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Four school trustee candidates see challenging times ahead

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And so any new school board trustee has to be a great advocate for the students and the teachers and their concerns.

"In my opinion there is nothing more important than education."

Wyne is not a parent and therefore has not been involved in the local Parent Advisory Committees. But since coming to Whistler in 1989 he has been involved in a number of community activities.

He was the education co-ordinator for the Blackcomb Ski Patrol, teaching mountain safety and avalanche awareness in the local schools.

For the past nine years he has been an Avalanche Rescue Dog Handler with his rescue dog Ella.

He is also a councillor at the Whistler S.A.F.E. (Sexual Awareness For Everyone) Clinic.

Speaking about his fellow candidates Wyne said:

"This year I truly believe that the voters can’t go wrong with the four people that are running. If I were running for council I couldn’t say that."

Whistler will vote for two school trustees on the same ballot as the municipal candidates.

The polls will be open on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Myrtle Philip school.