Friday, August 8, 2014

Port Edward Harbour Authority to benefit from Small Craft Harbour investment

The Port Edward Harbour Authority will receive funding from a Small Harbours improvement project announced on Friday by the Federal Government.

The investment program will provide Port Edward with a share of the 2.5 million dollars allocated for  projects in British Columbia, with the Port Edward portion to be used in reconstruction of the wharf substructure that supports a net storage building on the Port Edward waterfront.

The full announcement from the Federal Government can be found here.

No breakdown  as to how much of that 2.5 million dollar investment will be directed towards work destined for the Porpoise Harbour facility in Port Edward Harbour.

Port Edward Porpoise Harbour entrance
The topic of required work on local infrastructure was part of a February presentation from the Port Edward Harbour Authority at Prince Rupert City Council.

Today's announcement may come as a bit of a disappointment for Councillor Joy Thorkelson and other members of Prince Rupert Council.

While the work planned in Port Edward will be of benefit to the local fishing industry, Council has in the past  raised a number of concerns when it comes to the status of locations operated by the Port Edward Harbour authority in the City of Prince Rupert.

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