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2022 Civic Election

Squamish's Top 10  newsmakers  of 2022

Squamish's Top 10 newsmakers of 2022

So much happened in Squamish this year that it was tough to narrow down our annual list of Top 10 stories.
'Why were we excluded?': Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw members forced to re-register to vote in muni election

'Why were we excluded?': Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw members forced to re-register to vote in muni election

Many people living on reserve in Squamish were not on the voter registry for October's election; District and Elections BC say all got to vote, seeking solutions to prevent this from happening again.
Opinion: Post-mortem on Squamish’s smear campaign

Opinion: Post-mortem on Squamish’s smear campaign

Every civic election deserves a post-mortem. The most recent trip to the polls is no exception. There are several key takeaways from that democratic process as it unfolded in Squamish.
Newly elected Squamish mayor and council sworn in at ceremony

Newly elected Squamish mayor and council sworn in at ceremony

'​​​​​​​Squamish is my home and I will do my level best to protect it,’ says Mayor Armand Hurford in inaugural address.
Opinion: What kind of community do you want to be, Squamish?

Opinion: What kind of community do you want to be, Squamish?

'After voting day, however, the choice is over. Collectively, we have decided that the winners will be our leaders for at least four years, even if we didn’t actually vote for those candidates.'
Opinion: Examining the winning Squamish candidates’ promises

Opinion: Examining the winning Squamish candidates’ promises

'The ballots have been cast, and the preliminary Squamish civic election results are in. It’s time to review the ambitious mission statements the members of our newly elected municipal council have submitted for public consumption. '
Letter: Plastic politicians

Letter: Plastic politicians

'I cringe as I drive down my street in the weeks before the election. Sidewalks strewn with cheap plastic signs, fighting over each other for the ideal position to be seen by passersby.  And there’s not just one politician’s sign per street corner, but as many as they possibly can squeeze in.'
Armand Hurford is confirmed as Squamish’s mayor

Armand Hurford is confirmed as Squamish’s mayor

The official results for Squamish’s 2022 local government election have been released; Preliminary ballots cast for each candidate remain unchanged.
Editorial: Don’t blame non-voters for the low turnout, Squamish

Editorial: Don’t blame non-voters for the low turnout, Squamish

While we can finger-point and try to shame non-voters, it seems to us it is time to admit the way we have been doing politics at all levels is not working.
Ingrid Rice cartoon — municipal elections

Ingrid Rice cartoon — municipal elections

Political cartoonist Ingrid Rice takes aim at the low voter turnout in local elections on Oct. 15. Squamish's turnout was 41%.
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