But one topic that probably resonates large with many in the Community is that of access to the waterfront for residents and visitors to the community.
For the most part, Prince Rupert residents have central community access to waterfront vistas and places of recreation or gathering in a area from Rotary Waterfront Park to the Atlin Terminal.
The area of note one of reinvention in recent years, with the Cow By Dock, Atlin Promenade and more recently the Lax Süülda Container Market all making for attractions and places for residents to embrace out door activities.
From the area west of Kwinitsa Station however, the waterfront is very much a working industrial site, with Shipment Terminals onshore and trains shunting rail cars to and fro, making for a mix that means restricted access for the community and the loss of once popular places for exploration for many in the Prince Rupert area.
The same has been found on Ridley Island where areas that once were used for recreation have been closed off as industrial development ramped up on the Island and adjacent areas.
Waterfront access and the Port's thoughts on the future of it for the community was the last question of the night at last Thursdays APM session, that question submitted to the Port Authority prior to the event.
"There is a lack of waterfront access in our community, would PRPA consider investing in projects to provide for new waterfront recreational opportunities"
Ken Veldman, PRPA Vice President for Public Affairs and Sustainability spoke first to the question and outlined how the Port viewed access to the waterfront .
|Seafest Sunday at the Atlin Terminal area|
(photo from PR Special events)