municipal politics

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)
Sparwood councillor Jason Christensen will seek a second term in October 2022. (Contributed by Jason Christensen)

Jason Christensen to seek second term as Sparwood councillor

Christensen was first elected in 2018, and has a background in finance

Sparwood councillor Jason Christensen will seek a second term in October 2022. (Contributed by Jason Christensen)
Tathlina Lovlin is running for a seat on Elkford council in the October 2022 election. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

Tathlina Lovlin running for Elkford council

Lovlin wants to change the narrative and bring more voices to the table

Tathlina Lovlin is running for a seat on Elkford council in the October 2022 election. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
Paul McGinnis is running for Elkford council in the Oct. 15, 2022 election. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

Paul McGinnis running for Elkford council

McGinnis has a family-focused platform

Paul McGinnis is running for Elkford council in the Oct. 15, 2022 election. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
Tofino expects to break ground on a $78 million sewage treatment facility this month. (Westerly file photo)

B.C. tourism mecca finally poised to stop pumping raw sewage into the ocean

Shovels expected to hit the ground this month on Tofino’s much-delayed $78M sewage treatment facility

Tofino expects to break ground on a $78 million sewage treatment facility this month. (Westerly file photo)
City of Fernie city hall. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Why don’t women run for Fernie council?

Historically, half the number of women compared to men have run for office in Fernie in the last four election cycles

City of Fernie city hall. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Fernie City Hall, Sparwood municipal flags, Elkford Municipal Hall, RDEK offices. (Composite image of BPM photos)

Writer’s Block: Off to the races with election season in the Elk Valley

The Free Press columnist, Bill Phillips on the passing of labour day, and the start of campaigning

  • Sep 6, 2022
Fernie City Hall, Sparwood municipal flags, Elkford Municipal Hall, RDEK offices. (Composite image of BPM photos)
Chris Nand is running for a seat on Sparwood council in 2022. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Chris Nand to run for a seat on Sparwood council

Nand has worked at the mines since 1979, and was formally a local union chief

Chris Nand is running for a seat on Sparwood council in 2022. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Joe Jarina is set to retire at the 2022 elections in Sparwood. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Joe Jarina to retire from Sparwood council

Jarina has served six terms as a councillor

Joe Jarina is set to retire at the 2022 elections in Sparwood. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Incumbent councillor Duncan McDonald is running for a second term on Elkford council in the October 2022 elections. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

Duncan McDonald running for second term on Elkford council

McDonald is a long-time Elkford-ite, with about 40 years of district work experience

Incumbent councillor Duncan McDonald is running for a second term on Elkford council in the October 2022 elections. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
Tracey Audia Kelly is running for a seat on Fernie council in October 2022. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Tracey Audia Kelly throws her hat into the ring for Fernie city council

Audia Kelly is a life-long resident of Fernie and has decades of experience working in the public sector

Tracey Audia Kelly is running for a seat on Fernie council in October 2022. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Ted Shoesmith is running for a seat on Fernie council in October 2022. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Ted Shoesmith announces run for council seat in Fernie

Shoesmith was born and raised in Fernie, and is heavily involved in the Lions Club

Ted Shoesmith is running for a seat on Fernie council in October 2022. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Local high-school teacher Michael Bull is running for Fernie council in October. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Michael Bull drops out of Fernie council race

The nomination period for candidates ends on September 9

Local high-school teacher Michael Bull is running for Fernie council in October. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Fernie City Hall, Sparwood municipal flags, Elkford Municipal Hall, RDEK offices. (Composite image of BPM photos)

Elk Valley: Running down the candidates in the local elections

A summary of candidates so far in the Elkford, Sparwood, Fernie, and RDEK areas A and B

Fernie City Hall, Sparwood municipal flags, Elkford Municipal Hall, RDEK offices. (Composite image of BPM photos)
Len Gostick is running for a second term on the District of Elkford council in the October 15, 2022 municipal elections. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

Len Gostick running for second term on Elkford council

Gostick was first elected in 2018 and has deep roots in town

Len Gostick is running for a second term on the District of Elkford council in the October 15, 2022 municipal elections. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
Shawna Bryant is running for a seat on the District of Elkford council.(Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

Shawna Bryant running for District of Elkford council

Bryant’s focus is housing, retention and recruitment of staff, and economic diversity

Shawna Bryant is running for a seat on the District of Elkford council.(Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
Stan Doehle is running for a third term area RDEK Area B director. (Photo contributed)

Stan Doehle to run for third term as Area B director

Doehle, from Baynes Lake was first elected as Area B director in 2014, and was re-elected in 2018

Stan Doehle is running for a third term area RDEK Area B director. (Photo contributed)
Lee-Anne Walker has declared she is running for RDEK Area A director. (Mark Gallup / Photo submitted)

Lee-Anne Walker to run for Area A director

Walker has lived in Area A since 1983 and has been involved in various management campaigns

Lee-Anne Walker has declared she is running for RDEK Area A director. (Mark Gallup / Photo submitted)
Jesse Mould is running for a seat on Fernie city council. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Jesse Mould to run for Fernie city council in October

Mould grew up in Fernie, started a family here and works in IT

Jesse Mould is running for a seat on Fernie city council. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Daybreak Farms general manager Kieran Christison thanked the community for their “eggstraordinary” support as the farm can now get started on upgrades. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).

City of Terrace backs northwest B.C.’s biggest egg producer to double output

Daybreak Farms wins big with approval to expand and modernize egg production

Daybreak Farms general manager Kieran Christison thanked the community for their “eggstraordinary” support as the farm can now get started on upgrades. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).