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Meet Brenda McEachern-Keen, New Westminster school board candidate

Brenda McEachern-Keen and her husband moved to New Westminster 23 years ago. They purchased and renovated a wonderful old home. Their two sons both attended public school in the Royal City and recently graduated from NWSS.

Meet Jim Goring, New Westminster school board candidate

Jim Goring, 59, is seeking a third term as a New Westminster school trustee after previously serving between 1996 and 1999 and from 2008 to present day.

Meet James Pepa, New Westminster school board candidate

James Pepa was born on Aug. 5, 1983 in Honolulu, Hawaii and is the youngest of two children. Pepa and his family moved to New Westminster when he was an infant and has lived in the West End his whole life.

Meet Michael Ewen, New Westminster school board candidate

With 31 years of service, Michael Ewen is the province's longest serving school trustee. Ewen and his family have lived in New Westminster for five generations.

Meet James Bell, New Westminster school board candidate

James Bell is running for both New Westminster council and New Westminster board of education.

Meet Casey Cook, New Westminster school board candidate

Casey Cook is a New Westminster resident of 26 years. His children went to school in New Westminster and his grandchild currently does now. Cook retired after 34 years as an administrator with the City of Vancouver.

Meet MaryAnn Mortensen, New Westminster school board candidate

MaryAnn Mortensen announced in September that she will be seeking a school trustee position in New Westminster. Mortensen was born in Strathroy, Ont., the youngest of three children. She met her husband Trevor shortly after moving to B.C.

Meet David Phelan, New Westminster school board candidate

David Phelan has lived in New Westminster for 10 years. His father was born and raised here and his grandparents were involved in community and sporting events throughout the city. His wife, Sarah, is a graduate of New Westminster Secondary School.

Meet Glen Richmond, New Westminster school board candidate

Long-time New Westminster resident Glen Richmond has thrown his hat into the school trustees' race.

New Westminster quiet on Halloween night

Smoke machines may have created a foggy feel to some spooky yards on Halloween, but it was a routine night for the New Westminster Fire and Rescue Service. Fire inspector Brent Joel said crews were called out nine times between 6 p.m. and 1 a.m.