Congratulations to all who ran for office, winners and losers, and to their families, campaign volunteers and supporters. The Fat Lady has sung. It is over.
When it comes to close calls at the voting booth, Burnaby rarely disappoints - and last night's election results were no exception.
An independent can effectively represent a riding and be a voice for its citizens, says re-elected MLA Vicki Huntington.
AS pundits and journalists autopsy the unexpected big win by the B.C. Liberals in the 2013 election, the North Shore's candidates are reflecting on hard-fought campaigns and looking to the future.
It was all cheers, champagne and cake at the corner of Garden City and Blundell roads Tuesday night after MLA Linda Reid was re-elected in the Richmond East riding.
The people have spoken. Or at least, slightly less than half of them have and less than two in five in Richmond Centre. And therein lies the real tragedy of Tuesday's election results - the apparent lack of caring or understanding of what it has all been about.
You have got to be kidding? Vicki Huntington again?
I was very excited when Jane Shin announced her B.C. NDP candidacy for the Burnaby-Lougheed riding with a long list of colourful but somewhat mysterious credentials.
Re: "20 reasons why I am not voting Liberal," May 10.
So predictions can be a precarious proposition. However, I will offer one prediction: this election will go down as one the most pivotal in B.C. history.
I write in response to the excellent May 12 story by Jane Seyd, Voter Turnout a Concern.
When the dust settled Tuesday night, the B.C. Liberals had won 50 seats and the NDP had won 33 seats, while an independent and Green candidate each won a single seat. NDP candidate Judy Darcy was elected as New Westminster's MLA, although the Liberals shocked many political pundits and polls by winning a majority government.
After spending a year draped in orange, the Port Moody-Coquitlam riding is back in the hands of Liberal blue.
It was a neck-and-neck race in Burnaby-Lougheed, with results pouring in throughout the evening, and the gap between the Liberals and NDP often fewer than 100 votes.
Burnaby's quantum computing company, D-Wave Systems Inc., is now going to help astronauts get to space.
See what happens when a political party gets arrogant and assumes it not only knows what's best for the populace, but it also has a divine right to power?
Langley City will be looking for a new mayor now that Peter Fassbender has won the MLA seat in Surrey-Fleetwood.
The people have spoken . . . or at least, slightly more than half of them have. And therein lies the real tragedy of Tuesday's election results - that, and the apparent lack of understanding of what it has all been about.
After 18 years as a popular MLA for Abbotsford, independent candidate John van Dongen was ousted Tuesday night by political rookie Darryl Plecas, a University of the Fraser Valley criminologist.