Provincial-election

Doug Routley of the NDP is relaxed after learning he’d won a fifth term as MLA. (Photo submitted)

NDP dominance continues in Nanaimo-North Cowichan with Routley’s reelection

Runner-up Istace enthused about the rise of the Greens in the riding and the province

Chemainus businessman Chris Istace has apologized for a remark about First Nations gaming grants. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Green Party’s Istace apologizes for remark about First Nations gaming grants being ‘handouts’

Candidate determined to do better in thinking and communicating matters of reconciliation

Holding signs and waving to motorists along roadways has become a common practice for provincial election candidates, including the NDP’s Doug Routley, hoping for reelection in Nanaimo-North Cowichan. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo-North Cowichan candidates in the final stages of spreading pre-election messages

Homelessness, community safety and affordability among the key issues in the riding

BC Green Party candidate Chris istace talks to residents while campaigning in Crofton. (Photo submitted)

Campaigning different, but proving productive for candidates

Nanaimo-North Cowichan’s three hopefuls still pounding the pavement and utilizing virtual options

BC Green Party candidate Chris istace talks to residents while campaigning in Crofton. (Photo submitted)
The Nanaimo-North Cowichan riding candidates.
The Nanaimo-North Cowichan riding candidates.
Chemainus businessman Chris Istace is taking his first shot at provincial politics as the Green Party candidate in the Nanaimo-North Cowichan riding. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Green Party pins Nanaimo-North Cowichan riding hopes on Istace

Leader Furstenau in town for the announcement of Chemainus businessman’s candidacy

Chemainus businessman Chris Istace is taking his first shot at provincial politics as the Green Party candidate in the Nanaimo-North Cowichan riding. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan, is seeking reelection in the October provincial election (File photo)

Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Doug Routley seeks reelection

Routley has served as MLA for the area since 2005.

Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan, is seeking reelection in the October provincial election (File photo)