News Releases

April 21, 2017

PRINCE RUPERT, BC – The West Coast’s “Whale Trail” now stretches further north than ever before, with the addition of Prince Rupert as a new stop on the network of shore-based marine mammal viewing sites along North America’s Pacific coast.

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April 21, 2017

PRINCE RUPERT, BC - Prince Rupert Mayor and Council have elected several new representatives to the board of the Prince Rupert Airport Authority. This step was taken as a means of improving coordination between the Airport, ferry and bus service...

April 13, 2017

PRINCE RUPERT, BC –  The City of Prince Rupert Operations Department would like to advise residents that the 2nd Avenue bridge will be closed to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic intermittently between Wednesday, April 19th and...

April 11, 2017

PRINCE RUPERT, BC – The City of Prince Rupert, through its wholly owned subsidiary Prince Rupert Legacy Inc., is happy to announce that a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) has now been entered into with Pembina Infrastructure...

April 04, 2017

Residents - Please be advised that a second phase of repairs have now started on the 2nd Avenue Bridge in order to reinforce the structure below the roadway. There is currently one way traffic during construction, with the project expected to...

March 24, 2017

April 2017 Aquafit Schedule is now available. 

 

Aquafit is a multi-level pool workout that offers both cardiovascular and muscle conditioning by using the water’s resistance to tone your entire body. Get in the pool and give it a...

March 21, 2017

Please see below for the Council Corner update from this week's City Council meeting. These updates provide a brief summary of key items discussed at the most recent Council meeting. Check back for our next update, the week of April 3rd, 2017...

March 21, 2017

Residents - please see below for the presentation from the Public Budget Consultation on March 15th. The presentation reviewed key budget considerations, including, but not limited to:

 

  • A video reviewing how property tax rates...
March 20, 2017

PRINCE RUPERT, BC - The City of Prince Rupert is pleased to announce that Prince Rupert has been awarded Federal and Provincial funding to replace the 100 year old Woodworth Dam through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF). This is the...

March 15, 2017

Please be advised that construction crews from Marcan, hired by the Provincial Ministry of Transportation, are now working on the intersection of 3rd Avenue and McBride Street. The traffic lane headed east down 3rd Avenue East towards Cow Bay has...

March 07, 2017

Check out the latest council Corner Update for a summary of Monday's council meeting. These updates provide a brief overview of the key items discussed City Council meetings. 

 

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March 06, 2017

Due to the ongoing cold weather events, and the associated freeze and thaw cycles and plowing activities, city roads have exhibited new potholes.  The City will be out repairing these potholes as soon as weather permits, but in the meantime, we...

March 01, 2017

PRINCE RUPERT, BC - Over the past 18 months, the landscape of the Watson Island pulp mill site has slowly but surely been transformed. Where industrial structures once stood, now there are piles of scrap metal, ready to be removed.

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February 28, 2017

March 2017 Aquafit Schedule is now available. 

 

Aquafit is a multi-level pool workout that offers both cardiovascular and muscle conditioning by using the water’s resistance to tone your entire body. Get in the pool and give it a...

February 27, 2017

Residents! Please be advised that City Hall has made some changes to our downstairs layout. To improve accessibility to our Customer Service area, the Customer Service desk has been relocated to the side entrance, up the ramp on the right-hand...

February 23, 2017

FEBRUARY 23rd, 2017 - PRINCE RUPERT, BC –  A 17 foot long map detailing the potential of major public spaces in Prince Rupert is the final product of the City’s public engagement in late November with the Planning Partnership. The map highlights...

February 22, 2017

Check out the latest council Corner Update for a summary of Monday's council meeting. These updates provide a brief overview of the key items discussed City Council meetings. 

 

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February 07, 2017

Check out the latest council Corner Update for a summary of last night's council meeting. These updates provide a brief overview of the key items discussed City Council meetings. 

 

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January 27, 2017

February 2017 Aquafit Schedule is now available. 

 

Aquafit is a multi-level pool workout that offers both cardiovascular and muscle conditioning by using the water’s resistance to tone your entire body. Get in the pool and give it...

January 26, 2017

4:38 AM PST Friday 27 January 2017

Wind warning in effect for: North Coast - coastal sections

 

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.
 

An intense Pacific frontal system over the North...

January 10, 2017

Check out the latest council Corner Update for a summary of last night's council meeting. These updates provide a brief overview of the key items discussed City Council meetings. 

 

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December 22, 2016

January 2017 Aquafit Schedule is now available. 

 

Aquafit is a multi-level pool workout that offers both cardiovascular and muscle conditioning by using the water’s resistance to tone your entire body. Get in the pool and give it a...

December 19, 2016

PRINCE RUPERT, BC – Four Prince Rupert businesses received funding for façade improvement in 2016, improving the visual landscape of Prince Rupert’s downtown and stimulating potential future investment. The City applied for...

December 13, 2016

Check out the latest council Corner Update for a summary of last night's council meeting. These updates provide a brief overview of the key items discussed City Council meetings. 

 

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December 12, 2016

UPDATE:  The Ministry of Transportation will be halting construction at 3rd and McBride until early January, when crews will return to work. In the interim, the roadway will be reopened, but with some area surrounding the work remaining blocked...

December 09, 2016

PRINCE RUPERT, BC – The City’s Recreation Access Program, which offers individuals and families with financial barriers discounts on course registrations and free admission to Recreation Complex facilities, is seeking more registrants as well as...

December 07, 2016

PRINCE RUPERT, BC – After careful consideration, and with support from local First Nations and service groups, Prince Rupert Mayor and Council have committed to improve an existing service provided by North Coast Transition...

December 06, 2016

The City would like to ensure that the public is aware of the availability of City services and facilities over the holidays. Please see the schedule below for details. 

 

City Hall
December 24th & 25th —...

December 06, 2016

Arctic Outflow Warning In Effect, Prince Rupert

Warnings

 

10:52 AM PST Tuesday 06 December 2016
Arctic outflow warning in effect for: North Coast - coastal sections

 

Persons in or near this area should...

December 02, 2016

December 2016 Aquafit Schedule is now available. 

 

Aquafit is a multi-level pool workout that offers both cardiovascular and muscle conditioning by using the water’s resistance to tone your entire body. Get in the pool and give it...

December 02, 2016

The Digby Island Ferry service is operated by the City of Prince Rupert. It connects Digby Island with downtown Prince Rupert. There will be a new ferry schedule put into effect starting December 3rd, 2016. Please contact the airport bus line at...

December 02, 2016

PRINCE RUPERT, BC– BC Transit and The City of Prince Rupert are getting into the holiday spirit with our Stuff the Bus donation collection, extended shopping hours and free transit service on New Year’s Eve.

 

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November 29, 2016

Check out the latest council Corner Update for a summary of last night's council meeting. These updates provide a brief overview of the key items discussed City Council meetings. 

 

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November 29, 2016

7:41 AM PST Tuesday 29 November 2016

 

Wind warning in effect for: North Coast - coastal sections

 

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

 

An intense frontal system offshore will...

November 15, 2016

Check out the latest council Corner Update for a summary of last night's council meeting. These updates provide a brief overview of the key items discussed City Council meetings. 

 

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November 08, 2016

NOVEMBER 8th, 2016 - PRINCE RUPERT, BC – The City of Prince Rupert’s Recreation Complex today celebrated a newly-refinished playing surface for the Russell Gamble Gymnasium. The project was completed at a cost of $74,000 through funding provided...

November 01, 2016

The Digby Island Ferry service is operated by the City of Prince Rupert. It connects Digby Island with downtown Prince Rupert. There will be a new ferry schedule put into effect starting December 14, 2015. Please contact the airport bus line at...

October 28, 2016

Aquafit is a multi-level pool workout that offers both cardiovascular and muscle conditioning by using the water’s resistance to tone your entire body. Get in the pool and give it a try!

 

Aquafit schedule for November 2016 attached...

October 25, 2016

Check out the latest council Corner Update for a summary of last night's council meeting. These updates provide a brief overview of the key items discussed City Council meetings. 

 

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October 21, 2016

UPDATED October 26th -The Precautionary Boil Water Advisory that was issued on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 by the City of Prince Rupert for the residents on Alfred Street has now been lifted.  The Precautionary...

October 12, 2016

Check out the latest council Corner Update for a summary of last night's council meeting. These updates provide a brief overview of the key items discussed City Council meetings. 

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October 12, 2016

In late November, the City of Prince Rupert and a team of designers will be looking to the community and local stakeholder groups for feedback on the development of designs for 3rd Avenue, Seal Cove, and City-held waterfront properties. At last...

October 12, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Prince Rupert to host KidSport Information Meeting

 

OCTOBER 12th, 2016 -- PRINCE RUPERT, BC -- With the fall sport season in full swing, the...

October 06, 2016

Please be advised that due to unforseen circumstances, the City’s work repairing a main water supply line on Frederick Street has been extended. The line, which is past it’s life expectancy, is at a significant depth and required more extensive...

October 03, 2016

Aquafit is a multi-level pool workout that offers both cardiovascular and muscle conditioning by using the water’s resistance to tone your entire body. Get in the pool and give it a try!

 

Aquafit schedule for October 2016 attached...

September 20, 2016

The City of Prince Rupert will soon begin essential repairs and rehabilitation of the retaining wall in front of PJ’s Midway convenience store on the corner of 6th Avenue East and Ambrose Avenue. Improvements were approved for renewal in the 2016...

September 13, 2016

Check out the latest council Corner Update for a summary of last night's council meeting. These updates provide a brief overview of the key items discussed City Council meetings. See our ...

September 08, 2016

PRINCE RUPERT, BC – The City of Prince Rupert and the District of Port Edward have agreed to a 2-year service contribution that will see Port Edward return a total of $500,000 to Prince Rupert from the Ridley Island Tax Sharing Agreement. The...

August 23, 2016

Check out the latest council Corner Update for a summary of last night's council meeting. These updates provide a brief overview of the key items discussed City Council meetings. See our ...

August 22, 2016

The City is now accepting applications for 2017 Community Enhancement Grants!

 

The City of Prince Rupert provides financial assistance (cash and ‘in kind’) to various Community Groups through the Community Enhancement Grant process...

August 03, 2016

The City of Prince Rupert will be doing necessary repair work to a water main/service line in the 200-300 block of 3rd Avenue West. Downtown area residents and businesses will be notified today. Traffic heading West on 3rd Avenue will be...

July 26, 2016

Check out the latest council Corner Update for a summary of last night's council meeting. These updates provide a brief overview of the key items discussed City Council meetings. 

 

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July 21, 2016

The Government of B.C. is providing $300,000 in B.C. Air Access Program funding to support infrastructure improvements at Prince Rupert Airport, announced Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone.

 

“When we rolled...

July 15, 2016

If you see large nets in McClymont Park over the weekend, you haven’t gone batty!

Trained specialists from Stantec Consulting will be catching and tagging bats in McClymont Park this weekend as part of a study of the habits of the local...

July 08, 2016

In order to facilitate major repairs to the 2nd Avenue Bridge, the bridge will be open for one lane traffic only starting July 11th.  

 

Project construction is being undertaken by  Broadwater Industries with an estimated completion...

July 06, 2016

June 6, 2016 - 07:10 am

We have received notification from Telus that issue has been resolved.

 

June 6, 2016 - 01:45 am

Please be advised that cellular service is not working in Prince Rupert and 15 other communities...

June 29, 2016

Aquafit is a multi-level pool workout that offers both cardiovascular and muscle conditioning by using the water’s resistance to tone your entire body. Get in the pool and give it a try!

 

Aquafit schedule for July 2016 attached...

June 28, 2016

Check out the latest council Corner Update for a summary of last night's council meeting. These updates provide a brief overview of the key items discussed City Council meetings. See our ...

June 24, 2016

Port Land Payment Agreement with City sets Course for Further Collaboration and Investment

 

The City of Prince Rupert and the Port of Prince Rupert today announced they have agreed on the value of Payments In Lieu of Taxes (PILT)...

June 23, 2016

Aquafit is a multi-level pool workout that offers both cardiovascular and muscle conditioning by using the water’s resistance to tone your entire body. Get in the pool and give it a try!

 

Aquafit schedule for June 2016 attached...

June 22, 2016

Want to know more about what the City achieved in 2015, and our goals for next year? Check out the 2015 Annual Report.  At its meeting of June 13th, 2016 Council received the ...

June 14, 2016

Check out the latest council Corner Update for a summary of last night's council meeting. These updates provide a brief overview of the key items discussed City Council meetings. See our ...

June 07, 2016

The City of Prince Rupert has hired trained professionals to treat City properties that are affected by Japanese knotweed, and we highly encourage residents and businesses to do the same on private properties. For knotweed management,  please...

June 03, 2016

Today the City launched the first in a series of Re:Build Rupert videos about infrastructural issues around Prince Rupert, and how they are being addressed. The first video explores one of Mayor and Council’s top priorities – securing the water...

May 31, 2016

Check out the latest council Corner Update for a summary of last night's council meeting. These updates provide a brief overview of the key items discussed City Council meetings. See our...

May 20, 2016

This weekend, the City has hired trained professionals to treat the highly invasive Japanese Knotweed in several areas throughout Prince Rupert. We respectfully request that residents help out by avoiding interrupting their work, so they are able...

May 19, 2016

The City would like to recognize outstanding citizens in our community who have made a tangible difference through actions which demonstrate strong principles and commitment to the public good.

 

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May 11, 2016

Check out the latest council Corner Update for a summary of last night's council meeting. These updates provide a brief overview of the key items discussed City Council meetings. 

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May 05, 2016

Do you have an interest in cemeteries?

 

The Cemetery Committee is looking for a few new members. Over the years the committee has tackled several projects, like the installation of an ossuary and the development of the Memorial...

May 02, 2016

Want to know more about some of the reconstruction efforts going on right now in the City? Check out this week's "Re:Build Rupert" Update that provides a brief summary of the ongoing projects you'll see around Prince Rupert. Please note -...

April 29, 2016

Work has been contracted to scale rock above the Millennium walkway below the Crest from the end of Cow Bay Road to the ViA rail station. The walkway will be closed from May 2nd—7th, to complete the work, which is being done as a preventive...

April 26, 2016

Check out the latest council Corner Update for a summary of last night's council meeting. These updates provide a brief overview of the key items discussed City Council meetings. 

 

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April 26, 2016

The Aquafit schedule for May is now available! 
Shade Days returns - wear your shades during any Aquafit class and be entered to win prizes! 

Aquafit is a multi-level pool workout that offers both cardiovascular and muscle...

April 26, 2016

PRINCE RUPERT, BC – In the wake of injuries sustained by the City’s Bylaw Officer while responding to a recent public complaint, the City is undertaking a pilot project to test the feasibility of the Bylaw Officer wearing a Body Worn Camera to...

April 26, 2016

Notice to Residents: Traffic will be closed through Cow Bay and 1st Avenue East to allow for construction

There will be no through traffic and limited access on Cow Bay Road starting May 2nd, and construction is expected to take at minimum...

April 22, 2016

A local pod of killer whales was spotted just 30 feet from the end of the City’s public breakwater last Tuesday. The Cow Bay Marina and public breakwater, which had their official opening recently, had loads of residents out at the end of the...

April 22, 2016

The City is saying goodbye to the big yellow schoolbus, lovingly nicknamed ‘the prison bus’, that used to transport airplane passengers from the airport on Digby Island, across on the ferry to the drop off site in front of the Highliner Inn....

April 12, 2016

Check out the latest council Corner Update for a summary of last night's council meeting. These updates provide a brief overview of the key items discussed City Council meetings. 

 

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April 08, 2016

The Aquafit schedule for April is now available! 
Aquafit is a multi-level pool workout that offers both cardiovascular and muscle conditioning by using the water’s resistance to tone your entire body. Get in the pool and give it a try!...

April 07, 2016

Community partners from a diverse array of public and private sources came together over the past few years to invest in the construction of the Cow Bay Marina and public breakwater – a City-owned asset that is already making quite the splash in...

April 05, 2016

Rupert Wood n’ Steel is now continuing their work today on behalf of the City to rehabilitate 3rd Avenue sidewalks in the downtown core. Repairs will continue on the north side of the street, in front of Service BC, and will continue up 3rd...

March 29, 2016

Pay by 4:30 pm on Thursday, March 31st, 2016 to get 10% off of your utilities bill. Otherwise utilities are due by December 31st, 2016 with no discount.

Thank you to all who have already paid!

March 22, 2016

Check out the latest council Corner Update for a summary of last night's council meeting. These updates provide a brief overview of the key items discussed City Council meetings. 

 

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March 21, 2016

The City of Prince Rupert and partners – Prince Rupert and Port Edward Economic Development Corporation and Community Futures Pacific Northwest – is inviting the public to attend the Grand Opening of the Cow Bay Marina and Public Breakwater. The...

March 15, 2016

The City of Prince Rupert is paying due respect to a long-time City Administrator, William (Bill) Jack Smith, who passed away on March 12th, 2016. The flags at Prince Rupert City Hall have been lowered to half-mast in his honour. Mr. Smith was...

March 08, 2016

Check out the latest council Corner Update for a summary of last night's council meeting. These updates provide a brief overview of the key items discussed City Council meetings.
 

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March 04, 2016

Want to know more about some of the reconstruction efforts going on right now in the City? Check out this week's "Re:Build Rupert" Update that provides a brief summary of the ongoing projects you'll see around Prince Rupert. Please note -...

February 29, 2016

March 2016 Aquafit Schedule is now available. 

 

Aquafit is a multi-level pool workout that offers both cardiovascular and muscle conditioning by using the water’s resistance to tone your entire body. Get in the pool and give it a...

February 25, 2016

PRINCE RUPERT, BC – February 25th, 2015 – Shawatlans Road to the Industrial Site will be temporarily closed beginning at the intersection of Frederick Street and Shawatlans to facilitate stabilization of the road bank as well as the water supply...

February 23, 2016

See below for a "how to" guide on how to calculate the impact of the 2016 proposed mill rate to your property taxes. The amount calculated by following the steps outlined reflects the amount proposed for the "General Levy" line item for 2016...

February 23, 2016

Check out the latest council Corner Update for a summary of last night's council meeting. These updates provide a brief overview of the key items discussed City Council meetings.

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February 19, 2016

The City of Prince Rupert is looking for public feedback on this year’s proposed budget. The meeting will be held March 14th, 2016, starting 7 pm at the Lester Centre for the Arts. Come out and provide input to Council and City staff via...

February 17, 2016

FEBRUARY  17th, 2016 – PRINCE RUPERT --  As was indicated in the release from School District 52 and Northern Health yesterday, elevated levels of lead contamination were recorded in the drinking water at several School District 52 locations....

February 10, 2016

Check out the latest council Corner Update for a summary of last night's council meeting. These updates provide a brief overview of the key items discussed City Council meetings. 

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February 09, 2016

February 2016 Aquafit Schedule is now available. 

Aquafit is a multi-level pool workout that offers both cardiovascular and muscle conditioning by using the water’s resistance to tone your entire body. Get in the pool and give it a try!...

February 04, 2016

8:55 AM PST Thursday 04 February 2016
Wind warning in effect for:

  • North Coast - coastal sections

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

 

An intense Pacific frontal system will...

February 04, 2016

Prince Rupert, BC, FEBRUARY 3rd, 2016 -- The City of Prince Rupert Bylaw has moved into the 21st century with a new Bylaw enforcement vehicle equipped with license plate recognition software – the equivalent of electronic chalking. The system...

January 26, 2016

Check out the latest council Corner Update for a summary of last night's council meeting. These updates provide a brief overview of the key items discussed City Council meetings. 

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January 25, 2016

Prince Rupert residents, 

There has been a wind warning issued for the North Coast. 

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring. An intense Pacific frontal system will bring southeast winds with speeds up to 100...

January 21, 2016

The Road Closure Bylaw 3379, 2015 has been removed from the Agenda of the January 25th, 2016 City Council meeting for further review. Public notice regarding the Road Closure Bylaw 3379, 2015 was posted in the Prince Rupert Northern View Friday,...

January 21, 2016

Want to know more about some of the reconstruction efforts going on right now in the City? Check out this week's "Re:Build Rupert" Update that provides a brief summary of the ongoing projects you'll see around Prince Rupert. Please note -...

January 12, 2016

The City has accomplished a lot in the past year - for a comprehensive list of some key successes that Prince Rupert saw in 2015, check out our City Results report.

 

 

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January 12, 2016

Please see below for the Council Corner update from this week's City Council meeting. These updates provide a brief summary of key items discussed at the most recent Council meeting. 

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January 08, 2016

January 2016 Aquafit Schedule is now available. 

Aquafit is a multi-level pool workout that offers both cardiovascular and muscle conditioning by using the water’s resistance to tone your entire body. Get in the pool and give it a try!...

December 18, 2015

City Hall will be closed for holidays from December 24, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. and reopening on January 4,  2016 at 9:30 am.

 

Payments due on December 31, 2015 will be accepted up to and including January 4th, 2016 without late penalty...

December 17, 2015

The regular Council meetings typically start at 7:00 pm and the public is welcome to attend. All regular Council meetings take place in Council’s Chamber located on the second floor at City Hall, 424 – 3rd Avenue West.

 

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December 15, 2015

The City of Prince Rupert welcomes the agreement between DP World and the Prince Rupert Port Authority that we hope will lead to further expansion of the Fairview Container Terminal.

 

“The first eight years of operation at the...

December 14, 2015

The Digby Island Ferry service is operated by the City of Prince Rupert. It connects Digby Island with downtown Prince Rupert. There will be a new ferry schedule put into effect starting December 14, 2015. Please contact the airport bus line at...

December 11, 2015

The PRPA Board offered their endorsement for the City’s Hays 2.0 vision plan this week. In a letter detailing their support, Chairman Bud Smith stated, “We commend you for your efforts. We look forward to considering with you a number of topics...

December 11, 2015

The sidewalk in front of the fire-damaged former New Moon restaurant will be closed while contractors work on removing the building. We thank the public for their patience during the deconstruction period.

December 08, 2015

Please see below for the Council Corner update from this week's City Council meeting. These updates provide a brief summary of key items discussed at the most recent Council meeting. 

 

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December 07, 2015

The City Engineering and Public Works Department survey and video crew will be conducting work on Highway 16 to gather information on the roadway. The public can expect crews to be operating from the bridge crossing Hays Creek next to the Civic...

December 07, 2015

The next storm system will arrive overnight.

This special weather statement is for the next in the series of Pacific low pressure systems approaching the British Columbia Coast.

Southeast winds of 60 to 80 km/h ahead of the system...

December 07, 2015

The Digby Island Ferry service is operated by the City of Prince Rupert. It connects Digby Island with downtown Prince Rupert. There will be a new ferry schedule put into effect starting December 14, 2015. Please contact the airport bus line at...

December 04, 2015

Want to know more about some of the reconstruction efforts going on right now in the City? Check out the latest "Re:Build Rupert" Update that provides a brief summary of the ongoing projects you'll see around Prince Rupert. Please note -...

December 02, 2015

December 2015 Aquafit Schedule is now available. 

Aquafit is a multi-level pool workout that offers both cardiovascular and muscle conditioning by using the water’s resistance to tone your entire body. Get in the pool and give it a try!...

December 01, 2015

The Digby Island Ferry service is operated by the City of Prince Rupert. It connects Digby Island with downtown Prince Rupert. There will be a new ferry schedule put into effect starting December 2, 2015. Please contact the airport bus line at...

November 26, 2015

The City is pleased to share Mayor and Council's Hays 2.0 vision statement with you - which outlines the City's long-term vision for Prince Rupert, and the values that will guide our decision-making processes for decades to come. We will be...

November 25, 2015

Please see below for the Council Corner update from this week's City Council meeting, November 23rd, 2015. These updates provide a brief summary of key items discussed at the most recent Council meeting. Check back for our next update, the week...

November 25, 2015

**PLEASE NOTE - closure will be all day Thursday. Due to cold weather, the concrete failed to set overnight, requiring an extension of the closure. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience. 

The City will be closing Rushbrook Boat launch...

November 20, 2015

PRINCE RUPERT, BC – NOVEMBER 20th, 2015 – At their next meeting, November 23rd, City Council will vote on whether to implement changes to the way that fees at the Recreation Complex are structured. The proposed changes will...

November 17, 2015

Want to know more about some of the reconstruction efforts going on right now in the City? Check out this week's "Re:Build Rupert" Update that provides a brief summary of the ongoing projects you'll see around Prince Rupert. Please note -...

November 16, 2015

Outage Bulletin from BC Hydro

 

Affected Areas: Prince Rupert, Northern Port Edward

Transmission is out causing a black out to the Prince Rupert area. It appears to be a permanent fault. Rupert Gas Turbine is being started to...

November 16, 2015

The Digby Island Ferry service is operated by the City of Prince Rupert. It connects Digby Island with downtown Prince Rupert. There will be a new ferry schedule put into effect starting August 7th, 2015. Please contact the airport bus line at...

November 16, 2015

Issued at: 2:14 AM PST Monday 16 November 2015

Wind warning in effect for:

    North Coast - coastal sections

 

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

A low pressure system offshore will...

November 13, 2015

Interested in knowing more about what recreation opportunities are available in Prince Rupert this winter? Check out the 2015 Winter Leisure guide for recreation facility schedules and course listings on everything from art to exercise, climbing...

November 12, 2015

Please see below for the Council Corner update from this week's City Council meeting. These updates provide a brief summary of key items discussed at the most recent Council meeting. Check back for our next update, the week of November 23rd!...

November 06, 2015

PRINCE RUPERT, BC – NOVEMBER 6TH, 2015 – Due to stringent construction practices, weather issues and tidal windows, the public boat launch area will be closed up to and including Friday, November 13th, 2015. The project has been moving along...

November 02, 2015

The Public Works department has discovered a broken water main at the intersection of Crestview Drive and Applewhaite Drive. Applewhaite Drive is anticipated to be closed for at least a week to excavate and repair the watermain and road. In the...

October 29, 2015

Want to know more about some of the reconstruction efforts going on right now in the City? Check out our "Re:Build Rupert" Update that provides a brief summary of the ongoing projects you'll see around Prince Rupert. Please note - completion...

October 28, 2015

PRINCE RUPERT, BC – OCTOBER 28th, 2015 – The City would like to provide clarification concerning an advertisement printed in the October 28th edition of the Prince Rupert Northern View by NI. Ritao regarding Watson Island. In 2013, the City and...

October 27, 2015

Starting tomorrow, the City Public Works Department is undertaking major improvements to the Rushbrook boat launch. From Wednesday, October 28, 2015 until Thursday, November 5, 2015 the public boat launch area will be closed to replace the...

October 23, 2015

Prince Rupert City Council will be holding a meeting open to the public at 7pm on October 26, 2015 at Prince Rupert City Hall (424, 3rd Ave West).

 

All requests to Mayor and Council are to be submitted to the Corporate...

October 22, 2015

On October 24th, the Prince Rupert office of the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre is hosting a community shoreline cleanup as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Join them at Rushbrook at 10am to help remove harmful shoreline...

October 21, 2015

Emergency repairs of the water main at 8th avenue East and Frederick St have now been completed. Though originally thought to be a break in the water main, the problem actually stemmed from a valve failure. This failure caused decreased water...

October 20, 2015

October 20th, 2015 – The City of Prince Rupert will be rehabilitating all sidewalks on 3rd avenue over the next five years as part of an effort to encourage activity and beautify the City’s downtown core. The work is part of a broader plan that...

October 14, 2015

Earthquake Awareness Exercise Tomorrow Across BC 

 

Want to know about how you and your family can be prepared for an earthquake? October 15th is officially "ShakeOut BC Day," with people worldwide practicing how to Drop, Cover, and...

October 13, 2015

The City has hired a new Communications Manager, Veronika Stewart, to help improve communications between the City of Prince Rupert and our residents. 

 

Veronika was born and raised in Prince Rupert. She has returned to her...

October 10, 2015

Issued at 2015-10-10 3:58AM PDT by Environment Canada:
Wind warning issued for:
   Haida Gwaii, B.C. (081100)
   North Coast - coastal sections, B.C. (089100)

 

Current details:

 

The third and...

October 09, 2015

PRINCE RUPERT, BC – OCTOBER 8th, 2015 -- During the City’s routine inspection of the bunker sea oil tanks located in Moresby Park, it was noted that a small amount of contaminated rainwater had escaped from a minor tear in a tank caused by a...

October 09, 2015

City calling for volunteers - Emergency Response Volunteer Recruitment Evening Tuesday October 20th, 2015 from 5 - 8 pm at the Salvation Army, Grenville Court. 

Make a difference in your community when an emergency strikes! Evening...

October 08, 2015

Prince Rupert residents – be prepared for a stormy Thanksgiving weekend!

 

There is a wind and rain warning in effect for the North and Central Coast through Sunday. From Thursday evening into Friday stronger southeasterly winds and...

October 07, 2015

This year’s Federal Election will be held Monday, October 19th, 2015. The Prince Rupert polling station will be the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre, which will be open for voting from 7 am to 7 pm. For more information and to check if you are registered...

October 01, 2015

Prince Rupert City Council will be holding a meeting open to the public at 7pm on October 5, 2015 at Prince Rupert City Hall (424, 3rd Ave West).

 

All requests to Mayor and Council are to be submitted to the Corporate Administrator...

September 30, 2015

Rushbrook boat launch temporary closure for capital improvements

 

Starting Wednesday, October 28, 2015 until Thursday, November 5, 2015 the public boat launch area will be closed to replace the deteriorated ramp. The upper parking...

September 30, 2015

October 2015 Aquafit Schedule is now available.

 

Aquafit is a multi-level pool workout that offers both cardiovascular and muscle conditioning by using the water’s resistance to tone your entire body. Get in the pool and give it a...

September 16, 2015

Conservation - Outdoor - Recreation - Education

The CORE program will be hosted at the The Prince Rupert Recreation Complex on October 26 - November 2, 2015.

 

The CORE program features:

Conservation

First Aid...

September 16, 2015

September 2015 Aquafit Schedule is now available.

 

The Earl Mah Aquatic Centre re-opens on Monday, September 21, 2015. That means Aquafit is back! Check out the schedule and join us; regular admission applies.

 

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September 11, 2015

Prince Rupert City Council will be holding a meeting open to the public at 7pm on September 14, 2015 at Prince Rupert City Hall (424, 3rd Ave West).

 

All requests to Mayor and Council are to be submitted to the Corporate...

September 01, 2015

Conservation - Outdoor - Recreation - Education

The CORE program will be hosted at the The Prince Rupert Recreation Complex on September 8 - September 15, 2015.

 

The CORE program features:

Conservation

First...

August 31, 2015

Prince Rupert City Council will be holding a meeting open to the public at 7pm on September 1, 2015 at Prince Rupert City Hall (424, 3rd Ave West).

 

All requests to Mayor and Council are to be submitted to the Corporate...

August 28, 2015

The Fall Active Living & Community Resource Guide is now available in print and online! Be sure to leaf through it to learn about the new, exciting programs that are taking place at the Prince Rupert Recreation Complex this season. Attend the...

August 19, 2015

The City of Prince Rupert provides financial assistance (cash and ‘in kind’) to various Community Groups through the Community Enhancement Grant process. If your group would like to be considered for funding through the 2016 Community Enhancement...

August 05, 2015

Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced an investment of $4 million for two projects to support the marine trade and marine tourism sectors in Prince Rupert. 

 

For...

August 05, 2015

Prince Rupert Proceeds with Clean-up of Watson Island Pulp Mill

The City of Prince Rupert announced today that a Contract has been signed with NRI Group for work towards the orderly removal of assets and decommissioning of a substantial...

August 05, 2015

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Public Hearing for August 10, 2015 has been cancelled.  Consequently, this is a new Notice of Public Hearing with respect to Zoning Amendment Bylaw 3376, 2015.  Generally the purpose of the bylaw is to amend...

July 07, 2015

Update: July 13, 2015

The City of Prince Rupert has lifted the fire ban within the municipality, as per Bylaw 2944, 1995.

 

 

 

As of July 3rd, 2015, campfires and open burning are prohibited throughout the...

July 07, 2015

Cancelled Notice of Public Hearing with respect to Zoning Bylaw 3376, 2015

 

Purpose: Generally, the purpose of the bylaw is to amend the Zoning Bylaw to permit an “Impoundment Yard” in M1 Light Industrial Zone.

 

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June 22, 2015

City of Prince Rupert Launches Housing Needs Questionnaire in Concurrence with the Go Plan Survey, to Collect Data on the Housing Needs for Residents without Permanent Addresses.

 

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June 11, 2015

1).  Notice of Public Hearing with respect to QLOCP Amendment Bylaw 3365, 2015 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw 3366, 2015

 

2).  Notice of Public Hearing with respect to to Zoning Amendment Bylaw 3372, 2015.

 

...

May 29, 2015

Your confidential response will help us to plan effectively and develop strategies that:

 

• Understand and manage impacts related to major projects

• Preserve affordable housing options

• Prioritize...

May 11, 2015

City of Prince Rupert develops $1.3 million annual Planning for Major Projects Budget in wake of LNG

 

Full press release available for download below:

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May 11, 2015

It’s been five months since our new Council has taken office, and we are pleased to provide you with the first of many community updates.

 

We anticipate this first issue of our Community Update will prove informative to our readers...

May 11, 2015

To claim your electronic home owners grant, go to princerupert.ca/ehog and enter your property folio number (on your tax notice) and your access code (also on your tax notice).

E-HOG is available at...

May 11, 2015

Starting Monday May 11 there will a traffic flow disruption on Summit Avenue from Roosevelt School to the Hospital entrance due to the City, Adventure Paving & BC Hydro doing road maintenance until till further notice.

May 06, 2015

Please see the important emergency alerting update, attached. There will be a test of this new system today at 13:58 hours (1:58 pm). 

 

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March 17, 2015

As part of Tsunami Preparedness Week, Emergency Management BC is excited to launch the new Earthquake and Tsunami Smart Manual that encourages British Columbians to know the risks, get prepared and make a plan. An electronic version of this...

March 17, 2015

Pursuant to section 40 of the Community Charter, the City of Prince Rupert hereby gives notice that it will consider the Road Closure and Removal of Road Dedication Bylaw No. 3364, 2015 (the “Road Closure Bylaw”) at the April 13, 2015...

March 17, 2015

Pursuant to section 40 of the Community Charter, the City of Prince Rupert hereby gives notice that it will consider Road Closure and Removal of Road Dedication Bylaw No. 3363 (the “Road Closure Bylaw”) at the April 13, 2015 Regular...

March 17, 2015

Pursuant to section 40 of the Community Charter, the City of Prince Rupert hereby gives notice that it will consider Road Closure and Removal of Road Dedication Bylaw No. 3360 (the “Road Closure Bylaw”) at the April 13, 2015 Regular...

March 10, 2015

Congratulations to the Prince Rupert Port Authority and Maher Terminals on the announcement of Phase 2 at the Fairview Container Port.

 

"Maher Terminals Holding Corp., the operator of the Port of Prince Rupert’s Fairview Container...

March 05, 2015

The City of Prince Rupert will provide citizens an opportunity to digitally voice their opinion during the Special Council Meeting on March 9th at the Lester Centre of the Arts.

Mayor, City Council, and City Administration have prepared...

January 27, 2015

Notice of Special Council Meeting

 

Notice is hereby given that a SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING will be held on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 424 – 2nd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, B.C....

January 26, 2015

Prince Rupert RCMP and Emergency Services marching today in support of fallen Alberta RCMP Const. David Wynn.

 

 

Photo courtesy of City Employee, January 26, 2015.

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January 21, 2015

The City of Prince Rupert’s Public Works Department will be rerouting traffic or temporarily closing the intersection in the 500 Block of 3rd Avenue and 4th Street/Fulton on January 22 & 23, 2015 (Thursday & Friday) in order to replace...

January 16, 2015

The City of Prince Rupert has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with other local governments from Northwest BC to participate in the BC Resource Benefits Alliance (RBA).

“There will be a potential of $16-32 billion dollars...

January 16, 2015

For those planning to attend, you will have to print this Registration Form and mail it back to us (or drop it at the Special Events/Homecoming

office) with your payment of $100.00 per person attached as you will not be completely...

January 08, 2015

The regular Council meetings typically start at 7:00 pm and the public is welcome to attend. All regular Council meetings take place in Council’s Chamber located on the second floor at City Hall, 424 – 3rd Avenue West.

...

January 08, 2015

The City of Prince Rupert hereby gives notice that it will consider Road Closure and Removal of Road Dedication Bylaw No. 3357, 2014 (the “Road Closure Bylaw”) at the January 12, 2015 Regular Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. The Road Closure Bylaw...

December 24, 2014

 

Recreation fees are changing. See link below for details.

 

Fees

December 10, 2014

Prince Rupert Recreation has released 2015 Winter Guide

 

Please click link below.

 

Prince Rupert Winter Active Living Guide...

December 08, 2014

EXTENDED HOLIDAY SHOPPING HOURS AND

FREE TRANSIT ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

 

PRINCE RUPERT – The City of Prince Rupert and BC Transit are getting into the holiday...

December 05, 2014

City of Prince Rupert
NOTICE
Special Council Meeting
Monday, December 8, 2014 5:00 p.m.
 

Special Meeting Notice and Special Notice of Cancellation for December 8, 2014

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December 04, 2014

December 4th, 2014
Unanimous Support for Change with LNG Zoning of DL 444

 

Prince Rupert turns the corner with new Mayor Lee Brain at the helm, acknowledging the former...

December 02, 2014

City of Prince Rupert Zoning of DL 444

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
7:00 pm
Highliner Inn

 

The Public Hearing is being held on December 3rd...

December 01, 2014

For the INAUGURAL MEETING of Council to be held on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 5:00p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 424- 3rd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, B.C. 

 

...

November 21, 2014

City of Prince Rupert Zoning of DL 444

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Highliner Inn

 

The Public Meeting that is being held...

November 20, 2014

2014 Official Municipal Election Results
November 20, 2014

 

 

 

 

Official Results

 

November 17, 2014

City of Prince Rupert

NOTICE OF CHANGE OF COUNCIL MEETING

 

Notice is hereby given that the Regular Council Meeting scheduled Monday, November
17th, 2014 has been cancelled and rescheduled to be held on Monday,...

November 15, 2014

CITY OF PRINCE RUPERT
ELECTION RESULTS
November 15, 2014

 

 

Live results will be displayed after polls close at 8pm

 

City of Prince Rupert will be providing un-official election...

November 14, 2014

CITY OF PRINCE RUPERT
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Highliner Inn

 

The City of Prince Rupert welcomes community members to attend a Public...

November 14, 2014

CITY OF PRINCE RUPERT
FREE TRANSIT SERVICE
Saturday, November 15th, 2014

 

The City of Prince Rupert in conjunction with BC Transit will be offering free transit service, all day (8:25 am to 6:45 pm),...

November 10, 2014

Applications for Amendments to Quality of Life Official Community Plan & Zoning Bylaw Amendments

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing with respect to the "Quality of Life Official Community Plan
Amendment Bylaw 3354,...

October 21, 2014

FRIDAY OCTOBER 24th
OPEN ICE HOCKEY

 

Regular admission.
Parents welcome, Helmets and gloves
Kids Full gear.

 

8:45 AM - 10:00 AM 8 years and under

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM 9...

October 21, 2014

27th Annual Community

Halloween Fest

 

Friday October 31st, 2014

Jim Ciccone Civic Centre

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Fireworks at 8:15pm

 

 

Teen Swim - Friday October 31st

8:00pm to 10:...

October 17, 2014

CITY OF PRINCE RUPERT 2014 GENERAL ELECTION
NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING

 

GENERAL VOTING DAY will be open to qualified electors of the City of Prince Rupert on
Saturday, November 15th, 2014 between...

October 14, 2014

2014 Prince Rupert General Local Elections and General School Election

Declaration of Candidates

 

 

Mayor

Tony Briglio...

October 10, 2014

CITY OF PRINCE RUPERT AND PORT AUTHORITY
REACH AGREEMENT ON PORT LAND PAYMENTS

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014

 

 

PRINCE RUPERT, BRITISH COLUMBIA — The City of Prince Rupert and the Prince...

October 09, 2014

Prince Rupert Recreation Complex

Annual Shutdown Extended Through October

 

The Prince Rupert Recreation Complex’s tentative opening date of the Earl Mah Aquatic Centre...

October 06, 2014

BOIL WATER ADVISORY UPDATE

 

 

Please be advised the Boil Water Advisory in your area has been lifted. The City of Prince Rupert in conjunction with Northern Health have established that the water is safe to...

October 03, 2014

Boil Water Advisory Update:

 

October 3, 2014

 

The City of Prince Rupert, with assistance from our Engineers and Northern Health, will be
continuing the elevated flushing program. We anticipate this program to...

October 02, 2014

Boil Water Advisory Update:

 

October 2, 2014

 

The City of Prince Rupert, with assistance from our Engineers and Northern Health, will be
performing an elevated flushing program starting today...

October 01, 2014

Boil Water Advisory Update:

 

October 1, 2014

 

The City of Prince Rupert, with assistance from our Engineers and Northern Health, will be performing an elevated flushing program commencing tomorrow in...

September 30, 2014

The City of Prince Rupert is working diligently with Northern Health and the Engineers of Record on the water system to rectify the water quality issue in the Section 2 area.

 

We will be performing uni-directional flushing of the...

September 29, 2014

BOIL WATER ADVISORY – NOTICE TO USERS

 

As of 4:30pm on September 29, 2014, the City of Prince Rupert has issued a BOIL WATER ADVISORY for all users of the water system from the 1400 blk to the 1900 blk of 2nd...

September 22, 2014

The Prince Rupert Recreation Complex’s tentative opening date of the Earl Mah Aquatic Centre has been extended from September 21 to October 14, 2014 due to delay of the arrival of a custom-built part.

 

“We are currently waiting...

August 29, 2014

The 6th Avenue Bridge has been temporarily opened until we finalize the repairs which are tentatively scheduled to start in September.  We anticipate a short closure; however every effort will be made to accommodate bridge traffic.

 

...
August 29, 2014

The City of Prince Rupert is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Willa Thorpe as our Director of Recreation and Community Services.

 

Willa has extensive experience in Recreation Management. She served as Event and Sales...

August 06, 2014

The City would like to recognize outstanding citizens in our community who have made a tangible difference through actions and within these actions have demonstrated particular principles. Below is a list of awards that the City currently...

August 06, 2014

The City of Prince Rupert provides financial assistance (cash and ‘in kind’) to various Community Groups through the Community Enhancement Grant process. If your group would like to be considered for funding through the 2015 Community Enhancement...

August 01, 2014

The Earl Mah Aquatic Centre will be closed for an annual shut down on August 3, 2014. The Earl Mah Aquatic Centre is expected to re-open on September 21, 2014. A further update on the re-opening date will be available at the beginning of...

August 01, 2014

The Digby Island Ferry service is operated by the City of Prince Rupert. It connects Digby Island with downtown Prince Rupert. There will be a new ferry schedule put into effect starting August 4th, 2014. Please contact the airport bus line at...

July 16, 2014

The City of Prince Rupert has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Watson Island LNG Corporation (WILNG) to repurpose Watson Island into a small LNG export terminal. WILNG will now take the time to perform their due diligence surrounding...

July 04, 2014

Please note that the 6th Avenue Bridge will be closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic effective Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at 8:00 am for approximately 6 weeks. The purpose of this closure is to complete the restoration as part of the 2014...

July 02, 2014

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing with respect to the Zoning Amendment Bylaw 3349, 2014 will be held on Monday, July 28, 2014, commencing at 7:00p.m. in Council Chambers, Second Floor of City Hall, 424 West 3rd Avenue, Prince Rupert, B...

July 01, 2014

If you are interested in helping shape the future of our Recreation Department please submit a letter of interest no later than March 14, 2014 at 4:00pm. Please include a written description of your skills and experiences that are relevant to the...

June 19, 2014

The Financial Statements contained in the Statement of Financial Information under the Financial Information Act have been prepared by management in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles or stated accounting principles, and the...

May 28, 2014

Welcome to the City’s 2013 Annual Report. As the Mayor, along with City Councillors, the staff and employees, we encourage you to read this document, and be informed about our City. Consider the Strategic Plan Scorecard, the Goals and the Degree...

May 16, 2014

The Prince Rupert Summer Recreation Guide  will be delivered mid-June to 5800 homes, apartments and businesses in Prince Rupert & Port Edward. Local community organizations wishing to promote your services or summer activities are invited to...

May 16, 2014

In accordance with Sections 26 and 94 of the Community Charter, the City of Prince Rupert gives notice of its intention to lease. The City intends to lease to the Prince Rupert City and Regional Archives Society (the “Archives”) a portion of the...

May 16, 2014

Prince Rupert Council is committed to increasing community participation and involvement at the Recreation Centre. At the January 20th, 2014 Council meeting, Council considered a bylaw to establish a Recreation Commission in partnership with...