municipal politics

The Knights of Columbus annual nativity scene atop Terrace City Hall on Dec. 14, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Nativity scene banned from B.C. town’s city hall after decades-long run

Volunteer group hoping to get Terrace to change its mind after annual tradition rejected

 

Mayor of Fernie Nic Milligan. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Getting to work: Milligan reflects on first few weeks as Fernie mayor

The election which made Milligan mayor is now a month behind us

 

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)

The last word: Pitches from Fernie candidates

The Free Press collected final pitches from Fernie candidates ahead of the October 15 vote

 

Composite of all candidates for Sparwood council in 2022. (Hungry Baytaluke, David Wilks, Sam Atwal, John Baher, Amy Cardozo, Jason Christensen, Steven Kallies, Ralph Lovatt, Chris Nand, Sonny Saad and Amy Cardozo) (Black Press files plus contributed)

Sparwood election: Candidates and coverage

The Free Press has gathered profiles on Sparwood candidates, andsome of the issues facing voters

Composite of all candidates for Sparwood council in 2022. (Hungry Baytaluke, David Wilks, Sam Atwal, John Baher, Amy Cardozo, Jason Christensen, Steven Kallies, Ralph Lovatt, Chris Nand, Sonny Saad and Amy Cardozo) (Black Press files plus contributed)
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: Coverage of candidates and questions

The Free Press has gathered content and coverage of the election in Fernie to help readers make a decision this weekend

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)
City of Fernie city hall. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

‘I’m so excited to be out of this room’: Departing Fernie councillor laments experience as elected official

Morgan Pulsifer said he was disappointed by the way city staff, elected officials and service workers were treated in Fernie

City of Fernie city hall. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
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: Communication

The Free Press asked all 16 candidates for public office in Fernie what their thoughts on communication and engagement were

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)
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: Community and tourism

The Free Press asked all 16 candidates for Fernie city council a reader question about balancing tourism with community

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)
13 of the 14 council candidates were at the Fernie all-candidate forum on October 4 2022. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

No surprises at Fernie all-candidate forum

There were 15 of 16 candidates for public office in Fernie at the forum on Tuesday

13 of the 14 council candidates were at the Fernie all-candidate forum on October 4 2022. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Sparwood council candidates at the 2022 all-candidate forum at the Recreation and Leisure Centre. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Multi-Purpose facility dominates Sparwood forum

The facility kept cropping up throughout the event ahead of the October 15 election

Sparwood council candidates at the 2022 all-candidate forum at the Recreation and Leisure Centre. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
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)
The Tiny Home Village in Victoria’s North Park neighbourhood welcomed 30 residents in May 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tiny home villages as solution to homelessness? 3 B.C. mayors say yes

Sites up and running in Victoria and Duncan, Port Alberni on its way to do the same

The Tiny Home Village in Victoria’s North Park neighbourhood welcomed 30 residents in May 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
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)
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)
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)
Bob Langfield is running for City of Fernie council. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Bob Langfield running for Fernie council

Langfield has worked in building and home inspecting for decades

Bob Langfield is running for City of Fernie council. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
The District of Elkford flag with Wapiti Mountain in the background. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

Elkford has two mayoral candidates and seven councillor candidates to choose from

Here is a list of all the candidates in Elkford for the Oct. 15 election

The District of Elkford flag with Wapiti Mountain in the background. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
Ralph Lovatt is running for a seat on Sparwood council in the October 2022 election. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

Ralph Lovatt running for Sparwood council

Lovatt wants to focus on fire guards for town and look at spending

Ralph Lovatt is running for a seat on Sparwood council in the October 2022 election. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)