Top Comments on tent city and Winterfest

A handful of comments from our online readers

Re: Tent City at city hall

“Welcoming Prince Rupert city hall to 21 st century. As a man I am astonished there is no place for men to seek safe accommodations in time of need. Hear what men are saying we need sanctuary too! Hats off to the occupiers of these tents!”

Jim Moore

“This has been an ongoing problem in Rupert for years. Although housing is a provincial issue, in actual fact, it is a human one. Good for you, Lee, and for the tent city organizers, to make a statement about something that has been known, but not expressed.”

Claudia Stewart

“I realize you want to create awareness of the homeless situation but wasn’t there anywhere else in town to erect a ‘tent city’ except right next to city hall? I bet these tents wouldn’t be here if it was cruise ship season.”

Renee Wheatley

Re: No land events for Winterfest

“One other issue is probably that people are thinking that there are going to be enough volunteers, so they don’t partake because they assume there’s no need to. Come to my door and ask if I can volunteer, I’d be like ‘can my kids too?’ I bet you’d get more volunteers if you asked people in person!”

Tina Steppler

“Unfortunately, going door to door asking for volunteers takes up a lot of volunteer time. I’ve never known the special events society to turn down volunteers in all the years I’ve been involved in community events. I’m sure if you gave them a call they would love to have you and your kids volunteer!”

Treena Yahlskaanii Decker

“Never once saw anything stating that they were looking for volunteers anywhere, perhaps advertise that you need volunteers before cancelling events.”

Meaghan Brooke

“I agree, wish I had known volunteers were needed!”

Tannis Reis Calder

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

BC Timber Sales’ operations on the North Island and Central Coast to be audited

The Forest Practices Board randomly chose the region to check for compliance to legislation

BC Ferries Sailing Cancellations

Prince Rupert - Haida Gwaii - Northern Adventure

Month-long water quality advisory still in effect for Rupert residents

The City of Prince Rupert recommends those with weakened immune systems boil water prior to use

Jennifer Rice North Coast MLA seeks re-election

Northwest politicians announce intent on elections

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Sept. 20 to 26

Rabbit Day, Hobbit Day and One-Hit Wonder Day are all coming up this week

COVID-19: 4 more deaths, 366 new cases in B.C. since Friday

A total of 8,208 people in B.C. have tested positive for COVID-19 since January

Group wants Parliament, courts to hold social media to same standard as publishers

Daniel Bernhard made the comments shortly after Friends of Canadian Broadcasting released a research paper

B.C.’s Chase Claypool catches first NFL touchdown pass

Abbotsford grad establishes new record for longest scrimmage TD by a Canadian

B.C. has highest number of active COVID-19 cases per capita, federal data shows

B.C. currently has 1,803 active cases after weeks of COVID-19 spikes in the province

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

181 days gone: Family continues to look for man last seen in RCMP custody 6 months ago

Brandon Sakebow’s last known location was leaving Mission RCMP cell, police say; family has doubts

B.C. unveils new cannabis sales programs to help small, Indigenous growers

Government did not say how it will define small producers, but says nurseries will be included in the policy

B.C. transportation minister will not seek re-election

Claire Trevena has held the position since 2017

Most Read