Municipal Election

The eight town council candidates had opportunities to discuss crucial topics on Oct. 1 at the All Candidates Meeting. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Council hopefuls make their pitches at All Candidates Forum

The eight council candidates are competing for six available seats in the upcoming election

The eight town council candidates had opportunities to discuss crucial topics on Oct. 1 at the All Candidates Meeting. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Eight candidates for Prince Rupert town council will take part in the All Candidates 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)

2018 municipal debate primer

Here’s what you need to know about the candidates and format going into tonight’s debate

Eight candidates for Prince Rupert town council will take part in the All Candidates 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)
The eight candidates for Prince Rupert council will have an opportunity to meet with Rupertites to present their platforms and discuss their issues on Oct. 1. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Candidates forum and debate set for Oct. 1

Rupertites will meet and hear from the eight candidates vying for council seats

The eight candidates for Prince Rupert council will have an opportunity to meet with Rupertites to present their platforms and discuss their issues on Oct. 1. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
It’s official: B.C.’s civic election campaign period kicks off
It’s official: B.C.’s civic election campaign period kicks off
Out of 162 B.C. municipalities, 22 per cent have named a candidate as mayor without any challengers. In Prince Rupert, Lee Brain was named mayor by acclamation on Sept. 21 after he received no challenger in this year’s election. (File photo)

WEB POLL: How will the lack of a mayoral race affect your decision to vote

Lee Brain was acclaimed as mayor on Sept. 21 after no other candidate entered the 2018 race

Out of 162 B.C. municipalities, 22 per cent have named a candidate as mayor without any challengers. In Prince Rupert, Lee Brain was named mayor by acclamation on Sept. 21 after he received no challenger in this year’s election. (File photo)
Mayor Lee Brain talks about his vision for Prince Rupert at the Hays 2.0 event on April 25, 2018. He will be the city’s mayor by acclamation. (Marc Fawcett-Atkinson / The Northern View)

More than 35 B.C. mayors elected without contest

No other candidates for mayor in the upcoming local election in Prince Prince, Terrace, etc.

Mayor Lee Brain talks about his vision for Prince Rupert at the Hays 2.0 event on April 25, 2018. He will be the city’s mayor by acclamation. (Marc Fawcett-Atkinson / The Northern View)
Mayor runs unchallenged in Prince Rupert

Mayor runs unchallenged in Prince Rupert

Some competition for mayor in Port Edward, B.C.

Mayor runs unchallenged in Prince Rupert
Notification cards are in the mail this month. (Elections BC)

Voter registration push begins for B.C. referendum

Province-wide notification coming for mail-in vote

Notification cards are in the mail this month. (Elections BC)
Nomination period kicks off for B.C.’s 2018 municipal elections
Nomination period kicks off for B.C.’s 2018 municipal elections
Prince Rupert mayor announces run for re-election

Prince Rupert mayor announces run for re-election

Sept. 4 is the first day to submit nominations in the 2018 municipal elections

Prince Rupert mayor announces run for re-election
Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a Dancers Jessica Newman, Sabrina Clifton and Janet Stephens put on a performance on Third Avenue West during the Pop Up Prince Rupert event organized by Redesign Rupert on Aug. 24.(Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

In Our Opinion: Pop-up event is an AED solution for downtown

Redesign Rupert launches Phase 2 and lists Third Avenue revitalization as a key priority

  • Aug 30, 2018
Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a Dancers Jessica Newman, Sabrina Clifton and Janet Stephens put on a performance on Third Avenue West during the Pop Up Prince Rupert event organized by Redesign Rupert on Aug. 24.(Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Prince Rupert City Hall. (File photo)

Rupert Redesign moves to second phase

Phase 2 involves creating strategies to implement feedback collect from community

Prince Rupert City Hall. (File photo)
The District of Port Edward council announced their intentions to run in the 2018 municipal election. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)

Entire Port Edward council running for re-election

A preview of the 2018 municipal race in the District of Port Edward

The District of Port Edward council announced their intentions to run in the 2018 municipal election. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)
Prince Rupert City Hall. (File photo)

In Our Opinion: Municipal elections are coming, take a stand

Nominations for candidates are open and for the Oct. 20 elections on Oct. 20 in Prince Rupert

  • Aug 9, 2018
Prince Rupert City Hall. (File photo)
B.C. Premier John Horgan takes questions outside his legislature office, April 25, 2018. (Black Press)

Municipal election loophole will be fixed, premier says

Union, corporate donations still allowed for slate party ‘operational’ needs

B.C. Premier John Horgan takes questions outside his legislature office, April 25, 2018. (Black Press)
Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson battles with opposition in question period, B.C. legislature, November 2017. (Hansard TV)

B.C. VIEWS: Big money and local elections

Slates discouraged in civic politics, unions get green light

Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson battles with opposition in question period, B.C. legislature, November 2017. (Hansard TV)
Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson (B.C. government)

NDP moves to limit local election money

Selina Robinson’s bans corporate, union donations

Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson (B.C. government)