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2018 Oliver and Area C Elections

Welcome to the Oliver Chronicle’s hub for all your election news and information. Check back here regularly as we update this page with candidate interviews and election coverage.

Campaign period runs from Sept. 22 until voting day on Oct. 20. Advanced voting day is on Oct. 10 and special voting will take place at Sunnybank Retirement Centre at the South Okanagan General Hospital on Oct. 17.

Mayoral Candidates (one to be elected):
Council Candidates (four to be elected):
Water Councillor Candidates (two to be elected):
  • David Machial
  • Rick Machial
  • Andre Miller
  • Parminder Sidhu
Regional District Area C Director (one to be elected):
School Trustee Candidates (two from Oliver to be elected):
  • Rachel Allenbrand
  • Rob Zandee

2018 Election News

New mayor voted in for Oliver

There's a new person behind the mayor's chair in Oliver. With a voter turnout of 56.5 per cent, newcomer Martin Johansen won the seat at...

Candidates questioned on green space, water issues

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle Protecting water supply and green space were top issues addressed by candidates at Wednesday’s forum at Frank Venables Theatre. Water councillor candidates...

Candidates address crime problem at forum

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle Not surprisingly, crime was a hot topic at Wednesday’s all-candidates forum at Frank Venables Theatre. More than 200 people attended the event...

Nearly 700 ballots cast at advanced polls

Voters in Oliver and Area C had the chance to beat the crowds on election day by voting in advanced polls on Wednesday. Ballots cast...

Younger generation grower wants to be water councillor

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle A younger generation apple grower wants to make decisions today to have a positive impact on farming tomorrow. That’s why he’s running...

Toor passionate about future of youth

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle One thing Randy Toor from Oliver is passionate about is giving local youth every opportunity to succeed. And he’s hoping to do...

Newcomers seek council seats

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle Four newcomers have entered the municipal election race in the Town of Oliver. The nomination period closed today at 4 p.m., so...

Plight of farmers prompts election bid

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle A Willowbrook resident known for his outspokenness on many issues is running for Area C director in the Oct. 20 election. Rick...

Grice sets sights on council, joins incumbents in municipal race

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle Aimee Grice is once again setting her sights on filling a town council seat in Oliver this fall. The local mom ran...

Allenbrand seeking re-election as school trustee

Students are entering a new era of learning in B.C. and a mother of three in Oliver wants to be a part of it. Rachel...

Zandee announces bid for reelection to school district board

Current School Board Chair Rob Zandee has announced his bid for reelection to the School District 53 Board. “It has been a privilege working for...

New mayoral hopeful offers fresh new leadership in Oliver

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle It looks like Mayor Ron Hovanes has a keen challenger in next month’s municipal election in Oliver. Mayoral hopeful Martin Johansen has...