Opinion

WEB POLL:	Did the Redesign Rupert 2030 plan meet your expectations?

WEB POLL: Did the Redesign Rupert 2030 plan meet your expectations?

Prince Rupert got a glimpse of the 2030 vision this week as Redesign Rupert partners unveiled plans

  • Dec 14, 2019
WEB POLL:	Did the Redesign Rupert 2030 plan meet your expectations?
An example of a DNA collection test used at Any Lab Test Now on Friday, July 20, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

DNA tests make fun holiday gifts, but beware of the hype

Whether interested in your health or your ancestors, it is important to understand how these tests work

An example of a DNA collection test used at Any Lab Test Now on Friday, July 20, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Port Edward council chambers were full to the brim over a public dispute surrounding a potential decision to rezone the property near the Kinnikinnick Campground and RV Park from residential to commercial use. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

LETTER: Closed door is best deterrent in Port Edward

Re: Council decision Nov. 26 to reject rezoning of adjacent properties to Kinnikinnick campground

  • Dec 13, 2019
Port Edward council chambers were full to the brim over a public dispute surrounding a potential decision to rezone the property near the Kinnikinnick Campground and RV Park from residential to commercial use. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
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COCULLO & KURIAL: Reporters at home with Hometown Hockey

COCULLO & KURIAL: Reporters at home with Hometown Hockey

Everyone we interacted with went above and beyond to involve us in the experience.

COCULLO & KURIAL: Reporters at home with Hometown Hockey
The Special Events Society was working hard to make sure everyone was well fed on Saturday morning at Breakfast with Santa. Left to right: Lottie Anderson, Anne Whittles, Sue Neilson, Hazel Hill and Norma Hidber. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

IN OUR OPINION: Redesign the City of Prince Rupert

City gives Special Events Society and Arts Council the boot

  • Dec 12, 2019
The Special Events Society was working hard to make sure everyone was well fed on Saturday morning at Breakfast with Santa. Left to right: Lottie Anderson, Anne Whittles, Sue Neilson, Hazel Hill and Norma Hidber. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
Muriel Protzer is a policy analyst for B.C. and Alberta with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business

COLUMN: Avoid the online temptation and buy local

Muriel Protzer is a policy analyst with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business

  • Dec 10, 2019
Muriel Protzer is a policy analyst for B.C. and Alberta with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business
Khelsilem (Dustin Rivers), right, elected councillor and spokesperson for Squamish Nation, embraces Tsleil-Waututh Nation councillor Charlene Aleck in celebration before First Nations leaders respond to a Federal Court of Appeal ruling on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, during a news conference in Vancouver on August 30, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. VIEWS: An engine that hums right along

First Nations are leading a new surge of investment in B.C.

Khelsilem (Dustin Rivers), right, elected councillor and spokesperson for Squamish Nation, embraces Tsleil-Waututh Nation councillor Charlene Aleck in celebration before First Nations leaders respond to a Federal Court of Appeal ruling on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, during a news conference in Vancouver on August 30, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Ice Demons’ Jordan Sheasgreen rams Rampage assistant captain Tyler Ostrom into the boards. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

WEB POLL: Is hockey part of your identity as a Canadian?

Prince Rupert is Hometown Hockey! Is the sport part of your national identity?

  • Dec 7, 2019
Ice Demons’ Jordan Sheasgreen rams Rampage assistant captain Tyler Ostrom into the boards. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
Port Edward council chambers were full to the brim over a public dispute surrounding a potential decision to rezone the property near the Kinnikinnick Campground and RV Park from residential to commercial use. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

COCULLO: What do you want Port Ed?

The District of Port Edward’s council meeting turned into the unwelcoming committee…

Port Edward council chambers were full to the brim over a public dispute surrounding a potential decision to rezone the property near the Kinnikinnick Campground and RV Park from residential to commercial use. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)

COLUMN: B.C.’s biggest economic and business stories of 2019

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • Dec 2, 2019
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)
B.C. VIEWS: Don’t let anger over homelessness get in the way

B.C. VIEWS: Don’t let anger over homelessness get in the way

Frustration in B.C. grows as the problem persists

  • Dec 1, 2019
B.C. VIEWS: Don’t let anger over homelessness get in the way
Out-of-town journalists compile the stats without the full story. (File photo).

HAMILTON: Lies, damned lies and statistics

Out-of-towners get Prince Rupert wrong again

Out-of-town journalists compile the stats without the full story. (File photo).
Bev Killbery, President of the Prince Rupert Special Events Society with Barb Gruber, past president. The Special Events Society puts on Seafest, the Canada Day celebration at Mariner’s Park, Winterfest, and the Children’s Festival. (The Northern View file photo)
Bev Killbery, President of the Prince Rupert Special Events Society with Barb Gruber, past president. The Special Events Society puts on Seafest, the Canada Day celebration at Mariner’s Park, Winterfest, and the Children’s Festival. (The Northern View file photo)
B.C. VIEWS: Regulating fuel prices not a new idea

B.C. VIEWS: Regulating fuel prices not a new idea

Fuel prices seem to remain stubbornly high in many places of B.C.

B.C. VIEWS: Regulating fuel prices not a new idea
More than 8,500 lbs of food was collected from residents in Prince Rupert and Port Edward in this year’s BC Thanksgiving Food Drive. (photo courtesy of Aisa Smithanik)

IN OUR OPINION: It’s Christmas all year round in Giving Prince Rupert

Rupertites already know what a supportive community we have but that deserves some reiterating

More than 8,500 lbs of food was collected from residents in Prince Rupert and Port Edward in this year’s BC Thanksgiving Food Drive. (photo courtesy of Aisa Smithanik)
Winter conditions on Highway 16. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

COCULLO: Put yourself in their seat driving on Hwy 16

Be mindful of those driving around you from Prince Rupert to Terrace

Winter conditions on Highway 16. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Local CN Rail workers have been taking shifts to stand at the intersection of Hwy 16 and Kalum Street to voice their work concerns. (Natalia Balcerzak/Terrace Standard)

WEB POLL: Do you think the federal government should step in to end the CN strike?

Long hours, fatigue and what they consider dangerous working conditions top of mind for workers

  • Nov 22, 2019
Local CN Rail workers have been taking shifts to stand at the intersection of Hwy 16 and Kalum Street to voice their work concerns. (Natalia Balcerzak/Terrace Standard)
(Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
(Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
Several buildings on Third Avenue West have stood unused for months if not years. The empty buildings on the street are a stark contrast to its heyday when retail thrived in Prince Rupert’s downtown. (The Northern View file photo)

WEB POLL: Do you think enough is being done in Prince Rupert to promote buying local?

Do you think enough is being done in Prince Rupert to promote…

Several buildings on Third Avenue West have stood unused for months if not years. The empty buildings on the street are a stark contrast to its heyday when retail thrived in Prince Rupert’s downtown. (The Northern View file photo)
Christine Sorensen, president of the BC Nurses’ Union addresses a crowd. (Black Press files)

BC VIEWS: Action needed on healthcare workplace violence

While we’ve been talking about it, the number of B.C. victims has only grown

  • Nov 17, 2019
Christine Sorensen, president of the BC Nurses’ Union addresses a crowd. (Black Press files)