February 2019

Two Percent Reduction Proposed in 2019 Budget for Residential and Commercial Taxpayers

Mon, February 25, 2019

FEBRUARY 25th, 2019 – PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. – Additional industrial tax revenues resulting from new construction has enabled the City to propose a 2% tax cut to residential and commercial tax payers in the 2019 budget. These cuts come alongside the City’s continued investment in infrastructure renewal and services across departments.

Notice of Closed Council Meeting - February 25, 2019

Thu, February 21, 2019

RESOLUTION TO EXCLUDE THE PUBLIC THAT Council hereby declares that the meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on February 25, 2019 is to be closed to the public and that the basis of this closure is that the item(s) on the agenda of this meeting comply with the following closed meeting criteria specified in Section 90 of the Community Charter:

90.1 (a) personal information about an identifiable individual who holds or is being considered for a position as an officer, employee or agent of the municipality or another position appointed by the municipality.


Reminder: Boil Water Notice Downgraded to Advisory as of January 25th

Thu, February 21, 2019

As of January 25th, 2019, Northern Health determined that the City has met criteria to downgrade the Boil Water Notice to a Water Quality Advisory. The City’s flushing program, initiated to help fast-track the downgrading of the Notice, has also ended this afternoon. If residents continue to see a milky quality or sediment in their water, please run cold water, preferably through your bathtub or laundry sink taps, until it is cleared.

Extremely Icy Road Conditions

Wed, February 20, 2019

Please be advised that the roads are extremely icy today. Residents are encouraged to drive slowly and with caution. Please plan for additional time to reach your destination. City crews have been out since the early morning conducting sanding and salting and will continue to do so today.

Stay safe out there, and please feel free to share this notice with friends and family.

Province Announces Infrastructure Grants to Northwest Communities

Tue, February 19, 2019

(Provincial News Release: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2019PREM0019-000244

Government is investing in success for northwest communities by addressing long-standing infrastructure needs that are holding back the region.

A $100-million Northern Capital and Planning Grant will go to four regional districts (Fraser Fort George, Bulkley Nechako, Kitimat Stikine and North Coast) and their 22 municipalities.

Pop Up City Hall at All Native Tournament This Afternoon

Fri, February 15, 2019

Have you signed up yet for our emergency alert system? Want to know more about the City's new engagement platform? Or maybe have other questions about City initiatives?

There will be a Pop Up City Hall this afternoon at the All Native Tournament, tucked into the alcove of the Civic Centre (just to the left when you first enter). Feel free to pop by and pay us a visit! This is the first of many 'pop up' information sharing opportunities in 2019.


Notice re: Ice Skating

Wed, February 6, 2019

A reminder to residents to take precautions when ice skating on ponds and lakes surrounding our community. Please do not assume it is safe if you see others on the ice. The Red Cross recommends a minimum thickness of 8 inches to accommodate multiple people on frozen lakes and ponds.