Kevin Campbell

Aurora LNG's Francis Erasmus

Aurora LNG engages community, council

Aurora LNG representatives met no shortage of questions or feedback during an open house and council session last week

Aurora LNG's Francis Erasmus
Toby Lake

Mayor Brain declares February 2017 Toastmasters Month

The beneficiary of the organization himself, Rupert Mayor Lee Brain proclaimed the month of February 2017 Toastmasters Month in the city

Toby Lake

Prince Rupert council in brief: Feb. 6

CNR station refurbishment, Board appointments, Chamber of Commerce week, Rec guide dissatisfaction, Mills Memorial petition concerns

Left to right: Jacob Guyatt

VIDEO: Conrad Cardboard Challenge

Teacher Lisa Scherr and the entire Conrad Elementary School in Prince Rupert take part in the national Cardboard Challenge

Left to right: Jacob Guyatt
One of the pieces of art done for the Butterfly Project.

Ending the butterfly project

Butterfly themed artistic pieces, created in honour of missing and murdered Aboriginal women, received generous bids

One of the pieces of art done for the Butterfly Project.
Shane Clark

Familiar jokester returns to Prince Rupert

A big name is making his way to Prince Rupert, but more people in the city may actually be familiar with his opening act.

Shane Clark
The new lighting and stage draperies were shown off at the Lester Centre's 30th Anniversary show.

Port helps ‘light the way’ for Lester Centre

The Port of Prince Rupert announced on Monday a new monetary donation to the Lester Centre to “light the way"

The new lighting and stage draperies were shown off at the Lester Centre's 30th Anniversary show.
Richard Wright has overseen the maintenance of the Lester Centre’s electric component for years. This new backstage lighting is part of the challenge

Keeping the lights on

The longtime Rupertite Richard Wright has overseen the maintenance of its electric components for decades

Richard Wright has overseen the maintenance of the Lester Centre’s electric component for years. This new backstage lighting is part of the challenge
A portrait of former Rupert Mayor Peter Lester hangs in the Lester Centre

Naming the Lester Centre after Rupert’s favourite couple

Former Rupert Mayor Peter Lester knew what he wanted and what he didn’t want.

A portrait of former Rupert Mayor Peter Lester hangs in the Lester Centre
Bruce Forward was on the planning and building committees to have the Lester Centre of the Arts built in the ‘80s.

The origins of the performing arts centre

Forward is one former Rupertite who knows the saga behind the building of the Lester Centre of the Arts

Bruce Forward was on the planning and building committees to have the Lester Centre of the Arts built in the ‘80s.
L:R Jean-Luc Fournier

VIDEO: Reading Rampage

Jean-Luc Fournier, Brett Roth, Jordan Aubee and captain Jared Meers read to kids at the Prince Rupert Library

L:R Jean-Luc Fournier
The Prince Rupert Walmart store in the Rupert Square Mall closed its doors last week due to a small fire.

Suspicious fire closes Walmart temporarily

Prince Rupert RCMP continue an active investigation in what is being considered a suspicious fire

The Prince Rupert Walmart store in the Rupert Square Mall closed its doors last week due to a small fire.
The North Coast Regional District and Regional Recycling Advisory Committee sees major upgrades needed for the regional recycling depot to support the growing community.

Upgrades needed for recycling depot

Presently, the depot serves 20,000 North Coast residents from Prince Rupert, Port Edward, Haida Gwaii, Metlakatla and Lax Kw’alaams

The North Coast Regional District and Regional Recycling Advisory Committee sees major upgrades needed for the regional recycling depot to support the growing community.
Lax Kw'alaams Mayor John Helin

Historic agreement signed between First Nations, governments for PNW monitoring committee

Representatives from Metlakatla, Lax Kw'alaams, Government of B.C. and Government of Canada to sit on Environmental Monitoring Committee

Lax Kw'alaams Mayor John Helin
B.C. Premier Christy Clark is surrounded by children during a visit to Lax Kw’alaams on Wednesday.

Clark promising infrastructure for Rupert

With the fate of the North Coast’s future hanging in the balance of the upcoming election, Premier Christy Clark made a trip to Rupert

B.C. Premier Christy Clark is surrounded by children during a visit to Lax Kw’alaams on Wednesday.
NSCU assistant branch manager Donna Farwell presents Sarah Ridgway and A/SLT Nova Haggstrom with a $200 cheque for the Sea Cadets’ trip to Vimy Ridge.

Northern Savings Generosity

The credit union donates out eight cheques to eight different community organizations in January

NSCU assistant branch manager Donna Farwell presents Sarah Ridgway and A/SLT Nova Haggstrom with a $200 cheque for the Sea Cadets’ trip to Vimy Ridge.
Gary Weick of Gary’s Lock and Security Shop is one of many small to mid-sized businesses that are struggling with local employee recruitment and the onslaught of online commerce.

Rupert small business recruitment suffering

Rupert small businesses will need to up their training and communications tactics with their workers to keep them

Gary Weick of Gary’s Lock and Security Shop is one of many small to mid-sized businesses that are struggling with local employee recruitment and the onslaught of online commerce.
Dwain Harrison recently took on the role of technical director at the Lester Centre

STORY AND VIDEO: New tech director no stranger to Lester Centre

It’s easy to see why Dwain Harrison was hand-picked to be the venerable Lester Centre of the Arts’ next technical director.

Dwain Harrison recently took on the role of technical director at the Lester Centre
B.C. Premier Christy Clark made the first visit of a sitting premier to Lax Kw’alaams since 1999 last week. During the visit

Premier’s visit to Lax Kw’alaams first since 1999

New seniors' and family affordable housing units announced for the village

B.C. Premier Christy Clark made the first visit of a sitting premier to Lax Kw’alaams since 1999 last week. During the visit
Haley Crozier is one of three Prince Rupert Northwest Community College students to receive bursaries from the Pacific Salmon Foundation.

Foundation backs Applied Coastal Ecology students

NWCC students Haley Crozier, Cheri Herbert and Jamie Martz all won the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s Stewardship Community Bursary

Haley Crozier is one of three Prince Rupert Northwest Community College students to receive bursaries from the Pacific Salmon Foundation.