Heart of our City

Jon Bonneschranz retired from the Prince Rupert Fire Rescue Department at the end of April after 22 years of service to the city. He was also one of three firefighters honoured with the department’s first life-saving award. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Heart of our City – Jon Bonneschranz, fighting fish to fighting fires

Retiring Captain Jon Bonneschranz hangs up his helmet after 22 years

 

Ben Spencer has overcome the challenges of having a tenth-grade education and imparts the importance of education by teaching Sm’alygax to students. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Heart of our city: Ben Spencer

Teacher of traditional language and Sm’alygax fluency

 

Jennifer Davies’ last day at the Anglican Church Diocese Synod Office in 1998. (Photo: Supplied)

Heart of our city: Jennifer Davies

Marmalade, pigs, and keeping the history of St. Andrews in Prince Rupert

 

Kaila Beaudry has used her downtime during COVID-19 from being a restaurant supervisor to starting her own business make scrunchies with crystals for health and wellness. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Heart of our City – Kayla Beaudry

From teaching, to serving, to scrunchies

Kaila Beaudry has used her downtime during COVID-19 from being a restaurant supervisor to starting her own business make scrunchies with crystals for health and wellness. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Mikayla Magbojos has overcome the fear of being judged by others in her efforts to assimilate into Canadian culture and learn the language. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Heart of our city: Mikayla Magbojos

A move towards a new life and self-found confidence

Mikayla Magbojos has overcome the fear of being judged by others in her efforts to assimilate into Canadian culture and learn the language. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Dolly Harasym has been many things in her life gardener, international aid worker, original Dolly from the fish market, and quilter. She stands in front of the first quilt one of her friends made on Feb. 4. (K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Heart of our city: Dolly Harasym

Prince Rupert’s Dolly Harasym is threading pieces together to create a blanket of hugs

Dolly Harasym has been many things in her life gardener, international aid worker, original Dolly from the fish market, and quilter. She stands in front of the first quilt one of her friends made on Feb. 4. (K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Rose Sawka, 91, waves to her son through the window of a care home in Prince Rupert. She has been looking through the glass for contact since a COVID-19 outbreak at the longterm health care facility on Jan. 19. (K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Heart of our city – Rose Sawka

Looking through the glass

Rose Sawka, 91, waves to her son through the window of a care home in Prince Rupert. She has been looking through the glass for contact since a COVID-19 outbreak at the longterm health care facility on Jan. 19. (K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Dr. Marius Pienaar, Feb. 18. announced he is hanging up his stethoscope on May 31, to enter retirement. (Photo: supplied)

Heart of our city: Dr. Marius Pienaar

Those are some big boots to fill

Dr. Marius Pienaar, Feb. 18. announced he is hanging up his stethoscope on May 31, to enter retirement. (Photo: supplied)
Heart of Our City: Making the most of your one chance

Heart of Our City: Making the most of your one chance

Kevin Newton is not the kind of man who wastes times

Heart of Our City: Making the most of your one chance
Jeff Easingwood is retiring from the RCMP after a diagnosis of PTSD, although he prefers to see it as PTS Growth and will use this change to grow his talents and business as a photographer.

Heart of Our City: PTSD won’t define this former RCMP officer

Jeff Easingwood prefers to see PTSD as PTSGrowth

Jeff Easingwood is retiring from the RCMP after a diagnosis of PTSD, although he prefers to see it as PTS Growth and will use this change to grow his talents and business as a photographer.
Prince Rupert’s motivational notes help Joey Jack smile when he’s feeling in the dumps. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
Prince Rupert’s motivational notes help Joey Jack smile when he’s feeling in the dumps. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
Teri Carnegie is a nurse by day and whoever she wants to be by night. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: The many faces of Carnegie

Teri Carnegie is a nurse by day and Queen of Hearts by night

Teri Carnegie is a nurse by day and whoever she wants to be by night. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
Frank Repole has been working on cars for approximately 40 years.

Heart of Our City | The humble automotive mechanic next door

Frank Repole has been sponsoring Prince Rupert his whole career

Frank Repole has been working on cars for approximately 40 years.
Eighteen-year-old Scott Langille has already started his own I.T. business aimed at helping other companies navigate through their disorganized databases. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: Langille is only getting better with experience

Scott Langille took a year off from school to better Prince Rupert’s community

Eighteen-year-old Scott Langille has already started his own I.T. business aimed at helping other companies navigate through their disorganized databases. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
Aidan Murphy-Morven’s one year exchange trip gave him lifelong friends and a second family abroad. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: It was a “bon voyage” for Aidan Murphy-Morven

Murphy-Morven, a Charles Hays Secondary student, was bit by the travel bug

Aidan Murphy-Morven’s one year exchange trip gave him lifelong friends and a second family abroad. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
Aisa Smithanik, local coordinator for the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive, and her daughter Ainsley Smithanik picked up bags full of food donations in Sept. (photo Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: Even kids can be a part of something big

Aisa Smithanik makes sure to include her family, and students, in her volunteer work

Aisa Smithanik, local coordinator for the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive, and her daughter Ainsley Smithanik picked up bags full of food donations in Sept. (photo Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
Newspapers Matter to Hailey Helin and Aiden Brown because it keeps them gainfully employed.

Heart of our City: These 12-year-olds deliver papers perfectly on beat

The Northern View carriers, Hailey and Aiden, do it for the love of family and love of the band

Newspapers Matter to Hailey Helin and Aiden Brown because it keeps them gainfully employed.
Sheri Pringle has been working at Rupert Lawn and Garden for more than a decade. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: It’s not work when you love your job… all three of them

Sheri Pringle will be retiring from Prince Rupert’s figure skating scene

Sheri Pringle has been working at Rupert Lawn and Garden for more than a decade. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
Heart of Our City: Giving back to their street friends one meal at a time

Heart of Our City: Giving back to their street friends one meal at a time

Karlene Campbell and Marvin Spencer feed the homeless every Sunday

Heart of Our City: Giving back to their street friends one meal at a time
Heart of Our City: From pen-and-paper to senses and relationships

Heart of Our City: From pen-and-paper to senses and relationships

Lisa Scherr just celebrated 25 years of teaching young kids

Heart of Our City: From pen-and-paper to senses and relationships