Alexandre Burrows signs the jersey worn by Wallace Azak as part of the Canucks Meet the North visit.

Prince Rupert year in review: September 2013

The Northern View presents Prince Rupert's year in review for September 2013.

Pipeline plan threatens Khutzeymateen

Biologists were raising a red flag in early September when it became known that the one of the pipeline routes proposed by TransCanada Pipeline would cross the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary. The pipeline route would require a 200-foot right of way through the park and the use of heavy equipment in the park. The company took the route off the table later in the year.

Pay on the rise

Census figures released by Statistics Canada showed people in Prince Rupert were making making more money than five year ago. The median income of people in Prince Rupert was $28,256 in the last census compared to $24,835 in the previous census. The median income for men was $32,062 and the median income for women was $25,638.

Port Ed proof of LNG potential

During a speech to delegates at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities in late September, Premier Christy Clark singled out the District of Port Edward as proof of the potential benefits of the LNG industry. Clark pointed to the more than $2 million of land sold by the district so far in 2013 and the additional $2 million in land likely to be sold before 2014.

Westview development comes under fire

A group of concerned citizens took the City of Prince Rupert to task for its plans to develop Westview Park, located on Atlin Ave. The park is home to one of only two Great Blue Heron nesting sites on the North Coast, with eight nests being spotted, and residents also questioned why the city would want to develop a designated park when there are other areas identified for development in the official community plan. Following an open house that showed overwhelming opposition to the idea, council decided against pursuing the development in October.

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