The following is a letter to the editor of the NorthernView. Very interesting…and I have to agree to a certain extent. (I’ve withheld the name of the writter, but you can look at the Dec 13 issue of the NorthernView to find it.)
Earth to Prince Rupert…Are you there?
As the title implies, to many new and non-Rupertites Prince Rupert, in some serious aspects, is out of step with those outside the ramparts of fortress Kaien Island. These mis-steps include property value, goods, services, employment, and most noticeably, Rupertâ€™s sense of place in the modern worldâ€™s grand scheme.
Listening to the endless rhetoric spewed by Prince Rupertâ€™s private and public sector describing the infinite opportunities coming, one seriously wonders: are Rupertâ€™s spokespersons aware of what Prince Rupert is to an average outsider? Being from Richmond and new to this community, hereâ€™s a real-time snapshot born from my experience. Without ever-stepping foot within the cityâ€™s limits, most will say, â€œWhereâ€™s Prince Rupertâ€