|(Photo from Prince Rupert Port Authority website)|
The Prince Rupert Port Authority has clearly had an economic impact on the North Coast over the years, the development of Ridley Island, Fairview Terminals and other Industrial sites has provided for a major shift in the local economy.
The evolution of the regional economy could see yet another major change in the future, with the foundation of an LNG industry on the North Coast and the ambitious expansion plans from the Port just a few of the proposed projects which could reshape the region.
Through all of the change so far, it has been the Port that has been the economic engine of growth and making them a key partner in the community.
In addition to that economic impact, the Port has also taken on a leadership role in assisting Community activities through the region, by way of sponsorship activities and through their Community Investment Fund.
The Community Investment Fund has contributed over 2.5 million dollars towards a number of initiatives in the region, at times partnering with other local corporations to provide for worthy projects
Since its creation in 2009, the Port's efforts in Community involvement can be found in many different directions and initiatives.
To gain a better understanding of their commitment to the community we've tracked many of their donations and community investments with our archive page.
Port Authority Media Releases
November 4 -- Ground Search and Rescue Society Renews Equipment through Port Investment
October 13 -- Tapped-Out Hospital Bathing Facility Restored Through Port Community Investment
June 30 -- Port contribution in Metlakatla Promotes Health and Recreation
June 23 -- Port's Largest Community Investment Yet Will Enhance Digital Connectivity and Youth Recreation in Lax Kw'alaams
June 3 -- Port Investment Helps Power Growth at Community's Volunteer-Run Sunken Gardens
April 18 -- Port Investment in Kitkatla Kitchen and Greenhouse Benefits Skill Development and Community Nutrition
March 15 -- Working with the North Coast Transition Society (video)
February 1 -- Hockey Goals Help Build Health Community Through Port Sponsorship
January 13 -- Port Invites Applications to Community Investment Fund
Community Involvement coverage for 2016 can be found below
North Coast Review items
November 4 -- Prince Rupert Port Authority commits funding for Prince Rupert Ground Search and Rescue Unit
October 14 -- Prince Rupert hospital to benefit from latest investment from Port of Prince Rupert community fund
July 1 -- Port Community Fund to lend hand to recreation facilities for Metlakatla
June 24 -- Lax Kw'alaams to benefit from Port Community Fun investments
June 3 -- Sunken Gardens to benefit from 50,000 dollar donation from Port Community Fund
April 19 -- Prince Rupert Port Authority invests in twin projects for Kitkatla
February 2 -- Salvation Army gains over $4,000 from Rampage and Port initiative
January 14 -- Prince Rupert Port Authority opens Community Investment Fund process for 2016
Other items of interest from regional media sources
June 23 -- Port of Prince Rupert donates over $500,000 to Lax Kw'alaams
June 23 -- Lax Kw'alaams receives largest community investment from the port to date
June 7 -- Sunken Gardens blossom with volunteers and port contributions
June 3 -- Prince Rupert Port funds Sunken Gardens makeover
March 17 -- Transition House opens Robin's Place
March 15 -- Robin's Place with the North Coast Transmission Society (video)
February 3 -- Port/Rampage Goals assist for Salvation Army (video)
January 15 -- Port seeks Community Investment Fund applications
Our Archives from past years can be found below
While the archive of investment of past years can be found here.
For more background on developments with the Prince Rupert Port Authority see our archive page here.