Prince Rupert city, school board want traffic light installed at McBride and 9th Ave.

The City of Prince Rupert and school district have requested a traffic light be installed at the crossing on McBride Street and 9th Avenue.

The City of Prince Rupert and the Prince Rupert School District have requested that the Ministry of Transportation install a traffic light at the crossing on McBride Street and 9th Avenue to ensure young Prince Rupert pedestrians are safe.

City councillors and members of the board of education met in recently to discuss issues, including a traffic light on McBride, which is part of the Yellowhead Highway.

The city has sent a request to the Ministry of Transportation to consider putting in a light, following the increase in students crossing the highway with the amalgamation of the two high schools leaving the lone high school on the east side and the creation of a middle school for students from grade six to grade eight on the west side.

“Some sort of defined signal that would create more awareness [would be appropriate],” Mayor Jack Mussallem said.

“We have a fair amount of students that go back and forth across there to the middle school and we have lots of groups from [other schools] crossing there to go to the civic centre for different events,” Lynn Hauptman, Superintendent for School District 52, said.

Hauptman also said the light would be helpful for traffic when the area is congested before and after school.

“It would be helpful not only for the people walking to get safely across the road, but also for the people driving on 9th to get onto McBride,” said Hauptman.

The city is now waiting to hear back from the Ministry of Transportation on the matter. Whether a full traffic light, or pedestrian controlled crossing light is installed is up to the province.

Just Posted

Prince Rupert Rampage to start a brief road trip

The Prince Rupert Rampage head out east on a road trip to Williams Lake and Quesnel.

Ottawa apologizes to Japanese family in B.C. after chopping historic cherry trees

Plaque installed in Prince Rupert to honour the memory of Shotaro Shimizu

New Coast Guard radar boosts marine traffic monitoring off B.C. coast

Six radar installations set up for Georgia Strait to Queen Charlotte Strait to Prince Rupert

Rainmaker Liam McChesney commits to Utah State University

Charles Hays Rainmakers’ forward will play on the U.S. school’s basketball team in 2019-2020

Up to 20 cannabis stores possible in Prince Rupert

City planner said it’s ‘ludicrous’ to expect that many shops downtown

This Week – Episode 111

Selena Horne, Charles Hays high school musical star, co-hosts the Northern View’s weekly show

Delivering the paper as a family

The Northern View is looking for newspaper carriers in Prince Rupert, join our team today

Canada’s health system commendable overall but barriers to care remain: UN

The United Nations says Canada’s health care system is “commendable” overall but vulnerable groups still face barriers to quality care.

Unique technology gives children with special needs more independent play

UVic’s CanAssist refined seven prototypes aided by $1.5M government contribution

Kelly Ellard’s boyfriend has statutory release revoked

Darwin Duane Dorozan had several parole infractions that found him ‘unmanageable’

Doctor’s note shouldn’t be required to prove you’re sick: poll

70% of Canadians oppose allowing employers to make you get a sick note

German-born B.C. man warns against a ‘yes’ vote on proportional representation

Agassiz realtor Freddy Marks says PR in his home country shows party elites can never be voted out

Fashion Fridays: 5 coats you need this winter!

Kim XO, lets you know the best online shopping tips during Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Saskatchewan college honours memory of Humboldt Broncos coach

Darcy Haugan wore jersey No. 22 when he was a star player with the Briercrest College Clippers

Most Read