Election 2022

Chilliwack school board candidate Margaret Reid and mayoral candidate Ian Carmichael faced off in the first zucchini boat race of the day at the Sardis Neighbourhood Market on Saturday, Oct. 1. (Jessica Peters/Black Press Media)

COLUMN: Forget formal debates, let’s see how you do in a zucchini boat race

A reporter finds out that a lot can be learned about a candidate by how they handle fun competition

 

The Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce hosted a mayoral all-candidates meeting on Sept. 28 at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. From left to right, they are Manjit Sohi, Troy Gaspar and Ross Siemens. A fourth mayoral candidate, Dave Pellikaan, did not participate. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford mayoral candidate says council ‘punched above weight class’ during floods

Mayoral hopefuls take on business and development concerns at Chamber-led event

 

The Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce hosted a mayoral all-candidates meeting on Sept. 28 at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. Three of the four mayoral candidates participated. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford mayoral debate digs into delays for building permits, rising housing costs

Candidates take on tough questions from Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce in first election debate

 

An all-candidates meeting takes place Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Abbotsford Legacy Sports Centre. (Facebook photo)

All-candidates meeting in Abbotsford focuses on sports, parks, recreation and culture

Sport Abbotsford hosts session on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Legacy Sports Centre

An all-candidates meeting takes place Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Abbotsford Legacy Sports Centre. (Facebook photo)
Earl Storey, centre, is running for a seat on the Abbotsford board of education on Oct. 15, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford school board candidate says parents should have more say in schools

Earl Storey had strong support in 2018 election but not enough to win a seat

Earl Storey, centre, is running for a seat on the Abbotsford board of education on Oct. 15, 2022. (Submitted photo)
An all-candidates meeting featuring mayoral and council candidates is being organized for Sept. 30 at the Garden Park Tower on Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford mayoral and council candidates to gather for ACM Sept. 30

Clearbrook Golden Age Society hosting event as chance to hear from all candidates

An all-candidates meeting featuring mayoral and council candidates is being organized for Sept. 30 at the Garden Park Tower on Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Freddy Latham is hoping to get a third term on the Abbotsford board of education. (Abbotsford News file)

Freddy Latham seeking third term on Abbotsford board of education

A progressive workplace is important in the school district, says candidate

Freddy Latham is hoping to get a third term on the Abbotsford board of education. (Abbotsford News file)
Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside and partners in provincial K-12 education issued a statement on Sept. 16, 2022 in support of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) policy. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. Education Minister and partners in K-12 education issue statement in support of SOGI

Statement on inclusive policy comes 1 day before election campaign to elect school board trustees

Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside and partners in provincial K-12 education issued a statement on Sept. 16, 2022 in support of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) policy. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nominations have closed for the next civic election to be held on Oct. 15, 2022. The official campaign period begins Sept .17. (Photo courtesy of Elections BC)
Nominations have closed for the next civic election to be held on Oct. 15, 2022. The official campaign period begins Sept .17. (Photo courtesy of Elections BC)
Graham Evan MacDonell. (Submitted photo)

Graham MacDonell running again for Abbotsford school trustee position

Former police service communications manager and journalist hoping to clinch board seat

Graham Evan MacDonell. (Submitted photo)
A mayoral debate takes place Sept. 29 at the Student Union Building at University of the Fraser Valley’s Abbotsford campus.

UFV Student Union Society hosts Abbotsford mayoral debate

Event takes place Sept. 29 at University of the Fraser Valley

A mayoral debate takes place Sept. 29 at the Student Union Building at University of the Fraser Valley’s Abbotsford campus.
Abbotsford school board candidates lined a long table at the Abbotsford Arts Centre during the last election in 2018. This election, the centre will once again be used for a forum, to be held Oct. 3. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford school trustee candidates to hit the stage for forum

District Parent Advisory Council hosting all-candidates meeting at Abbotsford Arts Centre

Abbotsford school board candidates lined a long table at the Abbotsford Arts Centre during the last election in 2018. This election, the centre will once again be used for a forum, to be held Oct. 3. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Amritpal Mund is vying for an Abbotsford council seat in the municipal election on Oct. 15.

Amritpal Mund seeks council seat in Abbotsford civic election

Candidate wants to shape city into becoming more ‘family- and kid-friendly’

Amritpal Mund is vying for an Abbotsford council seat in the municipal election on Oct. 15.
Preet Rai is running for re-election as a school trustee for the Abbotsford school board in the Oct. 15 municipal elections. (Submitted)

Abbotsford trustee Preet Rai seeking re-election for 5th term

Candidate says his experiences with students in schools and at events keep him motivated

Preet Rai is running for re-election as a school trustee for the Abbotsford school board in the Oct. 15 municipal elections. (Submitted)
Shannon Rose is a candidate for the Abbotsford board of education. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford DPAC exec Shannon Rose running for school trustee

Rose bring experience in collaborating with stakeholders to the campaign trail

Shannon Rose is a candidate for the Abbotsford board of education. (Submitted photo)
Jas Anand is running for a spot on city council in the municipal election on Oct. 15. (Submitted photo)

Jas Anand seeks council seat in Abbotsford

Coffee house owner says he has a ‘passion for people’ instilled by his father

Jas Anand is running for a spot on city council in the municipal election on Oct. 15. (Submitted photo)
Mike Rauch (left) and Jared White have joined under a banner they call Partners in Education Abbotsford. They are both running for trustee positions on the Abbotsford board of education. (Submitted)

Two Abbotsford school trustee candidates join forces under one banner

Mike Rauch and Jared White find common ground with ‘parents as primary caregivers’

Mike Rauch (left) and Jared White have joined under a banner they call Partners in Education Abbotsford. They are both running for trustee positions on the Abbotsford board of education. (Submitted)
David McLauren is running for a seat on Abbotsford city council. (Submitted)

David McLauren announces Abbotsford council bid

Founder and consultant of Multicultural Services enters council race

David McLauren is running for a seat on Abbotsford city council. (Submitted)
The board room of the Fraser Valley Regional District. (FVRD)

Fraser Valley Regional District elections will include acclamations for several directors

Several regional areas only saw one candidate step up to represent residents

The board room of the Fraser Valley Regional District. (FVRD)
Abbotsford voters will go to the polls on Oct. 15 to elect a new mayor, council and school board. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Roster of Abbotsford council candidates includes four names for mayor

Council candidates includes mix of newcomers and long-standing council members

Abbotsford voters will go to the polls on Oct. 15 to elect a new mayor, council and school board. (Abbotsford News file photo)
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