Federal Election

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Polls in Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola are now closed

Which party will be chosen to form the next government?

  • Oct 21, 2019
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Vernon votes: 'easiest thing I did today'

Vernon votes: ‘easiest thing I did today’

Voters in Vernon agree, it's important to cast your ballot

  • Oct 21, 2019
Vernon votes: 'easiest thing I did today'
The B.C. Green candidates prepare to learn their fates tonight at Crystal Garden (Victoria Conference Centre) in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/News Staff)

WATCH: NDP Laurel Collins elected in Victoria

Black Press Media journalists catch up with the candidates as results flow tonight

The B.C. Green candidates prepare to learn their fates tonight at Crystal Garden (Victoria Conference Centre) in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/News Staff)
The Green Party’s Lydia Hwitsum received applause from her supporters when she conceded defeat to the NDP’s Alistair MacGregor in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford on election night. In the background is her campaign manager Kerry Davis. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Green Party’s Lydia Hwitsum received applause from her supporters when she conceded defeat to the NDP’s Alistair MacGregor in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford on election night. In the background is her campaign manager Kerry Davis. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Voting was steady at Macaulay Elementary School, a polling station in the Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Election 2019: Polls close at 7 p.m., voters remain steady despite rain in Greater Victoria

Voter turnout steady, says Esquimalt polling supervisor

  • Oct 21, 2019
Voting was steady at Macaulay Elementary School, a polling station in the Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier casts his ballot in Saint-Georges Que., Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier loses his seat

Upstart party could split votes for the Conservatives

  • Oct 21, 2019
People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier casts his ballot in Saint-Georges Que., Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Liberal Cindy Derkaz thanks profusely an enthusiastic crowd of supporterrs at her Vernon campaign office on election night, Monday, Oct. 21. (Caitlin Clow/Black Press)

Tories take North Okanagan-Shuswap riding with decisive lead

Incumbent Conservative MP Mel Arnold returns to Ottawa, Liberal Cindy Derkaz a distant second

  • Oct 21, 2019
Liberal Cindy Derkaz thanks profusely an enthusiastic crowd of supporterrs at her Vernon campaign office on election night, Monday, Oct. 21. (Caitlin Clow/Black Press)
A sign pointing to a voting station. Do you think that voting should be compulsory in Canada? Vote below. (File photo)

Meet the North Okanagan-Shuswap candidates

Five candidates are geared up for the federal election campaign

  • Oct 21, 2019
A sign pointing to a voting station. Do you think that voting should be compulsory in Canada? Vote below. (File photo)
Map shows the boundaries of the Fleetwood-Port Kells riding. (Photo: Elections Canada)

FLEETWOOD-PORT KELLS: Meet your candidates for the Oct. 21 election

The Fleetwood-Port Kells riding contains Fleetwood, Clayton, Fraser Heights, Port Kells and East Newton

  • Oct 21, 2019
Map shows the boundaries of the Fleetwood-Port Kells riding. (Photo: Elections Canada)
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UPDATE: Polls in Delta now closed in 2019 federal election

Which party will be chosen to form the next government?

  • Oct 21, 2019
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An Elections Canada sign that leaders voters to a polling station. A media release from Elections Canada has been released detailing advanced polling numbers for the 338 electoral districts across Canada. According to the preliminary figures 4,700,000 electors voted at the advance polls in this general election -- a 29 per cent increase from the 3,657,415 electors who voted in advance in 2015. In Skeena-Bulkley Valley turnout increased by approximately 108 per cent. (Black Press file photo)

An X mark in the wrong spot at Abbotsford polling station, voter finds

Elections Canada officials say workers depend on voters to speak up if they find something amiss

An Elections Canada sign that leaders voters to a polling station. A media release from Elections Canada has been released detailing advanced polling numbers for the 338 electoral districts across Canada. According to the preliminary figures 4,700,000 electors voted at the advance polls in this general election -- a 29 per cent increase from the 3,657,415 electors who voted in advance in 2015. In Skeena-Bulkley Valley turnout increased by approximately 108 per cent. (Black Press file photo)
Mel Arnold and wife Linda are all smiles as he is currently leading in the riding with 45.9 per cent of the vote. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Liberal candidate Cindy Derkaz concedes defeat to Conservative Mel Arnold

Arnold leads riding with 20,512 votes, trailed by Derkaz with 9,544

  • Oct 21, 2019
Mel Arnold and wife Linda are all smiles as he is currently leading in the riding with 45.9 per cent of the vote. (Photo submitted)
All six federal leaders. (Black Press file photo)

All but one federal leader re-elected in their ridings, early results show

Maxime Bernier only leader to lose his seat

  • Oct 21, 2019
All six federal leaders. (Black Press file photo)
Seven candidates are vying to represent Delta in the House of Commons. Top row, from left: Randy Anderson-Fennell (New Democratic Party), Amarit Bains (Independent), Tony Bennett (Independent) and Tanya Corbet (Conservative Party of Canada). Bottom row, from left: Craig DeCraene (Green Party of Canada), Angelina Ireland (People’s Party of Canada) and Carla Qualtrough (Liberal Party of Canada). (James Smith/photos submitted)

UPDATE: Liberal Carla Qualtrough re-elected in Delta

Qualtrough says she looks forward to hitting the ground running and picking up where her government left off

Seven candidates are vying to represent Delta in the House of Commons. Top row, from left: Randy Anderson-Fennell (New Democratic Party), Amarit Bains (Independent), Tony Bennett (Independent) and Tanya Corbet (Conservative Party of Canada). Bottom row, from left: Craig DeCraene (Green Party of Canada), Angelina Ireland (People’s Party of Canada) and Carla Qualtrough (Liberal Party of Canada). (James Smith/photos submitted)
Alistair MacGregor has been tapped to run again for the NDP in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford in the next federal election in 2019. (File photo)

Alistair MacGregor nominated to run again for NDP in Cowichan in next year’s federal election

NDP MP for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford was acclaimed at meeting on Dec. 2

Alistair MacGregor has been tapped to run again for the NDP in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford in the next federal election in 2019. (File photo)
From right to left: Nick Csaszar, John Kidder, Jati Sidhu, Michael Nenn and Brad Vis at the all-candidates meeting in Harrison Mills Thursday (Oct. 3). (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon candidates answer questions

The local candidates are running for a seat in the House of Commons

  • Oct 21, 2019
From right to left: Nick Csaszar, John Kidder, Jati Sidhu, Michael Nenn and Brad Vis at the all-candidates meeting in Harrison Mills Thursday (Oct. 3). (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
The six federal candidates for the Kootenay-Columbia Riding. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Federal candidates talk most pressing issues in Revelstoke

Concerns include jobs, logging, climate change, affordable housing, Highway 1

  • Oct 21, 2019
The six federal candidates for the Kootenay-Columbia Riding. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
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Kootenay-Columbia polls now closed for Canada’s federal election

The Star will be providing updates for Kootenay-Columbia throughout the evening

  • Oct 21, 2019
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A student casts a ballot as part of a previous Student Vote event in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)

More than 5,000 school-aged kids cast ballots in Chilliwack-Hope Student Vote 2019

Those under 18 picked Conservative Mark Strahl with Green Party's Art Green in second

A student casts a ballot as part of a previous Student Vote event in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)