Norman Galimski, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Two officers and their mascot, Safety Bear, will be stationed outside Safeway from noon to 5 p.m. collecting donations. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert RCMP cram-a-cruiser

Police will collect food and toys for Salvation Army

Two officers and their mascot, Safety Bear, will be stationed outside Safeway from noon to 5 p.m. collecting donations. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Ryan Bishop of the 1946-2003 alumni team dribbles past the current senior boys Rainmakers team at the 2021 Jim Ciccone Memorial Rainmaker Alumni Tournament at Charles Hays Secondary School, on Dec. 18.

Alumni basketball tournament highlights experience vs. youth

Six teams played in the annual Jim Ciccone memorial match

Ryan Bishop of the 1946-2003 alumni team dribbles past the current senior boys Rainmakers team at the 2021 Jim Ciccone Memorial Rainmaker Alumni Tournament at Charles Hays Secondary School, on Dec. 18.
Ryan Phillips welds two sheets of aluminium together at his shop in Port Edward, on Dec. 9. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Heart of our City: Ryan Phillips, sparking welds for mariners

Preferring to work alone and with his hands, Ryan Phillips always knew…

Ryan Phillips welds two sheets of aluminium together at his shop in Port Edward, on Dec. 9. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Janet Song Cornett-Ching and Emmiline Millar show off some of the English learning resources and board games available at their Wednesday conversation circle, on Dec. 15.

Settlement and language services up by 650% at HSEDS

Settlement centre sees large increase in clients in 2021

Janet Song Cornett-Ching and Emmiline Millar show off some of the English learning resources and board games available at their Wednesday conversation circle, on Dec. 15.
Drax Group, which owns Pinnacle Renewable Energy, announced on Dec. 16 a $50,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross to assist with flood relief efforts. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Drax Group donates $50,000 to Red Cross for flood relief

Money to go to the British Columbia Floods and Extreme Weather Appeal

Drax Group, which owns Pinnacle Renewable Energy, announced on Dec. 16 a $50,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross to assist with flood relief efforts. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
The Salvation Army announced on Dec. 14 many branches in the province are struggling to raise enough donations and are in “crisis’. Lt. Dawn Butt remains positive the Prince Rupert community will come through when they are needed most. (File photo)

Prince Rupert Salvation Army remains positive despite donation “crisis”

As the need for services increases, so does the need for donations

The Salvation Army announced on Dec. 14 many branches in the province are struggling to raise enough donations and are in “crisis’. Lt. Dawn Butt remains positive the Prince Rupert community will come through when they are needed most. (File photo)
Kellan Russel on drums at a Jingle Bell Rock Concert practice on Dec. 15 at the Lester Centre of the Arts with Ring System Studio. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

The sounds of Jingle Bell Rock rings out

Holiday melodies fill the air at Lester Centre Dec. 18

Kellan Russel on drums at a Jingle Bell Rock Concert practice on Dec. 15 at the Lester Centre of the Arts with Ring System Studio. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
RJ LaRose, on Dec. 14 at the Lester Centre of the Arts. A former CFL player, he provides talks across Canada and the U.S. about breaking the silence and stigma on violence against women and girls. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert culture toward women needs improvement

RJ LaRose hosts Be More Than a Bystander seminar on violence against women

RJ LaRose, on Dec. 14 at the Lester Centre of the Arts. A former CFL player, he provides talks across Canada and the U.S. about breaking the silence and stigma on violence against women and girls. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Joan Mostad, on Dec 15, shows the painting she created for the church as a memorial to her father. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Painted art and carpentry crosses generations in Prince Rupert church

Daughter’s painting overlooks grandfather’s carpentry in St. Paul’s sanctuary

Joan Mostad, on Dec 15, shows the painting she created for the church as a memorial to her father. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Clea Schooner, 22, said she looks forward to gaining new skills and making relationships that will help her be a strong advocate for her community and for the next generation, on Dec. 13.

North Coast woman named to provincial young leaders council

Clea Schooner to focus on climate action and indigenous values

Clea Schooner, 22, said she looks forward to gaining new skills and making relationships that will help her be a strong advocate for her community and for the next generation, on Dec. 13.
North Coast MLA, Jennifer Rice said the new recovery funding will help local fairs, festivals and events resume in the North Coast after the challenging period during the pandemic, on Dec. 13. (Supplied photo)

North Coast fairs and festivals to receive $200,000 funding

Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii provincial funding for events

North Coast MLA, Jennifer Rice said the new recovery funding will help local fairs, festivals and events resume in the North Coast after the challenging period during the pandemic, on Dec. 13. (Supplied photo)
Rupert Rampage player, Austin Weir, sprints for the puck against Nick Norostrom of the Terrace River Kings at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre, on Dec. 11 (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert Rampage fall at home to River Kings

Terrace continues undefeated season run

Rupert Rampage player, Austin Weir, sprints for the puck against Nick Norostrom of the Terrace River Kings at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre, on Dec. 11 (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Harry Young said, on Dec. 7, due to last year’s demand for the event, even more tickets have to be made available for the 29th annual derby. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

29th annual Lions Memorial Blue Knuckle Derby set to be largest-ever

Up to $25,000 to be raised for local charities

Harry Young said, on Dec. 7, due to last year’s demand for the event, even more tickets have to be made available for the 29th annual derby. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
The DFO strongly advised the Prince Rupert and area public, on Dec. 9, anyone who may have purchased shellfish online not to consume it. (File photo)

DFO warns Prince Rupert and area public not to consume shellfish purchased online

Consumption can lead to serious disease, injury, and possible death - Leri Davies, DFO

The DFO strongly advised the Prince Rupert and area public, on Dec. 9, anyone who may have purchased shellfish online not to consume it. (File photo)
Sam Charlton, Zoey Mah and Sam Costa will play in the jazz and concert bands and are looking forward to returning to playing for a live audience, on Dec. 8. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert music students orchestrate holiday concert

School Band Christmas Concert Dec. 12

Sam Charlton, Zoey Mah and Sam Costa will play in the jazz and concert bands and are looking forward to returning to playing for a live audience, on Dec. 8. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
The first turbines landed in Prince Rupert on Dec. 2, 2020. The wide load created traffic advisories and road closures along Highway 16 during the week of Jan. to 14. (Photo: Jake Wray/Black Press)

Turbines for Site C Dam force overnight Hwy 16 closures

Over-sized cargo will take several days from Prince Rupert to Fort. St. John

The first turbines landed in Prince Rupert on Dec. 2, 2020. The wide load created traffic advisories and road closures along Highway 16 during the week of Jan. to 14. (Photo: Jake Wray/Black Press)
Dawn Butt and George Sebastian on Dec. 7, show off some of the food donations collected in the 2021 Canstruction campaign. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

‘Canstruction’ building a tower of donations in Prince Rupert

New donation project collecting food and clothing for Salvation Army

Dawn Butt and George Sebastian on Dec. 7, show off some of the food donations collected in the 2021 Canstruction campaign. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
The avalanche occurred about 50 km west of Terrace, on Dec. 8. (Photo: Drive BC)

Avalanche on Highway 16 blocks traffic between Prince Rupert and Terrace

Delays of up to 20 minutes in single-lane traffic

The avalanche occurred about 50 km west of Terrace, on Dec. 8. (Photo: Drive BC)
Chantal Meggison shows off the Helping the Homeless Packages and the bags containing their items, on Dec. 6. This year’s goal was to prepare 26 bags. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert’s Helping the Homeless Packages needs a hand

Donations significantly down from last year

Chantal Meggison shows off the Helping the Homeless Packages and the bags containing their items, on Dec. 6. This year’s goal was to prepare 26 bags. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Tim Chernoff and his children, Dolly and Tommy, turn on the holiday lights around the cenotaph in front of the courthouse downtown, on Dec. 5. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

CityWest Festival of Lights illuminates Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert Special Events flips the switch on holiday lights

Tim Chernoff and his children, Dolly and Tommy, turn on the holiday lights around the cenotaph in front of the courthouse downtown, on Dec. 5. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)