Municipal Election

Scott Colbourne, left, and Kees Langereis are the new Gabriola Island representatives for Islands Trust. (Graham Edward Bradley and submitted photo)

New Gabriola Islands Trust reps take their seats this week

Scott Colbourne and Kees Langereis new Gabriola Island trustees

Michelle Staples is the first female mayor in Duncan’s history. Cowichan Citizen/file

Gender equity closer on Vancouver Island councils

Islanders elected 42 per cent women to their councils this fall.

  • Oct 30, 2018
Challenger Harry Gough and incumbent Cindy Fortin were tied in votes following a recount of the Oct 20 Peachland mayoral election result. So a B.C. judge had to draw the name of the winner and she drew Fortin’s name. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Incumbent’s name drawn to settle who will be Peachland’s next mayor

B.C. judge draws incumbent Cindy Fortin’s name to settle tied mayoral vote

Keith Wilson was elected as the Regional District of Nanaimo director for Area A (Cassidy, Cedar, Yellow Point, South Wellington), while Vanessa Craig was elected director of Area B (Gabriola, DeCourcy and Mudge islands). Photos submitted

Regional District of Nanaimo’s Area A and B have new directors

Keith Wilson and Vanessa Craig will join board table

Keith Wilson was elected as the Regional District of Nanaimo director for Area A (Cassidy, Cedar, Yellow Point, South Wellington), while Vanessa Craig was elected director of Area B (Gabriola, DeCourcy and Mudge islands). Photos submitted
(News Bulletin file)

New Nanaimo Ladysmith school board will need to get its bearings

Trustee candidates waited till midnight Saturday for election results, but say the wait was worth it

(News Bulletin file)
Mark Swain was elected as mayor of Lantzville on Saturday. NEWS BULLETIN file photo

Swain will move over to mayor’s chair in Lantzville

Mark Swain and councillors Jamie Wilson, Karen Proctor, Ian Savage and Will Geselbracht elected

Mark Swain was elected as mayor of Lantzville on Saturday. NEWS BULLETIN file photo
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Drivers taken to hospital after head-on crash on Nanaimo's Bowen Road
Two people hurt in multi-vehicle crash at Bowen and Dufferin in Nanaimo
Crews put out fire in a house on Wakesiah Avenue in Nanaimo
Nanaimo school children benefit from Bikes for Kids
Mayor-elect Leonard Krog makes a speech at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre on Saturday night. CHRIS BUSH/The NEWS BULLETIN

ELECTION DAY: Krog voted in as Nanaimo’s next mayor

Hemmens, Armstrong, Geselbracht, Brown, Turley, Bonner, Thorpe and Maartman elected as councillors

Mayor-elect Leonard Krog makes a speech at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre on Saturday night. CHRIS BUSH/The NEWS BULLETIN
Citizens wait in line outside the voting station at the Departure Bay Activity Centre on Saturday afternoon. NEWS BULLETIN photo

ELECTION DAY: Nanaimo in the process of choosing its next city council

Our Nanaimo and Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce anticipate change

Citizens wait in line outside the voting station at the Departure Bay Activity Centre on Saturday afternoon. NEWS BULLETIN photo
Mayoral results from across B.C.

Mayoral results from across B.C.

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

Mayoral results from across B.C.
Voters across British Columbia head to the polls today, Oct. 20, to choose a mayor, council and other leaders in local government. NEWS BULLETIN file photo

ELECTION DAY: Polls are now closed

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

  • Oct 20, 2018
Voters across British Columbia head to the polls today, Oct. 20, to choose a mayor, council and other leaders in local government. NEWS BULLETIN file photo
Nanaimo Duncan and District Labour Council hosted an all-candidates meet-and-greet in Cedar on Wednesday night. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

SD68 candidates make last pitch prior to election

Nanaimo Duncan and District Labour Council hosted a meet-and-greet for prospective school trustees

Nanaimo Duncan and District Labour Council hosted an all-candidates meet-and-greet in Cedar on Wednesday night. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)
Lloyd MacIlquham is one of 40 candidates running for Nanaimo city council in the municipal election Saturday, Oct. 20.

Candidate wants to help people have a say in their city’s leadership

Lloyd MacIlquham one of 40 candidates running for Nanaimo city council

Lloyd MacIlquham is one of 40 candidates running for Nanaimo city council in the municipal election Saturday, Oct. 20.
Lantzville council candidate Ian Savage. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Candidate says Lantzville can be a ‘trend-setting’ community

Ian Savage one of 10 people running for four District of Lantzville councillor seats

Lantzville council candidate Ian Savage. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
Calvin Williams is one of 10 candidates running for four seats on District of Lantzville council. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Candidate wants to be a problem-solver on Lantzville council

Calvin Williams one of 10 candidates for four seats as District of Lantville councillors

Calvin Williams is one of 10 candidates running for four seats on District of Lantzville council. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
Balakrishna (Viraat) Thammanna is one of 40 candidates running for council in this week’s municipal election. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Globe-trotting soldier wants to serve on Nanaimo city council

Balakrishna (Viraat) Thammanna one of 40 candidates vying for eight councillor seats

Balakrishna (Viraat) Thammanna is one of 40 candidates running for council in this week’s municipal election. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
TerryLynn Saunders is one of 20 candidates running for nine school board seats. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Candidate wants to bring her experience back to the school board table

TerryLynn Saunders one of 20 candidates running for Nanaimo Ladysmith school trustee

TerryLynn Saunders is one of 20 candidates running for nine school board seats. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin
Nanaimo city council candidates Guy Beaulieu, left, Don Bonner and Pelé Gouda were among the 23 candidates who participated in debates Monday at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Candidates make their case to be part of Nanaimo’s next council

Select candidates’ debates held Monday at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre

Nanaimo city council candidates Guy Beaulieu, left, Don Bonner and Pelé Gouda were among the 23 candidates who participated in debates Monday at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
A select candidates’ debate is being held Monday, Oct. 15, from 6-9 p.m. at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. NEWS BULLETIN file photo

Candidates’ meeting will put council hopefuls in a ‘fishbowl’

Debate is tonight, Oct. 15, at Vancouver Island Conference Centre

A select candidates’ debate is being held Monday, Oct. 15, from 6-9 p.m. at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. NEWS BULLETIN file photo
City council candidate Peter Kent speaks at a Chase River candidates’ town hall Sunday at the Loyal Order of Moose lodge. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Nanaimo council candidates talk about public consultation and branding the city

Chase River town hall candidates’ meeting was held Sunday afternoon

City council candidate Peter Kent speaks at a Chase River candidates’ town hall Sunday at the Loyal Order of Moose lodge. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
Peter Urquhart is one of 40 candidates running for city council in the local government election Oct. 20. Photo submitted

Nanaimo Heritage Days organizer looks for a seat on city council

Peter Urquhart one of 40 candidates vying to represent the City of Nanaimo

Peter Urquhart is one of 40 candidates running for city council in the local government election Oct. 20. Photo submitted