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Federal Election 2019 News

Voter turnout in 2019 dropped both locally and across Canada

Oct 22, 2019 / 11:50 am

The turnout for Monday's election was lower than in 2015, both locally and across the country. When Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party took a majority...

Elementary & high school students have an election of their own

Oct 22, 2019 / 9:20 am

Over a million elementary and high school students took part in Student Vote Canada 2019, a mock vote about the federal election. Students from across the...

NDP's Richard Cannings wins in South Okanagan-West Kootenay

Oct 21, 2019 / 11:42 pm

UPDATE 11:40 p.m. NDP incumbent Richard Cannings has won re-election in the South Okanagan-West Kootenay, making him the only non-Conservative MP in the B.C....

Tracy Gray returns Kelowna-Lake Country to Conservatives

Oct 21, 2019 / 11:16 pm

Tracy Gray greeted her supporters at the Ramada Hotel after winning the Kelowna-Lake Country riding Monday night. "I'm really happy to be here and...

Four of five Thompson-Okanagan ridings elect Conservatives

Oct 21, 2019 / 11:14 pm

UPDATE: 9:55 p.m. A blue wave rolled across almost all the Thompson-Okanagan Monday night. Four of five ridings in the region elected Conservative MPs, the lone...

Tories' Scheer says minority puts Liberals on notice

Oct 21, 2019 / 10:33 pm

UPDATE: 10:30 p.m. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says the re-elected Liberal government will always put the country and its people at the heart of every...

Tories' Dan Albas wins in Central-Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola

Oct 21, 2019 / 9:48 pm

Incumbent Dan Albas has been re-elected for the Central-Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola riding. The Tory MP more than doubled the votes of his closest challenger,...

Conservative incumbent wins fourth straight election in Kamloops

Oct 21, 2019 / 9:30 pm

Throwing a star candidate at the Conservative party was not enough to get the Liberals a victory in the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding. Conservative incumbent...

NDP to hold balance of power despite election losses

Oct 21, 2019 / 9:20 pm

UPDATE: 9:20 p.m. Justin Trudeau remains prime minister but the Liberals will need the support of at least one party to govern a country that emerged bitterly...

Wall to wall live election night coverage on Castanet.net

Oct 21, 2019 / 4:00 pm

Keep it here on Castanet.net this evening for live coverage of the federal election. We'll have one of the largest teams in the Interior bringing the news...

Elections Canada tips to make voting easy

Oct 21, 2019 / 7:30 am

Here's what you need to know as Canadians go to the polls in today's federal election: Elections Canada reminds that voters must cast their ballot at...

More than 78,000 people have voted in four Okanagan ridings

Oct 19, 2019 / 2:24 pm

Close to 20 per cent of all voters eligible to cast a ballot in the federal election across the Okanagan have already done so. According to preliminary figures...

Conservatives hold the lead in BC, NDP pushes ahead of Liberals

Oct 18, 2019 / 9:40 am

The 2019 federal election is just days away, and it looks like it will come down to the wire. The latest information from Insights West indicates the...

Murphy, candidate Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola

Oct 18, 2019 / 6:54 am

Castanet has invited all the Central Okanagan federal candidates for sit-down video interviews as election day approaches on Oct. 21. Mary-Ann Murphy is the...

NDP incumbent Richard Cannings shares endorsements

Oct 16, 2019 / 5:31 pm

South Okanagan-West Kootenay NDP incumbent Richard Cannings is touting a handful of endorsements, less than a week before general voting day. In a release to...

Candidate forum gets lively when discussing economy

Oct 16, 2019 / 4:35 pm

Stephen Fuhr was in attack mode when it came to the Canadian economy during a candidates forum Wednesday morning hosted by the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce....

Several dozen election signs headed for Kelowna landfill

Oct 16, 2019 / 5:00 am

It seems the City of Kelowna works yard is the place where election signs go to die. Many dozen signs of all political stripes were discovered recently along...

Green leader promises tax overhaul during Kamloops visit

Oct 15, 2019 / 2:19 pm

The leader of the Green Party of Canada is promising major reforms to Canada's taxation system. During a press conference in Kamloops Tuesday, at local...

Poll: how will you vote?

Oct 15, 2019 / 12:30 pm

If a 338Canada survey proves accurate, there will be a blue wave washing across most of the Okanagan. The 338Canada project is a statistical model of electoral...

Travis Ashley, Green Party candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country

Oct 15, 2019 / 11:15 am

Castanet has invited all the Central Okanagan federal candidates for sit-down video interviews as election day approaches on Oct. 21. Travis Ashley is the Green...

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