Kevin Campbell

NCRD in brief: Feb. 17 meeting

Tot park support, UFAWU update, Port committee options, AVICC membership

Michael Kusugak entertained Prince Rupert kids in late February by telling the stories he has become well-known for.

STORY AND VIDEO: Kusugak regales with Inuit stories

For a few days in late February, children living in Rupert were able to hear an acclaimed, award-winning author recite his stories

Michael Kusugak entertained Prince Rupert kids in late February by telling the stories he has become well-known for.
Performers from the tap dance show

Love Be Best Free

Performers from the tap show, Love Be Best Free, delighted Rupert audiences with live jazz accompaniment on Feb. 25 at the Lester Centre

Performers from the tap dance show
Tyler Bryant

Restorative justice takes off in Rupert

An alternative justice program has been proposed for the area, and it's one that has gained steam

Tyler Bryant
Former Prince Rupert resident Shelly Elizabeth Starr prepares to bang the gavel at Mayor Lee Brain’s desk in council chambers in late February. Starr was a longtime Rupert resident and 20-year volunteer with the city

Council in session

Former Prince Rupert resident Shelly Elizabeth Starr prepares to bang the gavel at Mayor Lee Brain’s desk in council chambers

Former Prince Rupert resident Shelly Elizabeth Starr prepares to bang the gavel at Mayor Lee Brain’s desk in council chambers in late February. Starr was a longtime Rupert resident and 20-year volunteer with the city
Adoption of Dodge Cove’s official community plan has been delayed by the province due to issues involving a proposed LNG facility on the island.

Friction grows over Dodge Cove community plan

A letter regarding delaying the adoption of the Dodge Cove OCP has irked director and Dodge Cove representative Des Nobels

Adoption of Dodge Cove’s official community plan has been delayed by the province due to issues involving a proposed LNG facility on the island.
Lisa Collins

Snow removal correspondence irks property manager

Businesses receive letters from City of Prince Rupert reminding them to shovel snow and ice from sidewalks.

Lisa Collins
The Prince Rupert Firefighters and RCMP take to the ice this Friday in the Ninth Annual Guns & Hoses charity game.

Guns & Hoses returns for ninth year

The RCMP will look to chip into the Firefighters’ historic six games to two lead when the two renew their on-ice rivalry once again

The Prince Rupert Firefighters and RCMP take to the ice this Friday in the Ninth Annual Guns & Hoses charity game.
SD52 superintendent Sandy Jones will be retiring this summer.

Superintendent Jones retiring; highlights from February school board meeting

Province initiates crosswalk review, board wrestles with second break, fun with coding, final public consultation

SD52 superintendent Sandy Jones will be retiring this summer.
The City of Prince Rupert says that 80 per cent of the Watson Island decommissioning project has been completed to this point.

Eighty per cent of Watson Island decommissioned

City of Prince Rupert states that full demolition and decommissioning of old pulp mill site to be complete by fall 2017

The City of Prince Rupert says that 80 per cent of the Watson Island decommissioning project has been completed to this point.
Laura Miller

PNW LNG launches new training program

Funding has been made available for those interested in pursuing a career in the LNG industry thanks to a new program by PNW LNG

Laura Miller
Charles Hays Secondary students got their hands on some bows and arrows at the Eagle Eye Archers facility last week.

STORY AND VIDEO: Archery training for CHSS students

Grant money and community donations allow high school students to learn archery with Eagle Eye Archers

Charles Hays Secondary students got their hands on some bows and arrows at the Eagle Eye Archers facility last week.
Contract awarded for province's Second Avenue paving project

Contract awarded for province’s Second Avenue paving project

Peter's Bros. Construction Ltd. announced as winning bidder for 4.3 km, $3.94 million paving contract

Contract awarded for province's Second Avenue paving project
Prince Rupert’s Bruce Watkinson

Marine activity growth leads to protection plan

A new North Coast oceans protection plan has earned the endorsement of the North Coast Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society.

Prince Rupert’s Bruce Watkinson
Danny Nielsen’s “Love.Be.Best.Free” tap dance and live musical jazz quartet show will be entertaining audiences this weekend and the group has a Rupert connection.

Tap, jazz and love

Danny Nielsen’s Love.Be.Best.Free tap dance and live musical jazz quartet show will be entertaining audiences this weekend in Prince Rupert.

Danny Nielsen’s “Love.Be.Best.Free” tap dance and live musical jazz quartet show will be entertaining audiences this weekend and the group has a Rupert connection.
Blair Mirau had been named the new CEO of the Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a Society.

Mirau named Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a Society CEO

On Feb. 10 the Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a Society board of directors announced Blair Mirau had been named the society’s new CEO.

Blair Mirau had been named the new CEO of the Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a Society.
Michael Kusugak “The Storyteller” traveled from Nunavut to be part of the Literacy Fair in Prince Rupert.

The Inuit ‘Storyteller’ pays a visit

A special guest is coming to Prince Rupert to celebrate family literacy courtesy of North Coast Literacy Now and Prince Rupert Early Years.

Michael Kusugak “The Storyteller” traveled from Nunavut to be part of the Literacy Fair in Prince Rupert.
The Prince Rupert School District (SD52) is having difficulty finding certified teachers to lead classes

School district forced to juggle due to teacher shortage

The Prince Rupert School District is having trouble finding certified teachers, with the teacher shortage issue only getting worse.

The Prince Rupert School District (SD52) is having difficulty finding certified teachers to lead classes
The federal government announced protection for the rare ancient glass sponge reefs found on the North Coast of B.C.

Fishing closures for Glass Sponge Reefs on the North Coast

A 9,000-year-old glass sponge reef ecosystem in the North Coast was recently announced as a protected area by the federal government.

The federal government announced protection for the rare ancient glass sponge reefs found on the North Coast of B.C.
Shane Clark returned to Prince Rupert to star in the Big Dog Comedy Show.

VIDEO: Shane Clark returns in Big Dog Comedy show

Former Rupertite and Vancouver comedian Shane Clark leaves audiences in stitches with the Big Dog Comedy show at Chances Prince Rupert

Shane Clark returned to Prince Rupert to star in the Big Dog Comedy Show.