Election 2022

The new council will be sworn in this Monday (Nov. 7), at the District Hall, in a ceremony that is open to the public. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)

District of Hope’s new council and mayor to be inaugurated Nov. 7

Two incumbents and four newcomers will make up the new council; former councillor to be new mayor

 

The new council was sworn in on Nov. 7. Featured top row, from L to R, councillors Crystal Sedore, Zachary Wells, Pauline Newbigging, Angela Skoglund. Featured bottom row, from L to R, councillor Scott Medlock, Mayor Victor Smith, councillor Heather Stewin. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)

New council makes first step in improving relationship with Chawathil First Nation

15 people witnessed the new council being sworn in on Nov. 7

 

Fraser Cascade School District 78’s newest trustees are looking forward to focusing on inclusivity and making students feel welcomed this term. The new trustee-elects for the Hope area are Pattie Desjardins (left), Heather Stewin (right), and Linda Kerr (not pictured). Cathy Speth (not pictured) is the trustee-elect for the Canyon Electoral area. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)
Fraser Cascade School District 78’s newest trustees are looking forward to focusing on inclusivity and making students feel welcomed this term. The new trustee-elects for the Hope area are Pattie Desjardins (left), Heather Stewin (right), and Linda Kerr (not pictured). Cathy Speth (not pictured) is the trustee-elect for the Canyon Electoral area. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)

Meet your all-female school board for School District 78

Hope area’s incoming trustees all in agreement to promote inclusivity this term

 

Councillor-elects Pauline Newbigging and Angela Skoglund on election night. The two women are sisters, another first for Hope council. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)

First time ever for female council majority

Better communication key issue for most

Councillor-elects Pauline Newbigging and Angela Skoglund on election night. The two women are sisters, another first for Hope council. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)
Victor Smith, pictured with his wife Bev Smith, is the new mayor for Hope by 608 votes. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)

District of Hope, meet your new mayor Victor Smith

Smith won handily over former mayor Wilfried Vicktor

Victor Smith, pictured with his wife Bev Smith, is the new mayor for Hope by 608 votes. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)
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
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
Wendy Clark, Wendy Coleman-Lawley and Andrea Hensen have been elected school board trustees representing Agassiz-Harrison. (File Photo)
Wendy Clark, Wendy Coleman-Lawley and Andrea Hensen have been elected school board trustees representing Agassiz-Harrison. (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
Victor Smith is the new mayor for Hope by 608 votes. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)

Former councillor Victor Smith elected new mayor of Hope

Smith won handily over another mayor and councillor Wilfried Vicktor

Victor Smith is the new mayor for Hope by 608 votes. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)
Results are expected to start flowing in after polls closed at 8 p.m. local time on Oct. 15, 2022. (Black Press Media graphic)

ELECTION 2022 RESULTS: Mayoral winners across British Columbia

There are 162 municipalities in B.C. – 37 of which have already declared an acclaimed winner

Results are expected to start flowing in after polls closed at 8 p.m. local time on Oct. 15, 2022. (Black Press Media graphic)
Voters have until 8 p.m. to go to the Hope Secondary School and vote in the 2022 municipal election. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)

Update: Polls are now closed

969 people have already voted and that number is expected to increase by 8 p.m.

Voters have until 8 p.m. to go to the Hope Secondary School and vote in the 2022 municipal election. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)
Polls open at the Hope Secondary School at 8 a.m. and ends at 8 p.m. (Elections BC)

It’s Election Day in Hope: Here’s everything you need to know

Where to go to vote and what to expect on Election Day in Hope

Polls open at the Hope Secondary School at 8 a.m. and ends at 8 p.m. (Elections BC)
This graphic was used to warn voters about upcoming school board elections in B.C. and other provinces this month. (Ben & Jerry’s Canada)

Ben & Jerry’s Canada urging B.C. to ‘vote for schools that are safe for all kids’

‘The far-right is trying to stack school boards,’ the ice cream moguls warned Oct. 12

This graphic was used to warn voters about upcoming school board elections in B.C. and other provinces this month. (Ben & Jerry’s Canada)
SD78 school trustee candidates (left to right) Wendy Coleman-Lawley, Wendy Clark and Andrea Hensen await the next question during the all-candidates meeting at the AESS library on Tuesday, Oct. 4. (Adam Louis/Observer)
SD78 school trustee candidates (left to right) Wendy Coleman-Lawley, Wendy Clark and Andrea Hensen await the next question during the all-candidates meeting at the AESS library on Tuesday, Oct. 4. (Adam Louis/Observer)
A BC Transit bus picks up passengers from a Douglas Street stop during the morning commute on Oct. 5. (Jake Romphf/New Staff)

BC Transit offering free rides on Election Day for some cities

TransLink will still be collecting fares Oct. 15

A BC Transit bus picks up passengers from a Douglas Street stop during the morning commute on Oct. 5. (Jake Romphf/New Staff)
Peter Adamo (left) and Dennis Adamson (right) are running for director of Electoral B.

QA with candidates for Electoral Area B

Four questions and answers with Electoral B candidates

Peter Adamo (left) and Dennis Adamson (right) are running for director of Electoral B.
(L to R) Linda Kerr, Heather Stewin, Pattie Desjardins, and Lori Izawa are candidates running to be trustee.

School District 78 trustee candidates Q and A

Three questions and answers with school board trustee candidates

(L to R) Linda Kerr, Heather Stewin, Pattie Desjardins, and Lori Izawa are candidates running to be trustee.
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