In Our Opinion: Where was Rupert?

The water situation in Prince Rupert is about as dire as it gets for a city

The water situation in Prince Rupert is about as dire as it gets for a city.

It’s troubling Prince Rupert wasn’t at least on the radar of the Province of B.C. and the Government of Canada’s rollout of the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.

It begs the question: Why wasn’t Prince Rupert at the top of the list?

The City of Prince Rupert should be knocking on, if not barging through any doors that lead to more money for the water dam replacement project and the wastewater treatment plant that will need to be built in the next few years (at least) as mandated by the feds.

It’s tough to look down the list of initial approved projects for the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund and not see Prince Rupert’s name.

Mayor Lee Brain told The Northern View that the reason they hadn’t applied for this mega-funding was because they were looking at other avenues, and supposedly, it’s one grant application at a time.

Okay, let’s take Brain at his word, but we hope the city is the first in line during the second round of applications, cheques are already being cashed and Rupert still has its hand out.

 

Just Posted

Back on track: Rampage cruise past Hazelton

Kory Movold hat trick, strong goaltending from Devon Gerrits aid Rampage in scrappy affair

Two streaks end at Prince Rupert Rampage first away game

The Kitimat Ice Demons won their first game after two year drought

PRMS Grade 8 girls welcome Coast Tsimshian Academy for first home volleyball game

Sportsmanship was on display in Prince Rupert over the weekend

Return of the Rampage, and more Prince Rupert weekend sports briefs

Snooker season has started at the Legion, with five matches already in the books

MVP of the Week: Hockey and McArthur are like a pair of old chums

Gary McArthur founded a league for those who aren’t quite ready to hang up their skates

Greta Thunberg meets with First Nations chief in Fort McMurray

Thunberg has turned her protest against climate change into a global movement

Canucks hang on for 3-2 win over Rangers in New York

Vancouver scores three times in first period

More beef products recalled due to possible E. coli contamination

The food safety watchdog has been investigating possible E. coli 0157:H7

B.C. VIEWS: How to get the best deal on your ICBC car insurance

ICBC slowly being dragged into the 21st century

Pot legalization has gone ‘well’, but ‘yellow flags’ on vaping: task force chair

Canada legalized cannabis for non-medical use on Oct. 17, 2018,

ELECTION 2019: Federal leaders hit final 24 hours of campaign

Many leaders remain in B.C. for the final hours of the campaign

Most Read