Editorials

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)
Wrap your gifts in newspaper this year. (File photo)

In Our Opinion: Use newspaper for wrapping gifts

Cut down on waste this holiday season and use pages from the Northern View for gift wrapping

  • Dec 21, 2017
Wrap your gifts in newspaper this year. (File photo)
The electric vehicle charging station has two spots reserved at the Second Avenue parking lot. (Chris Gareau photo)                                The electric vehicle charging station has two spots reserved at the Second Avenue parking lot. (Chris Gareau photo)

In Our Opinion: Chargers and coverage

Still waiting for cell coverage in Highway 16 communities looking to add electric chargers for cars

  • Dec 14, 2017
The electric vehicle charging station has two spots reserved at the Second Avenue parking lot. (Chris Gareau photo)                                The electric vehicle charging station has two spots reserved at the Second Avenue parking lot. (Chris Gareau photo)
Mayor Lee Brain and former mill workers toured Watson Island on Nov. 26. (Mayor Lee Brain Twitter)

In Our Opinion: Watson reborn

Smaller projects on the North Coast require less time to acquire regulatory approvals

  • Dec 7, 2017
Mayor Lee Brain and former mill workers toured Watson Island on Nov. 26. (Mayor Lee Brain Twitter)
A tent city was set up outside Prince Rupert City Hall two weeks ago. The tents were a visual reminder for residents just how prevalent homelessness is in the city. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

In Our Opinion: Poverty strategy overdue

Rice gave council a lesson on how Prince Rupert rates number one in the province for poverty

  • Nov 22, 2017
A tent city was set up outside Prince Rupert City Hall two weeks ago. The tents were a visual reminder for residents just how prevalent homelessness is in the city. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
City hall now has several tents outside its walls, statement on the homeless issue in Prince Rupert. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

In Our Opinion: Housing, a basic right

A protest outside Prince Rupert’s city hall is calling for a men’s homeless shelter

  • Nov 15, 2017
City hall now has several tents outside its walls, statement on the homeless issue in Prince Rupert. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Hammy the hammock deer found a doe friend on Sunday, Nov. 5. (Todd Hamilton / The Northern View)

In Our Opinion: #Hammy trends

The hammock deer becomes an internet sensation

  • Nov 9, 2017
Hammy the hammock deer found a doe friend on Sunday, Nov. 5. (Todd Hamilton / The Northern View)
Lax Kxeen Elementary School was the most recent building vandalized in Prince Rupert. (Submitted)

In Our Opinion: Smashing pumpkins

What’s with all the vandalism to playground projects and schools Prince Rupert?

  • Nov 2, 2017
Lax Kxeen Elementary School was the most recent building vandalized in Prince Rupert. (Submitted)
The totem pole for Lelu Island was carved by Tsimshian carver Phil Gray. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

In Our Opinion: Lelu unsettled

The raising of the totem pole on Oct. 20 was a statement to be heard in Ottawa

The totem pole for Lelu Island was carved by Tsimshian carver Phil Gray. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
A memory stone was placed high up along a bank by Highway 16, east of Prince Rupert, where Tamara Lynn Chipman went missing. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

IN OUR OPINION: A walk to remember

Keeping memories alive of Tamara Chipman and others who went missing on Highway 16

A memory stone was placed high up along a bank by Highway 16, east of Prince Rupert, where Tamara Lynn Chipman went missing. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
A wind turbine being set up for an offshore wind farm. (NaiKun Wind Energy contributed photo)

Is wind the new LNG?

While LNG projects drop off, wind projects resurface

A wind turbine being set up for an offshore wind farm. (NaiKun Wind Energy contributed photo)
Fresh halibut caught on the North Coast. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Halibut — the Wild West

The experimental fishing licence is a peculiar practice

Fresh halibut caught on the North Coast. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
One of the first buildings people see when they drive downtown in Prince Rupert is the old Dairy Queen building. (Quinn Bender / The Northern View)

In Our Opinion: Give the bylaw some teeth

Time for residents, the city and the province to polish this diamond

One of the first buildings people see when they drive downtown in Prince Rupert is the old Dairy Queen building. (Quinn Bender / The Northern View)
Prince Rupert RCMP were called to handle a buck caught in a backyard hammock last week. The nearest conservation officer is 140km away. (Quinn Bender / The Northern View)

In Our Opinion: Wrong people for the job

Why Rupert needs a conservation officer in the community

Prince Rupert RCMP were called to handle a buck caught in a backyard hammock last week. The nearest conservation officer is 140km away. (Quinn Bender / The Northern View)
Ridley Island Inc.’s coal terminal. (File photo)

In Our Opinion: RTI coal goals

The forecast for Ridley Terminals is looking good if the coal market stays hot

Ridley Island Inc.’s coal terminal. (File photo)
Debate of national anthem lyrics is ‘moot’

Debate of national anthem lyrics is ‘moot’

Making the lyrics more inclusive does not reject tradition, but respects it

Debate of national anthem lyrics is ‘moot’

North Coast received what they voted for by electing NDP

Most could see the bad news coming. Petronas and its partners announced…

A Supreme Court of B.C. judge in Prince Rupert deemed a homeless man a vexatious litigant in April after claiming he owns all the land in the province. Joseph Jack photo                                A Supreme Court of B.C. judge in Prince Rupert deemed a homeless man a vexatious litigant in April after claiming he owns all the land in the province.

Vexatious Prince

A man who claims to be “god” takes the city, the province and the queen to court

A Supreme Court of B.C. judge in Prince Rupert deemed a homeless man a vexatious litigant in April after claiming he owns all the land in the province. Joseph Jack photo                                A Supreme Court of B.C. judge in Prince Rupert deemed a homeless man a vexatious litigant in April after claiming he owns all the land in the province.
In the 2016 SOFI, the City of Prince Rupert had 65 employees making more than $75,000 and 31 earning more than $100,000 with a total payroll of $13.56 million. File photo

Employer of the year

City of Prince Rupert pays well

In the 2016 SOFI, the City of Prince Rupert had 65 employees making more than $75,000 and 31 earning more than $100,000 with a total payroll of $13.56 million. File photo
Spectrum City Dance kicks off the 2017 Seafest parade on Saturday. Photo by Shannon Lough

Seafest shines a light

Despite the grey start to the week, the red and white themed festival shone

Spectrum City Dance kicks off the 2017 Seafest parade on Saturday. Photo by Shannon Lough