Federal Election 2015 News

Pensions soften the blow

Oct 20, 2015 / 12:05 pm

It will cost Canadian taxpayers about $209 million in cumulative pension payments to the 180 eligible MPs who were either defeated or chose not to run in...

Big voter turnout in valley

Oct 20, 2015 / 10:36 am

The 2015 federal election had the largest voter turn out in more than 20 years, with 68.5 per cent of eligible voters casting ballots. And, here in the...

'A remarkable journey'

Oct 20, 2015 / 12:19 am

Ron Cannan waited until the bitter end to speak to supporters and admit defeat to Liberal Stephen Fuhr in Kelowna-Lake Country. When the Tory MP of 9 1/2 years...

Cannan concedes

Oct 19, 2015 / 11:41 pm

UPDATE 11:35 P.M In an unexpected outcome, three-term Kelowna-Lake Country Conservative MP Ron Cannan lost his riding to Liberal candidate Stephen Fuhr. Cannan...

New colour for Kelowna

Oct 19, 2015 / 11:25 pm

The Liberal crowd was nothing less than elated as they donned red and jumped up and down in excitement as their candidate – Stephen Fuhr – became...

Smiles shine through defeat

Oct 19, 2015 / 11:01 pm

Smiles returned to the faces of NDP supporters at Kelowna Community Theatre Monday night as the two candidates took to the podium and thanked their volunteers....

Fuhr's supporters elated

Oct 19, 2015 / 10:38 pm

UPDATE 10:35 P.M. The Liberal crowd was nothing less than elated as they donned red and jumped up and down in excitement as their candidate – Stephen Fuhr...

Cannings off to Ottawa

Oct 19, 2015 / 10:36 pm

The second time was a charm for Richard Cannings. Naturalist and author Richard Canning swept to victory Monday in the riding of South Okanagan-West Kootenay....

Neufeld gracious in defeat

Oct 19, 2015 / 10:20 pm

As Prime Minister-elect Justin Trudeau's victory speech rolled to a conclusion, someone among the Conservative faithful in Penticton switched off the...

McLeod wins in Kamloops

Oct 19, 2015 / 10:19 pm


Albas victorious

Oct 19, 2015 / 10:19 pm


Albas: Voters got it right

Oct 19, 2015 / 10:03 pm

Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola MP elect, Dan Albas said the Canadian electorate got it right. "They always get it right," said Albas of...

Cannings wins in south

Oct 19, 2015 / 9:53 pm


Arnold heading to Ottawa

Oct 19, 2015 / 9:39 pm

While the Conservatives may have fallen nationally, in the North Okanagan-Shuswap, they were given a strong mandate to return to Ottawa. Tory candidate Mel...

Fuhr defeats Cannan

Oct 19, 2015 / 9:35 pm


An air of disappointment

Oct 19, 2015 / 9:14 pm

The stale air of disappointment hung low inside Kelowna Community Theatre at the NDP candidates party Monday evening. As the Liberal Party surged ahead, the...

Maybe next time: Gingras

Oct 19, 2015 / 8:56 pm

With early results showing the Conservative candidate ahead in North Okanagan Shuswap, New Democrat supporters were subdued. At what was supposed to be a...

Arnold wins North OK

Oct 19, 2015 / 8:50 pm


Derkaz: close but not quite

Oct 19, 2015 / 8:49 pm

UPDATE: 8:45 p.m. “I'm thrilled, it's a good night to be a Liberal,” said Cindy Derkaz, as she watched the red tide flow over eastern...

Cheers in Denesiuk camp

Oct 19, 2015 / 8:34 pm

Connie Denesiuk, Liberal candidate in the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding, cheered and hugged supporters as news came in Monday night that the Liberals had...