Norman Galimski, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Rona limited customers to one bag of salt and ice melter each as their supplies dwindled in Prince Rupert, on Jan. 5. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Ice melting salt is a hot commodity in Prince Rupert

City retailers run out, but city Operations Dept. is OK

Rona limited customers to one bag of salt and ice melter each as their supplies dwindled in Prince Rupert, on Jan. 5. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Bruce Rempel will have to stay at the Canadian Cancer Society Lodge, in Vancouver, for three months has he undergoes chemo therapy. (Supplied photo)

Rupertites raise $10,000 for Rempel’s cancer costs

Go-Fund-Me campaign hits goal in 24 hours

Bruce Rempel will have to stay at the Canadian Cancer Society Lodge, in Vancouver, for three months has he undergoes chemo therapy. (Supplied photo)
Workers in British Columbia are now eligible for five paid sick days. “This is a significant milestone for our province, and I’m proud that we are supporting workers and employers in this important way. It’s a win-win for everyone,” Harry Bains, Minister of Labour said on Dec. 30. (Photo: Chad Hipolito, The Canadian Press)

Paid sick leaves comes into effect in Prince Rupert

Unionized workplaces not included

Workers in British Columbia are now eligible for five paid sick days. “This is a significant milestone for our province, and I’m proud that we are supporting workers and employers in this important way. It’s a win-win for everyone,” Harry Bains, Minister of Labour said on Dec. 30. (Photo: Chad Hipolito, The Canadian Press)
Another Arctic outflow is hitting Prince Rupert and will stick around until Jan. 6. Conditions on Highway 16 will remain snowy, but sunny and clear until later this week. (File photo)

Another Arctic outflow warning issued for North Coast

Wind gusts up to 100 km/h expected in Prince Rupert

Another Arctic outflow is hitting Prince Rupert and will stick around until Jan. 6. Conditions on Highway 16 will remain snowy, but sunny and clear until later this week. (File photo)
Aahan Mishra is held by his mother’s arms Deepika and surrounded by his father and older sister Anand and Aahana. Aahan was born at 10:04, on Jan. 1, at Prince Rupert Regional Hospital. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert welcomes first baby of 2022

First new resident arrived at 10:04 a.m.

Aahan Mishra is held by his mother’s arms Deepika and surrounded by his father and older sister Anand and Aahana. Aahan was born at 10:04, on Jan. 1, at Prince Rupert Regional Hospital. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Andrew Samoil said School District 52 will release more information on the return to schools on Jan. 10 after meeting with school principals and staff. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern view)

Some Prince Rupert students return to school

Prince Rupert school children of parents who are essential health service workers…

Andrew Samoil said School District 52 will release more information on the return to schools on Jan. 10 after meeting with school principals and staff. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern view)
Though the Prince Rupert RCMP received some 700 fewer calls in 2021, a fluctuation of 500 to 1,000 calls in a year is normal for a city the size of Prince Rupert Const. Brody Hemrich said, on Dec. 28. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Prince Rupert RCMP received 700 fewer calls in 2021, Prince Rupert Const. Brody Hemrich said, on Dec. 28. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert RCMP receive 700 fewer calls in 2021

Police release year in review numbers

Though the Prince Rupert RCMP received some 700 fewer calls in 2021, a fluctuation of 500 to 1,000 calls in a year is normal for a city the size of Prince Rupert Const. Brody Hemrich said, on Dec. 28. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Prince Rupert RCMP received 700 fewer calls in 2021, Prince Rupert Const. Brody Hemrich said, on Dec. 28. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Sydney LaFaga and Allanna Wightman kiss their catch at the 29th annual Prince Rupert Lions Memorial Blue Knuckle Derby, on Dec. 27. (Photo: Facebook)

29th Annual was a ‘reel’ Blue Knuckle

Lions Club memorial event nets in largest ticket sales in Prince Rupert

Sydney LaFaga and Allanna Wightman kiss their catch at the 29th annual Prince Rupert Lions Memorial Blue Knuckle Derby, on Dec. 27. (Photo: Facebook)
CityWest experienced service outage around 10 a.m. on Dec 19, before restoring service shortly afterward, Chris Armstrong, CityWest vice president, said. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

CityWest service disruptions in Prince Rupert restored

Customers may still see intermitted outages throughout the day

CityWest experienced service outage around 10 a.m. on Dec 19, before restoring service shortly afterward, Chris Armstrong, CityWest vice president, said. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Santa concentrates hard when making ‘just the right’ toy for a child. He leaves his works shop just as it gets dark in the North Pole to deliver on Christmas Eve. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Santa Claus begins journey to Prince Rupert

Travelling at the speed of starlight with gifts

Santa concentrates hard when making ‘just the right’ toy for a child. He leaves his works shop just as it gets dark in the North Pole to deliver on Christmas Eve. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
A woman shovels snow from the sidewalk on 3rd Ave., on Dec. 21. Brian Proctor, meteorologist for Environment and Climate Change Canada, said heavier snowfall can be expected for those travelling inland. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Forecasted white Christmas may turn you blue

Temperatures to plummet in Prince Rupert during holiday season

A woman shovels snow from the sidewalk on 3rd Ave., on Dec. 21. Brian Proctor, meteorologist for Environment and Climate Change Canada, said heavier snowfall can be expected for those travelling inland. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
George Sebastian, Canstruction founder, was humbled by the public’s generosity, on Dec. 22. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

‘Canstruction’ collects $17,000 worth of donations for Prince Rupert Salvation Army

“It tells you that people love each other and they care for each other” — Sebastian

George Sebastian, Canstruction founder, was humbled by the public’s generosity, on Dec. 22. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Permit-holders must renew their licences or lose the privilege of a future licence, the DFO stated. (File photo)

Changes to clam licences may affect future eligibility

DFO says not renewing could forfeit future licence rights

Permit-holders must renew their licences or lose the privilege of a future licence, the DFO stated. (File photo)
A RCMP officer checks a motorist’s credentials during a stop at a Candy Cane Checkpoint done during the holiday season to dissuade people from driving under the influence in Prince Rupert, B.C., on Dec. 15, 2021. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert RCMP begin seasonal Candy Cane Checks

Annual safe driving campaign begins

A RCMP officer checks a motorist’s credentials during a stop at a Candy Cane Checkpoint done during the holiday season to dissuade people from driving under the influence in Prince Rupert, B.C., on Dec. 15, 2021. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Josh Thompson, George Henry and Arjan Bains of the Rainmakers senior basketball team during a practice at Charles Hays Secondary, on Dec. 14.

Rainmakers make competitive debut at No Regrets Basketball Tournament

Prince Rupert’s senior boy’s team wins 1 of 4

Josh Thompson, George Henry and Arjan Bains of the Rainmakers senior basketball team during a practice at Charles Hays Secondary, on Dec. 14.
Construction of Prince Rupert Port Authority's $4-million Seal Cove Salt Marsh Project began in February. Additional benches and lighted pathway will be added to attract visitors. (Supplied photo)

Seal Cove Salt Marsh slated for completion early in new year

Pedestrian infrastructure begins construction in January

Construction of Prince Rupert Port Authority's $4-million Seal Cove Salt Marsh Project began in February. Additional benches and lighted pathway will be added to attract visitors. (Supplied photo)
Snow fall on Dec. 21 in downtown Prince Rupert. Temperatures are forecasted to hit a low of -15 C on Dec. 25. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Forecasted white Christmas may turn you blue

Temperatures to plummet in Prince Rupert during holiday season

Snow fall on Dec. 21 in downtown Prince Rupert. Temperatures are forecasted to hit a low of -15 C on Dec. 25. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
The Port Edward Fire & Rescue team has increased by more than 52 per cent since a November recruitment call, the fire chief said on Dec. 20. They keep sharp with weekly practices such as the one held on Nov. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Port Edward Fire & Rescue membership blazes up by 52 per cent

More members means more efficient emergency service

The Port Edward Fire & Rescue team has increased by more than 52 per cent since a November recruitment call, the fire chief said on Dec. 20. They keep sharp with weekly practices such as the one held on Nov. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Prince Rupert Public library closed due to a heating system failure, on Dec. 20. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert Public Library closed due to heating failure

$50,000 boiler and heating system replacement approved by city

Prince Rupert Public library closed due to a heating system failure, on Dec. 20. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Chad James Whiteside, of Sandspit Adventures, was fined $75,000 in fisheries offences from 2019 after pleading guilty on Dec. 7. to five offences. (Photo: Facebook)
Chad James Whiteside, of Sandspit Adventures, was fined $75,000 in fisheries offences from 2019 after pleading guilty on Dec. 7. to five offences. (Photo: Facebook)

Eco-tour operator nets $75,000 in penalties

Prince Rupert judge fines Haida Gwaii lodge manager for offences under fisheries acts

Chad James Whiteside, of Sandspit Adventures, was fined $75,000 in fisheries offences from 2019 after pleading guilty on Dec. 7. to five offences. (Photo: Facebook)
Chad James Whiteside, of Sandspit Adventures, was fined $75,000 in fisheries offences from 2019 after pleading guilty on Dec. 7. to five offences. (Photo: Facebook)