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Salla Sukow sings the women warrior song at a recent Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw gathering. Ceremony will be part of the Indigenous Court process. (Zoe Ducklow photo)

Indigenous Court to offer alternative sentencing options for northern Vancouver Island

Final approval from the Judicial Council is expected in January

Salla Sukow sings the women warrior song at a recent Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw gathering. Ceremony will be part of the Indigenous Court process. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
Colleen McLaren is an artist in every sense of the word - showing her work on Oct. 21. She is a Prince Rupert author, painter, singer, actress, hairstylist, and revitalizer of Pillsbury House.

Heart of our City – Colleen McLaren

Prince Rupert Queen Of Pillsbury

Colleen McLaren is an artist in every sense of the word - showing her work on Oct. 21. She is a Prince Rupert author, painter, singer, actress, hairstylist, and revitalizer of Pillsbury House.
Ashley Johnson has been an advocate and volunteer for the SPCA and Trap Neuter Release program since 2018.
Ashley Johnson has been an advocate and volunteer for the SPCA and Trap Neuter Release program since 2018.
Carolyn and Steve Touhey came across a pod of humpback whales while on their boat Sunday, Oct. 25. Photo supplied
Carolyn and Steve Touhey came across a pod of humpback whales while on their boat Sunday, Oct. 25. Photo supplied
Poppy donation boxes have been delivered to restaurants, cafes, stores and places of businesses in Prince Rupert by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 127 for the 2020 National Poppy Campaign. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

National poppy campaign restricted by COVID-19

Prince Rupert Royal Canadian legion expects less donations to offer vital assistance to local vets

Poppy donation boxes have been delivered to restaurants, cafes, stores and places of businesses in Prince Rupert by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 127 for the 2020 National Poppy Campaign. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)

Ryan Reynolds text almost gives away Shuswap boy’s birthday surprise

Deadpool actor helps remind eight-year-old Canoe resident he’s not alone

Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)
Such sweetness with all this candy. Dylan Kennedy 7, with his mom Kerri Kennedy volunteer at the Halloween Fest Committee event to bag candy for students in SD 52 on Oct. 19. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

How sweet it is

Bags of candy were assembled by more than 25 Halloween Fest Volunteers for distribution to S.D. 52

Such sweetness with all this candy. Dylan Kennedy 7, with his mom Kerri Kennedy volunteer at the Halloween Fest Committee event to bag candy for students in SD 52 on Oct. 19. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Ashley Wilson officer in charge of Prince Rupert Marine Communications and Traffic Services said radio officers in Prince Rupert are the eyes and ears of the Canadian Coast Guard with the job as an ocean first responder being like a 911 dispatcher. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Coast Guard calling for radio officers

Deadline for radio officers applications extended specifically for Prince Rupert and area residents

Ashley Wilson officer in charge of Prince Rupert Marine Communications and Traffic Services said radio officers in Prince Rupert are the eyes and ears of the Canadian Coast Guard with the job as an ocean first responder being like a 911 dispatcher. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Louisa Parent volunteers behind the bar, in the office and plays darts at the Prince Rupert Moose Lodge. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Heart of our City – Moose is a bullseye for Parent

Single mother balances studying, children and volunteer work.

Louisa Parent volunteers behind the bar, in the office and plays darts at the Prince Rupert Moose Lodge. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Titan McMaster a young advernturer who loves photography and setting up his own shots of him and his faithful companion Chibs. (Photo: T. McMaster)

Heart of Our City – Titan McMaster

Sailing through life’s adventures

Titan McMaster a young advernturer who loves photography and setting up his own shots of him and his faithful companion Chibs. (Photo: T. McMaster)
Steven Helin and Kayla Robinson lost everything they owned in a fire in Prince Rupert downtown core on Oct. 5 affecting three businesses and more than 10 rental units. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Steven Helin and Kayla Robinson lost everything they owned in a fire in Prince Rupert downtown core on Oct. 5 affecting three businesses and more than 10 rental units. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Small Business Week runs from Oct. 18 to 24. Prince Rupert led all Northwest communities in the most sales of giftcards in a campaign organized to assist local small businesses during the pandemic. (Photo credit:NDIT

Small Business Week has run for more than 40 years

Small Business Week recognizes the contribution of entrepreneurs in local communities

Small Business Week runs from Oct. 18 to 24. Prince Rupert led all Northwest communities in the most sales of giftcards in a campaign organized to assist local small businesses during the pandemic. (Photo credit:NDIT
Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. If you haven’t made a will, or if you would like to update yours, this is the time to do it. (Image by Susan Sewert from Pixabay)

QUIZ: Where there’s a will, there’s a way

The week of Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. Have you made your will?

Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. If you haven’t made a will, or if you would like to update yours, this is the time to do it. (Image by Susan Sewert from Pixabay)
Danielle Saddleman and Shane Miller OKIB business owners are reclaiming their family and hope to see more people choose the same path. (Kelsie Kilawna, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter)

Confronting their addictions to make way for healing — a B.C. love story

‘I think what’s helped us is that we had to understand our past and move forward’

Danielle Saddleman and Shane Miller OKIB business owners are reclaiming their family and hope to see more people choose the same path. (Kelsie Kilawna, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter)
Fiona Riesen swim lengths as part of the first Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club training session on Sept. 14 after the aquatic facilities were closed in March 2020 due to COVID-19. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Swim club is back with a splash

Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club dives into training on Sept. 14

Fiona Riesen swim lengths as part of the first Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club training session on Sept. 14 after the aquatic facilities were closed in March 2020 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)

Easy access for all is required to SD52 meetings

Highlights of first SD52 Board meeting of the 2020-2021 year

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)
Casino’s across the country should be allowed to re-open, said Unifor.Chances Casino in Prince Rupert was forced to close in March 2020 amidst the pandemic requirements. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Union calls for safe re-opening of casinos across Canada

Unifor says keeping perfectly legal casinos closed is jeopardizing legitimate business

Casino’s across the country should be allowed to re-open, said Unifor.Chances Casino in Prince Rupert was forced to close in March 2020 amidst the pandemic requirements. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)
How much do you know about television programming? (Pixabay)

QUIZ: Do you know what’s on TV?

Fall is normally the time when new television shows are released

How much do you know about television programming? (Pixabay)
A black bear similar to this one charged at a Summerland woman bike riding on Conkle Mountain in Summerland (September 2020.) (Black Press file photo)
A black bear similar to this one charged at a Summerland woman bike riding on Conkle Mountain in Summerland (September 2020.) (Black Press file photo)