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Municipal Elections 2014 News

Community cops save tax $$

Community cops save tax $$

Kelowna Oct 17, 2014 / 6:31 am

TaxpayersFirst have come up with what they claim to be a 'reasonable alternative' to policing and policing costs in Kelowna. In 2014, just shy of 24 per...

Affordable housing is the key

Affordable housing is the key

Kelowna Oct 16, 2014 / 5:06 am

Candidates running under the Prosper Kelowna banner believe every citizen must be able to afford their own home in order for the city to be prosperous. Mike...

Mail-in voting available

Mail-in voting available

Kelowna Oct 15, 2014 / 11:05 am

Eligible voters who will not be available in person to cast their ballots in the upcoming municipal election can still be part of the electoral process. Advance...

Political pinch hitting

Political pinch hitting

Osoyoos Oct 14, 2014 / 5:13 pm

Newly minted Osoyoos mayoral candidate Sue McKortoff is defending the last-minute timing of her entry into the race. They say timing is everything, McKortoff...

Monk makes first political foray

Monk makes first political foray

Kelowna Oct 14, 2014 / 3:07 pm

Alan Monk believes he has what it takes to be a fiscally responsible leader on Kelowna City Council for the next four years. Monk, a business owner who has...

Former criminal runs for mayor

Former criminal runs for mayor

Penticton Oct 14, 2014 / 2:04 pm

A Penticton business owner's criminal background is not stopping him from running for mayor in the upcoming election. Jukka Laurio, 56, says he has moved on...

Tiede enters trustee race

Tiede enters trustee race

Kelowna Oct 14, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Long-time Kelowna resident Lee-Ann Tiede has entered the local School Trustee election. “I’ve learned that education changes everything. Whether...

Jakubeit leads in poll

Jakubeit leads in poll

Penticton Oct 13, 2014 / 3:58 pm

Andrew Jakubeit held a small lead over John Vassilaki in a Castanet poll on Penticton mayoral candidates. 288 people had responded to the poll by Monday...

Basran has edge in poll

Basran has edge in poll

Kelowna Oct 13, 2014 / 3:36 pm

Colin Basran took the lead over Sharon Shepherd in a Castanet poll on Kelowna mayors this week. 1,442 people responded to the poll which pegged Basran at 52.7...

Go fund my election

Go fund my election

Oct 13, 2014 / 1:37 pm

At least three Kelowna city council candidates are launching crowd funding campaigns to support their run for politics. Mike McLoughlin and Sean Upshaw,...

Merritt election nominees

Merritt election nominees

Merritt Oct 11, 2014 / 10:30 am

There will be a race for all positions in Merritt's municipal election with several people running for every available spot. The election will be held Nov....

Election shocker, Wells bows out

Election shocker, Wells bows out

Osoyoos Oct 10, 2014 / 6:00 pm

In a last-minute surprise, Osoyoos Mayor Stu Wells has dropped out of the race and been replaced as the front-runner for the mayor’s chair by Councillor...

South Okanagan candidates

South Okanagan candidates

Oct 10, 2014 / 5:15 pm

The public can look forward to several interesting races in the South Okanagan, leading up to the Nov. 15 election. Two councillors and a local business owner...

North Okanagan nominees

North Okanagan nominees

Oct 10, 2014 / 5:05 pm

Some competitive races are shaping up throughout the North Okanagan as the nomination period for the Nov 15 municipal election closed today at 4 p.m.. Starting...

Let the campaign begin

Let the campaign begin

Central Okanagan Oct 10, 2014 / 4:59 pm

Some interesting races are shaping up throughout the Central Okanagan as the nomination period for the Nov. 15 municipal election has closed. While the number...

Hodge looks to recapture seat

Hodge looks to recapture seat

Kelowna Oct 10, 2014 / 2:18 pm

Former Kelowna City Councillor, Charlie Hodge, is entering the race in an attempt to recapture his seat. Hodge was elected to council in 2008 but was ousted as...

Fielding seeks 3rd term

Fielding seeks 3rd term

Peachland Oct 10, 2014 / 11:23 am

Keith Fielding is seeking a third term as mayor of Peachland. Fielding, who has served the last six years as mayor, says it has been a great honour to have...

Robinson seeks re-election

Robinson seeks re-election

Penticton Oct 9, 2014 / 4:39 pm

Another familiar face is running for re-election in Penticton. Councillor Katie Robinson has announced that she will run to retain her councillor seat in the...

Shepherd touts experience

Shepherd touts experience

Kelowna Oct 9, 2014 / 3:14 pm

The race for the mayor's chair in Kelowna can be summed up as a battle of experience versus inexperience. Former two-term mayor, Sharon Shepherd officially...

Shepherd to run for mayor

Shepherd to run for mayor

Kelowna Oct 8, 2014 / 9:53 pm

The most asked question over the last three months leading up to the Kelowna municipal election - "will Sharon Shepherd seek another term as mayor?" -...

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