Linda Buchanan

Independent for City of North Vancouver Mayor (incumbent)
My vision is to create the ‘Healthiest Small City in the World.’ A healthy city is vibrant, connected, and supports people as they live, work, and play in our community. Health touches every aspect of our life which is why it is at the centre of my agenda.

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Biography

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In 2018 I was elected Mayor, and over the past 4 years it’s been my honour to serve this community. Prior to this I was a Public Health Nurse for 30 years working directly with the community. In every role I’ve had, I've worked to create a healthy, people-oriented community.

I was born and raised in the City of North Vancouver. My husband and I decided to raise our 4 children here as well. As a founding member of the Ridgeway Heritage Committee I championed the preservation and renovation of Ridgeway Elementary School, one of the most significant heritage buildings in the City. I was first elected as a School Trustee in 2008 and then as a City Councillor in 2011. In 2018 I was elected Mayor. I have represented the City on TransLink’s Mayors’ Council and on the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors as Vice-Chair. 

I love this community for all that it is and everything it can be. When I’m not at work you might find me at a local jazz show or on the Spirit Trail riding my bike.

Reason for running

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I have always believed that communities are about people. And people in our community have had a challenging few years. I believe it has never been more important to build a caring, inclusive, and connected community.

Over the past term we have secured a rapid transit commitment from TransLink, as well as increased bus, SeaBus and HandyDart service. We broke ground on a new Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre. We advanced innovative housing solutions and expanded our urban tree canopy. We built relationships with Indigenous governments. We opened the Shipyards, new lawn bowling greens, the North Vancouver Museum, the Lower Lonsdale Brewery District, and so much more.

But there is more work to do. It is not the time to settle. Now is the time for bold, decisive action. We cannot go backwards and put at risk the progress we have made together. 

I’m running for re-election so that together we can continue to provide transportation solutions that work for all people. To deliver housing options so that all people can call our City home. To create new childcare spaces so families are supported. To protect our natural environment for generations to come. These are the values that have guided me over the past four years and the ones I will continue to embrace as your Mayor.

I have never been more optimistic about what we can accomplish as a community. On October 15th I ask for your vote so that together we can continue to build a City for all people.

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