BC Election 2017

NDP candidate Ronna-Rae Leonard celebrates an apparent slim victory on election night May 9 in Courtenay-Comox. (Comox Valley Record)

NDP extends lead as vote tally continues in Courtenay-Comox

Ronna-Rae Leonard builds lead to 148 votes with 500 more to go

NDP candidate Ronna-Rae Leonard celebrates an apparent slim victory on election night May 9 in Courtenay-Comox. (Comox Valley Record)
NDP leader John Horgan is peppered with demands by tent camp promoter Ivan Drury during visit to Maple Ridge May 4. (MICHAEL HALL/BLACK PRESS)

Standing up to staged tent squatters

Communities fight back against ‘travelling circus’ for media

NDP leader John Horgan is peppered with demands by tent camp promoter Ivan Drury during visit to Maple Ridge May 4. (MICHAEL HALL/BLACK PRESS)
Premier Christy Clark greets Lt. Governor Judith Guichon for the reading of the government’s throne speech, 2013. Guichon will have a pivotal role if the final vote count leaves a minority parliament in B.C.

UPDATE: Final vote counts coming in, no seat changes yet

Recount in Courtenay-Comox leaves 13-vote NDP lead

Premier Christy Clark greets Lt. Governor Judith Guichon for the reading of the government’s throne speech, 2013. Guichon will have a pivotal role if the final vote count leaves a minority parliament in B.C.
B.C. NDP leader John Horgan, B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark and B.C. Greens leader Andrew Weaver (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

Parties jockey for position in B.C. minority

NDP’s John Horgan says he and Christy Clark have nothing to talk about

B.C. NDP leader John Horgan, B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark and B.C. Greens leader Andrew Weaver (Katya Slepian/Black Press)
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley (Black Press files)

Don’t hold Alberta ‘hostage,’ Rachel Notley warns B.C.

TransMountain pipeline project expected to proceed in fall

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley (Black Press files)
Supporters raise hands, and beers, for NDP leader John Horgan on election night in Vancouver May 9. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

ELECTION 2017: This is your election on TV

Campaigns are no time to discuss serious issues

Supporters raise hands, and beers, for NDP leader John Horgan on election night in Vancouver May 9. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)
B.C. Green Party MLAs Adam Olsen, Andrew Weaver and Sonia Furstenau are officially independents, unless an amendment is passed to give them party status. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. Greens leader Andrew Weaver seeks official party status

Recognition would give B.C. Green Party more staff, guaranteed time in legislature

B.C. Green Party MLAs Adam Olsen, Andrew Weaver and Sonia Furstenau are officially independents, unless an amendment is passed to give them party status. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
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UPDATE: Voter turnout hits 61.5 per cent in 2017 B.C. election

Over half of B.C. voters went to the polls on May 9

(Black Press)
B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver is flanked by new MLAs Adam Olsen and Sonia Furstenau, whom he introduced as “the first Green caucus in North America.”

B.C. Green leader begins talks with other parties

Potential minority government gives Weaver bargaining power

B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver is flanked by new MLAs Adam Olsen and Sonia Furstenau, whom he introduced as “the first Green caucus in North America.”
Green Party leader Andrew Weaver got his breakthrough, with MLAs joining him from Cowichan Valley and Saanich North and the Islands. (B.C. Broadcast Consortium)

ELECTION 2017: Unstable minority unlikely to last

Greens’ Andrew Weaver will want to see carbon tax increased

Green Party leader Andrew Weaver got his breakthrough, with MLAs joining him from Cowichan Valley and Saanich North and the Islands. (B.C. Broadcast Consortium)
Greg Kyllo begins to celebrate with his wife Georgina, after being declared the winner in the Shuswap riding. -Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer

UPDATE: Kyllo declared the runaway winner in the Shuswap riding

The incumbent MLA will retain his seat in the legislature

  • May 9, 2017
Greg Kyllo begins to celebrate with his wife Georgina, after being declared the winner in the Shuswap riding. -Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer
VIDEO: Fate of B.C. political leaders in voters’ hands

VIDEO: Fate of B.C. political leaders in voters’ hands

B.C. Liberal Leader Christy Clark and Green Leader Andrew Weaver cast their votes Tuesday

VIDEO: Fate of B.C. political leaders in voters’ hands
Christy Clark campaigns in Vancouver: the B.C. Liberals raised more money than some federal parties. - B.C. Broadcast Consortium

Can we get ‘big money’ out of B.C. politics?

Christy Clark’s money machine, third parties roll on

Christy Clark campaigns in Vancouver: the B.C. Liberals raised more money than some federal parties. - B.C. Broadcast Consortium
Christy Clark campaigns in Vancouver: the B.C. Liberals raised more money than some federal parties. (B.C. Broadcast Consortium)

Getting ‘big money’ out of B.C. politics

It’s not as simple as banning corporate, union donations

Christy Clark campaigns in Vancouver: the B.C. Liberals raised more money than some federal parties. (B.C. Broadcast Consortium)
Christy Clark campaigns in Vancouver: the B.C. Liberals raised more money than some federal parties. (B.C. Broadcast Consortium)

Getting ‘big money’ out of B.C. politics

It’s not as simple as banning corporate, union donations

Christy Clark campaigns in Vancouver: the B.C. Liberals raised more money than some federal parties. (B.C. Broadcast Consortium)
B.C. will elect a new government on May 9.                                B.C. will elect a new government on May 9. (Black Press)

ELECTION 2017: All you need to know on May 9

How to vote and where to catch up on the issues you missed in the B.C. election run-up

B.C. will elect a new government on May 9.                                B.C. will elect a new government on May 9. (Black Press)
Flooding has forced voting station changes in Kelowna-Lake Country, Boundary-Similkameen and Fraser-Nicola as well as Shuswap. (Black Press)

UPDATE: Polling places switched due to flooding, landslide

Kelowna-Lake Country, Boundary-Similkameen and Fraser-Nicola affected

Flooding has forced voting station changes in Kelowna-Lake Country, Boundary-Similkameen and Fraser-Nicola as well as Shuswap. (Black Press)
ELECTION 2017: Parties square off on LNG

ELECTION 2017: Parties square off on LNG

B.C. Liberals ‘absolutely determined,’ B.C. NDP say it’s situation to situation and B.C. Greens oppose

ELECTION 2017: Parties square off on LNG
Christy Clark arrives in Cache Creek

Christy Clark arrives in Cache Creek

Clark changed her campaign route Saturday, to visit Cache Creek.

Christy Clark arrives in Cache Creek
ELECTION 2017: Oil pipeline politics

ELECTION 2017: Oil pipeline politics

Former NDP leader Adrian Dix’s opposition to the project was a turning point in the 2013 election

ELECTION 2017: Oil pipeline politics