Editorials

An aerial shot of the clearing at Barrett Fort, on southern Kaien Island, in early April 2018. (Submitted)

In Our Opinion: Protect the WWII fort

An argument on why Barrett Fort is significant to Prince Rupert and Canada’s history

  • Apr 20, 2018
An aerial shot of the clearing at Barrett Fort, on southern Kaien Island, in early April 2018. (Submitted)
A cross made out of hockey sticks is seen at the intersection of a fatal bus crash near Tisdale, Sask., Monday, April, 9, 2018. A bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team crashed into a truck en route to Nipawin for a game Friday night killing 15 and sending over a dozen more to the hospital. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

In Our Opinion: Humboldt hockey family

Small towns in Canada felt a collection pang in their hearts when they heard of the hockey tragedy

  • Apr 12, 2018
A cross made out of hockey sticks is seen at the intersection of a fatal bus crash near Tisdale, Sask., Monday, April, 9, 2018. A bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team crashed into a truck en route to Nipawin for a game Friday night killing 15 and sending over a dozen more to the hospital. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
This crosswalk on Third Avenue West and Fifth Street is just one example of the faded paint on crosswalks across the city of Prince Rupert. This photo was taken April 4, 2018. (Northern View photo)

In Our Opinion: Chalk dust crosswalks

Does the City of Prince Rupert plan to wait until crosswalks are nearly invisible before re-painting

  • Apr 5, 2018
This crosswalk on Third Avenue West and Fifth Street is just one example of the faded paint on crosswalks across the city of Prince Rupert. This photo was taken April 4, 2018. (Northern View photo)
Cherry blossoms in Prince Rupert, spring 2017. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

In Our Opinion: The sound of cherry trees

What happens when you cut a cherry tree, or two, down in Prince Rupert? It makes a noise.

  • Mar 29, 2018
Cherry blossoms in Prince Rupert, spring 2017. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Volunteers cleaned along Wantage Road in Prince Rupert on March 18. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

In Our Opinion: Rupert is not a personal landfill

Now that spring is here, the garbage that has been dumped all over Kaien Island is more evident

  • Mar 22, 2018
Volunteers cleaned along Wantage Road in Prince Rupert on March 18. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
DFO is considering a sockeye and chinook fishing closure on the North Coast. (File photo)

In Our Opinion: Salmon sorrows

What is Prince Rupert going to do if there’s a fishing ban on sockeye and chinook this year?

  • Mar 15, 2018
DFO is considering a sockeye and chinook fishing closure on the North Coast. (File photo)
Katherine Punnett looks for her next move at the bouldering competition in Smithers on March 3. She came in first place for the women’s division. (Benjamin Punnett photo)

The women who weave the fabric of Rupert

This International Women’s Day, it’s not hard to find inspiration in Prince Rupert

  • Mar 8, 2018
Katherine Punnett looks for her next move at the bouldering competition in Smithers on March 3. She came in first place for the women’s division. (Benjamin Punnett photo)
One of many avalanche deposits that hit Highway 16 during a closure for high avalanche hazard over recent weeks. (Skeena District Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)

In Our Opinion: Stranded Kaien Islanders

Planes, trains and automobiles are useless when it comes to this winter’s snow

  • Mar 1, 2018
One of many avalanche deposits that hit Highway 16 during a closure for high avalanche hazard over recent weeks. (Skeena District Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)
This year’s official Pink Shirt in B.C. (Photo: pinkshirtday.ca)

EDITORIAL: Fight bullying every day

Pink Shirt Day is Feb. 28

  • Feb 25, 2018
This year’s official Pink Shirt in B.C. (Photo: pinkshirtday.ca)
The size of your nest egg is dependent on how much time you give your money to compound. Flickr/Creative Commons

In Our Opinion: What is the magic number?

B.C. is raising the minimum wage but is it enough with the rising cost of rent in Prince Rupert

The size of your nest egg is dependent on how much time you give your money to compound. Flickr/Creative Commons
The ministry of transportation uses thermoplastics to mark the crosswalks on Second Avenue West. (Northern View file photo)

In Our Opinion: Where did the paint go?

Can you see the crosswalks on city streets in Prince Rupert? Probably not.

  • Feb 16, 2018
The ministry of transportation uses thermoplastics to mark the crosswalks on Second Avenue West. (Northern View file photo)
A lone tree took out the internet wires to Prince Rupert on Saturday night. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Sharks, trees and damaged internet cables

What did you do on Saturday night without internet or cell service?

  • Feb 9, 2018
A lone tree took out the internet wires to Prince Rupert on Saturday night. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
Black Press photo New bill would prohibit oil tankers from carrying crude and ‘persistent oils’ as cargo from stopping, loading or unloading at ports or marine installations along B.C.’s north coast and Haida Gwaii.

In Our Opinion: Ban, don’t ban, the feds can’t win

Court battles over decisions made by the Canadian government on North Coast resource projects

  • Feb 1, 2018
Black Press photo New bill would prohibit oil tankers from carrying crude and ‘persistent oils’ as cargo from stopping, loading or unloading at ports or marine installations along B.C.’s north coast and Haida Gwaii.
Paramedics care for a woman struck by a cab (left) while she was walking in a crosswalk on Jan. 17. (Pierre St-Laurent photo)

In Our Opinion: Crashes not accidents

There is more responsibility behind the word collision when describing a vehicle crash

  • Jan 26, 2018
Paramedics care for a woman struck by a cab (left) while she was walking in a crosswalk on Jan. 17. (Pierre St-Laurent photo)
An evacuation route sign is shown in Jordan River, B.C., on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Tsunami warning sirens went off in Tofino and other coastal communities on British Columbia’s west coast Tuesday morning after a powerful earthquake struck off Alaska. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Rupert dropping ball on emergency preparedness

In Our Opinion editorial following the tsunami warning on Tuesday, Jan. 23

  • Jan 25, 2018
An evacuation route sign is shown in Jordan River, B.C., on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Tsunami warning sirens went off in Tofino and other coastal communities on British Columbia’s west coast Tuesday morning after a powerful earthquake struck off Alaska. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
The Grinch who stole from the anti-poverty society. (File photo)

In Our Opinion: Grinch who stole from KAPS

Prince Rupert had its very own Grinch over the holidays

The Grinch who stole from the anti-poverty society. (File photo)
BC Liberal leader candidate Andrew Wilkinson in Prince Rupert on Jan. 4. (Shannon Lough/The Northern View)

In Our Opinion: Big spending programs

BC Liberal leader hopeful Andrew Wilkinson doesn’t have a clear response for the housing crisis

BC Liberal leader candidate Andrew Wilkinson in Prince Rupert on Jan. 4. (Shannon Lough/The Northern View)
Column: Swedish hockey captain missed the silver lining

Column: Swedish hockey captain missed the silver lining

Sportsmanship is also a skill that needs practice after Lias Andersson threw his silver medal into the crowd

  • Jan 8, 2018
Column: Swedish hockey captain missed the silver lining
Editorial: Never stop trying

Editorial: Never stop trying

What’s your New Year’s resolution?

  • Jan 4, 2018
Editorial: Never stop trying
Canada C3 is a former Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker that sailed into Prince Rupert harbour on Sept. 29. The ship travelled across the three coasts of Canada in 150 days. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

In Our Opinion: Out with the old

A reflection on industry and CEO giants that left us in 2017 and what to look forward to in 2018

  • Dec 29, 2017
Canada C3 is a former Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker that sailed into Prince Rupert harbour on Sept. 29. The ship travelled across the three coasts of Canada in 150 days. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)