Federal Election News

Albas ready to get to work

May 3, 2011 / 10:30 am

Okanagan-Coquihalla MP-elect, Dan Albas says he's ready to roll up his sleeves and get to work. Albas, who replaces outgoing MP Stockwell Day, topped the...

Upshaw: you win when you take a stand

May 2, 2011 / 11:40 pm

Independent Conservative Sean Upshaw Okanagan-Coquihalla Independent Conservative Sean Upshaw says thanks to his supporters and congratulates Conservative...

NDP, Greens victorious in defeat

May 2, 2011 / 10:40 pm

Ron Cannan may have taken nearly 57 per cent of the vote in Kelowna-Lake Country, but his opponents feel they have achieved their own victories as well. NDP...

North Okanagan - NDP, Green reaction

May 2, 2011 / 10:17 pm

Story by Ron Manz A pair of first time candidates finished two-three in the North Okanagan-Shuswap. The NDP's Nikki Inouye had hoped to ride the wave...

Bittersweet night for NDP, Finnis

May 2, 2011 / 10:00 pm

For Okanagan-Coquihalla NDP candidate, David Finnis, there were more positives than negatives to be taken from Monday's federal election. Finnis, a first...

Conservatives win majority

May 2, 2011 / 10:00 pm

It was a historic night in Canadian politics. On a night when Stephen Harper's Conservative Party won a comfortable majority government, Canadians...

Colin Mayes three-peats in OK-Shuswap

May 2, 2011 / 9:49 pm

Story by Ron Manz It was all smiles and hugs at the Vernon campaign headquarters for Conservative Colin Mayes as he retained his seat in government for the...

Ron Cannan victory speech video

May 2, 2011 / 9:35 pm

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Stewart surprised at NDP surge

May 2, 2011 / 8:00 pm

Kelowna-Lake Country Liberal candidate, Kris Stewart is surprised at how far her party has fallen on the national stage. The Liberal Party, which held office...

Video: Voter turnout looking strong

May 2, 2011 / 6:00 pm

Voter turnout is looking strong in the riding of Kelowna-Lake Country. Castanet's Kelly Hayes reports....

Gospel Mission helps get voters out

Apr 28, 2011 / 4:00 pm

Like millions of voters across Canada who are preparing to vote, clients at Kelowna's Gospel Mission are doing the same. Community Relations...

24,000 vote in advance polls

Apr 27, 2011 / 12:00 pm

Voters in the Central Okanagan came out in large numbers over three days of polling in advance of Monday's federal election. Preliminary numbers released...

Advance polling numbers up

Apr 25, 2011 / 1:00 pm

While specific numbers won't be released until sometime Tuesday, it appears as if votes in advance of next of next Monday's federal election are up. ...

Advance polling underway

Apr 23, 2011 / 12:00 pm

If you are unable to vote on May 2 in the Federal election, remember that advance polls are open throughout the weekend. Advance polls are open on Saturday,...

Mob wants your vote

Apr 22, 2011 / 8:45 am

Kyle Harms wants you to vote. The third year economics student at UBCO organized Kelowna`s first ever "vote mob" Thursday afternoon. With the federal...

Video: Local candidates square off

Apr 21, 2011 / 8:00 pm

Federal candidates for Kelowna Lake Country square off at a Kelowa Chamber of Commerce forum. Castanet's Kelly Hayes reports....

Did you get a voter information card?

Apr 17, 2011 / 2:30 pm

It's almost time to mark the 'X' on the ballot. If you are an eligible voter and haven't received your voter information card, or have one with incorrect...

Rock Your Vote fights apathy

Apr 14, 2011 / 12:00 pm

The number of people who vote in Canada has been declining steadily over the last few elections and the age group between 18-35 accounts for the weakest numbers...