Municipal election

Former Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran charged with sexual assault. (file photo: Capital News)

Former Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran charged with sexual assault

Colin Basran is due in Kelowna Provincial Court Jan. 24

 

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

 

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’

 

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)
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)
The four candidates for the mayor’s seat in Abbotsford are (from left) Troy Gaspar, Dave Pellikaan, Ross Siemens and Manjit Sohi.

Abbotsford mayoral candidates respond to questions

Four people vying for mayor’s seat in election on Oct. 15

  • Oct 15, 2022
The four candidates for the mayor’s seat in Abbotsford are (from left) Troy Gaspar, Dave Pellikaan, Ross Siemens and Manjit Sohi.
There are 21 candidates running for eight councillor positions in Abbotsford in the municipal election on Saturday, Oct. 15. (File photo)

Abbotsford council candidates respond to questions

21 people vying for eight spots at the local council table

  • Oct 15, 2022
There are 21 candidates running for eight councillor positions in Abbotsford in the municipal election on Saturday, Oct. 15. (File photo)
There are 13 candidates vying for seven spots on the Abbotsford board of education. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford trustee candidates respond to questions

13 people vying for seven spots at the board of education table

  • Oct 15, 2022
There are 13 candidates vying for seven spots on the Abbotsford board of education. (Abbotsford News file photo)
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)
City of Fernie city hall. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

‘I’m so excited to be out of this room’: Departing BC councillor laments experience as elected official

Morgan Pulsifer said he was disappointed by the way city staff, elected officials and service workers were treated in Fernie

City of Fernie city hall. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
The four candidates for the mayor’s seat in Abbotsford are (from left) Troy Gaspar, Dave Pellikaan, Ross Siemens and Manjit Sohi.

Abbotsford mayoral candidates respond to questions

Four people vying for mayor’s seat in election on Oct. 15

  • Oct 7, 2022
The four candidates for the mayor’s seat in Abbotsford are (from left) Troy Gaspar, Dave Pellikaan, Ross Siemens and Manjit Sohi.
There are 21 candidates running for eight councillor positions in Abbotsford in the municipal election on Saturday, Oct. 15. (File photo)

Abbotsford council candidates respond to questions

21 people vying for eight spots at the local council table

  • Oct 7, 2022
There are 21 candidates running for eight councillor positions in Abbotsford in the municipal election on Saturday, Oct. 15. (File photo)
There are 13 candidates vying for seven spots on the Abbotsford board of education. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford trustee candidates respond to questions

13 people vying for seven spots at the board of education table

  • Oct 7, 2022
There are 13 candidates vying for seven spots on the Abbotsford board of education. (Abbotsford News file photo)
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)
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.
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.
British Columbia's provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday Jul. 3, 2020. Municipal elections are still more than a month away, but mayors for dozens of communities across B.C. have already won by acclamation after standing unopposed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
British Columbia's provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday Jul. 3, 2020. Municipal elections are still more than a month away, but mayors for dozens of communities across B.C. have already won by acclamation after standing unopposed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Manjit Sohi has entered the Abbotsford mayoral race. (Submitted)

Manjit Sohi enters Abbotsford mayoral race

Sohi placed third in the September byelection, joins Ross Siemens in race

Manjit Sohi has entered the Abbotsford mayoral race. (Submitted)