Municipal Election

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

David Wilks previously served as Mayor of Sparwood from 2005 to 2011. File photo

Sparwood mayor-elect reveals first priorities

David Wilks has been elected Mayor of Sparwood for the second time

Fernie, Sparwood voter turnout highest in 10 years

Fernie, Sparwood voter turnout highest in 10 years

Breakdown of voter turnout at Elk Valley municipal elections from 2008-18

LIVE BLOG: Full election results for District of Elkford

LIVE BLOG: Full election results for District of Elkford

Follow this post for comprehensive coverage of the 2018 Municipal Election

LIVE BLOG: Full election results for District of Elkford
Ange Qualizza has been elected Mayor of Fernie. File photo

LIVE BLOG: Official election results for City of Fernie

Follow this post for comprehensive coverage of the 2018 Municipal Election

Ange Qualizza has been elected Mayor of Fernie. File photo
David Wilks has been elected Mayor of Sparwood. File photo

LIVE BLOG: Full election results for District of Sparwood

Follow this post for comprehensive coverage of the 2018 Municipal Election

David Wilks has been elected Mayor of Sparwood. File photo
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Word on the street - biggest issues for Sparwood voters

Word on the street – biggest issues for Sparwood voters

We quiz voters on the big issues in Sparwood on general voting day

Word on the street - biggest issues for Sparwood voters
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.
Word on the street - biggest issues for Elkford voters

Word on the street – biggest issues for Elkford voters

The Free Press asks voters in the District of Elkford what matters to them on general voting day

Word on the street - biggest issues for Elkford voters
The Fernie polling station was bustling with voters this morning. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Word on the street – biggest issues for Fernie voters

We asked five voters what they believe are the biggest issues in Fernie that need to be addressed

The Fernie polling station was bustling with voters this morning. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to vote

ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to vote

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

ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to vote
General voting day is on Saturday, October 20. File photo

Big turnout to advance polls

On Saturday, general voting will be open to qualified electors from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

General voting day is on Saturday, October 20. File photo
RCMP investigates election sign thefts

RCMP investigates election sign thefts

Campaign teams and supporters have been warned tampering with other candidates’ signs…

RCMP investigates election sign thefts
Candidates reminded to steer clear of the polls, except to vote

Candidates reminded to steer clear of the polls, except to vote

Elk Valley election candidates have been reminded they must steer clear of…

Candidates reminded to steer clear of the polls, except to vote
VIDEO: Miniature horse predicts Elk Valley election result

VIDEO: Miniature horse predicts Elk Valley election result

Yay or neigh? Cowboy the miniature horse chooses the next mayors of Fernie and Sparwood

VIDEO: Miniature horse predicts Elk Valley election result
The Municipal Election is on October 20. File photo

How to vote in the Elk Valley municipal elections

Elk Valley electors have different options when it comes to voting on October 20

The Municipal Election is on October 20. File photo
Hundreds attended the Fernie election forum last Wednesday night.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Massive interest in Fernie all candidates forum

Voter engagement is the highest it has been in years as evidenced…

Hundreds attended the Fernie election forum last Wednesday night.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks to local politicians at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler, Sept. 14, 2018. (UBCM)

B.C.’s new municipal election finance laws getting their first test

Vancouver shows loopholes for early spending, union support

B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks to local politicians at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler, Sept. 14, 2018. (UBCM)
Meet the City of Fernie candidates

Meet the City of Fernie candidates

Voters in Fernie will vote for one Mayor, six Councillors and one School Board Trustee on October 20

Meet the City of Fernie candidates
Meet the District of Sparwood candidates

Meet the District of Sparwood candidates

Voters in Sparwood will vote for one Mayor and six Councillors on October 20

Meet the District of Sparwood candidates