Election 2022

Maple Ridge school board candidate Brian Dominick does not deny this was him in a video outside the Vancouver Art Gallery speaking to a crowd of people. (Screen grab)

Lower Mainland school board candidate on video preaching about exterminating the ‘global, elitist parasite’

Brian Dominick is seen outside the Vancouver Art Gallery at World Freedom Rally

 

Composite of all candidates for Fernie City Council at the 2022 municipal elections: Ange Qualizza, Nic Milligan, Jesse Mould, Kyle Hamilton, Troy Nixon, Ted Shoesmith, Patrick Burke, Zuzana Simpson, Blaine Fabi, April Montague, Spencer Gough, Jonathan MacGregor, Tracey Audia Kelly, Kevin McIsaac, Harshan Ramadass, Bob Langfield. (contributed, and file photos)

Fernie election reader questions: Cracking down on short-term rentals for housing

The Free Press asked all 16 candidates for Fernie city council a reader question about short-term rentals

 

Composite of all candidates for Fernie City Council at the 2022 municipal elections: Ange Qualizza, Nic Milligan, Jesse Mould, Kyle Hamilton, Troy Nixon, Ted Shoesmith, Patrick Burke, Zuzana Simpson, Blaine Fabi, April Montague, Spencer Gough, Jonathan MacGregor, Tracey Audia Kelly, Kevin McIsaac, Harshan Ramadass, Bob Langfield. (contributed, and file photos)

Fernie all-candidate forum on the horizon

All 16 candidates for office will be there

 

Composite of all candidates for Fernie City Council at the 2022 municipal elections: Ange Qualizza, Nic Milligan, Jesse Mould, Kyle Hamilton, Troy Nixon, Ted Shoesmith, Patrick Burke, Zuzana Simpson, Blaine Fabi, April Montague, Spencer Gough, Jonathan MacGregor, Tracey Audia Kelly, Kevin McIsaac, Harshan Ramadass, Bob Langfield. (Images of Qualizza, Fabi and Montague contributed, remainder are BPM file)

Fernie election reader questions: On expanding the city’s borders

The Free Press asked all 16 candidates for Fernie city council a reader question about where they stood on annexing neighbouring built-up areas

Composite of all candidates for Fernie City Council at the 2022 municipal elections: Ange Qualizza, Nic Milligan, Jesse Mould, Kyle Hamilton, Troy Nixon, Ted Shoesmith, Patrick Burke, Zuzana Simpson, Blaine Fabi, April Montague, Spencer Gough, Jonathan MacGregor, Tracey Audia Kelly, Kevin McIsaac, Harshan Ramadass, Bob Langfield. (Images of Qualizza, Fabi and Montague contributed, remainder are BPM file)
Composite of all candidates for Fernie City Council at the 2022 municipal elections: Ange Qualizza, Nic Milligan, Jesse Mould, Kyle Hamilton, Troy Nixon, Ted Shoesmith, Patrick Burke, Zuzana Simpson, Blaine Fabi, April Montague, Spencer Gough, Jonathan MacGregor, Tracey Audia Kelly, Kevin McIsaac, Harshan Ramadass, Bob Langfield. (contributed, and file photos)

Fernie election reader questions: Candidates stances on greenhouse gas emissions

The Free Press asked all 16 candidates for Fernie city council a reader question about greenhouse gas emissions

Composite of all candidates for Fernie City Council at the 2022 municipal elections: Ange Qualizza, Nic Milligan, Jesse Mould, Kyle Hamilton, Troy Nixon, Ted Shoesmith, Patrick Burke, Zuzana Simpson, Blaine Fabi, April Montague, Spencer Gough, Jonathan MacGregor, Tracey Audia Kelly, Kevin McIsaac, Harshan Ramadass, Bob Langfield. (contributed, and file photos)
East Kootenay Climate Hub is putting to all candidates in the local government elections a questionnaire, to get each one’s take on the climate issues of the day.

Group seeks candidates’ position on climate issues

East Kootenay Climate Hub will be posting responses from all candidates in the B.C. election

East Kootenay Climate Hub is putting to all candidates in the local government elections a questionnaire, to get each one’s take on the climate issues of the day.
The Fernie Chamber of Commerce. (BPM File Photo)

Fernie chamber lays down ‘Municipal Election Platform’ of expectations

The chamber has some high expectations for candidates going into the October 15 election

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce. (BPM File Photo)
Nic Milligan speaking at his election campaign kickoff at the Legion in Fernie. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Fernie starts electioneering in earnest

The race to October 15 has begun, with lots happening in the lead-up to decide the community’s leadership for the next four years

Nic Milligan speaking at his election campaign kickoff at the Legion in Fernie. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Zuzana Simpson is running for Fernie city council. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Zuzana Simpson running for Fernie council

Simpson has lived in Fernie for 42 years, and recently retired from operating Ski Base downtown

Zuzana Simpson is running for Fernie city council. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Hungry Baytaluke is running for Sparwood mayor. (Contributed)

Hungry Baytaluke running for Sparwood mayor

Baytaluke has previously served 12 years on the district council

Hungry Baytaluke is running for Sparwood mayor. (Contributed)
Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside and partners in provincial K-12 education issued a statement on Sept. 16, 2022 in support of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) policy. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. Education Minister and partners in K-12 education issue statement in support of SOGI

Statement on inclusive policy comes 1 day before election campaign to elect school board trustees

Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside and partners in provincial K-12 education issued a statement on Sept. 16, 2022 in support of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) policy. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nominations have closed for the next civic election to be held on Oct. 15, 2022. The official campaign period begins Sept .17. (Photo courtesy of Elections BC)
Nominations have closed for the next civic election to be held on Oct. 15, 2022. The official campaign period begins Sept .17. (Photo courtesy of Elections BC)
Fernie City Hall, Sparwood municipal flags, Elkford Municipal Hall, RDEK offices. (Composite image of BPM photos)

Elk Valley chambers set all-candidate forums for election

Voters in Fernie, Sparwood and Elkford can hear candidates speak t events in each community

Fernie City Hall, Sparwood municipal flags, Elkford Municipal Hall, RDEK offices. (Composite image of BPM photos)
April Montague is running for a Fernie City Council seat. (Image contributed)

April Montague declares run for Fernie city council

Montague said she wanted to be a voice for the under-privileged in town that were left out of conversations

April Montague is running for a Fernie City Council seat. (Image contributed)
Steven Kallies is running for a seat on Sparwood council in 2022. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Steven Kallies running for a Sparwood council seat

Kallies moved to the community in 2020, and wanted to give back to the community that had welcomed him and his family

Steven Kallies is running for a seat on Sparwood council in 2022. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Saroj Rose Sharma is running for Sparwood council in the Oct. 15, 2022 elections. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

Rose Sharma running for Sparwood council

Her focuses are on transportation, businesses incentives, open government and multiculturalism

Saroj Rose Sharma is running for Sparwood council in the Oct. 15, 2022 elections. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
Fernie council candidate Patrick Burke. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press )

Patrick Burke running for a Fernie council seat

Burke previously served on council between 2005 and 2008

Fernie council candidate Patrick Burke. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press )
Sam Atwal is running for Sparwood council and for SD5 in the Oct. 15, 2022 elections. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

Sam Atwal running for Sparwood council, SD5

Atwal’s major focus is population retention via economic development

Sam Atwal is running for Sparwood council and for SD5 in the Oct. 15, 2022 elections. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
Blaine Fabi with his son, Jensen. Blaine is running for a seat on City of Fernie council in the October 2022 elections. (Image contributed by Blaine Fabi)

Blaine Fabi running for a Fernie council seat

Fabi grew up in Fernie, and returned to the community in 2020

Blaine Fabi with his son, Jensen. Blaine is running for a seat on City of Fernie council in the October 2022 elections. (Image contributed by Blaine Fabi)
Jonathan MacGregor is seeking a term on Fernie city council. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Jonathan MacGregor seeks term on Fernie city council

MacGregor is a local business owner, and believes the city has room for improvement

Jonathan MacGregor is seeking a term on Fernie city council. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)