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

Marianne VanBuskirk is a newly elected member of School District 83’s board of trustees. (File photo)

Shuswap school trustees anxious to get going

Marianne VanBuskirk and Amanda Krebs grateful for community’s trust.

Voter turnout rises in Salmon Arm and Sicamous municipal elections

Voter turnout rises in Salmon Arm and Sicamous municipal elections

A greater percentage of voters made it to the polls on Saturday than they did in 2014.

Voter turnout rises in Salmon Arm and Sicamous municipal elections
The proposed Ross Street underpass. (City of Salmon Arm illustration)

ELECTION 2018: Majority of voters give the nod to underpass spending

Ross Street underpass plan gains approval on referendum ballots

The proposed Ross Street underpass. (City of Salmon Arm illustration)
Mayor elect Alan Harrison stands together with his future councillors Kevin Flynn, Chad Eliason, Debbie Cannon, Tim Lavery and Louise Wallace Richmond. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)

ELECTION NIGHT: Strong night for incumbent councillors

Tim Lavery tops the polls in race for seat on Salmon Arm council

Mayor elect Alan Harrison stands together with his future councillors Kevin Flynn, Chad Eliason, Debbie Cannon, Tim Lavery and Louise Wallace Richmond. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)
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Crash on Highway 97C near Brenda Mine
Shuswap BC Liberal candidate Greg Kyllo
Shuswap BC Green Party candidate Owen Madden
Shuswap BC NDP candidate Sylvia Lindgren
CSRD selects electoral area directors

CSRD selects electoral area directors

Directors Demenok, Cathcart, Talbot and board chair Rhona Martin will be returning to the CSRD board

CSRD selects electoral area directors
Marianne VanBuskirk, new School District 83 trustee for Salmon Arm

ELECTION 2018: Marianne VanBuskirk, Amanda Krebs new school trustees

VanBuskirk and Krebs to represent Salmon Arm, three other electoral area seats filled

Marianne VanBuskirk, new School District 83 trustee for Salmon Arm
(Facebook/Village of Chase)

Chase mayor wins by 11 votes over incumbent councillor

Results still unofficial, Rod Crowe defeats incumbent mayor Rick Berrigan

(Facebook/Village of Chase)
The District of Sicamous Mayor and council elected in 2014. Todd Kyllo, second from the left in the front row, sought reelection and did not succeed while Janna Simons, second from the right in the front row, did not seek reelection. The rest of the councillors retained their seat and Mayor Terry Rysz was unopposed in the election. (District of Sicamous Photo)                                The District of Sicamous Mayor and council elected in 2014. Todd Kyllo, second from the left in the front row, sought reelection and did not succeed while Janna Simons, second from the right in the front row, did not seek reelection. The rest of the councillors retained their seat and Mayor Terry Rysz was unopposed in the election. (District of Sicamous Photo)

Four incumbents will return to Sicamous council

Councillors Bushell, Makayev, Anderson, and Mallmes will return to their roles for four more years

The District of Sicamous Mayor and council elected in 2014. Todd Kyllo, second from the left in the front row, sought reelection and did not succeed while Janna Simons, second from the right in the front row, did not seek reelection. The rest of the councillors retained their seat and Mayor Terry Rysz was unopposed in the election. (District of Sicamous Photo)                                The District of Sicamous Mayor and council elected in 2014. Todd Kyllo, second from the left in the front row, sought reelection and did not succeed while Janna Simons, second from the right in the front row, did not seek reelection. The rest of the councillors retained their seat and Mayor Terry Rysz was unopposed in the election. (District of Sicamous Photo)
Debbie and Alan Harrison join the crowd at the Salmon Arm Curling Rink where supporters were celebrating his victory as the city’s next mayor. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)

ELECTION NIGHT: Mayor-elect Alan Harrison expresses gratitude

Longtime councillor Alan Harrison is Salmon Arm’s new mayor, defeating incumbent Nancy Cooper

Debbie and Alan Harrison join the crowd at the Salmon Arm Curling Rink where supporters were celebrating his victory as the city’s next mayor. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)
ELECTION DAY: Polls are now closed

ELECTION DAY: Polls are now closed

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. have completed voting for mayor, council, school board and more

  • Oct 20, 2018
ELECTION DAY: Polls are now closed
Mayor-Elect Alan Harrison addresses his supporters on election night.

LIVE BLOG: Alan Harrison Salmon Arm’s new mayor

Results for Salmon Arm, Sicamous and Chase councils, Salmon Arm school trustees, CSRD directors.

Mayor-Elect Alan Harrison addresses his supporters on election night.
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.
The polling station at the Sicamous district offices will remain open until 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)

Employment and housing on some Sicamous voters minds as they head to polls

The polling station will remain open in the council chambers in the district office until 8 p.m.

The polling station at the Sicamous district offices will remain open until 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)
Salmon Arm voters line up outside the polling station in the Mall at Piccadilly to cast their vote in the 2018 municipal election. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm polling stations reporting good turnout on election day

Early morning rush leaves polling staff feeling democracy is alive and well

Salmon Arm voters line up outside the polling station in the Mall at Piccadilly to cast their vote in the 2018 municipal election. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Voting day is Saturday, Oct. 20

ELECTION DAY: Polls are now closed

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. have completed voting for mayor, council, school board and more

  • Oct 20, 2018
Voting day is Saturday, Oct. 20
The Valley Votes: Your election results

The Valley Votes: Your election results

The results are in from the 2018 municipal election.

The Valley Votes: Your election results
Jay Simpson

Election 2018: Jay Simpson, candidate for Columbia Shuswap Regional District, Area F

One of two candidates vying to represent the North Shuswap provides a bio, talks about the issues.

  • Oct 18, 2018
Jay Simpson
Paul Demenok

Election 2018: Paul Demenok, candidate for Columbia Shuswap Regional District, Area C

One of two candidates vying to represent South Shuswap provides a bio, talks about the issues.

  • Oct 18, 2018
Paul Demenok