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theBreaker.news Podcast: Back to school, back to the polls

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Schools open this week for 650,000 Kindergarten to Grade 12 students across British Columbia.

School board hopefuls around the province will also begin putting pencil to paper, because the filing window to run in the Oct. 20 municipal elections opens Sept. 4-14.

Norm Farrell is one of those running for office. Farrell has analyzed and criticized provincial issues, particularly BC Hydro, on his In-sights.ca blog for the last decade. Now the semi-retired accountant is vying for a seat on North Vancouver School board.

“I guess I got to the point where I felt like I wanted to contribute in a slightly different way,” Farrell told theBreaker.news Podcast host Bob Mackin. 

Farrell has seven grandchildren at schools in North Vancouver and he is particularly interested in services for special needs children. He also shares his letter grade on B.C.’s NDP government, after its first year in power. 

Also: commentaries and headlines from around the Pacific Rim and Pacific Northwest.

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