Saanich–Gulf Islands

Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands, speaks about drug use during a speech in the legislature. (Government of British Columbia)

Adam Olsen reveals past drug use in an attempt to end stigma

MLA for Saanich North and the Islands talks about cocaine, other substance use in his 20s

 

Sabina Singh, the NDP candidate for Saanich-Gulf Islands, believes momentum is with her party locally, despite finishing in third place. Hers is the only Vancouver Island riding that did not elect a New Democrat. (Photo courtesy of the Sabina Singh campaign)

Saanich-Gulf Islands NDP candidate sees party gaining momentum

Singh increases vote share, while Tories’ share of the local vote stagnates

 

Voters line the block outside of the polling station at Broad View United in Saanich. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

RESULTS: Greater Victoria returns familiar faces to Ottawa

Local incumbents sweep election night results

 

Elizabeth May at the Green Party headquarters in Saanich. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

SAANICH–GULF ISLANDS: Elizabeth May says Greens needed more now than ever

Victorious incumbent vows to continue fighting on climate-related issues

Elizabeth May at the Green Party headquarters in Saanich. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
From top left: Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Jagmeet Singh (NDP), Erin O'Toole (Conservative). 
From bottom left: Yves-Francois Blanchet (Bloc Quebecois), Maxime Bernier (PPC), Annamie Paul (Green). (Canadian Press photos)

CANADA VOTES: Polls now open in country’s 2021 federal snap election

Which party will be chosen to form the next government?

From top left: Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Jagmeet Singh (NDP), Erin O'Toole (Conservative). 
From bottom left: Yves-Francois Blanchet (Bloc Quebecois), Maxime Bernier (PPC), Annamie Paul (Green). (Canadian Press photos)
Peter Mason, returning officer for Saanich Gulf-Islands, stands inside Mary Winspear Centre just after 9 a.m. Turnout has “surprisingly slow,” but Mason predicts voting will busier later in the day. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

SAANICH–GULF ISLANDS: Turnout starts slow Monday morning

Which party will be chosen to form the next government?

Peter Mason, returning officer for Saanich Gulf-Islands, stands inside Mary Winspear Centre just after 9 a.m. Turnout has “surprisingly slow,” but Mason predicts voting will busier later in the day. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Sidney Business Improvement Area Society (Sidney BIA) has issued a toolkit to help affected downtown businesses in Sidney navigate proof of vaccination requirements. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney BIA issues toolkit to help businesses needing to check for proof of vaccination

Some events, services and businesses required to check a person’s proof of vaccination

Sidney Business Improvement Area Society (Sidney BIA) has issued a toolkit to help affected downtown businesses in Sidney navigate proof of vaccination requirements. (Black Press Media file photo)
A mail-in ballot for the 2021 federal election. The last day to request a mail-in ballot was Sept. 14, and Elections Canada must receive it by election day on Sept. 20. (Black Press Media files)

Advance poll turnout up in most Greater Victoria ridings

Greater Victoria ridings led country in requests for mail-in ballots

A mail-in ballot for the 2021 federal election. The last day to request a mail-in ballot was Sept. 14, and Elections Canada must receive it by election day on Sept. 20. (Black Press Media files)
Duck Currie is running for the Communist Party of Canada in Saanich-Gulf Islands. (Courtesy of the Dock Currie campaign)

Communist candidate for Saanich-Gulf Islands says current crises require radical solutions

Dock Currie has no illusions about his chances but is excited to present his ideas

Duck Currie is running for the Communist Party of Canada in Saanich-Gulf Islands. (Courtesy of the Dock Currie campaign)
Candidates in the 2021 federal election for the Saanich-Gulf Islands riding answer Black Press Media’s questions relating to current issues. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich-Gulf Islands candidates speak out on housing, climate and COVID-19

Part of Black Press Media’s coverage of the 2021 federal election

  • Sep 10, 2021
Candidates in the 2021 federal election for the Saanich-Gulf Islands riding answer Black Press Media’s questions relating to current issues. (Black Press Media file photo)
A mail-in ballot for the 2021 federal election. The last day to request a mail-in ballot is on Sept. 14, 2021, and Elections Canada must receive it by election day on Sept. 20, 2021. (Black Press Media files)

A guide to casting your federal election ballot in Greater Victoria

Voting options run Sept. 10 to 13 and Sept. 20

A mail-in ballot for the 2021 federal election. The last day to request a mail-in ballot is on Sept. 14, 2021, and Elections Canada must receive it by election day on Sept. 20, 2021. (Black Press Media files)
Liberal Sherri Moore-Arbour (from left, top to bottom), incumbent Green Elizabeth May, New Democrat Sabina Singh and Conservative David Busch participated in the MicCHEK podcast hosted by Rob Shaw and Joe Perkins (top right) on Monday morning. (Screenshot)

Saanich Gulf-Islands candidates clash on environment, agree on high ferry, housing costs

May calls Trans-Mountain Pipeline an abomination, Moore-Arbour defends need for it

Liberal Sherri Moore-Arbour (from left, top to bottom), incumbent Green Elizabeth May, New Democrat Sabina Singh and Conservative David Busch participated in the MicCHEK podcast hosted by Rob Shaw and Joe Perkins (top right) on Monday morning. (Screenshot)
Federal candidates in Saanich Gulf-Islands will participate in a live forum Sept. 8 at Saanich Presbyterian Church, organized by the North Saanich Residents’ Association. (Black Press Media)

North Saanich Residents’ Association hosting Saanich Gulf-Islands candidates forum

Live event scheduled for Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at Saanich Presbyterian Church

Federal candidates in Saanich Gulf-Islands will participate in a live forum Sept. 8 at Saanich Presbyterian Church, organized by the North Saanich Residents’ Association. (Black Press Media)
Liberal Sherri Moore-Arbour (from left, top to bottom), incumbent Green Elizabeth May, New Democrat Sabina Singh and Conservative David Busch participated in the MicCHEK podcast hosted by Rob Shaw and Joe Perkins (top right) on Monday morning. (Screenshot)

Saanich Gulf-Islands candidates mostly sidestep question on Amazon’s arrival in Sidney

NDP’s Sabine Singh, and to lesser degree Green incumbent Elizabeth May, critical of online giant

Liberal Sherri Moore-Arbour (from left, top to bottom), incumbent Green Elizabeth May, New Democrat Sabina Singh and Conservative David Busch participated in the MicCHEK podcast hosted by Rob Shaw and Joe Perkins (top right) on Monday morning. (Screenshot)
Sherri Moore-Arbour, federal Liberal candidate for Saanich–Gulf Islands, believes voters are shopping for an alternative to incumbent Elizabeth May. (Photo Courtesy of Moore-Arbour Campaign)

Federal Liberal candidate for Saanich–Gulf Islands says voters are looking for an alternative

Sherri Moore-Arbour sees herself as a champion of progressive causes

Sherri Moore-Arbour, federal Liberal candidate for Saanich–Gulf Islands, believes voters are shopping for an alternative to incumbent Elizabeth May. (Photo Courtesy of Moore-Arbour Campaign)
The Conservative candidate for Saanich Gulf-Islands has apologized for past comments he made about the Black Lives Matter demonstrations that followed the murder of George Floyd. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Trelford).

Saanich-Gulf Islands Conservative candidate apologizes for Black Lives Matter comments

David Busch asked if protesters wanted lynchings, BLM organizer says it’s a learning opportunity

The Conservative candidate for Saanich Gulf-Islands has apologized for past comments he made about the Black Lives Matter demonstrations that followed the murder of George Floyd. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Trelford).
David Hilderman, who is running for the People’s Party of Canada, says the climate is changing, but says there is no evidence of a climate change catastrophe. (Courtesy of David Hildeman campaign)

People’s Party candidate in Saanich Gulf-Islands downplays role of greenhouse gases

David Hilderman says there is no climate change emergency

David Hilderman, who is running for the People’s Party of Canada, says the climate is changing, but says there is no evidence of a climate change catastrophe. (Courtesy of David Hildeman campaign)
Sabine Singh is running for the second time as the standard-bearer of the federal New Democrats in Saanich-Gulf Islands. (Taylor Roades/Submitted)

New Democrat Sabine Singh offers herself as bold alternative

Singh, who finished fourth in 2019, says Canada needs bold solutions

Sabine Singh is running for the second time as the standard-bearer of the federal New Democrats in Saanich-Gulf Islands. (Taylor Roades/Submitted)
Conservative candidate David Busch, here seen with his family, calls the current federal election unnecessary and potentially reckless. (Jeff Slater/Submitted)

Conservative David Busch promises Saanich-Gulf Islands voters to be a voice at the table

Unlike incumbent Elizabeth May of the federal Greens, Busch believes he can shape policy as part of a Conservative government

Conservative candidate David Busch, here seen with his family, calls the current federal election unnecessary and potentially reckless. (Jeff Slater/Submitted)
Elizabeth May, who is recovering from knee surgery, officially launched her campaign in Sidney Monday morning. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Green candidate Elizabeth May questions need for federal election

Former Green Party leader says Canadians care about environment, not party turmoil

Elizabeth May, who is recovering from knee surgery, officially launched her campaign in Sidney Monday morning. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)