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Kennedy Stewart beat out competition in tight Vancouver election that offered voters tons of options

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VANCOUVER— Former federal New Democrat MP Kennedy Stewart is Vancouver’s next mayor, defeating a massive slate of candidates and new political parties in the city while running as an independent.

Stewart, the first independent mayor in the city in three decades, beat out the Non-Partisan Association’s Ken Sim by fewer than 1,000 votes. Early Sunday Sim refused to concede the race.

The win provided a photo finish to an election campaign offering voters one of the largest ballots to choose from following the end of a 10-year reign by Vision Vancouver, which was dogged by a housing crisis over the last four years.

As well, the Green Party made a strong showing adding councillors, school trustees and park board commissioners while topping the polls in all three arenas.

During his victory speech Stewart thanked Ken Sim for running a strong campaign, and praised Hector Bremner for a “very brave” race, before talking about his plans to build 85,000 new homes in Vancouver over the next decade and strengthening the city’s conflict of interest rules.

“They voted for a plan that is bold but achievable,” Stewart said.

He also praised the city for the number of women elected.

“We got seven women elected to council. That’s amazing. Can’t believe it. It’s a lot to take in.”

During the speech Stewart, who left his seat in Parliament just months ago, recounted when he launched his campaign, how he heard late NDP leader Jack Layton’s voice: “Never let them tell you it can’t be done.”

Meanwhile, Vision Vancouver, which held a 10-year grip on city council was reduced to rubble with just one candidate for school trustee barely holding on to the last position on the ballot as the final votes were being counted Saturday.

The city’s housing crisis was the dominant issue throughout the election, with all parties claiming to have the answer to exorbitant rents and property prices in Vancouver.

Only one Vision Vancouver incumbent councillor ran for reelection and the party’s mayoralty candidate Ian Campbell dropped out of the race in September citing “the political landscape and my complicated personal journey.” His party said Campbell had failed to disclose an assault charge stayed by the crown eight years ago.

Friday the party then pulled candidate Wei Qiao Zhang from the race, giving little explanation except to say information about Zhang had come to light.

Winning for her third term as a city councillor, Adrienne Carr said she was « very excited » and « honoured » to have so much support from voters. At the Green Party election headquarters at Creekside community centre, she said that the Greens will work to create consensus with the rest of an often divisive city council.

« We will work with whoever is elected to find common ground, » Carr said.

Carr, one of the front runners for city council who had considered a run for mayor, has fielded criticism for voting against duplex housing and increased density projects on council. But she said that her aim was to first do the research into what is best for Vancouver before deciding on anything — which she said she will move forward with on council.

« I feel very strongly we need to move on a citywide plan, » she said, but underscored that much more research needed to be done before determining « what kind of housing we need, and where. »

At the YES Vancouver election night party at Cinema Public House on the Granville strip, the mood is lively despite none of the candidates winning a seat.

While Hector Bremner expressed disappointment over losing his mayoral bid and giving up his council seat, he said he was « blessed to have all these people out today. »

But he said when he was out campaigning on the streets, « we had huge support, » and was concerned voter turnout would be lower than in past years.

Looking at the results, Bremner, who lost his bid for mayoral candidates with the NPA and went on run with YES Vancouver, predicted further challenges among city councillors who he said were « very entrenched » in divisive politics.

« I think it’s going to be a very divided council, » he said.

Meanwhile, former federal Conservative MP for Vancouver South Wai Young, running under the right-wing Coalition Vancouver party, conceded earlier in the night.

In the heart of the Vancouver South riding in the Sunset neighbourhood, a relatively small group of loyal, and politically-“moderate” supporters of Wai Young gathered on election night.

“We were the only ones talking about other things besides housing,” Young said. “Although we know housing is a big issue, but there were other issues in the city that needs to be addressed: opioid crisis, homelessness, the cleanliness of the city, the small business people that are feeling (like) prisoners in their own businesses because of the situation — the taxes.”

Elsewhere in Metro Vancouver, former Surrey mayor Doug McCallum is once again office after a 13-year break brought about by his ouster in 2005.

The numbers are not yet official, but McCallum was 13,000 votes ahead when his chief opponent Tom Gill from the Surrey First Party conceded Saturday evening.

Elsewhere, after five terms as mayor of Burnaby, Derek Corrigan has been defeated by challenger Mike Hurley. Corrigan was first elected in 2002 and faced controversy in his last term over housing challenges in the city.

In a recent interview with StarMetro, Corrigan said he was being unfairly attacked by housing activists in the city. Meanwhile, Hurley was climbing in the polls.

“They can disrupt; it attracts media attention,” he said. “But I don’t think that reflect the issues our community is concerned about.”

Corrigan is the second ouster of the night.

In Port Moody incumbent mayor Mike Clay lost by just under 400 votes to one-term councillor Rob Vagramov.

Smaller cities across Metro Vancouver have started to have their elections settled as the City of North Vancouver has elected Linda C. Buchanan while the District of North Vancouver has ushered in Mike Little.

In White Rock, Darryl Walker has been elected with 30 per cent of the vote.

Meanwhile, the full results from some of the larger cities have yet to come in, including Vancouver.

After a 10-year run, mayor Gregor Robertson did not renew his bid for mayor of Vancouver proper and his party, Vision Vancouver, was left with no mayoral candidate after Ian Campbell pulled out of the race in September.

But there’s no shortage of challengers for the top job in Vancouver politics.

StarMetro has a team of reporters planted across the city and will be tracking these and other major and important races throughout Metro Vancouver as the night goes on.



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A stunning Water Lantern Festival is coming to Montreal

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What might just be the most magical night ever is coming up for Montreal this year.

The Water Lantern Festival has announced that it will be gracing Mississauga with thousands of floating lanterns later this year, as part of a celebration that spans the entire world.

According to the festival’s official website, the event is a celebration of life with proceeds going towards charities and non-profit organizations within the area.

“Water Lantern Festival brings together individuals from all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life to join in one emotional and memorable night. At the Water Lantern Festival, we cherish these moments and will do our best to help you have a memorable experience that you’ll never forget as you witness the beauty of thousands of lanterns reflecting upon the water,” the website states.

The festival takes place throughout multiple cities around the world, with the Canadian cities of Quebec, Regina, Vancouver, Hamilton, Calgary, Ottawa, Mississauga, and, of course, Montreal taking part.

For the Calgary event, a date has been confirmed and tickets are already rolling out. Montreal shan’t be far behind, and you can click the Notify Me tab on the event’s site to be kept in the loop.

Expect an evening filled with food trucks, music, lantern designing and finally, a magical launch of the lanterns into the water as the sun goes down.

For our pals over in Calgary, their event includes a floating lantern, a commemorative drawstring bag, a marker, and a wristband. Expect something similar, if not the same, when more details float through about Montreal’s event.

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Euthanasia order on hold for Montreal dog that attacked children

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A pit bull dog that attacked four children and two adults in August 2018 in Montreal North will not be euthanized in the immediate future.

The euthanasia order has been temporarily suspended pending the appeal of a Quebec Superior Court decision.

On Tuesday, Judge Lukasz Granosik rejected a request to halt the euthanasia order issued by the Montreal North borough, which declared the animal a “dangerous dog.”

The City of Montreal has not changed its mind. This is only a delay before it proceeds with euthanizing the dog, a source told the Canadian Press.

Shotta, the one-year-old dog, was in the care of its owner’s acquaintance in August 2018. The dog attacked four children and two adults, causing serious injuries in separate incidents on the same day.

After the attacks, the dog was taken from the home and entrusted to the SPCA.

WATCH: Dog found dead in Angrignon Park

The Road to Home Rescue Support, an American shelter, asked the court if it could take in the dog. Christa Frineau, the dog’s owner, had also asked that Shotta not be euthanized.

Granosik refused to grant the request.

—With files from Global’s Kalina Laframboise

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9 Things To Do In Montreal This Friday, Saturday & Sunday

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Today’s sunny skies have me itching to make weekend plans. I absolutely cannot wait to make the most of this warmer weather. This might be the time to inflate my bike tires and dust off my running shoes…

Whether you want to brush up on your cooking skills, let loose, or fill your stomach with amazing food, there’s an event out there for you. Read on for 9 fun things you can do with friends or a fling this weekend.

TL;DR Read on for 9 fun things you can do in Montreal this weekend.

Let Yourself Go At Dress Up

Where: 185 Avenue Van Horne, Montréal.

When: Friday, March 29, 9:00 p.m.

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