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Taegan Jeffrey-Stewart and her sister Halli hard at work during the Cardboard Challenge at Pineridge Elementary School May 19. (Melissa Ash/ The Northern View)

Pineridge Elementary gets creative during the Cardboard Challenge

From castles to running shoes, students made everything from cardboard

Taegan Jeffrey-Stewart and her sister Halli hard at work during the Cardboard Challenge at Pineridge Elementary School May 19. (Melissa Ash/ The Northern View)
Dance Academy, “It’s a Musical.” (Thom Barker, Black Press Media)

Concert raises $18K to help resettle Ukrainian refugees

More than 70 performers and volunteers attracted 45o audience members to the Lester Centre May 13

Dance Academy, “It’s a Musical.” (Thom Barker, Black Press Media)
Simogit Gils’en (Ronald Nyce) blesses the newly rebranded Yaga Café Garden Co. on May 14. (Thom Barker photo)

Nisga’a society breathes new life into Seal Cove garden centre

The former Prince Rupert Lawn and Garden rebrands as Yaga Café Garden Co.

Simogit Gils’en (Ronald Nyce) blesses the newly rebranded Yaga Café Garden Co. on May 14. (Thom Barker photo)
People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)

Community rallies to help B.C. couple battling rare form of cancer

GoFundMe launched after wife was diagnosed with the same rare cancer husband is fighting

People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)
Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)

B.C. man needs votes to build dream motorcycle on Orange County Choppers

Ron MacLeod needs votes to build motorcycle with Paul Teutul Sr. of Orange County Choppers T.V. fame

Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)
Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)

Facing terminal cancer, BC woman holds ‘Ashes Shower’

‘Even if I’m not here, the memories, I still want them to be fun,’ says Eva Hompoth

Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)
Jeff Wilson a Vancouver artist is the latest ‘Artist in Residence’ at the Cassiar Cannery, in Port Edward. The three-week tenure ending May 10 is sponsored by the Prince Rupert Community Arts Council. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Brushstrokes create Cassiar Cannery as work of art

Cassiar underdock features as artistic residency work

Jeff Wilson a Vancouver artist is the latest ‘Artist in Residence’ at the Cassiar Cannery, in Port Edward. The three-week tenure ending May 10 is sponsored by the Prince Rupert Community Arts Council. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Members of the Rupert Society for Refugee Support are organizing a benefit concert at the Lester Centre on May 14 to raise funds to assist displaced Ukrainian families moving to Prince Rupert.

Benefit concert to aid refugees relocating to Prince Rupert

Rupert Society for Refugee Support calls community for assistance

Members of the Rupert Society for Refugee Support are organizing a benefit concert at the Lester Centre on May 14 to raise funds to assist displaced Ukrainian families moving to Prince Rupert.
Port Clements Elementary School will receive a new accessible playground through provincial funding similar to the equipment enjoyed by Grade 1 and 2 students at Lax Kxeen Elementary in Prince Rupert on May 17, 2021. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Port Clements Elementary School will receive a new accessible playground through provincial funding similar to the equipment enjoyed by Grade 1 and 2 students at Lax Kxeen Elementary in Prince Rupert on May 17, 2021. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Long-toed salamanders breed shortly after the ice comes off ponds. (Wiki-Common/Mark Thompson)

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Long-toed salamanders breed shortly after the ice comes off ponds. (Wiki-Common/Mark Thompson)
Paula Gross, an educational assistant at Eric Langton elementary, created a display of hobbit houses made primarily from discarded objects, for the front display case at the school. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Hobbit house display created for Earth Day by Lower Mainland educational assistant

Paula Gross created the display using discarded objects and natural items

Paula Gross, an educational assistant at Eric Langton elementary, created a display of hobbit houses made primarily from discarded objects, for the front display case at the school. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
A family of ducks crossed Lougheed Highway with the help of a good samaritan on Tuesday. (Monique Patton/Special to The News)

Good Samaritan helps family of ducks cross B.C. highway

Duckings follow mother duck navigating six lanes of traffic

A family of ducks crossed Lougheed Highway with the help of a good samaritan on Tuesday. (Monique Patton/Special to The News)
Lesser sandhill crane. (Wiki-Common)

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  • Apr 21, 2022
Lesser sandhill crane. (Wiki-Common)
Jim Mitchell is sharing his experience living with dementia to raise awareness as part of the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Kamloops resident shares his story to bring more visibility to dementia

Jim Mitchell immigrated from England to Canada with his wife Margaret and…

  • Apr 18, 2022
Jim Mitchell is sharing his experience living with dementia to raise awareness as part of the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
The workshops at Yunesit’in were set up in stations, where different aspects of the landscape and ecosystem were explored and incorporated into the mixed-media canvas pieces by participants. (Cindy Charleyboy photo)

Cariboo Art Beat workshops combine fire and art

Williams Lake workshops help build bridges between First Nations and government

The workshops at Yunesit’in were set up in stations, where different aspects of the landscape and ecosystem were explored and incorporated into the mixed-media canvas pieces by participants. (Cindy Charleyboy photo)
Oak Bay High students Kaelyn Bonner and Katherine Lee do preflight checks at the Victoria Flying Club, ahead of their discovery flight as part of the aviation and design program offered through the Greater Victoria School District. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)

Oak Bay student among those high on aviation possibilities

Greater Victoria School District helps kids fly with aviation and design program

Oak Bay High students Kaelyn Bonner and Katherine Lee do preflight checks at the Victoria Flying Club, ahead of their discovery flight as part of the aviation and design program offered through the Greater Victoria School District. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)
Ava Gambling sold her paintings to raise money to help Ukrainian people through the Canadian Red Cross. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

8-year-old Lower Mainland resident sells paintings to help Ukrainians

Ava Gambling and her brother James, 4, raised more than $1,000

Ava Gambling sold her paintings to raise money to help Ukrainian people through the Canadian Red Cross. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Northern View journalist K-J Millar has been nominated in four categories for the Ma Murray B.C. & Yukon Community Newspaper Association awards to be held on May. 14 in Richmond. (Photo: supplied)

Prince Rupert journalist nominated for 4 BCYCNA awards

North Coast Black Press Media staff recognized for 6 Ma Murray awards

Northern View journalist K-J Millar has been nominated in four categories for the Ma Murray B.C. & Yukon Community Newspaper Association awards to be held on May. 14 in Richmond. (Photo: supplied)
White Rock resident Brita Doubroff says her Fidget Blanket was developed with kids with autism in mind, but it also gaining traction for adults with dementia. (Contributed photo)

B.C. woman creates ‘fidget blanket’ for autism, dementia

Brita Doubroff says product can also benefit caregivers

White Rock resident Brita Doubroff says her Fidget Blanket was developed with kids with autism in mind, but it also gaining traction for adults with dementia. (Contributed photo)
The Langley Cineplex will screen the movie, The Guide to support and raise funds for Ukraine relief efforts. (Langley Advance Times Files)

Special screening of Ukraine movie in Langley to support relief efforts

More than 30 Cineplex theatres across country to participate

The Langley Cineplex will screen the movie, The Guide to support and raise funds for Ukraine relief efforts. (Langley Advance Times Files)