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Employees and stakeholders at the celebration of another Port of Prince Rupert milestone, Fairview Terminal handled its millionth container (TEU) for the first time in a calendar year on Dec. 18. (Lonnie Wishart photo)

Fairview Terminal reaches 1 million TEU milestone

Port of Prince Rupert reached the mark on Dec. 18 with a load of lumber from Prince George

Employees and stakeholders at the celebration of another Port of Prince Rupert milestone, Fairview Terminal handled its millionth container (TEU) for the first time in a calendar year on Dec. 18. (Lonnie Wishart photo)
Canadians increasingly recognize the value of marine shipping

Canadians increasingly recognize the value of marine shipping

An Angus Reid study found 55 per cent of Canadians recognized marine shipping’s importance

Canadians increasingly recognize the value of marine shipping
CityWest CEO Chris Marett hands a large cheque over to Corinne Bomben, chief financial officer for the City of Prince Rupert. (CityWest photo)

CityWest pays $400,000 to the City of Prince Rupert

Annual distribution payments since 2005 now total $7.5-million

CityWest CEO Chris Marett hands a large cheque over to Corinne Bomben, chief financial officer for the City of Prince Rupert. (CityWest photo)
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Shar Wilson of Langford is the owner and creator of Finawear, a clothing company that sells what she calls ‘authentic, wearable, Indigenous art.’ Wilson pitched her company to CBC’s Dragons’ Den. The episode will air on Nov. 22. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

Entrepreneur’s wearable Indigenous art appears on Dragons’ Den tonight

Gitxsan artist, Shar Wilson pitched her clothing company, Finawear to the popular show in the spring

Shar Wilson of Langford is the owner and creator of Finawear, a clothing company that sells what she calls ‘authentic, wearable, Indigenous art.’ Wilson pitched her company to CBC’s Dragons’ Den. The episode will air on Nov. 22. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Harold Leighton, CEO of Metlakatla Development Corporation, at the Ray-Mont Logistics opening in 2017. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

After 30 years Metlakatla Development Corporation releases economic impact report

B.C. First Nation corporation has created 220 jobs in the region and $9.6-million in wages

Harold Leighton, CEO of Metlakatla Development Corporation, at the Ray-Mont Logistics opening in 2017. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft will be legally available in B.C. with insurance by the end of 2019. (Pixabay photo)

Prince Rupert taxi services not worried about ride-hailing services

Ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft will be available in B.C. with insurance by the end of 2019

Ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft will be legally available in B.C. with insurance by the end of 2019. (Pixabay photo)
Ridley Terminals Inc., a coal export terminal, is a Crown corporation based on the North Coast of B.C. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Metlakatla, Lax Kw’alaams to receive 10 per cent stake in Ridley Terminal sale

Sale of RTI coal terminal expected to be completed by summer 2019

Ridley Terminals Inc., a coal export terminal, is a Crown corporation based on the North Coast of B.C. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Chief Ian Campbell from the Squamish Nation and Keith Henry from the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada at the 2017 Nation2Nation forum at the Terrace Sportsplex. (Contibuted photo)

LNG panel featured at First Nations business forum

Fourth annual Nation2Nation forum expanded over two-days

Chief Ian Campbell from the Squamish Nation and Keith Henry from the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada at the 2017 Nation2Nation forum at the Terrace Sportsplex. (Contibuted photo)
Masoom Johal shows off the bookmarks she sold during Annunciation School’s student business fair on Oct. 24. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Annunciation School students put on their business hats

Prince Rupert Grade 8 students participated in a student business fair on Oct. 24

Masoom Johal shows off the bookmarks she sold during Annunciation School’s student business fair on Oct. 24. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Fraser River Pile & Dredge Inc., BEL Contracting and Houle Electric Ltd. were each finalists for the Vancouver Regional Construction Association Awards of Excellence for their work on Fairview Terminal port expansion. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Prince Rupert port expansion project receives construction award

Fraser River Pile & Dredge Inc., BEL Contracting and Houle electric each received silver honours

Fraser River Pile & Dredge Inc., BEL Contracting and Houle Electric Ltd. were each finalists for the Vancouver Regional Construction Association Awards of Excellence for their work on Fairview Terminal port expansion. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
The old Dairy Queen building that has been empty since the 1990s is now in the hands of Northern Savings Credit Union.                                 Matthew Allen / The Northern View

Part 3: Death of Retail — What are we doing about it?

Part Three of a series investigating the shrinking retail sector on the North Coast of B.C.

The old Dairy Queen building that has been empty since the 1990s is now in the hands of Northern Savings Credit Union.                                 Matthew Allen / The Northern View
A 2,000 kW offshore wind turbine at the Sakiyama wind farm off the coast of Japan. (mmatsuura/Flickr)

Ørsted drops partnership with NaiKun Wind Energy

Proposed offshore wind farm in Hecate Strait is still in the development phase

  • Oct 24, 2018
A 2,000 kW offshore wind turbine at the Sakiyama wind farm off the coast of Japan. (mmatsuura/Flickr)
Part 2: Online shopping, taxes and labour pressure on Rupert’s retail

Part 2: Online shopping, taxes and labour pressure on Rupert’s retail

Part Two of a series investigating the shrinking retail sector on the North Coast of B.C.

Part 2: Online shopping, taxes and labour pressure on Rupert’s retail
Northern Savings buys old Dairy Queen building

Northern Savings buys old Dairy Queen building

Old Prince Rupert DQ building has been vacant in since the 1990s

Northern Savings buys old Dairy Queen building
Cannabis is officially legal across Canada on Oct. 17, 2018. (Northern View file photo)

Cannabis is legal, what does that mean in Prince Rupert

A review of the city’s new bylaw, the province’s online sales, what can be grown, and what not to do

Cannabis is officially legal across Canada on Oct. 17, 2018. (Northern View file photo)
(Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

City approves Pembina work camp on Watson Island

Approval still subject to referrals from the Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Environment

(Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Matthew Allen / The Northern View                                Sheri Pringle locks the door Oceanside Sports after eight years in business.

Part 1: Death of Retail in Prince Rupert

A three-part series that investigates the shrinking retail sector on the North Coast of B.C.

Matthew Allen / The Northern View                                Sheri Pringle locks the door Oceanside Sports after eight years in business.
B.C. post-secondary institutions have all come up with different policies around smoking marijuana on campus. (Thought Catalog/Unsplash)                                Prince Rupert passes first reading of cannabis retail bylaw on Oct. 9. (Thought Catalog/Unsplash)

Council tends to weed business growth in Prince Rupert

Cannabis businesses to be allowed in the downtown area and along Cow Bay

B.C. post-secondary institutions have all come up with different policies around smoking marijuana on campus. (Thought Catalog/Unsplash)                                Prince Rupert passes first reading of cannabis retail bylaw on Oct. 9. (Thought Catalog/Unsplash)
Province asked to review port tax cap

Province asked to review port tax cap

Prince Rupert one of the municipalities asking for more grant assistance

Province asked to review port tax cap
Rupertites had an opportunity to ask questions about the Vopak terminal project on Sept. 26. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Vopak hosts open house

Rupertites had an opportunity to ask questions and get feedback on the project Sept. 26

Rupertites had an opportunity to ask questions about the Vopak terminal project on Sept. 26. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)