Election

Debbie Harrison and councillor-elect Sylvia Lindgren look on as Alan Harrison delivers his victory speech to a crowd of supporters gathered at the Salmon Arm Curling Centre after preliminary election results on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022 showed he will once again serve as the City of Salmon Arm’s mayor. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Update: Alan Harrison wins Salmon Arm’s top spot by landslide, Sicamous incumbent ousted

Five Salmon Arm councillors re-elected, tight race in regional district’s Electoral Area E.

David Lepsoe leads a historic tour of Chase in 2019. (File photo)
David Lepsoe is mayor elect of Chase according to preliminary results in the Oct. 15, 2022 municipal election. (File photo)

David Lepsoe defeats contenders for mayor’s chair in Chase

Preliminary results show Jane Herman, Colin Connett, Fred Torbohm, Ron Harder elected councillors

The elected. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke Votes: Gary Sulz re-elected as mayor

The preliminary results are in for the 2022 General Local Election

The elected. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Candidates running for Salmon Arm mayor include (top, left to right) Nancy Cooper, Alan Harrison and Luke Norrie. Running for a seat on council are (middle) Daniel Bardy, Debbie Cannon, Brian Fletcher, Kevin Flynn, David Gonella, Debbie Haukedal, (bottom) Robert Johnson, Tim Lavery, Sylvia Lindgren, Louise Wallace Richmond and Kristine Wickner.
Candidates running for Salmon Arm mayor include (top, left to right) Nancy Cooper, Alan Harrison and Luke Norrie. Running for a seat on council are (middle) Daniel Bardy, Debbie Cannon, Brian Fletcher, Kevin Flynn, David Gonella, Debbie Haukedal, (bottom) Robert Johnson, Tim Lavery, Sylvia Lindgren, Louise Wallace Richmond and Kristine Wickner.
Salmon Arm city councillor Chad Eliason receives many accolades from fellow council members at his last council meeting Oct. 11 before the municipal election on Oct. 15, 2022. (File photo)

Salmon Arm councillor receives heartfelt appreciations after 17 years on council

Chad Eliason recognized by fellow council members at his last meeting before Oct. 15 election

Salmon Arm city councillor Chad Eliason receives many accolades from fellow council members at his last council meeting Oct. 11 before the municipal election on Oct. 15, 2022. (File photo)
Mayoral candidates incumbent Alan Harrison and newcomer Luke Norrie share a laugh while former mayor Nancy Cooper looks over her notes before preparing to speak at the Oct. 4 Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce All Candidates Forum. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Candidates for mayor’s chair in Salmon Arm tackle issues from housing to COVID-19

Many more topics such as drought, FireSmarting, sidewalks brought up than just pandemic response

Mayoral candidates incumbent Alan Harrison and newcomer Luke Norrie share a laugh while former mayor Nancy Cooper looks over her notes before preparing to speak at the Oct. 4 Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce All Candidates Forum. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Candidates for city councillor attended the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce All Candidates Forum on Oct. 4. From left to right, starting at top of photo, they are, in alphabetical order: Daniel Bardy, incumbent Debbie Cannon, Brian Fletcher, incumbent Kevin Flynn, David Gonella, Deb Haukedal, Robert Johnson, incumbent Tim Lavery, incumbent Sylvia Lindgren, incumbent Louise Wallace Richmond and Kristine Wickner. (Salmon Arm Observer image)

Salmon Arm council hopefuls share views on housing, vaccine mandates and more

Candidates were provided time to introduce themselves and answer questions from the community

Candidates for city councillor attended the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce All Candidates Forum on Oct. 4. From left to right, starting at top of photo, they are, in alphabetical order: Daniel Bardy, incumbent Debbie Cannon, Brian Fletcher, incumbent Kevin Flynn, David Gonella, Deb Haukedal, Robert Johnson, incumbent Tim Lavery, incumbent Sylvia Lindgren, incumbent Louise Wallace Richmond and Kristine Wickner. (Salmon Arm Observer image)
Shuswap Climate Action wants severe weather and climate impacts considered in the 2022 municipal election so has posted candidate answers to four climate questions on its website. (File photo)

Shuswap Climate Action asks municipal candidates questions on climate

Group says local governments have large role to play so climate should be election issue

Shuswap Climate Action wants severe weather and climate impacts considered in the 2022 municipal election so has posted candidate answers to four climate questions on its website. (File photo)
Candidates running for Salmon Arm mayor include (top, left to right) Nancy Cooper, Alan Harrison and Luke Norrie. Running for a seat on council are (middle) Daniel Bardy, Debbie Cannon, Brian Fletcher, Kevin Flynn, David Gonella, Debbie Haukedal, (bottom) Robert Johnson, Tim Lavery, Sylvia Lindgren, Louise Wallace Richmond and Kristine Wickner.

Salmon Arm Election 2022: Candidates address city’s approach to homelessness

Candidates asked if city has bigger role to play

  • Oct 3, 2022
Candidates running for Salmon Arm mayor include (top, left to right) Nancy Cooper, Alan Harrison and Luke Norrie. Running for a seat on council are (middle) Daniel Bardy, Debbie Cannon, Brian Fletcher, Kevin Flynn, David Gonella, Debbie Haukedal, (bottom) Robert Johnson, Tim Lavery, Sylvia Lindgren, Louise Wallace Richmond and Kristine Wickner.
Candidates running for a seat on the Columbia Shuswap Regional District board include (top left to right) Marty Gibbons and Nicholas Najda in Electoral Area C, Rene Talbot and Dean Trumbley in Electoral Area D, (middle) Leslie Johnson, Dan Letendre, Rhona Martin and Natalie Sorkilmo in Electoral Area E, and Eugene Eklund and Jay Simpson in Electoral Area F.

Election 2022: Columbia Shuswap Regional District candidates introduce themselves

Four candidates running in race to represent Electoral Area E (Rural Sicamous-Malakwa)

  • Sep 26, 2022
Candidates running for a seat on the Columbia Shuswap Regional District board include (top left to right) Marty Gibbons and Nicholas Najda in Electoral Area C, Rene Talbot and Dean Trumbley in Electoral Area D, (middle) Leslie Johnson, Dan Letendre, Rhona Martin and Natalie Sorkilmo in Electoral Area E, and Eugene Eklund and Jay Simpson in Electoral Area F.
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Osoyoos mayoral candidate Dustin Sikora makes a statement about his ‘sizable’ contribution to the Freedom Convoy. (Osoyoos First)

Osoyoos mayoral candidate addresses ties to Freedom Convoy

Dustin Sikora said he made ‘sizable’ contribution because of government overreach

Osoyoos mayoral candidate Dustin Sikora makes a statement about his ‘sizable’ contribution to the Freedom Convoy. (Osoyoos First)
Gina Johnny, Amanda Krebs and Marianne VanBuskirk are running for the two trustee positions representing Electoral Area 4 (Salmon Arm).

Election 2022: Salmon Arm trustee candidates introduce themselves

Three candidates vying for two trustee positions for Electoral Area 4

  • Sep 23, 2022
Gina Johnny, Amanda Krebs and Marianne VanBuskirk are running for the two trustee positions representing Electoral Area 4 (Salmon Arm).
Oliver mayor Martin Johansen has been acclaimed after being the only official candidate on the municipal ballot. (Contributed)
Oliver mayor Martin Johansen has been acclaimed after being the only official candidate on the municipal ballot. (Contributed)
Two-term incumbent Armstrong councillor Steven Drapala plans to seek a third straight term in office in the Oct. 15 municipal vote. (File photo)

North Okanagan-Shuswap educator looks to remain on Armstrong council

Former Shuswap administrator Steven Drapala, now principal at PVSS in Armstrong, runs for third term

Two-term incumbent Armstrong councillor Steven Drapala plans to seek a third straight term in office in the Oct. 15 municipal vote. (File photo)
Several of North Okanagan-Shuswap PPC candidate Kyle Delfing’s campaign signs have been targeted by vandals spraying ‘fascist’ or drawing toothbrush moustaches on. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Vernon, Salmon Arm signs hit by vandals not surprising: PPC candidate

‘Hate isn’t just directed at skin colour,’ North Okanagan-Shuswap candidate Kyle Delfing says

Several of North Okanagan-Shuswap PPC candidate Kyle Delfing’s campaign signs have been targeted by vandals spraying ‘fascist’ or drawing toothbrush moustaches on. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Harwinder Sandhu, a Vernon registered nurse, is NDP candidate for Vernon-Monashee in the Oct. 24 provincial election. (Black Press - file photo)

UPDATE: NDP’s newfound lead grows in Vernon-Monashee as mail-in count continues

Harwinder Sandhu has a 282-vote lead over BC Liberals incumbent Eric Foster as of 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7

Harwinder Sandhu, a Vernon registered nurse, is NDP candidate for Vernon-Monashee in the Oct. 24 provincial election. (Black Press - file photo)
Ahead of the provincial election on Oct. 24, Enderby residents put their questions to the Shuswap riding’s three candidates: Greg Kyllo for the BC Liberal Party, Sylvia Lindgren for the BC NDP and Owen Madden for the BC Green Party. The candidates recorded their answers in videos distributed by the Enderby and District Chamber of Commerce. (Salmon Arm Observer image)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Shuswap candidates answer Enderby’s top election questions

The candidates submitted video responses for an all-candidates forum ahead of the Oct. 24 election

Ahead of the provincial election on Oct. 24, Enderby residents put their questions to the Shuswap riding’s three candidates: Greg Kyllo for the BC Liberal Party, Sylvia Lindgren for the BC NDP and Owen Madden for the BC Green Party. The candidates recorded their answers in videos distributed by the Enderby and District Chamber of Commerce. (Salmon Arm Observer image)
Ahead of the provincial election Oct. 24, Enderby residents can put their questions to the Shuswap riding’s three candidates: Greg Kyllo for the BC Liberal Party, Sylvia Lindgren for the BC NDP and Owen Madden for the BC Green Party. Questions can be submitted to the Enderby chamber by Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 at 4 p.m. (Salmon Arm Observer image)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Enderby all-candidates forum takes video format

Residents can submit questions for the Shuswap’s three candidates by Oct. 16

Ahead of the provincial election Oct. 24, Enderby residents can put their questions to the Shuswap riding’s three candidates: Greg Kyllo for the BC Liberal Party, Sylvia Lindgren for the BC NDP and Owen Madden for the BC Green Party. Questions can be submitted to the Enderby chamber by Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 at 4 p.m. (Salmon Arm Observer image)