January 21, 2018

Olympic wrestler wins nomination over former punk rocker

Olympic Wrestler Chris Wilson will be the BC NDP candidate for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain after beating out a well-known opponent. He was up against Joe Keithley, a former member of punk band DOA. Wilson is the executive director for Kidsport Tri-Cities, and a world champion wrestler with multiple Olympic medals. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Former deputy Minister beats former Vancouver Councilor for Vancouver Quilchena Liberal nomination

A lawyer, licensed physician and former Deputy Minister of Economic Development will be the BC Liberal candidate for Vancouver Quilchena. Andrew Wilkinson won the nomination Sunday night. He was up against former Vancouver City Councilor Suzanne Anton. Wilkinson thanked Anton, adding the party has a renewed team, a strong leader and … [Read more...]

Toner beats out former Parks Board Commissioner Barnes for NDP nomination

Political newcomer Matt Toner is the NDP Candidate for Vancouver-False Creek after beating out former Parks Board Commissioner Constance Barnes Saturday. Insiders say the difference was only six votes. Riding President Neil Monckton says around five hundred voting members showed up, with around half casting a ballot. "Both sides worked very hard to … [Read more...]

Former mayor seeks BC Liberal nomination

Premier Christy Clark may soon have a tough decision to make, as she rounds up nominees for the upcoming provincial election. Former  mayor Sam Sullivan is seeking the Liberal nomination for the same riding a longtime Clark supporter wants. Sullivan says he's already spoken with former MLA Lorne Mayencourt. "I actually have a lot of respect … [Read more...]

Former mayor Sullivan seeks BC Liberal nomination

Last night he played coy about it, but this morning former Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan has announced a Friday morning news conference where he wants the BC Liberal nomination in Vancouver-False Creek. There are rumours former MLA Lorne Mayencourt will also seek the nomination. The riding is currently held by Constance Barnes, who faces a challenge … [Read more...]

Plecas seeks Abbotsford-South BC Liberal nomination

A criminologist from the University of the Fraser Valley wants to represent Abbotsford-South, and he wants to do it for the BC Liberals. Darryl Plecas has announced his intention to seek the Liberal nomination in that riding. He says he doesn't want to see BC go down the troubling economic path he's seen the rest of the world doing. Asked why he's … [Read more...]

A familiar name in Langley seeks NDP nomination

The President of the Langley Teachers Association is launching a bid for the provincial NDP nomination in the riding of Fort Langley Aldergrove.  Gail Chaddock-Costello has launched her campaign on social media with an NDP themed twitter account.  Chaddock-Costello is seeking the nomination in the riding currently held by long time BC … [Read more...]

Vancouver park board chair launched bid for provincial NDP nomination

Constance Barnes is stepping down as park board chair to seek the provincial NDP nomination in Vancouver-False Creek. "There’s just no voice, so in my opinion it's time. I'm not getting any younger. I just think in my heart and soul, it's what I want to do. I feel very passionate about this place." Barnes says she will remain as a park board … [Read more...]