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AED Awareness Day

Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, anywhere and at any time. With one Canadian going into cardiac arrest every 13 minutes, an automated external defibrillator (AED) is an effective and easy-to-use device that saves lives. April 12th is AED Awareness …

Welcoming Gary Coons to the Legislature

Former roommate to MLA Nicholas Simmons, former colleague of the Hon. Jinny Sims and my former landlord, mentor and North Coast MLA Gary Coons visited the Legislature today. He received a warm welcome from the House.

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 …

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 …