The mayor must have been watching the panic of the morning, by one o’clock he had issued a statement telling folks to come to their senses…
From the city website: princerupert-ca.sitepreview.ca/
June 6, 2007
Prince Rupert Mayor Herb Pond released the following statement at 1:00 pm today:
â€œThere is no need for panic in Prince Rupert. We are not cut off from the outside world. We have excellent air and marine transportation networks that are moving people and supplies. Our emergency and protective services are all fully functional.
Grocery stores are taking steps to restock. Fuel stations are also implementing alternate supply strategies.
It is important to realize that any current shortages are the direct result of hording, not supply problems.
Prince Rupert is famous for sharing. Weâ€™ve survived far worse incidents by looking after each other. Let me encourage those people who may have overstocked in a moment of panic, to check that their neighbours are OK. We really do have more than enough to go around.
In the meantime, we are keeping a watchful eye on our upriver neighbours who are facing much more serious challenges, and often with far fewer options available. They have our prayers and support.â€