Alan S. Hale

The Prince Rupert SPCA currently has 30 cats available for adoption.

SPCA asking City for money to help control feral cat population

The Prince Rupert SPCA wants the city to help pay for a spay and neuter program they believe could start to stem the feral cat population.

The Prince Rupert SPCA currently has 30 cats available for adoption.
Teeing off at the Prince Rupert Golf Course.

City thinking about selling golf course to pay for EMS building

Prince Rupert City Council may be looking into the possibility of selling the publicly-owned golf course to buy land for RCMP building.

Teeing off at the Prince Rupert Golf Course.
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MP Nathan Cullen holds fundraising BBQ for local SPCA on Saturday

Nathan Cullen was on the summer BBQ circuit in Prince Rupert on Saturday to meet constituents and raise money for the SPCA.

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One of the four cruise ship stops in Prince Rupert this summer.

Tourist season in Prince Rupert slower than in previous years

While Rupert's tourism industry is hurting too badly, operators are noticing that so far this tourism season has been slower than before.

One of the four cruise ship stops in Prince Rupert this summer.

Anti-Enbridge runner to finish campaign in Prince Rupert on Tuesday

Kim Slater has been running across BC since July to help raise opposition the Northern Gate pipeline. And will finish in Rupert next week.

Kitimat wants its own ferry service to isolated native communities

Prince Rupert's monopoly on ferry traffic to and from Klemtu, Bella Bella and Hartley Bay could be coming to an end.

GwaiiTel building its own tower on Mt. Hays to improve Haida Gwaii Internet

Haida Gwaii telecom company GwaiiTel is building a broadcast tower on Mount Hays to deliver better Internet connections to its customers.

In the chair is Jacob Daniele. Behind him from are Wayne Lundman

2-year-old and Lions Club buy chemotherapy chairs for hospital

Young Jacob Daniele helped raise money to buy the hospital special medical chairs for the hospital's cancer treatment room.

In the chair is Jacob Daniele. Behind him from are Wayne Lundman
The Alaska Marine Highway dock in Prince Rupert. Built in 1963 it will be replaced once a new 50-year lease is negotiated at a cost of about $11-million USD.

Alaska to construct new Marine Highway dock in Prince Rupert

The State of Alaska is ready to spend $11-million to replace its aging ferry dock in Prince Rupert once lease negotiations finish.

The Alaska Marine Highway dock in Prince Rupert. Built in 1963 it will be replaced once a new 50-year lease is negotiated at a cost of about $11-million USD.
Watson Island in Prince Rupert.

Despite low sale price, City and WatCo say Watson Island deal is a good one

The price for Watson Island won't cover the taxes owed on it, but both the City and WatCo says the new tax money and jobs will be worth it.

Watson Island in Prince Rupert.
Map showing 5 knot speed limit zones.

Port Authority wants boaters to be more aware of speed limits

The Prince Rupert Port Authority is launching a campaign this summer to increase safety in the harbour while there are many extra vessels.

Map showing 5 knot speed limit zones.
All Payroll data for this graph was collected from 2011 Annual Reports of the respective municipalities. Population Data is from the 2011 Canadian Census.

City payroll so high largely due to ferry service and fire department

Prince Rupert has the largest payroll costs of any community its size in BC. Much of this is because we have services that others don't.

All Payroll data for this graph was collected from 2011 Annual Reports of the respective municipalities. Population Data is from the 2011 Canadian Census.
Liberal MLA Rob Howard signing the contribution deal to provide $15-million for the Ridley Island Railway Corridor on behalf of the provincial government. Port CEO Don Krusel sits next to him and International Trade minister Ed Fast sits on the far right.

Feds and province officially sign deal to fund Ridley Island railway corridor

With a government funding deal signed on Friday, the Ridley Island railway corridor can begin construction before end of the year.

Liberal MLA Rob Howard signing the contribution deal to provide $15-million for the Ridley Island Railway Corridor on behalf of the provincial government. Port CEO Don Krusel sits next to him and International Trade minister Ed Fast sits on the far right.
NDP energy critic

Energy Critic says LNG industry could help Prince Rupert with infrastructure deficit

With their eye on forming government, the NDP is promoting LNG exports to Asia and how it might help communities like Prince Rupert.

NDP energy critic
Dayna McKay hugs unknown man in ceremonial garb shortly after finishing her swim to raise funds to help fight cancer.

Dayna McKay honoured at National Assembly AGM for her swim to fight cancer

A honouring ceremony was held for Dayna McKay by the National Assembly of First Nations for her 52km swim to fight cancer.

Dayna McKay hugs unknown man in ceremonial garb shortly after finishing her swim to raise funds to help fight cancer.

Prince Rupert to host a whole month of final Enbridge Review Panel Hearings

Prince Rupert is one of three cities who will host month-long hearings where all the evidence given to the JRP will be critically examined.

Five of the 12 kayakers from Juno Alaska

12 Kayakers from Juneau stop in Prince Rupert on journey to Argentina

A group of friends from Juno stopped in Prince Rupert during the kayaking part of their trip from Alaska to Argentina.

Five of the 12 kayakers from Juno Alaska
DFO headquarters in Prince Rupert.

Prince Rupert DFO habitat workers’ jobs in jeopardy from cutbacks

Workers with the DFO's Habitat Monitoring Program have been told that they're jobs could be "affected" by the federal governments changes.

DFO headquarters in Prince Rupert.

Council denies AFFNO request for in-kind donation for Sugar Shack Festival

City Council says decides against essentially waiving the cost of renting the civic centre for the Sugar Shack Festival.

A paper copy of the recently released City's 2011 Annual Report.

City of Prince Rupert releases run-down of its accomplishments from 2011, goals for 2012

The City formally adopted its 2011 Annual Report on Monday, which shows what the City's departments were working on and this year's goals.

A paper copy of the recently released City's 2011 Annual Report.