I spent a week in late January travelling across the South Okanagan-West Kootenay, listening to mayors, regional officials, economic development officers and other concerned citizens. 

Much like it has on the national scene, the election race in South Okanagan-West Kootenay has tightened up considerably in the past several weeks with the NDP losing ground and now a party loyalist.

featured

SUMMERLAND — First-time candidate Roch Fortin, who finished a close second of five candidates in the Nov. 15 mayoral race in Summerland, was by far the biggest spender.

  • Updated

SUMMERLAND — The day after becoming Summerland’s mayor-elect, Peter Waterman spoke about the results of the election and what he plans to do soon after assuming office.

  • Updated

Sue McKortoff was elected mayor of the Town of Osoyoos on Saturday.

featured top story

OSOYOOS -- Everything went “according to plan” Saturday in Osoyoos as the outgoing mayor’s clear choice for a successor cruised to an easy win in a one-sided race for the mayor’s chair.

VERNON — Akbal Mund was taking part in the annual Rotary Dream Auction in Vernon when he learned he had been elected mayor of Vernon. He was instantly swarmed by friends and supporters as news spread of his election win over four other candidates for the office.

Colin Basran says his youth was an asset and his ethnicity was irrelevant in his successful bid to become the next mayor of Kelowna.

featured

Colin Basran says his youth was an asset and his ethnicity was irrelevant in his successful bid to become the next mayor of Kelowna.

featured

Pranksters placed several "James Miller for Mayor" signs up in Penticton overnight including this one outside Pen-Hi (a popular spot for signs.) The prankster's identity is unknown to Miller. "LOL! I think either Andrew or John would make a fine mayor," he said. "People have said a lot worse…

featured top story

They may not be old enough to vote yet, but a group of high school students made the most of an opportunity to question Penticton school trustee candidates Thursday.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the final question in a four-part series asking school board candidates questions which relate to educational issues. Six candidates are seeking four spots as Penticton's representatives on School District 67. (Summerland's trustees as well as the rural trustee won by …

featured

EDITOR'S NOTE: We have offered candidates for mayor and city council the opportunity to respond to two "Bonus Questions" which will be exclusive to our online service. (These replies will not appear in the print edition.) Candidates were not given a word-count limit for the online questions.…