March 2020

Street Sweeping Now Commencing

Tue, March 31, 2020

Residents are reminded to help ensure sweeping is effective and efficient by keeping the roadways clear of parked vehicles and any other obstruction. Unfortunately due to general uncertainty in future conditions, we cannot provide more detail with respect to the local routes that will be swept each day. We anticipate that the sweeping will be completed by April 24th. Crews may be sweeping between dawn and dusk.

Notice of Cancellation of Council Meeting - April 6, 2020

Mon, March 30, 2020

Notice is hereby given that the Regular Council Meeting previously scheduled to be held on Monday, April 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 424 – 2 nd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, B.C. is CANCELLED as per the Corporate Administrator in accordance with Council Procedure Bylaw No. 3092, 2000, section 5.1 (6).


Notice of Cancellation of Closed Council Meeting - April 6, 2020

Notice of Closed Meeting - March 23rd, 2020

Sun, March 22, 2020

Notice of Special Council Meeting
March 23, 2020
5:00 p.m.


THAT Council hereby declares that the meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on March 23, 2020 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:

Playground and Park Closure Advisory

Sun, March 22, 2020

Please be aware that all public playgrounds and parks within the City of Prince Rupert (including local School District locations) are now closed. Close contact and sanitation limitations of these public spaces present too high a risk under the current Provincial Order for social distancing and hygiene practices. As per this Order, everyone is currently being asked to limit activities outside their home. 

Updated Information Regarding March 23rd Council Meeting

Sat, March 21, 2020


The City of Prince Rupert has been closely following the rapidly-evolving situation with the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The City of Prince Rupert is committed to ensuring that we respond appropriately and in accordance with the advice and guidance issued by the Office of the Provincial Health Officer and the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.

Free Bus Service in Prince Rupert for Next 30 Days

Fri, March 20, 2020

The City of Prince Rupert is working with BC Transit to provide free bus service within Prince Rupert for the next 30 days – effective tomorrow, March 20th until Friday April 17th, 2020.  Riders are asked to board buses according to the direction of bus drivers, and to follow all protocols suggested by health authorities regarding social distancing, hand-washing, staying home if you are sick, and other measures. 

City Operations Moving to Essential Service Provision

Thu, March 19, 2020

MARCH 19th, 2020 -  Please be advised that in the interests of the health of the community and our staff, the City’s Operations Department is moving to essential service provision measures starting at 4:30 pm today. Essential services are the minimum services required to maintain health and safety in the community. The Operations Department will reduce and rotate its staffing to provide safe work environments and uninterrupted service.

Joint Statement from Airport Authority and City Regarding Continuation of Essential Airport Services

Thu, March 19, 2020

March 19th, 2020 – Following today’s announcement regarding the cancellation of Air Canada flights to Prince Rupert during the month of April, the Prince Rupert Airport Authority and the City of Prince Rupert would like to let the community know that essential airport services such as access for emergency medical evacuations, runway maintenance, and our ability to receive supplies will continue to be maintained.