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Port Edward was faced with a moral dilemma at Tuesday’s council meeting when a resident requested financial support to help spay, neuter, and nurse three cats in a colony of 20. (Courtesy photo)
Port Edward was faced with a moral dilemma at Tuesday’s council meeting when a resident requested financial support to help spay, neuter, and nurse three cats in a colony of 20. (Courtesy photo)
B.C. legislature Speaker Darryl Plecas takes questions about the report on senior staff from former chief justice Beverley McLachlin, May 15, 2019. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. VIEWS: Log exports and my other errors so far in 2019

Plastic bags, legislature overspending turn out differently

B.C. legislature Speaker Darryl Plecas takes questions about the report on senior staff from former chief justice Beverley McLachlin, May 15, 2019. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
The Prince Rupert Golf Course. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

KURIAL: A defence of the golf course

Golf club offers a number of benefits to Prince Rupert, and is a space we should work to maintain

The Prince Rupert Golf Course. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
(Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

COCULLO: TBT (think before you type)

Social media is ruining thoughtful public discourse

(Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
Pellet plant recently completed at Terrace’s only sawmill uses waste wood to create a new revenue stream. (Skeena Sawmills)

B.C. VIEWS: Sawmill struggles as NDP boosts northwest log exports

Skeena Sawmills comeback threatened by B.C. government

Pellet plant recently completed at Terrace’s only sawmill uses waste wood to create a new revenue stream. (Skeena Sawmills)
A man looks over a brochures offering various retirement savings options in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

OPINION: Why is the B.C. NDP government abandoning pensioners?

Michael Powell is the president of the Canadian Federation of Pensioners

  • Aug 8, 2019
A man looks over a brochures offering various retirement savings options in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Kids look up to sports stars for more than just their athletic skills. (File photo)

KURIAL: Speak up athletes

Athletes have a powerful platform at all levels, and should use it to influence change

Kids look up to sports stars for more than just their athletic skills. (File photo)
The North Saanich by–election is being held to elect a Councillor. Eight candidates are battling it out to be elected. (Black Press File)

COCULLO: “What does it matter if the NDP always win the riding?” Here’s why it matters.

With all the candidates for the Skeena-Bulkley riding announced, lets start paying attention

The North Saanich by–election is being held to elect a Councillor. Eight candidates are battling it out to be elected. (Black Press File)
Richard Truscott is the Vice-President, B.C. and Alberta, Canadian Federation of Independent Business (Submitted).

COLUMN: Business owners hand B.C. government another dismal grade, CFIB says

CFIB wants policy makers to take three simple steps in order to improve their grade

  • Aug 6, 2019
Richard Truscott is the Vice-President, B.C. and Alberta, Canadian Federation of Independent Business (Submitted).
Burlington Northern Santa Fe train hauls one of many daily loads of thermal coal from Wyoming along White Rock beach, for export to Asia power plants. Shipments through B.C. ports jumped after California, Oregon and Washington stopped shipments from their ports. (Michael Chu/Flickr)

B.C. VIEWS: Politicians grasp at straws, avoid climate policy reality

It doesn’t matter what parties offer in the fall Canadian election

Burlington Northern Santa Fe train hauls one of many daily loads of thermal coal from Wyoming along White Rock beach, for export to Asia power plants. Shipments through B.C. ports jumped after California, Oregon and Washington stopped shipments from their ports. (Michael Chu/Flickr)
Cowichan company GreenCoast Electric’s installation of 64 solar panels on the roof of the main building at a North Island resort will help the operators greatly reduce their dependence on hydro electricity.

COCULLO: Let’s Redesign Rupert, sustainably

With our plan to reimagine the city, let’s reimagine one with no carbon footprint

Cowichan company GreenCoast Electric’s installation of 64 solar panels on the roof of the main building at a North Island resort will help the operators greatly reduce their dependence on hydro electricity.
Coach Steve Latham teaches a class of 9-15 year olds at the GoalGetters soccer camp. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

KURIAL: The more sports camps the merrier

Prince Rupert doing a good job attracting professional talent, but even more is possible

Coach Steve Latham teaches a class of 9-15 year olds at the GoalGetters soccer camp. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
PRFC women won their third tournament in a row at the Haisla Annual Soccer Tournament 2019 in Kitimat. (Gerry Leibel / The Northern Sentinel)

COCULLO: Let the girls play

Women in sports are sitting on the sideline

PRFC women won their third tournament in a row at the Haisla Annual Soccer Tournament 2019 in Kitimat. (Gerry Leibel / The Northern Sentinel)
Forests Minister Doug Donaldson announces program to preserve 54 of the largest trees in B.C., Saanich, July 17, 2019. (B.C. government)

B.C. VIEWS: NDP pushes ahead with Crown forest redistribution

This isn’t the time for a radical Indigenous rights agenda

Forests Minister Doug Donaldson announces program to preserve 54 of the largest trees in B.C., Saanich, July 17, 2019. (B.C. government)
The Moresby Trail and surrounding woods were the site of a cleanup by Positive Prince Rupert on Sunday, June 30, 2019. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

KURIAL: Pick up after yourselves people

Garbage on trails is a detriment to us all

The Moresby Trail and surrounding woods were the site of a cleanup by Positive Prince Rupert on Sunday, June 30, 2019. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
COCULLO: Prince Rupert, more stop signs won’t kill you

COCULLO: Prince Rupert, more stop signs won’t kill you

Believe it or not, what irks me about driving in the city is not the potholes

COCULLO: Prince Rupert, more stop signs won’t kill you
B.C.’s first government cannabis store opens in Kamloops, October 2018. The city is getting two more government stores this year. (Black Press files)

B.C. VIEWS: Will the NDP lose money selling marijuana?

Government monopoly sounds great, if you work there

B.C.’s first government cannabis store opens in Kamloops, October 2018. The city is getting two more government stores this year. (Black Press files)
Jock Finlayson, executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)

COLUMN: B.C. must find new ways to grow economy as housing market unfurls

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • Jul 12, 2019
Jock Finlayson, executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)
COCULLO: Want volunteers? Get the word out

COCULLO: Want volunteers? Get the word out

There are plenty of ways to engage volunteers in Prince Rupert, starting with the youth

COCULLO: Want volunteers? Get the word out
Caribou calf in a maternity pen near Revelstoke, to protect it from wolves until it is old enough to survive. (Black Press Media)

GUEST COLUMN: Condemning caribou to extinction in B.C.

Province’s two-year moratorium on new mining, logging not enough

  • Jul 8, 2019
Caribou calf in a maternity pen near Revelstoke, to protect it from wolves until it is old enough to survive. (Black Press Media)