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Fraser Institute gives Prince Rupert high schools a failing grade

Fraser Institute gives Prince Rupert high schools a failing grade

On May 8 the Fraser Institute released its annual - and controversial - Report Card on Secondary Schools in British Columbia and Yukon, and once again schools in the Prince Rupert School Districts received failing grades.
Port Edward elementary referendum passes

Port Edward elementary referendum passes

The District of Port Edward will be able to borrow up to $2 million to construct a new school attached to the current municipal building after voters in that community passed a referendum on the matter.
Community groups may be asked to return some of their profits to the City

Community groups may be asked to return some of their profits to the City

Community groups receiving community grants or in-kind donations from the City of Prince Rupert may be asked to return money to the City if their activities result in a profit.

Feds approve Northwest Transmission Line

THE FEDERAL government has approved construction of the Northwest Transmission Line, ending several months of waiting on the part of people and businesses in the northwest.
Premier backs NDP bid to ban weed killers

Premier backs NDP bid to ban weed killers

ICBC to reward good drivers, punish the bad

ICBC to reward good drivers, punish the bad

Details so far sketchy on new carrot-and-stick insurance discount system
ILWU members ratify new long-term agreement

ILWU members ratify new long-term agreement

On May 3 members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) ratified a new agreement with the BC Maritime Employer's Association, lessening the prospect of any job action at West Coast ports.
B.C. won't appeal class size ruling

B.C. won't appeal class size ruling

Dan Veniez sues rival for libel over New Skeena pulp mill

The man who tried and failed to save the New Skeena Pulp Mill in Prince Rupert from closing, Dan Veniez, made national headlines recently after he sued a rival election candidate for libel.

Local governments set to meet in Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert will be hosting the annual general meeting of the North Central Local Government’s Association (NCLGA) from May 11 until May 13.