|(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
October 13 -- Oona River ramps-up access to community hall
September 13 -- Metlakatla Nation improves local harvesting opportunities through Port partnership
July 25 -- Rotary-led Waterfront Train Project Enabled Through Port Community Funding
June 16 -- Port of Prince Rupert helps enable access for all to North Coast Community Services
May 17 -- Hospice Society improves End-of-Life Care through Volunteer-Led Project
April 10 -- Local Gymnastics Training Reaches New Heights Through Investment from Port of Prince Rupert
February 6 -- Port Investment Helps City Performing Arts Facility Shine Brighter
Community Involvement coverage for 2017 can be found below
North Coast Review items
October 17 -- Oona River community hall improves public access space
September 13 -- Metlakatla ready to bring in the crops with new greenhouse initiative
July 26 -- Port and partners put 1 million dollars to work on Seal Cove/Rushbrook Trail plan
June 20 -- North Coast Community Services benefits from Port's Community Investment fund
May 17 -- Port's Community Investment fund provides help to Prince Rupert Hospice Society
April 10 -- Port's Community Investment Fund gives financial lift to Local gymnasts
February 7 -- Lights, Curtain, Funding ... as Lester Centre celebrates Year 30
January 23 -- Prince Rupert Port Authority Community Investment Fund application process now open for 2017
Other items of interest from regional media sources
September 14 -- Community greenhouse encourages green thumbs in Metlakatla
July 26 -- Rushbrook Trail revitalization project breaks ground
April 23 -- Shames Mountain closer to new snowcat machine, thanks to $50K Port donation
February 6 -- Port Funds Lester Centre (video)
Our Archives from past years can be found below
For more background on developments with the Prince Rupert Port Authority see our archive page here.