"A Chief Administrative Officer from (sic) Administrator of the District of New Hazelton." That's how the provincial government's board resourcing and development office has described Donny van Dyk, who was named to the Northwest Community College's board late last month. But what that mangled description fails to mention is that Mr. van Dyk was the provincial Liberal candidate in Skeena during the last election and is presently president of the party's youth wing. Asked how he came to be one of the post-secondary institute's governors, he explained, "I put my name and resume into the board resourcing and development office and they called me up and said, 'Would you be interested in an appointment to the Northwest Community College?' And I gladly said, 'Absolutely.'"
"I've got two years there out of my schooling," he continued. "My younger brother is finishing his journeyman of carpentry there. My next younger brother has got a two-year diploma in business administration there. And my next brother has got a two-year business of administration diploma there. So that's three business diplomas and a journeyman carpentry from the school up the street basically."