Municipal Election

Challenger Harry Gough and incumbent Cindy Fortin were tied in votes following a recount of the Oct 20 Peachland mayoral election result. So a B.C. judge had to draw the name of the winner and she drew Fortin’s name. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Incumbent’s name drawn to settle who will be Peachland’s next mayor

B.C. judge draws incumbent Cindy Fortin’s name to settle tied mayoral vote

The winner of Area-C’s election is still up in the air. An application for a judicial recount has been submitted by chief election officer Jaime Schween to determine if Annie Silver (left) or Wendy Bales (right) is the area’s new director. Preliminary results had shown Silver winning by a single vote.

Tied: New Area-C director to be determined by draw

Annie Silver announced winner by single vote ahead of Wendy Bales before recount called

Three of the incumbents sitting at this candidates’ table were re-elected, including Sue Attrill, Chris Kloot, and Jason Lum. They will be joined by Bud Mercer, Jeff Shields and Harv Westeringh. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Progress file)

Jason Lum was the top vote-getter on Chilliwack council

New Chilliwack council will be sworn in at inaugural council meeting on Nov. 6

Nearly 25,000 people cast ballots in Chilliwack

Nearly 25,000 people cast ballots in Chilliwack

Turnout 10,000 votes higher than in 2014

Nearly 25,000 people cast ballots in Chilliwack
Sharon Gaetz lost in Chilliwack’s mayoral election, but is ‘grateful for the 22 years the city gave me.’

Sharon Gaetz lost in Chilliwack’s mayoral election, but is ‘grateful for the 22 years the city gave me.’

Gaetz spent 12 years as a city councillor before moving into the mayor’s spot for the past decade

Sharon Gaetz lost in Chilliwack’s mayoral election, but is ‘grateful for the 22 years the city gave me.’
Nearly 25,000 people cast ballots in Chilliwack

Nearly 25,000 people cast ballots in Chilliwack

Turnout 10,000 votes higher than in 2014

Nearly 25,000 people cast ballots in Chilliwack
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Popove elected mayor in Chilliwack

Popove elected mayor in Chilliwack

Gaetz second, Waddington third; new faces on city council

  • Oct 20, 2018
Popove elected mayor in Chilliwack
Chilliwack school board results reveal clear split

Chilliwack school board results reveal clear split

Incumbents Dan Coulter, Heather Maahs and Barry Neufeld join four new board members

Chilliwack school board results reveal clear split
Chilliwack mayor elect Ken Popove with supporters at the Wellington on election night. (Jennifer Feinberg/The Progress)

VIDEO: Ken Popove wins mayoralty race in Chilliwack

Popove pledges to work hard as the newly elected mayor of Chilliwack

Chilliwack mayor elect Ken Popove with supporters at the Wellington on election night. (Jennifer Feinberg/The Progress)
Nearly 18,000 Chilliwack voters cast ballots by 5 p.m.

Nearly 18,000 Chilliwack voters cast ballots by 5 p.m.

Turnout had surpassed 2014 numbers by 3 p.m.

  • Oct 20, 2018
Nearly 18,000 Chilliwack voters cast ballots by 5 p.m.
Mayoral results from across B.C.

Mayoral results from across B.C.

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

Mayoral results from across B.C.
Steady pace at the polls as election day in Chilliwack continues

Steady pace at the polls as election day in Chilliwack continues

Residents lined up outside polling stations before they opened

  • Oct 20, 2018
Steady pace at the polls as election day in Chilliwack continues
Do you have the right ID to vote in Chilliwack’s municipal election?

Do you have the right ID to vote in Chilliwack’s municipal election?

Chilliwack residents will need identification that proves both residency and identity

  • Oct 20, 2018
Do you have the right ID to vote in Chilliwack’s municipal election?
Could Chilliwack’s voter turnout be an all-time record?

Could Chilliwack’s voter turnout be an all-time record?

UFV poli sci professor says municipal elections are typically low but a ward system could help

Could Chilliwack’s voter turnout be an all-time record?
Chilliwack is offering free bus service on Oct. 20, municipal election day, to encourage people to do their civic duty and vote. (Progress file)

Free transit on election day in Chilliwack on Oct. 20

City and transit officials are hoping for a better voter turnout by offering a free ride to the polls

Chilliwack is offering free bus service on Oct. 20, municipal election day, to encourage people to do their civic duty and vote. (Progress file)
ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to vote

ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to vote

Voters in Chilliwack 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

  • Oct 20, 2018
ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to vote
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld at the Oct. 2 board meeting. Neufeld filed a lawsuit Oct. 12 for defamation against BCTF president Glen Hansman. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)

Anti-SOGI Chilliwack school trustee files defamation lawsuit against BCTF president

Barry Neufeld says Glen Hansman’s words caused him “indignity,” “personal harassment,” and “anxiety”

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld at the Oct. 2 board meeting. Neufeld filed a lawsuit Oct. 12 for defamation against BCTF president Glen Hansman. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)
The Fraser Valley Labour Council has endorsed four Chilliwack school board trustees, from left to right, Dan Coulter, Willow Reichelt, Kelly Janveaux and David Swankey. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Labour Council endorses four Chilliwack school board candidates

Union group endorses three for city council, pulls endorsement for mayoral hopeful Sam Waddington

The Fraser Valley Labour Council has endorsed four Chilliwack school board trustees, from left to right, Dan Coulter, Willow Reichelt, Kelly Janveaux and David Swankey. (Submitted)
Heavy turnout at advance poll in Chilliwack

Heavy turnout at advance poll in Chilliwack

Some voters waited as long as two hours, some claimed they were turned away

  • Oct 18, 2018
Heavy turnout at advance poll in Chilliwack
OPINION: This municipal election too important to sit out

OPINION: This municipal election too important to sit out

Change is coming to Chilliwack; this is our time to define that future

OPINION: This municipal election too important to sit out