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Rose Sawka, 91, reaches out to her son Terry Sawka, on a daily visit through the window, from inside Acropolis Manor where a COVID-19 outbreak took hold on Jan 19. Rose was vaccinated for the virus on Jan. 20 and as of Feb. 25 has remained virus free. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

No increases of COVID-19 at Acropolis -16 residents now recovered

Vaccinations have helped to stabilize Prince Rupert long-term care facility virus numbers

Rose Sawka, 91, reaches out to her son Terry Sawka, on a daily visit through the window, from inside Acropolis Manor where a COVID-19 outbreak took hold on Jan 19. Rose was vaccinated for the virus on Jan. 20 and as of Feb. 25 has remained virus free. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
BC Bus North was implemented under the NDP provincial government in 2018 when Greyhound cancelled services across northern BC. The transportation funding expires at the end of March 2021. (Photo: B.C. Transit)

BC Liberals call for immediate govt. renewal of BC Bus North funding

BC Liberals spent years ignoring need for better transportation in the North - Jennifer Rice, MLA

BC Bus North was implemented under the NDP provincial government in 2018 when Greyhound cancelled services across northern BC. The transportation funding expires at the end of March 2021. (Photo: B.C. Transit)
Prince Rupert Tourism is benefitting from funding for new welcome and wayfinding signage from the COVID-19 Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program. McClymont Park on the gateway into Prince Rupert is one of the first things tourists see entering the city by road. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

$695,000 Community Economic Recovery funds to benefit local organizations

Prince Rupert Tourism and Gitga’at Development Corporation to receive COVID-19 recovery funds

Prince Rupert Tourism is benefitting from funding for new welcome and wayfinding signage from the COVID-19 Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program. McClymont Park on the gateway into Prince Rupert is one of the first things tourists see entering the city by road. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Wainwright Marine Services Ltd.’s “Ingenika” tugboat went missing in the Garner Canal area south and east of Kitimat on Feb. 11, resulting in two deaths and the rescue of a third man. (Wainwright Marine Photo)

Tug union demands Transport Canada protect workers along B.C. coast and rivers

ILWU makes safety demands following the deaths of two men and the rescue of a third

Wainwright Marine Services Ltd.’s “Ingenika” tugboat went missing in the Garner Canal area south and east of Kitimat on Feb. 11, resulting in two deaths and the rescue of a third man. (Wainwright Marine Photo)
High winds blow wet snow in Prince Rupert on Feb. 24. The region is expecting two to four cm of snow and winds up to 100 km per hour. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

High wind warnings for North Coast, up to 4 cm of snow expected

Wet snow makes driving conditions in Prince Rupert slippery

High winds blow wet snow in Prince Rupert on Feb. 24. The region is expecting two to four cm of snow and winds up to 100 km per hour. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Pink shirt day was celebrated at Pineridge Elementary School by staff and students in a stand against bullying. Mr. Craig, a work-experience student from Charle Hays Secondary School is seen with students in front of the hearts for kindness board on Feb. 24. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Pineridge students stand against bullying

Prince Rupert students in the pink with kindness

Pink shirt day was celebrated at Pineridge Elementary School by staff and students in a stand against bullying. Mr. Craig, a work-experience student from Charle Hays Secondary School is seen with students in front of the hearts for kindness board on Feb. 24. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
A Prince Rupert neighbourhood on Feb. 23, showing various housing with an apartment building development in the background. Housing advocates in the city say affordable housing is scarce.(Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert Recruitment campaign creates housing availability debate

“There is a serious disconnect here, with the new recruitment campaign,” - Paul Lagace

A Prince Rupert neighbourhood on Feb. 23, showing various housing with an apartment building development in the background. Housing advocates in the city say affordable housing is scarce.(Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
The City of Prince Rupert has received $1 million in provincial funding to assist redevelopment of the waterfront and support the Prince Rupert Waterfront Airport Ferry Landing development project. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

City to receive part of $20 million for waterfront development

Funding will support the Prince Rupert airport ferry relocation project

The City of Prince Rupert has received $1 million in provincial funding to assist redevelopment of the waterfront and support the Prince Rupert Waterfront Airport Ferry Landing development project. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
The 1896 main cannery building's South Gable Wall was restored in the 2017-2018 reconstruction project at the North Pacific Cannery. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

North Pacific Cannery to receive a portion of $16 million in provincial funding

Port Edward museum to receive repairs from grant

The 1896 main cannery building's South Gable Wall was restored in the 2017-2018 reconstruction project at the North Pacific Cannery. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Shots fired in the 11th Ave East area in Prince Rupert on Feb. 22 were no cause of public threat, the RCMP said. (File Photo)

Shots fired in 11th Ave. East area

Prince Rupert RCMP confirmed shots fired were no threat to public safety

Shots fired in the 11th Ave East area in Prince Rupert on Feb. 22 were no cause of public threat, the RCMP said. (File Photo)
Fire at the Ocean View, the oldest hotel in Prince Rupert on Feb. 18 caused extensive damage, Jeff Beckwith deputy fire chief said. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Suspicious blaze at oldest hotel in Prince Rupert

3 fires keep Prince Rupert Fire Rescue hot on their toes

Fire at the Ocean View, the oldest hotel in Prince Rupert on Feb. 18 caused extensive damage, Jeff Beckwith deputy fire chief said. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Prince Rupert obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Marius Pienaar announced on Feb. 17 that he is hanging up his stethoscope on May 31. (Photo: supplied)

North Coast OBGYN retiring

Prince Rupert’s Dr. Marius Pienaar will hang up his stethoscope on May 31

Prince Rupert obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Marius Pienaar announced on Feb. 17 that he is hanging up his stethoscope on May 31. (Photo: supplied)
Prince Rupert cat rescue agency PURS will receive funding from the BC SPCA to assist with the Trap, Neuter, and Release program for feral cats in the city, BC SPCA announced on Feb. 18. (Photo: BC SPCA supplied)

Local feline rescue organization to receive BC SPCA funding

Prince Rupert PURS to receive funds to spay or neuter 30-35 feral cats

Prince Rupert cat rescue agency PURS will receive funding from the BC SPCA to assist with the Trap, Neuter, and Release program for feral cats in the city, BC SPCA announced on Feb. 18. (Photo: BC SPCA supplied)
Jules Robinson head trainer and equipment manager with Rupert Rampage players Cole Atchison and Marcus Atchison holding one of the next generation of players, Porter Atchison in Feb. 2020. (Photo: Chelsea Bruce, Facebook)

Prince Rupert loses long time hockey trainer and skating instructor

Halibut Kings and Prince Rupert Rampage trainer dies

Jules Robinson head trainer and equipment manager with Rupert Rampage players Cole Atchison and Marcus Atchison holding one of the next generation of players, Porter Atchison in Feb. 2020. (Photo: Chelsea Bruce, Facebook)
On Feb. 18, 2021, Environment Canada issued a wind warning for the North Coast, with high winds of up to 110 km/h expected until near lunch time. (Black Press file photo)

High wind warning in effect for North Coast

Rain and high winds in the Prince Rupert region for next couple of days

On Feb. 18, 2021, Environment Canada issued a wind warning for the North Coast, with high winds of up to 110 km/h expected until near lunch time. (Black Press file photo)
Hydro crews were onsite for a hydro pole fire on Ridley Island Access Road on Feb. 17. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Hydro pole fire causes outage in local area

BC Hydro said hundreds of customers in the Prince Rupert area affected

Hydro crews were onsite for a hydro pole fire on Ridley Island Access Road on Feb. 17. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
A Northern Health COVID-19 testing centre on Feb. 16, is located in Prince Rupert, where 14 residents have died since Jan. 19, at Acropolis Manor, the city’s long-term health care facility and seniors home. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

56 positive COVID-19 cases including 14 deaths at Acropolis Manor

Northern Health residents need to focus on prevention to protect themselves - Cheif Medical Officer

A Northern Health COVID-19 testing centre on Feb. 16, is located in Prince Rupert, where 14 residents have died since Jan. 19, at Acropolis Manor, the city’s long-term health care facility and seniors home. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
A BC Housing rental complex on Kootenay is going to lose eight units in a redevelopment project, Prince Rupert city council heard on Feb. 8. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Negative public feedback leads to less housing units for those in need, city council heard

Prince Rupert city councillors irked by reduction of housing units in Kootenay Ave. project

A BC Housing rental complex on Kootenay is going to lose eight units in a redevelopment project, Prince Rupert city council heard on Feb. 8. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Showing us how it’s done by ignoring the frigid cold snap temperatures is Leah Hughes aged 12, snowboarding at the Prince Rupert Golf course on Feb. 9, 2021. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Just sliding through the cold snap

Prince Rupert families and friends ignored the cold and took advantage of winter fun

Showing us how it’s done by ignoring the frigid cold snap temperatures is Leah Hughes aged 12, snowboarding at the Prince Rupert Golf course on Feb. 9, 2021. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
A labour of love quilt was presented to Prince Rupert fabric store owner Sarah Ridgway, on Feb. 11, as a token of appreciation from her quilters group, customers, and friends to show their support and gratitude at her willingness to go above and beyond in helping others. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

A blanket of community warmth

Prince Rupert shop owner receives token of love from quilting community and friends

A labour of love quilt was presented to Prince Rupert fabric store owner Sarah Ridgway, on Feb. 11, as a token of appreciation from her quilters group, customers, and friends to show their support and gratitude at her willingness to go above and beyond in helping others. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)