Letters

Portrait of Sir John A. Macdonald (U.S. Library of Congress)

LETTER: Sir John A. Macdonald’s role in residential schools

Canada’s first prime minister was progressive for his time

  • Aug 9, 2018
Portrait of Sir John A. Macdonald (U.S. Library of Congress)
Tina Smith in Victoria returning a bag that was stolen from Norah Macey while she was in Prince Rupert. (Norah Macey photo)

LETTER: Grateful tourist who had many help return her stolen bag

Vancouver Island woman thanks Prince Rupert residents for helping return her belongings

  • Aug 2, 2018
Tina Smith in Victoria returning a bag that was stolen from Norah Macey while she was in Prince Rupert. (Norah Macey photo)
Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. (Submitted)

LETTER: Andrew Scheer may be most underrated political leader in Western world

Former MP John Weston writes about an evening he hosted with the federal Conservative leader

  • Jul 16, 2018
Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. (Submitted)
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Skeena River. (File photo)

Skeena salmon and our new reality

Skeena Wild director, Greg Knox, on the challenges facing salmon with climate change and future hope

  • Jul 12, 2018
Skeena River. (File photo)
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Horgan: With more opportunities, we succeed together

People in B.C. work hard every day. The way I see it,…

(Contributed photo)
A Via Rail employee climbs aboard a locomotive at the train station in Ottawa on December 3, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

LETTER: Via Rail asks “Infrastructure Partners” to solve passenger train delays

Departure and arrival times are currently unpredictable on “The Skeena” run

  • Jun 14, 2018
A Via Rail employee climbs aboard a locomotive at the train station in Ottawa on December 3, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The BC Bus North aims to fill the transportation gap left by Greyhound in northern B.C. (B.C. Transit)

LETTER: Future permanent bus service should be accessible

One woman calls out the BC Bus North service and praises the changes to the Northern Health bus

  • Jun 7, 2018
The BC Bus North aims to fill the transportation gap left by Greyhound in northern B.C. (B.C. Transit)
Peter Witherly smiles while directing the Prince Rupert Community Band during the tree lighting ceremony in December 2017. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

LETTER: An exceptional donation for the exceptional Peter Witherly

Prince Rupert Special Events Society is making a donation to the community music studio

  • May 25, 2018
Peter Witherly smiles while directing the Prince Rupert Community Band during the tree lighting ceremony in December 2017. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
TalkSpot asks families to make time for face-to-face communication during the month of May. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)

LETTER: Addiction to devices

A letter from Lax Kw’alaams on how technology has changed to how we connect with family and friends

  • May 25, 2018
TalkSpot asks families to make time for face-to-face communication during the month of May. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)
Keep commercial fishery issues in correct context

Keep commercial fishery issues in correct context

Dear Editor, I would like to assure Ms. Ellis (Letters, May 10)…

  • May 19, 2018
Keep commercial fishery issues in correct context
Gary Mills said, the point of his first letter was to criticize the unhealthy relationship between the commercial fishery and the DFO. (Pixabay photo)

LETTER: Keep commercial fishery issues in correct context

Response to letter from Prince Rupert-based commercial fish harvester

  • May 17, 2018
Gary Mills said, the point of his first letter was to criticize the unhealthy relationship between the commercial fishery and the DFO. (Pixabay photo)
LETTER: Re: “B.C. getting East-Coast treatment”

LETTER: Re: “B.C. getting East-Coast treatment”

Response to letter on DFO’s management of the West Coast fisheries

  • May 13, 2018
LETTER: Re: “B.C. getting East-Coast treatment”
Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong goes on the attack in the B.C. legislature. Reader says political conflict and blaming doesn’t produce results. (Hansard TV)

LETTER: Old-style politics is easier to cover

B.C.’s current party system offers more conflict, fewer solutions

Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong goes on the attack in the B.C. legislature. Reader says political conflict and blaming doesn’t produce results. (Hansard TV)
Fisheries and Oceans are currently considering on a fishing ban for chinook and sockeye salmon on the North Coast of B.C. (File photo)

LETTER: B.C. getting east-coast treatment

A response to DFO’s management of the West Coast’s fisheries

  • May 3, 2018
Fisheries and Oceans are currently considering on a fishing ban for chinook and sockeye salmon on the North Coast of B.C. (File photo)
Williams Lake Indian Band elder Mary Thomas shares her residential school survivor story during a School District 27 Orange Shirt Day celebration in Williams Lake’s Boitanio Park Friday. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

B.C. Grade 8 student pens letter to premier on residential schools

Terrace teen writes current school curriculum underplays past violations of basic human rights

  • May 2, 2018
Williams Lake Indian Band elder Mary Thomas shares her residential school survivor story during a School District 27 Orange Shirt Day celebration in Williams Lake’s Boitanio Park Friday. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Down the bunker at Barrett Fort. (Jean Eiers-Page photo)

LETTER: Common sense, the port, the city and the fort

An opportunity for the Port and the City of Prince Rupert to promote ourselves

  • Apr 26, 2018
Down the bunker at Barrett Fort. (Jean Eiers-Page photo)
A hockey stick outside the Northern View office in support of all those involved in the Humboldt tragedy. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

LETTER: Take a moment to think of the first responders

Humboldt Broncos hockey team bus crash has affected many

  • Apr 19, 2018
A hockey stick outside the Northern View office in support of all those involved in the Humboldt tragedy. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
The sun sets over Prince Rupert’s harbour. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

LETTER: Haven from the sun

Viviers and Tupas family have been in Prince Rupert 20 years after leaving the sun in South Africa

  • Apr 19, 2018
The sun sets over Prince Rupert’s harbour. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
New legislation proposed by the federal government will ban large oil tankers from stopping or unloading in Haida Gwaii and northern B.C. waters. (File photo/Black Press)

LETTER: In response to the legal suit against the oil tanker ban

One man disagrees with John Helin’s court battle against the provincial and federal governments

  • Apr 12, 2018
New legislation proposed by the federal government will ban large oil tankers from stopping or unloading in Haida Gwaii and northern B.C. waters. (File photo/Black Press)
Letters to the Editor this week addressed the historic cherry trees that were cut down in Prince Rupert on March 23. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Letter: Cherry tree fiasco makes waves

A letter from Amsterdam, Netherlands on Prince Rupert’s chopped cherry trees

  • Apr 5, 2018
Letters to the Editor this week addressed the historic cherry trees that were cut down in Prince Rupert on March 23. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)