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Harry Wilkinson from DP World Port, Megan Cooper from SD52, and Crystal Bouchard, ITA Apprenticeship Advisor attended a panel about hiring apprentices. (Submitted)

The importance of apprenticeship

Industry Training Authority shared details on the benefits of hiring apprentices in Prince Rupert

Harry Wilkinson from DP World Port, Megan Cooper from SD52, and Crystal Bouchard, ITA Apprenticeship Advisor attended a panel about hiring apprentices. (Submitted)
Cathy Horcoff and Tianna Farrington are the Edward Jones team based in Prince Rupert. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Edward Jones top ranked for the fifth year in a row

For five years in a row, Edward Jones has been ranked No.…

  • Oct 5, 2017
Cathy Horcoff and Tianna Farrington are the Edward Jones team based in Prince Rupert. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
“Everything must go!” Sears closes in Prince Rupert on Oct. 28. (Keili Bartlett / the Northern View)

After 50 years, Sears will close its doors in Prince Rupert

The Prince Rupert store will close after Oct. 28

“Everything must go!” Sears closes in Prince Rupert on Oct. 28. (Keili Bartlett / the Northern View)
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Kevin Stunder, managing director of Pacific Aurora Homes Ltd. stands outside Prince Rupert’s newest housing development on Van Arsdol Street. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

First multi-family housing development in 20 years

Two duplexes are being built on Van Arsdol Street by Pacific Aurora Homes Ltd. in Prince Rupert

Kevin Stunder, managing director of Pacific Aurora Homes Ltd. stands outside Prince Rupert’s newest housing development on Van Arsdol Street. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
The Port of Prince Rupert has collaborated with Ocean Networks Canada, a not-for-profit society that has set up two observatories at Ridley Island and Digby Island. In this photo, one of the observatories is being repaired. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Rupert port to collaborate with $50.8 million government data program

The Port of Prince Rupert has been collecting baseline data for years

The Port of Prince Rupert has collaborated with Ocean Networks Canada, a not-for-profit society that has set up two observatories at Ridley Island and Digby Island. In this photo, one of the observatories is being repaired. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Dale Campbell, a Tahltan artist from Prince Rupert, was awarded first place for her paddle carving at the Santa Fe Indian Market in August. (Contributed photo)

Tahltan artist takes first place for paddle carving

Prince Rupert’s Dale Campbell recognized for her art work once again at the Santa Fe Indian Market

Dale Campbell, a Tahltan artist from Prince Rupert, was awarded first place for her paddle carving at the Santa Fe Indian Market in August. (Contributed photo)
Non-bank financial service providers, including the Northern Savings Credit Union, may have to pull the words “bank”, “bankers” and “banking” from their websites to meet federal regulation. (Photo from www.northsave.com)

Northern Savings may have to stop using the word ‘Bank’

Northern Savings Credit Union may be prohibited from using the word

Non-bank financial service providers, including the Northern Savings Credit Union, may have to pull the words “bank”, “bankers” and “banking” from their websites to meet federal regulation. (Photo from www.northsave.com)
Ray-Mont Logistics is gearing up for operation to export cereals and pulses through Fairview Container Terminal. (Photo contributed by Ray-Mont Logistics)

Part 3: Finding balance in the container business

Port of Prince Rupert’s mission to expand its export business

Ray-Mont Logistics is gearing up for operation to export cereals and pulses through Fairview Container Terminal. (Photo contributed by Ray-Mont Logistics)
AltaGas signs major deal with Japan propane giant

AltaGas signs major deal with Japan propane giant

Astomos Energy Corp to purchase 50 per cent of Ridely Terminal gas

  • Aug 8, 2017
AltaGas signs major deal with Japan propane giant
The Port of Prince Rupert is holding its annual general meeting on Tuesday, June 20. Photo by Shannon Lough.

Port AGM reveals increases and decreases over past year

Cargo and container shipments down overall

  • Jun 19, 2017
The Port of Prince Rupert is holding its annual general meeting on Tuesday, June 20. Photo by Shannon Lough.
John Evans will lead the BC Northern Real Estate Board into discussions with the province over its ending of the practice, ‘dual agency’, which leads to the loss of choice for consumer, thanks to a fe bad apple realtors in the past, he says. Kevin Campbell photo.

Evans to lead BC Northern Real Estate Board into pivotal 2017

Evans has occupied a couple different roles with the BCNREB over the years

John Evans will lead the BC Northern Real Estate Board into discussions with the province over its ending of the practice, ‘dual agency’, which leads to the loss of choice for consumer, thanks to a fe bad apple realtors in the past, he says. Kevin Campbell photo.
Metlakatla Governing Councillor Robert Nelson Sr. welcomes the audience with a joke on April 26 at the Lester Centre during NABOC 2017. 380 delegates took part in this year’s business conference. Kevin Campbell photo.

NABOC 2017 attracts 380 delegates to Prince Rupert

Speakers from Bechtel, AltaGas, First Nations LNG Alliance entertain in conference linking the private sector with Coast Tsimshian Nations

Metlakatla Governing Councillor Robert Nelson Sr. welcomes the audience with a joke on April 26 at the Lester Centre during NABOC 2017. 380 delegates took part in this year’s business conference. Kevin Campbell photo.
David Coburn

New markets near and far for North Coast businesses

The province is supporting a pilot project for small and mid-sized businesses in Prince Rupert looking to grow their operations.

David Coburn
Volunteer surveyors with the Business Walk initiative wrap up a hard day's work at the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce offices.

Business Walk aims to take economic snapshot of Rupert

Volunteers ask area businesses about where they find themselves as the project partners gain an understanding of each's needs and wants

Volunteer surveyors with the Business Walk initiative wrap up a hard day's work at the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce offices.
Rob and Constance Eby

Open for business

Rob and Constance Eby cut the ribbon for the grand re-opening of Ashley Home Store Prince Rupert last Saturday morning.

Rob and Constance Eby
Andrea Pollock was the only Prince Rupert resident to score a prize in the 2016 ThriveNorth competition for her business

Entrepreneur competition returns to Rupert

A northwest competition to encourage and help finance younger entrepreneurs is back for its third year

Andrea Pollock was the only Prince Rupert resident to score a prize in the 2016 ThriveNorth competition for her business
Gary Weick of Gary’s Lock and Security Shop is one of many small to mid-sized businesses that are struggling with local employee recruitment and the onslaught of online commerce.

Rupert small business recruitment suffering

Rupert small businesses will need to up their training and communications tactics with their workers to keep them

Gary Weick of Gary’s Lock and Security Shop is one of many small to mid-sized businesses that are struggling with local employee recruitment and the onslaught of online commerce.
The Westview Wood Pellet Terminal is one example of the port's diversification plan leading into the future.

STORY AND VIDEO: Pellet terminal proof of port plan

The Port of Prince Rupert's Michael Gurney evaluates the various terminals' performance in 2016 and sheds light on plans for the new year

The Westview Wood Pellet Terminal is one example of the port's diversification plan leading into the future.
The Fairview Container Terminal saw a slight decrease in cargo traffic in November 2016

November traffic holds steady at port

A huge month in performance by RTI in November has given the terminal the cargo numbers needed to outpace last year’s stats

The Fairview Container Terminal saw a slight decrease in cargo traffic in November 2016