Election 2022

Sandy Blue has been a councillor in Abbotsford for the past eight years. Her family, friends and supporters joined her onstage after the farewell event giving her hugs. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Outgoing Abbotsford councillors congratulated for committee work, commitment to city

Brenda Falk and Sandy Blue each wrapping up eight years of service as councillors

 

Rosemary Siemens performed her song Have a Little Faith for Abbotsford’s outgoing mayor Henry Braun as a surprise during his farewell ceremony on Oct. 24. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford mayor Henry Braun receives a fond farewell

City of Abbotsford gives two-term mayor a warm sendoff

 

Voters mark their civic election ballots at a polling station in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

ELECTION 2022: 158 new school trustees elected across B.C.

The province’s first openly transgender school trustee has been elected

 

Voters mark their civic election ballots at a polling station in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

CAMERON: Boosting 2022 local election turnout in B.C. unlikely

‘One reason cited for the low turnout is the peculiar nature of local elections’

Voters mark their civic election ballots at a polling station in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Surrey mayoral candidate, incumbent Doug McCallum, waits for the start of a candidates meeting in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, September 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

McCallum not conceding in Surrey, considering judicial recount of vote: party

Safe Surrey Coalition says McCallum won’t accept defeat at this point in time’

Surrey mayoral candidate, incumbent Doug McCallum, waits for the start of a candidates meeting in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, September 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Mayor-elect Ken Sim arrives for a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

VIDEO: Vancouver gets its first Chinese Canadian mayor

Ken Sim will lead Vancouver for the next 4 years

Vancouver Mayor-elect Ken Sim arrives for a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Students at Chief Dan George middle school took part in the Student Vote this election on Oct. 14, along with a handful of other local schools. They mostly voted similarly to the electorate, but not entirely. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Student Vote results mirror election results, partly

Students voted back councillor Sandy Blue, an incumbent who lost her seat Saturday

Students at Chief Dan George middle school took part in the Student Vote this election on Oct. 14, along with a handful of other local schools. They mostly voted similarly to the electorate, but not entirely. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
Ross Siemens (left) and Dave Sidhu topped the polls for mayor and council respectively. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Abbotsford municipal election 2022

Scenes from Saturday at election night in Abbotsford

Ross Siemens (left) and Dave Sidhu topped the polls for mayor and council respectively. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Mark Warkentin watches voting results come in Saturday night at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. He was one of three new people to be elected. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Three new people elected to Abbotsford council

Long-time former council Simon Gibson returns

Mark Warkentin watches voting results come in Saturday night at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. He was one of three new people to be elected. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Ross Siemens and daughter Ashley react to the second-to-last batch of voting results posted Saturday night at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium that showed Siemens in a solid lead. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Ross Siemens ‘very humbled’ to be voted Abbotsford’s new mayor

Former councillor says he wants to build a community ‘we can all be proud of’

Ross Siemens and daughter Ashley react to the second-to-last batch of voting results posted Saturday night at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium that showed Siemens in a solid lead. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
A crowd gathered at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium on Saturday night to watch the results from the municipal election as they trickled in. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford election results: Some new faces in local politics

Voter turnout at 25 per cent in Saturday’s municipal election

A crowd gathered at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium on Saturday night to watch the results from the municipal election as they trickled in. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
Vancouver mayoral candidate Ken Sim speaks during a town hall hosted by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs and S.U.C.C.E.S.S., in Vancouver, on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. Sim defeated incumbent Kennedy Stewart in the October 15, 2022 election to become the new mayor of Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver, Surrey voters elect new mayors; bring promises of more police, RCMP stays

Ken Sims beat incumbent Kennedy Stewart in Vancouver

Vancouver mayoral candidate Ken Sim speaks during a town hall hosted by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs and S.U.C.C.E.S.S., in Vancouver, on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. Sim defeated incumbent Kennedy Stewart in the October 15, 2022 election to become the new mayor of Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Newly elected mayor Ross Siemens speaks to The News after his win. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Newly elected mayor Ross Siemens speaks following win

Siemens discusses his big win and future plans in his role as mayor after win on Saturday

Newly elected mayor Ross Siemens speaks to The News after his win. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Results are expected to start flowing in after polls closed at 8 p.m. local time on Oct. 15, 2022. (Black Press Media graphic)

ELECTION 2022 RESULTS: Mayoral winners across British Columbia

There are 162 municipalities in B.C. – 37 of which have already declared an acclaimed winner

Results are expected to start flowing in after polls closed at 8 p.m. local time on Oct. 15, 2022. (Black Press Media graphic)
Voters and candidates can watch live poll results as they come in Saturday night at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Election night: Live in Abbotsford

Follow along as voters and candidates gather at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium

Voters and candidates can watch live poll results as they come in Saturday night at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Jasmin Dhaliwal watches her friend Manroop Sidhu vote in Abbotsford’s municipal election on Oct. 14 at Chief Dan George middle school as part of Student Vote. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford students make their mark on election day

Student Vote at Chief Dan George middle school gets students thinking about democracy

Jasmin Dhaliwal watches her friend Manroop Sidhu vote in Abbotsford’s municipal election on Oct. 14 at Chief Dan George middle school as part of Student Vote. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
Incumbent Abbotsford school board trustees Shirley Wilson and Stan Petersen shake hands before the results started rolling in. Both were re-elected Saturday night. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

Newly elected Abbotsford school board includes three new faces

There were 13 people vying for seven seats on the board of education

Incumbent Abbotsford school board trustees Shirley Wilson and Stan Petersen shake hands before the results started rolling in. Both were re-elected Saturday night. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
Ross Siemens, shown at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium on election night, has been elected Abbotsford’s newest mayor. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Ross Siemens declared mayor in Abbotsford

Siemens wins over Manjit Sohi, Dave Pellikaan and Troy Gaspar

Ross Siemens, shown at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium on election night, has been elected Abbotsford’s newest mayor. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Election Day

UPDATE: Polls now closed in Abbotsford

A quick list of where to vote, who’s on the ballot and more

Election Day
Abbotsford voters will elect a mayor, eight councillors and seven trustees on Saturday, Oct. 15. (File photo)

How and where to vote in Abbotsford on election day

Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15

Abbotsford voters will elect a mayor, eight councillors and seven trustees on Saturday, Oct. 15. (File photo)