The nomination period for all 162 local elections across B.C. officially kicked off on Tuesday, giving candidates 10 days to submit their papers.
The official campaign period will begin in just over two weeks on Sept. 22, giving voters 29 days to brush up on their options before the vote on Oct. 20.
This year’s official campaign period will be shorter than that of the 2014 local elections, when it was 47 days long.
Voters will have the opportunity to elect a mayor, city councillors and school trustees. Vancouver voters will also choose their Park Board members.
While ElectionsBC runs provincial elections, it only watches over the campaign financing and advertising rules for the municipal vote.
The agency leaves nominations and voting to local election officers.
The first such clinic in Langley will take place later this month.
Mark Chandler will go before the B.C. Court of Appeals early next year.
Few details are currently available, but WorkSafeBC says it is investigating
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No details on cause were given. Case is under criminal investigation and police are asking for tips.
Leon Nepper, 73, is now facing one charge each of aggravated assault and attempted murder