Residents to Learn More About City's Plans For Watson Island

Residents in Prince Rupert will finally get their first look at what the city's been up to with Watson Island.

The city is holding an open house Wednesday (Dec. 6) to discuss what's been happening with the Island over the years and its future plans.

The site has been virtually abandoned since the pulp mill shut down 16-years-ago, leaving the city to deal with it.

Crews have been cleaning up the Island for the last few years and Mayor Lee Brain recently announced the Island's new name, Watson Intermodal Trade and Logistics Park, to give it a fresh start.

The city has split up the Island and plans to lease out spaces to companies through its wholly owned subsidary, Prince Rupert Legacy Inc.

One of the Island's newest tenants, Pembina Pipeline Corporation, will be in attendance to discuss it $270-million propane export terminal it plans to build on part of the Island.

Residents can talk to city staff and Pembina officials from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the North Coast Meeting and Convention Centre.

[Photo: City of Prince Rupert]