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Rose Sawka, 91, waves to her son through the window of a care home in Prince Rupert. She has been looking through the glass for contact since a COVID-19 outbreak at the longterm health care facility on Jan. 19. (K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Rose Sawka, 91, waves to her son through the window of a care home in Prince Rupert. She has been looking through the glass for contact since a COVID-19 outbreak at the longterm health care facility on Jan. 19. (K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Dr. Marius Pienaar, Feb. 18. announced he is hanging up his stethoscope on May 31, to enter retirement. (Photo: supplied)

Heart of our city: Dr. Marius Pienaar

Those are some big boots to fill

Dr. Marius Pienaar, Feb. 18. announced he is hanging up his stethoscope on May 31, to enter retirement. (Photo: supplied)
Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.

Facing Stage IV breast cancer at 36

One in eight Canadian women develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

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Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.
The BC SPCA is offering many chances for school-aged kids to learn about animal welfare and other animal topics. Pictured here is Keith, a three-month-old kitten seen on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

From pets to wildlife, BC SPCA offers animal education programs geared to youth

BC SPCA offering virtual spring break camps, workshops and school presentations

The BC SPCA is offering many chances for school-aged kids to learn about animal welfare and other animal topics. Pictured here is Keith, a three-month-old kitten seen on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)

Shuswap SPCA seeks forever home for inseparable Akbash dogs

A fundraiser to help medical expenses for Captain and Maria earned over 10 times its goal

Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)
Tim and Yvonne Everson see Callie after she went missing for 43 hours. (Wade Deisman photo)

B.C. man rescues dog that was trapped for 43 hours inside hidden well

At first, Wade Deisman thought his neighbour got a new puppy, but the barking didn’t stop.

Tim and Yvonne Everson see Callie after she went missing for 43 hours. (Wade Deisman photo)
Katrin Buckland, Jan 17, keeps Prince Rupert and Port Edward residents warm with the clothing she knits by hand. She said Christmas time kept her busy. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: Keeping us warm

Katrina Buckland shares a good ole’ yarn about her knitting

Katrin Buckland, Jan 17, keeps Prince Rupert and Port Edward residents warm with the clothing she knits by hand. She said Christmas time kept her busy. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Nick Vanderburg finally got the first dance with his bride, Margo Vandenburg on Dec. 24, after returning home to Prince Rupert following cancer treatment in Prince George. (Photo: supplied)

Prince Rupert cancer groom achieved first dance with new wife

Prince Rupert community to thank for filling Nick Vandeburg’s bucket (list)

Nick Vanderburg finally got the first dance with his bride, Margo Vandenburg on Dec. 24, after returning home to Prince Rupert following cancer treatment in Prince George. (Photo: supplied)
Conrad Elementary School students recognized the first Black Shirt Day on January 15, 2021, to advocate for anti-racism. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Anti-Racism is observed with Black Shirt Day in SD 52

Prince Rupert School students wore black shirts in solidarity of equity, equality, and justice

Conrad Elementary School students recognized the first Black Shirt Day on January 15, 2021, to advocate for anti-racism. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Prince Rupert Branch of BC SPCA has partnered with the Greater Massett Food Bank to provide pet food to guardians in need during the pandemic, Joe Griffiths manager of BC SPCA said on Jan. 6. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert Branch of BC SPCA partners with food bank on Haida Gwaii

Greater Masset Food Bank has recently received more than 800 kg of pet food for those in need

Prince Rupert Branch of BC SPCA has partnered with the Greater Massett Food Bank to provide pet food to guardians in need during the pandemic, Joe Griffiths manager of BC SPCA said on Jan. 6. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Grade five students at Conrad Elementary School in Prince Rupert, had a cross-subject learning assignment with building a gingerbread village, even holding municipal elections for council members and mayor. Alexis Hughes, Parker Sampson, Cassidy Nelson, Charlie Brown, back row is Chase Arndt and Kaden Hurlburt. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Conrad Elementary students design and build newest city neighbourhood

Gingerbread houses, marshmallow citizens, candy cane street lights in Prince Rupert

Grade five students at Conrad Elementary School in Prince Rupert, had a cross-subject learning assignment with building a gingerbread village, even holding municipal elections for council members and mayor. Alexis Hughes, Parker Sampson, Cassidy Nelson, Charlie Brown, back row is Chase Arndt and Kaden Hurlburt. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Sarah Ridgway climbs to the top of business adversity with rebuilding after a devastating fire. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Heart of our City:

Heart for business resilience - Sarah Ridgway

Sarah Ridgway climbs to the top of business adversity with rebuilding after a devastating fire. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Suga Shack is being postponed until March 2021. Scrumptious food was devoured by many at the annual AFFNO Sugar Shack brunch. Violet Boyle (6) takes a bite out of the day of celebrations. (Photo by: K-J Millar)

It’s all go for Sugar Shack 2021

Global pandemic can’t stop the sweetness of Francophone culture in Prince Rupert

Suga Shack is being postponed until March 2021. Scrumptious food was devoured by many at the annual AFFNO Sugar Shack brunch. Violet Boyle (6) takes a bite out of the day of celebrations. (Photo by: K-J Millar)
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.