BC Votes 2020

Lisa Beare and her husband Hendrik Butter on a Zoom call with NDP volunteers on election night. (Special to The News)

NDP’s Beare defends her seat in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows

With no green candidate, those votes went to NDP, Liberals speculate

Lisa Beare and her husband Hendrik Butter on a Zoom call with NDP volunteers on election night. (Special to The News)
NDP headquarters on election night, Oct. 24, 2020. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)

ELECTION 2020: Live blog from B.C. party headquarters

BC NDP projected to win majority government – but celebrations will look different this election

NDP headquarters on election night, Oct. 24, 2020. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)
NDP Leader John Horgan elbow bumps NDP candidate Coquitlam-Burke Mountain candidate Fin Donnelly following a seniors round table in Coquitlam, B.C., Tuesday, October 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Horgan, NDP head for majority in B.C. election results

Record number of mail-in ballots may shift results

NDP Leader John Horgan elbow bumps NDP candidate Coquitlam-Burke Mountain candidate Fin Donnelly following a seniors round table in Coquitlam, B.C., Tuesday, October 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Watch the grid inside this story that will be updated tonight as the results come in.

MAPLE RIDGE-MISSION: NDP’s incumbent clear front runners as election day draws to close

With 1 ballot box still to be counted, plus the mail-in ballots to calculate, they’re 3,000+ apart

  • Oct 24, 2020
Watch the grid inside this story that will be updated tonight as the results come in.
Watch the grid inside this story that will be updated tonight as the results come in.

MAPLE RIDGE-PITT MEADOWS: NDP’s Lisa Beare declared unofficial winner

Final numbers are not expected for weeks, but initial indications are that she’s returning to office

  • Oct 24, 2020
Watch the grid inside this story that will be updated tonight as the results come in.
(The Canadian Press)

B.C. VOTES 2020 MAP: Provincial election results, riding by riding

B.C. likely won’t know which party – NDP, Liberals or Greens – will be leading the province for weeks

(The Canadian Press)
B.C. Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau outlines her party's climate action platform at Nanaimo's Vancouver Island Conference Centre earlier this month. (News Bulletin file photo)

Green leader Furstenau declared victor in her home riding on Vancouver Island

Cowichan Valley voters elect freshly minted party leader for her second term

B.C. Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau outlines her party's climate action platform at Nanaimo's Vancouver Island Conference Centre earlier this month. (News Bulletin file photo)
Polls close 8 p.m. Oct 24. (BC Elections/Twitter)

Maple Ridge-Mission candidates reflect on COVID-19 election and community

The News asked questions not about policies and party platforms

Polls close 8 p.m. Oct 24. (BC Elections/Twitter)
Polls close at 8 p.m. Oct 24. (Black Press Media file)

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows candidates reflect on COVID-era election and community

The News asked questions not about policies and party platforms

Polls close at 8 p.m. Oct 24. (Black Press Media file)
Voters travelled to Eric Langton Elementary on a clear, crisp, but windy fall day to cast their ballot. (Ronan O’Doherty - THE NEWS)

VIDEO: Maple Ridge voters find process easy, safe

A steady number of voters streamed in and out of Eric Langton Elementary on Saturday afternoon

Voters travelled to Eric Langton Elementary on a clear, crisp, but windy fall day to cast their ballot. (Ronan O’Doherty - THE NEWS)
Randy Hawes watches local election results in 2018. He won numerous elections in provincial and local politics. (Black Press files)

Former Maple Ridge-Mission MLA recalls elections past

Almost 20 years ago Randy Hawes was in a very different election

Randy Hawes watches local election results in 2018. He won numerous elections in provincial and local politics. (Black Press files)
Provincial Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau speaks at Provincial Green Party headquarters at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe in Victoria. (Arnold Lim / Black Press)

VIDEO: Furstenau leads BC Greens to win first riding outside of Vancouver Island

Sonia Furstenau became leader of BC Greens one week before snap election was called

Provincial Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau speaks at Provincial Green Party headquarters at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe in Victoria. (Arnold Lim / Black Press)
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LETTER: Mobilizing students to get out and vote

Younger people are among the hardest hit in this pandemic, which will be felt for years to come

  • Oct 24, 2020
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BC Liberals Leader Andrew Wilkinson, BC Greens Sonia Furstenau, BC NDP John Horgan (The Canadian Press photos)
BC Liberals Leader Andrew Wilkinson, BC Greens Sonia Furstenau, BC NDP John Horgan (The Canadian Press photos)
The riding of Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows is huge by Lower Mainland standards. (Elections BC)

Maple Ridge’s ridings have a storied past

Dewdney was held by three former premiers

The riding of Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows is huge by Lower Mainland standards. (Elections BC)
Voters lined up on the first day of advanced voting to cast their ballot in the 2020 provincial election. Today is general election day, province-wide, and those heading to the polls can expect line ups at some stations. They are asked to respect safety precautions. (Wolf Depner/Black Press Media files)

Election Day in B.C. has come to an end

Polls are closed and today’s votes are being tabulated. We’ll keep you apprised as the numbers come in

Voters lined up on the first day of advanced voting to cast their ballot in the 2020 provincial election. Today is general election day, province-wide, and those heading to the polls can expect line ups at some stations. They are asked to respect safety precautions. (Wolf Depner/Black Press Media files)
(Black Press Media files)

Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Katzie Seniors Network keeps elders informed on how to vote

Rides to polling stations hard to come by, but many long term care homes have stations set up within

(Black Press Media files)
Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows candidates engaged in an online debate on the environment. (Facebook)

Parties promise improvements to Golden Ears Park

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows candidates debate environmental issues

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows candidates engaged in an online debate on the environment. (Facebook)
An Elections BC sign directs voters to the advance polling station at the Smithers Curling Club Oct. 15, 2020. (Thom Barker photo)
An Elections BC sign directs voters to the advance polling station at the Smithers Curling Club Oct. 15, 2020. (Thom Barker photo)
(THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

B.C. VOTES 2020: How each party plans to address the opioid crisis

The pandemic has exacerbated the complex issues intertwined with addiction

(THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)