Shannon Lough

Shannon Lough reporting on the salmon fishery on the Skeena River in 2018. (Chelsey Ellis photography)

This Prince Rupert editor is signing off

Reflections on moving to B.C’s North Coast, choosing to stay, and 3.5 years of community reporting

Shannon Lough reporting on the salmon fishery on the Skeena River in 2018. (Chelsey Ellis photography)
Prince Rupert fire crews battle a blaze on Third Avenue West near Fraser Street on Wednesday, June 12 at 6 p.m. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Blaze consumes homes on Third Avenue West

Prince Rupert fire crews continue to battle the fire as it encroaches on the Pacific Inn

Prince Rupert fire crews battle a blaze on Third Avenue West near Fraser Street on Wednesday, June 12 at 6 p.m. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Caution asbestos hazard yellow tape was the only caution tape Makola Housing had available when the water main broke, according to Saanich Plumbing in Prince Rupert. (Ed Evans / The Northern View)

Asbestos caution tape around water main break is a false alarm

The break occurred on land managed by M’akola Housing Society in Prince Rupert

Caution asbestos hazard yellow tape was the only caution tape Makola Housing had available when the water main broke, according to Saanich Plumbing in Prince Rupert. (Ed Evans / The Northern View)
Smoke from the controlled Ridley Island burn June 22-27, 2017. (Fred Oddson photo)

Video of burnt treated materials shown on day one of Prince Rupert Port Authority trial

PRPA faces four environmental charges for 2017 Ridley Island fire

Smoke from the controlled Ridley Island burn June 22-27, 2017. (Fred Oddson photo)
Prince Rupert RCMP are looking for a man who assisted another man who fell on Fraser Street on Feb. 11. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

RCMP ask public for help in finding an elderly man who was involved in an incident

The man had assisted another man who had fallen somewhere on Fraser Street in Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert RCMP are looking for a man who assisted another man who fell on Fraser Street on Feb. 11. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
A sign along the Skeena Highway set up during the blockade. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Lands not for sale: Coast Tsimshian blockade

Nisga’a Nation says the opposition to their land transaction is politically motivated

A sign along the Skeena Highway set up during the blockade. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Territory of the Nine Tribes of Lax Kw’alaams, according to a Feb. 15, 2018 map that was submitted into a civil claim in the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

Coast Tsimshian to hold information blockade on land transfer to Nisga’a

Coast Tsimshian Nation say the province won’t listen to their proposed solution

Territory of the Nine Tribes of Lax Kw’alaams, according to a Feb. 15, 2018 map that was submitted into a civil claim in the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
Karen Buchanan and Priscilla Dennis, with Change Makers Education Society, have launched the Awakening the Warrior Woman Within writing workshop from their space at 661 McKay Street every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Women can reclaim their voice at Prince Rupert writing workshop

Change Makers Education Society will incorporate stories into an upcoming social justice publication

Karen Buchanan and Priscilla Dennis, with Change Makers Education Society, have launched the Awakening the Warrior Woman Within writing workshop from their space at 661 McKay Street every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Prince Rupert volunteer cruise ship ambassadors Maggie Diehl, left, Ennis Green, and Gesine Gaube welcome the passengers from the silver muse on Tuesday, June 4. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Silver Muse makes inaugural call on Prince Rupert

Three cruise ships in seven days to call on Northland Terminal

Prince Rupert volunteer cruise ship ambassadors Maggie Diehl, left, Ennis Green, and Gesine Gaube welcome the passengers from the silver muse on Tuesday, June 4. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Goats, Tanny and Hanny, are being kept inside the enclosed property next to the Moby Dick Inn in Prince Rupert, after the city asked the owner to remove the livestock due to the bylaw infraction. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

City allows goats to stay until end of Seafest weekend in Prince Rupert

Livestock Prohibition Bylaw, which includes backyard chickens, has remained unchanged for 23 years

Goats, Tanny and Hanny, are being kept inside the enclosed property next to the Moby Dick Inn in Prince Rupert, after the city asked the owner to remove the livestock due to the bylaw infraction. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Northern Health is cutting its IV chemotherapy treatment from Haida Gwaii after struggling to find a consistent pharmacy technician. (Pixabay photo)

Without a technician, this type of cancer treatment is being cut from Haida Gwaii

Patients needing IV chemotherapy will have to travel to Prince Rupert or Terrace as of June 21

Northern Health is cutting its IV chemotherapy treatment from Haida Gwaii after struggling to find a consistent pharmacy technician. (Pixabay photo)
The owner of the Moby Dick Inn in Prince Rupert purchased two goats to help her tame the weeds on her property. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

City asks Moby Dick Inn owner to remove goats by end of the week

Council could change livestock bylaw to allow goats to reside within city limits

The owner of the Moby Dick Inn in Prince Rupert purchased two goats to help her tame the weeds on her property. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Prince Rupert RCMP members train on quads in Seal Cove on May 29. (Ed Evans / The Northern View)

UTV training for Prince Rupert RCMP members

Down at Seal Cove, 12 police officers are learning the basics on how to use a UTV while on duty

Prince Rupert RCMP members train on quads in Seal Cove on May 29. (Ed Evans / The Northern View)
The owner of the Moby Dick Inn in Prince Rupert purchased two goats to help her tame the weeds on her property. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Moby Dick Inn owner wants to keep goats to tame weeds

Livestock is not permitted in Prince Rupert according to city bylaw

The owner of the Moby Dick Inn in Prince Rupert purchased two goats to help her tame the weeds on her property. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
The owner of the Moby Dick Inn in Prince Rupert purchased two goats to help her tame the weeds on her property. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Moby Dick Inn owner wants to keep goats to tame weeds

Livestock is not permitted in Prince Rupert according to city bylaw

The owner of the Moby Dick Inn in Prince Rupert purchased two goats to help her tame the weeds on her property. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
AltaGas makes first propane shipment from northern B.C.

AltaGas makes first propane shipment from northern B.C.

Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal is the first of its kind on the west coast of Canada

AltaGas makes first propane shipment from northern B.C.
Team Fierce, Nicole Tattersall, left, Norm Pierce, Joanne Pierce and Jan Curry at the 2019 Relay For Life in Prince Rupert. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Relay For Life in Prince Rupert raises nearly $68,000 for cancer research

For 12 hours, survivors and supporters walked the middle school track for the annual event

Team Fierce, Nicole Tattersall, left, Norm Pierce, Joanne Pierce and Jan Curry at the 2019 Relay For Life in Prince Rupert. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Bridgeview Marine, based in Prince Rupert, built nine vessels for Queen Charlotte Lodge. (Bridgeview Marine photo)

Bridgeview Marine builds fishing fleet for Queen Charlotte Lodge

Since October, the Prince Rupert-based company has been working on nine vessels for the lodge

Bridgeview Marine, based in Prince Rupert, built nine vessels for Queen Charlotte Lodge. (Bridgeview Marine photo)
Longshore workers at the Port of Vancouver are set to strike on Monday, May 27, 2019. (Photo by Loutron Glouton)

B.C. port workers set to strike on Monday in Vancouver

A strike at two container terminals would affect Canadian trade to Asia

Longshore workers at the Port of Vancouver are set to strike on Monday, May 27, 2019. (Photo by Loutron Glouton)
Staff Sgt. Dave Uppal spoke at the service for Marlene Swift at the Salvation Army on May 23. Swift was the long-time program manager for the North Coast Victims Services. (Ed Evans / The Northern View)

Service honours Marlene Swift’s life and work with North Coast Victims Services

RCMP, Prince Rupert residents attend a ceremony for Swift from inside the Salvation Army on May 23

Staff Sgt. Dave Uppal spoke at the service for Marlene Swift at the Salvation Army on May 23. Swift was the long-time program manager for the North Coast Victims Services. (Ed Evans / The Northern View)