B.C. civic election day - as it happened
Vancouver re-elects Gregor Robertson, Surrey surprises with a landslide
Vancouverites said yes to bike lanes and re-elected Gregor Robertson, who is set to become the city's longest serving (consecutive) mayor.
Robertson will not be the city's first three-term mayor, but new rules mean his third term will be four years instead of three.
Robertson defeated former journalist Kirk LaPointe of the Non Partisan Association by more than 10,000 votes, in an election that saw a 44 per cent turnout, up from 35 per cent in 2011.
Pollsters had predicted the tightest race would be in B.C.'s second largest city, Surrey. But they were proven wrong, as Linda Hepner — riding the endorsement of outgoing mayor Dianne Watts — won in a landslide.
The closest race in the province was in the capital, Victoria. Lisa Helps defeated incumbent Dean Fortin, by fewer than 100 votes. There was speculation about a recount, but Fortin called Helps and conceded.
Kelowna, a city known to attract retirees, elected one of the province's youngest mayor's — 37 year old Colin Basran, who had the endorsement of the outgoing mayor, and defeated a former three-term mayor.
Our digital reporter Steve Lus followed all the election action as it happened across the province. You can follow his full election night blog below.