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BC Election 2020 News

Fires in Western Canada creating own weather systems, experts say

Fires in Western Canada creating own weather systems, experts say

BC Jul 26, 2021 / 3:43 pm

A combination of intense heat and drought conditions is causing wildfires in Western Canada to generate their own weather systems, experts say. Michael Fromm, a...

Central Okanagan Liberal candidates outspend all opponents combined to win seats

Central Okanagan Liberal candidates outspend all opponents combined to win seats

Kelowna Feb 2, 2021 / 11:11 am

Kelowna-Lake Country Liberal MLA Norm Letnick had almost as much money at his disposal during the last provincial election than all of the other Central...

Andrew Wilkinson steps down as BC Liberal leader

Andrew Wilkinson steps down as BC Liberal leader

BC Nov 21, 2020 / 1:30 pm

Almost a month after B.C.'s 2020 election, that saw the NDP form a majority government with a decisive win, BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson has announced...

Vernon's first NDP MLA in 36 years to be sworn Tuesday

Vernon's first NDP MLA in 36 years to be sworn Tuesday

Vernon Nov 18, 2020 / 11:58 am

Vernon's first NDP MLA in 36 years will be sworn in with her colleagues on Tuesday. Harwinder Sandhu won the Vernon-Monashee riding in a nail-biter election...

Final count for 2020 provincial general election has now been completed

Final count for 2020 provincial general election has now been completed

BC Nov 8, 2020 / 5:00 pm

The final count for the 2020 provincial general election in British Columbia is now complete in every electoral district. At the conclusion of final count, 57...

Eric Foster thanks Vernon voters for lengthy tenure as representative

Eric Foster thanks Vernon voters for lengthy tenure as representative

Vernon Nov 8, 2020 / 4:45 pm

After serving the community for 11 years, former Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster hands the reins to the NDP's Harwinder Sandhu. In a back-and-forth battle...

Harwinder Sandhu shares her thoughts on her historic election win

Harwinder Sandhu shares her thoughts on her historic election win

Vernon Nov 8, 2020 / 2:45 pm

There will be a changing of the guard in the Vernon-Monashee riding. BC NDP candidate Harwinder Sandhu secured victory on Sunday after Elections BC staff...

Harwinder Sandhu wins Vernon-Monashee in one of the closest races in the province

Harwinder Sandhu wins Vernon-Monashee in one of the closest races in the province

Vernon Nov 8, 2020 / 1:06 pm

After two weeks of waiting, Harwinder Sandhu has officially won the Vernon-Monashee riding. When it was all said and done, Sandhu ended up beating Foster by a...

BC NDP's Harwinder Sandhu lead is increasing in the Vernon-Monashee riding

BC NDP's Harwinder Sandhu lead is increasing in the Vernon-Monashee riding

Vernon Nov 7, 2020 / 6:30 pm

UPDATE: 6:30 p.m. Harwinder Sandhu and the BC NDP continue to widen their lead in the Vernon-Monashee riding Saturday evening, as the thousands of mail-in...

As final counting begins, ultra-tight Vernon-Monashee race even closer

As final counting begins, ultra-tight Vernon-Monashee race even closer

Vernon Nov 6, 2020 / 2:02 pm

UPDATE: 2 p.m. Eric Foster continues to hang on to a razor-thin lead as more mail-in and absentee ballots are counted in the Vernon-Monashee provincial election...

Final count set to begin today in BC provincial election

Final count set to begin today in BC provincial election

BC Nov 6, 2020 / 6:59 am

Elections BC begins the final count today from last month's provincial election. The independent agency says it has received 662,000 certification envelopes...

Elections BC will begin counting absentee provincial election ballots on Friday

Elections BC will begin counting absentee provincial election ballots on Friday

Thompson-Okanagan Nov 4, 2020 / 1:25 pm

The process of counting absentee ballots in British Columbia's recent provincial election will begin Friday, says Elections BC. Mail-in ballots were a hot...

B.C. had 234 new cases of COVID-19, one death, in past 24 hours

B.C. had 234 new cases of COVID-19, one death, in past 24 hours

BC Oct 29, 2020 / 3:20 pm

Active cases of COVID-19 once again reached unprecedented levels in British Columbia, as 234 new cases of the virus were identified in the past 24 hours, seven...

Pensions for outgoing MLAs to cost British Columbians $27 million, says Canadian Taxpayers Federation

Pensions for outgoing MLAs to cost British Columbians $27 million, says Canadian Taxpayers Federation

BC Oct 29, 2020 / 4:00 am

Pensions for MLAs defeated in the provincial election or who retired and did not seek re-election will cost B.C. taxpayers more than $27 million. “While...

New Liberal leader will have to resonate with voters in Metro Vancouver

New Liberal leader will have to resonate with voters in Metro Vancouver

Kelowna Oct 28, 2020 / 11:45 am

The next leader of the BC Liberal party will have to figure out why the party is so popular throughout rural B.C. and the interior and not within Metro...

Voter turnout in B.C. election sinks to 92-year low

Voter turnout in B.C. election sinks to 92-year low

BC Oct 27, 2020 / 10:12 am

Voter turnout in the British Columbia election dropped to just 52.4 per cent, the lowest participation rate in more than 90 years. Statistics from Elections BC...

Which BC ridings are most likely to change hands once all ballots are counted

Which BC ridings are most likely to change hands once all ballots are counted

BC Oct 27, 2020 / 10:08 am

As the votes came in Saturday night, it became clear that an orange wave was sweeping through much of B.C. But exactly what this new government will look like...

Too rural, not enough diversity, soul searching needed, say BC Liberals

Too rural, not enough diversity, soul searching needed, say BC Liberals

BC Oct 27, 2020 / 7:30 am

British Columbia's Liberal party should view the election results as a wake-up call from voters who punished the free-enterprise coalition for refusing to...

Vernon-Monashee hasn't elected an NDP MLA since 1984 - can Harwinder Sandhu change that?

Vernon-Monashee hasn't elected an NDP MLA since 1984 - can Harwinder Sandhu change that?

Vernon-Monashee Oct 27, 2020 / 4:00 am

The voters have spoken – but what did they say? In Vernon-Monashee, that won't be known until mid-November. With the results of Saturday's...

Vernon Chamber responds to provincial election results

Vernon Chamber responds to provincial election results

Vernon Oct 26, 2020 / 5:00 pm

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce plans to advocate on behalf of the community and their members as the new provincial government forms. John Horgan and...

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