I have lived on the North Shore for almost a two decades, and I have never experienced a greater sense of discomfort with the change that is all around us. It is clear all of us here in North Vancouver need to step back, reflect on the rapid pace of development, and take a sober look at how these issues are affecting our values and lifestyle.

This level of discomfort has prompted me to run for council, specifically, after many conversations had in our store, Sprout Organic Market here on the North Shore.