This was on the Canadian Business site, but I can’t seem to find it now:
The Mood of a Nation: Prince Rupert BC
Outreach worker Myles Moreau takes a drive around Prince Rupert, B.C. Moreau has worked in town for more than 20 years, having watched the northern community’s economic decline first-hand. Even though he believes the port development will ultimately benefit the town economically, he’s concerned growth will attract more crime.
The transformation of Price Rupertâ€™s port has been drawing a lot of attention to the small community tucked away in northwestern British Columbia. The sleepy airport that normally receives a handful of flights a day was overwhelmed with private jets when the town celebrated the arrival of its first container ship late last year, recalls Prince Rupert Port Authority CEO Don Krusel. Calls from real estate speculators began a full two years before that, shortly after it was announced the port would be revitalized. The town is also on the radar of prominent real estate investor and author Ozzie Jurock. Heâ€™s called it one of the most important cities of the 21st century. (He also expects some spillover in nearby Prince George, by the way.)
But people who actually live in Prince Rupert have a different perspective. â€œThe port is not making us a boom town. Weâ€™re not Fort McMurray,â€