Election 2020

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness watches the results on election night. The ex-Liberal’s tumultuous campaign and the narrow margin for victory ahead of the mail-in ballot count leaves the future of the riding’s seat in limbo for at least the next week. (Facebook/Laurie Throness)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Future for Throness uncertain as Chilliwack-Kent awaits results

Chilliwack-Kent candidate hopeful, resigned waiting on final count

 

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.

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

 

Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or in writing.

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
Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or in writing.
Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows’ NDP incumbent Lisa Beare, believes Reese Witherspoon – seen here in the series “The Morning Show,” could best play her on the big screen. (Special to The News Apple TV+/TNS)

Maple Ridge candidates cast themselves in dramatic comedies

ELECTION LEVITY: MLA hopefuls reveal who should play them on the silver screen

  • Oct 23, 2020
Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows’ NDP incumbent Lisa Beare, believes Reese Witherspoon – seen here in the series “The Morning Show,” could best play her on the big screen. (Special to The News Apple TV+/TNS)
John Horgan brought the NDP campaign to Langley on Wednesday, Oct. 21, just three days before the B.C. vote (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Horgan brings NDP campaign to Langley

Predicts gains, says people are looking at the party ‘differently’ after three years

John Horgan brought the NDP campaign to Langley on Wednesday, Oct. 21, just three days before the B.C. vote (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
With local MLA Adam Olsen looking on, BC Greens leader Sonia Furstenau said a Green government would convert BC Ferries into a Crown corporation Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Green leader Sonia Furstenau promises to convert BC Ferries back into Crown corporation

Promise comes Monday afternoon with five days left in campaign

With local MLA Adam Olsen looking on, BC Greens leader Sonia Furstenau said a Green government would convert BC Ferries into a Crown corporation Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Adrian Dix with NDP candidates Bob D-Eith (Maple Ridge-Mission) and Lisa Beare (Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows) at the Urgent and Primary Care Centre at Haney Place Mall. (Special to The News)

Dix visits Maple Ridge’s new Urgent and Primary Care Centre

There still aren’t enough doctors to staff facility – Meadus

Adrian Dix with NDP candidates Bob D-Eith (Maple Ridge-Mission) and Lisa Beare (Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows) at the Urgent and Primary Care Centre at Haney Place Mall. (Special to The News)
BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson announces new infrastructure, flanked by Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows candidate Cheryl Ashlie and Maple Ridge-Mission candidate Chelsa Meadus. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)

Liberals promise transportation infrastructure in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Wilkinson said his party would also add mental health beds at Ridge Meadows Hospital

BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson announces new infrastructure, flanked by Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows candidate Cheryl Ashlie and Maple Ridge-Mission candidate Chelsa Meadus. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)
BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson announces an end to the ICBC monopoly if the Liberal Party is elected, during a stop in Maple Ridge. (Neil Corbett/The News)

BC Liberal Leader in Pitt Meadows for announcement

Wilkinson visits Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows riding seen as a key election battleground

BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson announces an end to the ICBC monopoly if the Liberal Party is elected, during a stop in Maple Ridge. (Neil Corbett/The News)
A woman arrives at a polling station to vote in the provincial election in the riding of Vancouver-Fraserview, in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday May 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Mail-in ballot uptake in B.C. influenced by political leaning, geography

Voters in the most left-leaning ridings much more likely to request packages than in right-leaning

A woman arrives at a polling station to vote in the provincial election in the riding of Vancouver-Fraserview, in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday May 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Moderator Ken Holland oversaw the all candidates meeting between the NDP’s Bob D’Eith and Liberal Chelsa Meadus. (Facebook)

Candidates debate homelessness, budgets and more

Maple Ridge-Mission virtual all-candidates meeting held

Moderator Ken Holland oversaw the all candidates meeting between the NDP’s Bob D’Eith and Liberal Chelsa Meadus. (Facebook)
There were more than 1,000 overdose deaths in B.C. through the first eight months of the year. (Black Press files)

Candidates debate addictions and the overdose epidemic

What has been done, what is needed in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows?

There were more than 1,000 overdose deaths in B.C. through the first eight months of the year. (Black Press files)
This week advance voting begins. (Black Press files)

Advance voting begins Thursday, runs until Oct. 21

Two locations in each of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

This week advance voting begins. (Black Press files)
Maple Ridge-Mission candidates

Political battle lines are drawn in Maple-Ridge-Mission riding

Candidates debate homelessness, PST and infrastructure needs

Maple Ridge-Mission candidates
The News is preparing detailed election coverage for readers, including information about voting. (The News graphic)

BC VOTES: Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows candidates sent questionnaires

The community newspaper has sent packages to candidates. If they haven’t received them, get them here

The News is preparing detailed election coverage for readers, including information about voting. (The News graphic)
B.C. Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan, and B.C. Liberal Party leader Andrew Wilkinson. (Canadian Press/Black Press photos)

Key battleground ridings in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Party leaders campaigning in ridings NDP flipped in 2017 election

B.C. Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan, and B.C. Liberal Party leader Andrew Wilkinson. (Canadian Press/Black Press photos)
The Garibaldi Ridge facility for homeless people on Burnett Street. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)

Are supportive housing facilities working in Maple Ridge?

Candidates for MLA discuss Royal Crescent and Burnett Street sites

The Garibaldi Ridge facility for homeless people on Burnett Street. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)
Virtual all candidates meeting to focus on climate change

Virtual all candidates meeting to focus on climate change

Ridings of Maple Ridge-Mission and Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows both represented

Virtual all candidates meeting to focus on climate change
BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson flanked by Liberal candidates Chelsa Meadus (left) for Maple Ridge-Mission and Cheryl Ashlie for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Wilkinson says a Liberal government would end ICBC monopoly

Announcement made in key battleground riding of Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Tuesday morning

BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson flanked by Liberal candidates Chelsa Meadus (left) for Maple Ridge-Mission and Cheryl Ashlie for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows. (Neil Corbett/The News)