Federal Election

Kyla Neustaeter (on ledge) was among about 20 people who took part in the Fridays for Future climate action strike in Hope on Nov. 29, 2019. A small group strikes in front of the Hope District office every Friday at noon, including Arthur Green, who often runs in elections as the Green candidate. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)

Hope’s Green candidate is tops with local students in mock vote process

Students at three schools choose Arthur Green as ideal Member of Parliament

Chilliwack-Hope NDP federal election candidate DJ Pohl on election night Sept. 20, 2021 outside her Wellington Avenue campaign office. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

ELECTION 2021: NDP garner historic vote total in Chilliwack-Hope but fall short of win

Preliminary numbers had DJ Pohl with 28.4% of ballots cast by 10 p.m. Monday

From top left: Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Jagmeet Singh (NDP), Erin O'Toole (Conservative). 
From bottom left: Yves-Francois Blanchet (Bloc Quebecois), Maxime Bernier (PPC), Annamie Paul (Green). (Canadian Press photos)
From top left: Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Jagmeet Singh (NDP), Erin O'Toole (Conservative). 
From bottom left: Yves-Francois Blanchet (Bloc Quebecois), Maxime Bernier (PPC), Annamie Paul (Green). (Canadian Press photos)
Chilliwack-Hope voter Gary Abbott talks to Chilliwack Progress reporter Jennifer Feinberg outside Evergreen Hall after voting in the 44th federal election in Canada on Sept. 20, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg video still)

VIDEO: Handful of Chilliwack voters weigh in with 2021 election priorities

They also talk about what it’s like to vote during a global pandemic

Chilliwack-Hope voter Gary Abbott talks to Chilliwack Progress reporter Jennifer Feinberg outside Evergreen Hall after voting in the 44th federal election in Canada on Sept. 20, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg video still)
Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)

ELECTION 2021: Chilliwack-Hope candidates answer two Progress questions

What are the most important issues locally? Why are you best for the job?

Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)
Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People's Party of Canada). (Submitted)

Third question from Chilliwack Healthier Community zeroes in on climate crisis

The Chilliwack Progress is providing answers from all five federal candidates in a series

Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People's Party of Canada). (Submitted)
Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Arthur Green (Green Party), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)

ELECTION 2021: Chilliwack-Hope candidates clash in virtual meeting Monday

One of the only chances voters will get to see them in action after Tuesday’s event cancelled

Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Arthur Green (Green Party), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)
Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People's Party of Canada). (Submitted)

All-candidates’ debate at Cultural Centre cancelled after vaccination kerfuffle

Bogunovic barred by health officials from Cultural Centre event given unvaccinated status

Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People's Party of Canada). (Submitted)
Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)

UPDATE: Chilliwack Chamber, Downtown BIA election all-candidates meeting tonight

Virtual event will be livestreamed on YouTube and viewable through this story

Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)
Elections Canada sign at Chilliwack middle school (CMS) on Sept. 10, 2021. CMS is one of several locations for advanced polls running Sept. 10, 11, 12 and 13. General voting day is Sept. 20. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Advance polling for federal election starting Sept. 10 in Chilliwack

Chilliwack electors have a few options for voting before Sept. 20 election

Elections Canada sign at Chilliwack middle school (CMS) on Sept. 10, 2021. CMS is one of several locations for advanced polls running Sept. 10, 11, 12 and 13. General voting day is Sept. 20. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
An election sign for NDP candidate DJ Pohl sign knocked over. (DJ Pohl campaign)

Chilliwack-Hope candidates speak out about spike in election-sign vandalism

Destroying or removing election signs a federal offence under Elections Act

An election sign for NDP candidate DJ Pohl sign knocked over. (DJ Pohl campaign)
Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)

Chilliwack-Hope all-candidates meeting Tuesday at the Cultural Centre

In-person event with capacity of 280 will be by donation, tickets available in advance

Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)
Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)

Chilliwack-Hope candidates asked how they plan to engage young people

Youth question is second in federal election series from Chilliwack Healthier Community network

Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)
Candidates for Chilliwack-Hope: Mark Strahl, (Conservatives), Kelly Velonis (Liberals), DJ Pohl (NDP), Arthur Green (Greens), Robert Bogunovic (PPC). (Submitted)

Chilliwack Healthier Community is quizzing candidates with a series of election questions

Chilliwack-Hope candidates offer various visions for housing and rental affordability

Candidates for Chilliwack-Hope: Mark Strahl, (Conservatives), Kelly Velonis (Liberals), DJ Pohl (NDP), Arthur Green (Greens), Robert Bogunovic (PPC). (Submitted)
Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon Green Party candidate Nicole Bellay and her supporters rallied on First Avenue in Mission on Monday, Aug. 30. She was joined by former party leader Elizabeth May and former federal candidate John Kidder. / Kevin Mills Photo

Green candidate Nicole Bellay holds rally in Downtown Mission

Former party leader Elizabeth May and former federal candidate John Kidder join in

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon Green Party candidate Nicole Bellay and her supporters rallied on First Avenue in Mission on Monday, Aug. 30. She was joined by former party leader Elizabeth May and former federal candidate John Kidder. / Kevin Mills Photo
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and South Surrey-White Rock candidate Gordie Hogg speak at a campaign event in South Surrey Wednesday. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Justin Trudeau faces protest at B.C. campaign stop

Liberal Leader stopped in South Surrey Wednesday morning to make housing announcement

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and South Surrey-White Rock candidate Gordie Hogg speak at a campaign event in South Surrey Wednesday. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Chilliwack-Hope Green Party candidate Arthur Green speaking at the Global Climate Strike event at Five Corners during the previous federal election. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Chilliwack-Hope Green Party candidate Arthur Green speaking at the Global Climate Strike event at Five Corners during the previous federal election. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Kelly Velonis is the Liberal candidate for Chilliwack-Hope. (Submitted)

Velonis acclaimed as Liberal candidate for Chilliwack-Hope riding

Although Velonis stated mid-pandemic she would not be running again, things have changed

Kelly Velonis is the Liberal candidate for Chilliwack-Hope. (Submitted)
Conservatives Leader Erin O’Toole, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will be among five party leaders vying for power during the federal election on Sept. 20, 2021. (The Canadian Press)

Trudeau’s election gamble for a majority government garners skepticism from expert

NDP, Conservatives both stronger than they were in 2019, UBC professor says

Conservatives Leader Erin O’Toole, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will be among five party leaders vying for power during the federal election on Sept. 20, 2021. (The Canadian Press)