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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)
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)