Wednesday, January 3, 2018

From the Legislature 2018

Items of note from our elected officials at the Provincial Legislature and developments on the political scene in the northwest ridings.

For Notes on the Skeena Riding see our archive page here

North Coast
MLA Jennifer Rice (NDP MLA)

Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness
(appointed July 2017)

Expense Listings for 2017-18

MLA's Week Legislature Archive 2018
(our review of MLA Rice's contributions at the Legislature)

Committee Membership

Select Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs

Jennifer Rice MLA Constituency Page
Jennifer Rice Twitter feed
Jennifer Rice Facebook page

General Overview Notes on the British Columbia Political Scene
(From our political blog  D'Arcy McGee)

North Coast Votes Archives



December 27 -- MLA Jennifer Rice on the political year ahead
December 24 -- Prince Rupert Homeless Shelter receives extended funding through the winter  NCR
December 21 -- Northern Ridings vote against Pro-Rep in landslide
December 21 -- While majority chose First Past the Post, referendum results note differing opinions on electoral reform across Northwest BC  NCR
December 20 -- For Premier Horgan, when it comes to changing the electoral system the answer from the votes was a resounding No!   NCR
December 19 -- First Nations LNG Alliance meets in Prince Rupert in support of resource development  NCR
December 17 -- In this season of gift giving, the BC NDP is asking you for just one gift ...  NCR
December 12 -- Prince Rupert among Northwest communities to received funding for Emergency Services  NCR
December 12 -- Province appoints new BC Treaty Commissioner
December 12 -- Queen's Counsel list features local lawyer among list of twenty eight  NCR
December 7 -- Final Day for Referendum voting  NCR
December 6 -- Wild Salmon Advisory Council sets two community engagements for North Coast/Haida Gwaii  NCR
December 6 -- B.C.'s salmon advisory council skips Terrace
December 6 -- Province of British Columbia rolls out Climate Plan  NCR
December 4 -- MP and MLA set to host Holiday Open House in Prince Rupert  NCR
December 1  -- MLA's Week: November 26 & 27, 2018 NCR


November 30 -- BC Government to share Gaming revenue with First Nations  NCR
November 29 -- BC Legislature breaks for Christmas with NDP looking to showcase highlights; but trapped by public's view of chaotic end NCR
November 29 -- British Columbia outlines Free Use Permit for Christmas tree cutting  NCR
November 29 -- Ellis Ross returns to themes of electoral reform for final day of Fall session  NCR
November 29 -- Referendum campaign not resonating with North Coast Voters, with but a 19 percent return rate with one week to go before voting closes  NCR
November 28 -- Wednesday afternoon alerts, put Province's Emergency Alert System to the test NCR
November 26 -- Provincial Budget Consultations deliver call for improved Ferry Service on North Coast/Haida Gwaii  NCR
November 26 -- Lax Kw'alaams receives provincial funding for both On and Off Reserve Housing initiatives  NCR
November 24 -- MLA's Week: November 19-22, 2018  NCR
November 23 -- Final day for registration for electoral process referendum, as mailing deadline gets an extension until December 7th  NCR
November 23 -- Controversy swirls around Legislature Speaker over ousting of officials  NCR
November 22 -- BC Ferries Quarterly Report charts financial plans for years ahead  NCR
November 22 -- Skeena MLA Ross questions Minister on elements of new EA Process plans  NCR
November 22 -- Fishery study explores global options for answers to British Columbia industry problems  NCR
November 21 -- Ellis Ross warns of Foreign Influence on resource development  NCR
November 21 -- Scientists call for further reforms for Government's newly released Environmental Assessment Process  NCR
November 20 -- With LNG moving forward in Northwest, MLA Ellis Ross calls for community supports from NDP government  NCR
November 16 -- Compared to points east, BC Government's Grants in Lieu of Taxes delivers minor returns to Prince Rupert  NCR
November 15 -- Public consultations lead to 100 recommendations for 2019 budget
November 15 -- Province releases annual grants-in-lieu of property taxes
November 15 -- Low turnout leads to concern from both sides of electoral reform referendum
November 15 -- Mail box balloting for MLA Rice, who shares her priorities with constituents  NCR
November 14 -- BC Governmen't's housing plans bring housing options to Smithers, Telkwa and Haida Gwaii NCR
November 14 -- Prince Rupert organizations gain share of government funding from gambling revenues  NCR
November 13 -- Province announced $10 million in additional wildfire relief
November 13 -- Province reaches tentative agreement with health science employees
November 13 -- Province announces 4,900 new affordable rental homes across BC
November 10 -- MLA's Week: November 5-8, 2018 NCR
November 9 -- New affordable child care launching in BC
November 9 -- Electoral reform debate punchy, but not a knock out
November 9 -- Province launches public consultations in to real estate money laundering
November 9 -- Rupert sports, culture and arts organizations receive $183,830
November 9 -- Referendum Rumble resolves little NCR
November 8 -- New legislation aims to improve working conditions for health care aides
November 8 -- Premier John Horgan and Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson to debate electoral reform tonight
November 8 -- Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Stewards of the Future program
November 8 -- With interest lukewarm at best, Premier Horgan and Liberal leader Wilkinson look to spur on referendum discussion with debate tonight  NCR
November 7 -- Application process for Community Crime Prevention Grants opens today
November 7 -- New program will help seniors and those with disabilities better bolster properties against wildfires
November 7 -- 45.5 million dollars in Community Gamgin Grants awarded by province
November 7 -- Province announces trades funding for Northern BC Colleges
November 7 -- North Coast MLA highlights Trades opportunities across BC, while province adds funding for Coast Mountain college program  NCR
November 6 -- New Environmental Assessment rules call for additonal consultation with First Nations  NCR
November 6 -- 570 kms of BC Highways to face speed reductions
November 6 -- Steps to follow if you haven't received your referendum voting package
November 6 -- Councillor Cunningham looks to keep North Coast issues on health high on the agenda for Northern Health and the Minister  NCR
November 5 -- New legislation to modernize environmental assessment process
November 5 -- Saturday marked 20th anniversary of Nisga'a treaty signing
November 5 -- Lack of Understanding could play huge role in electoral reform
November 5 -- Ombudsperson kept busy during Northwest tour
November 3 -- MLA's Week: October 29 - November 1, 2018 NCR
November 2 -- Three new programs aim to improve child care options for Indigenous communities
November 2 -- Premier reveals his referendum choice
November 2 -- Winter Warming Shelters now open across Northwest  NCR
November 1 -- BC Bus North Schedule changes take effect Monday  NCR
November 1 -- No Trick ... and certainly No Treat! ICBC premium rates to increase for some drivers today  NCR
November 1 -- BC to re-establish human rights commission
November 1 -- North Coast MLA praises work of early education advocated Kate Toye NCR


October 31 -- Minister Sims speaks on need for improved connectivity in northern BC
October 31 -- Land clearing complete, Prince Rupert Supportive Housing site sits ready for construction phase  NCR
October 30 -- MLA Rice hails advances, recounts history on themes of highway transportation across Northern BC  NCR
October 29 -- Door to Door with a message to deliver, but for facts on how it all works ... we'll have to dig a little deeper  NCR
October 26 -- Robo calling our way to referendum NCR
October 26 -- Province offers support for women, children fleeing violence
October 26 -- Two Northwest communities to host Transition housing projects  NCR
October 24 -- MLA Rice hails 45 years of civic participation from Prince Rupert's Filipino community  NCR
October 22 -- Electoral reform referendum packages shipped out today
October 19 -- Heiltsuk marine response concerns gain little reaction from North Coast MLA  NCR
October 19 -- Wild Salmon Council Report delivers recommendations and goals on the fate of British Columbia's Wild Salmon  NCR
October 18 -- BC to shake it our at 10:18 this morning  NCR
October 17 -- Adult literacy funding to be delivered across Northwest BC  NCR
October 17 -- MLA Rice calls on the broadcasting ghost of Christy Clark to push for electoral reform  NCR
October 17 -- Not quite the wild west of pot smoking; as cannabis legalization arrives, there are still some rule to follow  NCR
October 16 -- Rupert Lawn and Garden recognized by BC Government at start of Small Business week  NCR
October 16 -- MLA Rice speaks to issues of Prince Rupert poverty in Bill 39 debate  NCR
October 15 -- Referendum discussion set to heat up as mail in vote nears  NCR
October 15 -- Overdose crisis funding distribution stops at Smithers for this round of government action  NCR
October 12 -- Province allocates funding to combat overdose crisis at local level
October 12 -- MLA Rice expresses strong enthusiasm for LNG development ... in Kitimat  NCR
October 5 -- LNG has Northcoast MLA Jennifer Rice excited for the future (audio)


September 24 -- Prince Rupert hosts Ombudsperson tour for two days next week  NCR
September 17 -- Province launches consultation period for 2019 Budget process NCR
September 17 -- Premier Horgan's UBCM address highlights need to work with communities when it comes to range os issues  NCR
September 14 -- Prince Rupert's BC Commercial Fisheries resolution for UBCM gains endorsement from convention   NCR
September 14 -- Referendum on election of MLA's to gain some momentum as fall vote approaches  NCR
September 13 -- Infrastructure grant funding programs come out of UBCM Session Wednesday NCR
September 12 -- Haida Gwaii officials share BC Ferry concerns with Transportation Minister Claire Trevena at UBCM  NCR
September 12 -- BCTF launches fall push to end participation in FSA testing in schools NCR
September 7 -- BC Hydro suspension of Standing Offer Program on Clean Energy proposals, may have impact on City's hydro generating plans  NCR
September 7 -- Lack of attention on rural issues spawns new political movement, with launch of Rural BC Party  NCR
September 5 -- NDP Minister Scott Fraser to visit Lax Kw'alaams Thursday NCR
September 5 -- BC budget consultations destined for Haida Gwaii; skip over Prince Rupert for another year  NCR
September 3 -- Labour Day marked by statements from politicians and labour leaders  NCR


August 30 -- Grand Opening for Jennifer Rice's constituency office  (video)
August 29 -- Provincial state of emergency extended
August 29 -- Province extending state of emergency due to wildfires
August 29 -- Province files lawsuit against opioid manufacturers
August 29 -- Auditor General of British Columbia takes issue with budget release
August 28 -- Public Accounts Budget shows $301 million surplus for BC
August 27 -- Province makes agreement with 16,000 community service employees
August 27 -- Wildfire season officially second worst in BC history
August 27 -- Provincial government invests in 33 public school projects in first 15 months
August 24 -- Public consultation schedule for 2019 budget released
August 24 -- Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative hits 3,000 applications
August 22 -- Emergency Management BC Executive Director issues statements regarding evacuation orders
August 21 -- Premier Horgan addresses wildfires, concerned of Dry Forests from previous seasons
August 21 -- "This could be the new normal: Premier John Horgan on Wildfire situation
August 21 -- Premier Horgan says B.C. needs to increase fire mitigation spending to adapt to 'the new normal'  (audio)
August 21 -- Premier Horgan addresses media in Prince George
August 21 -- Premier Horgan addresses wildfires, concerned of dry forests from previous seasons
August 21 -- Tahltan Central Government asks province to ban hunting on their territories
August 20 -- MLA Jennifer Rice's Legislature mid year review (video)
August 17 -- First Nations say fragmented system hampering wildfire communication
August 17 -- MLA's mid-summer review puts focus on Housing, Transportation  NCR
August 16 -- Andrew Weaver calls for banning of foreign property purchasers
August 15 -- BCFED calls for government to work together on a pharmacare solution
August 15 -- Rice on emergency preparedness in wildfire season
August 15 -- BC Government declares state of emergency
August 15 -- Minister of Safety Mike Farnworth declares provincial state of emergency
August 15 -- State of Emergency declared as Wildfire Crews continue to work multiple fires across the province NCR
August 14 -- Did the province act quickly enough to stop wildfires in northern BC  (audio)
August 14 -- MLA Rice to host community coffee chat today  NCR
August 13 -- Jennifer Rice on wildfire response (video)
August 13 -- Province requests Federal assistance in Wildfire fights  NCR
August 10 -- "A Missed Opportunity for Reconciliation" ... Heiltsuk First Nation disappointed after Federal contract award on ocean towing  NCR
August 9 -- Ridley Terminals goes back on the market  NCR
August 9 -- Regional Politicians tour the Telegraph Lake/Dease Lake area to assess wildfire situation  NCR
August 8 -- Northwest First Nations contribute cash and assistance to the Telegraph Creek wildfire efforts  NCR
August 7 -- Northwest wildfire consumes some structures at Telegraph Creek, residents evacuated around Northwest   NCR
August 7 -- Northwest Wildfires of 2018  NCR
August 7 -- Mayor Brain, Councillor Mirau offer housing response in wake of recent permissive tax exemption decision  NCR
August 1 -- City confirms extension for Extreme Weather Shelter on Third Avenue West NCR
August 1 -- Shovels in the ground for Port Edward's seniors housing
August 1 -- CityWest partner, Strathcona Regional District to put Connected Coast Broadband plans to Alternate Approval Process  NCR
August 1 -- Province breaks ground on Prince rupert's modular housing project
August 1 -- A few timely reminders for the NDP that when it comes to Transportation on the North Coast/Haida Gwaii ... There's still a fair bit of work to do  NCR


July 31 -- New supportive housing for homeless coming to Prince Rupert
July 31 -- Timeline shifts for Park Avenue Supportive Housing in Prince Rupert  NCR
July 31 -- BC North Bus proving to be popular option for Northwest  NCR
July 30 -- Four Northwest Airports and Bella Coola to benefit from funding program  NCR
July 20 -- Northwest BC models could offer options for Federal, Provincial governments on Greyhound line closures  NCR
July 19 -- John Horgan, Jennifer Rice celebrate their first year on the government side of the BC Legislature  NCR
July 18 -- B.C. Ferries apologizes for delays in new route transporting tourists form Vancouver Island to Bella Coola  (audio)
July 18 -- MP Nathan Cullen and MLA Mike Morris to take up theme of Electoral reform in debate tonight in Terrace  NCR
July 17 -- Province creates framework for development of major projects  NCR
July 17 -- Direct B.C. Ferries service to Bella Coola delayed until after summer impacting tourism
July 16 -- Elections BC lays out rules for October Municipal/School District elections  NCR
July 16 -- Politicians, supporters devour Gary Mason article on past Liberal governance  NCR
July 13 -- Battle lines on fall voting process referendum start out with a cash infusion  NCR
July 13 -- Community consultations, like one in Prince Rupert, helped to lay foundation for Province's Poverty reduction study  NCR
July 12 -- Summer travel season all but lost for the Northern Sea Wolf NCR
July 11 -- Refit delays direct ferry route between Bella Bella and Port Hardy until September
July 10 -- "Huge disappointment" as BCVT learns Northern Sea Wolf will not sail this summer
July 9 -- Province's Employer's Health Tax to make hit on City's future budget planning  NCR


June 27 -- Frustrated at the progress for reform at the Federal level, NDP MP Nathan Cullen joins in on provincial debate  NCR
June 26 -- Province names Terrace as latest community to host Foundry Youth Centre program  NCR
June 26 -- With a tweak to the question, the Province of BC outlines its electoral reform referendum regulations  NCR
June 22 -- Province's Salmon Farm plans harvesting mix of opinions  NCR
June 20 -- Province announces new grants for chid care providers
June 20 -- Province announces new fish farm tenure rules
June 19 -- Rental Housing Task Force meets for public consultations in Terrace
June 19 -- Province of BC to invest more money for housing, with focus on Indigenous housing both on and off reserve  NCR
June 18 -- Environmental Assessment changes open to public consultation 
June 16 -- North Coast represented on B.C.'s new Wild Salmon Advisory Council
June 16 -- Joy Thorkelson among those appointed to Provincial Advisory Council to explore pressures on Wild Salmon  NCR
June 15 -- MLA Jennifer Rice speaks on new Wild Salmon Advisory council (audio)
June 14 -- MLA Rice recaps first year on government side with home mailer  NCR
June 13 -- MLA and Terrace Mayor attend celebration of new Ksan affordable housing unit in Terrace (audio)
June 12 -- Province puts Crow land firewood permits process on line  NCR
June 7 -- Funding program for municipal infrastructure opens new intake period  NCR
June 6 -- While Legislature takes its summer break, British Columbia voters have some homework ahead  NCR
June 5 -- Province expands tuition fee waiver plan for former youth in care, includes union led training program  NCR
June 5 -- Concerns of environmental groups for CN vegetation plan gain increased media attention across the Northwest  NCR
June 4 -- Women's leadership training session set for Sunday to feature range of participants  NCR


May 30 -- Mayor's report relays notes on recent Vancouver trip  NCR
May 30 -- MLA Rice shares the word on Seafest at Legislature  NCR
May 29 -- Province introduces BC North Bus; Transportation services across highway 16 corridor to start June 4th   NCR
May 29 -- Terrace makes for only Northwest stop on Rental Housing Task Force Itinerary  NCR
May 29 -- The path towards the Park Avenue Supportive Housing project starts with a Public Notice  NCR
May 28 -- Resource Development issues in First Nations communities make for lively two hours for Cross Country Check Up  NCR
May 25 -- Province of BC to invest in Aboriginal Head Start Programs across British Columbia  NCR
May 25 -- Mayor Brain meets with Lower Mainland officials to seek common ground on Port Caps  NCR
May 24 -- Child care minister listens to challenges Prince Rupert providers face
May 24 -- Middle School Renovations will start with a roofing project  NCR
May 18 -- 19 new homes on the way for Haida Gwaii's most vulnerable residents  NCR
May 17 -- MLA Rice outlines Province's flood measures to this point as long weekend approaches  NCR
May 17 -- Wilkinson calls for lower taxes on fuel
May 15 -- Northern Sea Wolf nears readiness for Central Coast Ferry Service  NCR
May 15 -- Climate change concerns frame Jennifer Rice's notes on current flood situations in BC  NCR
May 11 -- Concerns on Communication and the need for improved Preparedness among key themes of Provincial report into 2017 Floods and Fires  NCR
May 10 -- Haida Gwaii Conservancy expanded
May 10 -- Emergency preparedness notes and emergency alert restuls, mark midway point of Emergency Preparedness week NCR
May 10 -- North Coast Tanker Ban clears House of Commons, focus now shifts to Senate NCR
May 9 -- Province to test wireless alert system this afternoon  NCR
May 8 -- MLA Rice recounts weekend travels to gauge impact of current flooding risk  NCR
May 7 -- Amid Trans Mountain woes ... Eagle Spirit plans get time in the spotlight  NCR
May 7 -- Community Gambling Grants aid a number of Prince Rupert Groups  NCR
May 7 -- Preparing fir disasters the theme this week as the Provincial Government observes Emergency Preparation week  NCR
May 4 -- Air Ambulance service on the North Cost gains Night Vision operations  NCR
May 4 -- Rumours of Petronas' Kitimat investment plans gain strength, after Energy Minister's slip  NCR
May 4 -- Will John Horgan's long arm, look to take money away from communities across British Columbia? NCR
May 3 -- British Columbia's Small Business Task Force to make one stop in Northwest BC  NCR
May 3 -- Battle against invasive plants in Northwest receives 596,000 dollars in grant money NCR
May 2 -- School District wants Provincial funding policy that will achieve more than "Robbing Peter to Pay Paul"  NCR
May 2 -- Extensive report on BC Ferries for Tourism Prince Rupert calls for expanded sailings,  five year service guarantee  NCR


April 30 -- Disappointment as Prince Rupert fails to get conservation officer
April 27 -- New Conservation Officers hired, New offices opened; none for Prince Rupert  NCR
April 26 -- Ellis Ross seeks details on NDP plans for Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance  NCR 
April 26 -- MLA Rice pays tribute to work of Red Cross with Legislature statement  NCR
April 24 -- Ghosts of the Salmon War of 1997 make for a TransMountain narrative for the Legislature  NCR
April 23 -- Time for a Farewell to NWCC, as province approves name change to Coast Mountain College  NCR
April 21 -- Themes on Reconciliation, UNDRIP, First Nations and TransMountain make for likely debate in Legislature  NCR
April 20 -- Modular housing timeline for Prince Rupert (video)
April 20 -- Modular housing coming to Prince Rupert in 2018, announces MLA Jennifer Rice
April 20 -- Modular housing to be built this summer in Prince Rupert
April 20 -- Much anticipated supportive housing proposal will see summer time build set for property on Park Avenue  NCR
April 19 -- Uncertainty of First Nations Benefits Agreements; theme of questions from MLA Ellis Ross in Kinder Morgan debate  NCR
April 17 -- Skeena MLA notes concerns over delays in British Columbia spill response protection plan in Legislature  NCR
April 17 -- Port of Prince Rupert among the talking points in Legislature discussion on Pacific Gateway NCR
April 16 -- Housing Hub plans make for the focus for North Coast MLA Rice  NCR
April 13 -- Limited-entry bear hunt replaces open season on Haida Gwaii
April 13 -- Cardiac response notes outlined by MLA Rice in Legislature  NCR
April 13 -- Gary Coons appreciation day at the British Columbia Legislature  NCR
April 12 -- Black Bear hunting changes in Haida Gwaii
April 12 -- Shift in Committee responsibilities for MLA Jennifer Rice, while MLA Ellis ross returns to Legislative Initiatives Committee  NCR
April 10 -- Province provides funding for Northwest Benefits Alliance
April 10 -- Province gives $300K to Resource Benefits Alliance 
April 10 -- Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance to receive provincial funding for future engagement  NCR
April 10 -- MLA's Rice and Ross exchange thoughts on fishery issues as Legislature resumes  NCR
April 9 -- Prince Rupert among three list topping communities when it comes to High levels for Housing affordability  NCR
April 9 -- Terrace region dominates largest share of NWCC Board of Governor Appointments  NCR
April 8 -- Province fills college board vacancies
April 6 -- BC boosts Aboriginal friendship funding
April 6 -- Friendship Centres across BC to benefit from additional provincial funding  NCR
April 5 -- Province has no plan to replace Greyhound in Northern B.C.
April 5 -- BC Transportation Minister on Greyhound (video)
April 5 -- Reduced Fares, return of Seniors Discount in place at BC Ferries  NCR
April 4 -- Final days for public engagement with Province on topic of ICBC Rate Fairness NCR
April 4 -- High Ground Hike one area of preparation as part of Tsunami Awareness Week -- April 9 to 13  NCR
April 3 -- Emergency Alert system to come to mobile devices in May  NCR
April 2 -- New tax increases part of your budgeting burden as April gets underway  NCR


March 30 -- Recent tour with John Horgan highlights expanded role for Nathan Cullen with Federal NDP  NCR
March 29 -- BC Transportation Minister takes concerns over rail transportation across Northern BC to federal counterpart  NCR
March 29 -- BC Rural Dividend program delivers 1.76 million dollars for projects across Northwest NCR
March 28 -- Prince Rupert School Funding (video)
March 28 -- Trades and Tech spending the focus for Premier's Terrace visit  NCR
March 27 -- MLA Rice says Middle School replacement still on the agenda
March 27 -- BC funds post-secondary equipment upgrades
March 27 -- Benefits sharing on the agenda for meeting between Horgan and Northwest mayors
March 27 -- Premier Horgan on Resource Benefits Alliance (video)
March 27 -- Province funds $1.130,000 to upgrade Prince Rupert Middle School
March 27 -- Repairs, before replacement for Prince Rupert Middle School  NCR
March 27 -- Tours, Meetings, Social events and Photo Ops make for Horgan tour of Prince Rupert NCR
March 27 -- John Horgan visits NWCC
March 27 -- Horgan rekindles Northwest Benefits Alliance
March 27 -- Last week's Prince Rupert homeless count, one of twelve counts to be funded across BC NCR
March 26 -- Premier Horgan in Prince Rupert (video)
March 26 -- Horgan talks Resource Benefits and LNG While Visiting Prince Rupert
March 26 -- Horgan talks resource benefits in Prince Rupert (audio)
March 26 -- LNG tax benefits not specific to any project, Horgan says
March 26 -- Horgan visits Northwest this Week
March 26 -- Premier John Horgan to make quick stop in Prince Rupert  NCR
March 26 -- Premier to visit Prince Rupert
March 26 -- North Coast Innovation lab granted $100,000
March 23 -- Ecotrust Canada gains $100,000 award for innovation lab plans in Prince Rupert  NCR
March 23 -- Could new LNG tax breaks resurrect a project on the North Coast?
March 23 -- NDP LNG modifications stoke ambitions for Kitimat LNG projects  NCR
March 22 -- Horgan announces New LNG framework
March 21 -- MLA Rice to host Coffee Chat in Prince Rupert Thursday  NCR
March 21 -- Northern Mayor's delegation in Ottawa to stress importance of LNG to region  NCR
March 21 -- Testing, Testing ... Are You prepared for an Emergency Situation NCR
March 16 -- As we cross mid-March, still no updates on status of much anticipated modular homes promised for delivery this month  NCR
March 15 -- In submission to provincial government; Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance seeks solutions to challenges of rural communities  NCR
March 14 -- Flood mitigation issues theme for MLA Rice's Emergency Management update  NCR
March 9 -- Order of British Columbia now taking nominations for 2018 honours  NCR
March 9 -- And now a passage from Lovecraft,, today's reading from MLA Rice  NCR
March 8 -- Once hot election topic of Middle School replacement, fades from spotlight one year later  NCR
March 7 -- MLA Rice to host Telephone Town Hall Thursday evening  NCR
March 6 -- Call from MLA for Legislature support for commercial fishermen in BC  NCR
March 3 -- Province spreads grant money around Northwest for range of projects and studies  NCR
March 2 -- Some rumblings of discontent from one of the BC NDP's most loyal constituencies  NCR
March 2 -- Commercial fishing makes for theme of latest Fish Notes in Legislature from MLA Rice NCR
March 1 -- North Coast MLA's Budget Defence includes Prince Rupert references  NCR


February 27 -- Jennifer Rice brings Fishery notes from weekend conference to Legislature discussion NCR
February 26 -- North Coast well represented at Fisheries conference in Vancouver  NCR
February 24 -- Green's Weaver puts focus on Northwest development as part of Budget Response  NCR
February 23 -- Northwest BC Resource Benefits missing from BC Budget Overview  NCR
February 23 -- MLA Rice shares Lessons Learned from visit to Haida Gwaii's Living and Learning School  NCR
February 23 -- Auditor General Report on Northern Health flags nursing vacancy rates; Prince Rupert among highest when it comes to shortages  NCR
February 22 -- More focus on urgent care, nurse practitioners among notes from MLA Rice's statement to Legislature on NDP plans for Health Care  NCR
February 22 -- 'Disappointment' makes for the main theme to Northwest commentary on PTB"s Greyhound decision  NCR
February 22 -- Haida Gwaii joins in on the LOVE fest  NCR
February 21 -- NDP Budget puts focus on Housing, Child Care, Education, Health and Transportation; along with new taxation plans  NCR
February 16 -- Legislature return brings Emergency Preparedness reminder from MLA Rice  NCR
February 14 -- SubSea Fibre project gets shout out in BC Speech from the Throne  NCR
February 14 -- 'A rich past and a bright future' -- Province of British Columbia celebrates North Pacific restoration work  NCR
February 14 -- Throne Speech points to Housing, Child Care priorities for Horgan government  NCR
February 14 -- With Mills Memorial Announcement, North Coast officials will need to remain watchful on local health services  NCR
February 13 -- Jennifer Rice's humour falls flat at ANBT, MLA issues apology to Gingolx Nation  NCR
February 12 -- Province to move forward with Mills Memorial Hospital replacement program  NCR
February 9 -- British Columbia to shift 'Family Day' Holiday to third week of February in 2019  NCR
February 7 -- Andrew Wilkinson's road to a BC Liberal leadership win, was assisted by strong success in Northwest ridings  NCR
February 4 -- In Andrew Wilkinson, BC Liberals stay the course with familiar cabinet face, rather than indicate shift to new direction   NCR
February 2 -- Tsunami 101 with MLA Rice  NCR
February 1 -- Provincial Government seeks feedback on what upcoming Electoral Reform referendum should look like  NCR
February 1 -- MLA seeks "Low Bandwidth Nightmare" stories from North Coast constituents  NCR
February 1 -- Haida Gwaii is the host for MLA's February tour  NCR


January 31 -- Council's Tsunami Alert Review: One part history lesson, one part look to the future NCR
January 24 -- After Tuesday's Alaska quake: Seismic aftershocks continue in Kodiak, while political aftershocks continue to rumble across the North Coast  NCR
January 23 -- Moving Day on the horizon for offices of MLA Rice/MP Cullen  NCR
January 22 -- Busy week for Mayor Brain wraps up with Prince George stop  NCR
January 22 -- Prince Rupert "Safe Place" program could become blue print for communities province wide  NCR
January 19 -- Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure launch process for Highway maintenance contracts across BC  NCR
January 19 -- Some Northern BC politicians try to keep LNG prospects alive; while Green Party threatens to topple NDP Government over LNG position  NCR
January 17 -- CityWest to receive share of Federal/Provincial funding for improved internet services  NCR
January 15 -- Expansive list of issues explored at Poverty Reduction tour crosses the Northwest NCR
January 12 -- Province seeks public opinion on poverty
January 11 -- Prince Rupert Poverty Reduction meeting  (video)
January 8 -- Nisga'a Hall the host venue for January 11th Provincial Poverty Reduction session in Prince Rupert  NCR
January 5 -- BC Liberal leader hopeful Wilkinson shares vision with Rupertites
January 4 -- Andrew Wilkinson tour of the Northwest (video)
January 4 -- BC Liberal Leader candidate Andrew Wilkinson Visits Prince Rupert

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