Editorials

Vandals spray painted the words Make S.A. Straight Again on Salmon Arm’s rainbow crosswalk on Sunday, July 29. (Photo submitted)

EDITORIAL: Vandalism shows need for rainbow crosswalk

Hateful graffiti shows Salmon Arm’s need for a symbol of inclusion

Vandals spray painted the words Make S.A. Straight Again on Salmon Arm’s rainbow crosswalk on Sunday, July 29. (Photo submitted)
Gerard Ans and Simon Suratt, volunteers with the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, Station 64, found ropes and cans during the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup on July 22. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

In Our Opinion: Break the habit

Mind your single-use plastics and cigarette butts before Prince Rupert is buried in it

  • Jul 26, 2018
Gerard Ans and Simon Suratt, volunteers with the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, Station 64, found ropes and cans during the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup on July 22. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Fairview Container Terminal is operated by DP World. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

IN OUR OPINION: Third strike, what’s the next plan?

After another hazmat incident at the port when will DP World prioritize having a professional on site

  • Jul 19, 2018
Fairview Container Terminal is operated by DP World. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
On July 1, the bins at the recycling depot in Prince Rupert were overflowing. (Katherine Spong photo)

In Our Opinion: Make being green easier

With no curb-side pick up in Prince Rupert, residents have to work extra hard to recycle

  • Jul 12, 2018
On July 1, the bins at the recycling depot in Prince Rupert were overflowing. (Katherine Spong photo)
One of the three new bridges installed along the Rushbrook trail on June 21 and 22. A grand opening ceremony will be held at the Rushbrook Floats side of the trail on July 14. (Steve Milum photo)

In Our Opinion: Rupert’s seawall

If Vancouver’s seawall began construction 100 years ago, how far will Prince Rupert’s path go?

  • Jul 5, 2018
One of the three new bridges installed along the Rushbrook trail on June 21 and 22. A grand opening ceremony will be held at the Rushbrook Floats side of the trail on July 14. (Steve Milum photo)
People gather for a vigil in response to a shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom, Friday, June 29, 2018, in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md. Prosecutors say Jarrod W. Ramos opened fire Thursday in the newsroom. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

EDITORIAL: Maryland journalists killed in pursuit of truth

Five people were gunned down in the Capital Gazette newsroom

People gather for a vigil in response to a shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom, Friday, June 29, 2018, in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md. Prosecutors say Jarrod W. Ramos opened fire Thursday in the newsroom. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Port officials and Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain cut the ribbon at the official opening of the Atlin Promenade on June 20. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)

In Our Opinion: A very big number

In almost two decades, the Port of Prince Rupert has invested almost $19M in the city’s waterfront

  • Jun 29, 2018
Port officials and Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain cut the ribbon at the official opening of the Atlin Promenade on June 20. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)
Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?

Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?

Don’t worry, be happy about pot legalization

  • Jun 26, 2018
Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?
The Rio Grande Valley Centralized Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, on Sunday. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo)

EDITORIAL: All children created equal

There are still some who justify President Donald Trump’s treatment of migrant children

  • Jun 19, 2018
The Rio Grande Valley Centralized Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, on Sunday. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo)
The Conservative float at the Seafest parade 2018. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

In Our Opinion: A parade of political platforms

Change was in air in Prince Rupert despite the throwback Seafest theme

  • Jun 14, 2018
The Conservative float at the Seafest parade 2018. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Eagle Spirit Pipeline project wants to go ahead in spite of the federal government’s oil tanker ban. (Keith Thorpe photo)

In Our Opinion: Eagle Spirit, the North Coast pipeline

With all the fuss down south over Kinder Morgan, pipeline fever is spreading north as well

  • Jun 7, 2018
Eagle Spirit Pipeline project wants to go ahead in spite of the federal government’s oil tanker ban. (Keith Thorpe photo)
Students and teachers from Rossland Summit School celebrate the opening of Rossland’s rainbow crosswalk last September. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)

EDITORIAL: Minority rules in our colourful culture

Quibbles over symbolic rainbow crossings belie critics’ genuine concerns

  • Jun 6, 2018
Students and teachers from Rossland Summit School celebrate the opening of Rossland’s rainbow crosswalk last September. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)
Another deer has found itself entangled in Prince Rupert. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

IN OUR OPINION: How does the province determine high need?

Entangled deer, dumped bear carcass, geese and why Prince Rupert needs its own Conservation Officer

  • May 31, 2018
Another deer has found itself entangled in Prince Rupert. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
A tree stuck a VIA Rail train near Smithers, causing damage and delays. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

In Our Opinion: Putting the horse before the cart

Should the federal government give priority to Via Rail passengers over cargo travelling on CN Rail?

  • May 24, 2018
A tree stuck a VIA Rail train near Smithers, causing damage and delays. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Chinook salmon closed to recreational anglers on the Skeena River. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

In Our Opinion: Reimagine a North Coast without salmon

Prince Rupert needs a tourism rebranding after DFO announces salmon fishing closures

Chinook salmon closed to recreational anglers on the Skeena River. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices

EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices

Higher gas prices are said to drive us to take public transit. Are we there yet?

  • May 10, 2018
EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices
EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature

EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature

Private members bill would eliminate $61-a-day per diem for local MLAs in Greater Victoria

  • May 10, 2018
EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature
Rupertites can’t resist walking the Rushbrook Trail before it’s ready. (Submitted photo)

In Our Opinion: What gates?

Prince Rupert public can’t keep off revitalized Mckay Street Park, Mariners Park, Rushbrook Trail

  • May 10, 2018
Rupertites can’t resist walking the Rushbrook Trail before it’s ready. (Submitted photo)
Quinn Bender, Keili Bartlett, Shannon Lough and Todd Hamilton received a Ma Murray gold for Feature Video on May 28 in Richmond. (BCYCNA photo)

In Our Opinion: Leading the digital charge

Northern View picks up two gold awards, one bronze for digital storytelling at the Ma Murray Awards

  • May 3, 2018
Quinn Bender, Keili Bartlett, Shannon Lough and Todd Hamilton received a Ma Murray gold for Feature Video on May 28 in Richmond. (BCYCNA photo)
Fraser Institute’s annual report card threw Prince Rupert public schools under the bus in a very public way. (File photo)

In Our Opinion: A very public report card

Fraser Institute’s annual report card gave all public schools in Prince Rupert a failing grade

  • Apr 26, 2018
Fraser Institute’s annual report card threw Prince Rupert public schools under the bus in a very public way. (File photo)