Editorials

Charles Hays Secondary School musical “9 to 5” was a fitting choice for this year’s play and joining the ongoing MeToo movement dialogue. (Northern View photo)

In Our Opinion: Times, they are a-changin’

Legal weed, legalized doctor assisted dying and the MeToo movement have shifted the social paradigm

  • Dec 13, 2018
Charles Hays Secondary School musical “9 to 5” was a fitting choice for this year’s play and joining the ongoing MeToo movement dialogue. (Northern View photo)
A commercial fishing boat cruising in the Inside Passage along B.C.’s North Coast. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

In Our Opinion: Rescuing the needle in a haystack

Safety measures should be implemented across Canada’s coasts to prevent fishing industry deaths

  • Dec 6, 2018
A commercial fishing boat cruising in the Inside Passage along B.C.’s North Coast. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
B.C. legislature Speaker Darryl Plecas suggested his friend and assistant Alan Mullen be appointed as an interim replacement the night before the abrupt suspension of its two top administrative officers, B.C. Liberal house leader Mary Polak said Thursday. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

In Our Opinion: the Speaker shouldn’t be an MLA

Why we should re-evaluate the speaker’s position after the latest B.C. legislature scandal

  • Nov 29, 2018
B.C. legislature Speaker Darryl Plecas suggested his friend and assistant Alan Mullen be appointed as an interim replacement the night before the abrupt suspension of its two top administrative officers, B.C. Liberal house leader Mary Polak said Thursday. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Four of the cherry trees in Prince Rupert received grafts in April and have a high chance of survival after being carved up in March. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

In Our Opinion: From lemons to lemonade

How a mistake turned into a memory for a Japanese family and Prince Rupert residents

  • Nov 22, 2018
Four of the cherry trees in Prince Rupert received grafts in April and have a high chance of survival after being carved up in March. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minster of Transport described Prince Rupert described the region as ‘poised for growth’ when he announced $22M in federal investment to grow the port. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

In Our Opinion: Build now to avoid a bottleneck

Why $22M from the federal government into Prince Rupert’s port is just the beginning

  • Nov 15, 2018
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minster of Transport described Prince Rupert described the region as ‘poised for growth’ when he announced $22M in federal investment to grow the port. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Photo of Prince Rupert troops readying for war was displayed at the 100th Anniversary Armistice Ball on Nov. 3. (Submitted)

In Our Opinion: Names missing on cenotaph

Whose duty is it to update Prince Rupert’s cenotaph?

  • Nov 8, 2018
Photo of Prince Rupert troops readying for war was displayed at the 100th Anniversary Armistice Ball on Nov. 3. (Submitted)
The old Dairy Queen building in Prince Rupert is now in the hands of the Northern Savings Credit Union. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

In Our Opinion: Future of retail

The internet and online world has thrown a wrench into many business models

  • Oct 25, 2018
The old Dairy Queen building in Prince Rupert is now in the hands of the Northern Savings Credit Union. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Prince Rupert Landfill Site is ready to hire the right construction crew for its expansion. (File photo)                                Prince Rupert raised non-resident rates 45 per cent for its landfill in 2015. (File photo)

In Our Opinion: What cards will the city play on Ridley Island tax share?

Prince Rupert and the District of Port Edward are locked in disagreement over a 1981 tax share deal

  • Oct 18, 2018
Prince Rupert Landfill Site is ready to hire the right construction crew for its expansion. (File photo)                                Prince Rupert raised non-resident rates 45 per cent for its landfill in 2015. (File photo)
If the Red Cross equipment loan depot shuts down in Prince Rupert, people will have to drive to Terrace to borrow health items, such as wheelchairs and crutches. (Pixabay photo)

In Our Opinion: Volunteers URGENTLY needed

Red Cross may have to shut down its equipment loan depot if no one steps up to the plate

  • Oct 11, 2018
If the Red Cross equipment loan depot shuts down in Prince Rupert, people will have to drive to Terrace to borrow health items, such as wheelchairs and crutches. (Pixabay photo)
Op-Ed: News is wanted, but no one wants to pay for it

Op-Ed: News is wanted, but no one wants to pay for it

For National Newspaper Week, why newspapers matter now more than ever

  • Oct 4, 2018
Op-Ed: News is wanted, but no one wants to pay for it
Crosswalks in Prince Rupert are getting some improvements from the province. (File photo)

In Our Opinion: Crosswalk improvements are coming

Prince Rupert’s mayor announced the province is finally investing in pedestrian safety

  • Sep 20, 2018
Crosswalks in Prince Rupert are getting some improvements from the province. (File photo)
(Prince Rupert, British Columbia Facebook page)

In Our Opinion: Believe in something

Community, coastline and other reasons to sacrifice the move to Prince Rupert

  • Sep 13, 2018
(Prince Rupert, British Columbia Facebook page)
Fresh sockeye salmon is cut and ready to be canned. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)

In Our Opinion: Fish fraud and job losses

Mislabelling Canadian seafood due to a complex supply chain hurts jobs and customer trust

  • Sep 6, 2018
Fresh sockeye salmon is cut and ready to be canned. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)
Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a Dancers Jessica Newman, Sabrina Clifton and Janet Stephens put on a performance on Third Avenue West during the Pop Up Prince Rupert event organized by Redesign Rupert on Aug. 24.(Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

In Our Opinion: Pop-up event is an AED solution for downtown

Redesign Rupert launches Phase 2 and lists Third Avenue revitalization as a key priority

  • Aug 30, 2018
Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a Dancers Jessica Newman, Sabrina Clifton and Janet Stephens put on a performance on Third Avenue West during the Pop Up Prince Rupert event organized by Redesign Rupert on Aug. 24.(Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Joe the cat. Photo: Facebook

DeMeer: Cats and dogs are reigning – and it’s wrong

Princeton editor Andra DeMeer tackles the issue placing pets over people

Joe the cat. Photo: Facebook
BC Wildfire Service image of ongoing Shovel Lake wildfire. The fire is currently active at 86,397 hectares as of Aug. 21.

In Our Opinion: Want clean air? Come to Rupert

Northern B.C. air quality as bad as New Delhi after wildfires rage in the region

  • Aug 23, 2018
BC Wildfire Service image of ongoing Shovel Lake wildfire. The fire is currently active at 86,397 hectares as of Aug. 21.
The WorkSafeBC inspection report revealed that the City of Prince Rupert failed to conduct an assessment on the potential risks following the ammonia release. Ammonia is a heavy gas that can spread from 300-500 metres. (Google Maps)

In Our Opinion: How to lose an ammonia tank— ask the city

How did a 68kg cylinder of ammonia remain unseen after multiple audits and assessments

  • Aug 16, 2018
The WorkSafeBC inspection report revealed that the City of Prince Rupert failed to conduct an assessment on the potential risks following the ammonia release. Ammonia is a heavy gas that can spread from 300-500 metres. (Google Maps)
Prince Rupert City Hall. (File photo)

In Our Opinion: Municipal elections are coming, take a stand

Nominations for candidates are open and for the Oct. 20 elections on Oct. 20 in Prince Rupert

  • Aug 9, 2018
Prince Rupert City Hall. (File photo)
Prince Rupert Indigenous Housing Society was denied a tax exemption for low-income units in the former Anchor Inn. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)

In Our Opinion: In all fairness

Why the City of Prince Rupert should rethink a tax exemption for a low-income housing project

  • Aug 2, 2018
Prince Rupert Indigenous Housing Society was denied a tax exemption for low-income units in the former Anchor Inn. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)
The Jim Ciccone Civic Centre was evacuated on July 5 after an ammonia leak. (File Photo)

Vagueness not an option when lives are on the line

Questionable transparency on the recent ammonia leak at the Prince Rupert civic centre

The Jim Ciccone Civic Centre was evacuated on July 5 after an ammonia leak. (File Photo)