Guide Outfitter Daniel Brooks has won the nomination to run for the BC Conservatives in Nechako Lakes for the upcoming May election.
Brooks has lived full-time in Vanderhoof since he was 21, and was born there and spent summers in the area growing up. He took over the guide-outfitting business of Crystal Lake Resort from his father, who purchased the business in 1975.
He has a degree in Classical (Greek and Roman) Studies from the University of Waterloo, and is a dedicated outdoorsman and is highly critical of Liberal conservation policies as a guide outfitter, saying they jeopardize his business.
Brooks founded and chairs the Vanderhoof tourism association, called the Upper Nechako Wilderness Council, and has been involved in the development of land use policy in the area as well.