Public meeting to address Prince Rupert’s climate preparedness on Feb. 29

The City of Prince Rupert is looking for public feedback for its climate change plan at a community meeting on Feb. 29 at the Prince Rupert Library.

The city said it would like to hear from residents on how it can prepare for potential climate disasters by determining at-risk areas within the city.

The Climate Adaption and Action Plan was created to mitigate potential climate disasters in the region.

“We must ensure our community is prepared to face the impacts of the climate crisis, including heavy storms, floods, and heat waves,” the plan’s outline says.

While Prince Rupert is not heavily affected by B.C.’s disastrous wildfire seasons, the city said recent climate events such as heat waves, cold snaps and floods prompted them to begin the initiative.

The plan should be complete by the end of 2024, according to the city.

Thursday’s meeting is scheduled from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Seth Forward, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Prince Rupert Northern View