Municipal election

Council candidates (from left) Mike Davies, Colleen Evans, Tanille Johnston, Susan Sinnott and Sean Smythe prepare to debate the issues at the Tidemark Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 22. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

CITY COUNCIL: First of three city councillor candidate debates held

VIDEO: Review the full discussion by the first five of 14 councillor candidates

 

From left: Mary Ruth Snyder, executive director of the Campbell River and District Chamber of Commerce, prepares to question mayoral candidates Michael Calhoun, Charlie Cornfield, Kermit Dahl, Saron Gebresellassi and Larry Samson at the all-candidates debate at the Tidemark Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

CITY COUNCIL: Mayoral candidates wrestle with complex issues

A common thread in candidates’ responses implied there are no easy solutions

 

Beb Lanyon is running for city council. Photo contributed

CITY COUNCIL: Ben Lanyon puts his name forward for city council

I’ve spent the last 17 years raising a family in Campbell River,…

  • Sep 22, 2022

 

Hand of a person casting a vote into the ballot box during elections

Council of Canadians hold All Candidates Meet And Greet In Campbell River Oct. 1

On Saturday, Oct. 1 1-3 p.m., Council of Canadians Campbell River Chapter…

  • Sep 21, 2022
Hand of a person casting a vote into the ballot box during elections
Campbell River City Hall. Campbell River Mirror file photo

Mayoral candidates debate tonight, Sept. 21 at the Tidemark Theatre

Debate moved from Tuesday to accommodate city council meeting change

  • Sep 21, 2022
Campbell River City Hall. Campbell River Mirror file photo
British Columbia's provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday Jul. 3, 2020. Municipal elections are still more than a month away, but mayors for dozens of communities across B.C. have already won by acclamation after standing unopposed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

37 B.C. mayors win by acclamation after standing unopposed

In 2018, 36 B.C. mayors were elected without contest

British Columbia's provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday Jul. 3, 2020. Municipal elections are still more than a month away, but mayors for dozens of communities across B.C. have already won by acclamation after standing unopposed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
As city council Monday officially dissolved Rivercorp, Coun. Charlie Cornfield said while he was disappointed to see the body his former council supported, he's happy with the new direction the city is going in. City of Campbell River photo

CITY COUNCIL: Charlie Cornfield puts his name in the hat for Campbell River mayor

Long-serving city councilor and former mayor puts his experience forward for voters’ choice

As city council Monday officially dissolved Rivercorp, Coun. Charlie Cornfield said while he was disappointed to see the body his former council supported, he's happy with the new direction the city is going in. City of Campbell River photo
Retired Langley East MLA Rich Coleman has registered a civic party for the Langley Township municipal election and is ‘seriously’ considering a run for mayor (file)

Former B.C. solicitor-general Rich Coleman is returning to politics

Retired MLA registers party for election, is considering running for Langley Township mayor

Retired Langley East MLA Rich Coleman has registered a civic party for the Langley Township municipal election and is ‘seriously’ considering a run for mayor (file)
Late morning view southward over the top of Victoria city hall, as seen from the top of the Fisgard Street parkade. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘A cure for cynicism:’ Experts explain why voting in B.C. municipal election is important

Cities shape daily experiences, prepare for emergencies and do politics differently

Late morning view southward over the top of Victoria city hall, as seen from the top of the Fisgard Street parkade. (Black Press Media file photo)
Community Action Team Coordinator and community consulting firm owner Gwen Donaldson is running in the October 2022 Campbell River municipal election. Photo contributed

CITY COUNCIL: Gwen Donaldson aims to add a new voice to Campbell River City Council in 2022

Campbell River Community Action Team coordinator and owner of Jellyfish Consulting Group

  • May 4, 2022
Community Action Team Coordinator and community consulting firm owner Gwen Donaldson is running in the October 2022 Campbell River municipal election. Photo contributed
What does it take to successfully win a seat in this room? Current, new and past city councilors chime in. Mirror File Photo

What does it take to successfully run for city council?

New, current and past city councilors chime in on what it takes to win a municipal election

What does it take to successfully win a seat in this room? Current, new and past city councilors chime in. Mirror File Photo
The candidates in the recent municipal by-election say while they’re disappointed with the voter turnout, most are intending to take another run at a seat in 2022. Black Press File Photo

Candidates lament low voter turnout in Campbell River municipal by-election

Many say they will still be putting their names forward again in the future, however

The candidates in the recent municipal by-election say while they’re disappointed with the voter turnout, most are intending to take another run at a seat in 2022. Black Press File Photo
Fewer than 2,500 Campbell River residents headed to the polls to elect a replacement for new MLA Michele Babchuk on city council. Black Press File Photo

MIKE’S MUSINGS: I’m not disappointed in you very often, Campbell River

Keep complaining about decisions instead of deciding who makes them and see how that works out

Fewer than 2,500 Campbell River residents headed to the polls to elect a replacement for new MLA Michele Babchuk on city council. Black Press File Photo
Sean Smyth is expected to be announced the winner of the municipal by-election for city council today. Photo provided

Sean Smyth to replace Babchuk on council

Sean Smyth is expected to be named the winner of the 2021…

Sean Smyth is expected to be announced the winner of the municipal by-election for city council today. Photo provided
Sean Smyth put his name forward for the 2021 municipal by-election for city council and after preliminary results are in, he received the most votes. Photo provided
Sean Smyth put his name forward for the 2021 municipal by-election for city council and after preliminary results are in, he received the most votes. Photo provided
The River City Cycling Club asked Campbell River municipal by-election candidates their thoughts on whether they’re supportive of the idea of seaparated bike lanes. Black Press File Photo

By-election candidates asked about separated bike lanes in Campbell River

The River City Cycling Club hit up the municipal by-election candidates for their thoughts

The River City Cycling Club asked Campbell River municipal by-election candidates their thoughts on whether they’re supportive of the idea of seaparated bike lanes. Black Press File Photo
Campbell Riverites head to the polls on Feb. 27 to fill the empty seat on city council.

Municipal By-Election Candidates give their final pitch to the electorate

Last chance for candidates to get their message across before Saturday’s vote

Campbell Riverites head to the polls on Feb. 27 to fill the empty seat on city council.
Campbell Riverites head to the polls on Feb. 27 to fill the empty seat on city council.

Municipal By-Election Candidates answer a question from the city’s youth

Candidates in Feb. 27 by-election chime in on climate change from city’s Youth Action Committee

Campbell Riverites head to the polls on Feb. 27 to fill the empty seat on city council.
Campbell Riverites head to the polls on Feb. 27 to fill the empty seat on city council.

Municipal By-Election Candidates answer: Whats the first motion you would bring forward?

Candidates in Feb. 27 by-election chime in on what their first motion would be if elected

Campbell Riverites head to the polls on Feb. 27 to fill the empty seat on city council.
Campbell Riverites head to the polls on Feb. 27 to fill the empty seat on city council.

Municipal By-Election Candidates answer: Whats the answer to the housing problem?

Candidates in Feb. 27 by-election chime in on housing affordability and accessibility

Campbell Riverites head to the polls on Feb. 27 to fill the empty seat on city council.
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