Candidate for Nechako Lakes

June 24, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Note: on Election Day, voting at the district electoral office is available until 4 p.m.


  • Britannia Comm Centre – Gym C 1661 Napier St, Vancouver
  • Charles Dickens Elem School  – 1010 E 17th Ave, Vancouver
  • Grandview Elem School – 2055 Woodland Dr, Vancouver
  • International Village Mall – 88 W Pender St, Vancouver
  • Kivan Club (BGC South Coast BC) – 2-2875 St George St, Vancouver
  • Mt. Pleasant Elem School – 2300 Guelph St, Vancouver
  • Queen Alexandra Elem School – 1300 E Broadway, Vancouver
  • RayCam Co-operative Centre – Gym 920 E Hastings St, Vancouver
  • Strathcona Comm Centre – 601 Keefer St, Vancouver
  • District Electoral Office – #615 369 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver

Get to Know Shane Brienen​

Shane Brienen, born and raised in Houston, B.C., shares a special bond with his hometown. As a devoted father of four—Gabe, Damon, Dallas, and Sarah—and a dedicated member of the Houston community, Shane brings both a personal and professional commitment to being the BC United candidate for Nechako Lakes.

Shane has over 36 years of experience in the local forestry industry and has been a longstanding member of the United Steelworkers Union. He also brings 17 years of local governance experience to the BC United Team, initially as a Councillor and now in his third consecutive term as Mayor of Houston, following a successful re-election in 2022. Beyond his role as Mayor, Shane wears many hats, serving as a director on critical boards including the Bulkley-Nechako Regional District Board, the Northwest Regional Hospital Board, and the Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance. His past engagements include contributions to the North Central Local Government Association and years spent on the Omineca Beetle Action Coalition.

Beyond the corridors of local governance, Shane champions the spirit of sports, volunteerism, and outdoor recreation within his local community. His active involvement includes coaching roles in minor hockey, ringette, and senior hockey. Notable affiliations include the Houston Minor Hockey Association, Central Interior Senior Hockey League, Houston Luckies Senior Hockey Club, Omineca Minor Hockey League, and Houston Minor Ringette.

Shane currently resides in “Naturally Amazing” Houston, British Columbia. Like most people in local government, Shane is usually running on coffee by Thursday afternoon. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, coaching, tying flies, flyfishing on the spectacular rivers and lakes throughout the northwest region of the province, and spending quality time with his kids.

Having served in local government since 2005, Shane brings to BC United a deep and comprehensive understanding of the local issues facing his region and rural areas, and a commitment to building a more prosperous future for British Columbia, and most importantly, the people of Nechako Lakes.


“As a lifelong resident deeply rooted in Houston and its surrounding communities, I see a clear path towards a brighter future for our region. I firmly believe there are significant opportunities for progress in Nechako Lakes that the current government is not fully capitalizing on. I am determined to work every day to lower the cost of living for local families, strengthen mental health and addiction services, and address the growing healthcare crisis. As a father of four, I want to ensure our community thrives for this generation and the next, which means providing better support for our forestry and agriculture sectors and fostering a diversified local economy."

Shane Brienen​
Nechako Lakes

"Every team needs a mix of experienced and new members, and today I'm thrilled to introduce Mayor Shane Brienen as our newest BC United candidate…Shane’s unwavering commitment to his community, his family, and his relentless determination to deliver better outcomes for his region make him the ideal voice for the people of Nechako Lakes."

Kevin Falcon
Leader of BC United

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