent BC Liberal Party candidate for Fraser Nicola Jackie Tegart. (Submitted photo)
The BC Green Party candidate Jonah Timms. (Submitted photo)

Fraser-Nicola candidate Q&A: Jonah Timms

Learn more about BC Green Party candidate Jonah Timms

  • Oct 16, 2020
The BC Green Party candidate Jonah Timms. (Submitted photo)
Mike Bhangu is running in the Oct. 24 B.C. election as an independent. (Submitted photo)

Fraser-Nicola candidate Q&A: Mike Bhangu

Learn more about independent candidate Mike Bhangu

  • Oct 16, 2020
Mike Bhangu is running in the Oct. 24 B.C. election as an independent. (Submitted photo)
Laurie Throness has resigned as a candidate for the 2020 Provincial Election in the Chilliwack-Kent riding, as of Oct. 15, 2020. The announcement came from BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson.

UPDATE: BC Liberals cut ties with Chilliwack-Kent candidate Throness

Fellow candidates speak out on Throness’s departure from the campaign trail as BC Liberal

Laurie Throness has resigned as a candidate for the 2020 Provincial Election in the Chilliwack-Kent riding, as of Oct. 15, 2020. The announcement came from BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson.
(Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer)

Unclear how many misinformation posts about B.C. election are shared on Facebook

The social media company says it has two methods for dealing with misinformation on its platforms

(Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer)
Jagmeet Singh, leader of the federal NDP, visited Hope’s Swetexl daycare Oct. 16 to lend his support to provincial NDP candidate Aaron Sumexheltza in the swing riding of Fraser-Nicola. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Jagmeet Singh darts around B.C., drops in on swing riding of Fraser-Nicola

Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh made a stop in Hope to support NDP candidate Sumexheltza

Jagmeet Singh, leader of the federal NDP, visited Hope’s Swetexl daycare Oct. 16 to lend his support to provincial NDP candidate Aaron Sumexheltza in the swing riding of Fraser-Nicola. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Laurie Throness, BC Liberal candidate for Chilliwack-Kent, said free birth control was like eugenics, and he didn’t approve of it. BC Liberal party leader Andrew Wilkinson has shot back on Twitter on Oct. 15, 2020 saying the candidate, and 7-year MLA is wrong for saying this. (Screenshot)

UPDATE: BC Liberal leader rebukes Laurie Throness comparing free birth control to eugenics

NDP’s Selina Robinson calls Chilliwack-Kent candidate’s words ‘so disrespectful to women that I’m outraged’

Laurie Throness, BC Liberal candidate for Chilliwack-Kent, said free birth control was like eugenics, and he didn’t approve of it. BC Liberal party leader Andrew Wilkinson has shot back on Twitter on Oct. 15, 2020 saying the candidate, and 7-year MLA is wrong for saying this. (Screenshot)
Protesters measure old growth trees set to be logged in Argonaut Creek, north of Revelstoke. The area is habitat for endangered caribou. (Submitted by Wilderness Committee)

B.C. voters prioritize environment in upcoming election: survey

The provincial election is Oct. 24

Protesters measure old growth trees set to be logged in Argonaut Creek, north of Revelstoke. The area is habitat for endangered caribou. (Submitted by Wilderness Committee)
B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan and B.C. Greens leader Sonia Furstenau. (Black Press Media)

B.C. Green leader pushes Horgan on climate, Wilkinson on debt

Furstenau focuses radio debate on hydro imports, LNG

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan and B.C. Greens leader Sonia Furstenau. (Black Press Media)
Candidates for the 2020 Provincial Election in the Chilliwack-Kent riding met up for an All Candidates Meeting on Oct. 14. The first question for the panel dealt with LGBTQ+ legislation, a hot topic in the riding. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Throness defends himself on conversion therapy during Chilliwack-Kent meeting

BC Liberal candidate: ‘I decry and oppose any course of practice to try to change another’s identity’

Candidates for the 2020 Provincial Election in the Chilliwack-Kent riding met up for an All Candidates Meeting on Oct. 14. The first question for the panel dealt with LGBTQ+ legislation, a hot topic in the riding. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Langley Liberal incumbant Mary Polak speaks at all-candidates meeting on Zoom. (Screenshot)

Langley all-candidates Zoom debate hijacked with lewd comments, sexual acts

Several people briefly took over Zoom meeting with Langley candidates on Wednesday night

Langley Liberal incumbant Mary Polak speaks at all-candidates meeting on Zoom. (Screenshot)
Jackie Tegart, incumbent BC Liberal Party candidate for Fraser-Nicola, in an Oct. 14 campaign stop at the Mardina Construction Ltd. plant, announces a $6-million promised for repairing Othello Road should her party form government. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Othello Road to get $6-million should BC Liberals form government: Tegart

The funding is part of the BC Liberals Rebuild BC plan

Jackie Tegart, incumbent BC Liberal Party candidate for Fraser-Nicola, in an Oct. 14 campaign stop at the Mardina Construction Ltd. plant, announces a $6-million promised for repairing Othello Road should her party form government. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Advance polls are now open for the 2020 B.C. election, including the Hope Legion hall. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Advance voting begins today in Hope and area

Advance voting runs from Oct. 15 to Oct. 21 in B.C.’s election

Advance polls are now open for the 2020 B.C. election, including the Hope Legion hall. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)