Riding: North Coast,
City: Prince Rupert and nearby communities,
Province: British Columbia
Before becoming an MLA, Rice was a city councillor for Prince Rupert City Council (2011 – 2013). In this role she was vocal about the environmental impacts of the Northern Gateway Pipeline, attending and speaking at local protests, council meetings and to the media.
Prior to entering politics, Rice engaged with environmental issues as:
A student in Applied Coastal Ecology at Northwest Community College, taking courses in Stream Habitat & Restoration, Wildlife Management, Oceanography, among others;
An environmental writer for 7 years (2006-2013), writing popular science and environmental articles for the Prince Rupert Daily News, among others;
A biological technician for 9 years (2003-2012), working on stream assessment, fish habitat assessment and water quality monitoring;
An active volunteer with environmental non-profits and northern community groups to build strong relationships with fishers, tourism operators and First Nations communities;
An energy campaigner with T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation, where she worked to protect fish habitat and halt water pollution (2009-2013).
Rice is currently the Opposition Spokesperson for Northern and Rural Economic Development and Opposition Spokesperson for Rural and Northern Health.
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