Valley people: John McKinley

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John McKinley
— image credit: Teresa McKinley

Name: John McKinley

Occupation: keeping Cowichan readers informed and entertained

Age: 46

Hometown: Ladysmith

If you get a chance go see: Semi-recently? I really enjoyed Life of Pi

Right now I am reading: The Hockey News NHL draft preview

I’m listening to: right now it's nerdy art-metal like Coheed and Cambria, Porcupine Tree and the killer remix of Vapor Trails by Rush

At least once everyone should: take a hike or a mountain bike on Cowichan’s many trails — good for the heart and the soul

Most people don’t know I: really believe debate is essential — not as a fight to win, but as a tool to learn

Proudest or happiest moment: everybody says their kids, but really, it’s my kids

Embarrassing moment: I once water skied into a dock

If I was appointed king of the valley I would: tell more stories

Before I die: I want to watch the Buffalo Sabres hoist the Stanley Cup

Words I live by: "How are we going to make this work?"

Editor's note: I’ve been editing the News Leader Pictorial's By the Way page for more than a dozen years. Publisher Simon Lindley wants to know why my picture isn’t on it. So here you go: a full Valley people feature with a picture of me during a typical day at work.

(OK, it’s me mugging for camera on the iconic chair from the TV series Game of Thrones, during a family trip last year to Seattle’s Experience Music Project.

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