Alan S. Hale

Prince Rupert City Council sets 2012 tax increase at 1.5%

Faced with fish plant layoffs and opposition to any property tax increase, council has set the 2012 tax increase at 1.5%.

Members of the United Fisherman and Allied Workers Union give their oral evidence to the three members of the Enbridge Joint Review Panel.

Conservatives have destroyed Joint Review Panel’s credibility, Nathan Cullen

MP Nathan Cullen says that by giving themselves the final say over Enbridge Pipeline, Torries have stripped NEB panel of its credibility.

Members of the United Fisherman and Allied Workers Union give their oral evidence to the three members of the Enbridge Joint Review Panel.

Prince Rupert Marine Rescue officially enters new rescue boat into service, after ceremony

Prince Rupert Marine rescue held a dedication ceremony on Saturday to christen their new rescue boat.

House Leader of the Official Opposition

Nathan Cullen says appointment as House Leader will bring more influence for Northwest BC

MP Nathan Cullen was appointed as the NDP's House Leader this week, an office that he says will raise the profile of Northwest BC issues.

House Leader of the Official Opposition

City reduces this years tax increase despite $85K tax revenue shortfall

The City of Prince Rupert managed to shave an extra percentage of this year's tax increase, despite a large tax shortfall.

Second round of Enbridge Joint Reivew Panel hearings in Prince Rupert

The second round of the Enbridge Joint Review Panel hearings began in Prince Rupert on Monday.

Northern Savings Credit Union holds AGM in Prince Rupert

Northern Savings Credit Union held its annual general meeting at the Crest Hotel in Prince Rupert this past week.

Prince Rupert kids put on musical: Wiz of the West

Children from Prince Rupert put on a one-hour musical at the Lester Centre with less than one week of rehearsal.

Prince Rupert Rain comes in second at Kitimat open tournament

The Prince Rupert Rain basketball team takes second place in Kitimat after losing the final game to the Haisla Nation team.

Prince Rupert Rain wins first game in Kitimat Open Tournament

The ladies of the Prince Rupert Rain basketball team, win their first game at Kitimat's Annual Open Tournament on Saturday.

Queen Charlotte mayor Carol Kulesha joins Minister Mary Polak at the site of the new Queen Charlotte hospital.

Updated: Province announces new hospital for Village of Queen Charlotte

The Province is moving ahead with planning for a new hospital in the Village of Queen Charlotte as part of Budget 2012.

Queen Charlotte mayor Carol Kulesha joins Minister Mary Polak at the site of the new Queen Charlotte hospital.

Facing a deficit, Prince Rupert City council cuts down on grants to save money

Community groups hoping to get more grant money from the City of Prince Rupert are out of luck, some see their grants cut in half.

Some of the founding members of Transition Prince Rupert at the movement's current HQ.  (Left to right) Communications chair

Movement hopes to prepare Prince Rupert for a world without oil

After being in the planning stages for over a year, Transition Prince Rupert is ready to create an adaptable city to face the 21st century.

Some of the founding members of Transition Prince Rupert at the movement's current HQ.  (Left to right) Communications chair

Renovating current emergency buildings in Prince Rupert not a viable option, Architect

The RCMP, Fire Dept. and an architect told the Prince Rupert Council that renos aren't the answer to the emergency building issue.

Rupertites come out to celebrate Earth Hour on the waterfront

About 30 people came down to the Prince Rupert waterfront on Saturday night to commemorate earth hour with a Tsimshian ceremony.

Lightning wins the 1st Annual Grad All-Star Hockey Game

Charles Hays Secondary School students held a hockey game on Friday night to help raise money for this year's grad activities.

Samantha Lewis arguing for a change to Prince Rupert's animal control bylaw to allow residents to keep chickens in their back yard.

Prince Rupert City Council consideres allowing backyard chickens

North West Community College student, Samantha Lewis, has proposed allowing Rupertities to keep their own laying hens for their eggs.

Samantha Lewis arguing for a change to Prince Rupert's animal control bylaw to allow residents to keep chickens in their back yard.

Prince Rupert Recycling Depot’s weekend hours are not being extended

The Skeena - Queen Charlotte Regional District has decided to not increase the recycling depot's operating hours on Saturdays, for now.

Opinion: NDP must resist the allure of Tory-style message control

Skeena - Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen has never been shy when talking to the media, but Thomas Mulcair could be a different story.

SQCRD approves its 2012 budget

The Skeena - Queen Charlotte Regional district has approve a no-surprises budget for 2012.