Municipal Election

Michelle Staples is the first female mayor in Duncan’s history. Cowichan Citizen/file

Gender equity closer on Vancouver Island councils

Islanders elected 42 per cent women to their councils this fall.

  • Oct 30, 2018
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

Rob Douglas topped the polls among the North Cowichan councillors. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Incumbent Douglas tops the North Cowichan councillor vote

Four newcomers with diverse backgrounds elected to council

Joyce Behnsen, left, anxiously does some searching for the first sign of election results being released Saturday at her campaign headquarters in Duncan. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Behnsen’s hopes dashed to become North Cowichan Mayor

Former councillor grateful for the voter support she received

Joyce Behnsen, left, anxiously does some searching for the first sign of election results being released Saturday at her campaign headquarters in Duncan. (Photo by Don Bodger)
North Cowichan Mayor-elect Al Siebring. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Siebring prevails in close vote for mayor of North Cowichan over Lefebure

A mere 10 votes separates the two Chemainus men in a nailbiter

North Cowichan Mayor-elect Al Siebring. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Lynne Smith, a 27-year resident of Saltair, was the overwhelming choice to take over as director of the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s Area G (Saltair/Gulf Islands). (Photo by Don Bodger)

Lynne Smith humbled by mandate given to her by Saltair/Thetis voters

New Area G director looking forward to the challenge and representing her community well

Lynne Smith, a 27-year resident of Saltair, was the overwhelming choice to take over as director of the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s Area G (Saltair/Gulf Islands). (Photo by Don Bodger)
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Affordable housing, water protection referendums both pass
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Slate of six incumbents and one newbie take school board seats in Cowichan Valley
Slate of six incumbents and one newbie take school board seats in Cowichan Valley
UPDATE: Incumbents fend off challengers in Areas E and H to re-take Cowichan Valley Regional District seats
UPDATE: Incumbents fend off challengers in Areas E and H to re-take Cowichan Valley Regional District seats
Michelle Staples is Duncan’s new mayor.

Staples to lead fresh-faced council in Duncan

It felt like a ghost town in the City of Duncan on…

Michelle Staples is Duncan’s new mayor.
Al Siebring new mayor of North Cowichan

Al Siebring new mayor of North Cowichan

Siebringwon the mayor’s position with 3,017 votes, just 10 votes ahead of incumbent Jon Lefebure

Al Siebring new mayor of North Cowichan
Al Siebring is taking over the mayor’s chair in North Cowichan. (Photo by Don Bodger)

LIVE BLOG: Full election results for the Cowichan Valley

Follow this post for comprehensive coverage on the mayor, council, school board and more

  • Oct 20, 2018
Al Siebring is taking over the mayor’s chair in North Cowichan. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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.
UPDATE: Polls are now closed

UPDATE: Polls are now closed

It’s election day in the Cowichan Valley, and across the province. Polls…

UPDATE: Polls are now closed
Duncan’s mayoral candidates reflect on campaign
Duncan’s mayoral candidates reflect on campaign
Joyce Behnsen at the Chemainus waterfront.  (Photo by Don Bodger)

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN IN NORTH COWICHAN

Who will be the Mayor and Councillors after Oct. 20 vote?

Joyce Behnsen at the Chemainus waterfront.  (Photo by Don Bodger)
Kristine Sandhu

Kristine Sandhu bring experience to bid for Lake Cowichan council seat

I was a school trustee from 1999-2008, and a councillor Lake Cowichan from 2005-2008.

  • Oct 13, 2018
Kristine Sandhu
Duncan candidates aim to impress at early-morning gathering

Duncan candidates aim to impress at early-morning gathering

Event sponsored by Downtown Duncan Business Improevement Area

Duncan candidates aim to impress at early-morning gathering
Murray McNab seeking seat for Area H on CVRD board

Murray McNab seeking seat for Area H on CVRD board

I would like to see town hall type meetings, held several times a year

  • Oct 9, 2018
Murray McNab seeking seat for Area H on CVRD board
Rob Hutchins

Rob Hutchins looking to return to school district board of trustees

I have a passion for the Cowichan Valley, my home since 1965.

  • Oct 8, 2018
Rob Hutchins