Mayor Lee Brain says #newspapersmatter because they keep the community updated on council matters, hold politicians to account by asking the tough questions and gather the opinion of the community. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

WATCH: From Prince Rupert and Port Edward politicians to business owners, why #newspapersmatter to them

Local athletes, teachers and politicians help The Northern View wrap-up #NationalNewspaperWeek

It’s #NationalNewspaperWeek and #NewspapersMatter to these Rupertites because….

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North Coast MLA, Jennifer Rice, says #newspapersmatter because it is a way for the community to get to know one another and to acknowledge the success of our residents. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

#Newspapersmatter to the teachers and students of Pacific Coast School, SD52, because they keep up to date with all local matters. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

“Newspapers bring it to you physically and they are a valuable way to disseminate information especially in small communities so I hope they continue.” – Knut Bjorndal. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

“I’m old school, I don’t rely on social media and I still read the physical newspaper.” – Marie Lewis (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

#Newspapersmatter to long-time business owners and residents of Prince Rupert, the Sandhu’s, because newspapers have been keeping them informed for decades. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

#NewspapersMatter to Sherry Beal, executive director of North Coast Community Services, because The Northern View brings attention to their cause. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

Newspapers keep gold pro Tyler Stene informed on the news and sports happenings in Prince Rupert. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View))

“I like the sports section and personal stories, as well as the different ads.” – Lorne Johnson (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

“I like reading the newspaper to learn any kind of history, and find out what is going on locally if I am from away.” – Glenn Reisenhofer (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

I like holding the newspaper in my hands. I hope they don’t go out of style.” – Marcia Johnson (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

Newspapers Matter to Hailey Helin and Aiden Brown because it keeps them gainfully employed. And they still read the physical newspaper to escape the digital world every now and again. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

National Newspaper Week ramps up with the Prince Rupert Rampage. Newspapers matter “because local newspapers get our story out and we really appreciate it,” said Kory Movold, captain of the Rampage. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

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