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Prince Rupert’s outgoing mayor, Lee Brain, and city manager, Rob Buchan, show off land the city is proposing to sell for a new housing development in Seal Cove. (Photo: Supplied)
Prince Rupert’s outgoing mayor, Lee Brain, and city manager, Rob Buchan, show off land the city is proposing to sell for a new housing development in Seal Cove. (Photo: Supplied)
Pacific Aurora Construction Management Limited has been named as the new residential developer for a subdivision on Alder Ave. in Port Edward. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Pacific Aurora Construction Management Limited has been named as the new residential developer for a subdivision on Alder Ave. in Port Edward. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
A makeshift blockade on the tracks at New Hazelton in February 2020. Wet’suwet’en opponents of the Coastal GasLink have called on supporters to take action this weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Potential blockades and protests in opposition to CGL pipeline expected in northwest B.C Nov. 5

CGL pipeline opposition group calls on Canada-wide supporters to ‘organize’ and ‘take action’

A makeshift blockade on the tracks at New Hazelton in February 2020. Wet’suwet’en opponents of the Coastal GasLink have called on supporters to take action this weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
Connected Coast, a project co-managed by CityWest and the Strathcona Regional District, constructed shore infrastructure to connect to a subsea fibre optic cable in Tlell in December 2021.

CityWest offers telecommunication services to more communities in the Northwest

The telecommunications company struck a partnership with North Coast Regional District

Connected Coast, a project co-managed by CityWest and the Strathcona Regional District, constructed shore infrastructure to connect to a subsea fibre optic cable in Tlell in December 2021.
A Chilliwack doctor has been disciplined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. (Stock photo by Marcelo Leal on Unsplash)

Fraser Valley doctor suspended after sending inappropriate messages to patient

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia handed Dr. Rafet Jhameel a 3 month ban

A Chilliwack doctor has been disciplined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. (Stock photo by Marcelo Leal on Unsplash)
Frosted windshields in the morning in Northwest B.C. signal it is time for drivers to be prepared for and adjust to potentially treacherous driving conditions. (Thom Barker photo)
Frosted windshields in the morning in Northwest B.C. signal it is time for drivers to be prepared for and adjust to potentially treacherous driving conditions. (Thom Barker photo)
The Prince Rupert Regional Hospital has been under controlled access since Oct. 25, 2022 when an individual made threats against health care workers. The hospital is pictured here on May 5, 2021. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert hospital locked down, man arrested following threats to health care workers

“Unsettling” trend of increased violence toward health care workers: Health Services Administrator

The Prince Rupert Regional Hospital has been under controlled access since Oct. 25, 2022 when an individual made threats against health care workers. The hospital is pictured here on May 5, 2021. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
There was a 230 per cent increase in cruise passenger traffic between 2019 and 2022. The Prince Rupert Port Authority attributes some of the increased traffic to the Ruby Princess, which docked in the city 13 times this season including here on May 17. (Melissa Ash/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert gets a $3.5 million boost from the return of cruise tourism

Passenger volume was highest its been in more than a decade, Port Authority stated

There was a 230 per cent increase in cruise passenger traffic between 2019 and 2022. The Prince Rupert Port Authority attributes some of the increased traffic to the Ruby Princess, which docked in the city 13 times this season including here on May 17. (Melissa Ash/The Northern View)
Members of Prince Rupert Rotary Club give the city’s gateway at McClymont Park a facelift, one of the many projects supported by the club’s annual auction which is currently underway.

2022 Prince Rupert Rotary online auction gets underway

Register to bid on the Rotary website at auction.prrc.ca

Members of Prince Rupert Rotary Club give the city’s gateway at McClymont Park a facelift, one of the many projects supported by the club’s annual auction which is currently underway.
Jordan Straight is being sought by the Terrace RCMP. (Submitted photo)

Terrace RCMP looking for missing man

Jordan Straight was last heard from on Oct. 30

Jordan Straight is being sought by the Terrace RCMP. (Submitted photo)
The M.V. Kwuna docked at Skidegate Ferry Terminal in June 2022. (Photo: Kaitlyn Bailey/Haida Gwaii Observer)

BC Ferries adds water taxi sailing to their Haida Gwaii schedule to accommodate flight passengers

Air Canada flights were landing in Sandspit after the last ferry, leaving travellers stranded

The M.V. Kwuna docked at Skidegate Ferry Terminal in June 2022. (Photo: Kaitlyn Bailey/Haida Gwaii Observer)
From left, federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach chat with a supporter as they arrive at an NDP fundraiser event at the Highliner Hotel and Conference Centre in Prince Rupert Oct. 28. (Thom Barker photo)

NDP leader vows no election during campaign-style visit to Northwest

Jagmeet Singh and MP Bachrach meet with Lax Kw’alaams, Rupert Council and North Coast Labour Council

From left, federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach chat with a supporter as they arrive at an NDP fundraiser event at the Highliner Hotel and Conference Centre in Prince Rupert Oct. 28. (Thom Barker photo)
L-R: Pierre Poilievre, Leader of federal Conservatives, Skeena BC Liberal MLA Ellis Ross and Prince George-Peace River MP Bob Zimmer at a meeting in Ottawa on Oct. 21. (Ellis Ross/Twitter)

Northwest B.C. MLA Ellis Ross holds LNG talks with federal conservative leader, German envoy in Ottawa

First Nations backed LNG projects in B.C. is a solution to global energy crisis, says Ross

L-R: Pierre Poilievre, Leader of federal Conservatives, Skeena BC Liberal MLA Ellis Ross and Prince George-Peace River MP Bob Zimmer at a meeting in Ottawa on Oct. 21. (Ellis Ross/Twitter)
Kimberly Polman left Canada in 2014 to join Islamic State. Eight years later she’s being repatriated, and she’ll be living in Chilliwack. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

Former Islamic State member released on bail to live in Chilliwack

Kimberly Polman will live with her sister and she will have to adhere to 25 conditions

Kimberly Polman left Canada in 2014 to join Islamic State. Eight years later she’s being repatriated, and she’ll be living in Chilliwack. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
Darlene Hunter, chief of Halfway River First Nation (left) with Crystal Smith, chief councillor of Haisla Nation are among some of the founding members of the First Nations Climate Initiative. (Supplied photo)

First Nations Climate Initiative members from northern B.C. heading to UN’s COP27 conference in Eygpt

The group will present the climate action plan they chalked out highlighting Indigenous-led solutions

Darlene Hunter, chief of Halfway River First Nation (left) with Crystal Smith, chief councillor of Haisla Nation are among some of the founding members of the First Nations Climate Initiative. (Supplied photo)
A logging truck arrives at Skeena Sawmills in Terrace last November. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
A logging truck arrives at Skeena Sawmills in Terrace last November. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Mining operations at Brucejack remain suspended until further notice following the death of a contractor. (Newcrest Canada/Facebook)

Fatality confirmed at Brucejack gold mine

Mining operations at Newcrest Mining site remain suspended pending an investigation

Mining operations at Brucejack remain suspended until further notice following the death of a contractor. (Newcrest Canada/Facebook)
Hwy 16 was closed briefly overnight and but is now reopened with water pooling still a concern between 38 and 51 kilometres west of Terrace. (Facebook photo)

Hwy 16 reopens to two-lane traffic following closure due to flooding

An atmospheric river dumped up to 100 mm of rain on sections of the North Coast yesterday and today

Hwy 16 was closed briefly overnight and but is now reopened with water pooling still a concern between 38 and 51 kilometres west of Terrace. (Facebook photo)
A fireworks display in Prince Rupert for Canada’s 150th birthday on July 1, 2017. (Photo: Matthew Allen/The Northern View)

Port Ed’s new Firework Bylaw sparks discussion at council

Bylaw updated to improve safety and decrease garbage clean-up by district, staff said

A fireworks display in Prince Rupert for Canada’s 150th birthday on July 1, 2017. (Photo: Matthew Allen/The Northern View)
Heiltsuk First Nation on the Central Coast has entered into an agreement with the Canadian Coast Guard to develop a Heiltsuk Emergency Response Team. (William Housty photo)
Heiltsuk First Nation on the Central Coast has entered into an agreement with the Canadian Coast Guard to develop a Heiltsuk Emergency Response Team. (William Housty photo)