Port Edward Council discussed complaints about a foul egg smell coming from the old pulp mill on Watson Island on Nov. 22.

Port Edward council discusses the pulp mill, cannery and trailer park

Port Edward council briefs from the Nov. 22 meeting highlighted the cannery, odd smells from the pulp mill and more.

Cannery applies for UNESCO status

The North Pacific Cannery is going to make another attempt to become a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) heritage site.

Bob Payette, the district’s chief administrative officer who also chairs the Port Edward Historical Society Board asked council to support a letter to get help from other groups to achieve UNESCO status.

“The decision-making process for UNESCO could be a 10-year process,” Payette said. They have two more months to get the application in. The review process just to get on the list of candidates is approximately a year.

The cannery has made the attempt before but this time they’ve hired a professor to assist them with the application.

Egg odour coming from the mill

Coun. James Brown raised issue with the smell emanating from the pulp mill on Watson Island.

“It smells like H2S (hydrogen sulfide, colourless gas that has the odour of rotten eggs) every once in a while when I go by there,” Brown said.

Payette looked into the matter by visiting Watson Island. He couldn’t get any information from the demolition company or City of Prince Rupert other than they have a demolition permit and its confidential.

Payette then called the regional environmental authority and they said for residents to call the report-a-problem (RAP) at 877-952-7277.

They have a team of compliance officers that prioritize complaints and based on the severity of the complaint they will investigate.

Trailer park update

The property owner of Stonecliff Properties in Port Edward had a final court case on Nov. 25 and pending the outcome of the case, she will be able to move forward with dismantling the trailers on the land.

“Are we going to do something with this [land] once we get something done, or are they just going to sit on it and wait for the LNG or anything else?” Councillor Dan Franzen said.

Coucil discussed that for now they just want the trailer court cleaned up.

Bylaw for contingency fund

A rainy day fund was approved by council titled the 2017 Revenue Anticipation Borrowing Bylaw No. 676, 2016.

The total amount that council may borrow is $1,087,926 — or 75 per cent of the amount of taxes collected for 2016.

Just Posted

COCULLO: What do you want Port Ed?

The District of Port Edward’s council meeting turned into the unwelcoming committee… Continue reading

WATCH: Charles Hays students are set to get freaky this weekend

CHSS will be performing the musical Freaky Friday at the Lester Centre of the Arts this weekend

Former Burns Lake mayor gets two years for sexual assaults against minors

Banned from taking work involving young people for five years

Disaster! experts come together at Lester Centre of the Arts

Prince Rupert’s 2019 community musical is underway with it’s first reading of the script

Prince Rupert man who killed foster parents in 2017 receives three-year sentence

A Prince Rupert man convicted in the deaths of his foster parents… Continue reading

WATCH: Jingle Boat, Jingle Boat, jingle all the way

Santa Claus visited the kids of Prince Rupert on the Inside Passage

The Northern View presents Santa Shops Here in Prince Rupert

More reasons to spend your shopping dollars locally

Province gives $4.93M boost to school-based gang prevention program

The funding will see the ‘Erase’ program expand from 12 to 16 communities

Half of shoppers say they have no holiday spending budget

B.C. consumers surveyed estimate they will spend $921 this season

Man killed in crash due to ‘absolutely treacherous’ conditions on Coquihalla

Winter means icy roads are dangerous and drivers should be careful, RCMP say

Bag of cocaine left in B.C. grocery store aisle

RCMP: ‘We sure would like to talk to’ person who left drugs behind

RCMP officer was justified using hose in rooftop standoff: B.C. watchdog

Police watchdog finds officers actions reasonable when man injured in 2018 incident

Cannabis ice cream? Province prepares for B.C. Bud edibles

Mike Farnworth’s special police unit takes down dispensaries

Union for parole officers at B.C. halfway house says public safety at risk

Increase in parole officers’ workload dealing with highest-risk offenders raises concern

Most Read