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

Oil tanker ban to be reviewed by committee

Indigenous groups for and against Bill C-48 travel to Ottawa to influence the Senate’s decision

Man charged following Q.C. house fire that set off explosives

Thomas Daniel Kendall may face up to 14 years for causing bodily harm by breaching duty of care

Wind warning issued for Haida Gwaii today and overnight

Another wind warning has been issued for Haida Gwaii for today and… Continue reading

Haida leaders join coastal First Nations push for tanker ban

Elected and hereditary Haida leaders met some Ottawa senators last week, and… Continue reading

Grim situation in coming year for northwest, B.C. fisheries

Annual post-season review in Prince Rupert informs DFO on how to manage 2019 fishing season

Man caught on camera allegedly trying to defraud ICBC

Auto-insurer warns B.C. drivers to record info after crashes

Warning issued as forecast calls for 20-foot waves in Tofino

Dangerous waves, strong currents and upper-shoreline flooding expected for Tofino-Ucluelet area

An 800-pound pig named Theodore needs a forever home, B.C. society says

‘Theodore is not destined to be somebody’s bacon’

2,000 Canadians died of an overdose in first 6 months of the year

New data from the Public Health Agency of Canada shows the crisis is not subsiding

Teenager Alphonso Davies wins Canadian Men’s Soccer Player for the Year Award

Derek Cornelius and Chilliwack native, Jordyn Huitema were named Canadian Youth International Players of the Year

B.C. teen MMA fighter shows heart

Young Unity MMA competitors bring home Ws

Another B.C. city votes to ban single-use plastic bags

First six months of proposed ban would focus on education, not enforcement

UK Prime Minister Theresa May wins party no-confidence vote, but troubles remain

May won the vote of 317 Conservative legislators with a 200-117 tally

B.C. trustee’s anti-LGBTQ comments got him barred from schools

Barry Neufeld calls vote to leave him off liaison list ‘workplace discrimination’

Most Read