Ridley Terminals Donates $1,000,000 to the North Coast

Ridley Terminals Inc has given the North Coast a boost with a one million dollar donation to four communities.

Speaking at yesterday's Prince Rupert Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Marc Dulude, President and CEO of Ridley Terminals presented checks to Prince Rupert, Port Edward, Lax Kw'alaams and Metlakatla.

In Prince Rupert donations were given to the local school district for a two year Truth and Reconciliation implementation plan, to the Breakfast Club of Canada to provide a healthy breakfast for three years in a local school, to Coastal Pathways Partnership for their heavy mechanical program, and to the Women's Leadership Network for leadership workshops and to host their first conference in Prince Rupert.

Port Edward received 79 thousand for the clean up and enhancement of Diana Lake. Metlakatla will be doing upgrades to their recreation facility and wilderness trail with the 200 thousand dollar donation. And Lax Kw'alaams was also given 200 thousand for a three lane track and turf field, which Mayor John Helin is very excited about.

"We've got a brand new school in the village and we've got a sports field that needs some work, so that's what that money is ear marked for. So, it's a very generous donation and we very much appreciate it."