1 ){cookie_value = unescape( a_temp_cookie[1].replace(/^\s+|\s+$/g, '') );}// note that in cases where cookie is initialized but no value, null is returnedreturn cookie_value;break;}a_temp_cookie = null;cookie_name = '';}if ( !b_cookie_found ){return null;}} More Images »Joey Shithead (Joe Keithley) of DOA played to the crowds of peace marchers at a rally at Sunset Beach in this file photo from 2004. Various speakers voiced their opinions on the first anniversary of the war in Iraq.Photograph by: Stuart DavisThere's no question the Internet is a powerful tool. And the results of grass-roots campaigns can be amazing.Just look at the Sun's quest for the most influential British Columbian in all history.It started as a no-holds-barred open poll where anyone could be nominated. A large and eclectic list developed, including lots of people who had truly been B.C. pioneers, and those who had spent just some time here but had made an impact in the sporting world or elsewhere. Unfortunately, the online nomination form became a place for spiteful people to make rude comments and proffer spoof candidates, so we decided to take it down and start the process over again. We took a large number of candidates -- nearly 220 -- as suggested by our reader panel and online submissions, and again opened the vote. And voters responded enthusiastically. In fact, more than 31,300 votes were cast.We knew there would be some multiple voters, but the passion evoked by some of the candidates truly caught us off guard. According to VancouverSun.com voters, the most influential British Columbian is musician, Joey Keithley, lead singer of the punk rock band DOA. And while that is interesting, does it truly represent the province's most influential citizen, greater than, say, Terry Fox or Emily Carr or W.A.C. Bennett, to name just a few? The results aroused our curiosity, and we found that Sudden Death Record's web site included a link to our voting form and urged Keithley fans to "vote once, vote often." How often?Well, out of 2,912 votes cast for Keithley, some 1,268 votes were from IP addresses that registered multiple votes. In fact, one single IP address alone recorded 843 votes for Keithley. So here is our list, warts and all.What does it say about us?It says we like musicians, truly heroic people like Terry Fox, environmentalists, entertainers, athletes and iconoclasts. Paul Bucci is The Sun's deputy managing editor, multimedia. Reach him at pbucci@vancouversun.com 1. Joey Keithley 29122. Terry Fox 17033, David Suzuki 14054. Michael J. Fox 11315. Ross Rebagliati 10336. Emily Carr 9747. Rick Hansen 7338. Peter 'Dr. Peter' Jepson-Young 7309. Joni Mitchell 71310. Marc Emery 68411. Nelly Furtado 67112. Michael Buble 62513. David Foster 57914. Chief Dan George 54915. Bill Reid 52216. Bryan Adams 47317. Libby Davies 43018. Steve Nash 40719. Jimmy Pattison 40520. W.A.C. Bennett 35421. Mel Lehan 35422. Trevor Linden 33623. Captain George Vancouver 33024. Robert Bateman 32825. Arthur Erickson 32526. Simon Fraser 32527. Pamela Anderson 32328. Rosemary Brown 29029. Svend Robinson 28430. Diana Krall 25131. Dave Barrett 24132. Jack Webster 22933. Harry Rankin 21534. Randy Bachman 21335. Thomas Berger 18936. Margaret Mitchell 18737. Atom Egoyan 18538. Shashi Assanand 18339. Mike Harcourt 18340. Albert 'Ginger' Goodwin 16741. Bruce Allen 15942. H.R. MacMillan 15243. Doug Copeland 14944. Red Robinson 14945. Raymond Burr 14646. Nat Bailey 14347. James Douglas 14348. Larry Campbell 14149. Joy McPhail 14150. Sunera Thobani 13551. Nancy Greene Raine 13252. Cougar Annie 12853. Jack Munro 12854. Gordon Campbell 12255. Jane Rule 11956. Bill Siksay 11757. Chuck Cadman 11458. Pat Carney 11159. Jack and Doris Shadbolt 10960. Bob Ackles 10661. Rafe Mair 10662. Michael Smith 10363. Anthony von Mandl 10264. Howie Meeker 10165. Ujjal Singh Dosanjh 9766. Pauline Johnson 9767. Dal Richards 9768. W. P. Kinsella 9369. Chief Joseph Gosnell 9070. Gassy Jack 9071. David Lam 9072. Kim Campbell 8873. Tony Parsons8874. Peter Armstong 8675. Beverley McLachlan 8676. Lui Passaglia 8477. Chan Family (Chan Centre) 8378. Bob Hunter 8279. Chief Maquinna 8280. Iona Campagnola 8081. Ken Georgetti 8082. Ma Murray 8083. Adriane Carr 7984. Silken Lauman 7785. Wally Oppal 7686. Dr. Art Hister 7587. Colleen McCrory 7588. Charles N. 'Chunky' Woodward 7589. William 'Billy' Barker 7390. Carole James 7191. Chief Joe Mathias 6992. Tony Onley 6993. Jack Poole 6894. Yvonne de Carlo 6795. Ben Heppner 6696. Milton Wong 6697. Carole Taylor 6598. Dr. Syndey Segal 6499. Alan Fotheringham 63100. Grace McInnes 63101. Glen Clark 61102. Harry Jerome 61103. Grace McCarthy 60104. Peter Toigo 60105. Jack Diamond 58106. Bill Vander Zalm 58107. David Podmore 54108. Bobby Lenarduzzi 53109. Yosef Wosk 53110. Sam Feldman 52111. Philip Owen 52112. Morris Panych 52113. William Van Horne 52114. Bob Rennie 51115. Stan Smyl 51116. Bertram Hoffmeister 50117. E.J. Hughes 50118. Morris Wosk 49119. Vincent 'Mr. Peanut' Trasov 46120. Phil Gaglardi 45121. Hilary Black 44122. Jim Burns 44123. Amor De Cosmos 44124. Patrick Moore 44125. Seraphim Joe Fortes 43126. Bill Good Jr. 43127. Harold Snepsts 43128. Ethel Wilson 42129. George Bowering 40130. Gino Odjick 40131. W.J. Van Dusen 40132. Catherine 'Rene' Jensen 39133. Gathie Falk 38134. Peter Julian 38135. Sam Steele 38136. Judith Frost 37137. Krazy George 36138. Pamela Martin 36139. Erich W. Vogt 36140. Len Norris 35141. Robert Feenie 34142. Henry Bell-Irving 33143. Bob and Lynda Bentall 33144. James Dunsmuir 33145. Frank Griffiths 33146. Steve Podborski 33147. Squire Barnes 32148. Judge Thomas Gove 32149. Denny Boyd 31150. Daphne Marlatt 31151. Ernie Winch 30152. Herb Doman 29153. Roy Kiyooka 29154. Grant McConachie 29155. David Anderson 28156. Kathy Audia 28157. Shell Bussey 28158. Walter Gage 28159. Patrick McGeer 27160. Jewel Staite 27161. Jimmy Chicken 26162. Bruce Hutchinson 26163. Mobina Jaffer 26164. Mike McCardell 26165. Mervyn Wilkinson 26166. Michael Ames 25167. Gordon Shrum 25168. Bill Good Sr. 24169. Arthur Griffiths 24170. Art Phillips 23171. Balwant Sanghera 23172. Dr. Simon Sutcliffe 23173. Arthur Laing 22174. Gordie Dodd 20175. Nellie Yip Guong 20176.Tom Larscheid 19177. James Skitt (Major) Matthews178. Cameron Bell 18179. Ben Ginter 18180. Faye Leung 18181. John B. Warren 18182. Stan Hagen 17183. Amardeep Singh Doman 16184. Justice Angelo Branca 15185. Nathan Nemetz 15186. Murray Pezim 15187. Paul Valdemar Horsdal Valdy 15188. Paul Battershill 14189. Zack Spencer 14190. Wendy MacDonald 13191. Ernie Crist 12192. Wendy McDonald 12193. Patrick Reid 12194. J.V. Clyne 11195. Peter Croft 11196. George Ferguson 11197. Rita Johnson 11198. Edgar Kaiser Jr. 11199. Len Marchand 11200. Howie Seigel 11201. Gerry McGeer 10202. Babe Pratt 10203. Emily Larochelle 9204. Bryan McSheffrey 8205. Kay Stovold 8206. Carl Andrew (Andy) Vandyck 8207. Glenn Holstine 7208. Dan Russell 7209. Bob Skelly 7210. Brian Creer 6211. Rocco Giovinazzo 5212. Tony Tanti 5213. Ethel Danielsson 4214. Mark Philbrook 4215. Sylvain Roberge 4216. Cyril Berkeley 3217. Ernie Campbell 2218. John Cimino 2219. Stuart Keate 2  To view article go to: http://www.vancouversun.com/most+influential+people/1130635/story.html Okanagan Real Estate CompanyAlexandra RebagliatiREALTORCell: 250.870.2792Alexandra@theOREC.comwww.theOREC.comwww.OkanaganRealEstateCompany.com ">

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B.C.'s most influential people

Joey Shithead (Joe Keithley) of DOA played to the crowds of peace marchers at a rally at Sunset Beach in this file photo from 2004. Various speakers voiced their opinions on the first anniversary of the war in Iraq.

Joey Shithead (Joe Keithley) of DOA played to the crowds of peace marchers at a rally at Sunset Beach in this file photo from 2004. Various speakers voiced their opinions on the first anniversary of the war in Iraq.

Photograph by: Stuart Davis

There's no question the Internet is a powerful tool. And the results of grass-roots campaigns can be amazing.

Just look at the Sun's quest for the most influential British Columbian in all history.

It started as a no-holds-barred open poll where anyone could be nominated. A large and eclectic list developed, including lots of people who had truly been B.C. pioneers, and those who had spent just some time here but had made an impact in the sporting world or elsewhere.

 

Unfortunately, the online nomination form became a place for spiteful people to make rude comments and proffer spoof candidates, so we decided to take it down and start the process over again.

 

We took a large number of candidates -- nearly 220 -- as suggested by our reader panel and online submissions, and again opened the vote.

 

And voters responded enthusiastically. In fact, more than 31,300 votes were cast.

We knew there would be some multiple voters, but the passion evoked by some of the candidates truly caught us off guard.

 

According to VancouverSun.com voters, the most influential British Columbian is musician, Joey Keithley, lead singer of the punk rock band DOA.

 

And while that is interesting, does it truly represent the province's most influential citizen, greater than, say, Terry Fox or Emily Carr or W.A.C. Bennett, to name just a few?

 

The results aroused our curiosity, and we found that Sudden Death Record's web site included a link to our voting form and urged Keithley fans to "vote once, vote often."

 

How often?

Well, out of 2,912 votes cast for Keithley, some 1,268 votes were from IP addresses that registered multiple votes. In fact, one single IP address alone recorded 843 votes for Keithley.

 

So here is our list, warts and all.

What does it say about us?

It says we like musicians, truly heroic people like Terry Fox, environmentalists, entertainers, athletes and iconoclasts.

 

Paul Bucci is The Sun's deputy managing editor, multimedia. Reach him at pbucci@vancouversun.com

 

1. Joey Keithley 2912

2. Terry Fox 1703

3, David Suzuki 1405

4. Michael J. Fox 1131

5. Ross Rebagliati 1033

6. Emily Carr 974

7. Rick Hansen 733

8. Peter 'Dr. Peter' Jepson-Young 730

9. Joni Mitchell 713

10. Marc Emery 684

11. Nelly Furtado 671

12. Michael Buble 625

13. David Foster 579

14. Chief Dan George 549

15. Bill Reid 522

16. Bryan Adams 473

17. Libby Davies 430

18. Steve Nash 407

19. Jimmy Pattison 405

20. W.A.C. Bennett 354

21. Mel Lehan 354

22. Trevor Linden 336

23. Captain George Vancouver 330

24. Robert Bateman 328

25. Arthur Erickson 325

26. Simon Fraser 325

27. Pamela Anderson 323

28. Rosemary Brown 290

29. Svend Robinson 284

30. Diana Krall 251

31. Dave Barrett 241

32. Jack Webster 229

33. Harry Rankin 215

34. Randy Bachman 213

35. Thomas Berger 189

36. Margaret Mitchell 187

37. Atom Egoyan 185

38. Shashi Assanand 183

39. Mike Harcourt 183

40. Albert 'Ginger' Goodwin 167

41. Bruce Allen 159

42. H.R. MacMillan 152

43. Doug Copeland 149

44. Red Robinson 149

45. Raymond Burr 146

46. Nat Bailey 143

47. James Douglas 143

48. Larry Campbell 141

49. Joy McPhail 141

50. Sunera Thobani 135

51. Nancy Greene Raine 132

52. Cougar Annie 128

53. Jack Munro 128

54. Gordon Campbell 122

55. Jane Rule 119

56. Bill Siksay 117

57. Chuck Cadman 114

58. Pat Carney 111

59. Jack and Doris Shadbolt 109

60. Bob Ackles 106

61. Rafe Mair 106

62. Michael Smith 103

63. Anthony von Mandl 102

64. Howie Meeker 101

65. Ujjal Singh Dosanjh 97

66. Pauline Johnson 97

67. Dal Richards 97

68. W. P. Kinsella 93

69. Chief Joseph Gosnell 90

70. Gassy Jack 90

71. David Lam 90

72. Kim Campbell 88

73. Tony Parsons88

74. Peter Armstong 86

75. Beverley McLachlan 86

76. Lui Passaglia 84

77. Chan Family (Chan Centre) 83

78. Bob Hunter 82

79. Chief Maquinna 82

80. Iona Campagnola 80

81. Ken Georgetti 80

82. Ma Murray 80

83. Adriane Carr 79

84. Silken Lauman 77

85. Wally Oppal 76

86. Dr. Art Hister 75

87. Colleen McCrory 75

88. Charles N. 'Chunky' Woodward 75

89. William 'Billy' Barker 73

90. Carole James 71

91. Chief Joe Mathias 69

92. Tony Onley 69

93. Jack Poole 68

94. Yvonne de Carlo 67

95. Ben Heppner 66

96. Milton Wong 66

97. Carole Taylor 65

98. Dr. Syndey Segal 64

99. Alan Fotheringham 63

100. Grace McInnes 63

101. Glen Clark 61

102. Harry Jerome 61

103. Grace McCarthy 60

104. Peter Toigo 60

105. Jack Diamond 58

106. Bill Vander Zalm 58

107. David Podmore 54

108. Bobby Lenarduzzi 53

109. Yosef Wosk 53

110. Sam Feldman 52

111. Philip Owen 52

112. Morris Panych 52

113. William Van Horne 52

114. Bob Rennie 51

115. Stan Smyl 51

116. Bertram Hoffmeister 50

117. E.J. Hughes 50

118. Morris Wosk 49

119. Vincent 'Mr. Peanut' Trasov 46

120. Phil Gaglardi 45

121. Hilary Black 44

122. Jim Burns 44

123. Amor De Cosmos 44

124. Patrick Moore 44

125. Seraphim Joe Fortes 43

126. Bill Good Jr. 43

127. Harold Snepsts 43

128. Ethel Wilson 42

129. George Bowering 40

130. Gino Odjick 40

131. W.J. Van Dusen 40

132. Catherine 'Rene' Jensen 39

133. Gathie Falk 38

134. Peter Julian 38

135. Sam Steele 38

136. Judith Frost 37

137. Krazy George 36

138. Pamela Martin 36

139. Erich W. Vogt 36

140. Len Norris 35

141. Robert Feenie 34

142. Henry Bell-Irving 33

143. Bob and Lynda Bentall 33

144. James Dunsmuir 33

145. Frank Griffiths 33

146. Steve Podborski 33

147. Squire Barnes 32

148. Judge Thomas Gove 32

149. Denny Boyd 31

150. Daphne Marlatt 31

151. Ernie Winch 30

152. Herb Doman 29

153. Roy Kiyooka 29

154. Grant McConachie 29

155. David Anderson 28

156. Kathy Audia 28

157. Shell Bussey 28

158. Walter Gage 28

159. Patrick McGeer 27

160. Jewel Staite 27

161. Jimmy Chicken 26

162. Bruce Hutchinson 26

163. Mobina Jaffer 26

164. Mike McCardell 26

165. Mervyn Wilkinson 26

166. Michael Ames 25

167. Gordon Shrum 25

168. Bill Good Sr. 24

169. Arthur Griffiths 24

170. Art Phillips 23

171. Balwant Sanghera 23

172. Dr. Simon Sutcliffe 23

173. Arthur Laing 22

174. Gordie Dodd 20

175. Nellie Yip Guong 20

176.Tom Larscheid 19

177. James Skitt (Major) Matthews

178. Cameron Bell 18

179. Ben Ginter 18

180. Faye Leung 18

181. John B. Warren 18

182. Stan Hagen 17

183. Amardeep Singh Doman 16

184. Justice Angelo Branca 15

185. Nathan Nemetz 15

186. Murray Pezim 15

187. Paul Valdemar Horsdal Valdy 15

188. Paul Battershill 14

189. Zack Spencer 14

190. Wendy MacDonald 13

191. Ernie Crist 12

192. Wendy McDonald 12

193. Patrick Reid 12

194. J.V. Clyne 11

195. Peter Croft 11

196. George Ferguson 11

197. Rita Johnson 11

198. Edgar Kaiser Jr. 11

199. Len Marchand 11

200. Howie Seigel 11

201. Gerry McGeer 10

202. Babe Pratt 10

203. Emily Larochelle 9

204. Bryan McSheffrey 8

205. Kay Stovold 8

206. Carl Andrew (Andy) Vandyck 8

207. Glenn Holstine 7

208. Dan Russell 7

209. Bob Skelly 7

210. Brian Creer 6

211. Rocco Giovinazzo 5

212. Tony Tanti 5

213. Ethel Danielsson 4

214. Mark Philbrook 4

215. Sylvain Roberge 4

216. Cyril Berkeley 3

217. Ernie Campbell 2

218. John Cimino 2

219. Stuart Keate 2

 

To view article go to: http://www.vancouversun.com/most+influential+people/1130635/story.html

 

Okanagan Real Estate Company

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REALTOR

Cell: 250.870.2792

Alexandra@theOREC.com

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