BC Election 2017

Lt. Governor Judith Guichon’s role is ceremonial, except in times of minority when she may be called upon to decide if a new election is needed. (Black Press files)

ELECTION 2017: B.C. will have first minority government in 64 years

Negotiations between parties may determine if B.C. Liberals can continue

Lt. Governor Judith Guichon’s role is ceremonial, except in times of minority when she may be called upon to decide if a new election is needed. (Black Press files)
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)
UPDATE: Elections BC accepts two of six requests for recount

UPDATE: Elections BC accepts two of six requests for recount

All eyes are on the final count in 10 days, when 176,000 absentee ballots will be tallied

UPDATE: Elections BC accepts two of six requests for recount
(Black Press)

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)
Kim Godfrey and Tyler Portelance at the voting place for this week’s podcast. Photo by Shannon Lough/The Northern View

This Week Podcast – Episode 32

For a special podcast we follow Tyler and Kim to the voting place for the 2017 B.C. election.

Kim Godfrey and Tyler Portelance at the voting place for this week’s podcast. Photo by Shannon Lough/The Northern View
Jennifer Rice hugs her mother Yvele Paquette who came from Ottawa to support her daughter in her campaign to be re-elected as MLA for the North Coast. Shannon Lough/The Northern View

The North Coast stays orange after a tight provincial election

Results and reactions from the 2017 B.C. provincial election, Jennifer Rice re-elected as MLA.

Jennifer Rice hugs her mother Yvele Paquette who came from Ottawa to support her daughter in her campaign to be re-elected as MLA for the North Coast. Shannon Lough/The Northern View
Jennifer Rice hugs her mother Yvele Paquette who came from Ottawa to support her daughter in her campaign to be re-elected as MLA for the North Coast. Shannon Lough/The Northern View

VIDEO and STORY: The North Coast stays orange

Results and reactions from the 2017 B.C. provincial election, Jennifer Rice re-elected as MLA.

Jennifer Rice hugs her mother Yvele Paquette who came from Ottawa to support her daughter in her campaign to be re-elected as MLA for the North Coast. Shannon Lough/The Northern View
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)
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)
Shannon Lough/The Northern View                                 Dave Tram and Jill Harris voted early in the B.C. election and they also provided rides for those who needed it to get to the polls in time to cast a vote. For complete B.C. and North Coast results and reaction, go to: www.thenorthernview.com

Advanced voter turnout up 25 per cent on the North Coast

Judgement day is here, vote in the B.C. election from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Shannon Lough/The Northern View                                 Dave Tram and Jill Harris voted early in the B.C. election and they also provided rides for those who needed it to get to the polls in time to cast a vote. For complete B.C. and North Coast results and reaction, go to: www.thenorthernview.com