Norman Galimski, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Natasha Lebedic watches her curling rock slide down the ice at the Prince Rupert Curling Club’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Sturling Speil on Dec. 4, 2021. The tournament was the first held in two years. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Curling Club hosts first tournament in two years

Ugly sweaters reunite “winter friends”

Natasha Lebedic watches her curling rock slide down the ice at the Prince Rupert Curling Club’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Sturling Speil on Dec. 4, 2021. The tournament was the first held in two years. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Malaspina being towed to a mooring in Ketchikan, Alaska on May 21. (File photo)

Sailings between Ketchikan and Prince Rupert set to return next year

Legal and logistical hurdles remain to be resolved

The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Malaspina being towed to a mooring in Ketchikan, Alaska on May 21. (File photo)
The Vet to Pet mobile clinic will have limited service, but will provide some basic services such as spays and neuters. (Norman Galimski/Photo)

Mobile vet clinic on its way to Prince Rupert

Steps to take before doors can open to pooches and cats

The Vet to Pet mobile clinic will have limited service, but will provide some basic services such as spays and neuters. (Norman Galimski/Photo)
The basketball ANTB Christmas Classic is cancelled in 2021, Peter Haugan event organizer, said on Dec. 3. Hydaburg’s T.J. Young plays against Prince Rupert’s Brady Johnston in the 2020 ANTB tournament. (File photo)

ANBT Christmas Classic cancelled in Prince Rupert

Holiday closures affect venue forcing cancellation

The basketball ANTB Christmas Classic is cancelled in 2021, Peter Haugan event organizer, said on Dec. 3. Hydaburg’s T.J. Young plays against Prince Rupert’s Brady Johnston in the 2020 ANTB tournament. (File photo)
Remo Pomponio shaves off his Movember moustache on Nov. 30 at the Prince Rupert fire hall. The Prince Rupert Fire Rescue team raised $1,660 together. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert RCMP top Fire Rescue in Movember challenge

It’s okay to not be okay — Bishop

Remo Pomponio shaves off his Movember moustache on Nov. 30 at the Prince Rupert fire hall. The Prince Rupert Fire Rescue team raised $1,660 together. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Autumn Johansen watches as Billy Hughes throws a rock during the third annual New Beers Resolution event at the Prince Rupert Curling Club on Jan. 6, 2019. (File photo)

Prince Rupert Curling Club to host first tournament in two years

Club restarts competition with two leagues

Autumn Johansen watches as Billy Hughes throws a rock during the third annual New Beers Resolution event at the Prince Rupert Curling Club on Jan. 6, 2019. (File photo)
The federal government passed legislation on Dec. 1 protecting LGBTQ+ youth by making conversion therapy illegal. Angelo Octaviano said he is proud to be his true self, at a gathering of LGBTQ Prince Rupert community members, supporters and allies to celebrate Pride month on June 19. (Photo: supplied, Kyle Hilliard)

Federal ban on conversion therapy “huge” for Prince Rupert youth

It really gives people the credence to live their authentic lives — Russel Adams

The federal government passed legislation on Dec. 1 protecting LGBTQ+ youth by making conversion therapy illegal. Angelo Octaviano said he is proud to be his true self, at a gathering of LGBTQ Prince Rupert community members, supporters and allies to celebrate Pride month on June 19. (Photo: supplied, Kyle Hilliard)
Christmas trees will arrive in the city with sales starting on Dec. 4, for the annual Prince Rupert Rotary Christmas Tree sale. Bob Kilberry, welcomes tree shoppers in 2020 when the Rotary Christmas tree sales started. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Prince Rupert Northern View)

Christmas tree season takes root

Rotary Club of Prince Rupert’s annual sale opens Dec. 4

Christmas trees will arrive in the city with sales starting on Dec. 4, for the annual Prince Rupert Rotary Christmas Tree sale. Bob Kilberry, welcomes tree shoppers in 2020 when the Rotary Christmas tree sales started. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Prince Rupert Northern View)
The Giving for Goals fundraiser will be held at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre on Dec. 11 and feature appearances from Rupert Rampage players. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Rupert Rampage teams up with KidSport BC to host fundraiser

Prince Rupert chapter re-establishes itself after pandemic closure

The Giving for Goals fundraiser will be held at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre on Dec. 11 and feature appearances from Rupert Rampage players. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Prince Rupert RCMP is advising the public not to attempt to contact, approach or apprehend Jonathan Livingstone Seagull on their own. (File photo)

Wanted Wednesday: Jonathan Livingstone Seagull

Failed to register with the Sex Offender Information Registration Act

Prince Rupert RCMP is advising the public not to attempt to contact, approach or apprehend Jonathan Livingstone Seagull on their own. (File photo)
A special weather alert was issued on Nov. 29. No wind or rain records were broken on Nov. 24, when high wind gusts caused uprooted trees, downed utility lines and lifted off roofs. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Special weather alert issued for Prince Rupert and North Coast

Gusts expected to hit 100 km/h

A special weather alert was issued on Nov. 29. No wind or rain records were broken on Nov. 24, when high wind gusts caused uprooted trees, downed utility lines and lifted off roofs. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Prince Rupert Lions Club donated $10,000 of winter clothing to the homelessness shelter on Nov. 29. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Lions Club spreads warmth to homeless shelter

Thousands of dollars of winter clothing donated

Prince Rupert Lions Club donated $10,000 of winter clothing to the homelessness shelter on Nov. 29. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Costa, on Nov 16, displays the thank you cards he received after DJing and elementary school dance. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Heart of our City: David Costa

The music man

Costa, on Nov 16, displays the thank you cards he received after DJing and elementary school dance. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Funding applications opened on Nov. 15 for the community shuttle bus grant and close soon on Dec. 23. A BC Transit bus is shown in Prince Rupert on Nov. 25. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

NDIT applications open for community shuttle bus funding

Short window of time to apply

Funding applications opened on Nov. 15 for the community shuttle bus grant and close soon on Dec. 23. A BC Transit bus is shown in Prince Rupert on Nov. 25. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
The Port Edward Fire & Rescue team keeps sharp with weekly practises such as the one held on Nov. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Port Ed. has burning need for firefighters

Volunteer recruitment open house Nov. 27 at Port Edward fire hall

The Port Edward Fire & Rescue team keeps sharp with weekly practises such as the one held on Nov. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Ed Landrath has volunteered for the past three years for the Salvation Army.

Prince Rupert Salvation Army needs more volunteers

Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign kicks off

Ed Landrath has volunteered for the past three years for the Salvation Army.
Hospital access was closed to the public in an abundance of caution, on Nov. 24, as a loose metal sheet was fixed on the roof. (File photo)
Hospital access was closed to the public in an abundance of caution, on Nov. 24, as a loose metal sheet was fixed on the roof. (File photo)
Craig Kelly fills up at the downtown Chevron pump station, on Nov 23. Kelly said he is not worried about supply fuel in the city. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Craig Kelly fills up at the downtown Chevron pump station, on Nov 23. Kelly said he is not worried about supply fuel in the city. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
The North Coast may see another weather system hit the region again on Nov. 28, which may bring snow to come regions. (Photo: Environment and Climate Change Canada)

Prince Rupert may expect a ‘parade’ storms

Flood watch downgraded in North Coast

The North Coast may see another weather system hit the region again on Nov. 28, which may bring snow to come regions. (Photo: Environment and Climate Change Canada)
Cynthia Leighton bites her medal at Genetics Fitness, on Nov. 17, after setting a new national record and winning the benchpress event at the 2021 Western Canadian Power Lifting Championships. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert powerlifter seizes gold

Cynthia Leighton sets new national record

Cynthia Leighton bites her medal at Genetics Fitness, on Nov. 17, after setting a new national record and winning the benchpress event at the 2021 Western Canadian Power Lifting Championships. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)