FOLLOWING Tuesday's provincial election, B.C. is finally slated to get some dependable poles.
PUNDITS and pollsters from both sides of the political spectrum were wiping the proverbial egg off their faces in the wake of Tuesday's unexpected Liberal victory.
Ridge Meadows RCMP executed a search warrant on a home in the 21400 block of 117 Avenue in Maple Ridge.
Cory Oskam looks like your typical teenage goaltender. His broad, fleshy frame fills a net and even in the gym for ball hockey, he positions his five-foot-eleven body to stop shots as if he’s wearing voluminous padding.
It might have been expected, or even considered old hat, but Vicki Huntington's victory in Delta South in Tuesday's provincial election was nothing short of remarkable.
The mood at Bruce McDonald's campaign office could be described as cautiously optimistic as the polls closed Tuesday night, however, it soon became clear that while the Liberals were pulling off a surprise victory province-wide, the same could not be said for the Delta South candidate.
The Liberal strategy leading up to Tuesday’s election was to focus on the economy.But the NDP also wanted to talk about the economy, and because the Liberals wanted the discussion to centre around who would be better at managing the economy...
An independent can effectively represent a riding and be a voice for its citizens, says re-elected MLA Vicki Huntington.
Patrick O'Connor's desk, tucked away in the back of Linda Reimer's campaign office on St. Johns Street, looks like one inhabited by a man who hasn't had much time to organize.
While the Liberals took pundits by surprise, securing another majority in Tuesday's provincial election, they lost a seat in Burnaby, leaving Richard Lee as the sole remaining Liberal in the city.
THE professional pollsters may have got the election result wrong, but award-winning columnist Trevor Lautens - swimming against the stream as he often does - correctly predicted a win for Christy Clark in this newspaper on May 10 (read it at nsnews.com).
Even in his darkest political hour, John Yap never once considered throwing in the towel.
When the voters in Richmond Centre went to cast their ballots in Tuesday night's provincial election the choice was pretty clear, according to Teresa Wat.
I would like to thank the nearly 58,000 Richmond voters who took their place in history to offer direction to this province.
As I write, the polls are about to close and we will soon know the results. Do you want to make sure our MLAs are held accountable?
The people have spoken. Or at least, slightly less than half of them have and less than two in five in Richmond Centre. And therein lies the real tragedy of Tuesday's election results - the apparent lack of caring or understanding of what it has all been about.
We could wring our editorial hands over the low voter turnout - although it did bump up by a miniscule one per cent this time. We could decry the lack of substantive debate on issues during the campaign. We could simply ponder the future of our province under a new - yet old - establishment. But, instead, we revel in the fact that pollsters and the media were gobsmacked by the results. Yes, we count ourselves among the smug majority of pundits who, like blissful sheep, simply followed the usual election routine: consider the polls irrefutable and build one's plan around them. Although, if one examines the polls closer, a mere three days before the election some had the race in a dead heat with momentum for the Liberals. However, none accounted for a momentum and numbers such as the one we experienced.
Today I had the absolute pleasure of helping an 89-year-old wheelchair-bound Second World War veteran to vote. While we waited the half hour for the wheelchair-capable taxi, I learned about his life. Ray joined the RCAF in 1939 at 18-years-old and learned to fly bombers so well that he survived 22 missions. After the war he became a pharmacist and worked for a large chain of pharmacies.
I write in response to the excellent May 12 story by Jane Seyd, Voter Turnout a Concern.