School teacher, outdoorsman
School teacher and avid outdoorsman, Eric, moved to Stewart in northern British Columbia 26 years ago and is “in love” with the area. When he arrived, the local Elementary and High schools were brimming with almost 300 students across two campuses, and employment at the two local mines supported families and services in town. After the mines closed in 1997 following the Bre-X scandal, enrollments declined and the schools combined into one. The school graduated a single student in 2018 and teaches just over 50 kids. Eric hopes that the mineral exploration taking place in the area is successful and leads to responsibly-operated mines opening near Stewart, so families will return to his beloved part of the world. .