Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Municipal Government -- Discussion Points related to Prince Rupert City Council 2017



Our Quick reference and archive of items from Civic Departments, or on issues that come up for discussion at City Council Sessions in 2017. As well as any other notes of relevance to Prince Rupert.

The Archive of our City Council Meeting Previews, Reviews and Timelines can be found here.

Items of Note for 2017

May


May 29 -- Destination Ottawa for City officials on way to municipal meetings  NCR
May 29 -- City seeks summer student for Information Technology position  NCR
May 26 -- Sustainable Cities conference re-energizes Mayor's Desires for community engagement  NCR
May 26 -- City spat with CN takes spotlight as Seafest weekend approaches  NCR
May 26 -- Councillor Cunningham reinforces his desire for more information sharing with the public  NCR
May 26 -- Council looks to move on Mirau's call for more transparency on closed council issues  NCR
May 25 -- A need for more details on McKay street safety issues  NCR
May 23 -- Council to consider Closed meetings process at tonight's session NCR
May 23 -- Council to hear proposal for cycling path to connect Civic Centre to Cow Bay Rushbrook Trail  NCR
May 18 -- City's waterline infrastructure plans capture the attention of Industrial publication  NCR
May 17 -- Mayor Brain to explore environmental issues at Renewable cities conference  NCR
May 17 -- Local group looking to revitalize a Prince Rupert park (audio)
May 17 -- McKay Street Project Fundraising campaign launched  NCR
May 16 -- Downtown paving project has Councillor Cunningham reinforcing need for container truck bypass route  NCR
May 15 -- City of Prince Rupert to join Northwest initiative for worker recruitment  NCR
May 15 -- Council reworks the calendar, shifting May 29th Council session to the 23rd  NCR
May 12 -- Councillor Mirau to seek council discussion on Closed Meetings process NCR
May 12 -- Most on City Council show enthusiasm for renovation plans for old Neptune Inn NCR
May 12 -- Green initiatives make for expansive discussion in Council Chambers NCR
May 12 -- Change to Airport Board make up takes to the letters pages NCR
May 12 -- City's Financial Statements meet with approval from auditors NCR
May 11 -- Prince Rupert delegation shares transportation themes with Ketchikan chamber  NCR
May 11 -- And the traffic shall flow again  NCR
May 8 -- Prince Rupert City Council's election Quiz  NCR
May 8 -- City seeks bids for Earl Mah Aquatic Centre Hot Tub Replacement program NCR
May 8 -- Council to receive update on city's progress on Community energy and emissions plan  NCR
May 5 -- Few options available to Council to force Clean Up of Downtown eyesores  NCR
May 5 -- Resource Benefits Alliance hails NDP leader's support for better arrangement  NCR
May 5 -- North Central Government officials wrap up week of convention duties in Terrace today  NCR
May 5 -- First phase of Prince Rupert paving projects underway NCR
May 4 -- Metlakatla Elders/Seniors complex heads towards public overview  NCR
May 4 -- City points towards external issues when it comes to financial pressures  NCR
May 3 -- City of Prince Rupert applies for Phase 3 water grant
May 2 -- Long road begins for new Prince Rupert arts, culture space
May 1 -- B.C's Lieutenant Governor pays her first official visit to the city

April

April 28 -- North Coast municipalities bring revenue sharing fight to Province of B.C.
April 28 -- Re-paving process on Second and Third Avenues to take place at night
April 27 -- City passes 2017 tax increase, but not before taking aim at Province of B.C., District of Port Edward agreements
April 27 -- Prince Rupert Council in brief: April 24 meeting
April 21 -- Prince Rupert now makes for a destination on the "West Coast Whale Trail"  NCR
April 21 -- City to consider old King Edward School site for Seniors Housing proposal at Monday's meeting  NCR
April 21 -- City changes direction for airport oversight; with four new members named to Prince Rupert Airport Authority Board  NCR
April 20 -- City seeks requests for proposals on Moresby Park removal and improvement project  NCR
April 19 -- Final design for McKay Street Park Project to be revealed at Community Meeting April 25  NCR
April 18 -- Community Resource Directory goes live, offering archive of contacts for range of local programs and services  NCR
April 14 -- City's exclusives, diminish appearances of transparency  NCR
April 14 -- Mayor Brain offers short synopsis of Pembina plans for Watson Island  NCR
April 14 -- West side residents to see Second Avenue Bridge closures during remediation work  NCR
April 14 -- Election candidates to be asked to weigh in on local issues through City Council question process NCR
April 14 -- Council to seek answers on Canada 150 Grant distributions  NCR
April 13 -- Include Port Edward in Watson island plans: Mayor MacDonald
April 13 -- Second Avenue Bridge closed intermittently until May 5
April 13 -- Council says No to 2.25% mill rate increase tied to snow removal, returns to 1.5% plan  NCR
April 13 -- Province's Prince Rupert paving project looks to May 1st start  NCR
April 12 -- Council shoots down 2.25 per cent mill rate increase
April 12 -- Mayor, council should be ashamed of Vimy snub
April 12 -- A shameful day in Rupert
April 11 -- Propane Gas Terminal proposed for Watson Island
April 11 -- Pembina makes plans for propane shipment terminal at Watson Island  NCR
April 11 -- City inks deal with Pembina for Watson Island propane terminal
April 7 -- Wildlife interpretive centre pitched to Rupert council
April 7 -- City of Prince Rupert trying to push through tax mill rate increase going up another 50%
April 7 -- With Special Session set for Tuesday, City Council to consider increasing mill rate for 2017 to 2.25 per cent  NCR
April 7 -- Another Northwest community hops onboard the Province's Highway 16 Transit plan  NCR
April 5 -- Redesign Rupert preparing two initiatives for upcoming launch NCR
April 5 -- More work underway for Second Avenue Bridge  NCR
April 4 -- Business walk gives Prince Rupert Council a tour of the city's economic health  (audio)
April 4 -- North Pacific Cannery Historical Site to receive $75,000 grant  NCR
April 3 -- Extra cold winter creates more potholes on Rupert roads

March

March 31 -- Welcome to the end of March, it's Payment due day for the City's Utility billing NCR
March 31 -- City cancels second council meeting of 2017
March 30 -- With another cancellation, City Council frees up your Monday evening for you ...  NCR
March 29 -- Cow Bay Marina opens applications for three summer positions  NCR
March 28 -- Budget consultation wraps up
March 28 -- Marijuana smells a nuisance
March 27 -- Prince Rupert's Friendship House to share in Community Vehicle funding  NCR
March 27 -- April date set for Public Information session on Neptune Inn conversion proposal  NCR
March 27 -- Pedestrian hit at Prince Rupert crosswalk opens questions about lighting (audio)
March 24 -- Wildlife interpretation display proposed for Prince Rupert NCR
March 23 -- Council takes note of complaints related to Medicinal Grow Op smells  NCR
March 22 -- Provincial assessment process remains significant irritant for City Council members  NCR
March 22 -- At City Council, there is No Feud, like an Old Feud!  NCR
March 22 -- Agenda oversight? Public comment period opportunity excluded at Council for second time in three months NCR
March 21 -- Funding for Woodworth Dam project  (video)
March 21 -- Prince Rupert Budget meeting (video)
March 21 -- City celebrates Federal/Provincial funding for water projects  NCR
March 21 -- Challenges ahead for those that seek out Airport Society Board positions  NCR
March 20 -- City of Prince Rupert seeks Board representatives for Community groups  NCR
March 20 -- Prince Rupert, Port Edward infrastructure projects included in Friday funding announcement  
March 17 -- Construction on 3rd and McBride now underway
March 17 -- With few in attendance, Budget Consultation session takes but thirty seven minutes  NCR
March 16 -- Long delayed work on Third and McBride intersection light now underway  NCR
March 15 -- Prince Rupert Budget consultation preview (video)
March 15 -- First of Two Budget comment opportunities takes place tonight at City Hall  NCR
March 15 -- City of Prince Rupert submission among many included in comment process for Aurora LNG  NCR
March 14 -- More Federal funding to be made available for infrastructure use  NCR
March 13 -- City inks $6.9M water contract
March 13 -- Rushbrook Trail plans go to tender NCR
March 9 -- Prince Rupert property taxes going up ... again
March 9 -- Councillor Mirau offers salute to Chamber of Commerce Awards NCR
March 9 -- Council gives nod to northeastern BC firm for Shawatlan Raw Water Supply project  NCR
March 8 -- Shovel snow or pay in Prince Rupert (video)
March 8 -- Ongoing snow issues on the mind of City Councillors  NCR
March 8 -- Familiar themes and a mill rate increase mark Budget Presentation to Council  NCR
March 7 -- Hays Creek Riparian proposal (video)
March 7 -- Phase one of Shawatlan Water supply project approved (video)
March 6 -- Snow removal correspondence irks property manager
March 6 -- Contract for Shawatlan Raw Water project on agenda for Council tonight  NCR
March 6 -- Budget Presentation tonight highlight's council's focus for 2017 financials  NCR
March 4 -- City's Watson Island news generates favourable reviews from Provincial election candidates NCR
March 2 -- Watson Island decommissioning (video)
March 2 -- City's latest industrial travelogue tours the Watson Island site  NCR
March 1 -- Watson Island pulp mill decommissioning nearing completion
March 1 -- Eighty per cent of Watson Island decommissioned

February

February 28 -- A little renovation, a little relocation for City Hall Customer Services  NCR
February 24 -- For City Council, it's becoming a case of Government by Announcement  NCR
February 24 -- Payment Due! As city's utility bills arrive with March deadline  NCR
February 24 -- Mayor unveils Waterfront plan for Rotary luncheon crowd  NCR
February 23 -- Prince Rupert waterfront plans unveiled (video)
February 23 -- Highway 16 repaving through Prince Rupert starting in the Spring
February 23 -- Prince Rupert mayor reveals design plans for waterfront access 
February 23 -- Contract awarded for province's Second Avenue paving project
February 23 -- Province awards contract for Prince Rupert's Big Pave project to Okanagan firm  NCR
February 23 -- Council to offer comments of support for a number of community initiatives  NCR
February 22 -- The problem with Public Comment period is ... sometimes there are public comments! NCR
February 21 -- Prince Rupert issues make for Throne speech response from MLA Rice  NCR
February 17 -- Rushbrook trail getting restored (audio)
February 17 -- NWCC students to seek city's help in campaign for Adult Basic Education  NCR
February 17 -- Waterfront access to come with restoration of Rushbrook Trail
February 17 -- City of Prince Rupert makes Rushbrook Trail handover official  NCR
February 16 -- City looks for Board Representative for Lester Centre  NCR
February 15 -- Mayor Brain declares February 2017 Toastmasters month
February 15 -- Prince Rupert, Port Edward population drops
February 15 -- City prohibits marijuana, but not medical clinic
February 15 -- Aurora LNG engages community council
February 10 -- Waterfront landmark looks for a little TLC and a new chance to serve  NCR
February 9 -- Councillor Thorkelson outlines civic efforts towards reconciliation process  NCR
February 9 -- Council celebrates the art of the speech, declaring February as Toastmasters Month in Prince Rupert  NCR
February 9 -- Cel service woes have City officials seeking solutions  NCR
February 8 -- CNR Heritage building (video)
February 8 -- Census data shows decline in population on North Coast
February 8 -- Pot Shop Ban (video)
February 8 -- Councillor Cunningham raises concerns over potential health service losses, should the status of Terrace Hospital change NCR
February 8 -- Council makes Board Appointments official at Monday Session NCR
February 8 -- Aurora LNG outlines short and long term ambitions for Digby Island Terminal Project NCR 
February 8 -- Public Hearing offers community feedback as Prince Rupert Council moves forward on marijuana plans NCR
February 8 -- Statistics Canada Census results show Prince Rupert population continues to decrease  NCR
February 6 -- Prince Rupert Fire/Rescue starts hiring process for Open Positions NCR
February 3 -- City to hear of grant opportunity related to former VIA/CNR Rail station at Rotary Waterfront Park  NCR
February 3 -- Aurora LNG to make presentation to Council Monday evening  NCR
February 3 -- A Big cheque for a Big Announcement; City of Prince Rupert and Lester Centre ign three year funding agreement  NCR
February 2 -- Lester Centre Funding Agreement (video)
February 2 -- City's one year commercial marijuana prohibition plan is the focus for Public Hearing next week  NCR

January

January 31 -- Province of British Columbia still hopeful that North Coast hops onboard the Highway 16 Shuttle Bus plan  NCR
January 27 -- Legacy Corporation land plans turn gaze towards Watson Island  NCR
January 25 -- City of Prince Rupert puts Recreation Centre renovations out for bid process  NCR
January 24 -- Clark promising infrastructure for Rupert
January 19 -- City cancels January 23 council meeting
January 19 -- City sees Board Member for Port Edward Historical Society position NCR
January 19 -- Premier Christy Clark visits Prince Rupert, Lax Kw'alaams
January 18 -- City Council cancels Regular Council session for January 23rd; owing to inability to finalize Agenda items  NCR
January 18 -- Tick tock, the tot park waits for city approval
January 16 -- Neptune Inn tagged for senior's housing
January 12 -- Councillor Cunningham calls for more public updates for Council sessions  NCR
January 11 -- City's icy sidewalks still a concern for Councillor Cunningham  NCR
January 11 -- Council moves forward with Neptune Inn plan for Seniors Housing NCR
January 11 -- Prince Rupert plans for Pot Shop Prohibition for one year NCR
January 11 -- Medicinal Cannabis Resource Centre says proposed Prince Rupert pot shop ban won't affect business NCR
January 10 -- Prince Rupert wants to ban marijuana shops until 2018  (audio)
January 9 -- City Council to be asked to lend support for North Pacific Cannery's renewed quest for UNESCO designation  NCR
January 6 -- Details on proposed Seniors Housing project for Neptune site to be reviewed by Council NCR
January 6 -- Prince Rupert Council to tackle issue of Commercial Marijuana dispensaries at Monday session  NCR
January 6 -- Here comes the snow, Pacific system brings some accumulations this afternoon  NCR
January 5 -- Woodworth Water supply replacement program (video)
January 5 -- Woodworth Lake Water Transmission bid process now underway with late January deadline  NCR
January 4 -- City starts off 2017 with a hiring call  NCR
January 3 -- BC Assessment notices available online; set to arrive this week by mail  NCR
January 3 -- City looks to finalize Legacy land shift this week  NCR
January 1 -- As 2016 ends ... A Council Midterm: Many, many plans, results still to be determined  NCR

Archive of items from 2016 can be found here.
Archive of items from 2015 can be found here
Archive of items from 2014 can be found here.
Archive of items from 2013 and 2012 can be found here.

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