ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to vote

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

Voters across British Columbia head to the polls on Saturday to choose a mayor, council and other leaders in local government. Within the Citizen’s coverage area there are elections in Duncan, North Cowichan, Lake Cowichan and at the Cowichan Valley Regional District as well as School District 79. Below is the pertinent information for each.

HERE

To learn more about Helmer, click HERE

To learn more about Jackson, click HERE

To learn more about Staples, click HERE

Who is running for council?

Six councillors are to be elected from a group of 12 running. Click on the name of the candidate for more information.

Lura McCallum

Mark Anderson

Carol Newington

Stacy Middlemiss

Glen Santics

Garry Bruce

Gordon Heppell

Tom Duncan

George Nielsen

Roger Bruce

Bob Brooke

Jenni Capps

Polls are open in NORTH COWICHAN at the following locations until 8 p.m.:

Poll locations

Chemainus Seniors Drop-In Centre, 9824 Willow Street

Quamichan School, 2515 Beverly Street

Crofton Elementary School, 8017 York Avenue

École Mount Prevost School, 6177 Somenos Road

Maple Bay Elementary School, 1500 Donnay Drive

North Cowichan Municipal Hall, 7030 Trans-Canada Hwy

Who is running for mayor?

There are three candidates for mayor this time around: Incumbent Jon Lefebure is being challenged by Al Siebring and Joyce Behnsen.

To learn more about Lefebure, click HERE

To learn more about Siebring, click HERE

To learn more about Behnsen, click HERE

Who is running for council?

Six councillors are to be elected from a field of 14. Click on the name of the candidate for more information.

Nick Caumanns

Rob Douglas

Paul Fletcher

David Haywood

Patrick Hrushowy

Christopher Justice

John Koury

Tek Manhas

Kate Marsh

Marilyn Palmer

Catherine Pastula

Peter W. Rusland

Rosalie Sawrie

Debra Toporowski

Polls are open in LAKE COWICHAN at the following locations until 8 p.m.:

Poll location

Centennial Hall, 309 South Shore Rd., Lake Cowichan

Who is running for mayor?

There are three candidates for mayor this time around: Incumbent Ross Forrest is being challenged by Bob Day and Rod Peters.

To learn more about Forrest, click HERE

To learn more about Day, click HERE

To learn more about Peters, click HERE

Who is running for council?

Four of eight candidates will be elected to sit on Lake Cowichan town council. Click on the name of the candidate for more information.

Carolyne Austin

Janet Kirk

Tim McGonigle

Beverly North

Loretta Puckrin

Kristine Sandhu

Lorna Vomacka (no information has been submitted by the candidate)

Rocky Wise

Polls are open in the COWICHAN VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT at the following locations until 8 p.m.:

Poll locations

Area A: George Bonner Middle School, 3060 Cobble Hill Rd., Mill Bay

Area B: Shawnigan Lake Community Centre, 2804 Shawnigan Lake Rd., Shawnigan Lake.

Area C: Cobble Hill Hall, 3550 Watson Rd., Cobble Hill

Area D: Bench Elementary School, 1501 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay

Area E: Eagles Hall Duncan Branch, 2965 Boys Rd., Duncan

Area F: Cowichan Lake Sports Arena, 311 South Shore Rd., Lake Cowichan

Area G & Thetis Island Local Trust Area:

Forbes Hall Community Centre, 292 North Cove Rd., Thetis Island

Chemainus Elementary 3172 Garner St., Chemainus

Area H: North Oyster Elementary, 13270 Cedar Rd., Ladysmith

Area I: Youbou Community Hall, 8550 Hemlock St., Youbou

Who is running for director?

Two directors have been acclaimed but the seven other seats have at least two candidates each. Click on the candidate to learn more.

Area A: Blaise Salmon has been acclaimed

Area B: Sierra Acton, Bill Savage

Area C: Matteus Clement, Darlene Davis, Mike Wilson

Area D: Lori Iannidinardo, Dave Fast

Area E: Alison Nicholson, Loren Duncan

Area F: Ian Morrison has been acclaimed

Area G: Sean Jonas, Lynne Smith, Rod Smith, Lia Versaevel

Thetis Island Local Area Trustee: Doug Fenton, Ken Hunter, Peter Luckham

Area H: Mary Marcotte (no information has been submitted by the candidate), Murray McNab

Area I: Klaus Kuhn, Gail Dawson-Russell

Who is running for school board?

Seven trustees for School District 79’s board are to be elected from a field of eight. Click on the name of the candidate for more information.

Elizabeth Croft

Barb de Groot

Randy Doman

Rob Hutchins

Johanne Kemmler

John McDonald

Candace Spilsbury

Joe Thorne (no information has been submitted by the candidate)

For all of our stories on the municipal election, click here.

Check out cowichanvalleycitizen.com and Facebook page for full coverage of the results starting at 8 p.m.

Just Posted

Cowichan-based company provides glass alternatives to plastic straws

Enviro Glass Straws now producing more than 60,000 staws each year

Lexi Bainas column: Roger Sparkes honoured, CVAC art show now new and improved

A well-deserved posthumous award goes to Cowichan Theatre’s biggest booster

Workshop helps Cowichan residents understand basic of dementia journey

Free Getting to Know Dementia workshop to Duncan on Thursday, May 2.

Drivesmart column: Liability: pedestrians and drivers turning left

Alexander Zacher was walking to work early on the morning of Oct. 31, 2014 in Tsawwassen.

Homeless activists outside Notre Dame demand ‘a roof too’

Wealthy people have donated millions to effort to rebuild cathedral after devastating fire

Coming up in Cowichan: Easter Eggspress; knitting workshops

Hop aboard the Easter Eggspress at the BCFDC The Easter Eggspress is… Continue reading

Sri Lanka invokes war-time military powers after nearly 300 killed in Easter bombings

Sri Lanka’s minister of tourism says 39 foreign tourists were killed in the Easter Sunday attacks

Multiple sailing waits as BC Ferries deals with Easter Monday traffic

89 extra sailings had been added to the long weekend schedule

Ex-mayor of northern village claims its drivers are overpaying ICBC $1,800 a year

Darcy Repen says data shows Telkwa households are being ripped off for car insurance

Deadly synthetic drug found in Kamloops that puts users in ‘zombielike’ state

Interior Health warning says substance causes ‘speedy, trippy-like symptoms’ and hallucinations

Trudeau to be portrayed on ‘Simpsons’ episode

Toronto journalist who’s posted videos of himself doing impressions of the PM voiced him for the show

Elizabeth May’s wedding dress a ‘walk through a garden’ on Earth Day

Green Party leader set to get married in Victoria

Campbell River RCMP say alcohol and speed may be factors in collision

Woman injured after driver ran into her car on Highway 19A, says fire captain

Most Read