Municipal Election

Prince Rupert’s 1973 city council included two women - Iona V. Campagnolo (second from the left) and Audrey M. Anderson (second from the right). Prince Rupert has had a female representative on each council since until 2018. (Photo courtesy of the Prince Rupert & Regional Archives, Dr. R. Geddes Large fonds, LP984-29-1759-289)

All male council breaks 46-year Prince Rupert streak

Prince Rupert will not have a woman on council for the first time since 1973

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

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
Knut Bjorndal, far right, is the new Mayor of Port Edward, here he is picutred at the all candidates forum on Oct. 9. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Knut Bjorndal is the new mayor of Port Edward

Winning by just 10 votes, Bjorndal unseats long-time mayor Dave MacDonald

Knut Bjorndal, far right, is the new Mayor of Port Edward, here he is picutred at the all candidates forum on Oct. 9. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Reid Skelton-Morven, Blair Mirau, Barry Cunningham, Mayor Lee Brain and Gurvinder Randhawa watch as the results for the 2018 general election come in. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Council and trustee results in Prince Rupert

At 8 p.m. the polls close and the counting begins, stay tuned for updates

Reid Skelton-Morven, Blair Mirau, Barry Cunningham, Mayor Lee Brain and Gurvinder Randhawa watch as the results for the 2018 general election come in. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
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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.
ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to vote

ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to vote

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

ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to vote
The trailer court in Port Edward is back up for sale after many residents were evicted, and the trailers dismantled. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Rupert renters are overcrowded and overspending

Housing Central reveals affordable housing challenges for Port Edward and Prince Rueprt

The trailer court in Port Edward is back up for sale after many residents were evicted, and the trailers dismantled. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Aisa Smithanik reads a statement from a school board trustee candidate during the debate on Oct. 11. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Aisa Smithanik reads a statement from a school board trustee candidate during the debate on Oct. 11. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Ridley Terminals. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

POLL: Should the Ridley Island Tax Sharing Agreement be renegotiated?

What do you think should be done about the 37-year-old agreement between Prince Rupert and Port Ed?

Ridley Terminals. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

School trustee candidates on why you should choose them

On Thursday, Oct. 11, School District 52 trustee candidates are presenting their…

School trustee candidates on why you should choose them

On Thursday, Oct. 11, School District 52 trustee candidates are presenting their…

Kate Toye, Bart Kuntz, Kristy Maier, Jessica Newman, Steve Finnigan, Terri-Lynne Huddlestone, David Cook, Louisa Sanchez, and James Horne are school trustee candidates in the 2018 local government elections. The View did not receive photos from the other candidates. (Submitted photos)

School trustee candidates on why you should choose them

Prince Rupert School District 52 candidates meet at Javadotcup at 7 p.m. for a public forum Oct. 11

Kate Toye, Bart Kuntz, Kristy Maier, Jessica Newman, Steve Finnigan, Terri-Lynne Huddlestone, David Cook, Louisa Sanchez, and James Horne are school trustee candidates in the 2018 local government elections. The View did not receive photos from the other candidates. (Submitted photos)
Ridley Island Sharing Tax Agreement between Prince Rupert and Port Edward has become a hot subject during the local elections. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Rupert mayor calls for public debate on Ridley Island Tax Share

Tensions grow between neighbouring communities over a 37-year-old agreement

Ridley Island Sharing Tax Agreement between Prince Rupert and Port Edward has become a hot subject during the local elections. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Three candidates for mayor face off at the all candidates forum in Port Edward on Oct.9. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

All candidates agree, Ridley Island tax agreement stays

Port Edward all candidates forum addressed CN Rail, coal dust and keeping the school open

Three candidates for mayor face off at the all candidates forum in Port Edward on Oct.9. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Primer for Port Edward debate

Primer for Port Edward debate

Three mayoral candidates offer their pitch on why residents should vote for them on Oct. 20

Primer for Port Edward debate
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)
Eight candidates for Prince Rupert town council will take part in the All Candidate Forum at the Lester Centre on Oct. 1. The forum begins at 6:30 p.m. with a debate following at 7:00 p.m. (Submitted photos)

VIDEO: Prince Rupert candidates on why you should vote for them

Following the All Candidate Forum, the View interviewed each council hopeful

Eight candidates for Prince Rupert town council will take part in the All Candidate Forum at the Lester Centre on Oct. 1. The forum begins at 6:30 p.m. with a debate following at 7:00 p.m. (Submitted photos)
Port Edward will be deciding between three candidates for mayor. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

POLL: What do you think is the biggest issue for the 2018 municipal election?

As voting day in Prince Rupert and Port Edward approaches, tell us what do you care about most?

  • Oct 3, 2018
Port Edward will be deciding between three candidates for mayor. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)