A town like Prince Rupert is just a litany of misery," Thorburn said. "Small and economically depressed towns have kids who are bored and don’t have the resources or the means to express themselves in a non-destructive, non-violent way. Thank God I had music and could sing about that kind of stuff and not have to actually partake in it."â€” Indie rocker Nick Thorburn, a former Rupert resident, who has composed a song based in part, on one of Prince Rupertâ€™s most horrific murdersâ€¦
His impressions of life on the North Coast arenâ€™t fond, his thoughts those of someone who stepped away from a path that could have led to a very different result.
Nick Thorburn lived in Prince Rupert for six years, leaving town when he was thirteen back in 1995, shortly after the murder of Trgyve Magnusson, a visiting fisherman from Point Roberts, Washington who was brutally killed at age 34 in one of the darkest of moments for this city…
( from the blog a town called podunk, click on the link below to see the entire article atowncalledpodunk.blogspot.com/2 … 2026 )-