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Ron Nicolaye and the pole on the Island Highway at the Campbell River bridge that a drunk driver crashed into in 1983, changing his life forever. Photo by Marc Kitteringham – Campbell River Mirror

Impaired driving survivor implores people to not drink and drive this holiday season

Campbell River man looks back on 37th anniversary of life-changing incident

Ron Nicolaye and the pole on the Island Highway at the Campbell River bridge that a drunk driver crashed into in 1983, changing his life forever. Photo by Marc Kitteringham – Campbell River Mirror
Shawn MacDonald is a volunteer bartender at the Loyal Order of the Moose 1051 in Prince Rupert,on Nov. 14. (Photo: K-J Millar/the Northern View)

Heart of our City: Shawn MacDonald

Dedication and loyalty to Prince Rupert Community

Shawn MacDonald is a volunteer bartender at the Loyal Order of the Moose 1051 in Prince Rupert,on Nov. 14. (Photo: K-J Millar/the Northern View)
Technical problems had some Prince Rupert residents unaware of issues being discussed and decided at the City Council meeting on Dec. 7. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Nothern View)

Council Briefs

Technicalities with the agenda accessibility for residents

Technical problems had some Prince Rupert residents unaware of issues being discussed and decided at the City Council meeting on Dec. 7. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Nothern View)
Heather Bishop, Owen Dickson and Sherri Farrell, volunteers with the Prince Rupert Hospital Auxiliary on Dec. 10th are excited to share some holiday love with the residents of Acropolis Manor for Santa to deliver on Christmas Eve. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Gifts and a traditional orange for the residents at Acropolis

Prince Rupert Hospital Auxiliary volunteers donate to ensure holiday spirit carries on through COVID

Heather Bishop, Owen Dickson and Sherri Farrell, volunteers with the Prince Rupert Hospital Auxiliary on Dec. 10th are excited to share some holiday love with the residents of Acropolis Manor for Santa to deliver on Christmas Eve. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Candy Cane Checks for impaired driving can occur anywhere, anytime during the holiday season. Const. Tammy Um holds a roadside assistive device for testing breath alcohol levels. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Candy Cane checks for impaired driving anytime, anywhere

Prince Rupert RCMP has a simple holiday message - Don’t drive impaired

Candy Cane Checks for impaired driving can occur anywhere, anytime during the holiday season. Const. Tammy Um holds a roadside assistive device for testing breath alcohol levels. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Teachers’ Mental Health Awareness Day has been proclaimed by the Prince Rupert District Teachers Union to be Jan. 15. The union is starting to prepare for it now, as teachers are worried and stressed over working conditions, Gabriel Bureau, president of PRTDU said on Dec. 15. (Photo: K-J Millar)

Teachers mental health in SD 52 is a concern to PRDTU

Preparations are starting now for SD 52 Teachers’ Mental Health Awareness Day on Jan. 15

Teachers’ Mental Health Awareness Day has been proclaimed by the Prince Rupert District Teachers Union to be Jan. 15. The union is starting to prepare for it now, as teachers are worried and stressed over working conditions, Gabriel Bureau, president of PRTDU said on Dec. 15. (Photo: K-J Millar)
Charlotte Rowse on Dec. 4 at the aquatic centre in Prince Rupert swims three times a week to stay active at the age of 96.

Heart of our City: Charlotte Rowse

Prince Rupert’s Potluck Queen

Charlotte Rowse on Dec. 4 at the aquatic centre in Prince Rupert swims three times a week to stay active at the age of 96.
Driver’s view west on 11th Ave. from the entrance of a proposed multi-family 60-unit complex. Area residents fear for traffic safety with increased population density if a rezoning occurs.

Proposed residential rezoning draws ire of local residents

Too early in the process for feedback on a proposed 60 unit complex, Prince Rupert Mayor said

Driver’s view west on 11th Ave. from the entrance of a proposed multi-family 60-unit complex. Area residents fear for traffic safety with increased population density if a rezoning occurs.
Comox Valley resident Gogs Gagnon book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients in B.C. Photo supplied.

B.C. man’s book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients throughout the province

Gogs Gagnon’s book to be included in Prostate Cancer Foundation BC’s kits

Comox Valley resident Gogs Gagnon book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients in B.C. Photo supplied.
Prince Rupert School Board for District 52 held it’s first meeting of the 2020-2021 academic year on Sept. 15, announcing some changes to procedures due to COVID-19. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Prince Rupert School Board for District 52 held it’s first meeting of the 2020-2021 academic year on Sept. 15, announcing some changes to procedures due to COVID-19. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Lacey, a palomino paint, is in “amazing” shape now, compared to when she was rescued in August 2015. (Leanne Peniuk photo)

BC SPCA’s horse-rescue program offers equine intervention

Book Rescue Me raises funds, awareness for animal-welfare agency

Lacey, a palomino paint, is in “amazing” shape now, compared to when she was rescued in August 2015. (Leanne Peniuk photo)
Kimberly Feeny, left, rescues, fosters and homes cats with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program. She and friend Lisa Valenta, right, spent Friday, Nov. 27 nursing seven rescued kitties at Feeny’s home in Grand Forks. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Kootenay women working to rescue 20 cats in feral colony

Kimberly Feeny and Lisa Valenta are nursing seven cats rescued east of Grand Forks, B.C.

Kimberly Feeny, left, rescues, fosters and homes cats with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program. She and friend Lisa Valenta, right, spent Friday, Nov. 27 nursing seven rescued kitties at Feeny’s home in Grand Forks. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Damien Smith, with father Thomas Smith, is “frozen” with joy as he watches a special message Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds recorded for Damien’s 9th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Contributed)

Shuswap boy celebrates 9th birthday with family, community and Ryan Reynolds

People from around the world send birthday cards showing young Canoe resident he’s not alone

Damien Smith, with father Thomas Smith, is “frozen” with joy as he watches a special message Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds recorded for Damien’s 9th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Contributed)
Helen Watson, posing for a photo for her 100th birthday, turned 105 on Saturday (Nov. 21). (File photo)

B.C. woman who survived Spanish Flu turns 105

Helen Watson has packed a lot into life – including being in two pandemics

Helen Watson, posing for a photo for her 100th birthday, turned 105 on Saturday (Nov. 21). (File photo)
Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)

B.C. man aims to bridge gap between remote communities and rest of Canada

Schools across country to send activity kits to isolated towns for Dwight Ballantyne’s #WeSeeYou Day

Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)
Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)

Former Agassiz DJ turned prospector finds treasure, renewed life in Lillooet

Eight years drug-free, Rick Curiston reflects on his passion for agate, gold hunting

Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)
Cumulative cases of COIVD-19 mapped in the North from January to October 2020 showing five cases in Prince Rupert and region at map creation date of Nov. 10.  (BCCDC image)

North Coast has seen relatively low COVID-19 numbers

Prince Rupert and area has had five cases of COVID-19 since January

Cumulative cases of COIVD-19 mapped in the North from January to October 2020 showing five cases in Prince Rupert and region at map creation date of Nov. 10.  (BCCDC image)

Millar Time

A little COVID kindness and appreciation

New socks were donated to the Cranes Crossing Shelter in Prince Rupert from the Catholic Women’s League who organized the October donation campaign involving parishioners from Annunciation Church. Seen on Nov. 8 are members of the Annunciation Catholic Women’s League Marilou DeVera, Magdalena Matthews, Laura Esposito, Giselda Bidese and Marianne Bunko.

Socks for shelter

Prince Rupert Annunciation Catholic Women’s League organized donation

New socks were donated to the Cranes Crossing Shelter in Prince Rupert from the Catholic Women’s League who organized the October donation campaign involving parishioners from Annunciation Church. Seen on Nov. 8 are members of the Annunciation Catholic Women’s League Marilou DeVera, Magdalena Matthews, Laura Esposito, Giselda Bidese and Marianne Bunko.
<em>Stickler</em> is the third Prince Rupert deer in recent years to be sighted with unusual headgear. (Photo: Todd Hamilton/The Northern View)

O Deer, Hammy has competition

First it was Hammy, then Yogi, now it’s Stickler!

<em>Stickler</em> is the third Prince Rupert deer in recent years to be sighted with unusual headgear. (Photo: Todd Hamilton/The Northern View)