Municipal Election

Ben Maartman, left, and Murray McNab are running for regional director for Area H North Oyster-Diamond in a Cowichan Valley Regional District byelection later this month. (Photos submitted)

Preliminary Area H byelection results show Maartman up by seven votes, McNab to ask for recount

Results of the by-election to by finalized by noon on Tuesday, December 1

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

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)
Affordable housing, water protection referendums both pass
Affordable housing, water protection referendums both pass
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
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.
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
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
ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to vote

ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to vote

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

  • Oct 20, 2018
ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to vote
Mayor elect Rod Peters, a Lake Cowichan businessman and former councillor is excited to chosen, and raring to go on his new job. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

VIDEO:Newly elected mayor Rod Peters is eager to get to work for Lake Cowichan

Town entrance, municipal hall are two subjects he hopes to address soon with his new council: Peters

Mayor elect Rod Peters, a Lake Cowichan businessman and former councillor is excited to chosen, and raring to go on his new job. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Klaus Kuhn

Still much to do: Klaus Kuhn eyeing third term as Area Director

Klaus Kuhn hopes to retain his seat and continue to represent Area…

Klaus Kuhn
Rocky Wise
Rocky Wise
Duncan’s mayoral candidates reflect on campaign
Duncan’s mayoral candidates reflect on campaign
Joyce Behnsen

The Final Countdown in North Cowichan

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

Joyce Behnsen
Candidate Kristine Sandhu answers a question at the all-candidates meeting for Lake Cowichan town council Oct. 15. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Voters get earful from all candidates at Lake Cowichan meeting

During two-hour session, hopefuls for mayor and council stated accomplishments, plans

Candidate Kristine Sandhu answers a question at the all-candidates meeting for Lake Cowichan town council Oct. 15. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Dave Fast

Dave Fast looks to future for Cowichan Bay in run for Area D seat

They want safer walkways, a community space for events and better parking in the Bay

  • Oct 16, 2018
Dave Fast