Election 2021

Advance polling opened on Sept. 10 in the Centre Square Mall in Yellowknife while Elections Canada has said it is reviewing its voting locations after indoor gathering limits of 25 people were announced by chief public health officer Dr. Kami Kandola on Sept. 8. Blair McBride/NNSL photo

EDITORIAL: Considering the cost of an election

In other parts of the world, our electoral system is an unattainable dream

  • Oct 5, 2021

 

Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)

COLUMN: Status quo federal election still to have consequences

Election numbers change minimal but will still be disruptive

  • Sep 24, 2021

 

Poised to once again represent the North Okanagan-Shuswap riding, Conservative Party candidate Mel Arnold, accompanied wife Linda on election night, was grateful to voters, and every one who assisted with his campaign. (Zachary Roman-Salmon Arm Observer)

Election 2021: Mel Arnold grateful to once again represent North Okanagan-Shuswap

Preliminary results show Conservative candidate winning more than 40 per cent of the vote

 

Around 100 supporters of the People’s Party of Canada watched the results roll in in Armstrong alongside North Okanagan-Shuswap candidate Kyle Delfing. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Party marks end to ‘good campaign’ for North Okanagan-Shuswap PPC candidate

More than 100 party supporters join in to celebrate Kyle Delfing

Around 100 supporters of the People’s Party of Canada watched the results roll in in Armstrong alongside North Okanagan-Shuswap candidate Kyle Delfing. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
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CANADA VOTES: Conservative Tracy Gray retains seat in Kelowna-Lake Country

Gray leads by more than 5,000 votes with more than 60 per cent of polls reporting

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Elizabeth May at the Green Party headquarters in Saanich. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

Elizabeth May once again face of the Green Party after disappointing national result

Leader’s defeat coupled with drop in popular vote leaves party looking to regroup

Elizabeth May at the Green Party headquarters in Saanich. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
Vernon’s Hannah Pederson compares Voting Day at her home to a football game day thanks to her partner, a huge gridiron fan. Pederson, 30, has voted in every election since she’s been able to because she cares about her country. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Voting Day excitement builds for Vernon family

Hannah Pederson and partner may cook vat of chili to go with the federal election results they’ll watch roll in after 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20

Vernon’s Hannah Pederson compares Voting Day at her home to a football game day thanks to her partner, a huge gridiron fan. Pederson, 30, has voted in every election since she’s been able to because she cares about her country. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Voters shared with Black Press Media what their pandemic voting experience was like. (Elections Canada)

VIDEO: Voters on their pandemic election day experience

Here’s what some voters had to say about voting during a pandemic

Voters shared with Black Press Media what their pandemic voting experience was like. (Elections Canada)
The federal election will be held Sept. 20. Make sure your decision is based on accurate information. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

EDITORIAL: Examine the facts during election campaign

It is essential that voters make their decisions based on accurate information

  • Sep 16, 2021
The federal election will be held Sept. 20. Make sure your decision is based on accurate information. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier responds to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh during the Federal leaders debate in Gatineau, Que. on Monday October 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

COLUMN: The problem with negative election campaigning

In a multi-party system, voters have plenty of choices at the polls

People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier responds to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh during the Federal leaders debate in Gatineau, Que. on Monday October 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
While voting for different candidates in this year’s federal election, Hazel and Ed Widenmaier of Central Saanich won’t let politics get in the way of their 56 years of marriage. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

B.C. couple’s 56-year love connection transcends federal election’s political divide

Greater Victoria pair keep the peace no matter what opposing election signs might say

While voting for different candidates in this year’s federal election, Hazel and Ed Widenmaier of Central Saanich won’t let politics get in the way of their 56 years of marriage. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The Kootenay-Columbia candidates are now live in Black Press’ candidate forum. (Contributed)

REWATCH: Kootenay-Columbia candidates vye for your vote

The election is coming up on Sept. 20

The Kootenay-Columbia candidates are now live in Black Press’ candidate forum. (Contributed)
People’s Party of Canada federal election candidate Kyle Delfing discovered the company from eastern Canada that created his campaign signs did not spell Shuswap correctly. He has since repaired or removed them. (Contributed)

Sign thefts, typo, vandalism all part of North Okanagan-Shuswap election campaign

One camp calls the campaign sign aspect of 2021 election ‘extraordinarily clean’

People’s Party of Canada federal election candidate Kyle Delfing discovered the company from eastern Canada that created his campaign signs did not spell Shuswap correctly. He has since repaired or removed them. (Contributed)
The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce all-candidates forum, hosted by Dan Proulx (top left), saw the five North Okanagan-Shuswap candidates answer questions on a variety of topics Sept. 8. (Screen shot)

VIDEO: North Okanagan-Shuswap candidates share plans to boost workforce

Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce and BC Fruit Growers host event prior to election

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce all-candidates forum, hosted by Dan Proulx (top left), saw the five North Okanagan-Shuswap candidates answer questions on a variety of topics Sept. 8. (Screen shot)
The climate debate was organized by GreenPac and Green Okanagan, non-partisan organizations advocating for better climate policies from politicians. The debate is part of the 100 Debates For The Environment series hosted every election year. (Screenshot)

Kelowna-Lake Country candidates spar over climate, environment

The climate debate was organized by advocacy organizations GreenPac and Green Okanagan

The climate debate was organized by GreenPac and Green Okanagan, non-partisan organizations advocating for better climate policies from politicians. The debate is part of the 100 Debates For The Environment series hosted every election year. (Screenshot)
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, left to right, Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and debate moderator Pierre Bruneau pose for a photo during the first French leaders’ debate on Thursday, September 2, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Martin Chevalier - POOL

Leaders go on offensive in first campaign debate, focusing on pandemic, health care

Four party leaders went head to head in the first televised debate of the campaign Thursday night

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, left to right, Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and debate moderator Pierre Bruneau pose for a photo during the first French leaders’ debate on Thursday, September 2, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Martin Chevalier - POOL
Sarah Bennett is the People’s Party of Canada candidate for the Kootenay-Columbia riding. (Contributed)

‘That’s not freedom’: People’s Party candidate Sarah Bennett against the vaccine passport

The Kootenay-Columbia candidate is campaigning for choice amidst the pandemic restrictions

Sarah Bennett is the People’s Party of Canada candidate for the Kootenay-Columbia riding. (Contributed)
Fitzpatrick served as a member of the Senate of Canada for 10 years and was first appointed in 1998. (Contributed/Ross Fitzpatrick)

Former Okanagan Senator leaves retirement to chair Liberal candidate’s campaign

Former Senator Ross Fitzpatrick retired from politics in 2008

Fitzpatrick served as a member of the Senate of Canada for 10 years and was first appointed in 1998. (Contributed/Ross Fitzpatrick)
An Elections Canada voter information card is shown on Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021. Canadians are at the polls for the federal election today, September 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

COLUMN: Election outcome won’t make everyone happy

Most Canadian elections have seen minority of voter support for governing party

An Elections Canada voter information card is shown on Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021. Canadians are at the polls for the federal election today, September 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
People’s Party of Canada candidate for the North Okanagan-Shuswap, Kyle Delfing, spoke at an event at Blackburn Park in Salmon Arm on Aug. 25, 2021.

VIDEO: North Okanagan-Shuswap People’s Party candidate speaks at Salmon Arm event

Kyle Delfing talked about B.C.’s vaccine passport and more at Blackburn Park on Aug. 25

People’s Party of Canada candidate for the North Okanagan-Shuswap, Kyle Delfing, spoke at an event at Blackburn Park in Salmon Arm on Aug. 25, 2021.