Municipal Election

VIDEO: Trust issue between Chilliwack council members took centre stage at Mayoral Debate

VIDEO: Trust issue between Chilliwack council members took centre stage at Mayoral Debate

Comments from incumbent mayor about councillor earned applause, whistles, heckling and boos

VIDEO: Trust issue between Chilliwack council members took centre stage at Mayoral Debate
On Oct. 10, all five of Chilliwack’s mayoral candidates participated in an all-candidates Q-and-A meeting at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Darren McDonald)

Mayoral candidates answer Chilliwack’s questions about money, the economy, and future of the city

On Oct. 10, an all-candidates meeting was held for both mayoral and council candidates

On Oct. 10, all five of Chilliwack’s mayoral candidates participated in an all-candidates Q-and-A meeting at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Darren McDonald)
The Oct. 11 Mayoral Debate at the Cultural Centre is full. But if there are any seats available then non-registered guests will get in on a first come, first served basis. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress file)

Venue now full for Thursday night mayoral meeting

If there are seats left non-registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis

The Oct. 11 Mayoral Debate at the Cultural Centre is full. But if there are any seats available then non-registered guests will get in on a first come, first served basis. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress file)
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Find Me My Furever Home - Theodore and Alvin at the Chilliwack SPCA
Find Me My Furever Home - Julius at the Chilliwack SPCA
Chilliwack Christmas Car Giveaway
Find Me My Furever Home - Sunny at the Chilliwack SPCA
In today’s day and age, social media has become a key component in political campaigns across the country, and Chilliwack’s no different.

Social media and the civic election: how technology changed Chilliwack’s political playing field

With an ever increasing network of people, social media has become an important political force

In today’s day and age, social media has become a key component in political campaigns across the country, and Chilliwack’s no different.
Jeff Bonner (left) and Orion Engar are running for Chilliwack River Valley (Area E) director on the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD).

Chilliwack River Valley residents to vote on FVRD representative

While Area E has a vote, candidates acclaimed for Area D and Area H

Jeff Bonner (left) and Orion Engar are running for Chilliwack River Valley (Area E) director on the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD).
Speed-dating council candidates. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

VIDEO: Speed-dating the candidates saw face-to-face time and frank questions

Feedback about the format after the interactive pre-election event was very positive, said organizers

Speed-dating council candidates. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
Mayoralty candidate Sam Waddington said he won’t prop up the status quo. (Greg Laychak/Black Press)

VIDEO: Profile on Chilliwack mayoralty candidate Sam Waddington

He’s made a difference as city councillor and that’s why he should be mayor, says Waddington

Mayoralty candidate Sam Waddington said he won’t prop up the status quo. (Greg Laychak/Black Press)
People want change in Chilliwack according to mayoral candidate Dave Rowan. (Greg Laychak/Black Press)

VIDEO: Profile on Chilliwack mayoralty candidate Dave Rowan

Chilliwack wants change this election and and he can be that change, Rowan said

People want change in Chilliwack according to mayoral candidate Dave Rowan. (Greg Laychak/Black Press)
Mayoralty candidate Ken Popove says he has the right experience for the job. (Greg Laychak/Black Press)

VIDEO: Profile on mayoralty candidate Ken Popove

He’s the type of leader that just likes to quietly get the work done, says Popove

Mayoralty candidate Ken Popove says he has the right experience for the job. (Greg Laychak/Black Press)
Proven experience and integrity is why citizens should re-elect Sharon Gaetz for mayor, she said. (Greg Laychak/Black Press)

VIDEO: Profile of Chilliwack mayoralty candidate Sharon Gaetz

Proven experience and integrity are what Sharon Gaetz said she brings to the table as a candidate

Proven experience and integrity is why citizens should re-elect Sharon Gaetz for mayor, she said. (Greg Laychak/Black Press)
B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks to local politicians at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler, Sept. 14, 2018. (UBCM)

B.C.’s new municipal election finance laws getting their first test

Vancouver shows loopholes for early spending, union support

B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks to local politicians at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler, Sept. 14, 2018. (UBCM)
Fourteen council candidates at the Cultural Centre Wednesday. (Jennifer Feinberg/The Progress)

Interactive approach to Chilliwack candidate questions unprecedented

Big interest in council candidates online and in person for debate at the Cultural Centre

Fourteen council candidates at the Cultural Centre Wednesday. (Jennifer Feinberg/The Progress)
Mayoralty candidate Brigida Crosbie said her unique perspective sets her apart from other candidates. (Greg Laychak/Black Press)

VIDEO: Profile on Chilliwack mayoralty candidate Brigida Crosbie

The Progress presents interviews with five mayoralty candidates to prepare for the Oct. 20 election

Mayoralty candidate Brigida Crosbie said her unique perspective sets her apart from other candidates. (Greg Laychak/Black Press)
Mayoral candidates, from left to right, Sharon Gaetz, Dave Rowan, Ken Popove, Brigida Crosbie, and Sam Waddington at a Chilliwack Child and Youth Committee forum held Wednesday morning at the Neighbourhood Learning Centre at CSS. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Chilliwack’s five mayoral candidates talk youth issues Wednesday morning

Second public election forum for council candidates also Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Mayoral candidates, from left to right, Sharon Gaetz, Dave Rowan, Ken Popove, Brigida Crosbie, and Sam Waddington at a Chilliwack Child and Youth Committee forum held Wednesday morning at the Neighbourhood Learning Centre at CSS. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Chilliwack teachers’ union publicly picks school board candidates

Chilliwack teachers’ union publicly picks school board candidates

First time ever the CTA has made endorsement due to this ‘exceptional’ election

Chilliwack teachers’ union publicly picks school board candidates
Jared Mumford is running for Chilliwack school board trustee. (Submitted)

School volunteer and DPAC executive member to run for Chilliwack school board

Jared Mumford has a particular interest in school overcrowding

Jared Mumford is running for Chilliwack school board trustee. (Submitted)
Candidates will be busy answering questions at various forums leading up to the election on Oct. 20. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Come out and hear directly from Chilliwack municipal candidates

Voters will have many chances in the next while to hear what candidates think on the top issues

Candidates will be busy answering questions at various forums leading up to the election on Oct. 20. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
A racial slur was covered over by a concerned passerby who took offence to it on an election sign in Chilliwack. (Submitted)

Passerby was so offended he decided to cover up racial slur on Chilliwack election sign

He went to a nearby house and borrowed some tape so he could remove the offensive graffiti

A racial slur was covered over by a concerned passerby who took offence to it on an election sign in Chilliwack. (Submitted)
Father of six joins the race for Chilliwack school board

Father of six joins the race for Chilliwack school board

Chris Braun grew up seeing education issues firsthand with his dad as a principal

  • Sep 27, 2018
Father of six joins the race for Chilliwack school board
Natalie Sache is running for the Chilliwack school board on Oct. 20. (Submitted)

Sports mom Natalie Sache running for Chilliwack school board

Too many portables and not enough teachers on call, she says

  • Sep 26, 2018
Natalie Sache is running for the Chilliwack school board on Oct. 20. (Submitted)