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BC Votes News

Okanagan voters mirror STV results

Okanagan voters mirror STV results

May 13, 2009 / 11:00 am

Okanagan voters followed the provincial trend in the referendum on electoral reform Tuesday. More than 60% of the province voted to keep the existing...

Slater survives scare in Boundary

May 12, 2009 / 11:20 pm

The Liberals were concerned that B.C. Conservative party candidate Joe Cardoso would split the vote in the hotly contested riding of Boundary-Similkameen. Joe...

Thomson looking forward to work

Thomson looking forward to work

May 12, 2009 / 11:14 pm

Steve Thomson is looking forward to getting to work. The Liberal MLA candidate for Kelowna Mission was elected with more than 54% of the riding's votes during...

Letnick ready for provincial challenge

Letnick ready for provincial challenge

May 12, 2009 / 10:58 pm

After nine years in municipal politics, Norm Letnick is taking on a new challenge. Letnick will soon be off to Victoria as the newly elected MLA for...

It was a high road campaign: Barisoff

It was a high road campaign: Barisoff

May 12, 2009 / 10:42 pm

Bill Barisoff is very pleased with the support he received from the South Okanagan in Tuesday's vote. The Liberal MLA was re-elected with approximately 44% of...

Campaign a learning process: Lakes

Campaign a learning process: Lakes

May 12, 2009 / 10:11 pm

Tish Lakes knows they were the underdogs of the Westside-Kelowna riding. The candidate for the NDP says although her party wasn't elected during Tuesday's...

BC Conservatives hit expectations

BC Conservatives hit expectations

May 12, 2009 / 9:57 pm

For B.C. Conservative party Deputy Leader, Mark Thompson, the political glass is half full. Thompson, who ran unsuccessfully in the Kelowna-Mission riding, says...

Ben Stewart humbled by win

Ben Stewart humbled by win

May 12, 2009 / 9:45 pm

Ben Stewart feels humbled. The newly elected Liberal MLA for the Westside-Kelowna riding won his seat with more than 53% of the vote during Tuesday's provincial...

Liberal wave sweeps the Okanagan

Liberal wave sweeps the Okanagan

May 12, 2009 / 9:04 pm

With about half the votes already counted, Liberal candidates have been declared winners in six of seven Okanagan ridings. The B.C. Liberals hold a narrow lead...

Election day: Where do I vote?

May 12, 2009 / 5:00 am

Click here to find your voting location from Elections BC. Castanet will post local results and local stories and reaction throughout election evening starting...

Kelowna gets photo nixed from website

Kelowna gets photo nixed from website

May 11, 2009 / 4:00 pm

In the interest of impartiality, a photo of a City employee in some B.C. election campaign material has been removed at the City’s request. After...

Striking paramedics dog premier

Striking paramedics dog premier

May 9, 2009 / 5:00 am

Premier Gordon Campbell made a brief stop in Kelowna Friday to have his picture taken. Striking paramedics weren't far away. Campbell and former Premier Bill...

Do I need ID to vote?

May 8, 2009 / 6:00 pm

According to Elections BC, voters must show identification proving their identity and residential address to vote or to register when they vote. Any one of the...

BC Tories fear mongering: BC Libs

BC Tories fear mongering: BC Libs

May 7, 2009 / 1:15 pm

Local BC Conservative party candidate, Mark Thompson, is demanding his Liberal challenger in Kelowna-Mission come clean on the controversial Recognition and...

Advanced voting starts today

May 6, 2009 / 1:00 pm

Advance voting starts today across the province and continues for four days, Wednesday, May 6 to Saturday, May 9 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. According to Elections...

Mud slinging in Okanagan

May 5, 2009 / 2:30 pm

Political mud is being slung all over the Okanagan. Tish Lakes, NDP candidate for Westside-Kelowna. is saying the Campbell Liberals are leaving the City of...

Kelowna Chamber hosts forum

Kelowna Chamber hosts forum

Apr 28, 2009 / 11:57 am

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce has sent a questionnaire to all the candidates in all the local ridings. The Chamber will also be hosting a Candidates Forum...

STV info forum in Penticton

STV info forum in Penticton

Apr 27, 2009 / 3:57 pm

The Economic Club of Penticton is looking to help residents make sense of the subject of the Single Transferable Vote by hosting a free community forum. The...

Lake Country all candidates forum

Lake Country all candidates forum

Apr 27, 2009 / 1:00 pm

An all candidates forum is being held in Lake Country next week. Sponsored by the Lake Country Chamber of Commerce, the forum will allow residents to hear from...

Challenge debate on Recognition Act

Challenge debate on Recognition Act

Apr 27, 2009 / 8:42 am

BC Conservative Deputy Leader and Candidate for MLA in Penticton, Chris Delaney, has issued a challenge to Union of BC Indian Chiefs Grand Chief, Stewart...

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