Municipal Election

Town Council candidate - Trish Drinkle (Photo submitted)

Town Council candidate – Trish Drinkle

I will work hard to ensure tax dollars are spent wisely, which includes quality workmanship for municipal projects including roads and sewer infrastructure.

  • Oct 12, 2018
Town Council candidate - Trish Drinkle (Photo submitted)
Town Council candidate - Arnold De Boon (Photo submitted)

Town Council candidate – Arnold De Boon

I am a communicator, collaborator, and a conciliator, and will fit in well with the team that forms on October 20th.

  • Oct 11, 2018
Town Council candidate - Arnold De Boon (Photo submitted)
Town Council Candidate - Jen Comer (Photo submitted)

Town Council Candidate – Jen Comer

Over the past four years, I have had the immense honour of serving this community as a member of Town Council, and I am looking to be re-elected.

  • Oct 11, 2018
Town Council Candidate - Jen Comer (Photo submitted)
Town Council Candidate - Debbie Cherkas (Photo submitted)

Town Council Candidate – Debbie Cherkas

My parents always taught me that if you speak up then you must be prepared to stand up. So here I am standing up for the citizens of Creston.

  • Oct 11, 2018
Town Council Candidate - Debbie Cherkas (Photo submitted)
RDCK Area C Director candidate - Adam Casemore (Photo submitted)

RDCK Area C Director candidate – Adam Casemore

I hope the Area C residents take the opportunity to exercise their right and participate in the upcoming election.

  • Oct 11, 2018
RDCK Area C Director candidate - Adam Casemore (Photo submitted)
Town Council candidate - Dallas Magrum (Photo credit: Creston Valley Advance)

Town Council candidate – Dallas Magrum

I will listen, be respectful, honest and transparent. I will communicate, be realistic, engaged, fair, objective, and open-minded.

  • Oct 11, 2018
Town Council candidate - Dallas Magrum (Photo credit: Creston Valley Advance)
Mayor candidate - Ron Toyota (Photo submitted)

Mayor candidate – Ron Toyota (Incumbent)

It has been my privilege to provide leadership to 3 different Town Councils and I ask for your vote to continue building upon this momentum we’ve worked so hard to achieve.

  • Oct 10, 2018
Mayor candidate - Ron Toyota (Photo submitted)
Mayor candidate - Bill Hutchinson

Mayor candidate – Bill Hutchinson

I feel the Fire Hall has been an unnecessarily contentious issue. There is no question that we need a new one.

  • Oct 10, 2018
Mayor candidate - Bill Hutchinson
Mayor candidate - Bill Hutchinson

Mayor candidate – Bill Hutchinson

I feel the Fire Hall has been an unnecessarily contentious issue. There is no question that we need a new one.

  • Oct 10, 2018
Mayor candidate - Bill Hutchinson
Mayor candidate Mary Jayne Blackmore (Submitted photo)

Mayor candidate – Mary Jayne Blackmore

I want to see us support infrastructure which naturally enriches the livability and vitality for all ages of citizens including a sustainable plan for the Creston Education Centre.

  • Oct 10, 2018
Mayor candidate Mary Jayne Blackmore (Submitted photo)
B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks to local politicians at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler, Sept. 14, 2018. (UBCM)

B.C.’s new municipal election finance laws getting their first test

Vancouver shows loopholes for early spending, union support

B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks to local politicians at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler, Sept. 14, 2018. (UBCM)
It’s official: B.C.’s civic election campaign period kicks off
It’s official: B.C.’s civic election campaign period kicks off
Notification cards are in the mail this month. (Elections BC)

Voter registration push begins for B.C. referendum

Province-wide notification coming for mail-in vote

Notification cards are in the mail this month. (Elections BC)
Nomination period kicks off for B.C.’s 2018 municipal elections
Nomination period kicks off for B.C.’s 2018 municipal elections
Christina Benty, a former mayor of Golden, led the workshop for council candidates. Photo: John Boivin

Kootenay council wanna-be’s learn ABCs of municipal government

Workshop held for potential candidates first of its kind in B.C.

Christina Benty, a former mayor of Golden, led the workshop for council candidates. Photo: John Boivin
Political hopefuls get election primer

Political hopefuls get election primer

Workshop to be held in Castlegar for those interested in running in West Kootenay municipal elections

Political hopefuls get election primer
Dean McKerracher announces election bid

Dean McKerracher announces election bid

Another East Kootenay mayor has announced they will stand for re-election this year.

Dean McKerracher announces election bid
B.C. Premier John Horgan takes questions outside his legislature office, April 25, 2018. (Black Press)

Municipal election loophole will be fixed, premier says

Union, corporate donations still allowed for slate party ‘operational’ needs

B.C. Premier John Horgan takes questions outside his legislature office, April 25, 2018. (Black Press)
Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson battles with opposition in question period, B.C. legislature, November 2017. (Hansard TV)

B.C. VIEWS: Big money and local elections

Slates discouraged in civic politics, unions get green light

Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson battles with opposition in question period, B.C. legislature, November 2017. (Hansard TV)
Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson (B.C. government)

NDP moves to limit local election money

Selina Robinson’s bans corporate, union donations

Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson (B.C. government)