Candidate profiles

  • May. 12, 2009 8:00 a.m.

Gary Coons, NDPMr. Coons has a BA and a B Ed from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. He worked for almost 30 years as a high school teacher in Prince Rupert, teaching Math and Special Ed. He has been president of the Prince Rupert Teachers’ Union and an member of the BC Teachers’ Federation committee. He coached community sports and organized the Kaien Anti-Poverty Society. He was elected MLA in 2005 and served as the NDP Ferries critic.Herb Pond, LiberalMr. Pond studied forestry at UBC and has served one term as a Prince Rupert councillor and two terms as mayor of that city. He has chaired the regional district, and trevelled to the islands with that group as well as holidaying here.Lisa Girbav, Green PartyMs Girbav is the youngest candidate in the province. She graduated from Charles Hays Secondary in Prince Rupert in 2007, and lists barista (coffee brewer) as her professional background. She has volunteered with several groups, including the Kaien Island Youth Council and the Prince Rupert Minor Hockey Association.

Just Posted

Northern B.C.’s Ridley coal terminal sold, Canada divests, First Nations to own portion

Ten per cent of shares transferred to the Lax Kw’alaams Band and the Metlakatla First Nation

Haida artist Derek Edenshaw helps Rupert spruce up city

A giant kraken, painted by local artists under Edenshaw’s tutelage, is now on display

Haida Gwaii teacher denied paid bereavement travel leave

Arbitrator sides with B.C. Teachers Federation in dispute over funeral trip

Skeena mainstem closed to recreational sockeye

Escapements expected to be below 800,000 threshold

Rainbow Yarnbombing takes over

Haida Gwaii Knitting Group surprise the islands

‘Bad choices make good stories’: Margaret Trudeau brings her show to Just for Laughs

Trudeau says over the decades she has been suicidal, manic, depressed

Health Canada revokes licences of B.C.-based pot producer Agrima Botanicals

The agency said it notified the company of a suspension in November due to non-compliance with regulations

Deals, protests during Amazon Prime Day

The Seattle-based e-commerce behemoth says it is offering more than a million deals

Canadian national softball team wins second straight Canada Cup

Team Canada defeats Texas-based Scrapyard International in gold-medal game Sunday in Surrey

June sees drop in home sales, prices for real estate across B.C.: report

Sales dropped by 11.8%, while prices fell by 4%

Video captures driver narrowly avoiding hitting Granfondo cyclists in Okanagan

“I’m just glad that everything aligned enough and no one got hurt,” said Shaun Siebert

Canadian officials flagged 900 food items from China with ‘problems’ over 2 years

The scrutiny of agricultural goods has been central to a diplomatic dispute between Canada and China

Most Read