Redesign maps Rupert for the future

Redesign Rupert is ramping up activity as its public engagement process continues on.

L-R: City manager Robert Long

Redesign Rupert is ramping up activity as its public engagement process continues on.

The organization, a partnership between the City of Prince Rupert, Community Futures and UNBC’s Community Development Institute (CDI), launched its Community Mapping Project last Friday morning at Javadotcup.

There, the representatives welcomed ideas from residents of all ages as to what they’d like their city to look like in five, 10, 20, 30 or even 50 years down the road.

Attendees gave their feedback through post-it notes and stuck them to a board that Redesign Rupert provided. The event is the first of many that the organization will conduct in the coming months as Prince Rupert undergoes a potential growth in residents, industry and economy due to pending major projects slated for the area.

“What is going to be our legacy in Prince Rupert? That’s kind of the nut or seed that we’re trying to get at,” said John Farrell, Community Futures general manager.

“If we have an economic driver like the All Native Basketball Tournament, how are we going to make sure that stays sustainable if we have housing problems and the hotels are full?”

CDI co-director Marleen Morris added that the input they receive will be very valuable.

“The ideas that we have here today … will help us understand what people love about Prince Rupert,” she said.

Just Posted

Prince Rupert’s “pulse” Nelson Kinney passes away

Kinney served on council for 16 years and was an advocate for seniors, youth and industry

MVP of the Week: Finding inspiration on the ice

Samantha Wiley met legends of the women’s game and played in the Global Girl’s Game on March 11

Halibut quota down 15 per cent in B.C. with more restrictions coming

Recreational fishers on the North Coast face challenges to avoid another early halibut closure

Lax Kw’alaams takes the federal and provincial governments to court

The civil suit opposes the Oil Moratorium Act and the establishment of the Great Bear Rainforest

Prince Rupert Tribesmen win 2018 Junior All Native Basketball Tournament

The Tribesmen remained undefeated throughout the tournament

Heart of Our City: Nicholls and dimes

Accountant Bill Nicholls helps Rupert organizations get back on track

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Canadian cities hold March for our Lives events in wake of Florida shooting

Hundreds of people support the massive March for Our Lives event in Washington, D.C.

Health officials called after acid spill near B.C.-Alberta border leaks into creek

Tanker truck crashed south of Dawson Creek, spilling 17,000 litres of hydrochloric acid

Embattled band Hedley plays last show in B.C. before hiatus

About 3,000 tickets had sold for final performance at Kelowna’s Prospera Place

Trudeau to exonerate B.C. First Nations chiefs hanged in 1860s

Prime Minister to absolve Tsilhqot’in chiefs in relation to deaths of 14 construction workers

Canucks sing the Blues as they fall to St. Louis 4-1

Berglund nets two, including the game-winner, to lift St. Louis over Vancouver

Calving season brings hope for Cariboo ranchers

Still a lot of work ahead to recover from the wildfires

Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond wins figure skating world title

The 22-year-old fwon the women’s singles crown with her Black Swan routine

Most Read