Provincial-election

BC NDP candidate Harwinder Sandhu offered praise to her team of volunteers (pictured Oct. 21), following a too-close race with BC Liberal and incumbent Eric Foster in the 2020 provincial election Oct. 24. The outcome will be dependent on the final count from mail-in ballots expected in three weeks. (Facebook)

‘Every vote counts’ in tight Vernon-Monashee race: NDP Harwinder Sandhu

Incumbent BC Liberal Eric Foster finishes election night with slim lead

Kelowna West MLA elect Ben Stewart addresses a small gathering of campaign supporters at the West Kelowna Yacht Club, shortly after hearing of his riding victory. (Photo - Phil McLachlan)

BC Liberal Ben Stewart re-elected as MLA in Kelowna West

Stewart said he did not expect the NDP government to win a majority

The Barking Parrot is serving up voting burgers and their bun-official voting has the B.C. Liberals in the lead to win the election. (Barking. Parrot photo)

BC VOTES 2020: Election burgers being served up at Okanagan pub

The Penticton bar has Green, NDP and Liberal burgers

The Barking Parrot is serving up voting burgers and their bun-official voting has the B.C. Liberals in the lead to win the election. (Barking. Parrot photo)
The provincial riding of Penticton has been Liberal since the riding was created in 2009. (File image)

Penticton riding has been represented by Liberals in past years

Since riding was created in 2009, party has won every election

The provincial riding of Penticton has been Liberal since the riding was created in 2009. (File image)
Elections BC has sent out almost 700,000 mail voting packages as of Oct. 14 with just under 3.5 million registered voters. (Black Press Media File)By Oct. 21, Elections BC had received an estimated 396,900 returned vote-by-mail packages. This represents about 55 per cent of packages issued to date. (Black Press Media File)

Early voters in Southern Interior contribute to breaking records

61,900 vote-by-mail packages were requested in the Southern Interior

Elections BC has sent out almost 700,000 mail voting packages as of Oct. 14 with just under 3.5 million registered voters. (Black Press Media File)By Oct. 21, Elections BC had received an estimated 396,900 returned vote-by-mail packages. This represents about 55 per cent of packages issued to date. (Black Press Media File)
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Kelowna West BC Libertarian candidate Matt Badura
Kelowna West BC NDP candidate Spring Hawes
Kelowna West BC Green candidate Peter Truch
Kelowna West BC Liberal candidate Ben Stewart
Vernon-Monashee candidate Harwinder Sandhu signs have been tampered with repeatedly leading up to the Oct. 24 election. (Contributed)

More Okanagan election signs vandalized

Vernon-Monashee NDP candidate Hardwinder Sandhu hit hard with repairs

Vernon-Monashee candidate Harwinder Sandhu signs have been tampered with repeatedly leading up to the Oct. 24 election. (Contributed)
Penticton candidates shared their views on how they would help small businesses during the first all-candidates forum on Thursday night.

B.C. Votes 2020: Incumbent Dan Ashton leads in Penticton polls

Ashton has won 47% of the polls so far, with NDP Toni Boot at 36%

Penticton candidates shared their views on how they would help small businesses during the first all-candidates forum on Thursday night.
Kelowna-West candidates prepare before the start of a live-streamed candidates debate on Oct. 20 in Kelowna. From left, BC Liberals candidate Ben Stewart, BC Greens candidate Peter Truch, NDP candidate Spring Hawes and Libertarian candidate Matt Badura. (Phil McLachlan - West K News)

Top issues raised during Kelowna-West candidates forum

BC Liberals candidate Ben Stewart, BC NDP candidate Spring Hawes, BC Libertarian Party candidate Matt Badura and BC Greens candidate Peter Truch were in attendance

Kelowna-West candidates prepare before the start of a live-streamed candidates debate on Oct. 20 in Kelowna. From left, BC Liberals candidate Ben Stewart, BC Greens candidate Peter Truch, NDP candidate Spring Hawes and Libertarian candidate Matt Badura. (Phil McLachlan - West K News)
BC Green Party candidate for Kelowna-Mission Amanda Poon found some of her campaign signs tagged with racist and sexist graffiti. (Amanda Poon)

Sexist, racist graffiti found on Kelowna-Mission Green candidate signs

Amanda Poon’s campaign signs were found defaced on Sunday, Oct. 18

BC Green Party candidate for Kelowna-Mission Amanda Poon found some of her campaign signs tagged with racist and sexist graffiti. (Amanda Poon)
On a tour through B.C.’s interior on Oct. 17, John Horgan visited Penticton today, talking with supporters and volunteers. (Phil McLachlan - Kelowna Capital News)

Childcare, healthcare hot topics during John Horgan’s Penticton visit

The NDP government today pledged $2.9 million to provide 116 full-time childcare spaces

On a tour through B.C.’s interior on Oct. 17, John Horgan visited Penticton today, talking with supporters and volunteers. (Phil McLachlan - Kelowna Capital News)
Advance polling begins on Oct. 15, 2020, across B.C. in the 2020 snap election. (Black Press files)Advance voting starts today.—Image: Black Press files

B.C. VOTES 2020: How to vote early and what to expect on the ballot

Advance voting runs from Oct. 15 to Oct. 21 in B.C.’s election

Advance polling begins on Oct. 15, 2020, across B.C. in the 2020 snap election. (Black Press files)Advance voting starts today.—Image: Black Press files
Summerland mayor Toni Boot will be the B.C. New Democratic Party candidate in the riding of Penticton in the next provincial election. (Contributed)

Meet the Candidates: Toni Boot

Toni Boot is the BC NDP candidate in the Penticton riding

Summerland mayor Toni Boot will be the B.C. New Democratic Party candidate in the riding of Penticton in the next provincial election. (Contributed)
Keith MacIntyre - BC Libertarian

Meet the candidates: Keith MacIntyre

Keith MacIntyre is the BC Libertarian candidate for the Penticton riding

Keith MacIntyre - BC Libertarian
Ted Shumaker is the BC Green Party candidate for Penticton. (Submitted)

Meet the candidates: Ted Shumaker

Ted Shumaker is the BC Green candidate in the Penticton riding

Ted Shumaker is the BC Green Party candidate for Penticton. (Submitted)
Dan Ashton

Meet the candidates: Dan Ashton

Dan Ashton is the BC Liberal candidate in the Penticton riding

Dan Ashton
Peter Truch. (Supplied)

Meet the candidate: Kelowna West – Peter Truch (Green)

Green candidate believes we deserve better, balanced representation in Victoria

Peter Truch. (Supplied)
Ben Stewart. (Photo by John Lehmann)

Meet the candidate: Kelowna West — Ben Stewart (Liberal)

Liberal candidate was elected MLA for Westside-Kelowna in 2009 and 2013

Ben Stewart. (Photo by John Lehmann)
Magee Mitchell. (Contributed)

Meet the candidate: Kelowna-West – Magee Mitchell (Independent)

Protection and wellbeing of youth and families top priorities for candidate

Magee Mitchell. (Contributed)
Spring Hawes. (Supplied)

Meet the candidate: Kelowna-West – Spring Hawes (NDP)

Spring Hawes was born and raised in the Okanagan

Spring Hawes. (Supplied)