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BC Breast Cancer Screening Program van in Prince Rupert in July, 2020. There are two streams of screening and diagnosis which can be confusing for those who have not gone through the process, Dr. Jaco Fourie medical lead for Northern Health Cancer Care said. (Photo supplied by BC Breast Cancer Screening Program)
BC Breast Cancer Screening Program van in Prince Rupert in July, 2020. There are two streams of screening and diagnosis which can be confusing for those who have not gone through the process, Dr. Jaco Fourie medical lead for Northern Health Cancer Care said. (Photo supplied by BC Breast Cancer Screening Program)
Air Canada /Jazz flight AC8280 on Nov. 16 from Vancouver to Prince Rupert had a confirmed case of COVID-19, said Air Canada on Nov. 20. (File photo)

Flight into city had confirmed case of COVID-19

Nov. 16 flight from Vancouver to Prince Rupert affected by coronavirus

Air Canada /Jazz flight AC8280 on Nov. 16 from Vancouver to Prince Rupert had a confirmed case of COVID-19, said Air Canada on Nov. 20. (File photo)
Prince Rupert carving artist Henry Kelly is having his work installed on Nov. 20, as a permanent art exhibit at the Prince Rupert Regional Airport. The traditional cedar canoe is a welcome symbol to those arriving at YPR. (Photo: supplied)

Art unveiling ceremonies at YPR cancelled due to new pandemic restrictions

Coast Tsimshian Cultural Exhibit at Prince Rupert Regional Airport features local carvers

Prince Rupert carving artist Henry Kelly is having his work installed on Nov. 20, as a permanent art exhibit at the Prince Rupert Regional Airport. The traditional cedar canoe is a welcome symbol to those arriving at YPR. (Photo: supplied)
Rising Stars of the 2019-2020 PRDCC program are Royce Sampson, Andy Chugh, Brendan Eshom, Aidan Murphy-Morven and Carsen Vibert (Photo: supplied)

Rising stars are being sought in the Prince Rupert area

Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce is launching the 2021 business mentorship program

Rising Stars of the 2019-2020 PRDCC program are Royce Sampson, Andy Chugh, Brendan Eshom, Aidan Murphy-Morven and Carsen Vibert (Photo: supplied)
Maria Lewis president of the Prince Rupert Royal Canadian Legion accepts a $5,000 donation gifted via an artillery shell from Shawn MacDonald governor of the Prince Rupert Loyal Order of the Moose 1051 on Nov. 13.

Major donation overwhelms Prince Rupert Legion

Prince Rupert Moose Lodge 1051 donates $5,000 to local veterans organization

Maria Lewis president of the Prince Rupert Royal Canadian Legion accepts a $5,000 donation gifted via an artillery shell from Shawn MacDonald governor of the Prince Rupert Loyal Order of the Moose 1051 on Nov. 13.
Joy Sundin, president of the Prince Rupert and District Métis Society, is excited about the recognition of Metis Awareness Week in Prince Rupert.

Metis Awareness Week in Prince Rupert Nov. 15-21

To be recognized is a big achievement: Robert Basso

Joy Sundin, president of the Prince Rupert and District Métis Society, is excited about the recognition of Metis Awareness Week in Prince Rupert.

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A little COVID kindness and appreciation

Cumulative cases of COIVD-19 mapped in the North from January to October 2020 showing five cases in Prince Rupert and region at map creation date of Nov. 10.  (BCCDC image)

North Coast has seen relatively low COVID-19 numbers

Prince Rupert and area has had five cases of COVID-19 since January

Cumulative cases of COIVD-19 mapped in the North from January to October 2020 showing five cases in Prince Rupert and region at map creation date of Nov. 10.  (BCCDC image)
New socks were donated to the Cranes Crossing Shelter in Prince Rupert from the Catholic Women’s League who organized the October donation campaign involving parishioners from Annunciation Church. Seen on Nov. 8 are members of the Annunciation Catholic Women’s League Marilou DeVera, Magdalena Matthews, Laura Esposito, Giselda Bidese and Marianne Bunko.

Socks for shelter

Prince Rupert Annunciation Catholic Women’s League organized donation

New socks were donated to the Cranes Crossing Shelter in Prince Rupert from the Catholic Women’s League who organized the October donation campaign involving parishioners from Annunciation Church. Seen on Nov. 8 are members of the Annunciation Catholic Women’s League Marilou DeVera, Magdalena Matthews, Laura Esposito, Giselda Bidese and Marianne Bunko.
Flu vaccine is a rare commodity in Prince Rupert with waitlists at pharmacies after supplies in the city ran low in the days leading up to Nov. 12. A public health nurse gets ready to administer a flu shot Monday, Nov. 9 at the Quesnel and District Seniors’ Centre. (Black Press file photo)

Wait lists for flu shots as supplies run dry

Local pharmacies are supplied the flu vaccine by Northern Health

Flu vaccine is a rare commodity in Prince Rupert with waitlists at pharmacies after supplies in the city ran low in the days leading up to Nov. 12. A public health nurse gets ready to administer a flu shot Monday, Nov. 9 at the Quesnel and District Seniors’ Centre. (Black Press file photo)
Northern Health on Nov. 17, is urging caution and non-essential travel for residents in the authorities jurisdiction due to a surge in cases and clusters through out the province. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Caution and essential travel only is urged by Northern Health

21 new cases of COVID-19 in Northern Health Authority Region from Nov. 16 to 17

Northern Health on Nov. 17, is urging caution and non-essential travel for residents in the authorities jurisdiction due to a surge in cases and clusters through out the province. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Gunther Golinia caretaker at the Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Shelter, in this 2019 photo, has passed away at age 90. (Photo:The Northern View file photo)
Gunther Golinia caretaker at the Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Shelter, in this 2019 photo, has passed away at age 90. (Photo:The Northern View file photo)

Wildlife shelter caretaker passes away

Gunther Golinia took care of the Prince Rupert Wildlife Shelter for more than 30 years

Gunther Golinia caretaker at the Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Shelter, in this 2019 photo, has passed away at age 90. (Photo:The Northern View file photo)
Gunther Golinia caretaker at the Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Shelter, in this 2019 photo, has passed away at age 90. (Photo:The Northern View file photo)
Prince Rupert Salvation Army kettle campaign launches on Nov. 19 with a $30,000 goal. Three kettles will be manned in Prince Rupert at Walmart, BC Liquor Store and the Moose Lodge 1051. Seen here is Dawne Anderson of Salvation Army in Nanaimo (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

$30,000 goal for Prince Rupert Christmas kettle campaign

Prince Rupert Salvation Army will need more than 30 volunteers for kettle campaign

Prince Rupert Salvation Army kettle campaign launches on Nov. 19 with a $30,000 goal. Three kettles will be manned in Prince Rupert at Walmart, BC Liquor Store and the Moose Lodge 1051. Seen here is Dawne Anderson of Salvation Army in Nanaimo (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Christine Komadina relaxes on Nov. 6 with crafting and card making now that she is an empty nester after raising a family and working more than 40 years at Northern Savings Credit Union in Prince Rupert.

Heart of our City – Christine Komadina

40th anniversary milestone hit for the heart of Northern Savings Credit Union

Christine Komadina relaxes on Nov. 6 with crafting and card making now that she is an empty nester after raising a family and working more than 40 years at Northern Savings Credit Union in Prince Rupert.
Margaret Grenier, dancer born and raised in Prince Rupert has been awarded top prize for excellence, Canada Council for the Arts announced on Nov. 12. (Photo: supplied)

Prince Rupert dancer receives highest artistic excellence award

Prince Rupert’s Margaret Grenier awarded $50,000 Walter Carsen 2020 award

Margaret Grenier, dancer born and raised in Prince Rupert has been awarded top prize for excellence, Canada Council for the Arts announced on Nov. 12. (Photo: supplied)
Brendan Eshom of Prince Rupert is celebrating the one-year anniversary on Nov. 14 of his innovative Sm'algyax Word of the Day website and app on android by inviting the public to submit words they would like to learn. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert public is invited to support Sm’algyax promotion platform

Prince Rupert CHSS grad celebrates one-year anniversary of launch of First Nations language website

Brendan Eshom of Prince Rupert is celebrating the one-year anniversary on Nov. 14 of his innovative Sm'algyax Word of the Day website and app on android by inviting the public to submit words they would like to learn. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Fourth-year Prince Rupert Minor Hockey player Katelynn Leask 7, arrives at the rink suited up and ready to play on Oct. 30. “Parents want to watch their children, but we’re not allowed,” said her Mom, laura Leask, “At the same time physical activity is important to them, so is a normal life.” (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Minor Hockey, CIHL, Figure Skating and Curling – all on the ice, somewhat

Prince Rupert sports organizations weather through pandemic restrictions

Fourth-year Prince Rupert Minor Hockey player Katelynn Leask 7, arrives at the rink suited up and ready to play on Oct. 30. “Parents want to watch their children, but we’re not allowed,” said her Mom, laura Leask, “At the same time physical activity is important to them, so is a normal life.” (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Cenotaph in Prince Rupert on Remembrance Day, Nov. 11, 2020. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Remembrance Day in Prince Rupert

Commemorations at the Prince Rupert Cenotaph drew onlookers paying respect

Cenotaph in Prince Rupert on Remembrance Day, Nov. 11, 2020. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Derry Bott chaplain of the Prince Rupert Royal Canadian Legion #27 has worked over the past ten years to build the military memorabilia into a museum display. (Photo: K-J Millar

Royal Canadian Legion #27 has a lot of history

Prince Rupert gem hidden in main street museum

Derry Bott chaplain of the Prince Rupert Royal Canadian Legion #27 has worked over the past ten years to build the military memorabilia into a museum display. (Photo: K-J Millar
Lily Swanson, widow of Prince Rupert Second World War Métis veteran Arthur Swanson received a governmental apology on Oct. 30, 2020, for treatment of and lack of recognition of Métis military members when they arrived home — 75 years after the end of WWII. For more on the story and changes to Prince Rupert Remembrance Day services, see our special features beginning on Page 6.

Lest we forget – Stain on the flag

Apology and recognition of service 75 years after the end of WWII

Lily Swanson, widow of Prince Rupert Second World War Métis veteran Arthur Swanson received a governmental apology on Oct. 30, 2020, for treatment of and lack of recognition of Métis military members when they arrived home — 75 years after the end of WWII. For more on the story and changes to Prince Rupert Remembrance Day services, see our special features beginning on Page 6.