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New School Funding for the North and Central Coast

We’re still working with the School District to complete a plan for replacing Prince Rupert Middle School. Until everything is in place, the old school needs to fix its deficiencies in order to keep operating. MLA Rice welcomes school upgrades …

Premier John Horgan Visits Prince Rupert

Premier John Horgan visited Prince Rupert on March 26. We toured DP World, met with the Mayor and Council of Prince Rupert, met with young entrepreneurs as well a visited the Prince Rupert Friendship House. Premier John Horgan Visit No …

Nelson Kinney

A good man and vibrant community advocate who will be missed by many. I sat beside Nelson in council chambers back when I was a city councillor. I could always rely on him to have a drawer full of candies …

April Showers May Bring More than Flowers

April showers may bring more than flowers. April showers bring spring flowers, but they can also unleash floods and trigger landslides – a reality that those of us who reside along flood plains, unstable slopes and river banks know all …

Ocean Networks Canada

We all know that B.C. is seismically active. Some of the world’s highest magnitude earthquakes have occurred just off our shore. Ocean Networks Canada manages a collection of observatories along our coast where nodes on the ocean floor collect real-time …

Joy Thorkelson

What do you get when a law student walks into a fish plant? Prince Rupert city councilor, fisheries champion and United Fishermen and Allied Workers Union-Unifor president Joy Thorkelson. She was in Victoria on Tuesday, March 6 and I introduced …

Debate on Fisheries

The income for independent fishermen (and women) is on a downward trend. Privatization, consolidation and the corporatization of fisheries policy has created unemployment and undue hardship on communities, particularly First Nations. Join me in urging federal Fisheries Minister, Dominic LeBlanc …

Connected Coast

In the past it was railroads that brought new services and economic opportunities to our communities to help them grow. Today, it is internet connectivity that’s changing the way we live and do business. I was happy to rise in …