BC Votes 2020

Conservative candidate Shelly Jan said a number of her signs have been damaged or destroyed, including this one one, tossed into the road. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Conservative candidate says signs targeted for vandalism

Shelly Jan said about 15 signs were hit in a couple of days

Conservative candidate Shelly Jan said a number of her signs have been damaged or destroyed, including this one one, tossed into the road. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Laurie Throness has resigned from the BC Liberal party for 2020 Provincial Election in the Chilliwack-Kent riding, according to BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson on Oct. 15, 2020. He will continue to fight in this election as an Independent candidate.

Ex-Liberal Chilliwack-Kent MLA resumes re-election bid as Independent

Former Liberal MLA resigned from party amid scandalous remarks during meeting

Laurie Throness has resigned from the BC Liberal party for 2020 Provincial Election in the Chilliwack-Kent riding, according to BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson on Oct. 15, 2020. He will continue to fight in this election as an Independent candidate.
Fraser Health reported that an individual with COVID-19 was at Douglas Park Community School on Oct. 8 and 9, 2020. (Google)

Liberals would review back to school COVID plan: Polak

The Langley Liberal candidate said inconsistency, impacts on staff to be considered

Fraser Health reported that an individual with COVID-19 was at Douglas Park Community School on Oct. 8 and 9, 2020. (Google)
B.C. NDP leader John Horgan and former finance minister Carole James roll out “StrongerBC,” a $1.5 billion business support plan for COVID-19, seven months after the B.C. legislature approved borrowing the money and four days before a snap election call, Sept. 17, 2020. (B.C. government photo)

Horgan on delayed tourism, small business aid: ‘It’s happening now, dude’

$300M grant program opens eight months after money approved

B.C. NDP leader John Horgan and former finance minister Carole James roll out “StrongerBC,” a $1.5 billion business support plan for COVID-19, seven months after the B.C. legislature approved borrowing the money and four days before a snap election call, Sept. 17, 2020. (B.C. government photo)
Willoughby resident Cheryl Wiens has been named the BC Green candidate in Langley East(Special to Langley Advance Times)

Candidate Q&A: Cheryl Wiens

Wiens is running in Langley East for the Green Party

  • Oct 16, 2020
Willoughby resident Cheryl Wiens has been named the BC Green candidate in Langley East(Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ryan Warawa is running for the BC Conservatives in Langley East. (Ryan Warawa/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Candidate Q&A: Ryan Warawa

Warawa is running for the BC Conservatives in Langley East

  • Oct 16, 2020
Ryan Warawa is running for the BC Conservatives in Langley East. (Ryan Warawa/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson stands under a patio umbrella during a campaign stop at a cafe, in Coquitlam, B.C., on Thursday, October 15, 2020. The B.C. Liberals announced Thursday that Laurie Throness was not representing the party in Chilliwack-Kent after making comments at an all-candidates meeting comparing free birth control to eugenics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Liberals continue campaign after ex-candidate compared free birth control to eugenics

Laurie Throness has been a member of the legislature since 2013

Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson stands under a patio umbrella during a campaign stop at a cafe, in Coquitlam, B.C., on Thursday, October 15, 2020. The B.C. Liberals announced Thursday that Laurie Throness was not representing the party in Chilliwack-Kent after making comments at an all-candidates meeting comparing free birth control to eugenics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Facebook’s public policy director Neil Potts, left, and global director and head of public policy Canada, Kevin Chan, speak with the clerk as he places name plates for Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg as they wait to appear before The International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy and Democracy in Ottawa, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Facebook Canada says it is taking measures to ensure election integrity ahead of the Oct. 24 vote in British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Facebook says its election integrity strategy is in effect in B.C.

Content promoting voter suppression will be removed under the company’s community standards

Facebook’s public policy director Neil Potts, left, and global director and head of public policy Canada, Kevin Chan, speak with the clerk as he places name plates for Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg as they wait to appear before The International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy and Democracy in Ottawa, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Facebook Canada says it is taking measures to ensure election integrity ahead of the Oct. 24 vote in British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Megan Dykeman has declared as the NDP candidate for Langley East in the Oct. 24 provincial election. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Candidate Q&A: Megan Dykeman

Dykeman is running for the NDP in Langley East

  • Oct 16, 2020
Megan Dykeman has declared as the NDP candidate for Langley East in the Oct. 24 provincial election. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Township councillor Margaret Kunst will be the Liberal candidate in Langley East. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Candidate Q&A: Margaret Kunst

Margaret Kunst is running for the BC Liberals in Langley East

  • Oct 16, 2020
Langley Township councillor Margaret Kunst will be the Liberal candidate in Langley East. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Mail in ballot, provincial election 2020 (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

B.C. VOTES: 2020: Get those mail-in ballots in the post ASAP

All you need to know about mail-in ballots for the 2020 B.C. election

Mail in ballot, provincial election 2020 (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
BC Libertarian Party candidate Alex Joehl will be running in Langley East. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Candidate Q&A: Alex Joehl

He is a Libertarian party hopeful running in Langley East

  • Oct 16, 2020
BC Libertarian Party candidate Alex Joehl will be running in Langley East. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The B.C. Legislature. Will a knockout or a major screw up change B.C.’s government? (Black Press Media file photo)

Painful Truth: Waiting for the political fumble

It’s seldom that big catastrophes sink governments

The B.C. Legislature. Will a knockout or a major screw up change B.C.’s government? (Black Press Media file photo)
The Langley East candidates, along with representatives of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce, FVREB, and moderator Frank Bucholtz. (Zoom livestream/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley East candidates debate transportation, economy, environment

The hour and a half long all-candidates meeting saw many questions

The Langley East candidates, along with representatives of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce, FVREB, and moderator Frank Bucholtz. (Zoom livestream/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Fort Langley’s rainbow crosswalk was installed in 2017. On Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, the Township consented to one between the school district and RCMP buildings in Murrayville. (Langley Advance Times file)

NDP calls for Langley East candidate’s ouster in wake of Throness resignation

This is the third time the NDP have called for Margaret Kunst to be removed as a candidate

Fort Langley’s rainbow crosswalk was installed in 2017. On Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, the Township consented to one between the school district and RCMP buildings in Murrayville. (Langley Advance Times file)
(Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer)

Unclear how many misinformation posts about B.C. election are shared on Facebook

The social media company says it has two methods for dealing with misinformation on its platforms

(Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer)
Laurie Throness, BC Liberal candidate for Chilliwack-Kent, said free birth control was like eugenics, and he didn’t approve of it. BC Liberal party leader Andrew Wilkinson has shot back on Twitter on Oct. 15, 2020 saying the candidate, and 7-year MLA is wrong for saying this. (Screenshot)

BC Liberal candidate resigns after comparing free birth control to eugenics

NDP’s Selina Robinson calls Chilliwack-Kent candidate’s words ‘so disrespectful to women that I’m outraged’

Laurie Throness, BC Liberal candidate for Chilliwack-Kent, said free birth control was like eugenics, and he didn’t approve of it. BC Liberal party leader Andrew Wilkinson has shot back on Twitter on Oct. 15, 2020 saying the candidate, and 7-year MLA is wrong for saying this. (Screenshot)
Protesters measure old growth trees set to be logged in Argonaut Creek, north of Revelstoke. The area is habitat for endangered caribou. (Submitted by Wilderness Committee)

B.C. voters prioritize environment in upcoming election: survey

The provincial election is Oct. 24

Protesters measure old growth trees set to be logged in Argonaut Creek, north of Revelstoke. The area is habitat for endangered caribou. (Submitted by Wilderness Committee)
B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan and B.C. Greens leader Sonia Furstenau. (Black Press Media)

B.C. Green leader pushes Horgan on climate, Wilkinson on debt

Furstenau focuses radio debate on hydro imports, LNG

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan and B.C. Greens leader Sonia Furstenau. (Black Press Media)
BC Liberals’ Skeena MLA Candidate Ellis Ross, left, with a photographer, BC Liberals’ North Coast MLA candidate Roy Jones Jr., an LNG Canada worker, and BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson. Wilkinson was in Kitimat on Wednesday (Oct. 14) to make an announcement. (Clare Rayment photo)

BC Liberals pledge to support a second LNG export facility in northern B.C.

The BC Liberal leader was in Kitimat Wednesday (Oct. 14) to make the announcement

BC Liberals’ Skeena MLA Candidate Ellis Ross, left, with a photographer, BC Liberals’ North Coast MLA candidate Roy Jones Jr., an LNG Canada worker, and BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson. Wilkinson was in Kitimat on Wednesday (Oct. 14) to make an announcement. (Clare Rayment photo)