Election 2021

Richard Cannings is in the lead to return as NDP MP as the mail-in ballots wait to be counted for the South Okanagan West Kootenay riding. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Student vote close to South Okanagan West—Kootenay results

Richard Cannings brought in about 41 per cent of the students and official voters

 

Richard Cannings is in the lead to return as NDP MP as the mail-in ballots wait to be counted for the South Okanagan West Kootenay riding. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Cannings ready to get back to work after ‘election we didn’t need’

Climate change, housing, the opioid crisis, Indigenous reconciliation are priorities

 

Elizabeth May at the Green Party headquarters in Saanich. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

Elizabeth May once again face of the Green Party after disappointing national result

Leader’s defeat coupled with drop in popular vote leaves party looking to regroup

 

Kootenay-Columbia voters headed to the polls today. Here’s what they had to say. (Claire Palmer photo)

VIDEO: Kootenay-Columbia voters react to federal election

Climate change was often cited as the primary concern this election

Kootenay-Columbia voters headed to the polls today. Here’s what they had to say. (Claire Palmer photo)
A voter casts their ballot in the advance polls, Friday, September 10, 2021 in Chambly, Que. Canadians will vote in a federal election Sept. 20th. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

South Okanagan West Kootenay early voting will be much higher when fully tallied: Elections Canada

The initial data released showed a precipitous decline in early voting for the riding

A voter casts their ballot in the advance polls, Friday, September 10, 2021 in Chambly, Que. Canadians will vote in a federal election Sept. 20th. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
A voter casts their ballot in the advance polls, Friday, September 10, 2021 in Chambly, Que. Canadians will vote in a federal election Sept. 20th. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Early voting plummets in South Okanagan – West Kootenay riding

Less than half the number of early votes were cast compared to the previous federal election

A voter casts their ballot in the advance polls, Friday, September 10, 2021 in Chambly, Que. Canadians will vote in a federal election Sept. 20th. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
While voting for different candidates in this year’s federal election, Hazel and Ed Widenmaier of Central Saanich won’t let politics get in the way of their 56 years of marriage. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

B.C. couple’s 56-year love connection transcends federal election’s political divide

Greater Victoria pair keep the peace no matter what opposing election signs might say

While voting for different candidates in this year’s federal election, Hazel and Ed Widenmaier of Central Saanich won’t let politics get in the way of their 56 years of marriage. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Campaign signs litter the parking lot and front lawn at Grand Forks Secondary School Sunday night, Sept. 12. Photo: Submitted

Campaign signs dumped at Grand Forks high school

Signs came from three candidates in the riding of South Okanagan - West Kootenay

Campaign signs litter the parking lot and front lawn at Grand Forks Secondary School Sunday night, Sept. 12. Photo: Submitted
Tara Howse is running for the Green Party in South Okanagan - West Kootenay. Photo: Campaign website
Tara Howse is running for the Green Party in South Okanagan - West Kootenay. Photo: Campaign website
Five candidates vying to be MP of the South Okanagan West Kootenay riding: (Clockwise from top left) Ken Robertson, Liberal; Sean Taylor, the People’s Party of Canada; Tara Howse, Green; Helena Konanz, Conservative; Richard Cannings, NDP.
Five candidates vying to be MP of the South Okanagan West Kootenay riding: (Clockwise from top left) Ken Robertson, Liberal; Sean Taylor, the People’s Party of Canada; Tara Howse, Green; Helena Konanz, Conservative; Richard Cannings, NDP.
Conservative candidate Helena Konanz and NDP candidate Richard Cannings have both picked up big-name endorsements. (File)

South Okanagan – West Kootenay candidates get high-profile endorsements

Former senator/Olympian and David Suzuki endorse riding hopefuls for federal election

Conservative candidate Helena Konanz and NDP candidate Richard Cannings have both picked up big-name endorsements. (File)
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, left to right, Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and debate moderator Pierre Bruneau pose for a photo during the first French leaders’ debate on Thursday, September 2, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Martin Chevalier - POOL

Leaders go on offensive in first campaign debate, focusing on pandemic, health care

Four party leaders went head to head in the first televised debate of the campaign Thursday night

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, left to right, Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and debate moderator Pierre Bruneau pose for a photo during the first French leaders’ debate on Thursday, September 2, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Martin Chevalier - POOL
The Conservative candidate for Saanich Gulf-Islands has apologized for past comments he made about the Black Lives Matter demonstrations that followed the murder of George Floyd. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Trelford)

Saanich-Gulf Islands Conservative candidate apologizes for Black Lives Matter comments

David Busch asked if protesters wanted lynchings, BLM organizer says it’s a learning opportunity

The Conservative candidate for Saanich Gulf-Islands has apologized for past comments he made about the Black Lives Matter demonstrations that followed the murder of George Floyd. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Trelford)
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks at a campaign stop in Saanich. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Trudeau promises $9 billion into long-term care during B.C. campaign stop

Justin Trudeau makes campaign stop in Greater Victoria

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks at a campaign stop in Saanich. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Canadians will go to the polls to elect a government on Sept. 20. In the past, some Canadians have been prohibited from voting. (Black Press file photo)

Election 2021: Voting rights did not always extend to all Canadians

Women, Indigenous people, religious minorities and others have been denied the vote in past years

Canadians will go to the polls to elect a government on Sept. 20. In the past, some Canadians have been prohibited from voting. (Black Press file photo)
FILE – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during an announcement in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

VIDEO: Canadians will head to the polls for a federal election on Sept. 20

Trudeau makes announcement after visiting Gov. Gen. Mary Simon

FILE – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during an announcement in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a childcare funding announcement in Montreal, Thursday, August 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Trudeau featured in new Liberal ad campaign ahead of expected election call

Conservatives have not yet unveiled full election ad campaign, but have already drawn fire for one ad

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a childcare funding announcement in Montreal, Thursday, August 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives with his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and their children, from left to right, Ella-Grace, Hadrien and Xavier, to meet with Governor General Mary Simon at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Trudeau meets with Governor General, expected to request early, pandemic-era election

Opposition leaders have argued that having an election during the health crisis is unnecessary and reckless

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives with his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and their children, from left to right, Ella-Grace, Hadrien and Xavier, to meet with Governor General Mary Simon at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
FILE – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during an announcement in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada could be seeing snap election on Sept. 20, according to reports

Trudeau reportedly planning to make official announcement on Sunday

FILE – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during an announcement in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick