Municipal Election

Two local children help Quesnel mayor Bob Simpson cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Southills playground in 2017. Improving local public spaces was one of the initiatives undertaken by the City of Quesnel in Simpson’s current term. Melanie Law photo

Bob Simpson to seek second term as mayor of Quesnel

Simpson highlighted property crime, housing availability and environmental initiatives as focuses

Two local children help Quesnel mayor Bob Simpson cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Southills playground in 2017. Improving local public spaces was one of the initiatives undertaken by the City of Quesnel in Simpson’s current term. Melanie Law photo
Susan MacNeill is running for city council. Susan MacNeill photo

Local seniors advocate Susan MacNeill to run for Quesnel City Council

She wants to engage youth and see more women on council

Susan MacNeill is running for city council. Susan MacNeill photo
Notification cards are in the mail this month. (Elections BC)

Voter registration push begins for B.C. referendum

Province-wide notification coming for mail-in vote

Notification cards are in the mail this month. (Elections BC)
Nomination period kicks off for B.C.’s 2018 municipal elections
Nomination period kicks off for B.C.’s 2018 municipal elections
Jim Glassford hopes to win back the seat he held for eight years.                                 Contributed photo

Jim Glassford to run for CRD Director – Area I

Glassford served in the role from 2008-2014

Jim Glassford hopes to win back the seat he held for eight years.                                 Contributed photo
Electoral Area I director Dylan Cash, left, won’t run again; but Electoral Area C director John Massier, right, will seek another term as Cariboo Regional District director. Cariboo Regional District/Craig R Smith photos

Two CRD directorships open up in areas near Quesnel; one director seeks new term

Ted Armstrong and Dylan Cash to step down, John Massier will re-run

Electoral Area I director Dylan Cash, left, won’t run again; but Electoral Area C director John Massier, right, will seek another term as Cariboo Regional District director. Cariboo Regional District/Craig R Smith photos
A member of the public speaks to city council at a public hearing on May 30, 2018. Heather Norman photo

Want to run for municipal or regional office? Here’s how

Nomination packages are now available at city hall

A member of the public speaks to city council at a public hearing on May 30, 2018. Heather Norman photo
Fritz Wyssen intends to run for city council.                                 Fritz Wyssen photo

Quesnel resident Fritz Wyssen intends to run for city council

A retired, stay-at-home dad and active volunteer, Wyssen wants to better assist his community

Fritz Wyssen intends to run for city council.                                 Fritz Wyssen photo
Councillors Ed Coleman, left, and John Brisco, centre, won’t be running for re-election to City Council in the October municipal elections. Mayor Bob Simpson, right, plans to run for a second term.                                 File photos

Two city councillors won’t run in October elections

Ed Coleman and John Brisco to step down after term ends in October

Councillors Ed Coleman, left, and John Brisco, centre, won’t be running for re-election to City Council in the October municipal elections. Mayor Bob Simpson, right, plans to run for a second term.                                 File photos
Mary Sjostrom has announced her intention to run for Director of CRD Area A. Contributed photo

Mary Sjostrom declares intention to run for Area A CRD Director

Sjostrom is a former mayor of Quesnel who ran a business in Area A for 18 years

Mary Sjostrom has announced her intention to run for Director of CRD Area A. Contributed photo
Ted Armstrong will be retiring this year.                                 Heather Norman photo

Director Ted Armstrong to retire after 40 years with the CRD

A look back on the highlights of his long career

Ted Armstrong will be retiring this year.                                 Heather Norman photo
Jay Vermette was elected mayor of Wells June 9.                                 Jay for Mayor of Wells/Facebook photo

Votes are in – District of Wells elects new mayor

Jay Vermette won by just less than 50 per cent of the vote

Jay Vermette was elected mayor of Wells June 9.                                 Jay for Mayor of Wells/Facebook photo
Three people vying for mayor in Wells by-election

Three people vying for mayor in Wells by-election

Wells residents will vote in a new mayor and one new councillor June 9

  • May 18, 2018
Three people vying for mayor in Wells by-election
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)
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)