Heart of our City

Aiden Lewis, petty officer second class in the Prince Rupert Sea Cadet was recognized as an outstanding cadet in a regional summer camp from July 4 to 15. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Love of adventure leads to cadet camp commendations for Prince Rupert youth

Aiden Lewis was recognized by superior officers as an outstanding cadet

 

Prince Rupert born Devon Slack directs a new music novella production. (Photo: supplied)

Prince Rupert dancer transitions to stunt acting, film directing and balancing motherhood

It was like I had to pretend to be a man in this world. I think we can be women — Devon Slack

 

Sean McGovern has been involved behind the scenes with the Rupert Rampage team since 2011. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: Sean McGovern

Self-defined “Canuckle Head” believes in service off the ice

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Thomas McKay has volunteered at the All Native Basketball tournament since he was 11-years-old.

Heart of our City: Thomas McKay

Giving back at All Native Basketball Tournament for 43 years

Thomas McKay has volunteered at the All Native Basketball tournament since he was 11-years-old.
Reneé Morven uses her family experience with schizophrenia and mental illness to help families in need in Prince Rupert and across the Northwest.

Heart of our City: Renee Morven

Leading others through mental health journey’s

Reneé Morven uses her family experience with schizophrenia and mental illness to help families in need in Prince Rupert and across the Northwest.
Dayna Mastre overcame alcoholism and addiction and now helps those in need in Prince Rupert. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Heart of our City: Dayna Mastre

She offers love and hope to people “wherever they are at”

Dayna Mastre overcame alcoholism and addiction and now helps those in need in Prince Rupert. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Van Le owns and runs Javadotcup with her husband after previously working as staff for 10 years under the previous owner. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Van Le owns and runs Javadotcup with her husband after previously working as staff for 10 years under the previous owner. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Brian Wick has never let being in a wheelchair limit him from doing anything he sets his mind to. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Heart of our City: Brian Wick

Brian Wick’s philosophy is simple, whether you’re in a wheelchair or walking…

Brian Wick has never let being in a wheelchair limit him from doing anything he sets his mind to. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Michel Gauthier has been a butcher for more than 50 years and has been established in Prince Rupert for the past decade. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Michel Gauthier has been a butcher for more than 50 years and has been established in Prince Rupert for the past decade. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Ralph Saunders has been a pilot for more than 50 years, and is now teaching the next generation of North Coast flyers. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Heart of our city: Ralph Saunders

North Coast pilot wings are a badge of honour

Ralph Saunders has been a pilot for more than 50 years, and is now teaching the next generation of North Coast flyers. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Dereka Bolton spends his spare time hiking and in the outdoors, when he is not managing a team Prince Rupert’s second-largest general merchandise store. (Photo: supplied K-J Millar)

Heart of our City – Dereka Bolton, Rainbow Dynasty

Rainbow children need to be strong together and brightly coloured

Dereka Bolton spends his spare time hiking and in the outdoors, when he is not managing a team Prince Rupert’s second-largest general merchandise store. (Photo: supplied K-J Millar)
Costa, on Nov 16, displays the thank you cards he received after DJing and elementary school dance. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Costa, on Nov 16, displays the thank you cards he received after DJing and elementary school dance. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
David Lewis regional president of the BC Wildlife Association hunts wildlife for sustenance and utilizes every part of a harvest to ensure there is no waste, just like when brought home a bear after one of his trips. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View

Heart of the City: David Lewis has his heart in hunting and fishing

Shooting for wildlife conservation and ecology protection

David Lewis regional president of the BC Wildlife Association hunts wildlife for sustenance and utilizes every part of a harvest to ensure there is no waste, just like when brought home a bear after one of his trips. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View
Lynn Cociani, Prince Rupert artist, is part of the Fantastic 5point0 collective exhibit in Prince George during September. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Heart of the City: Lynn Cociani, The abstract beauty of flowers and grief

Cociani is preparing for a spring exhibition blending landscape pallets with abstract emotion

Lynn Cociani, Prince Rupert artist, is part of the Fantastic 5point0 collective exhibit in Prince George during September. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Heart of our City David Armstrong set up a display at the North Pacific Cannery on Aug. 5 readying it for a private visit by North Coast Artist Dempsey Bob. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Heart of the City: David Armstrong, Scoring at his life goals

Trajectory aim of university soccer and shooting goals for journalism

Heart of our City David Armstrong set up a display at the North Pacific Cannery on Aug. 5 readying it for a private visit by North Coast Artist Dempsey Bob. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Jaseema John-Nixon, on July 9 has lived in Prince Rupert for 15 years after choosing the city to be her new home after leaving Sri Lanka. She has recently been told she will finally be able to take the citizenship oath after passing the exam to become a Canadian citizen. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Heart of the City – Jeseema John-Nixon

Empowerment gives balance to culture and tradition for this new Canadian

Jaseema John-Nixon, on July 9 has lived in Prince Rupert for 15 years after choosing the city to be her new home after leaving Sri Lanka. She has recently been told she will finally be able to take the citizenship oath after passing the exam to become a Canadian citizen. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
A residential school survivor, Georgina Calder is happy with her life as a mom and wife in Prince Rupert after her time as a child in the Port Alberni Residential School.

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Residential school survivor Georgina Calder tells her very personal story

A residential school survivor, Georgina Calder is happy with her life as a mom and wife in Prince Rupert after her time as a child in the Port Alberni Residential School.
Quinn Smith, Charles Hays Secondary School student won a Traditional Knowledge and Medicine poster design award, from FORED BC Society, announced in May. Quinn was inspired to complete the ink drawing of his family crest when reading a book his uncle sent to him. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Heart of the City: Quinn Smith has what it takes

The Prince Rupert high school student creates winning art with heart

Quinn Smith, Charles Hays Secondary School student won a Traditional Knowledge and Medicine poster design award, from FORED BC Society, announced in May. Quinn was inspired to complete the ink drawing of his family crest when reading a book his uncle sent to him. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Joseph Albert Brooks, 94-years-young pf Prince Rupert offers traditional prayers and smudging to the sick. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Heart of our City: Joseph Albert Brooks keeps smudging and praying for others

94-year-old Tsimshian elder just wants some help washing his floors

Joseph Albert Brooks, 94-years-young pf Prince Rupert offers traditional prayers and smudging to the sick. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
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

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)