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Honouring Walter...

Honouring Walter...

Craig Smith and Nancy and Odd Eidsvick of Eidsvick and Associates present Scott Farwell with the inaugural Walter Smith Memorial Paul Harris Fellow for his work in promoting tourism in the city. The $1,000 donation to the Rotary Foundation is made in honour of the late Walter Smith, a tourism pioneer, community ambassador, Freedom of the City and Rotarian.
Rotary support

Rotary support

Rob Eby of the Prince Rupert Rotary Club presents a cheque for $3,500 to a member of Captain Cook’s Sea Cadets to support the group in their travel to Europe to visit historic military sites and pay respect to Canadians who fell in combat.

Kaien Anti-Poverty Society seeking community feedback

The Kaien Anti-Poverty Society hosting an open house April 3 from one to three p.m. at 567 McKay St. to seek input from the community.

Aboriginal Youth Conference taking place in Prince Rupert

Over 1000 young aboriginal people from as far away as Nova Scotia have arrived in Prince Rupert to attend, Gathering Our Voices 2011, an aboriginal youth conference held by the B.C. association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres.
Seven-year-old inspires creek clean up

Seven-year-old inspires creek clean up

Sometimes issues are brought to government by some of its tiny, yet mighty citizens. Last Sunday 7-year-old Jordyn Carter noticed garbage in and around Hays Creek close to the Civic Centre and decided she had to do something.
Sending a message...

Sending a message...

North Coast MLA Gary Coons (second from right) joined students from Conrad Elementary in donning pink on February 23 to send a message that bullying needs to stop. Pink was a common colour around the community on Wednesday, which was designated as Stop Bullying Day.
Students hold mock soup kitchen to protest tuition costs

Students hold mock soup kitchen to protest tuition costs

Students at Northwest Community College held a student debt soup kitchen on Wednesday last week as part of a protest against government inaction on reducing the student debt load, increasing tuition fees and, to a lesser extent, the recent cuts to student aid programs in the new 2011 provincial budget that was announced the day before.
90 Years and counting...

90 Years and counting...

Members of the Prince Rupert Rotary Club celebrate 90 years of service to the community during the weekly lunch meeting last Thursday.

February 23 proclaimed Rotary Day in Prince Rupert

Last week the Prince Rupert Rotary Club celebrated 90 consecutive years of helping the community, making it the longest running service club in Prince Rupert.
Banner program for downtown Prince Rupert featuring First Nations theme

Banner program for downtown Prince Rupert featuring First Nations theme

Over the past few years, people living in Prince Rupert may have noticed a bit more colour around town due to some vibrant banners made by students in School District 52 that have been hanging around town.